The mission of the Center for Analytics Research & Education (CARE) is to engage and utilize the knowledge of our students, faculty, and staff to help promote pro-social behavioral change within organizations and society.
To promote and enhance the reputation of the university and the center, CARE will live by the motto "Analytics for Good" by avoiding projects that would have a negative impact on society and seeking out those that have a positive impact.
Two primary components that are inextricably linked:
- Gain new knowledge through academic research, conferences and papers.
- Applied projects, such as consulting and workshops.
- Provide support to help internal and external systems through increasing the quantity and quality of data collection and analyses.
- Support to degree program by hosting and supporting projects for students.
- Executive education through consulting and workshops.
- Help university think about ways to improve the education process.
Big data is inherently interdisciplinary and the need to appeal to all disciplines demonstrating the enhancement of research and other hidden relationships is vital to the advancement of the university.
Aligning with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity and peace and justice. As a center that focuses on "analytics for good," each research project that CARE conducts ties back to one of the seventeen goals. While many of our projects affect more than one goal, our research streams focus on reaching zero hunger, aiding affordable and clean energy and providing quality education. CARE's work particularly aligns with the following Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal 2: Zero Hunger - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 5: Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy
Goal 8: Decemnt Work and Economic Growth - Promotoe inclusive and sustainable economig growth, employment and decent work for all
Goal 15: Life on Land - Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss