Visualizing the Academic Economic Connection: Aligning the Academic Pipeline with State Economic Need
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 12:00 PM, MST
The new Sector Mapping tool developed at the University of Hawaii Community College System Office provides an organized real-time look into the relation between academic and economic alignment. Drawing from EMSI's database but filtered through UHCC’s custom portal, this site presents an engaging look into the entire economy that will be useful to students, employers, academic planners, boards, legislators, and others. The interface looks at all the major sectors of the economy and every job inside those sectors. It profiles the main features of each sector and gives detailed info on each job in the state, including 1) salary ranges; 2) who is hiring and in which counties; 3) crucial data on current and projected demand data as well as 4) whether the academic units are over or under producing; and more. Since the entire economy can be heat mapped with one click, it is easy to see where the system has programs and where opportunities exist that are unaddressed. The tool also visually overlays all of our programs on the heat mapped economy so it is a visual data tool.
Associate Vice President
University of Hawai'i Community Colleges
Peter Quigley is the associate vice president for academic affairs at the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges. He is responsible for academic program planning, evaluation and assessment; course and program articulation; regional accreditation; federal higher education and workforce development issues, and collaboration with external agencies. Quigley serves on the Alliance Executive Committee and is co-chair of Interstate Passport.