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Commission on Information, Measurement, & Analysis Meetings and 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 Meetings

Final Agenda

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Leveraging Learning Analytics at the Course Level to Improve Student Successs

Jack Seuss, Vice President of Information Technology, The University of Maryland Baltimore County
Vince Kellen, Chief Information Officer, University of California-San Diego

Jill Bubin, Chief Academic Officer, Unizin

Karen Vignare, Executive Director, Personalized Learning Consortium, APLU (Moderator)

Measuring Internationalization in a Competitive Global Higher Education Market

Kiki Caruson, Associate Professor & Assistant Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Global Affairs, University of South Florida
Stephen Wisniewski, Vice Provost for Data and Information, University of Pittsburgh
Karin Fischer, Journalist, Chronicle of Higher Education

Janaka Ruwanpura, Vice Provost, International, University of Calgary (Moderator)

Primer on How to Transform the Landscape of Analytics with Data Governance

Rick Burnette, Associate Provost for Analytics and Institutional Data Administrator, Florida State University
Braden Hosch, Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness, Stony Brook University

Monday, November 11, 2019

Measuring and Evaluating Equity at Public Institutions

Mary Ann Villareal, Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Utah
Jason Simon, Associate Vice President for Data Analytics and Institutional Research, University of North Texas
Denise Pearson, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Equity Initiatives, Association of State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) (Moderator)

Mind the Gap: Practical Applications for Narrowing the Achievement Gap at Public Institutions

Brit Kirwan, Chancellor Emeritus of the University System of Maryland
Beth Boehm, Provost, University of Louisville
Monica Brockmeyer, Associate Provost for Student Success, Wayne State University
Rahim Rajan, Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Moderator)

$1.5T Student Debt: Is this a Crisis?

Sandy Baum, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center on Education Data and Policy, Urban Institute and Professor Emerita of Economics, Skidmore College

Cinnamon Blair, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, The University of New Mexico
Doug Lederman, Editor and Co-founder, Inside Higher Ed
Crystal Martinez, Director of Education, University of California (Moderator)

CIMA Business Meeting

VSA Analytics

CIMA Happy Hour/Reception

CIMA Reception Lego Competition Creations

Final Agenda

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Use of Advance Analytics to Drive Decisions

Steve Wisniewski, Vice Provost for Data and Information, University of Pittsburgh
Tom Eleuterio, Manager, Higher Education Consortia, University of Delaware

Braden Hosch, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness,
Stony Brook

University

Rodolfo Torres, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Kansas

The Role and Importance of Building an Analytics Infrastructure In-House

Thulasi Kumar, Vice Provost for Academic Decision Support, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State

University

John Campbell, Vice Provost, West Virginia University

Ken Smith, Vice Provost, Academic Resource Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State

University

Monday, November 12, 2018

Leading Institutional Transformation with NACUBO’s Economic Models Framework

Leslie Brunelli, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, University of South Carolina

Randy Roberson, Director, Strategic Initiatives, National Association of College and University Business

Officers (NACUBO)

Lynn Valenter, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, Washington State University, Vancouver

Joe Sobieralski, University Budget Director, University of South Carolina

Creating a Bigger Data Tent for Student Success

Rick Burnette, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Florida State University

Nancy Young, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Darlena Jones, Director of Assessment & Research, Association for Institutional Research

Final Agenda

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Third-party Vendors for Data Analytics: Friend or Foe? Part I

Neena Verma, Director of Institutional Research, University of Massachusetts, President’s Office (Panelist and Moderator)
Monica Brockmeyer, Associate Provost for Student Success, Wayne State University
Tiffany Mfume, Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Retention, Morgan State University
Brian Fairhurst, Director of Continuous Improvement, Florida State University

Third-party Vendors for Data Analytics: Friend or Foe? Part II

Rodolfo Torres, Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Research, The University of Kansas (Moderator)

Julie Nagel, Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Kansas

Gesele Durham, Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Director, Office of Assessment & Institutional Research, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Paul Dosal, Vice President for Student Success and Student Affairs, University of South Florida

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Ethical Use of Data: Still More Questions Than Answers

Iris Palmer, Senior Policy Analyst, New America
Julie Carpenter-Hubin, Assistant Vice President, Office of Academic Affairs Office of Institutional Research & Planning, , The Ohio State University
Don Hubin, Emeritus Professor, Philosophy, The Ohio State University (Moderator)
Alan Rubel, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies and Program in Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

A Perfect Marriage, Data and Money: Leveraging Institutional Data for the Allocation of Critical Financial Resources

Tiffany Mfume, Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Retention, Morgan State University (Panelist and Moderator)
Sidney Evans, Vice President for Finance and Management, Morgan State University

Christine Keller, Executive Director & CEO, Association for Institutional Research
Sue Menditto Director, Accounting Policy, National Association of College and University Business Officers

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)

::Connecting Budget Models with Student Success- Portland State

Monday, November 16, 2015

CIMA Session III: Transforming Evidence-Based Decision Making.

CIMA Session IV: Using Data Analytics in Institutional Leadership. (co-sponsored)


Summer Meetings

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Session 1: User Perceptions of Engaging with Institutional Data: “We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know”
Speakers:
Wayne Jacobson, Assessment Director, University of Iowa
Matthew Anson, Associate Director for Institutional Research and Assessment, University of Iowa

Session 2: Democratize Your Data: How to Empower Faculty to Use Data for Equitable Student Success
Speakers:
Megan Tesene, Director, Personalized Learning Consortium, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
John Fritz, Associate Vice President, Instructional Technology Affiliate, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Julie Neisler, Quantitative Researcher, Learning Sciences Research, Digital Promise

Session 3: Strategies for Building High Functioning Data Science Team to Support Decisions at Higher Ed Institutions
Speakers:
Abhay Joshi, Director of Analytics, Office of Analytics and Institutional Effectiveness, Virginia Tech

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Session 4: Moderated Panel on Transfer Students
Moderator: Rick Burnette, Associate Provost for Strategy and Analytics and Interim Chief Information Officer, Florida State University

Hokie Transfer Community-Expanded Transfer Connections
Presenter: Nasim Schwab, Associate Director of Academic Advising Initiatives, Virginia Tech

Examining the Connection Between Credits Loss and Transfer Completion at the State System Level
Presenters: Jess Boersma, Associate Dean for Student Success, Policy and Undergraduate Scholarship, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Holley Nichols, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, North Carolina State University
Samantha Raynor, Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Student Success Initiatives and Interim Director of the Academic Achievement Center, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Session 5: How COVID Shifted the Student Financial Wellness Landscape: Impact on Current and Future Programming
Moderator: Gregory Thornton, Assistant Director, Center for Public University Transformation, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Presenter: Regina Young Hyatt, Vice President of Student Affairs, Mississippi State University

Session 6: Developing and Implementing an Institutional Analytics Office Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan
Speaker:
Michele Hansen, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Institutional Research and Decision Support, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Caleb Keith, Director of Institutional Improvement, Office of Planning and Institutional Improvement, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

Session 7: Know Your Numbers: Unpacking the Postsecondary Value Framework and the Equitable Value Explorer
Speaker:
Kim Dancy, Associate Director of Research and Policy, Institute for Higher Education Policy
Katelyn DiBenedetto, Senior Research Analyst, Institute for Higher Education Policy

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Session 8: How have Pandemic-Induced Shifts in Course Modality Affected Student Success – An Example Investigation from a Cross-Functional Analytic Partnership
Speaker:
Rob Hopkins, Assistant Provost for Strategic Analysis, Virginia Tech

Session 9: Measuring Student Success in Actionable Ways
Speaker:
Valeria Garcia, Associate Vice President, Decision Support, University of South Florida
Richard Reeves, Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Effectiveness, University of Delaware

Session 10: Student Data and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
Speaker:
Chad Currier, IT Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Kansas State University
Gary Pratt, Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer, Kansas State University

APLU Updates (Data Literacy Institute, VSA Analytics, and Powered by Publics)
Speaker:
Denise Nadasen, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Data and Analytics, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Student Debt Update: What are the Policy Options?
Additional Presentation:
Sandy Baum, Senior Fellow, Center on Education Data and Policy Income and Benefits Policy Center, The Urban Institute

Presentations:

Transfer Student Success

2019 Detroit, MI
Final Agenda
2019 Executive Committee, Program Planning Committee & Data Policy Committee
Final Attendees List

2019 Group Picture

Sunday, July 28, 2019
Using data to drive student success
Speakers:
Rick Burnette, Florida State University (Moderator)
Bethan Cantwell, Michigan State University
Bob Carpenter, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Competency Based Education: Developing and Measuring Student Competencies
Speakers:
Charla Long, Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN)

Monday, July 29, 2019
APLU Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Designees: Creating and using economic engagement metrics
Speaker:
Shalin Jyotishi, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Cindy Reifsnider, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Job Data Exchange
Speaker:
Jason Tyszko, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The NEW VSA
Speaker:
Denise Nadasen, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Converting Noise into Signal: Making Big Data & Analytics Institutionally Useful
Speaker:
David Ruiter and Roy Mathew, University of Texas, El Paso

Use-Cases as a tool for improved decision-making
Speaker:
Gesele Durham, George Mason University (moderator)
Brian O’Connor, University of Buffalo
Abhay Joshi, Virginia Tech

The Unintended Consequences of Analytics
Speaker:
Christine Keller, Association for Institutional Research (moderator)
Julie Carpenter-Hubin, The Ohio State University
John O’Brien, EDUCAUSE

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Powered x Publics Workshop: Evaluating progress & success metrics
Speaker:
Julia Michaels, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (Moderator)
Christine Keller, Association of Institutional Research
Patrick Hughes, Texas Tech University

Final Agenda

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Creating and Deploying School/ Department/ Center Scorecards
Speakers:
Rick Burnette, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Metrics, Analytics and Institutional Data Administrator, Florida State University
Janet Kisner, Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement, Florida State University

Ethical Use of Data Beyond Privacy
Speakers:
Julie Carpenter-Hubin, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research & Planning, The Ohio State University
Don Hubin, Director, Center for Ethics and Human Values, The Ohio State University

Monday, July 30, 2018
Challenges to Developing and Supporting a Culture of Continuous Improvement: The Contemporary Assessment Debate
Speaker:
Julie Matuga, Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Bowling Green State University

Determining ROI: Can Faculty Value be Measured?
Speakers:
Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost for Faculty, Iowa State University
Janet Kisner, Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement, Florida State University

Sunday, July 31, 2018
The Transformational Clusters Initiative –Advancing Student Success Best Practices
Speaker:
Julia Michaels, Director, Center for Public University Transformation, APLU

Final Attendees list
Final Agenda

Monday, June 27, 2016

Approaches to Data Governance for Informing Campus Stakeholders

Speaker/Moderator:

Paul Klute, Director of Institutional Research, University of Georgia

Panelists:

Jason Fishbain, Chief Data Officer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mike Kelly, Chief Data Officer, University of South Carolina

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Data-Informed Communications: Beyond the Spreadsheet

Moderator:

Stephanie Bond Huie, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, University of Texas System

Panelists:

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


Final Attendees list

Final Agenda

Group Picture

Sunday July 12, 2015

CIMA Session I: Meeting Demands for Improvements in Public System Institutional ResearchJonathan S. Gagliardi, National Association of System Heads

:: Assessing and Improving the Institutional Research Function in Public University Systems

:: Progress Report on NASH Project in IR March 2014

Joint Session: Student Success through Proactive Advising – Infrastructure, Models, and Insights

CIMA Session II: Creating a Culture of Evidence

:: Creating and Sustaining a Cross Campus Culture of Evidence & Data Use– Jillian Kinzie & Natasha Jankowski, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)

CIMA Session III: Harnessing the Power of Big Data

:: Harnessing Big Data and Harvesting Value from Analytics– Ajay Bhargava, Analytics Advisory Group

:: Collaboration to Improve Population Health through Comparative Clinical Analytics– John Cuddeback, American Medical Group Association

Monday July 13, 2015

CIMA Session IV: Responsibility Centered Management

:: Resource Management Model Overview Jonathan Wickert, Iowa State University

:: University of MN Responsibility Centered Management– Richard ‘Fitz’ Pfutzenreuter & Julie Tonneson, University of Minnesota

:: RCM at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey– Michael Gower, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

CIMA Session V and Lunch: Oh, The Places They Go! Institutional, State, and Federal Models for Tracking Post-Collegiate Employment Outcomes

:: NACE First Destinations Report: Class of 2014 Ed Koc, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

:: Multi State Longitudinal Data Exchange– Brian Prescott, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

:: Using Federal Data to Document Student Success and Improve Campus Programming: A Case Study – Richard C. Dirmyer, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)

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