Better Results Through Campus Partnerships
This April, the Higher Education Data Warehousing Forum (HEDW) hosted their 2023 Conference in Ogden, Utah. HEDW is a network of higher education representatives dedicated to sharing knowledge about data management, best practices, data warehousing designs, institutional reporting strategies and more. This year UAIR had the opportunity to represent the University of Arizona at HEDW, not just as attendees but as conference presenters, bringing with them insights on how strengthening the institution’s data community can be fostered through campus partnerships.
Mark Ray, Student Data Architect, and Eddie Caratachea, Asst. Director of Administrative Reporting & Analytics, recently presented to a group of colleagues and higher ed professionals, discussing UAIR’s recent collaboration at UArizona as well as UAIR’s best practices in data governance and analytic services.
“I am always grateful for the opportunity to represent the University of Arizona at a national conference! It was great engaging with our peers and learning about the innovative work happening across the field of higher education." – Eddie Caratachea
Their presentation discussed partnerships with campus entities who are consistently leveraging data to empower decision-making and policy changes at the university. For example, UAIR’s ongoing improvements to the reporting around the student lifecycle has created an opportunity to collaborate with offices such as Faculty Affairs and the University Center for Assessment, Teaching, and Technology (UCATT). Additionally, the university’s institution-wide initiative to implement and transition to a new financial reporting system via the Financials Modernization project has been a key source of campus partnership.
UAIR is constantly looking for opportunities to share the work being completed at the University of Arizona and in our department with our colleagues at other higher education institutions. It is through professional development opportunities such as the HEDW 2023 Conference that our staff is able to learn and grow when it comes to data management best practices.