From Formative to Embedded: A Conceptual Model for Measuring Information Utilization Maturity in Higher Education

3 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2018

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Aeron Zentner

Coastline Community College

Raissa Covit

Independent

Date Written: January 4, 2018

Abstract

In today’s data-filled society, institutions are abundant with information but lacking in the transformation of information to knowledge and further utilization of knowledge to support actionable change. The focus of the present study was to develop an instrument to gauge institutional maturity with regard to the level in which information is utilized to support decisions, planning, and change. The findings from a field test yielded a conceptual model to assess institutional maturity of information utilization. Additionally, the pilot of the IUMI instrument found high rates of internal reliability and may be used as a catalyst to spark institutional movement towards a culture of evidence-informed practice.

Keywords: Data Utilization, Higher Education, Business Intelligence, Culture of Evidence, Institutional Assessment, Research Policy, Strategy

JEL Classification: I2,I20, I21, I22, I23, I29

Suggested Citation

Zentner, Aeron and Covit, Raissa, From Formative to Embedded: A Conceptual Model for Measuring Information Utilization Maturity in Higher Education (January 4, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3096746 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3096746

Aeron Zentner (Contact Author)

Coastline Community College ( email )

11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
United States

Raissa Covit

Independent

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