Planning Data and Resources

The SBS Dean's Office has produced a variety of data and resources to help support SBS department and program planning and decision-making. Below are links to Box folders and examples of files that can help Chairs, Directors, faculty, and staff quickly find useful information including, but not limited to, department budgets, course scheduling, enrollments, and demographics.

Budget and Finance
(Department dashboards, CPE revenues, state allocations)

Enrollment Management
(Enrollment management guide, course enrollments, course distribution grids)

Headcounts and Demographics
(Enrollment profiles, degrees awarded, faculty and staff headcounts)

Strategic Plans
(Campus, SBS, and departmental strategic plans)

Undergraduate Program Resources
(Curriculum and advising guidance, assessments and reports, guide to undergraduate programs)

If you have any questions or requests regarding planning data and resources, contact Saulo DePaula, Associate Director for Analytics, Special Projects, and Events.


Other useful sources of data and resources at UMass Amherst include:

The Office of Institutional Research (OIR): OIR provides information and analysis that supports the decision-making process, complies with reporting requirements of external agencies, and responds to ad hoc requests for information. Many of the official statistics about the campus, and Academic Affairs in particular, are reported by OIR. Commonly searched data provided by OIR include:

Student Success Collaborative Campus (SSC Campus): SSC Campus is a retention and persistence platform. Provided within the platform are a variety of tools to proactively advise, monitor student success, and evaluate performance/interaction trends for students. SSC Campus also offers student appointment scheduling, proactive appointment-based outreach, event check-in, tracking of student interactions/documenting student interactions, reporting and analytics, and early alert and referral pathways.

UMetrx: UMetrx is the UMass Amherst data warehouse reporting environment. Use UMetrx to run various reports, depending on your access, such as class roster data, low enrollment reports, and enrollment trend data.