The EDUCAUSE Horizon Report profiles the trends, technologies, and practices that are shaping the world of postsecondary data and analytics. The report is a collaborative document that utilizes the perspectives and expertise of global leaders within higher education. Six technologies and practices were featured in the 2022 Horizon Report | Data and Analytics Edition and UAIR was selected to contribute our perspective and expertise in three of these six items: Data Management and Governance, Unifying Data Sources, and DEI for Data and Analytics.
Data Management and Governance | Institutional Data Governance
- The effective management and governance of data requires an honest assessment of the institution’s existing data practices and the consistent and systematic adoption of new practices
- “University of Arizona’s University Analytics & Institutional Research (UAIR) established a best-practice approach to data governance that comprises seven components" (p. 14)
Unifying Data Sources | Arizona Profiles
- Horizon panelists rated unifying data sources as having the greatest potential impact on institutions’ strategic goals and digital transformation
- “Arizona Profiles allows decision makers at the University of Arizona to access—at a glance—trends and figures in areas such as workforces, faculty, demographics, students, and financials” (p. 54)
DEI for Data and Analytics | DEI Data Tools, DEI Reports, and Dashboards
- Data and analytics professionals are now turning a critical eye toward the professional norms that have been created by and for the majority and questioning the status quo
- “Collaboration across campus…identifies areas for improvement to provide the data and tools to empower University of Arizona’s new DEI policies” (p. 52)
The UAIR team continues to work on many important projects for the university and we are honored to have our contributions included in the 2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report. You can read the full report here.
“UAIR’s ability to successfully integrate in business processes has been facilitated in part by establishing the chief data officer role to lead the unit, as well as the evolution of campus partnerships.” (p. 14)