MdAIR Summer Drive In 2015
When: July 17, 2015
8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast & Registration
9:00 - 12:00 Panel Discussions
Where: Community College Baltimore County - Catonsville campus
Health Careers and Technology (HTEC) Building
Parking in Lot 5.
For CCBC's campus map click here.
For driving directions click here.
7/7/15 UPDATE: Only one session will be offered
Beyond the Buzzwords:
Data Analytics in Institutional Research
Big data, Business intelligence, business analytics, data mining…buzzwords abound in the Higher Education data analysis sphere in recent years. What do these buzzwords mean, and how can we distinguish these terms? As campus leaders in utilizing data effectively, it is crucial that IR professionals understand the concepts, strategies, and implementation issues surrounding data analytics projects, particularly when the cost of implementation can easily reach into the 6-figure realm. Join us for a panel discussion focusing on issues relevant to all career levels of IR and how to make your voice heard as your campus goes through the process of identifying and implementing solutions to better use the growing amount of data we have available.
Topics will include:
- An overview of the various aspects of data analytics (data extraction, visualization/reporting, and predictive modeling)
- Strategic considerations in choosing a software solution
- Issues faced in selection and implementing BI software
- Discussion of specific software packages, and their pros and cons
Come prepared with your questions!
Institutional Effectiveness Software:
What you should know before you buy