Accomplishments: Office of Decision Support

September 30, 2021
Qingmin Shi, John Crooker, Christina Drum, and Brent Drake (all Decision Support) authored a paper that has been named a Charles F. Elton Best Paper by the Association for Institutional Research. The paper, titled "Investigation of the Effect of First-Year Seminars on Student Success," was presented at the 2019 AIR Forum and will be published in…
August 16, 2021
Kristine Jan C. Espinoza and Blanca Rincón (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Lawrence Letourneau (Academic Enrichment and Outreach), Judd Harbin (Student Affairs), and Brent M. Drake (Decision Support) have received a $10,000 research grant award from APIA Scholars to fund a research project entitled, “Oceania in the Desert:…
August 11, 2021
Brent M. Drake (Decision Support) recently published the chapter "Momentum Stoppers and Equity Blockers. The Implications of Gateway Courses for Students at Their Transfer-Receiving Institutions" with his co-author Andrew K. Koch in the book The Transfer Expecrience: A Handbook for Creating a More Equitable and Successful Postsecondary System.
June 18, 2021
Qingmin Shi (Decision Support), along with Robin Cresiski (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Sandip Thanki and Lori Navarrete (both Nevada State College), recently published an article “Undergraduate Research at a Teaching-Oriented College: Seniors’ Perspectives and Approaches to Consider” in the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and…
June 17, 2021
John "Skip" Crooker, Brent Drake, Celeste Calkins, and Qingmin Shi (all Decision Support) recently presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum. Crooker, Shi, and Drake presented “A Synthetic-Control Method for Estimating the Impact of 15-to-Finish." Crooker, Calkins, and Shi presented “Forward-Looking Model Predicting STEM…
December 4, 2020
Celeste Calkins, John "Skip" Crooker, and Qingmin Shi (all Decision Support) won the RMAIR 2020 Best Presentation for their recent presentation, “Instructors’ Grading Practices and Student Evaluations of Teaching”, at the annual virtual conference of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research (RMAIR). This presentation examines how…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…