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Data Reporting Brown Bag

The Brown Bag is an occasional lunchtime gathering for the purposes of discussing data reporting practices across the university. If you have an interest in the collection, analysis, and/or reporting of institutional data, please considering joining the data reporting listserv:

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  • January 2019: Designing Tableau dashboards with accessibility in mind

Past topics include:

  • Inside the Budget Model (November 8, 2018)
  • Rankings Exposed! (September 19, 2018)
  • Employee Data (February 24, 2017)
  • IRP’s presentation on types of employees and their definitions (pdf)
  • Unified Tableau Server (Jan 6, 2017)
  • CIT’s Office and Data Architecture and Analytics presentation (ppt)
  • How Do We Count Students?  Associating Students with Colleges for Internal and External Reporting Purposes (Nov 18, 2016)
    • How and why IRP counts students in colleges (pdf)
    • How and why the Grad School counts students in colleges (pdf)
    • Structure of the new Cornell College of Business (pdf)
  • Facts at Your Fingertips: Institutional Research & Planning Facilitates Responses to External Data Requests (Oct 7, 2016)
    • IRP’s presentation (ppt)
    • When Does IRP Handle External Data Requests? (pdf)
  • Student, Staff and Faculty Surveys (April 7, 2017)
    • IRP’s presentation (pdf)
  • Using the University’s Tableau Server

Other ideas?  Let us know; email

Other presentations

2012 Parent Survey presentation to SAS Senior Staff

2012 New Student Survey presentation

Satisfaction with Student Life: Evidence from the Senior Surveys (pdf)
Presented at the Academic and Student Support Program Professionals (ASPP) Meeting, September 2010