• Webinar Will Discuss Using the Postsecondary Data Partnership in Times of Uncertainty

    Planning for this fall is still uncertain as the coronavirus continues to impact the entire United States and the world. It is imperative during such times for institutional and state leaders to utilize student information for both short- and long-term data-informed decision-making.

    To promote the Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP)—a nationwide effort to help colleges and universities gain a fuller picture of student progress and outcomes, meet various reporting requirements, and identify where to focus their resources—Bao Le, AASCU’s director of data analytics & impact, will present at the virtual conference “Utilizing the Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP) for Institutional & System Change in Times of Uncertainty.” The webinar takes place on Tuesday, September 1, from 1–4 p.m. ET

    The event is organized by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) and sponsored by the National Student Clearinghouse, with the assistance of other national higher education associations supporting the PDP. The event includes:

    • A keynote presentation by Jillian Kinzie, associate director, Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement Institute, Indiana University School of Education, on the importance of data-informed decision-making and how to accomplish this at the institution and state levels
    • An institutional perspective from Achieving the Dream and AASCU on the value and use of the PDP and a state-level perspective from SHEEO and Complete College American
    • Information on how to use PDP data, including a demonstration of the online Tableau dashboards and how to dive deeper into the PDP’s Analysis-Ready File data


    Registration is free and allows participants to select their concurrent session attendance.