The tools plugged into the campus data ecosystem can range from supporting cutting-edge research to quick quizzes in lecture halls. Each tool allows us to have powerful working and learning experiences, but can also add complexity.
Our data ecosystem has become overgrown in recent years as each change increases its complexity. By aligning expectations and clarifying best practices for individuals on every level of involvement, we can shift towards a more transparent and sustainable infrastructure.
When approaching problems involving data, the first step is to determine the root of the problem trying to be solved. By being familiar with campus data requirements and recognizing repeatable patterns, you might not need to find a new solution or approach for every issue.