Professional Presentations

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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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