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News & Updates

July 6, 2018 - Analytics Open Labs Location Change

Analytics Open Labs will be located in Room 127, Carol Martin Gatton Business & Economics Building starting Friday, July 6. The 9:00 hour is geared toward providing attendees with an overview of analytics at the University of Kentucky, what data is available, and how to access that data. We'll also briefly walk through the Tableau Server interface. This is an introductory training for anyone new to accessing data at the University or through Tableau Server, and will be offered at the beginning of every Open Lab.

June 1, 2018 - Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics Presents at AIR

Three members of the Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics (IRAA) team traveled to the 2018 Association for Institutional Research (AIR) forum in Orlando, Florida to learn from and share with other institutional researchers from around the world. Chris Thuringer and Shelby Albers delivered a presentation on "Leveraging Tableau for Campus-Wide Student Success Analytics & Reporting" that showcased various Tableau workbooks created for student success stakeholders. Jason Chen presented a poster titled "Sense of Belonging as a Strong Predictor of Retention" that detailed his and other IRAA team members' work on influencers of retention.

April 25, 2018 - IRAA Team Members Elected to Professional Organization Boards

Congratulations to Mary Kathryn Starkey and Craig Rudick for each being elected to the executive board of a major professional organization this Spring. Mary Kathryn has been elected to the office of Vice President of the Kentucky Association for Institutional Research (KAIR), a state affiliate of the national Association for Institutional Research organization. She will serve as Vice President for one year, and will succeed to the office of President in the following year. Craig was elected to a two-year term as a Board Member at Large of the Higher Education Data Warehousing forum (HEDW), a national organization of business intelligence professionals in the higher education industry. Both Mary Kathryn and Craig hope to use these positions as opportunities to share best practices among peers and to strengthen UK's connections ot the higher education analytics community.