‘Tis the Season for IPEDS (part 1)

‘Tis the Season for IPEDS (part 1)

“To everything there is a season.” Whether you recognize that line from The Bible or The Byrds, it’s a commonly known phrase with wide-ranging applications. For Institutional Researchers, the everything is their IPEDS surveys and the season is nearly year-round. Every...
Best Practices for Charting

Best Practices for Charting

“One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.” The phrase, often attributed to Fred Barnard after it appeared in the advertising trade journal Printer’s Ink, also applies to the visual presentation of data. While our focus is often on higher education, the above idiom...
Is it Time to Change Enterprise Reporting Solutions?

Is it Time to Change Enterprise Reporting Solutions?

As unpleasant as change can be in an organization, a lack of change is potentially more unpleasant.  Some might even consider change a four letter word. After all, it is one of the most challenging issues that we face in life, much less in the workplace. It’s no...
What Everyone Should Know About Data Dumps

What Everyone Should Know About Data Dumps

These days, it seems like everybody has an easy-to-access place to hold all the digital information that’s important to them. No, not smart phones! We’re talking about the personal data dump. It Starts With A Question It all begins innocently enough: the end-user...
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