Do you have stats or metrics to track improvement?
When we implemented the new method, our participation rates went up. The ease of the new data tool through our centralized portal drove participation rates up. They didn’t have to deal with paper anymore. It was easy for the students to quickly complete it.
How did Stephanie[owner of Datamum] perform?
She and I had a great working relationship. She has a very good grasp of technology. She takes a lot of initiative to use new technologies or find better ways to do things.
When working with Stephanie [owner of Datamum], what is unique or special?
One of the things that always struck me about her and still does is her thoroughness. When she gets into a project, she really digs into it. And she really is able to quickly learn the data and what it means to the constituents.
She worked directly with the provost office, the vice president of academic affairs at the time to make sure that the reporting and everything met his needs. She enjoyed a very good working relationship with the stakeholders. I think people really felt that the work was really good.
One of the things I always liked about Stephanie was being able to talk with her about data. She can talk about data. She can talk about coding. She was very thorough in those regards.
She is also very actively involved in SAS. She’s very involved in the SAS meetings and their international conference. She helps coordinate some of those sessions. She helps coordinate our regional events. She’s very engaging in that regard. She is very involved in training other people to use SAS, to write SAS code. I believe she’s taken on some very large projects dealing with SAS. I would definitely say that she’s a SAS expert.
Looking back on that project and your work with her in general, is there any area that you think she could improve upon or maybe you would do differently?
I only worked with Stephanie in a lateral role. There were no great weakness that stood out. She was professional and businesslike. And when she got the specs for a project, she got down to business.