The Arkansas State University System understands the unsung nature of working with institutional data and would like to recognize and thank the dedicated and helpful individuals who work with data on a regular basis at the ASU campuses.
These professionals routinely help our office balance institutional autonomy with system consistency while constantly working to ensure the accurate, consistent, and timely reporting of institutional data. We appreciate their hard work and thank them for their continued help.
Reporting Guidelines & Data Dictionary
This Data Dictionary serves as the operational manual for the electronic submission of institutional data to the Arkansas State University System Office. The primary purpose of this document is to provide a framework for the institutions within the ASU System to provide accurate, consistent, and timely data.
In addition to outlining the various file layouts and data definitions commonly used by the System, this document contains a summary of reporting policies and deadlines, a listing of institutional contacts, relevant online links, and other applicable information. This is considered to be a living document that undergoes routine examination and revision to meet the changing data needs of the System, state and federal government, and individual institutions within the ASU System.
The data derived from this document are used to make informed governing decisions concerning ASU’s System of institutions. The data are also used by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, legislature, various media outlets, and other public and private entities within the State of Arkansas and beyond.
Please feel free to contact the research office with any questions or comments.