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Student Success: Things Just Got Personal

From Recruiting to Move In Day Working for Rapid Insight, I have had the pleasure to talk with many of our higher education customers about their experiences with the recruiting, admissions and student success initiatives at their institutions. It always inspires me...

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When Data Speaks, It Sometimes Says Unexpected Things

A fivethiryeight article was sent to me recently that reminded me of a great lesson in data analysis- to let the data disagree with you. On the surface that either sounds obvious, or cryptic, I’m guessing. The gist is, sometimes data will point to truths that surprise...

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Ethics and Predictive Analytics in Higher Ed

"Use your powers for good and not evil” It’s a famous line used in many superhero stories to remind the superhero to keep their focus on fighting the good fight. At Rapid Insight, we love to call our customers data superheroes. It’s one of the ways we celebrate their...

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New York State Introduces Free Tuition

Well, it finally happened. There's been a lot of talk in a lot of states (by a lot of people), but New York just became the first state in the nation to make tuition free for middle class students at both two- and four-year public colleges. Comments are already piling...

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In Person Social Media: The #EMChat Meetup at NCAIR

Hopefully, you like what you do for a living. And whatever it is you do, there are others who enjoy it too.  Fortunately, higher education and data science communities both have strong ties, so there are plenty of digital networks to get involved in. Not too long ago,...

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Always an Active Community Member

Rapid Insight is very fortunate to be located in the heart of the beautiful Mount Washington Valley.  We always strive to be an active member of such a special and tight knit community. The MWV is not only a wonderful area to visit due to its appealing landscape, but...

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Craft-y: Creating Your Y-Variable is So Important

There is an often-quoted figure that “90% of the world’s data has been created in just the last two years.” That sounds very impressive, but I will admit wondering, “so what?”. With so many ways for people to access and create data, the figure is hardly surprising....

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Confessions of a Former Fundraiser

By Scot Henley, Director of Strategic Partnerships Of all the things I cherish about my time leading a nonprofit organization over much of the last decade, it’s the relationships with donors that I loved the most. As executive director, I played the primary major...

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Making 80% of Your Work 100% Better

Embed from Getty Images I recently read an article online that cited a survey where data scientists responded that they spend 80% of their time preparing and managing data for analysis. The vast majority of those polled also said this was the least enjoyable aspect of...

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Rapid Insight User Conference Reflections

This week was Rapid Insight’s Annual User Conference. I’ve been heavily involved in user conference events throughout my career and I’m a big believer in not only the educational value of a stakeholder conference but also their transformative value for both customers...

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Rapid Insight to Sponsor Olympic Athlete

For the 2016-2017 biathlon season, Rapid Insight will proudly be sponsoring Mount Washington Valley local Olympian, Sean Doherty. Conway, NH – Olympic athlete and Center Conway native, Sean Doherty, has already forged an impressive path in the biathlon world at the...

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