Analysis of Surveys – Feb 15 at 3:30pm Eastern US

Please join the second session in this HEDW webinar series with guest presenter David Eubanks of Furman University discussing common pain points in gathering and warehousing survey data. This session focuses on analyzing the data from surveys.  It’s helpful to know what the end use of the data structure is when building and maintaining it.  Includes a combination demo of tools in R and PowerBI and analytical techniques, including some free software you can use right away.

Discussion of Common Pain Points in Gathering and Warehousing Survey Data – Feb 8 at 3:30pm Eastern US

Please join this HEDW webinar series with guest presenter David Eubanks of Furman University discussing common pain points in gathering and warehousing survey data. The first session includes a demo of one solution using R, Qualtrics, and MS-SQL, showing DB design compromising between speed and size.  Will use R library functions that allow easy queries.

PowerBI Dashboards – Tennessee style! – January 24 at 3:30pm Eastern US

Please join HEDW for a webinar on January 24 at 3:30pm EST for a look at Power BI dashboards utilized at three Tennessee institutions. 

  • Tracking Course Offerings by Location for SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy Compliance using Power BI, Walter State Community College
  • Engaging with the Data: Utilizing Data Dashboards to Enhance Institutional Knowledge, Motlow State Community College
  • Attendance Matters: How data led to a collaborative, campus-wide effort to increase student success, Tennessee Wesleyan University

Reporting and Integration Discussions for the Workday Platform – January 11 at 3:30pm Eastern US

Discussions around standards defined by University of Rochester; includes some thoughtful tips and tricks for reporting and for Integrations.  Please join Jeff Meteyer from the University of Rochester as he discusses ‘Reporting and Integration Discussions for the Workday Platform’.

Journey with Data Visualization – December 8 at 3:30pm Eastern US

Data Virtualization is becoming more popular to enhance access to data while reducing the amount of data duplication. There are benefits to individual users in a university and the data governance as a whole. In this webinar we will describe a starting point and what a mature implementation looks like, so you can envision what may work for you in your institution.  Please join Dimuthu Tilakaratne from the University of Illinois and Dan Young from Indiana University as they discuss ‘Journey with Data Visualization’.

New Institutional Data Strategy – Gathering Insights – November 30 at 3:30pm Eastern US

Recent discussions about Institution Data Strategy in the Forum have prompted the HEDW Board to host a roundtable discussion.  This roundtable is a great place if you are considering a new institution data strategy or if you want to share your institution’s efforts in this area.

­­Maximize your cloud data warehouse with federated queries and machine learning – AWS – November 2 at 3:30pm Eastern US

Institutions need to aggregate data into a centralized warehouse to accelerate data democratization across campus. But, ensuring that stakeholders across enrollment, student success, and academic planning functions can derive value from the data means giving them the right access based on their unique campus roles. Institutions also need to provide data processing capabilities that ease the path of turning data into wisdom. With cloud-native functionality in Amazon Web Services (AWS), universities and colleges maximize the value of their data warehouse with extended analytics capabilities. Join this session hosted by AWS experts to learn how Amazon Redshift simplifies the process of enabling federated queries and empowers stakeholders to explore the possibilities of machine learning across campus datasets.

Data Quality Best Practices and Tool to Manage Data Quality and a Data Catalog – IData – September 13 at 2pm Eastern US

Presented by Brian Parrish of IData.

Managing data is difficult and maintaining high data quality is even more so especially when a data warehouse is involved.  But higher education institutions demand high data quality so that they can make informed decisions and deliver accurate information to others, inside and outside of the institution.  In the 1st part of this 90 minute session you will learn about the best practices in data governance / data intelligence around data quality and taking a customer service approach to data governance. In the second half of the session we will demonstrate the data quality and data catalog features of the Data Cookbook data governance / data intelligence solution that relate to individuals using a data warehouse.  This will include the assessment of data quality, the tracking of quality rules and validating of data along with the workflow for approval of rules and resolution of quality issues. We will show the ease of viewing and searching the data catalog content including the technical metadata, supplemental metadata and curated information.  Please join us in this informative session created specifically for the members of the Higher Education Data Warehousing organization.  Register by going here.

Improve your data health by making data a team sport – presented by Talend – August 18 at 3:30pm Eastern US

Data health is a metric that describes how well your data supports your campus outcomes from recruitment and student success to fundraising goals. This is much more than moving data from place to place. It’s about making sure that data is clean, accurate, and trusted. Learn how Talend Data Fabric simplifies the data quality aspect of the equation by involving the data experts in the process with tools that foster collaboration between IT, business, and faculty.  Please join Talend as they demonstrate how they approach this important issue.  Please click here to register.  Any questions, please contact

Cloud and ETL Tools – A Community Discussion – July 20 at 3:30pm Eastern US

Join us for this webinar to talk about Cloud and ETL. Several members will share what they are currently doing in this area and we will then open up for a Birds of a Feather type discussion. Please click here to register.  Any questions, please contact