Project
Data Foundations through Dashboard Development
Description
Improve educational attainment for underserved student populations in our service area to improve life through learning and increase economic and social mobility.
Data Foundations
2-Year Institution
PWI
North Carolina
Greg Thomas
Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Kathy Ackerman
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Leeann Cline-Burris
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Analytics
Evidence

This project is connected to ICC's mission and strategic plan:

"As an integral community partner, Isothermal Community College exists to improve life through learning by providing innovative, affordable educational programs and inclusive opportunities for personal, professional, economic, and cultural development."

"Ensure a campus climate that is inclusive, promotes community, meets individual needs and supports successful outcomes for all."

Isothermal Community College defines an inclusive campus climate as "one that fosters a sense of belonging by providing equitable access to a rich academic experience and a robust support system that promotes the opportunity for successful outcomes for all, including those who feel marginalized or otherwise excluded."

Goal

This project focused on development of disaggregated data dashboards that allow the institution to review data to identify and address equity gaps that lead to the ultimate goal to improve educational attainment for underserved student populations in our service area to improve life through learning and increase economic and social mobility.

Lessons Learned

Development of the first three dashboards led to the following plans for scaling and sustaining the work: Prioritize dashboard creation by need; Develop a process for requesting data to avoid duplication; Establish training for data literacy across campus.