The Art & Science of Data

SAVE THE DATE! The 2023 event will be held on February 15th!  

On Wednesday, February 15th, 2023, the Office of Assessment/APR and the Office of Institutional Analytics will co-host a virtual, daylong event to empower participants with training and information on how to leverage data resources to understand their organizations and tell their stories more effectively. Registration is open through February 10th, 2023 HERE. While details for the 2023 event are still in the planning stages, please see the 2022 conference program here (session abstracts included). Recordings from previous years' sessions are available below as well! Please contact or with any questions!

REGISTER HERE through February 10th! 


You can check out the Session Materials From Years 1, 2, & 3 below!

Session Block 1:

Making a Case for a 6-week Progress Review (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenter: Julia So

Results of the 2020 Census and Accessing Data for Grants! (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenter: Suzan Reagan

Course Information Forms and the CIF app: Using data from the CIF app (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenter: Eva Padilla

Session Block 2: 

Rubric Analysis (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenter: Julie Sanchez

Impactful Teaching and Learning Practices Incorporating Digital Literacy Assignments (Presentation| Recording)

Presenter: Elisha Allen

Online Student Success: The Data (PowerPoint Handout | Recording )

Presenters: Stephanie Spong, Austin Megli, Dawn Davis

Session Block 3:

Visualizing Scientific Data (Recording)

Presenter: Erik Erhardt

Results and Findings from UNM 2020 Vision and Plans for UNM 2040: Opportunity Defined (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenter: Abra Altman

Keynote Address: The Art and Science of Data - Learning from the Past, Changing the Future (Recording)

Presenter: Dr. Timothy McKay

Session Block 4:

A Toolkit for Interrupting Racial & Intersectional Microaggressions (RIMAs) and Reducing their Deleterious Effects on Campus (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Drs. Assata Zerai, Nancy Lopez, and Teresa Neely

Principles, policies, and requirements - Envisioning UNM’s Management of Research Data in a Dynamic Landscape (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Karl Benedict & Jonathan Wheeler

Tips and Tricks for Writing Reports in MyReports with InfoAssist (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenter: Katy Korzekwa

Session Block 5:

MyReports - Understanding What your Data Represents (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Val Martinez & Katy Korzekwa

Introduction to OIA Dashboards and Data Request Process (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Jing Feng & Heather Mechler


Keynote Address: Dr. Pamela Cheek (PowerPoint | Recording)

Using Data to Create Equity in Student Experience (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Pamela Cheek, Sushilla Knottenbelt, and Charla Orozco

Strength in Numbers: Learning How Data Can Help Develop a More Competitive Grant Proposal (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Stephanie Tofighi

The Starting Point in Program Assessment (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Julia So and John Bollweg

Leveraging Data Visualizations to Support Grant Proposals (PowerPoint | Recording

Presenters: Heather Mechler and Stephanie Tofighi

Panel Presentation: Using Data to Create your Unit's Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Assata Zerai and Nancy Lopez

Using Pivot Tables and Charts to Explore and Get to Know your Survey Data (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Charla Orozco and Samuel Hatch

Grant Writing: Finding the Data you Need (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Val Martinez and Katy Korzekwa

We survived 2020: Technology, Pedagogy and Creativity for a New Normal (Spark Presentation| Recording)

Presenters: Elisha Allen and Kim Fournier

The Importance of Data Equity in Institutional Data (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Monte-Angel Richardson

Access Census data (ACS, Economic Census & Microdata) through the new tool Data.Census.Gov (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Suzan Regan

Bringing your Quantitative Data Story to Life: Where to Begin? (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Julie Sanchez and Charla Orozco

Using Data Effectively: Student Campus/College vs Course Campus/College (PowerPoint | Recording)

Presenters: Katy Korzekwa and Val Martinez 


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