Center for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (CIPE)

The primary goal of the Center for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (CIPE) is to create an integrated model of evidence based decision making to support the University's leadership in its commitment to the core mission and progress towards strategic priorities.

The offices of Institutional Research & Analytics, Planning & Budget, and Assessment and Accreditation Support work together to provide you data reports and services that will enhance and support your data needs.

The Operating Budget, Tuition & Fees, and related financial information can be referenced on Planning and Budget's Office Reports web page.

Institutional surveys should refer to the Institutional Survey Policy. Once you review this policy, contact to get your institutional survey started.

Data Requests

For reports, dashboards, and other services, please submit a data request in the CIPE section on Data Assist. You will need to be logged in to myUSF to access Data Assist.

Please note for alumni data, you should contact their office directly at

Tableau Access

How to request for Tableau and / or ODSP account access

Please note that it is the requester’s responsibility to complete ALL the following steps before an account can be created.

  1. Complete the Infosec elevated security training. Use KB12023 as a reference to enroll yourself, or contact Neil Johnson to enroll to the required courses.
    When accessing the Banner Access Request form, please select “InfoSec  Elevated Access Training” box shown in step 2.
    Follow through the rest of the instructions to enroll and complete the courses.
    Remember to sign the “Confidentiality Agreement” at the end of the course.
  2. Once the appropriate training courses are completed, forward confirmation of completion to the security officer(s) listed below. For example, if you are accessing finance data, email should be sent to Ivy Efendioglu for approval, likewise, if you need to access student data, email Kevin Wilson for approval. Tableau / ODSP account will not be created without the approval.
    Security Officers by Business Area:
    Accounts Receivable: Bryan Wallander
    Advancement: Janice Lee
    Finance: Ivy Efendioglu
    Financial Aid: Lauren Kang
    General: Neil Johnson, Steve Bair
    Student: Kevin Wilson

  3. Create an ITS Help Desk ticket and include the text ETS >Data Analytics; this will be assigned to the appropriate staff member. Please paste the security officer’s approval into the ticket.

  4. After the Tableau account is created, please email  for access to specific reports and training. It will be helpful for us to know you received approval as well.

Training and Resources

Tableau User Guide: Covers basic navigation and functionality of Tableau Server environment.

Training Videos courtesy of Tableau (you will be asked to set up an account before access is allowed)

If applicable, please establish finance access before attending training.