Presentations and Publications

The members of the Office of Decision Support participate regularly in regional and national conferences and make professional presentations on topics related to institutional research, data governance, data warehousing and business intelligence.  Links to the supporting materials for these presentations are provided below.

  • Crooker, J., Shi, Q., Nelson, T. and Bradley, S. (2019, October). Multiple Approaches to Assessing the Impacts of Student Success Initiatives: Three Examples at UNLV. Presented at the Annual Conference of Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research. Midway, UT.
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  • Bradley, S. (2019, May). Automating Custom Peer Reports Using IPEDS Data with SQL, R and LaTeX. Invited presentation (RMAIR 2018 Best Presentation) at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum. Denver, CO.
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  • Drake, B. M. (2019, May). Easy analytics to impact student success on your campus. Speaker session presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum. Denver, CO.
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  • Drake, B. M. & Walz, A. (2019, May). Evolving business intelligence and data analytics in higher education. Speaker session presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Denver, CO.
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  • Shi, Q., Drum, C., Crooker, J., & Drake, B. M. (2019, May). Do First-Year Seminars produce long term effect: Tracking FTFT cohorts. Scholarly paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum. Denver, CO.
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  • Tucker, K., Sharp, G., Shi, Q., Scinta, T., & Thanki, S. (2019). Fostering historically underserved students' success: An embedded peer support model that merges non-cognitive principles with proven academic support practice. Manuscript accepted for publication in Review of Higher Education.
  • Shi, Q. (2019, March). Do First-Year Seminars produce long term effect: Tracking FTFT cohorts.
  • Zhang, S., Shi, Q., Lin, E. (2019, April). Professional development needs, incentives, and barriers: U.S. new and veteran teachers’ perspectives in TALIS. Presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association. Toronto, Canada.
  • Wien, P., Shi, Q., Zhang, S. (2019, February). Examining early career teaching practices and their connection to preservice training. Presented at the Annual Conference of Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). Atlanta, GA.
  • Marineo, F., & Shi, Q. (2018). Supporting student success in the First-Year Experience: Library instruction in the Learning Management System.Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. DOI: 10.1080/1533290X.2018.1499235
  • Drake, B. M., Crooker, J., Shi, Q., & Drum, C. (2018, October). Academic momentum and traditionally underrepresented student outcomes: Does 15-to-Finish Initiative make a difference? Presented at the Annual Conference of Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research. Albuquerque, NM.
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  • Lin, E. & Shi, Q. (2018, April). Environmental literacy: Comparing U.S. and Canada using PISA 2006. Presented at the Global Conference on Education and Research (GLOCER). Las Vegas, NV.
  • Thanki, S., Shi, Q., Le-Nguyen, J., Scinta, T., & Haney, M. (2018, May-June). Learning with technology as a way of engagement: Insights from NSSE 2016 data. Presented at the Association for Institutional Research Forum (AIR). Orlando, FL.
  • Marineo, F., & Shi, Q. (2018, April). Library instruction in the Learning Management System: Supporting student success in the first-year experience. Presented at the 18th Distance Library Services Conference. San Antonio, TX.
  • Shi, Q., Thanki, S., Yao, R., Le-Nguyen, J., Scinta, T., & Kunkle, A. (2018, April). Enriching student experiences and strengthening student support through quality academic advising. Presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA). New York City, NY.
  • Drum, C., Crooker, J. & Shi, Q. (2018, October).   Seriously Studying Sixth Spring Seniors.  Presented at the Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research, Albuquerque, NM.
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  • Felts, K. S., Cherland, R., Drum, C., Knight, W. & Potts, K. F. (2015, May). Bringing Credibility to Data: Data Governance and Institutional Research. Presented at Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, Denver, CO.
  • De, T. & Drum, C. (2014, September).  The Art and Science of Enrollment Projection.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research, Coeur d'Alene, ID.
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  • Drum, C. & De, T. (2014, May).  Predicting Risk: IR and BI Collaborate on Retention Dashboard.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, Orlando, FL.
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  • Drum, C. & Ellison, M. (2014, April).  A Natural Alignment: IR and BI Support Student Success.  Presented at the Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
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  • Drum, C. & Ellison, M. (2013, April).  Growing Our Own: An Agile Approach to Metadata.  Presented at the Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference, Ithaca, NY.
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  • Ellison, M. (2012, June).  On Capturing Snapshot and Census DataSets.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, New Orleans, LA.  
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  • Drum, C. (2012, April).  Of Forests and Trees: Institutional Data Definitions and Decision Support.  Presented at the Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference, Austin, TX.  
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  • Drum, C. (2011, October).  Of Forests and Trees: Institutional Data Definitions and Decision Support.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research, Albuquerque, NM.  
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  • Ellison, M. (2011, October).  A Strategy for Capturing Snapshot and Census DataSets.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research, Albuquerque, NM.  
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  • Drum, C., Ellison, M. & Coburn, K. (2010, June).  Not Just a Pretty Face: The Evolution of Our Content Management System.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, Chicago, IL.  
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  • Nzeukou, M. & Muntal, D. (2010, May).  Peerless:  A Knowledge-Based Selection Methodology of Peer Institutions.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, Chicago, IL.   Download Slides (.pdf)  
  • Nzeukou, M. & Muntal, D. (2009, October).  Peerless:  A Knowledge-Based Selection Methodology of Peer Institutions.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research, Flagstaff, AZ.  
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  • Coburn, K. & Ellison, M. (2009, October). Not Just a Pretty Face:  Evolution of our Content Management System.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research, Flagstaff, AZ.
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  • (on Campus) Coburn, K. (2008, July).  Of Mission and Measures. Presented at the Presidential Action Planning Session, Las Vegas, NV.
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  • Drum, C.  (2008, May). Deconstructing the Tortoise and the Hare: How We Built a Web-based Student Tracking Application (with StudentTracker screen shots).  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, Seattle, WA.
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  • (on Campus) Coburn, K. & Drum, C. (2007, December).  Introducing StudentTracker. Presented at the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost's Administrative Development Seminar (ADS), Las Vegas, NV.
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  • (on Campus) Drum, C. (2007, October).  DataNet & StudentTracker. Presented at a special training session for advising center directors, Las Vegas, NV.
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  • Drum, C.  (2007, October).  Deconstructing the Tortoise and the Hare: Building a Student Tracking Application (with StudentTracker screen shots).  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research, Reno, NV.  Awarded Best Presentation by forum attendees.
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  • Coburn, K. (2006, October).  Creating a Data Management Infrastructure: IR Taking the Lead to Improve Institutional Data.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research, Park City, UT.
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  • Ellison, M. (2006, October).  Dynamic Academic Profiles: Using Established Databases in Pursuit of Strategic Planning.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research, Park City, UT.
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  • Muntal, D.  (2005 May).  Measuring UNLV's Health: Faculty and Staff Tell Us Their Story.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, San Diego, CA.
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  • (on Campus) Coburn, K. (2005, April).  Of Mission and Measures: Report of Task Force on Performance Measures.  Presented to the UNLV Planning Council, Las Vegas, NV.
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  • (on Campus) Muntal, D. (2004, August) Measuring UNLV's Health:  Faculty and Staff Tell Us Their Story. Presented at the Faculty Senate Annual Retreat, Las Vegas, NV.
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  • Muntal, D. & Ellison, M.  (2004, May).  Implementing a Small Data Warehouse to Jumpstart Data Management.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, Boston, MA.
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  • (on Campus) Coburn, K., Ellison, M. & Drum, C. (2003, September).  Introducing UNLV DataNet.  Presented to the campus community at DataNet roll-out events, Las Vegas, NV.
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  • Ellison, M. (2002, October).  Faculty Activity: Web-based Tools for Collecting and Reporting Faculty Workload.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research, Jackson Hole, WY.  Awarded Best Presentation by forum attendees.
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  • Muntal, D. & Drum, C.  (2002, October).  How Do You Make a Provost Smile? - Plug It In, Plug It In.  Presented at the Annual Forum of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research, Jackson Hole, WY.
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  • (on Campus) Coburn, K.  (2002, September).  UNLV Retention and Graduation Rates.  Presented at the UNLV Retention Planning Retreat, Las Vegas, NV.
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