Optimizing Resources to Enhance Academic Advising


Andre Goodman
Georgia Institute of Technology, Business Intelligence Developer II


Academic Advising is an important touch point for student retention, persistence, and graduation. Providing the right tool set for advisers is an ongoing challenge. Goals and objectives for advisers can vary across departments and colleges and this is further complicated by changes in enterprise resource planning systems and reporting tools. To provide quality advising, the reliance primarily on intuition and raw data should shift to advising dependent on high-impact/low cost data-analysis. To support this shift, the academic advising counsel partnered with the Office of Enterprise Data Management to develop an advising portal proof of concept based on existing resources. This presentation will outline the successes and challenges for an adviser portal and what are the next steps.


Mr. Goodman began his career in higher education at the University of South Carolina in Undergraduate Admissions. His career would take him to Augusta University where he served as graduate adviser for the College of Education. Upon earning a Master of Public Administration, Andre accepted a position Institutional Research as an analyst with an emphasis in business intelligence development. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, Andre served as an analyst at Indian River State College’s newly created office of Institutional Research. Currently Andre serves in the role of Business Intelligence Developer II for The Office of Enterprise Data Management at Georgia Tech.