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Release of new data resource

When Having the Right Data Counts: New UW Data & Analytics Website

Our new UW IT Data & Analytics website showcases how UW faculty and staff can use central UW data to inform their decision-making. On this mobile friendly, accessible site you can request access to enterprise reports, analytics and data, browse online and workshop training or join a user group, and subscribe to news and alerts. The site provides quick links to the Business Intelligence Portal and the UW Profiles data visualization tool, as well as information to better understand, work with, and use data.

UW is a recognized leader in higher education data warehousing and business intelligence and often consults with other institutions. With this audience in mind, the website also features a timeline of major program milestones and list of products and services.

UW Profiles: Requested Enhancements Now Available

It is easier to understand trends in UW student enrollment, course-taking, academic progress and degrees with new enhancements to UW Profiles, the Web-based dashboards of University data. Now you can drill down to explore trends at the major, degree or curriculum level, and display information in tabular—as well as visual—format. Also, all dashboards now provide new filters and breakdown options. Faculty and staff can log into UW Profiles to learn how to access and use the tool.

UW Course Demand Analytics Now Available

UW colleges and departments can use three new data visualizations in the UW Business Intelligence (BI) portal to understand how many spaces are needed to accommodate the demand for each course, based on Notify.UW data. All academic units are included and information is available for the current quarter—refreshed each weekday at 6:30 a.m.—and for each quarter since winter 2013. To access the Current Course Demand, Current Notify Course Demand or Trends in Course Demand visualizations, you must have access to the Enterprise Data Warehouse and the Tableau Server.

Public Version of UW Profiles Now Available

Interactive UW data dashboards enable prospective students, higher education institutions and the general public to explore UW enrollment and degree trends, and undergraduate graduation and retention rates. Called Public Profiles, it was developed by the Office of Planning & Budgeting and was released this summer. More extensive UW data dashboards, UW Profiles, have been available to the UW community since fall 2013.

BI Portal Now Includes Visualizations

We are pleased to announce the latest release of UW’s Business Intelligence (BI) Portal. With the addition of data visualizations, the BI Portal is now positioned to be your one stop catalog for all central reports and analytics using Enterprise Data Warehouse data as well as departmental analytics from around the University.

Additional features in this release include:

  • Links to a growing repository of Knowledge Base articles on new EDW data releases are available under the Glossary tab
  • A more granular Alerts system tells you if there are issues with the individual reports, cubes, and visualizations
  • Several other enhancements that improve tablet users’ experience

Tableau Data Visualization Software Now Available for the Mac

Tableau 8.2, released June 19, is the first version of this easy-to-use data analysis visualization tool to run natively on the Mac. It provides faster loading and new map designs and supports high resolution images, letting you display large data sets and communicate information in a powerful way. License agreements make Tableau products available at reduced or no cost to full-time UW students, as well as faculty and staff.

New STEM and High Demand Data Resource Released

UW-IT, in partnership with the Office of Planning & Budgeting and the Office of the Registrar, is pleased to announce that a new data resource for Classification of Instructional Programming (CIP) has been released.

This new data table will allow you to compare the UW with other institutions in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and high demand programs.

For the first time, you will be able to classify your curriculum and majors by Federal or State STEM, National Science Foundation STEM, and Washington State high demand programs via a consistent, centrally available data source.

Detailed information about this data and how it helps UW is available on the newly introduced Enterprise Data & Analytics Knowledge Base.