Tech Tips

​This long-running eAIR feature is a resource for simplifying and streamlining IR activities. Often supported by step-by-step instructions, each tip provides solutions to common software or data issues of interest to IR and assessment professionals.
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June 2015

Erin J. Holmes, Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Research, University of Alaska Anchorage shared this tip on creating a percent change field using the “Show Values As” function in an Excel 2013 Pivot table.

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