May 8, 2015
The HR/Payroll Modernization project has extended the project timeline for delivering the UW’s new Workday by six months, to go-live on June 16, 2016. Once Workday is live, the University will have a modern tool and an easy-to-use mobile application to quickly access routine personnel items such as earning statements and leave balances, and to make personal information updates such as contact information, direct deposits selections and W-2 withholdings. For more information, visit MyWorkday.uw.edu.
May 5, 2015
Free UW-IT workshops teach UW staff and faculty how to visualize their data using Tableau software and do drag and drop analysis using Microsoft Excel PivotTables. Sessions last from one hour to all day and no programming skills are required. Learn more and register online for upcoming sessions on the UW Data & Analytics website.
May 4, 2015
Get help with data management and analysis challenges at the eScience Institute's Data Science Studio Office Hours, on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower. During two-hour slots, Monday through Thursday, faculty and researchers can receive expert advice from eScience data scientists, UW libraries, UW-IT, the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, and Amazon Web Services scientific computing team to help steer them toward appropriate solutions. Learn more.
April 14, 2015
UW students and faculty are much more satisfied with Wi-Fi on campus and in instructional spaces compared with students and faculty at peer institutions, according to a 2014 survey about technology experiences at the UW and other universities. UW students also rate ease of login and network performance higher than students at other colleges. The survey is conducted every spring by the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) in conjunction with UW-IT.
April 2, 2015
Need data? Check out ProQuest International Datasets, a collection of over 50,000 datasets from governments, international organizations and research firms. Search or browse to find financial data, crime statistics, mortality rates, commodities prices, global imports and exports, and more. Compare countries, select data elements and choose how you would like to display and export your data. This UW-restricted resource is brought to you by the University Libraries.
January 26, 2015
The new UW Data & Analytics website showcases how UW faculty and staff can use central UW data to inform their decision-making. On this mobile friendly, accessible site you can request access to enterprise reports, analytics and data, browse online and workshop training or join a user group, and subscribe to news and alerts. The site provides quick links to the Business Intelligence Portal and the UW Profiles data visualization tool, as well as information to better understand, work with and use data.
December 5, 2014
It is easier to understand trends in UW student enrollment, course-taking, academic progress and degrees with new enhancements to UW Profiles, the Web-based dashboards of University data. Now you can drill down to explore trends at the major, degree or curriculum level, and display information in tabular—as well as visual—format. Also, all dashboards now provide new filters and breakdown options. Faculty and staff can log into UW Profiles to learn how to access and use the tool.
October 12, 2014
Interactive UW data dashboards enable prospective students, higher education institutions and the general public to explore UW enrollment and degree trends, and undergraduate graduation and retention rates. Called Public Profiles, it was developed by the Office of Planning & Budgeting and was released this summer. More extensive UW data dashboards, UW Profiles, have been available to the UW community since fall 2013.
October 11, 2014
Tableau, the easy-to-use and powerful data visualization tool, now runs natively on Macs. Tableau software is free to full-time students as well as faculty teaching with Tableau. Learn more.
October 10, 2014
UW colleges and departments can use three new data visualizations in the UW Business Intelligence (BI) portal to understand how many spaces are needed to accommodate the demand for each course, based on Notify.UW data. All academic units are included and information is available for the current quarter—refreshed each weekday at 6:30 a.m.—and for each quarter since winter 2013. To access the Current Course Demand, Current Notify Course Demand or Trends in Course Demand visualizations, you must have access to the Enterprise Data Warehouse and the Tableau Server.