Pre-Conference Workshops

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 

AIRUM is pleased to offer Pre-conference workshops from Tableau covering both beginning and advanced topics using higher education data and a workshop on equity, diversity, and inclusion from Priyank Shah and Narren Brown, based on Priyank's highly-rated presentation at AIRUM 2018. 

Cost

Full-day workshop experience: $130
Half-day morning or afternoon workshop only: 
$75 

*Lunch will be provided for attendees

Beginning Tableau Hands-on Workshop: An Introduction to Visual Analytics using Tableau Desktop with Loan Debt by Field of Study Data

Presenter: Dan Bradley, Tableau

MORNING Workshop (8:30am - noon)

There’s a reason why Tableau is so popular in higher education: it empowers everyone across campus and beyond to see and understand their data. Tableau’s wide range of built-in visual analytic capabilities means you spend less time worrying about manually creating calculations, designing visualizations, and formatting dashboards, and more time asking and answering questions for data-informed decision making.

This workshop is a 3.5-hour, presenter-guided session introducing new or novice users to the Tableau Desktop application, a leading tool in visual, self-service analytics. Using the latest Loan Debt Data by Field of Study dataset provided by the U.S. Department of Education as part of the College Scorecard, we will focus on the first two phases of the visual analytics process: connecting to data and analyzing data.

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Gain knowledge and confidence on connecting and preparing a new dataset for further analysis in Tableau Desktop, including practice working with flat files (Excel or CSV formats) and modifying metadata;
  • Use Tableau Desktop to generate interactive visualizations, including: five useful chart types, an interactive dashboard, and an interactive story;
  • Gain practice in Tableau Desktop with applying visual information design concepts based on preattentive processing theory, which can be used to improve the effectiveness of reports and dashboards.

Prerequisites:

Attendees are expected to have general comfort with modern data analysis concepts and terminology.  Experience with Tableau-specific products is not required, though a review of topics in the 'Getting Started' sections of Tableau's Online Help is encouraged. Attendees must bring their own laptop with a copy or trial of Tableau Desktop (2019.2 is preferred) installed. For registrants, a trial key to download the latest versions of Tableau for use with the conference will be sent via email before the conference

Note: A link to download the relevant workbooks will be emailed prior to the workshop.

 

Intermediate/Advanced Tableau Hands-on Workshop: Advanced Topics in Tableau Desktop and Introduction to Preparing your Data with Tableau Prep Builder

Presenter: Dan Bradley, Tableau

AFTERNOON Workshop (1:00pm - 4:30pm)

This workshop is a 3.5-hour, presenter-guided session focusing on advanced topics and solutions to data visualization challenges common to higher education data users using the Tableau Desktop application. In addition, participants will be introduced to Tableau Prep Builder, a second Tableau Platform product used to construct cleaning, multi-source joining, and reshaping operations that may be saved and rerun to publish transformed datasets. All three phases of the visual analytics process will be discussed: connecting to data, analyzing data, and sharing data, with emphasis on connecting and analyzing data. We will use College Scorecard and IPEDS data for this session.

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand how Tableau Prep Builder is used to join multiple sources, clean, reshape and publish new datasets for further analysis in Tableau Desktop;
  • Use Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep Builder to explore solutions to common higher education data challenges, such as recoding field values, implementing privacy suppression rules, working with spatial data, and other topics collected from the pre-registration survey.
  • Gain practice in Tableau Desktop with advanced formatting and dashboard layout features to improve user interface and end user experience with published content.

Prerequisites:

This workshop is a 3.5-hour, presenter-guided session focusing on advanced topics and solutions to data visualization challenges common to higher education data users using the Tableau Desktop application. In addition, participants will be introduced to Tableau Prep Builder, a second Tableau Platform product used to construct cleaning, multi-source joining, and reshaping operations that may be saved and rerun to publish transformed datasets. All three phases of the visual analytics process will be discussed: connecting to data, analyzing data, and sharing data, with emphasis on connecting and analyzing data. We will use College Scorecard and IPEDS data for this session.

Note: A link to download the relevant workbooks will be emailed prior to the workshop.

Engaging Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Understanding, Assessing, and Delivering Equity Related IR/IE Needs at Your Institution

Presenters: Priyank Shah, Rochester Community & Technical College and Narren Brown, South Central College

MORNING Workshop (8:30am - noon)

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are increasingly part of conversations and work taking place in IR/IE offices. Challenging questions and concerns about how to best pursue equity-related research abound. This workshop will discuss the importance and relevance of equity in IR work, and share practical approaches and examples for implementing equity-related research. We will discuss leveraging data to inform strategic initiatives and consider key challenges in implementing equity research at your institutions. Small group discussions and activities will bring together participants who are at different stages of engaging EDI issues in efforts to share their experiences.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Define diversity, equity, and inclusion (definitions and concepts)
  • Identify and understand different institutional stages of using data to inform and advance EDI discussions
  • Calculate equity gaps and communicate equity gaps in relatable manners to different audiences
  • Create strategies to navigate the EDI conversation at their institutions

Note: Participants are not required to bring a laptop to this workshop.

Register for the pre-conference workshops when registering for the conference!