This course introduces the concepts of data and databases, where to find them on college campuses, and how to use them effectively.
- Data Fundamentals
- Data Sources
- Issues of Data Use
Task Modules and Exercises
Measuring Student Success: Demonstrates how to find data, clean and edit data, examine file structures and merge data files to identify and report information on student success.
Enrollment and Completion: Teaches skills in finding data, using subsets to create cohort files, and using multiple files for analysis.
Retention Rates: Examines student enrollment sequences and retention; joining and merging datasets; understanding file structures; using subsets to create cohort files and using multiple files for analysis.
Program Assessment: Demonstrates using data for program assessment or program evaluation.
Student Progression and Program Success: Demonstrates the use of data to evaluate student progress and success in developmental programs.
Completions: Demonstrates how to use data to provide a profile of completers.