Posted: 12/12/18

TAMIU’s Innovative Use of Data and Analytics Earns Campus Labs Award


TAMIU Campus Labs Award Logo

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been recognized by Campus Labs, a leading company that works with institutions to transform higher education through data and analytics, as a winner in its 2018 Annual Awards Program. 

TAMIU earned a Trailblazer Award recognizing universities that show a commitment to innovation in their practices and use of Campus Labs’ tools and articulate how their strategies connect  to or define new standards in the field of higher education.

TAMIU’s College of Education dean, Dr. James O’Meara, said the College uses Campus Labs’ Beacon and Engage tools to deliver an orchestrated set of improvement efforts for students considering teaching careers.

“Through these tools, we’ve been able to harness previously untapped datasets to help us make data-improved changes to program requirements,  curriculum and students resources…all combining to help  us deliver graduates who are successful teachers,” Dr. O’Meara explained, “We’re honored to have our efforts recognized and look forward to future opportunities to share our innovation with others. 

Dr. O’Meara noted the College of Education’s impressive success in its traditional preparation of educators.

“We prepare 100% of newly employed teachers here, teaching over 171,000 students within  a 100-mile radius… and 80% of our graduates are retained in Texas public schools for at least 10 years,” he said.

Campus Labs Awards recognize institutions using its platform to drive genuine improvement and bold innovation on campus, from streamlining administrative processes to enhancing overall student experience, said Annemieke Rice, vice president for Campus Success at Campus Labs.

“This Awards Program allows us to recognize our member campuses not just for the efforts they make, but also the impact they have demonstrated,” said  Rice, “Their focus, creativity and commitment to excellence have improved the quality of education for students, enhanced the effectiveness of resource utilization, and helped bring together faculty and staff across campus to make meaningful and sustainable change. It is incredibly rewarding to me and the entire Campus Labs team to see TAMIU recognized for its work.”

Each of Campus Labs’ more than 1,400 member campuses is eligible for awards in five categories: All Star, Rising Star, Trailblazer, Collaborator and Champion—with each category recognizing campuses or individuals in different stages of implementing projects across campus. In recognition of their achievements, winners were awarded more than $10,000, in total, in educational grants and prizes, including funds to further advance the successful adoption and impact of Campus Labs tools on campus.

Founded in 2001, Campus Labs partners with more than 1,400 colleges and universities to break down institutional silos and make valuable connections with their data. Campus Labs provides a comprehensive platform that allows institutions to build strong foundations for unified information, gain valuable insights and make better, actionable decisions.

Read more about the Campus Labs award program and all winning submissions at https://www.campuslabs.com/awards/.

For more about TAMIU College of Education degrees and programs, visit https://www.tamiu.edu/coedu/,  email coeinformation@tamiu.edu, call 956.326.2420 or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, Suite 429.

The Spring Semester 2019 at TAMIU begins Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Online registration is underway at tamiu.edu. University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For TAMIU information, contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services, email prmis@tamiu.edu, or visit the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.