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We don’t just guess.

Data informs our decision-making.

We will increase access to actionable data that empowers WSU employees to gain valuable insights and make informed and timely decisions.

WSU System President Kirk Schulz

Listen to President Kirk Schulz talk about the importance of data management in the 2023 State of the University address.

Changing WSU’s approach to data

The Data Management Program is a system-wide, multi-phase program that will transform how we manage and approach data, analytics, and the underlying technology to support. It will build on current efforts to improve data-informed decision-making at all levels.

Together, we are building a culture where everyone has the knowledge and tools they need to access, store, share, and transform data system-wide.

Why create this program?

While some WSU data moves through large, centralized systems and is stored centrally, much of it is siloed and difficult to access.

It can be hard to report on and analyze data from multiple sources, and even harder to visualize that data in a way that helps leaders gain clear insights. Through anecdotes and survey responses from hundreds of employees, we know we have plenty of room to improve. That’s where this program comes in.

Program progress: Phase 1

The embedded dashboard below shows the status of phase 1 activities for the program. Click or tap anywhere on the dashboard to open it larger in a new tab.

Blue circles indicate completion, and green means a task is on track. Scroll horizontally on the Gantt chart to see overlapping activities.

Learn more about specific activities on the Program Timeline.

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