WAP research and analytics at Ulster University.
The University collects and analyses a wide range of student data in compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This data is used to make data-informed decisions that guide educational interventions which can lead to student success and can be measured by improved student satisfaction, retention, attainment and/or learning gain.
WAP data is used for decision-making related to target setting, performance monitoring, identifying areas in need of additional support for students and ensuring resources are allocated where they are most needed.
The various stakeholders in WAP across the University require different levels and modes of WAP data. A collaborative approach is consequently of high value in the design, collation, interrogation and visualisation of the data to ensure that it is robust and meaningful, fit for purpose and appropriately used.
A WAP Analytics working group representing all key stakeholders which reports to the Fair Access, Participation and Student Success Sub-Committee has been established.
During 2018, Ulster University staff took part in national Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) analytics labs projects.