Modeling for decision making – outputs from the EA and BI SIGs seminar in Tampere

EUNIS BI SIG and EA SIG organized a joint spring seminar about modeling for decision making in Tampere 27-28 April. The goal of the seminar was to explore how to model for strategic decision making through mapping and visualization of capabilities.  It was attended by 20 participants from 8 different HEIs in Europe.

Enterprise Architect from Alto and EA SIG lead Patrick Maltusch gave us all an introduction to the higher education capability framework based on a standardized capability maturity model  called HERM (Higher Education Reference Model). The HERM-model is based on the work of CAUDIT, UCISA, EDUCAUSE, EUNIS. At the seminar we learned how to identify the link between the strategy and the capabilities of the HEI. Through strategy bingo and several mapping exercises we learned how to use the HERM-model as a tool to analyze the strategy from a standardized, structured and holistic viewpoint.

At the seminar we were able to start to map our own data by using the capability model. This gave us participants a method to build or modify our road maps and to build a method for considering strategic actions in our HEI.

Day 2 of the training seminar we continued working on the use of the higher education business intelligence and analytics maturity model (HE-BIA), and road mapping. Patrick Maltusch has built a great training sheet which we used to map our projects to different capabilities and strategic goals and drivers. The training sheet gave us a great opportunity to quickly build a model to move forward with the visualization part.

Data visualization plays an important role enabling and facilitating strategic discussion in a more transparent way.  Elsa Cardoso, Researcher and Assistant professor at University Institute of Lisbon, Dept of Information Sciences and Technology gave an introduction on capability model and presented some nice reflections on what are capabilities, and compared also capabilities vs processes. On the second day she gave an introduction to visualization and shared nice reflections on challenges and solutions for visualizing these mapped models of strategies, capabilities and other HEIdata structures.

All the participants had a great time and also for the organizers of the training seminar Pekka Kähkipuro (TAU) who hosted the event in Tampere University, Gry Jordet KIbsgaard, Maltusch Patrik and Elsa Cardoso this was also two great days to explore the possibilities between to interesting fields and special interest groups. By joining these forces and competences we see how we can build new methods for supporting strategic decision making through using a capability model mapped with strategies and visualized through the knowledge from BI and added more HEI structured data we can see new possibilities for both EA and BI in the future for European HEIs.

After 2 full day of intense work the two special interest groups also discussed further plans for the two special interest groups and came up with some interesting ideas.

Thank you to Elsa, Pekka and Patrik for organizing a great 2 day training seminar for us, and especially thanks to Pekka for hosting such a successful event!

If you would like to get access to the presentations from this seminar join the EA or BI SIG.


Call for candidates to the EUNIS Board of Directors 2022

We are actively seeking new candidatures to the EUNIS Board of Directors from the regular members of EUNIS.

If, as a regular member representative, you are interested in putting forward your candidature to act on the Board of Directors of EUNIS, we kindly ask you to send an email by close of business on 18th of May 2022 with a short biography, photo and outlining the motivation of your interest to:

Ms. Anna Pacholak, EUNIS Administration & Communications Manager:

The Board of Directors of EUNIS commits itself to make all efforts to solicit candidatures of excellently qualified female candidates to run for vacant board positions, in line with the policy of an inclusive and diverse organisation.

The EUNIS 2022 General Assembly (GA) is scheduled for the 2nd of June 2022 at the Annual EUNIS Congress in Goettingen (1-3 June 2022).

All official representatives of EUNIS Members are entitled to take part in the GA meeting. This forum is where the decisions related to the EUNIS’ structure and organisation are made and updates from the EUNIS Special Interest Groups and the Board are presented. The General Assembly has two other very important duties: the election of EUNIS members to the EUNIS Board; and approval of the EUNIS budget that will be presented by the Treasurer.

Those representatives of European Higher Education and Research institutions (regular members) that have paid their annual fee and that are in good order in relation to arrears are entitled to take part in the voting and elections to the Board with one vote per institution.

Registration for the free #EUNIS22 pre-Congress workshops in now open!

We offer a series of workshops on 31 May before our annual Congress. The workshops are organised by our special interest groups and open to the EUNIS community.

Details of all of the workshops can be found in our Congress online schedule.

The workshops are offered free of charge. You do not have to be a registered Congress delegate to attend but we strongly encourage you to stay for the rest of the week and experience this fantastic event!

Find out more about EUNIS22:

Register now with the standard rate for the EUNIS 2022 Annual Congress Good for all in the Digital Word that will be held on 1–3 June 2022 at the University of GöttingenGermany. The event is planned as an on-site meeting, thus arrange your hotel booking in advance via the event’s webpage.

See the schedule here. Read more information here and follow us on social media #EUNIS22!

10-13 May: ISE Digital Learning Summit – free tickets for EUNIS members

You can still register for the Digital Learning Summit – Integrated Systems Europe. If you are the EUNIS member contact for your code to register for a free place on site in Barcelona on 10-13 May.

Attend the Digital Learning Summit and:

Read more on Digital Learning Summit – Integrated Systems Europe.

EUNIS community informal dinner
EUNIS attendees are welcome to join an informal dinner at a restaurant in the Poble Espanyol on Wednesday 11 May at 20:00. Contact for details and how to book.

Catch up on ISE TV
There will be a ‘TV show’ broadcast at 15:00 CET from 10-13 May. EUNIS learning and teaching SIG co-ordinator will be your host for a tour of the education space. You can watch live or view on demand afterwards.

Outputs from the vulnerability testing workshop

Read the summary from the vulnerability testing workshop held on 25 February 2022 by the EUNIS Information Security SIG.

The purpose of the meeting was to:

  • Inform the community about, and raise awareness for the approaches and benefits of spending dedicated time on (in person) vulnerability testing.
  • Share experiences (challenges and benefits) based on a Vulnerability Test, performed at UNIT and Oslo University in 2021.

See below the presentations from this meeting: