HighEdWeb Assocation October 10-13, 2010

Session Details


Inside Out: Sharing Local Data to Improve University Decision-Making

TPR2 Technical: Propeller Hats Required Track

Salon H & I, 4th Floor


Web professionals collect a lot of data: information that could serve as a powerful tool for colleagues around campus. What data are you collecting? What could you be collecting? Who might be able to use it? How might university decision-making be enhanced by this information? We will share examples of data collected by the Office of Web Services that have been used by offices around Xavier's campus to make better-informed decisions. The session will challenge Web professionals to evaluate our data and realize the possibilities that exist beyond our Web function.


Kevin Lavelle
Coordinator for Web Services, Xavier University

After graduating from Xavier University in 2002, Kevin began working at the university as an admission counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admission. In addition to recruiting and counseling prospective students, Kevin's responsibilities included e-communication, the admission website, the ambassador program, and overnight visit program. Working with the Office of Web Services, he served as the admission point-person in the development of the "Road to Xavier" website, an interactive website for admitted students. The "Road to Xavier" was named "Best University Website" of 2006 by the Web Marketing Association. In 2009 the Web Services team received the Grand Gold Award from CASE for the "Road to Xavier" as a top University website.

Rob Liesland
Web Application Developer, Xavier University

Rob began his career at Xavier in 2001 as a student worker in the Application Services department. After graduation he was brought on full time as a programmer/analyst. In February of 2007 Rob switched departments and is now working in Web Services as a Web developer. Rob specializes in Web application development, including sites such as the Undergraduate Application for Admission and The Road to Xavier.