Databases and Spreadsheets
The challenge we face is gaining data-driven insight into the impact of our efforts, the needs and interests of our faculty, and how our work in changing over time. To understand these areas, we need to move beyond faculty attendance counts at events and the number of courses supported in different modes. It was a clear need for some sort of relational database. In fact, it seemed like a customer relationship management (CRM) database might be what we needed, but we were unable to locate a product that matched our needs, or what we knew of our needs, and that’s where Airtable has been fantastic.