Keynote for the Tennessee Association for Institutional Researchers (TENNAIR) 2013 conference. The theme of the conference being “big data” the presentation centered around the big data project of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
Leadership doesn’t always know where to go
to ask the question.
They don’t always know how to phrase the
Even if they phrase the question correctly it
isn’t always interpreted correctly.
Though we don’t collect the data … someone
else might be.
Market related factors (e.g. competition)
Consumer demand (e.g. quality, completion)
Societal pressures (e.g. government regulation)
Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010
(CCTA) TCA 49-8-101(c)
The National Center for Higher Education
Management Systems (NCHEMS) Report
(ACCEPTED AT JUNE 20TH 2010 BOARD MEETING)
How “data driven/influenced” is your
Do you have the infrastructure (data
warehouse) to support a big data
Do you have the funding and staffing for
a big data project?
How “on board” is everyone?
Collaboration on development, costs,
and maintenance of 3 repositories.
The TBR Report Repository
≈ 400 reports identified
Being examined for duplication & overlap
The TBR KPI Repository
Documents where the recommendation
for the metric came from
Explains who at institution is responsible
for hitting the metric's target
States the department of the person at
institution who is responsible for hitting
the metric's target
Explains all the categories in which the
metric will be reported (e.g. total
enrollment by race, gender, zip code -
race, gender, zip code are the
States how often the metric should be
reported (Most are reported by semester
Objective Maps the metric to an institution metric
Type of metric (e.g. Admissions,
Unique identifier assigned to each
Establishes whether the metric will or
will not be on the President's executive
Metric Name Name given to the metric
Description Detail on what the metric measures
Calculation Defines how to calculate the metric
Explains the form the metric will be in
(e.g. $, %)
Numerous key performance metrics have been defined using the following
≈180 reportable out of Banner with an additional 12 added from CCTA
Multiple Entities (MEP)
The TBR Common Data Repository