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Office of Decision Support News

The Office of Decision Support is responsible for supporting the University leadership in its commitment to accountability and evidence-based decision making.

Current Decision Support News

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Campus News | December 19, 2019
Understanding How to interpret some key metrics in enrollment numbers.UNLV's retention and graduation rates.
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Campus News | December 5, 2019

Graduation is the ultimate sign of student achievement and the ultimate measure of accountability for a university.

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Campus News | December 5, 2019

UNLV’s graduation rates among diverse student populations have consistently shown disparities over the years. But now, more than ever, the university is making concerted efforts to change the tide and see 50 percent of students complete their degrees within six years or sooner.

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Campus News | December 5, 2019

As one of the most diverse universites in the country, UNLV must develop best practices to give traditionally under-served students access to the resources they need to successfully navigate their college experience.

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Campus News | October 17, 2019

University surpasses 31,000 students for first time in 62-year history; UNLV students are also staying in school and graduating at higher rates.

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Campus News | May 31, 2019
How to interpret some key metrics in enrollment numbers.

Recent Decision Support Accomplishments

November 6, 2019
Shiloh Bradley and Tina Nelson (Office of Decision Support) presented "Multiple Approaches to Assessing the Impacts of Student Success Initiatives: Three Examples at UNLV" at the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research (RMAIR) conference on October 31st in Midway, UT. Utilizing multiple data sources, research methods, and BI and...
July 31, 2019
Shiloh Bradley, John "Skip" Crooker, Brent Drake, Christina Drum, and Qingmin Shi (all Decision Support) presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum. Bradley presented "Automating Custom Peer Reports Using IPEDS Data with SQL, R and LaTeX," which was awarded best presentation at the Rocky Mountain Association for...
July 19, 2019
Celeste Calkins (Decision Support), Michelle Chavez (Academic Assessment), and Vicki Rosser (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) recently published a paper, “Preventing Extra Costs: The Impact of Faculty Satisfaction and Morale” in the International Journal of Educational Research. The paper examined the differences among morale, job...
April 24, 2019
Rachel Part and co-author Celeste Calkins (both Office of Decision Support) presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Toronto earlier this month. Part presented Teacher Self-Efficacy Profiles: Outcomes and Generalizability Across Teaching Level on behalf of Harsha Perera (Education); A Multidimensional, Person-...
July 27, 2012
The Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning has achieved national recognition for developing UNLV's enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence tool, MYUNLV Analytics, allowing campus employees access to accurate, actionable information to carry out their responsibilities. Office staff members have presented papers on different...
July 27, 2012
Kari Coburn and Mike Ellison (Institutional Analysis and Planning) made invited presentations at both the annual forum of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research in Albuquerque in October and at the annual forum of the Association for Institutional Research in New Orleans in June. Coburn's presentation was "Establishing an...