Presentation on theme: "Marywood University NEAIR Nov.2005 Creating a Dashboard Indicators Web Page A Customizable Template for a Dashboard Indicators Web Page."— Presentation transcript:
Marywood University NEAIR Nov.2005 Creating a Dashboard Indicators Web Page A Customizable Template for a Dashboard Indicators Web Page
Marywood University NEAIR Nov.2005 O ne of the functions of an IR office is communicating information such as institutional performance indicators (i.e., graduation rates, SAT scores). One widely used example of presenting institutional information is the annual Fact book. However, performance indicators are more concise and targeted. In fact, some states require performance reporting for all public institutions. One of the most concise ways of presenting summary information on performance is by using a web page that resembles a dashboard. Like an auto’s dashboard, features such as color, directionality and buttons convey information to the user at a glance.
Marywood University NEAIR Nov.2005 A lthough an IR office may not generate the data behind all of the performance indicators or even make the choice of indicators, they are frequently asked to organize and present the information on the indicators’ status. The process of creating a web page for dashboard indicators can be complex and time-consuming. The initial steps of identifying which indicators to include and how to organize them can be daunting. However, once the administrators have identified a few performance indicators, the web page created by this template can be started and easily modified and expanded as indicators are changed or added. Participants will be shown how using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) can simplify creation, modification and maintenance of the web page.
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Marywood University NEAIR Nov.2005 Dashboard MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY DASHBOARD - Fall 2004 Student Body Admissions Faculty Business Affairs Advancement
Marywood University NEAIR Nov.2005 Meyer, Eric (2002), Eric Mayer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design (New Riders Publishing) –http://www.ericmeyeroncss.com/http://www.ericmeyeroncss.com/
Marywood University NEAIR Nov.2005 The style specifications will be entered here