Visualizing Local Data: The Ithaka S+R Survey at UNLV

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Conference Proceeding

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Library Assessment Conference: Proceedings


In the fall of 2015, the UNLV Libraries decided to use Ithaka S+R’s local version of the US Faculty Survey, as well as their newly-designed local surveys for graduate and undergraduate students. Initial reports, while insightful, were too lengthy and challenging to interpret. The Assessment Unit chose to visualize the results in Tableau to make the results more digestible and simpler to navigate. By incorporating various filter options (such as faculty rank and academic department), results were also customizable. The resulting information helped the UNLV Libraries make decisions about how to support student and faculty research as well as explore emerging service areas.