Accomplishments: Office of Decision Support

October 9, 2020
John "Skip" Crooker, Qingmin Shi, and Celeste Calkins (all Decision Support) recently co-presented “Instructors’ Grading Practices and Student Evaluations of Teaching” at the annual virtual conference of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research. This study examines how student evaluations of teaching (SET) are related to instructors’ grading practices (grading leniency and grading reliability), instructor characteristics (e.g., gender, ethnicity, rank), student variables (e.g...
June 17, 2020
Shaoan Zhang (Teaching & Learning), Qingmin Shi (Decision Support), and Emily Lin (Graduate College) published an article, “Professional development needs, support, and barriers: TALIS U.S. new and veteran teachers’ perspectives.” Drawing on 1,508 U.S. secondary teachers’ data from the Teaching and Learning International Survey 2013, this study examines new and veteran teachers’ needs, support, and barriers for professional development. This study provides implications for professional...
April 21, 2020
Qingmin Shi (Decision Support) along with Kathryn Tucker, Gwen Sharp, Tony Scinta, and Sandip Thanki from Nevada State College, recently published a paper, “Fostering Historically Underserved Students' Success: An Embedded Peer Support Model that Merges Non-Cognitive Principles with Proven Academic Support Practices” in The Review of Higher Education. This study investigated how an embedded peer support model that integrates non-cognitive principles, academic support, and peer mentoring...
January 30, 2020
John Crooker and Qingmin Shi (both Decision Support) presented “ACT Readiness Benchmark Indicators and GPA Performance at UNLV ” at the 2020 Nevada ACT Conference, this month. Utilizing ACT readiness benchmark indicators, the researchers developed a strategy for identifying students at risk of retaining to their second fall term. The strategy entails using incoming student academic profile data, including ACT Readiness Benchmark information, to predict a first-time student’s first-term GPA. ...
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 analytic tools, this presentation demonstrates innovative approaches to assessing the impacts of three campus-wide student success initiatives, which...
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 Institutional Research annual conference during the fall. Shi, Drum, Crooker, and Drake co-presented "Do First Year Seminars Produce Long Term Effects:...
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 satisfaction, worklife, and intent to leave one’s position, institution, or academe of full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members. Utilizing the...
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-Centered Perspective on Teacher Engagement: Evidence from Canadian and Australian Teachers on behalf of co-authors Perera, Sündüs Yerdelen of Kafkas...
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 aspects of developing the data warehouse and decision support structure at UNLV.
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 Enterprise Data Warehouse with IR Oversight: A Road Less Traveled." Ellison presented "Snapshots and Census Sets: One Institution's Under-the-Gun Strategy...
July 27, 2012
Christina Drum (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 Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference in Austin, Texas, in April. She presented "Of Forests and Trees: Institutional Data Definitions and Decision Support."