Data Champions Program

2018-19 Data Champions Program Poster Session

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Data Champions poster session! While the poster session represented the culmination of this year's program, we encourage you to communicate your findings with colleagues and turn these discoveries into action to support our students. We also want to encourage you to promote the use of data to support evidence-based decision-making. Be a Data Champion!

If you’d like to look back at the posters shared during this year’s poster session, please click on one of the thumbnails below to view that team’s poster.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and NSF in support of CSU Graduation Initiative 2025

Data Champions Program Overview

The Data Champions Program brings together selected campus administrators, faculty, and staff in an effort to facilitate data-informed decision-making in support of student success. The program is motivated by the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 (GI2025), SDSU strategic goals, and efforts to expand University data capabilities. By becoming proficient in the data tools available, Data Champions are empowered to identify potential predictors of and barriers to student success and to collaborate with colleagues to develop data-informed programs and initiatives in support of student success. Each college nominates one faculty, staff or administrator to serve as their Data Champion. Data Champion Coaches assist Data Champions and their College Student Success Teams by providing hands-on training, analyses support and consultation on institutional data.

Program Goals

  • Promote campus-wide evidence-based decision-making.
  • Encourage collaboration across units to enhance student success.
  • Communicate goals of GI 2025 and help campus units take ownership.
  • Engage faculty and staff in strategic planning and policy.