Recent Posts by Renee Teate

What's the Latest in Advancement Analytics?

I recently attended (and gave a keynote address at) the APRA PD Data Analytics Symposium (APRA DAS), an analytics conference co-located with the larger APRA Prospect Development conference. It was held at the expansive David L. Lawrence Convention Center, which overlooks the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh.

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Why Use “Ensemble Approaches” for Forecasting?

If you wanted to predict how much corn would be sold at a farmer’s market stand this summer, you might ask multiple people to make educated guesses using different methods. One person might be a farmer who knows how the crops are doing in the region this year, one might be the person who has operated the stand for the past 3 years and has a good understanding of the seasonal purchasing patterns, and one might be a statistician with a table of the last 5 years’ of weekly sales.

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Tableau Public Visualization Makeover: US Tuition Trends

Hi! I’m Renee Teate, one of the Data Scientists at HelioCampus. In order to practice thinking through the types of decisions that I often need to make when presenting data visually, I thought I’d give Tableau’s “Makeover Monday” challenge a try, and share my choices with you here on the HelioCampus blog! I searched through the available datasets, and found one that is relevant to higher ed, called “Average Tuition in the United States” (see May 2016).

This is the original data visualization example presented to be made over:


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