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The Chronicle of Higher Education's Head Count: Learning to Love Data

Alvernia University's Director of Student Financial Planning shares how working with Scannell & Kurz helped her to appreciate using data in her decision-making.



In a guest blog for The Chronicle of Higher Education's Head Count, Christine Saadi, Director of Student Financial Planning at Alvernia University, discusses how data can help a financial aid office make strategic decisions, and how mentoring from Scannell & Kurz helped her learn to appreciate data. Christine writes in Learning to Love Data:


It is critical to balance predictive modeling and our own strategic plan with an analytical examination of our data to be sure the decisions we are making are right for Alvernia. Data evaluation allows us to determine if our packaging policies are working and will enable us to better assess whether changes in our policies are needed for the future to maintain our enrollment and meet our strategic goals.

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07/23/2012