Michigan Insights oN Demand (MIND) Program

The Michigan Insights oN Demand Program was established to change the landscape on how the U-M community accesses and uses data to make data-informed decisions. The program hopes to position the university to achieve the Data-informed Decision Making Ecosystem Vision at U-M that was created in partnership with the vice president for information technology and chief information officer.

The MIND program will work to achieve a future state where:

  • Students, faculty, and staff have access to real-time and authoritative data via secure, role-based access.
  • Data consumers are focused on research, analysis, and decision-making, and not on databases, data architecture, and becoming experts in complex tools.
  • ITS provides services, technologies, federated data governance, and support for data informed decision making capabilities that the university community value both now and in a rapidly evolving future.
  • Supporting Data-Informed Decision Making is an ITS Area of Focus.

Current Workstreams & Program Office

Workstreams are organized into projects and coordinated by the MIND Program Office. If you have any questions about any of these workstreams, contact the program office at its.mind.lead@umich.edu.

Program Sponsors: Jim Behm, Vijay Thiruvengadam

Program Director: Amber MacKenzie, Director of Data and Analytics

Program Team: Ann Tuttle, Chris Eagle, Jennifer Swaney, Mallory Kwiatkowski, Mandie Chapman, Patrick Franklin, Patty Giorgio, Svetla Sytch