The Art & Science of Data

Thank you for attending the first annual Art & Science of Data event on January 15, 2020!

On January 15, 2020, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, the Offices of Assessment/APR and Institutional Analytics hosted a daylong event to empower faculty and staff with training and information on how to leverage institutional data resources to understand their own units and tell their stories more effectively. The schedule included presentations from various data/reporting units from across campus who educated the UNM community on reading and interpreting dashboards, using MyReports to gather disaggregated data, using the NCES IPEDS Data Center, managing departmental assessment data, and best practices in survey research. Feel free to review the presentation materials below! Please contact or with any questions or comments!

Schedule at a Glance
9:00 am Light Breakfast and Opening Keynote: Dr. Pamela Cheek, Using Data to Tell Your Story
10:00 amConcurrent Sessions - Block 1
11:00 amConcurrent Sessions - Block 2
12:00 pmLunch and Lightning Rounds
1:00 pmConcurrent Sessions - Block 3
2:00 pmConcurrent Sessions - Block 4
3:00 pmClosing and Data Resource Raffle

Session Materials

MyReports: Student Reports with Frozen Data - Valerie Martinez, Director of Enrollment Management

Telling a story: Presenting information with Adobe Creative Cloud - Elisha Allen, Director of Academic Technologies

Transforming Assessment: From Make-Work to Mission - Melissa Binder, Director of Masters in Public Policy


Understanding the Data Dictionary - Charla Orozco and Edwin Agbenyega, Institutional Researchers

Using Institutional Dashboards - Heather Mechler, Director of Office of Institutional Analytics

Data Management, Sharing, & Preservation Services at UNM (previously Best Practices in Storing/Archiving Data) - Jonathan Wheeler, Assistant Professor, College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences

MyReports: Student Reports with ODS Data - Valerie Martinez, Director of Enrollment Management

Course Sequencing using Pivot Tables - Charla Orozco, Institutional Researcher

Course Evaluation Process (What to do with your EvaluationKit data) - Elisha Allen, James Contreras, Donna Gutierrez, Academic Technologies

IPEDS Instruction - Heather Mechler, Director of the Office of Institutional Analytics 

Roundtable Campus Data Discussion - Julie Sanchez, Director of the Office of Assessment & Academic Program Review

  • PowerPoint [Forthcoming]
  • Notes [Forthcoming]

What's Your Opinio? Survey Research with Opinio - Elisha Allen, James Contreras, Donna Gutierrez, Academic Technologies