‘Tis the Season for IPEDS (part 2)

‘Tis the Season for IPEDS (part 2)

“Duck Season! Rabbit Season! IPEDS Season!” While duck seasons and rabbit seasons come and go, it always seems to be IPEDS season. So, we’re here to continue our examination of the IPEDS survey process. In part 1 we looked at the various challenges encountered in each...
‘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...
Take the Data Validation Challenge

Take the Data Validation Challenge

There are multiple ways of assessing where your institution is at regarding data validation and data governance. In this discussion, we’ll look at data validation as it relates to maturity models. The maturity model is an assessment of the data governance program...
10 Key Steps for Building Trust in Your Data

10 Key Steps for Building Trust in Your Data

Higher education institutions need to trust their data so that they can engage in effective decision-making. But building trust is not easy. So, we figured we would provide you our ten steps to build this trust. 1. Data requests should be a conversation Communication...
Data Governance Explained

Data Governance Explained

If you work at a college or university, there may be plenty of topics that generate more attention than “data governance,” but do any of these three ‘progress-stoppers’ ring a bell?  You’re in the Office of Institutional Research. Today, your job is to do some cohort...
Best Practices for Dashboard Design

Best Practices for Dashboard Design

The difference between an art museum and an art gallery is subtle. Museums showcase art for the art enthusiast – for interest, critique or discussion. Museums tend to be grandiose, containing all types of art, separated by theme or artist. While art galleries also...
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