Institutional Research/Data Collection and Analysis

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  • Strategy Sorting Tool is currently in review or is no longer available.

Cal State Long Beach Data Fellows Program

California State University Long Beach (CSULB)
The program was created to fill an internal need. We had, and have, data-rich pockets on campus, but all users were not necessarily savvy enough to take advantage of the data and ask the right questions. Date need to be tailored to many different unit's needs, and faculty, staff and administrators look at data differently. Data that were being "pushed out" did not necessarily meet users' needs. We are creating a "data pull" environment in which the various units on campus can appropriately target CSULB's graduation rates and achievement gaps.

The Data Fellows program identifies data-interested people across campus; trains them in higher order data management and data accession skills; and trusts them to ask appropriate questions in the broad context of student success. Furthermore, the program encourages and enhances collaboration and problem-solving across units.

Brian Jersky

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Process, Result, Improvement and Next Step Form

The college needed to develop a way to be able to provide a high level reporting system that would be HLC compliant. The high level reporting needed to include the Process taken to address the strategic challenge, the Results from the process, Improvements necessary or collected from the process, and the Next Steps that need to be taken for Continuous Quality Improvement.
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Evidence Locker File Cover Sheet

The collection of materials in an AQIP evidence locker is a large volume of files that contains information that is used as evidence for each of the AQIP Pathway Categories. Each file needs a summary document that provides the AQIP reviewer a quick description of the file and the files association to the AQIP Pathway Category, HLC Criteria for Accreditation and the Key Institutional Strategy. The summary document also needs to contain a brief description and subsequent association with other files that relate to the Process, Result or Improvement connected to the attached document.
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Strategy Sorting Tool

The sorting tool was developed to take the input of the President’s Cabinet to prioritize the top eight out of thirty-three strategies in the strategic plan that would have the greatest effect on Retention, Completion, FTE, and Transfer. Originally, the Sorting Tool was introduced during a training on the use of Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics.
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Sector Mapping Tool

University of Hawaii System
States are notoriously blind when it comes to "seeing" the economy. In addition, little is known about the connections between academic offerings and the economic needs of the state. This tool forces discussions and makes clear the alignment or lack of alignment between the educational system and the economy of the state. In addition to higher ed connecting better to the economy, more needs to be done to connect K12 to higher ed. This site makes this connection as well.

This tool visualizes the entire economy of the state organized under sectors. The entire economy can be visualized and heat mapped. Overlaid on top of the heat map, one can visualize UH degree program offerings. Each stem job in the state can be highlighted. Each sector contains all the jobs in that sector. Every job in the state has a landing page and every landing page has the following info on each job: past and projected demand; salary ranges and comparison of salaries between all states for that job; degree attainment levels actually used by industry; production of degrees vs. demand in the state; skill sets, hard and soft, current companies advertising for this job by name and by county, and more. There is a cross sector search mechanism as well that is able to search across sectors.Therefore, the connection between jobs and degrees is made clear and the demand for that job can show whether education is under or over producing. One can also see high demand areas where there are no degrees being offered.

Peter Quigley

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LibGuides CMS

Western Dakota Technical Institute's Library Services
Within academic institutions' course management systems, resources and content-sharing are limited, resulting in a degree of siloing among and between campus entities. The LibGuides CMS tool allows flexible access to information; includes tools such as analytics, surveys/reports, and discussion posts to aid in evaluation and communication, and requires no special programming or HTML knowledge.

WDT LibGuides CMS allows WDT's library, librarians, and resources to have high visibility and versatility both on- and off-campus. We are a commuter college, are growing our online programs, and have a sizable adjunct faculty, so it is vital that our online presence be robust, which includes ease of navigation and access to high quality, concentrated resources. Instead of expecting students to meet us where we are, our intention is to meet them where they are. Our LibGuides contain resources that start at admissions (preparing for Accuplacer exams) to completion (career resources, preparing for certification exams) and span everything in between (financial and information literacy, successful study skills, as well as customized course- and program-specific resources. Collaboration is key to the success of our LibGuides. Faculty and departmental staff work with us in mission-driven initiatives as well as students suggesting content to improve their skills in everything from style formatting to anatomy drill and practice.

Sheila Hansen

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Assessing Everything Else: Creating an Internal Assurance Asystem to Assess Support Services

New Mexico Military Institute

New Mexico Military Institute had a system for assessing learning outcomes but did not have a system to evaluate support services.

An internal assurance system was developed which is based upon evidentiary documents, both quantitative evidence with benchmarks and mission documents. The evidence documents act as the nucleus for the database. This system integrates the planning, learning, assessment and feedback loop and serves to facilitate submission of evidence to HLC by linking the Criterion and Components to the evidentiary documents but it can also link them to other accrediting agency’s requirements.

BG Douglas Murray

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Wage Outcomes for CCCS Students

Colorado Community College System

This report examines the wage outcomes for community college students based on their highest degree attained and cluster of study.

This report examines the wage outcomes for community college students based on their highest degree attained and cluster of study.

Average: 3 (1 vote)
Rachel Robinson

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OUS Entering Freshmen Profile for Oregon High Schools

Oregon University System

How does a university determine how well a high school is preparing their students for success in college?

Universities and high schools need to know whether students from specific high schools are performing college level work at, above, or below state norms. A report for each Oregon high school identifies the number of graduates from their most recent graduating class who attended a 4-year public university in Oregon the fall after graduation. High school academic performance using test scores and GPAs are compared to college performance including grades by subject area and retention to the second fall. Five year trends for the high school and counts of which 4-year public university students attended.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Jonathan Jacobs

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