Official University Reporting

The OIA University Reporting group converts transactional data from UB’s operational systems into official and strategic information used to support campus analytics, reporting and institutional research.  

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These data also provide the trusted foundation upon which major UB policy initiatives and allied assessment, effectiveness and analytic efforts are based.  This includes creating the data and functional rules to populate InfoSource table schemas such as SUNY_IR, UBS_ENT, and PS_RPT_TUITION_REVENUE.  The group also manages OIA’s extensive processing infrastructure and is often called upon to architect custom database and functional solutions to support a variety of campus needs.  Finally, University Reporting facilitates UB’s ability to fuse information sourced from all major processing platforms through its maintenance of the campus Entity/Hierarchy system, HUB's Academic Structure and SIRI’s Organizational Reporting Structure.

For further information, please contact:

Mark L. Molnar

Assistant Vice President for University Reporting and Senior Data Architect

410P Crofts Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3854


General Distribution

  • Common Data Set
    The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among higher education data providers to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided across institutions through the development of clear, standard data items and definitions. 
  • Data Cookbook
    A system which provides the framework to define and catalog definitions used for campus analytics and reporting.
  • Entity/Hierarchy System
    The Entity/Hierarchy system is the official campus system of record to identify operating elements used by the institution to support its operations.  Operating elements include items such as student majors, course subjects, administrative offices and research centers.  Each item is assigned a unique 4 digit numeric code to support identification across university systems as well as a 10 digit code to support sorting within an organized framework.
    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 
  • NSF-NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) jointly conduct an annual national survey of graduate students and postdoctorates in science and engineering fields.
  • University Factbook
    The UB Factbook is an intensive reporting effort spanning the depth and breadth of university operations.  It provides an interactive compendium of frequently requested official information about the institution.

Internal Resources

  • Enrollment Reports
    Enrollment centric displays created in Tableau and Oracle.
    Users interact with OIA’s Enrollment Matrix via Oracle’s Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE).
  • Retention
    Enrollment centric displays created in Tableau and Oracle.
  • Tableau
    Tableau is a data visualization tool used extensively across the university.  A key component of the effort – the Tableau server – is hosted by Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS) and maintained by OIA.
  • University Reporting Associates
    University Reporting Associates (URA) help foster a culture of understanding about the data and information driving UB's decision-making efforts.