Initial Assessment:  The district does not have a business intelligence platform or sufficient visual and predictive analytics tools to provide expanded access to on-demand data in a user-friendly environment to support data informed decision making throughout the Los Rios community.

Plans:

  1. Conduct an assessment of the information and data needs of the Los Rios community.  Use the results to inform the comprehensive evaluation of enhanced business intelligence, visual analytic, and predictive analytic tools with the goal to deploy a business intelligence environment that will meet the needs of the diverse Los Rios community. 
    1. Lead(s): District Research
    2. Funding Sources: Program Development Funds 
    3. College and District Roles:  District Research in collaboration with DOIT Application Services and college research teams will provide project and technical leadership.  District and college administrators, Academic Senate, faculty, student services and other vested college stakeholders as appropriate will provide advisory and business goal clarification.
  2. Develop a prioritized list of business needs to inform a sequenced modular roll-out
    1. Lead(s): District Research
    2. Funding Sources: Program Development Funds 
    3. College and District Roles:  District Research in collaboration with DOIT and college research teams will provide project and technical leadership.  District and college administrators, Academic Senate, faculty, student services and other vested college stakeholders as appropriate will provide advisory and business goal clarification.

Indicators of Success:

  1. Delivery of an intuitive business intelligence environment that is easy to access and use and is nimble for our changing environment.
  2.  Access to on-demand data is available to inform enrollment management and support pathway initiatives and partnerships

Future Opportunities:

  1. Institutionalize the use of business intelligence, visual analytics and predictive analytics across the district and colleges to better inform the student experience.
  2. Engage in the ongoing development of new modules to meet the rapidly changing data needs and business requirements of the Los Rios District and each of the four colleges.