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Commission on Information, Measurement, & Analysis Presentations

CIMA provides a forum around effective and efficient use of data to guide campus planning and decision making.  The topics and content of the Summer Forum and Annual Meeting sessions reflect this aim.

Summer Forum sessions typically focus on how APLU campuses are engaging with predictive analytics, creating a cross-campus culture of evidence, and determining costs of instruction, as well as how our national research partners handle big data and post-collegiate outcomes reporting.

APLU Annual Meeting Presentations

2017 Washington, DC
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Third-party Vendors for Data Analytics: Friend or Foe? Part I
Third-party Vendors for Data Analytics: Friend or Foe? Part II
Monday, November 13, 2017
The Ethical Use of Data: Still More Questions Than Answers
A Perfect Marriage, Data and Money: Leveraging Institutional Data for the Allocation of Critical Financial Resources
2015 Indianapolis, IN
Sunday, November 15, 2015
CIMA Session 1: Data Governance 101: Why straight answers to simple questions remain elusive and what to do about it. 
CIMA Session II: Connecting Budget Models with Student Success. (co-sponsored)
Monday, November 16, 2015
CIMA Session III: Transforming Evidence-Based Decision Making. 
CIMA Session IV: Using Data Analytics in Institutional Leadership. (co-sponsored)

Summer Forum Presentations

2017 Burlington, VT
Final Attendees list
Final Agenda

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Data Analytics for Institutional Success
Amin Qazi, CEO, Unizin
Robert Berdahl, Chancellor Emeritus University of California, Berkeley
Joseph Glover, Provost, University of Florida;
Ruth Watkins, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, University of Utah


Data to Action for Student Success from Campuses on the Cutting Edge
Sally McRorie, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Florida State University;
Risa Palm, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Georgia State University;
Ken Smith, Vice Provost for Resource Management and Institutional Effectiveness, Virginia Tech

Monday, July 10, 2017
Ethical use of data 
Addressing the Rising Costs of Higher Education -- Communicating the Complex World of Affordability Metrics
Data Literacy/Effective Communication of Results/Data Visualization 
Data Governance (doc 2) (doc 3) (doc 4) (poll)

Tuesday, July  11, 2017
From Analytics to Action (doc 2)

2016 Portland, Oregon
Final Attendees list
Final Agenda

Monday, June 27, 2016

Paul Klute, Director of Institutional Research, University of Georgia
Jason Fishbain, Chief Data Officer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mike Kelly, Chief Data Officer, University of South Carolina

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Stephanie Bond Huie, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, University of Texas System
Paula Bales, Communications Coordinator, Office of Strategic Initiatives, University of Texas System
Mark Johnson, Senior Director of Media Relations and Strategic Communication, Arizona State University
Tom Milligan, Vice President for External Relations, Colorado State University

2015 Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada

Sunday July 12, 2015
Monday July 13, 2015
CIMA Session IV:  Responsibility Centered Management
CIMA Session V and Lunch: Oh, The Places They Go! Institutional, State, and Federal Models for Tracking Post-Collegiate Employment Outcomes

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