Case study: institutional data reporting in action
A higher education institution asked Baker Tilly to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of institutional data reporting operations and resources.
Baker Tilly solution
Our Baker Tilly team helped the institution by reviewing documentation and interviewing key personnel to understand the institution’s framework for data reporting and assess consistency with the instructions set by external agencies. In addition, our team conducted testing procedures by obtaining and reviewing supporting documentation for reported data to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), U.S. News and Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey.
Our team identified that the institution did not have formalized data definitions, a quality review process or data governance policies in place. Our team provided guidance on creating a robust data verification process that allows for a robust review before institutional data is disseminated.
For more information on institutional data reporting, or to learn more about how Baker Tilly’s higher education internal audit specialists can help your institution, contact our team.