The Data, Analytics and Institutional Research (DAIR) team celebrated a major milestone Nov. 4 as that day's training class pushed the total number of Insights 2.0 users trained at UNT to over 1,000. Class members received UNT blankets as a thank you for helping the university reach this milestone, which has been a goal since training on Insights 2.0 began last year.
The self-service data analytics and information program allows users to quickly explore huge volumes of UNT data — related to students, academics, student engagement, finance and faculty — to identify patterns and trends, solve problems, and predict future performance. The program has already helped trained users leverage data differently to assist in achieving record enrollment numbers, improving graduation and retention initiatives, and surfacing trends related to grading practices, financial aid processes and more. In addition to new user training, DAIR offers refresher, super user, BDN, developer, card swipe and budget training.
"Reaching 1,000 trained users is a huge milestone in terms of analytic maturity and building a culture where a community can access, trust and leverage data to improve student and institutional outcomes at UNT," says Associate Vice President of DAIR Jason Simon. "I am so very proud of our entire team, partners and our users who continue to leverage the suite of analytic products.”
DAIR has already set a new goal of training 1,500 users. Find more information about Insights 2.0 or sign up for training.
Pictured from left, top row, are Brandon Suzuki with UNT Libraries and Adriana Martin with Budget and Operations, and bottom row, Laila Reis with the Honors College, Nancy Bouchard with the Department of Spanish and Sarah Goocher with the College of Music.