Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Course Enrollment Dashboard

Bucknell is unique compared to most liberal arts institutions because we have three colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences (A&S), Management and Engineering. We can use data visualization techniques, such as the dashboards below, to determine how much cross-pollination there is between the three colleges, based on the course enrollment flow. For example, the tool we created allows us to determine A&S student enrollment in courses taught by Engineering faculty or engineering students taking Management courses, etc. In addition, the dashboard provides three different options for viewing the data (the tabs on the top of the dashboard) – flow graph, word cloud […]

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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

The Value of Liberal Arts Education: Career Paths Dashboard

In the past couple of years, our team has been exploring approaches to display flows from one group to another. We researched many options, but decided that Sankey diagrams may be the best approach for what our goals were. They were visually appealing, easy to use and provided concise information using complex data. Below we demonstrate how we used Sankey diagrams to display flows. For an interactive version of the Career Paths dashboard, please click here. The first example traces the relationship between academic areas in Arts & Sciences and careers for graduated alumni.  The width of the lines shows proportionally to […]

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