Departmental Reviews — Getting Started
Need for 3-5 foci already discussed.
Targeted Data Collection
Data collection begins with identification of the program's main questions
What data would make a difference in addressing the questions?
Can a few pieces of data provide insight about several areas?
Would some data cover the same questions?
Combine data collection with analysis
Massive amounts of data ≠ insight
The external review I did with the most data by volume had the least
Some reviews have collected only modest data, but the analysis provided
valuable insights and suggested useful directions
"The plural of anecdote is NOT data." Susan Landau, Friday Keynote, SIGCSE 2011