Government Reporting SIG
Andrew Bradshaw will be chairing the Government Reporting SIG on this occasion in Melbourne. Over the 90 minutes, Andrew will be looking at government reporting issues that are affecting many of us in 2019 and 2020. Joining Andrew, will be Maureen Wood from the Australian Department of Education and Training (DET) to discuss the Ministerial Notice for 2019 data collections, as well as an update on the Transformation of the Collection of Student Information (TCSI) which is due to be live from the beginning of 2020. TCSI will replace the current HEPCAT reporting process which has become outdated.
This SIG will give all those members in attendance an opportunity to hear the latest on TCSI project, and the affects it will have in the government reporting process moving in to 2020. Hope you are able to come along an join the discussion.
Load Management SIG
Andrew Bradshaw has recently been asked to become the new Chair of the Load Management SIG for AAIR. During this particular SIG, Andrew will provide an update on what was discussed at the Canberra SIG and the Load Management session , where our guests was Katerina Lawler from the Australian Department of Education and Training. Hopefully, we shall also be able to have an active discussion on the discussion papers on the future CGS funding of PG Coursework and Sub Bachelor/Enabling and its affects for load management forecasting (at the time of writing this outline, we were still waiting for these discussion papers to be released after a new Minister was installed).
The SIG will also have an active discussion from those in attendance that wish to share the way they undertake load management within their university and what software different universities are using to assist them in undertaking their forecasting of student load. Members in attendance are also welcome to bring along discussion items for this SIG.
We hope you are able to join the discussion.
Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing
The 2018 AAIR Forum Data Warehouse SIG will take the form of a facilitated workshop for participants to share institutional experiences (both successes and challenges) relating to progression along a business intelligence and analytics maturity curve.
Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences with any of the following endeavours to increase institutional BI maturity:
- Reducing shadow systems and heavy reliance on spreadsheets
- Minimising one-off ad-hoc report requests
- Improving data quality and consistency
- Increasing and engaging end-users
- Securing and leveraging business champions
- Implementing technology standards
- Deploying program management and enterprise metrics frameworks
- Achieving an enterprise performance culture
The objective of the workshop is to learn more about each other’s BI maturity journeys and encourage peer networking. The workshop will be facilitated by Leone Nurbasari, Associate Director, Reporting and Analytics, ANU.
Survey Managers (QILT/SRC)
Timings to be confirmed
11:00am – Welcome & introduction to the day with Pam Muth, Executive Director of Education Research and Strategy at the Social Research Centre
11:15am – QILT update (main changes in 2018-19) with Lisa Bolton – A brief overview mainly covering changes to the surveys to improve SRCs screening process, minimize coding checks and tightening up of the scope for the SES and GOS definition of “completion dates”.
11:30am – Engaging prospective students, current students and graduates in QILT with ThinkHQ – SRC have engaged ThinkHQ to update their marketing and engagement materials for QILT. This is a presentation about the results of focus groups with students, phone interviews with graduates and the proposed vision for student and graduate engagement materials going forward. While a QILT project, this is relevant information for survey managers grappling with student engagement issues for other institutional surveys.
12:00pm – Engagement Survey of survey managers with SRC – SRC have undertaken a short survey at the end of the 2018 GOS and 2018 SES to ask institutions about how they have used the current QILT engagement materials, and what has worked best. This session is a summary of the results of those surveys. Also included is a summary of feedback from the sector about what strategies they have used and what worked best. We will open the floor for discussion where delegates will be asked to comment further on engagement strategies.
1:00pm – Survey methodology and rigour with Shane Compton – Shane will present a session on the methodological testing and improvements to the QILT surveys using the Total Survey Error Method. Areas covered will be the testing and results around Email, SMS and Reminder calling. Testing of email content and email reminder timing. Testing and results of some social media strategies Etc.
1:45pm – Engaging with institutions with Lisa Bolton – Discussion about the best ways of communicating with institutions about QILT and also engaging with institutions more broadly to ensure that QILT and other survey data are utilised efficiently and effectively.
3:00pm – Integrating survey results into institutional BI systems with Lisa Bolton – Swinburne University have been invited to come along and present a session on what they are doing to integrate QILT and other survey data into their Tableau Server BI systems.
3:45pm – Ask a QILT Nerd with SRC – SRC will have some of their data analysis staff on site to answer question about the nitti gritti of QILT sampling, data files and other esoteric issues around data.