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Institutional Challenges & Issues


  • No shared data analytics across all stakeholders
  • Limited IT Resources to support the needs of the university
  • Struggle with student retention
  • Need better Canvas analytics to help students succeed
  • How to raise graduation rates
  • Researchers need independent access to data
  • Cannot compete with other universities without better data mining and refined analytics
  • Current data management systems are limited, slow and very expensive to operate

Educause Top 10 IT Issues

The EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues help describe the foundation models that colleges and universities will develop next year and beyond, acting on what was learned in the pandemic and framed by the three building blocks of leadership, data, and work and learning.

The Ultra-Intelligent Institution: Data and analytics can provide institutions with intelligence offered through ongoing, useful, and increasingly sophisticated insights.