CUPA-HR Connect

Data User Group Data Champions

Data Champion applications for 2021 have now closed.

CUPA-HR members and others turn to the CUPA-HR Data User Group in CUPA-HR Connect for a lot of reasons. Some are looking for guidance making data-informed HR decisions, while others are looking for practical tips on using CUPA-HR’s DataOnDemand tool.

To ensure the group provides robust information and engaging conversation for all its members, we’re inviting you to become a Data Champion!

What Is a Data Champion?

CUPA-HR Data Champions are volunteers who help support and guide the conversations in the CUPA-HR Data User Group.

An ideal Data Champion volunteer is someone who actively participates in online community groups by posting and responding to comments and questions. We’d love to have Data Champions who have experience with DataOnDemand (DOD), but that’s not a requirement. A great Data Champion could also be someone who loves using research and data in their work as a higher ed HR professional.

The community administrator, who is a member of the CUPA-HR national office staff, will reach out occasionally to the Data Champion volunteers for help responding to posts.

Ultimately, a Data Champion is a leader in the CUPA-HR Data User Group in CUPA-HR Connect.


As a Data Champion, you’ll be asked to:

  • Visit the Data User Group regularly to read and respond to posts.
  • Share about your interest in HR data and how your institution uses CUPA-HR or other data in its work.
  • Respond to posts shared by the CUPA-HR Research team to encourage active discussions.
  • Help the community administrator when needed to respond to specific posts.

As a Data Champion you’ll be asked to commit to:

  • Serving as a leader in the group until June 30, 2022 (or longer if you choose!)
  • Participating in a short conference call to welcome you as a Data Champion volunteer.
  • Posting or replying to a post at least 1-2 times per week.
  • Responding to email requests for assistance from the community administrator, a CUPA-HR national office staff member.
  • Encouraging interaction and discussion in the community.

As a Data Champion, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Establish yourself as a leader in the Data User Group and the higher ed HR profession.
  • Share your knowledge of data-driven decision-making and CUPA-HR’s DOD tool.
  • Develop lasting connections with your peers in the community.
  • Give back to the higher ed HR profession and CUPA-HR.
  • Support the development of a strong and engaged online community.
  • Expand your expertise in DOD and data-driven HR decision making.

To volunteer as a Data Champion, fill out the form. We’ll be in touch within a couple days to share next steps!