Dear colleagues –
I am delighted to share the first edition of a new quarterly newsletter from KU’s Analytics, Institutional Research, and Effectiveness (AIRE) unit.
These newsletters respond to a common refrain – given the large volume of data at KU, it’s overwhelming to keep track of it all. As decision makers, you have access to dashboards covering student, HR, financial, and research data, as well as the results from key campus constituent surveys and data in a variety of other tools. It’s a lot. In each newsletter, we hope to make this bounty of information easier to navigate by highlighting the data and tools we have available and noting important changes to look out for in one place.
In tandem with our heightened communication, AIRE is also working on a new strategic plan and a revamped website as we align our mission with Jayhawks Rising. A key goal is to map the functions and services offered by AIRE more clearly so that campus partners have an easy reference guide when seeking the information and tools they need. We are at the start of this process, but since AIRE has experienced several transitions in recent years, I did want to share our current organizational chart.
AIRE's mission is to provide the university with engaging institutional information to advance strategic aims and promote effectiveness. I hope that through increased communication, we help make it easier for you to access the data you need.
Please do forward this email to data-using colleagues in your units. We will also make these newsletters available on our website.
Very best wishes,
Chief Data Officer and Vice Provost of AIRE