March 28, 2019
I’ll bet you have a lot of data. Data about student enrollment, participation, satisfaction, learning and experiences. Data that would undoubtedly help your institution better understand who is participating in programs and services, who is not, what students are learning and where there may be opportunities for improvement. Charts and graphs - when designed effectively - can aid us greatly in communicating success, failure and opportunities. Too often we lose opportunities to tell great stories because we use software defaults, want to show “all” the data, and end up producing convulated visuals that obscure what we really want our audience to know. This session will highlight 5 specific types of visualizations (all in Excel), and 5 overall good dataviz practices that can improve messaging, clarity, and audience understanding of your programs and services.