Leveraging Institutional Data to Tell the University of California’s Story – Introduction to the UC Accountability Report and Information Center

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4:00pm-5:00pm with a Reception to Follow
8th Floor Barrows, Social Science Matrix Room 832 
Pamela Brown
Vice President of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP) at UC Office of the President

Higher education institutions are increasingly called upon to account for the value of a college degree and importance of research institutions.  As the largest public academic research institution in the world, the University of California (UC) must lead the way in advocating the purpose and importance of public higher education. The UC Accountability Report provides the eighth annual comprehensive assessment of the University's progress in meeting key teaching, research and public service goals across its 10 campuses. Similar data is presented in an interactive form in the Information Center. Both data sets provide the University's strategic planning, budgeting and performance management, as well as help the governing Board of Regents identify the most important policy issues facing UC. Pamela Brown will share some of these key findings as she demonstrates how UCOP is using institutional data to respond to performance outcome and accountability efforts while telling the UC story.


 Pamela Brown is the Vice President of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP).  She began working in the Office of the Provost at University of California Office of the President (UCOP) in November 2013.  IRAP produces evidence-based analysis and reports that inform and shape university management, strategic planning, policy, and decision support. Prior to coming to UCOP, Pamela worked sixteen years at UC Berkeley where her last role was Executive Director of the Office of Planning and Analysis (OPA).  In OPA, she partnered with stakeholders and led improvements in the campus reporting and planning environment. Pamela received her Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Public Policy and her B.A. in Applied Mathematics both from the UC Berkeley. Missed the event? Check out the recorded session on Youtube