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Foundations of Advanced Analytics in Government (PA 203.05)

START DATE: November 18, 2020, END DATE: December 15, 2020
- Duration: 4 Weeks
- Expected time commitment: up to 5 hours per week, on average
- Course Kickoff virtual live session: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Time: 2 p.m ET.
- Weekly virtual live sessions: 1 hour each week during the course, each Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET, starting November 24, 2019.
- 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: 11/18/2020

  • About the course
  • Meet Your Instructors
  • Course Syllabus
  • Week 1 - 4 complete reading list
  • Welcome to the Course
  • Welcome to the Course Video
  • Assignments and Due Dates
  • Synchronous Sessions: How to join, Schedule and Recordings
  • Kick off Synchronous Session - Add to Your Calendar
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • How to Navigate the Course and the LMS
  • Transcript How to Navigate the Course and the LMS
  • Week 1 - Introduction to Advanced Analytics
  • Week 2 - The Civic Analytics Typology
  • Week 3 - Putting Advanced Analytics to Work
  • Week 4 - Building Towards Success
  • Final Assessment - Quiz
  • Week 4 Assessment - Quiz
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed