Things to consider before starting a data request:
Do not wait until the last minute to submit a data request. As there is a constant demand for data, we may not be able to fulfill your request by your specified due date if it is submitted without advanced notice. At least two weeks are needed, depending on the data request and current IR workload. If you need your request fulfilled in less than two weeks, you will need to get approval from a Vice President or Dean, and will need to submit proof of that approval in the request form.
Carefully research what is needed before filling out the request and be very detailed in describing the data requirements. Is your request limited to a certain type of student, a certain year or term, a specific campus? Changes made to the request once it is in progress may result in a longer wait time.
If you would like data on a specific cohort of students (e.g., students in a major or learning community), best data will be obtained if their student IDs are provided. However. IR will reach out to you and provide a secure way to exchange the information. Thank you for doing your part in keeping our students safe!
Take time to think about how your request is linked to the RCC Strategic Plan if you have not already