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Decision Support Project

  • The Decision Support project has been designed to modernize the data ecosystem at UMD and the accompanying centrally deployed and supported tools used for reporting and data extraction. Maryland’s ecosystem was developed more than 15 years ago and must now be replaced. In some cases, the replacement is necessary because the existing tools are no longer supported by the vendors (e.g., Profiles and Hyperion). In other cases, the replacement is necessary because the architecture has become unwieldy and brittle (e.g., Data Warehouse, reporting tools).


    Learn more about the Decision Support Project

2018

  • REPORTS.UMD.EDU: Minor Reports

    Reports on minor enrollments and minor awards are now available to all campus employees on reports.umd.edu.

  • REPORTS.UMD.EDU: Fall 2018 Student Data

    Reports on reports.umd.edu have been updated with Fall 2018 student data.

  • Campus Counts: Fall 2018 Student Data

    Fall 2018 student data are now available in Campus Counts. All student profiles, enrollment maps, and application summaries have been updated. Retention and Completion rates have also been updated.

  • Campus Counts: FY 2018 Degree data

    FY 2018 degree reports are now posted in Campus Counts.

  • FY 2018 Degree Data

    Reports on reports.umd.edu have been updated with FY 2018 degree data.

  • Spring 2018 Employee Data

    Reports on reports.umd.edu have been updated with Spring 2018 employee data.

  • Campus Counts: Spring 2018 Enrollments

    The Spring 2018 Enrollment report has been added to Campus Counts. With this report you can find counts of undergraduates and graduate students at the university broken down by full-time/part-time status, residency, gender, race/ethnicity, class standing, and college of major.

  • Spring 2018 Student Data

    Reports on reports.umd.edu have been updated with Spring 2018 student data.

  • Fall 2017 Minor Enrollments

    IRPA has published the Fall 2017 Minor Enrollments report. This report provides total counts of minors by college and program for Fall 2015, Fall 2016, and Fall 2017. Minor Enrollments reports are located under Publications > Enrollments & Statistics.

  • REPORTS.UMD.EDU

    We have decommissioned Profiles, and replaced it with reports.umd.edu. See this new interactive site for information on enrollments, degrees, graduation rates, employees, and more.

    reports.umd.edu link
  • 2017-2018 Common Data Set

    The Common Data Set (CDS) for 2017-2018 has been posted. The CDS initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community to have a standard format of commonly requested data.

2017

  • Campus Counts Update - Fall 2017 data

    Fall 2017 student and employee data are now posted in Campus Counts reports. FY2017 degree data are also available.

  • Fall 2017 Student Data in Profiles

    Fall 2017 student data are now available in Profiles reports. Degree data for fiscal year 2017 has been added to all degree reports.

  • April 2017 Newsletter

    This IRPA Newsletter details the Decision Support Project and introduces new IRPA staff members.

  • Campus Counts: Spring 2017 Enrollments

    The Spring 2017 Enrollment report has been added to Campus Counts. With this report you can find counts of undergraduates and graduate students at the university broken down by full-time/part-time status, residency, gender, race/ethnicity, class standing, and college of major.

  • Spring 2017 Enrollment by Major

    The Enrollment by Major publication has been added for Spring 2017.

  • Spring 2017 Minor Enrollments

    IRPA has published the Spring 2017 Minor Enrollments report. This report provides total counts of minors by college and program for Spring 2015, Spring 2016, and Spring 2017. Minor Enrollments reports are located under Publications > Enrollments & Statistics.

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT by the Beginnings subgroup explores first-year students’ perceptions of and experiences with innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • Spring 2017 Student Data in Profiles

    Spring 2017 student data are now available in Profiles reports.

  • 2016-2017 Common Data Set

    The Common Data Set (CDS) for 2016-2017 has been posted. The CDS initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community to have a standard format of commonly requested data.

  • Fall 2016 Minor Enrollments

    IRPA has published the Fall 2016 Minor Enrollments report. This report provides total counts of minors by college and program for Fall 2014, Fall 2015, and Fall 2016. Minor Enrollments reports are located under Publications > Enrollments & Statistics.

2016

  • Reasons First-Year Students Selected UMD Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT by the Beginnings subgroup explores first-year students’ reasons for selecting and enrolling at UMD as well as their college completion plans.

  • First-Year Students’ Campus Communication Preferences

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT by the Beginnings Subgroup explores communication preferences of first-year students.

  • Trends in First-Year Student Perceptions Between 2008 and 2015 Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT by the Beginnings subgroup explores trends in student perceptions with questions asked on a bi-annual basis. Students were asked about a variety of topics including academics, social life, career direction, and resources.

  • Campus Counts Update - Fall 2016 data

    Fall 2016 student and employee data are now posted in Campus Counts reports. FY2016 degree data are also available. Updated College Profiles will be coming soon.

  • Civic Engagement Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT by the ACES subgroup explores juniors' and seniors' level and perspectives of their civic engagement.

  • Fall 2016 Student Data in Profiles

    Fall 2016 student data are now available in Profiles reports. Degree data for fiscal year 2016 has been added to all degree reports.

  • Learning Analytics Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT by the ACES subgroup explores students' perspectives of UMD using their data in learning analytics.

  • Selecting Courses and Using Syllabi Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT by the ACES subgroup explores factors contributing to students' course selections and how they use syllabi.

  • Spring 2016 Employee Data in Profiles

    Spring 2016 employee data are now available in Profiles reports.

  • 2016 Cultural Diversity Report

    Prepared by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment, this report evaluates the University's progress on the institutional plan to improve cultural diversity and other central diversity initiatives.

  • April 2016 Newsletter

    This IRPA Newsletter details the changes to IRPA's internal structure, introduces new staff members, and highlights the new College Profiles in Campus Counts.

  • Spring 2016 Minor Enrollments

    IRPA has published the Spring 2016 Minor Enrollments report. This report provides total counts of minors by college and program for Spring 2014, Spring 2015, and Spring 2016. Minor Enrollments reports are located under Publications > Enrollments & Statistics.

  • 2015-2016 Common Data Set

    The Common Data Set (CDS) for 2015-2016 has been posted. The CDS initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community to have a standard format of commonly requested data.

  • Student Achievement Measure (SAM) Data Posted

    The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) is a joint initiative led by several higher education associations to comprehensively examine college success rates using information from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). SAM allows institutions to represent not only their traditional graduates, but also students who have transferred elsewhere and graduated, and who are still enrolled here or elsewhere.


    Due to definition differences, SAM data will not match official university reports.

  • Spring 2016 Enrollment by Major

    The Enrollment by Major publication has been added for Spring 2016.

  • Spring 2016 Student Data in Profiles

    Spring 2016 student data are now available in Profiles reports.

  • Campus Counts: Spring 2016 Enrollments

    The Spring 2016 Enrollment report has been added to Campus Counts. With this report you can find counts of undergraduates and graduate students at the university broken down by full-time/part-time status, residency, gender, race/ethnicity, class standing, and college of major.

  • Campus Counts: 2015 College Profiles

    College profiles with Fall 2015 data are now available for all twelve academic colleges. Each profile contains a wealth of college-level data including: student enrollments, demographics, degrees awarded, retention/graduation rates, and faculty counts.

2015

  • Student Experiences with Diversity Snapshots

    These CAWG SNAPSHOTS by the Beginnings and RetComp subgroups explore perceptions of campus diversity. Freshmen and alumni were surveyed to produce these reports. They also align with the ACES subgroup’s work on the same topic, which was published earlier in 2015.

  • Campus Counts: Fall 2015 Employee Data

    Fall 2015 employee data are now available. Both the original Employee Summary and the Standar Occupational Classification (SOC) Employee Summary have been updated with Fall 2015 data. Additionally, Fall 2015 employee data are currently available in Profiles.

  • Campus Counts: Fall 2015 Student & Degree Data

    Fall 2015 student and degree data are now available in Campus Counts. All student profiles, enrollment maps, and application summaries have been updated. FY 2015 degree summaries have also been added to Campus Counts. Degree summaries are available at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree levels.

  • "Mean UG GPAs and Revised GRE Scores" Report in Profiles

    The updated GRE report using the revised scores is now available on Profiles. GRE scores are only captured for students submitting scores from the most recently revised version of the GRE. As a result, GRE scores in this report are only available after Fall 2012. GPA's are available for all years. This report is located under Students > Graduate.

  • Campus Counts: Fall 2014 SOC Employee Summary

    This new report looks at university employees by Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code. In the fall of 2012, the University transitioned to tracking all employees by SOC code. This is now standard practice among employers and has replaced, or is currently replacing, other methods of tracking employees.


    View more information on Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Reporting.

  • Transfer Student Experiences Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT by the RetComp subgroup explores transfer students’ social and academic experiences at UMD in addition to time management, finances, and commuting.

  • June 2015 Newsletter

    This IRPA Newsletter reports on UMD's AAUDE Data Challenge presentation win, our new minor enrollments report, the integration of Data Cookbook, and more updates on CourseEvalUM.

  • UMD Wins 2015 AAUDE Data Challenge Panel

    For its 2015 annual conference, the Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE) held its first Data Challenge Panel. A collaborative effort between the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment and the Graduate School, UMD's presentation utilized different data visualizations and creative animations to look at Doctoral Completion Rates and Doctoral Time-to-Degree exchange items. View the whole presentation here.

  • Student Achievement Measure (SAM) Data Posted

    In November 2013, UMD became one of the first institutions in the state to participate in the Student Achievement Measure (SAM). SAM is a joint initiative led by several higher education associations to comprehensively examine college success rates using information from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). SAM allows institutions to represent not only their traditional graduates, but also students who have transferred elsewhere and graduated, and who are still enrolled here or elsewhere.


    Recently, there was a small discrepancy between the official Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) reported six-year graduation rate and the SAM reported six-year graduation rate for UMD. In Fall 2014, UMD reported an official graduation rate of 85% for the Fall 2008 cohort of new first-time, full-time freshman. However, data housed in the NSC for this cohort of students did not fully reflect the total number of graduates from this cohort. As a result, SAM captured fewer degrees and reported a slightly lower 6-year graduation rate of 84%.

  • 2014-2015 Common Data Set

    The Common Data Set (CDS) for 2014-2015 has been posted. The CDS initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community to have a standard format of commonly requested data.

  • Spring 2015 Enrollment by Major

    The Enrollment by Major publication has been added for Spring 2015.

  • Junior/Senior Perceptions of Diversity Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT by the ACES subgroup explores UMD juniors’ and seniors’ perceptions of campus diversity.

  • Cultural Diversity Report 2015

    Prepared by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment, this report evaluates the University's progress on the institutional plan to improve cultural diversity and other central diversity initiatives.

  • Spring 2015 Student Data in Profiles

    Spring 2015 student data are now available in Profiles reports. Degree data for fiscal year 2014 has been added to all degree reports.

  • Minor Enrollments

    IRPA has published its first Minor Enrollments report. This report provides total counts of minors by college and program for Fall 2012, Fall 2013, and Fall 2014. Minor Enrollments reports are located under Publications > Enrollments & Statistics.

  • February 2015 Newsletter

    This IRPA Newsletter update reports on Profiles, graduate time-to-degree, an future IRPA trip to Johannesburg, and an update on CourseEvalUM.

  • Campus Counts: Spring 2015 Enrollments

    The Spring 2015 Enrollment report has been added to Campus Counts. With this report you can find counts of undergraduates and graduate students at the university broken down by full-time/part-time status, residency, gender, race/ethnicity, class standing, and college of major.

  • Freshman Interest in Social Causes Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT by the Beginning subgroup explores student interest in a variety of social issues relating to: education, environment, gender, LGBTQ, poverty, and race.

2014

  • November 2014 Newsletter

    This IRPA Newsletter covers enrollment projections and their implications, the methodology behind the U.S. News global rankings, and the new system for CourseEvalUM. Also included are IRPA staff changes, the most recent CAWG snapshots, and updates to Profiles and Campus Counts.

  • Fall 2014 Student Data in Profiles

    Fall 2014 student data are now available in Profiles reports. Degree data for fiscal year 2014 has been added to all degree reports.

  • Politics, Elections & Voting Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT by the Beginnings subgroup explores student interest and participation in the 2012 presidential election.

  • Campus Counts: Fall 2014 Student Data

    Fall 2014 student data are now available in Campus Counts. All student profiles, enrollment maps, and application summaries have been updated. The Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rates report has been updated as well.

  • Campus Counts: FY 2014 Degree Summaries

    FY 2014 degree summaries have been added to Campus Counts. Degree summaries are available at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree levels.

  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2014

    In the Spring of 2014, UMD participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). First-year and senior undergraduates answered questions about their participation in programs and activities offered at UMD. The report contains data on engagement indicators and high-impact practices.

  • Student Movers Report Tutorial

    The recently updated Student Movers Report is one of the more complex reports that Profiles offers. We have created an eleven minute video demonstration to provide a complete walkthrough the report and its intricacies. We hope this tutorial will help users better understand how to utilize the report and interpret the results.

  • Updated IRPA Website

    IRPA has completely revamped its website with a layout that we hope is much more user friendly. As a result of this update, previously bookmarked links may no longer be functional. If you have any difficulty finding something on our new website, you are welcome to contact our office through email or by phone (301-405-5590).

  • First Year Student Perceptions of Blended Learning Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT is from the Beginnings subgroup and explores data from a fall 2013 survey of freshmen. The report includes information on their experiences with and opinions of blended learning courses as well as their interest in using a variety of technologies for their coursework. It accompanies the "Junior and Senior Student Perceptions of Blended Learning" Snapshot by the ACES subgroup.

  • Junior and Senior Student Perceptions of Blended Learning Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT by the ACES subgroup explores student experiences with and opinions of blended learning courses as well as their interest in using a variety of technologies for their coursework. It accompanies the "First Year Student Perceptions of Blended Learning" Snapshot by the Beginnings subgroup.

  • June 2014 Newsletter

    This IRPA Newsletter looks at the achievement gap using facts and student perceptions. Also included is an announcement for the pilot of a new CourseEval system.

  • Student Movers Report Updated

    We are glad to announce that the Student Movers report in Profiles has been updated and is now available for use. This report is based on students who have entered the university as freshmen. The new report includes several revisions that were made in order to simplify the report and improve upon the information it provides.

  • Faculty Blended Learning Report

    The Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment (IRPA) invited all full-time faculty (tenured/tenure-track and non-tenured/tenure-track) to participate in an on-line survey exploring their experiences with and opinions of blended learning. This report was presented to the Provost's Commission on Blended and Online Learning.

  • Job Preparation Snapshot

    Are UMD students confident that they’ll get the job they really want after graduation? What about one that just pays the bills? This report discusses findings from a 2012 survey that asked juniors and seniors how well UMD was preparing them for the job force.

  • Campus Counts: Spring 2014 Enrollments

    The Spring 2014 Enrollment report has been added to Campus Counts. For a summary of the enrollments for this spring semester, check out the report here.

  • Spring 2014 Enrollment by Major

    The Enrollment by Major publication has been added for Spring 2014.

  • LGBTQ Climate Snapshot

    A Fall 2011 survey of freshmen asked "Is UMD a welcoming environment for LGBTQ students?" along with other questions. This report also focuses on student perceptions of their own comfort as well as their perceptions of other students' comfort with LGBTQ individuals.

2013

  • What UMD Could Do

    This report, entitled What UMD Could Do, contains reflections from recent UMD alumni about what the University of Maryland could have done to improve their experience in areas where they wished they had more opportunity. The document includes direct quotations organized by keywords that relate to academics, mentoring, co-curricular experiences, careers, and diversity, among other topics. We recommend choosing keyword categories to explore; a table of contents is included on the front page.

  • Time to Degree Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT of Student Experiences explores the factors that influence undergraduate students' degree planning and completion expectations; whether they are on track to graduate on time; and reasons some students plan to remain at Maryland more than four years.

  • Mentorship Programs Snapshot

    This CAWG SNAPSHOT of Student Experiences explores data from a 2011 survey of UMD freshmen about their experiences with mentorship programs. It addresses how many programs these students were offered or have considered, how they heard about the programs, whether and why they chose to participate, and which programmatic activities they perceived to be the most beneficial.

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