How to get the most from HEDW (a.k.a. do you know what all HEDW provides)

HEDW provides a lot of different services to our members.  Most of those services are provided or initiated through the website and while some have been available for several years, we are always looking to enhance and improve those services.  So what are all of the services and how do I find out what is going on?

There are several different ways to find out what is going on:

  1. What’s New? – when you log on to the HEDW website, there is a section to the right of the page that contains the latest information about events and resources
  2. Blog – located under the Forum menu at the top is a blog with information about events and other items of interest
  3. LinkedIn – you can follow HEDW in two ways.  There is a Higher Education Data Warehouse page and also a HEDW group.
  4. Events – under the Events menu at the top is information about coming events.  In case you haven’t looked recently, there are two webinars coming up in July and August.

There are also a number of resources available through the HEDW website:

  1. Conference Sessions – presentations and recordings from the annual HEDW conference are normally available.  Those can be accessed from the Conferences menu under each conference or from the Library.
  2. Forum – there are a number of open forums located in the Forum area.  These allow you to ask questions of other members and share information.  Don’t always have time to go look at the latest postings?  Please remember that under ‘Edit Profile’, you have the option to get email notifications of postings or updates to different Forums.
  3. Job Posting – there is a separate Forum for positing jobs.  You can also access that particular Forum from the main page in a separate section under ‘What’s New’ section.
  4. Library – while presentations and videos from the annual HEDW conference are located under the Library menu, there are also Data Visualization, Webinar, and Data Model sections here as well.


HEDW depends on the participation of members just like you.  There are various ways that the HEDW Board encourages you to do that:

  1. Provide material for the Library
  2. Present at the annual HEDW conference
  3. Present a webinar
  4. Post/participate on the Forums
  5. Encourage colleagues to join HEDW
  6. Provide feedback on the website

If you have any questions, would like to submit material, or provide feedback, please email the HEDW Communications team at HEDWComm@hedw.org. We would love to hear from you so that we can continue to improve HEDW.

Greg Menzenski, President