Executive Decision Making with Visualized Data

Tuesday, February 14 | 9:15AM–10:00AM | Houston Ballroom V
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
This session will demonstrate how an institution can employ aggregate, analytical dashboards to visualize data regarding online student success to make critical decisions for program improvements. We will describe how the University of Memphis has graphically analyzed data over the past 10 years for our 60 online programs for contributions to mission success of our institution and especially timely graduation of students. In the United States, state legislatures, governing boards, and institutional leaders expect documentation of each academic program for its contributions to mission success. We will describe how visual dashboards expedite the process of such documentation, enabling critically informed decision making.

Outcomes: Identify for your institutional online and on-ground programs the fundamental executive decisions that ensure program success *List data points that would enable informed decision making related to item #1 and query our analytical dashboards for sample aggregate reports *Select from a matrix of data-visualizing services one that could address their institutional needs


  • Fair Berg

  • Roy Bowery

    Director of Distance Learning, The University of Memphis
  • Leonia Houston

    Instructional Designer, The University of Memphis
  • Trey Martindale

    Professor and Chief Online Learning Officer, Middle Tennessee State University