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E007: Data and Risk in Higher Education with Dr. Nick Swane

Featuring, as a guest, Dr. Nick Swane, President of the North Idaho College. We discuss what data and risk-related challenges are present in the context of running a higher education institution and motivating students.

We discuss how colleges attract students and how metric design can lead to a difference in perception of the offering between different types of colleges, and how to break analysis paralysis by giving people permission to fail.

It may also surprise you that students who can troubleshoot are sought by businesses, that there may be more than one correct answer in real life, and that very motivated students can attempt anything, like committing to building an autonomous vehicle before the end of the semester.

Video version of this episode is available on YouTube.

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