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Foundations of Advanced Analytics in Government (PA 203.06)

START DATE: August 18, 2021, END DATE: September 14, 2020
- Duration: 4 Weeks
- Expected time commitment: up to 5 hours per week, on average
- Course Kickoff virtual live session: Tuesday, August 17, 2021, Time: 2 p.m ET.
- Weekly virtual live sessions: 1 hour each week during the course, each Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET, starting August 17, 2021.
- Check our FAQ for more details: https://govex.academy/faq
This online course developed by the Center for Government Excellence will explore the recent use of advanced analytics in US city governments in solving problems and improving outcomes for residents. Participants will gain practical experience in identifying and classifying opportunities for analytics to make an impact and examining analytics projects for evidence of bias.

Through the course, you will:
- Articulate the value of advanced analytics in a variety of scenarios;
- Understand how analysts mitigate bias when working with limited data; and
- Envision how advanced analytics can address operational challenges.
This is an online, instructor-facilitated 4-week course developed by GovEx Academy, part of the Centers for Civic Impact at Johns Hopkins University. Check our FAQ for more details.
If your city is a part of What Works Cities, you may take this course for free. If you don’t know your city’s WWC access code, please email govexacademy@jhu.edu.
This course aligns with the What Works Cities Certification Criteria focused on Performance Analytics. The full list of criteria can be found here >>> https://medium.com/what-works-cities-certification/what-works-cities-certification-assessment-guide-5c514f1dff1b

Start Date: 08/18/2021

  • About the course
  • Meet Your Instructor
  • REVIEW Course Syllabus
  • Reading and Resources List
  • Welcome to the Course
  • Welcome to the Course Video
  • REVIEW Course Assignments and Due Dates
  • REVIEW Synchronous Sessions: Schedule and How to Join the Session
  • Course Kickoff
  • WATCH Video: How to Navigate the Learning Management System
  • Kick Off Synchronous Session (Tuesday)
  • Week 1 - Introduction to Advanced Analytics
  • Week 1 Synchronous Session (Tuesday)
  • Week 2 - Planning for and Evaluating Advanced Analytics Projects
  • Week 2 Synchronous Session (Tuesday)
  • Week 3 - Putting Advanced Analytics to Work
  • Week 3 Synchronous Session (Tuesday)
  • Week 4 - Building Towards Success
  • Week 4 Synchronous Session (Tuesday)
  • Final Assessment 17d
  • SUBMIT Assessment - Week 4
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed