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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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Faculty and Staff

Bucknell University recruits talented faculty and staff who help the institution to achieve its mission of being a “unique national university where liberal arts and professional programs complement each other…”     DataBytes is presented by the Office of Institutional Research & Planning

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

College Rankings

U.S. News & World Report and other guides provide different types of numerical rankings or data to help students narrow their college searches. Retention, graduation, default, and acceptance rates are all strong indicators of the quality of an academic institution. According to the latest data available, Bucknell is ranked 32nd in the “National Liberal Arts Colleges” category and excels in all parameters mentioned above.    DataBytes is presented by the Office of Institutional Research & Planning

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Monday, August 31st, 2015

Graduation & Retention Rates

Retention rate is the percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year. For example, a student who studies full-time in the fall semester and keeps on studying in the program in the next fall semester is counted in this rate. Graduation rate is the percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 6 years. Bucknell is among the schools that retain and graduate the highest proportion of students. DataBytes is presented by the Office of Institutional Research & Planning

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Bucknell Alumni Doctorate Recipients

Bucknell ranks 15th among baccalaureate colleges for the number of alumni who received doctorate degrees. The Survey of Earned Doctorates includes only recipients of research doctorates. Recipients of professional degrees such as M.D., D.D.S., O.D., J.D., D.Min., D.V.M., and Psy.D. are not included. DataBytes is presented by the Office of Institutional Research & Planning

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Liberal Education Develops Skills Employers Want

Consistent with findings from 5 earlier surveys commissioned by AAC&U, the latest Hart Research shows that employers overwhelmingly endorse broad learning and cross-cutting skills as the best preparation for long-term career success. Individual faculty members certainly play key roles in providing or facilitating student learning. Note: The employer data are taken from Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success, a 2015 report on findings from a survey of employers and a survey of college students conducted for AAC&U by Hart Research Associates. One of the goals of the survey is to understand which learning outcomes employers believe are most important […]

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Student Diversity in Numbers

Bucknell’s comprehensive diversity strategy — embracing diversity in all its forms — is designed to ensure that students will benefit in transformational ways both on and off-campus.      The category Underrepresented groups includes Hispanic + Black + Asian + American Indian/Alaskan Native + Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander+multi-race DataBytes is presented by the Office of Institutional Research & Planning

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Faculty Diversity

We strongly believe that diverse perspectives and experiences in the classroom create more engaged learning.    The category Underrepresented groups includes Hispanic + Black + Asian + American Indian/Alaskan Native + Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander+multi-race DataBytes is presented by the Office of Institutional Research & Planning

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Thursday, December 4th, 2014

NSSE Workshop April 9-10, 2015, hosted by Bucknell University

This workshop will focus on the updated survey and help participating institutions move from data to action. Workshop sessions will be held on the Bucknell campus with lodging in Lewisburg, PA. Institutions are encouraged to send 2 staff members, and to formulate questions to dig into during the workshop. Workshop fees will be $75.00 per person (includes workshop fee, 2 meals, snacks, and on-site transportation). Institutions will need to cover travel costs, and lodging. To reserve your place early or for questions, please email: nsse@indiana.edu. DataBytes is presented by the Office of Institutional Research & Planning

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