The adoption of data analysis tools in research and education is a complex process that
often begins with individual faculty members. In the case of Intellectus, a data analysis
tool that has been gaining popularity among individual faculty members for its utility and
cost-effectiveness, the process of adoption starts with individual faculty members who
have experienced the benefits of the tool and introduce it to other faculty and
department directors for departmental consideration. This step in the adoption process
can lead to the adoption of Intellectus at one or multiple matriculation levels, such as
DNP, PhD, masters, or undergraduate programs.
As the adoption of Intellectus expands within a department, it often catches the attention
of college deans who see the broader potential application of the tool to other
departments within their college. This leads to a deeper understanding of the tool’s
capabilities and a wider dissemination of its benefits.
College deans may also collaborate with deans from other colleges to explore the
benefits of Intellectus. This can lead to the adoption of Intellectus at the institutional
level, as Chief Academic Officers and Vice Provosts recognize the utility of the tool for
students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Finally, the adoption of Intellectus can also extend to the system level, as several
institutions within a system adopt the tool and the Chancellor’s office sees the potential
for system level integration and cost savings.
This case study highlights the roadmap of the adoption of Intellectus from individual to
institution, highlighting the key steps and actors involved in the process.