The U21 Data Sharing Supporting Strategy (DS³) Collaborative Group will promote and contribute to the sharing of expertise, performance indicators and measures, and data sharing across institutions, to support and inform strategic planning within and across the Universitas 21 (U21) network institutions. The strategic priorities and the annual workplan for the group will be formulated by the DS³ Steering Committee, who will oversee the activities of the collaborative group.
The DS³ Collaborative Group will meet annually (Annual Symposium) to review activities, and address strategic planning issues of significant importance in higher education institutions.
DS³ Collaborative Group Strategic Aims
The DS³ Collaborative Group will offer benefits to both the U21 network as a whole, and to the individual network institutions. The Group aims to:
- Provide a trusted, reliable source of validated data and data analyses.
- Produce evidence to support institutional planning, policy and decision-making.
- Provide data analyses to contribute to the wider knowledge of how the network and individual institutions function.
- Support Senior Leaders and Clusters through provision of information and analyses supporting their strategic aims.
- Develop a mechanism for institutional benchmarking and periodic review.
DS³ Steering Committee Membership
The DS³ Steering Committee is chaired by the Lead of the DS³ Collaborative Group. The membership of the Steering Committee will be determined by the Chair in consultation with the other existing members of the Steering Committee, and appointments will be made to ensure geographical diversity and representation. No more than one committee member per U21 member university will be permitted, however co-option will be considered where specialist expertise is desired. Co-opted members will not be granted voting rights.
The DS³ Steering Committee will meet at least twice per year by teleconference, and face-to-face annually, at the DS³ Collaborative Group Annual Symposium.
Chair of the Steering Committee
Associate Professor Amanda Gibney, University College Dublin
Steering Committee Members
Ms Olivia Kew-Fickus, University of Birmingham
Ms Maura McGinn, University College Dublin
Martin Boyle, University of Glasgow
Sharon A La Voy, University of Maryland
Dr Taizan Chan, National University of Singapore
Ms Lei Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Mr Enrique Montemayor, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Terms of Reference for Steering Committee
- To support and strengthen the U21 network and network institutions’ strategic planning capabilities through collaborative data sharing
- To work collaboratively with the U21 Clusters on identified issues of key strategic importance
- To formulate the strategic priorities and the annual workplan for the DS³ Collaborative Group
- To identify funding opportunities to support the DS3Collaborative Group’s activities
- To organise the DS³ Collaborative Group Annual Symposium
- To provide regular reporting to the Provost of U21
Leveraging U21 DS³Collaboration: Sharing data and practice, and developing insights
The DS³ 2019 Annual Symposium will take place on 2 and 3 May at the University of Maryland. The Steering Committee invites all DS³ Network Contacts (or their designee) from member institutions across the U21 to attend.1 - 3 May 2019