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Data Matters

Posted on March 15, 2017

As most of you know, ATS collects lots of data each fall. The data collected encompass admissions, completions, development, enrollment, finance, personnel, salaries, and so much more.


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Posted on February 16, 2017

At the beginning of the new year, I spent several weeks analyzing and culling through Entering Student Questionnaire (ESQ) data in preparation for last month’s webinar. I created charts and graphs for each of the ESQ questions.


Posted on January 20, 2017

You may have heard the story of a man who lost his keys one night outside and was looking for them under a street light.


Posted on December 13, 2016

The title quote from Jim Barksdale (former CEO of Netscape, predecessor to Mozilla) reminds me of the value of data—especially in a membership organization as diverse as ours.


Posted on November 01, 2016

Garbage in, garbage out. This old saying reflects the idea that incorrect or poor quality input will almost always produce deficient output.