Welcome to the UT System Dashboard

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Explore More. Announcing the next step in our efforts to increase transparency; measure more effectively our productivity, efficiency, and impact; and demonstrate more clearly our accountability.

This new tool, now available online and soon through a mobile app, is more interactive and more user-friendly. We'll be releasing new data as well as offering new visualizations on data already available on the Dashboard.

The first reports include new visualizations for Research Expenditures and new data on

You can find all the available reports at the Hub at exploredata.utsystem.edu

 

New Research Briefs & Analyses

Tuition and Revenue Analyses. Analytics to support the 2012 tuition-setting process. These analyses provide information about the main sources of operating revenue for each of the academic institutions, how these revenue sources have trended per student over the last 9 years, and how they compare to national benchmarks. Download the Tuition & Revenue Research Brief (PDF). See also Space Utilization Trends and Administrative Cost Trends. Update: News release: UT System Regents Approve Tuition and Fee Rates, Mitigate Increase for Resident Undergraduate Students - 5/3/2012

Hispanic Access & Success. This research brief explores access and outcomes for Hispanic students at UT academic institutions. Download the Hispanic Access & Success Research Brief (PDF)

Tech Tips: Using the Dashboard

System Requirements: This Website is best viewed using Internet Explorer. Depending on your security settings, you may need to add the website to "trusted sites" and/or adjust security settings to download information. For Mac users, Firefox will preserve more functionality than Safari.

Because the dashboard uses Flash, at this time it is not available on iPhone or iPad.

User Tips. Provides a quick guide to the basic functionality of the Dashboard. Download PDF

Exporting Data. Provides step-by-step instructions on how to export tables and graphs from the Web Reports. Download PDF

Bookmarking. Bookmark the UT System Dashboard using this URL: https://data.utsystem.edu

Ready to explore the data? Click on the Core Indicators tab above.

Stay In The Know

Follow the project blog or follow us on twitter to find out about project status, including when new data, functionality, and reports and analysis are available.

Comments/Questions/Suggestions?

We want to hear from you! Please send your comments, questions, and suggestions to utdashboard@utsystem.edu.

UT System has been a leader in accountability and transparency, and now we are taking the next step in our efforts to increase transparency; measure more effectively our productivity, efficiency, and impact; and demonstrate more clearly our accountability.

The Dashboard is a business intelligence system that includes web-based applications for extracting and analyzing institutional data. Its purpose is to provide current data, trends over time, and comparative benchmarking across a variety of metrics in support of better decision- and policy-making.

As we complete the build out of our data warehouse, we will be adding new content to the Dashboard. We will be adding more data, more metrics, and more levels of drill through as appropriate. We will also be adding links to additional analysis and related external white papers and reports.

Ready to dive right into the data? Click on the Core Indicators tab above. Or see the following FAQ for more information.

As we receive additional questions and information, we will update the FAQ.


What is the UT System Dashboard?

The technical answer: the Dashboard is a business intelligence system, a suite of web-based applications including an information delivery portal and reporting application. In layman's terms: The Dashboard is a tool for viewing, exploring, and sharing data related to the performance across all mission areas of UT System and UT System institutions.

What is the Purpose of the Dashboard?

The dashboard has a number of interrelated purposes.

  • Improve data access and transparency.
  • Improve data consistency.
  • Provide customized, user-built views of the data.
  • Report data on metrics that assess productivity and impact.
  • Support decision- and policy-making.
  • Track progress towards institutional- and System-level goals.
  • Provide performance comparisons to relevant benchmarks and peer groups.

What is the Background Behind the Dashboard Project?

There were a number of driving factors that finally led up to the Dashboard project. In the office of strategic initiatives, which houses the institutional research function for the System, there was a desire to streamline and automate our data collection and distribution process in order to free up more time for research and analysis. This was accompanied by calls for increased transparency and accountability, calls to demonstrate productivity, efficiency, and impact. At the same time, there were significant increases in requests from internal and external constituents for more data.This reached critical mass with the announcement of the Chancellor's Framework for Advancing Excellence and the accompanying action plan.

How is the Dashboard Related to the Chancellor's Framework for Excellence?

At the May 2011 meeting of The UT System Board of Regents, Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa presented his Framework for Advancing Excellence for the University of Texas System. In August, the Chancellor announced the action plan to accompany the Framework. The UT System Productivity Dashboard will support the Chancellor's Framework for Excellence by providing an accessible, customizable tool for monitoring institutional performance and progress towards goals related to the nine areas in the action plan. The action plan also prioritized the creation of an interactive data warehouse that would support the management of the UT System and its institutions.

What Will I Find on the Dashboard?

In Phase 1 of the Dashboard project, the focus is on 10 Core Indicators, metrics that cut across all mission areas and provide a high level overview of System performance. Those 10 Core Indicators are:

  • Enrollment
  • Degrees Awarded
  • Graduation Rates
  • Post-Graduation Success (% of baccalaureate graduates who are employed and/or enrolled in graduate school)
  • Average Teaching Load Credits (faculty workload)
  • Research Expenditures
  • Gross Revenue from Intellectual Property (tech transfer)
  • Patient Care Net Revenues
  • Delta Cost: Education and Related Expenses (per degree and per FTE student)
  • Endowments

The Dashboard provides a most recent year view of the data, while clicking into the online reports shows trends over time and allows the user to dig deeper into the data.

When Will Additional Features and Data Displays be Added to the Dashboard?

UT System is currently working on an aggressive timeline to add additional data displays and features for the public.  Expect to find new and/or updated information periodically throughout the year, so check back often. This Dashboard Expansion Overview provides some idea of the scope and direction of Dashboard project.

What Makes This a National Model?

Many industries, including higher education, use business intelligence systems as a management tool. What makes the UT System Productivity Dashboard different? The data will be available to the public for viewing, exploring, downloading, and analyzing. The UT System is setting a national standard for institutional data transparency.

Can I Conduct My Own Data Analysis?

Yes, you can do this within the Dashboard itself or on your own computer. We have provided a set of User Tips with a basic overview of how to use the web-based features of the Dashboard and instructions on how to export the data to an Excel file to your personal computer for analysis.

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