If you’ve checked your Temple email recently, you’re probably already aware that Temple University is implementing several new processes due to some recently discovered “data issues”. Not only is this very apropos but it got me thinking about the work breakdown structure for the new processes as outlined below. Becuase of the high visibiltiy (and damage control) I think that Temple needs a very high degree of accuracy for this project. There also needs to be clear risk management to avoid further problems with Temple’s data.
What does everyone else think about what happened? What are the major risks that Temple should think about?
Here’s an article about the “issue” for anyone interested in an outside opinion –> Read More
From the email delivered on 7/11/18 by JoAnne A. Epps, Executive Vice President and Provost
As a result of the issues uncovered by this review, it is clear that the university needs to implement new processes to ensure the highest degree of data integrity. Therefore, the university is implementing a variety of measures at Fox, all other schools and colleges, and other university offices that are responsible for data submissions.
Fox intends that the workflow for the new performance analytics unit entail:
Step 1 – Data Aggregation: The following four elements will be aggregated, collected and organized by Dr. Manaka with the aid of an assistant director.
- Program, graduate and faculty data, and financial services or debt data
- Enrollment and cohort data
- Job data from the Center for Student Professional Development and the placement team
- Other required information not specifically captured above
Step 2 – Data Inspection: Dr. Manaka will verify the accuracy of the data, with input and assistance from relevant program directors and Fox School staff.
Step 3 – Data Verification: Dr. Manaka will review the data with Senior Associate Dean Kent and Senior Vice Dean Campbell.
Step 4 – Data Submission: Following approval by Institutional Research and Assessment (IRA), Dr. Manaka will submit the data and be the liaison with external publications.
Where possible, a copy of the submission will be provided to the dean for post-submission review.
In addition, through IRA, my office will assist the Fox School in developing processes for data compilation, aggregation, inspection, verification and submission processes to ensure reliability and veracity.