About UCR Academic Data Dashboards
The Academic Data Dashboards were launched in Fall 2022 as a joint initiative of the Provost's Office, Information Technology Solutions, and Institutional Research. See below for more details.
See the attached guide for accessing the first time.
Upcoming Dashboard Training Sessions
Periodic training sessions are offered by the IR Office via Zoom. Below are the planned upcoming sessions.
Introduction to the Academic Data Dashboards
This session provides an overview of how to navigate the Academic Data Dashboards and perform common tasks using them
|Friday, October 27, 2023, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.|
|Monday, November 6, 2023, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.|
|Monday, December 11, 2023, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.|
Academic Dashboards for Faculty
Highlights of five specific dashboards that are useful for exploring curriculum and student success questions
|Thursday, November 2, 2023, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.|
|Friday, November 17, 2023, 11:00 to 12:00 p.m.|
Dashboard Office Hours
These are open-ended sessions for asking in-depth questions, troubleshooting, and collaborating on new work
|Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.|
|Monday, November 20, 2023, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.|
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can use the dashboards?
Access is for authorized internal UCR users only.
- Is my access automatic?
For certain position titles, access will be granted automatically. These include most faculty titles, deans, associate deans, and divisional deans. Other faculty and staff may gain access on a need-to-know basis.
- What topics are covered?
Current topics include retention and graduation rates, equity gaps, student and employee demographics, research activity, course waitlists and fill rates, average credit loads, and historical class enrollments. Additional topics are expected to be added on a rolling basis.
- How current is the data?
Most dashboards are retrospective in scope and are updated on either quarterly or annually, depending on the topic. However, certain course-registration dashboards are updated weekly during an active registration cycle.
- What if the numbers do not match another report I use?
Often this is a question of definitions. Each dashboard has a user guide that identifies the data source, update frequency, and details about how key values are defined. Currently, dashboards are not connected to "live" data systems such as Banner, so the timing of the report may explain a difference. Most of the dashboards are geared toward longer-term analysis and reporting.