March 23, 2020 by Remie Verougstraete
Emsi is pleased to announce an update that makes it easier than ever to view, customize, and share program-to-occupation mappings across your institution! Read below for details and check out the video walkthrough at the end to learn more.
Anticipating how academic programs connect to the world of work is fundamental for effective program research. By default, reports in Analyst model this connection with a program-to-occupation mapping that’s based on the CIP-to-SOC crosswalk developed by the NCES and the BLS.
But no one knows your programs (and the jobs they prepare students for) quite like you do. That’s why Analyst allows you to customize CIP-SOC mappings, adding or removing occupations to ensure that your reports accurately reflect the career pathways that are relevant for your programs’ graduates.
And now, we’ve added a whole new menu that makes it easy to review these mappings, make changes, and even share mappings across your institution to keep your team on the same page. Here’s how it works.
To start, simply go to the Groups button in the main menu and select Program to Occupation Mapping.
On the next screen, you can see your current program-to-occupation mapping, including whether or not you’re using default or custom mappings for each program. To edit a program’s mappings, simply click the green edit button on the right, and then add or remove occupations as needed. Once you save your changes, the Mapping Settings will update to “Custom.” Note that you can restore the defaults at any time from the edit menu.
For many institutions, program research is a team effort, involving multiple researchers, sometimes across multiple departments. Analyst makes it easy for your team to stay on the same page so that reporting and analysis remains consistent. Here’s how.
There’s a dropdown menu in the upper left hand corner that lists each Analyst user at your institution. By default, your own name is listed there, indicating that you are viewing your own mappings.
But now, you can select any other registered user at your organization to adopt their mappings instead. Doing so presents you with two options:
For a complete walkthrough of these new tools and how to use them, check out the following video from product manager Matthew Hyndman: