News & Updates
On April 4, Craig Rudick, Executive Director of Institutional Research and Lead Data Scientist, and Todd Brann, Director of Analytics, Assessment and Decision Support for the Office of Academic Excellence, gave a presentation to the Kentucky Student Success Summit outlining the new UK Leveraging Economic Affordability for Developing Success (LEADS) initiative.
Over the next several years, under this initiative, the university will begin to award more of its institutional aid based on financial need. This new strategy has been previously featured in national publications, including Inside Higher Ed. Much of the quantitative research that underpins this initiative, showing the high impact of unmet financial need on student success, has been conducted by the Institutional Research Data Science team, and the ongoing data and analyses supplied by the Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics team are a critical element of the implementation strategy.
The re-envisioned IRAA website provides visitors a clean and organized design with an enhanced user experience and seamless navigation. The most important feature of the new design is the Interactive Fact Book, which significantly enhances visitor’s ability to access information, visualize trends, and “slice and dice” data in meaningful ways. The new site also includes numerous other enhancements, including improved customer support information, explanatory videos, and easier access to campus resources. Please take a moment to explore the new features!