The purpose of Decision Support is to provide knowledgeable campus users with access to data and information for decision-making. Central to Decision Support are the close involvement of data users and decision makers in its development, and access to data and metadata that are timely, relevant, accurate and consistent. The scope and complexity of this undertaking requires an ongoing shared stewardship among IAP, the Office of Information Technology, and key functional areas such as Enrollment and Student Services, the Controller’s Office, and the Budget Office.
It is important that campus employees have access to accurate, actionable information to carry out their responsibilities. Information Delivery is concerned with establishing appropriate access to information and leveraging existing tools to a range of individual information requirements.
To support effective and innovative management, University data must be: accessible and correctly represent the information needed; integrated across information systems; and managed as a University asset. This requires continuing formal and informal collaboration among data developers, data users, and campus decision-makers.
UNLV Data Warehouse
The UNLV Data Warehouse currently houses student-related data that are copied from the PeopleSoft transactional system in a format that allows for point-in-time trend and near real-time reporting. Plans include integrating data from the Student, Human Resources, and Finance systems, and developing related applications to support the diverse needs of the University community.