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Informed Decision-Making Conference 2017

Invitation to Conference

California State University, San Bernardino welcomes you to the Graduation Initiative 2025 Informed Decision-Making Conference at the CSUSB campus Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) Event Center A and B on Friday, May 5th, 8:00am-5:00pm at 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The conference will showcase 30-minute presentations from 8 CSU campuses on various topics about campus programs and services using data, innovative tools for continuous improvement, institutional collaboration, and transforming data into actionable intelligence to implement the Graduation Initiative 2025.

Audience: AVPs and Directors of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness, Information Technology and others on campus involved with GI2025.

Conference Contact:
Karina Alvarado


CSUSB will honor your local campus parking tag/sticker.  Otherwise, parking is $6. Parking Lot D is closest in proximity to the Santos Manuel Student Union. 


A special rate of $159 per night from May 4-6, 2017 has been arranged at the Residence Inn San Bernardino at 1040 E. Harriman Place, San Bernardino, CA 92408 at the Hospitality Lane area.  Please call (909) 382-4564 for reservations and mention “Graduation Initiative Informed Decision-Making Conference”.


If your campus is a member of Eduroam, you will have wifi connectivity at CSUSB.  If not, you will be provided a “guest” login at registration.

Program (Brief)


8:00 AM - 8:20 AM


8:20 AM - 8:40 AM

Welcome, Leave Your Paw Print, Provost McMahan, San Bernardino

8:40 AM - 9:10 AM

Moving from Data to Insight and on to Action, Stripling, Chancellor's Office

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Tableau Dashboards: "The Game Changer", Muscat & Sanchez, Fresno

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Data Metamorphosis: One campus’ story on how it leveraged data to change and grow, Castellino, Humboldt

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM


10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Data Lake Project, Perry, Chancellor's Office

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

CSUN's Data Champions Program:  Developing Data-Informed Faculty Leaders, Oh & Michaud, Northridge

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

CSUB Graduation Initiative: Using Analytics for Informed Decision-Making, Krishnan, Lakhani, & Harper, Bakersfield

11:50 AM - 12:50 PM

Lunch, Networking, Optional Vendor Table Presentations

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM

Dashboards as Innovative Tools for Utilizing Actionable Data and Evidence-Based, Moon, Luzzi, & Nguyen, Fullerton

1:20 PM - 1:50 PM

Empowering Student Support Programs Through Data Analytics: A Collaborative Approach at CSUSB, Wallace, Kanatsu, Carollo, & Graham, San Bernardino

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

College-Wide Goals for Graduation Initiative 2025 and Data-Driven Decision Making at Cal State Fullerton, Moon & Karimi, Fullerton

2:20 PM - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Summer in the Valley:  Will Completion Grants Work to Improve 2 and 4 year Rates?, Adams, Northridge

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

GI 2025 - Rolling Up!, Rotunni & Gomez, Pomona

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Coyote First STEP, an Experimental Data-Informed Early Start Program at CSUSB, Rizzo & Satterlund, San Bernardino