What is the UNC Data Dashboard?
The UNC Data Dashboard is a new interactive, online tool for accessing, exploring, and generating customized views of detailed performance data on the University of North Carolina system and its 17 campuses.
Why was the Dashboard Created?
In an era of constrained financial resources and amid growing public demand for greater transparency, productivity and accountability, the UNC system continues to seek out ways to operate more efficiently and effectively, without sacrificing academic quality. The UNC Data Dashboard is a natural outgrowth of University’s five-year strategic plan and provides University leaders, state policymakers, and the public an easy-to-use, customizable tool for monitoring, tracking, and assessing institutional performance, progress toward identified goals, and impact.
The Dashboard is designed to:
- Improve data access and transparency.
- Improve data consistency.
- Track progress towards system and campus goals.
- Support more informed decision- and policy-making.
- Demonstrate and gauge campus productivity and impact.
- Provide detailed, customized views of data over time.
What Will I Find on the Dashboard?
The Dashboard provides system-level and institution-specific data on selected core measures over multiple years. It allows users to dig deeper into the data, sort data by multiple variables, and download data for further analysis.
In Phase 1 of the UNC Data Dashboard, the focus is on four core measures:
- Degrees Conferred
- Graduation Rates
Post-Graduation Employment in NC
(Through a partnership with the NC Department of Commerce's Labor & Economic Analysis Division (LEAD), UNC is able to track the employment outcomes of our students who stay and work in North Carolina.)
In coming months, the Dashboard will be augmented to include system and campus-specific data on transfer students, peer comparisons, research expenditures and technology transfer.
For the best dashboard experience, we recommend the use of Chrome or Firefox browsers. Compatibility with tablet devices, mobile phones, or Internet Explorer 10 is under development and coming soon.