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.

The Academic Dashboards can be found on the IRE website.

rpk was chosen as partners in this initiative because they have a proven track record of building the capacity of faculty and staff to replicate the work and use the results to inform institutional decision-making beyond the timeframe of the project. The project will be overseen by Debbie Storrs, Provost, and Executive Vice Chancellor, and Bob Shea, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, with additional input from the stakeholder groups.

The two-part focus on this effort, associated goals, stakeholder groups, and project timelines are identified below.

Latest Updates

  • Campus Email on New Data for Rubric Postings

    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

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  • Update from the Provost on Portfolio Review

    Dear colleagues,
    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.

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May 2, 2023

rpk Town Hall discussion

March 16, 2023

Open Forum with Provost Storrs and Deans

Regarding the draft Academic Portfolio Review Process.

Documents

School/College Phase 1 & Phase 2 Program Review Process

Data

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. 

Project Focus: Academic Data / Dashboards

This portion of the project will focus on supporting work underway to best position UNCG’s academic offerings.

Goals:

Stakeholder Groups

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:

  • Chancellor’s Council
  • Deans’ Academic Council
  • Academic Chairs/Heads/Program Directors
  • Associate/Assistant Deans
  • Graduate Council
  • Undergraduate Studies Council
  • Faculty Senate Executive Committee
  • Executive Steering Committee
  • Provost’s Council

Additional opportunities to ensure awareness, feedback and transparency from the broader campus community will also be provided.

Project Timelines

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:

Academic Data/Dashboards

January 2023Kick-off and Data Discovery
February – April 2023Data Collection and Verification
March – April 2023Dashboard #1
April – May 2023Dashboard #2
March – July 2023Integration with ongoing training program for department heads/chairs/school directors

Project Focus: Administrative Services Review

This portion of the project will focus on identifying areas for administrative service delivery improvements and potential cost savings.

Goals:

For more information

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].

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