10 HEIs participate in „Learning Analytics” project

PCG Poland, together with a leading think‑tank in higher education research in Poland, Polish Rectors Foundation, have initiated „Learning Analytics” project with the goal to test innovative mechanisms for data analysis. During the pilot stage of this project we will concentrate on recruitment processes.

The project has been started because we are strongly convinced, that the competitive advantage of each HEIs depends on their ability to effectively use data collected by them, as well as available through open government resources. Our understanding is, that HEIs armed with efficient tools, allowing them to make decisions based on hard data, are better prepared to face challenges coming from educational market and both Polish and international accreditation procedures.

Pilot stage of our project involves a group of 10 HEIs selected to mirror the structure of Polish higher education system and specific needs of different types of universities. The group includes:

  • University Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski,
  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan,
  • Wrocław University of Technology,
  • Cracow University of Technology,
  • Medical University of Warsaw,
  • Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences,
  • State College of Higher Education in Gniezno,
  • State College of Higher Education in Ciechanow,
  • Kozminsky University,
  • University of Social Sciences and Humanities SWPS.

HEIs, participating in our project, will get access to special reports, giving them feedback on how to:

  • optimize the process of selection of students candidates to match specific goals, strategy and mission of given HEI;
  • organize students in most effective studying groups, based on their educational potential;
  • create necessary support system for students with lower educational potential to increase the level of student retention;
  • identify, collect and monitor new sets of data on students to increase the level of student retention and increase teaching quality.

The results of our project will be distributed among high‑level HEIs officials by both Polish Rectors Foundation and PCG Poland in the fall of 2016.