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Dashboard Shows Global Engagement Through Easy-to-Use Data

screen capture of dashboard landing pageWith the Year of PittGlobal providing a special focus on Pitt’s international partnerships and research, it’s important for University stakeholders to have access to information documenting these many activities. As a result, the University Center for International Studies and Office of the Provost have partnered to develop and release the Pitt Global Analytics and Insight dashboard.

With this new online tool, faculty and staff will have a high-level overview of the engagement Pitt has around the world, as well as summaries of student-centric data.

Data accessible via the dashboard broadly covers:

  • Citizenship locations of international students
  • Destinations for student experiences abroad
  • Inter-institutional international agreements
  • Language department course offerings and enrollments

“The Embracing the World section of the ‘Plan for Pitt’ uses the phrase ‘Pitt to the World, the World to Pitt.’ That philosophy is at the core of the global dashboard,” said Ariel Armony, vice provost for global affairs. “It’s interesting to see something so simple as students’ home countries or their study abroad destinations laid out on a map, but what’s truly exciting are the insights we can glean from the presentation of the data. It’s easier to embrace a world that you can relate to and that you begin to understand.”

Accessing PittGlobal Insights and Analytics

Accessing the dashboard is simple. Faculty and staff members can follow these step-by-step instructions and start exploring:

  1. Log in to my.pitt.edu.
  2. Type “PittGlobal Analytics” into the AskCathy search bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on the “PittGlobal Analytics and Insight” button that shows up in the search results.

The dashboard has been developed for use on desktop computers and currently does not work on tablets or smartphones.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found online.

Robust data for practical use

Faculty and staff members will find the dashboard a valuable resource to support a variety of research prompts — particularly during the Year of PittGlobal — including: 

  • Business units or departments looking for data to demonstrate global partnerships they are engaged in
  • Faculty researchers interested in viewing collaborations already in place and identifying new opportunities

“Through the curation and presentation of international activities at Pitt, we are building the type of foundational strength that will allow members of the Pitt community to leverage data to drive decisions, glean insights, form global partnerships and more,” said Stephen Wisniewski, vice provost for data information.

The dashboard’s data is sourced from core University systems including the University Data Warehouse, the Terra Dotta Software study abroad application and the Contraxx contract management platform for international partnership agreements. The dashboard replaces EnCompass, an older system that had limited interactivity, no report generation capability and modest audience awareness.

For more information or answers to questions about the PittGlobal Insights and Analytics Dashboard, email globaldashboard@pitt.edu.

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