Metrics are tools designed to facilitate decision-making and improve performance and accountability through collection, analysis, and reporting of relevant performance-related data. Institutional leaders can use metrics to document current circumstances and evaluate organizational health. EDUCAUSE Analytics Services offers a wide range of resources on metrics, specifically Core Data Service. Colleges and universities use Core Data Service benchmarks to inform IT strategic planning and management. CDS participants submit IT staffing, financials, and services data in an annual survey, and gain access to comparative data from peer institutions. Have questions about the CDS Survey? Join one of the many 2023 CDS Study Group Member QuickTalks.
EDUCAUSE now has a Data Literacy Institute to help higher education professionals at all levels use, data confidently. This institute provides foundational knowledge needed to facilitate effective data-informed decision-making.