Community Dashboards Experts’ Group
Since September 2017, Community Dashboards – prototyped by Jisc’s Analytics Labs teams and developed by HESA – have delivered visualisations to the HE sector through Heidi Plus. To complement this, the Community Dashboards Experts’ Group has been established to ensure the dashboards appeal to a wider range of end users.
Who is in the Experts’ Group?
The current Experts’ Group comprises 38 members of previous Heidi Labs, Library Data Labs, and Analytics Labs participants, and other HE data professionals. Each has been invited to represent a wide cross-section of university departments (for example, but not limited to, planning, finance, library, estates, and human resources) covering a mix of data skills, analytics experience, and Tableau skills, as well as HESA and Jisc staff.
Experts’ Group members attend two face-to-face development meetings during their year-long membership of the group; this year they met for the first time on 23 October 2017 and will get together again on 13 March 2018.
What does the Experts’ Group do?
The group’s HE data experts bring technical skills and a detailed knowledge of the opportunities and issues arising from the national data landscape to:
- Suggest changes to the existing Community Dashboard portfolio, such as enhancements, bug fixes, and contribute to recommendations for dashboard retirement
- Design and submit new dashboards for consideration by the group
- Identify key focus areas for future Analytics Labs teams
- Nominate/recommend staff for new Analytics Labs teams
The Community Dashboards Experts’ Group includes a Strategic Advisory Group comprised of select senior staff who bring significant experience to the initiative. The groups work together, considering recommendations made by the Experts’ Group, to help HESA and Jisc to focus resources where required most.