Spring 2017 CSU IR Directors Meeting

Fresno State is very excited to host this year's CSU IR Directors Meeting for the first time! This event information guide was created to help you prepare for the meeting and plan your travel arrangements.


MEETING AGENDA: Day 1 - Thursday, April 6, 2017


8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast
(social time, relationship building)

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Remarks: The Critical Importance of Institutional Research for the CSU 
(Angel Sanchez, Associate Vice President, Office of Institutional Effectiveness - Fresno State)

9:30 am – 10:00 am

A View from the Chancellor’s Office, Analytic Studies 
(Monica Malhotra, Director of Strategic Analytics – Chancellor's Office)

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Campus Sharing: GI2025, Student Success Initiatives, and Related Topics 

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Discussion Leader: Campus Enrollment Projections, Techniques, Time Span, Level of Detail
(James Hershey, Director, Institutional Research, Analysis and Decision Support – CSU East Bay)

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Building Institutional Research Capacity with New OIE Faculty Fellows Program
(Angel Sanchez, Associate Vice President, Office of Institutional Effectiveness - Fresno State)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch (Academic Affairs OIE) 

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Modeling Student Flow for Student Success
(Lisa Castellino, Director, Office of Institutional Research and Planning – CSU Humboldt)

1:30pm - 2:00 pm

Student Success Dashboard for Informed Decision-making

(Mahmoud Albawaneh, Director and Ryan Weitzman, Senior Research Associate – Institutional Research & Assessment, CSU Long Beach)

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Identifying and Moving Students Along to Timely Degree at the College of Social Sciences 
(Bernadette Muscat, Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences - Fresno State)

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm


2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Coyote First Step: One Year Later
(Muriel Lopez-Wagner, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Director of Institutional Research, Office of Institutional Research - CSU San Bernardino)

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

The Student Success Network: What IR Officers Should Know 
(Andrea Venezia, Executive Director – EdInsights)

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

The CSU Monterey Bay Experience Study (Qualitative and Quantitative Visualizations
(Veronica Chukwuemeka, Director; Sathyan Sundaram, Data Resource Analyst; and Michael Dorsch, Data and Visualization Analyst, Institutional Assessment and Research – CSU Monterey Bay)

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Wrap-up | Q&A
(Angel Sanchez, Associate Vice President, Office of Institutional Effectiveness - Fresno State)

4:30 pm

Adjourn: Dinner (on your own, places nearby Campus Pointe)

MEETING AGENDA: Day 2 - Friday, April 7, 2017

 DAY 2

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast
(social time, relationship building)


9:00 am – 9:30 am

A View from the Chancellor’s Office, Analytic Studies: Accountability and Student Success Reporting
(Ed Sullivan – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Research and Resources - Chancellor's Office)


9:30 am – 10:00 am

Discussion: Supporting Leaders and Decision-makers--The IR Role in the Process
(Mark Pavelchak, Director, Office of Institutional Research - CSU Los Angeles;
Janet Oh, Interim Director, Office of Institutional Research - CSU Northridge; and
Sean Johnson, Senior Director, Office of Reporting and Analytics - CSU Sonoma)


10:00 am – 10:30 am

CSU Data Lake Project: What IR Officers Should Know
(Patrick Perry­ – Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services - Chancellor's Office)


10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tableau One Year Later: Impact on Decision-making 
(Kris Krishnan, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Research, Planning, & Assessment and Vikash Lakhani, Assistant Vice President, Student Success - CSU Bakersfield)


11:00 am – 11:30 am

Featured Sponsor: Visual Design:  Tips for Impactful and Actionable Dashboards

(Michelle D’Couto, Senior Product Manager, Development – Platforms and Operations – Tableau.com)


11:30 am – 11:45 am

Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny: Greetings, Brief Perspective about Student Success Actions at Fresno State


11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Lunch (Tableau.com Sponsor)


12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Improving the Higher Education Pipeline: Dashboards for K12 Feeders, Advisors, and Counselors 
(Phong Yang, Director, Undergraduate Student Recruitment and Dmitri Rogulkin, Associate Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness – Fresno State)


1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

CSU Faculty Dashboard
(Erin DeSantis, Senior Data Dashboard Scientist – Chancellor's Office)


1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

College-wide Goals for 2025 at Fullerton 
(Sunny Moon, Director, Institutional Research and Analytical Studies – CSU Fullerton)


2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Enrollment Block Discovery: How Are Students Combining their Classes and Attaining Success
(Mahmoud Albawaneh, Director and Juan Carlos Apitz, Analyst Institutional Research & Assessment - CSU Long Beach)


2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Discussion: Reflections & Recap--What did we learn? Where do we go from here?
(Lisa Rotunni, Executive Director, Academic Research and Resources - Cal Poly Pomona; Sunny Moon, Director, Institutional Research and Analytical Studies - CSU Fullerton; and Matt Zivot, Research Analyst, Office of Institutional Effectiveness - Fresno State)


3:15 pm

Meeting Adjourn




Hilton Garden Inn Clovis

Hilton Garden Inn Clovis
520 West Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93612
FAX: 559-299-2206

Book your rooms at the meeting rate of $129/night (plus taxes and fees) by Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Please call the hotel directly at 559-299-2203 or go to their reservation page to book your stay and USE GROUP CODE: OIE1



Click here to view the Fresno State campus map with IR Directors Meeting parking information. Parking codes will be distributed to meeting attendees via email along with the meeting packet.


The campus is conveniently located close to many attractions near Fresno and Clovis:


For any questions, please contact OIE Associate Director Dmitri Rogulkin at drogulkin@csufresno.edu or Administrative Analyst/Specialist Marie Tongson-Fernandez at mfernandez@csufresno.edu.