Arizona State University
University Senate
Spring 2016

Senate Motion #2016-38


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Steven Semken, Chair

Date of First Reading: February 22, 2016

Date of Second Reading: March 28, 2016

Title of Motion: Request from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College – Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Advanced Analytics in Higher Education

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.    

Rationale: The proposed graduate certificate in Advanced Analytics in Higher Education would be a 15 credit hour online certificate. Topics would include the application of data mining, predictive analytics, sentiment analysis and statistical techniques to management decisions within higher education, as well as coursework on data management and security, data visualization and contextualization within higher education. This program would stress application, not theory. For example, where statistics is discussed, it would be done in the context of helping students understand the correct considerations for a technique, not the underlying calculations. Further, students would use data from within their own work context for a project in every course, allowing them to immediately apply their learning to data with which they are already familiar.



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