The University of Colorado today launched an online data center containing information about the school's finances and academic practices -- a move that comes amid controversy over tuition-funded raises for top administrators and a proposed state law that would require colleges in the state to maintain a database that includes employee salaries.
CU's "Accountability Data Center" -- cu.edu/accountability -- compiles data that previously was distributed among several CU websites.
“Accountability and transparency are among the university's most important guiding principles as articulated by the Board of Regents,” said board chairman Kyle Hybl in a statement. “The CU Accountability Data Center provides our constituents with one website where they can review budget, academic and general information about the operations of the entire CU system.”
University officials say they have been developing the site over the past several months.