Anthology Works to Strengthen Network for HBCUs

University computer lab
Credit: Andrew Huth

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Earlier this year, Anthology launched the second cohort of its HBCU Data and Analytics Credential, which is an eight-part online course designed for individuals with an interest in institutional research and effectiveness. Covering everything from how enrollment practices shape student success to creating meaningful intercampus partnerships, the program consists of webinars, assignments, assessments and access to tailored resources. The current program will run through July.

In conjunction with UNCF, Kelli S. Rainey, Ed.D., Anthology’s Senior Director for Analytics to Innovate Services, along with Will Miller, Ph.D., Executive Director of Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Strategic Planning at Jacksonville University, developed the HBCU Data and Analytics credential to fill the gap of trained professionals within the Institutional Research field, particularly for those who focus their work on HBCUs. Having worked in this capacity for many years, Rainey knew there was an ever-growing need for training focused on institutional data and analytics, and more importantly, a lack of pipeline where HBCUs could identify qualified candidates to fill these roles.