IBM Cognos is an enterprise tool that is used for retrieving data from the data warehouse. The software is designed to enable business users without technical knowledge to be able to access data.
Cognos can be accessed at https://insight.illinoisstate.edu/.
The following reports are available in Cognos for departmental use if access is approved.
Contains data regarding students who have applied and have been admitted. Requesting access to this package includes the Reports and Ad hoc access (the ability to edit and create reports).
Contains snapshot data taken every tenth day of the term. This package is frequently used for compliance reporting.
Departmental - This package includes current student contact information, student academic information (career, academic standing, academic level, major/minor of study), and course information (classes enrolled, class enrollment status, grades, units taken).
Ad hoc access (the ability to edit and create reports) can only be requested two weeks after receiving access to the Records and Enrollment package. Ad hoc access is extremely limited to users who demonstrate a strong business need that either current reports or data requests cannot fulfill. The business case provided must clearly identify why the current reports available does not meet your reporting needs.