WSU's Commitment to Best Data Practices
As part of its mission, Weber State University is dedicated to providing the most accurate and up-to-date data possible. Furthermore, WSU is committed to providing the materials needed to effectively interpret this data for the purpose of institutional data-driven decision-making.
Where to go for Data
Weber State University focuses on guiding students to find success, both in terms of degree completion and personal enrichment. Reliable, actionable, and accessible data and information is crucial to reach these goals. The graphic below is an attempt to represent the ways in which the many functional units at WSU work together to provide this information to promote data-driven decision-making. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSU Reporting & Analytics
- Accreditation, Program Review, & Assessment
- Research Design & Analytics
- Enrollment Services Analytical Dashboards
- Institutional Surveys
- Course Evaluations
- Institutional Metrics & Analytics
- Official Enrollment, Retention & Graduation Reporting
- Federal & State Reporting
- External Surveys
- WSU-wide Data Architecture & Maintenance
- Compiling Data Warehouse Source Data
- Standard Argos Reporting
Student Access & Success
- Assessment Data
- Institutional Surveys
- Student Engagement Data/Indicators
- Swipe Card/Weber Sync Data
Department Reporting Specialists
Some departments have their own report writing specialists who are responsible for that department's reporting needs. Examples include Advancement Services for Alumni and Development Information, Continuing Education and the Bursar Office.
Requests For Data
The University maintains numerous reports and dashboards to answer data-related questions. Many of these are accessible via the Report Gallery in the eWeber portal. New requests for data will be initially vetted to determine if the data already exist. If they do, you will be contacted with information about how and where to get that data. If the data do not exist, the request will be further vetted to determine if it is a one-time need or an ongoing need. One time needs will be submitted to the ad-hoc request queue and ongoing needs will be reviewed for completeness and clarity. If additional information is needed, the submitter will be asked to provide it. Approved projects will then be prioritized.