ODS | Office of Decision Support | University of South Florida

  • conolidation

    ODS played a key role during consolidation.

  • The ODS Data Dive meetings provide information to representatives across the university.

    The ODS Data Dive meetings provide information to representatives across the university. This photograph was taken prior to covid-19 masks and social distancing requirements.

  • ODS staff

    The ODS Team showing their Bulls spirit. This photograph was taken prior to covid-19 masks and social distancing requirements.

What is ODS?

A USF office committed to:
• Facilitating decision-making by providing data, analysis, business solutions, and reporting;
• Coordinating reporting and related needs across all USF campuses;
• Facilitating academic planning and new degree request;
• Supporting the strategic planning efforts by ensuring competitive performance and regional accreditation;
• Collaborating with other USF units to display critically needed information via dashboards, the DARE Dashboards, for example.

How Can ODS Help Me?

• Provides valid, reliable and actionable analyses to support decision-making;
• Serves as the official data and reporting source for student and faculty data;
• Promotes sound assessment practices across all academic programs and support units;
• Provides oversight of program planning and review, and quality improvement initiatives;
• Provides student and faculty data, analytics and modeling for units campus-wide;
• Coordinates with the state governing body, external reporting, and accrediting agencies.

ODS Highlights

  • View ODS Annual Reportannual-report
  • View the Fact Bookletfact-booklet