Brazosport is creating a true culture of inquiry and action around data.
They are getting faculty and department chairs involved in data to assess performance. According to Milicent Valek, President of Brazosport College, people can now get “meaningful data about their class, their program, their students” Faculty and staff now have more ownership in their own numbers (success rates, withdrawal rates, demographics, #sections). People who didn’t traditionally use data really “get it” now.
Brazosport is also looking at why they are losing students, including institutional factors (e.g. holds) or student-centric factors (e.g. life). They have engaged different offices throughout the college from business office to financial aid to use data and take action.