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Activity Hubs

Learn about Activity Hubs; employee, financial, research, and student data repositories.

Activity Hubs are UC San Diego's modernized data warehouse environment, running on the SAP Hana platform. The Activity Hubs are comprised of 5 primary data domains: Employee, Facilities, Financial, Research, and Student. Each domain contains a carefully curated collection of data (a.k.a Curated Views), ensuring a single source of truth for optimized analysis and reporting. Data is blended across domains to support rich analysis capabilities. 

Access to the Activity Hubs is different across each data domain. The access workflow is defined by the data steward of that domain. In each case, it involves the requestor filling out a request form with the manager and data steward approval. Once access is granted, report developers can access the data using Cognos and Tableau.

Report Developers

Report developers are individuals who have been granted access to the Activity Hubs and are responsible for creating and designing reports and analytics. They are required to undergo training and approval processes before being granted access to the data.

Report Consumers

Report consumers, on the other hand, are individuals who use the reports and analytics created by report developers to make data-driven decisions. They do not have direct access to the data or the tools used to create the reports.

Data Review and Analysis

Data activity from each enterprise system and data source is run through a rigorous process of confirmation and quality assurance before it is stored in areas called "hubs."

With approval to access hub data, report developers can build reports using the Cognos and Tableau data visualization tools. Report consumers can view and run developer-created reports to analyze data from one or more hubs.

Communities of Practice are groups of developers and data and analytics tool users who meet to educate and guide Activity Hub others in data analysis and use of the Cognos and Tableau tools.

Employee Activity Hub

The Employee Activity Hub (EAH) serves as the authoritative source of employee data for UC San Diego and provides a single, unified view of employee information across various systems and departments. The primary data source for EAH is UC Path. It also contains information about required training, derived from UC Learning. 

The EAH supports the analysis of positions, pay, training, performance, and employee engagement. 

Facilities Activity Hub

Supporting blended facilities reporting and analysis, the Facilities Activity Hub (FacAH) is a central repository for UC San Diego enterprise system data as it relates to all facilities activity across relevant systems.

This hub contains data from current and future facilities systems, including space, personnel assignments and department allocation information. Allocation pattern analysis, space planning and forecast reporting, multi-department analysis, and person-assigned spaces data are available using the Cognos and Tableau visualization tools. Blending the facilities' data from FacAH with other Activity Hubs is supported in Cognos.

Financial Activity Hub

Supporting blended financial reporting and analysis, the Financial Activity Hub (FinAH) is a central repository for UC San Diego enterprise system data as it relates to all financial activity across relevant systems, starting with the Financial Information System (FIS).

FinAH data includes ledger, budget, and student financial information. Activity pattern analysis, budget and forecast reporting, multi-fund analysis, and tuition revenue modeling are available using the Cognos and Tableau visualization tools. The blending of financial data from FinAH with other Activity Hubs is also supported.

Research Activity Hub

The Research Activity Hub supports the analysis of sponsored projects including pre and post award. The primary data source for RAH is Kuali Research. Major operational reports built on RAH include current awards and pending proposals, award obligations by totals per fiscal year, and quarterly award snapshots among others.

The BIA team partners closely with OCGA to continue to enhance RAH. Recent enhancements to RAH include a new subaward view and subaward invoice view. In process is the addition of Kuali IRB and COI data to support compliance reporting.

Student Activity Hub

The Student Activity Hub (SAH) is a central repository for multiple sources of student data, which enhances reporting and analysis of enrollment, demographics, major/minor changes, progression, retention, graduation and time to degree, with data from Integrated Student Information Systems (ISIS).

The SAH is a crucial tool for learning analytics, as it integrates data from various sources including Canvas. With the ability to analyze student engagement, performance, and behaviors, SAH can help identify patterns, trends, and predictors of student success. Leveraging this information, analysts can develop interventions and strategies to support students throughout their learning journey.

Activity Hubs in Planning

Activity Hubs for Alumni & Advancement and Workflow data are in the planning stages.

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