This webpage has been developed to describe and provide regular updates on our academic data/dashboards and administrative services review process. UNCG is working with rpk GROUP, a leading higher education consulting firm to support our efforts to respond to the impact of the new UNC System funding formula and declining enrollments. This includes establishing a strong foundation of data access and visualization to support our ongoing planning and decision-making in Academic Affairs and at the University level. rpk’s efforts will allow UNCG to continually monitor and assess our academic offerings and understand how our administrative structures and services can better support the institution. The data will inform our decisions about our academic portfolio at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Through this process, we will ensure we are aligning our resources most effectively to facilitate the success of our students, faculty, and staff.
Dear Colleagues, We initially planned to post rubrics populated with data for each metric for each rubric category on September 25th. Based on feedback from training sessions and the desire to have 2023 fiscal data as part of the rubrics, our team needs two weeks to add 2023 financial data … Continued
The Portfolio Review rubrics have been finalized and are posted on the innovation/reinvention site. These revisions are the result of three listening sessions hosted by the Portfolio Review Task Force and the comments received via the online feedback form, where approximately 150 university stakeholders shared feedback about the rubric and the portfolio review process.
May 2, 2023
rpk Town Hall discussion
March 16, 2023
Open Forum with Provost Storrs and Deans
Regarding the draft Academic Portfolio Review Process.
External Grants and Contracts Activity Data: This data is provided by the Office of Research and Engagement and the Office of Contracts & Grants Accounting. Please note data is reported at the department/school level because all financial and personnel data systems are organized in this way rather than by program level.
This portion of the project will focus on supporting work underway to best position UNCG’s academic offerings.
In addition to a Data Team that will support the development of the academic dashboards, the project’s structure will utilize the following stakeholder groups for input and guidance:
Additional opportunities to ensure awareness, feedback and transparency from the broader campus community will also be provided.
The project began in January 2023. We anticipate the process to move through the remainder of the academic year, and will include the following milestone events:
|January 2023||Kick-off and Data Discovery|
|February – April 2023||Data Collection and Verification|
|March – April 2023||Dashboard #1|
|April – May 2023||Dashboard #2|
|March – July 2023||Integration with ongoing training program for department heads/chairs/school directors|
This portion of the project will focus on identifying areas for administrative service delivery improvements and potential cost savings.
If you have questions or comments about our internal academic process, please contact Provost Storrs at [email protected]. Questions about the administrative service review can be directed to Chief of Staff Waiyi Tse at [email protected]. Questions or comments regarding rpk’s engagement with the project can be directed to Mike Daly at [email protected].