Welcome to the Decision Support Toolkit (DSTk), CU Denver’s ever-evolving analytics platform, designed to support school and college leaders in addressing academic and fiscal planning challenges. The DSTk synthesizes institutional data from financial, academic, and HR data sources, providing accessible and actionable information to assess the efficiency and financial health of units and to support data-informed decision making.
Each of the DSTk modules will focus on the three pillars of financial sustainability -- revenue generation, cost containment, and reallocation of resources. With these three pillars in mind, the DSTk provides the information needed to dig deep into business components and thrive while operating under the incentives-based budget model, ultimately supporting CU Denver’s strategic priority in achieving long-term financial sustainability.
The DSTk is a platform that will grow with the needs of the campus, down to the department level. Its collaborative design and development process bring together contributors from every area of the institution.
Below you will find our pre-release tools, the Scenario Planner and the Breakeven Tool, for your use in planning for the semesters ahead. Please keep in mind, you must be on the university's network or VPN and log in with authorized credentials to access the DSTk.
The complete Decision Support Toolkit (version 1) will be released toward the end of Summer 2020 and will include the four modules outlined below:
This tool provides an overview of your school/college's inputs and outputs. Assess trends and comparative data to guide strategic decision-making.
Dive into trends and comparisons across programs. Use this tool to determine which programs are producing successful students and sufficient revenues.
Explore trends in student credit hours, student outcomes, fill rates and more. Start with an overview of your school/college, then dig into departments and subject areas for more insight.
Get familiar with the instructional costs and outputs in your unit. Begin with an overview of faculty types and credit hours produced, then dig into detail for programs and subject areas.
Don't see the data you're looking for?
Authorized faculty and staff can find additional data resources in Tableau Server by logging in with their university credentials.