Institutional Research and Academic Planning
University of California
IRAP Bulletin
December 2016
Welcome to the winter edition of the Institutional Research & Academic Planning (IRAP) Bulletin. This Bulletin is published on a quarterly basis and highlights timely, relevant data and research which can support your work and interests.

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Collaborative Learning and Knowledge Sharing
IRAP always wants to be part of collaborative learning and sharing the knowledge we gain through our work. We presented what we learned on the impact of undergraduate research participation, along with systemwide programs like UC Education Abroad, the UCDC program and Sacramento Center and a new framework to demonstrate the value of a college degree at the annual CAIR (California Association for Institutional Research) Conference held in Los Angeles this past November. Our UC campus colleagues presented their insights on topics ranging from predictive and course level analytics, using SAS and data mining to identify grading practices, and constructing peer institutions; these presentations will be available mid-month at the CAIR website.

IRAP staff also shared insights on how we do our work, including support of data quality efforts, modernizing report production efforts, and managing institutional research behind the scenes. And at the Tableau Conference in Austin, Texas, we presented on how we built the UC Information Center.
Research at UC

IRAP collaborates with campuses and with various UCOP divisions in examining how UC research leads to innovation and in analyzing the award and expenditure data to ensure that UC's efforts to secure external support for these critical activities continue to be successful. Summary metrics can be found in the Research Chapter of the UC Accountability Report (Chapter 9).

IRAP examined how UC is an integral part of the operations of California state agencies, providing research expertise, institutional support of social service delivery, education program development and environmental monitoring. The University of California serves as an important research resource for CalTrans, and has received nearly $228M in project funding over the past six years. Almost 75% of CalTrans funding to UC is directed towards research, and about 25% supports public service programs.

IRAP also explores in detail federal research funding, non-profit project funding, and the increasing importance of corporate research funding.

New Report on Staff Workforce
In partnership with UCOP’s Human Resources department, IRAP produced the recently released 2015 staff workforce profile report. The Staff Workforce Profile provides a picture of the University of California staff workforce, which is made up of employees in executive, management, clerical/administrative, clinical, technical, maintenance, student staff, and other occupational areas. This year’s report highlights key changes in workforce funding, particularly associated with the growth in health science operations, along with changes in racial and gender diversity and separations, including retirement.
What's new in the UC Information Center
Here are a few timely and updated dashboards and data tables we encourage you to check out:
  • A new faculty and staff FTE data table provides information by general campus or health science affiliation, fund source, and location.
  • CA's freshman diversity pipeline to UC illustrates the paths of California students as they move through the senior year of high school to freshman enrollment at a UC campus. The data show promising progress—and work ahead—ensuring UC is diverse and inclusive for all California students.
  • The degrees awarded dashboard now includes 2015-16 data, showing the largest graduating student cohort in UC’s history.
  • The transfers by major data table provides helpful admissions data for counselors, community colleges and prospective transfer students.
  • An admissions by source school data table provides detailed information on high school and community college applicants, admittees and enrollees, by UC campus, ethnicity and GPA.
Coming up in Spring 2017
Look for our spring 2017 Bulletin to discover final fall 2016 enrollment figures, PhD completions and time to degree topic brief and dashboard, and an update on the five year planning perspectives report. 

Until then, learn more about the IRAP team—our content area experts and the services we provide in the spirit of collaboration and service to the mission of the University of California.
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