Event registrants are invited to participate. The format for each roundtable will be similar: 15 minutes of presentation followed by 45 minutes of discussion among facilitators and the audience. Audience members are encouraged to participate in polling questions, as well as Q&A and chat features in the online platform.
Option 1: Modeling Academic Costs
Data and analytics can help institutions better understand the costs (and revenues) associated with academic offerings. However, data alone will not lead to solutions—and may even present other challenges. In this session, facilitators will share their experiences with using data and analytics to understand and make decisions about academic costs and will then engage participants in a discussion about both the benefits and challenges of this work.
Facilitators: Mark Hampton, Brooklyn Law School and Katie Walker, University of Colorado, Boulder
Option 2: Building and Using Dashboards
Colleges and universities are awash in data. However, translating this data into actionable information can be a challenge. One way to build an institution’s capacity to leverage analytics for decision-making is through the creation and use of dashboards—tools that allow core analytics staff to create data visualizations that are then translated to action by end users. In this session, facilitators and attendees will discuss both successes and challenges related to building and using dashboards.
Facilitators: Chris Puckett, Indiana University and Sue Menditto, NACUBO
Option 3: Navigating Challenges
By and large, business officers want to leverage analytics to support decision-making at their institutions. However, business officers also cite several challenges to leveraging analytics. These challenges include: lack of campus-wide collaboration, resource constraints, concerns about data quality, and many others. In this session, facilitators and attendees will share how they have navigated such challenges in the past, what challenges they are currently faced with, and how they can prepare to navigate future obstacles.
Facilitators: Tiffany Ennis-Henry, Emory University and Brad Kendrex, Chandler Gilbert Community College