It is the mission of Decision Support to offer a range of information delivery tools tailored to the contextual requirements of campus data users.
The first of these tools, UNLV Analytics, is designed for key data users with advanced technical and analytic skills to access data in the UNLV Data Warehouse. These individuals typically provide information support for large administrative and academic units. Subsequent tools will focus on the needs of a broader array of individuals. These tools will range from interactive dashboards that dynamically present aggregated data, to user-driven custom applications.
Information delivery tools must be tailored to the type of data they are designed to present. Initial development efforts centered on developing data marts that provide access to point-in-time snapshot or census data, primarily to meet institutional, state and federal reporting mandates. Thus, the delivery tools will be designed to support trend analysis, accountability reports, and student tracking. As development efforts transition to near real-time data, the delivery tools will be adapted and based on campus requirements for continuously updated information displays.