Understanding Student Populations

Using Enrollment Data Visualization Tools

February 25, 2021 (Thursday)

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Mānoa Institutional Research Office (MIRO) is pleased to announce a free virtual symposium introducing a few interactive enrollment data mining and visualization tools created by the MIRO team.

Mānoa faculty and staff will learn how to access and use these data tools to better understand their student populations of interest. Colleagues outside of the Mānoa community may find these demonstrations helpful in designing their own enrollment related reports and data tools.

12:30pm – 1pm: Enrollment Web App Development and User Feedback

MIRO’s Director will share the process and logic behind developing the first MIRO web apps and the planning / adjustments needed to make it happen. Dean Krystyna Aune will share how she uses the enrollment web app at work.

1pm – 2pm: Enrollment Web App Demonstration and Introduction

MIRO staff will demonstrate a few enrollment related web apps that MIRO created. MIRO will use real-life examples to showcase how these web apps can efficiently address enrollment questions, empower Mānoa’s faculty and staff to better understand their student body, and help programs and offices use identified trends to improve planning efforts.


“As the Dean of the Graduate Division, I am a very frequent user of MIRO’s enrollment web apps. I can access data anytime and anywhere to assist me with important tasks related to program modification, reorganization, program review, to report updates at Graduate Council and Graduate Assembly, and to advocate for graduate students at the university’s leadership meetings.”

Krystyna Aune, Dean of Graduate Division


Yang Zhang is the Director of Institutional Research, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She led the MIRO team to design and create MIRO’s Decision Support System, which includes dozens of interactive data tools to help data users look at the enrollment data from different perspectives and address a variety of enrollment data needs.

Kelly Jung-ts Lin is the IR Analyst at University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She conducts data mining and reporting for internal and external data needs and provides training on how to use MIRO’s data tools. She has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Kelly has presented at national and regional conferences to demonstrate MIRO’s innovative data tools and strategies for running a highly efficient IR office.

Bryson McFeeley is the IT specialist in the MIRO office at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He is instrumental in creating MIRO’s data web app tools and transforming raw survey data to online reports that are customizable and easy to digest.

Melissa Martinez is the NSSE Coordinator and Graduate Assistant at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She plays a key role in preparing NSSE data tools’ video tutorial and various video presentations to help MIRO efficiently communicate data and tools with Mānoa’s faculty and staff.


MIRO Web App First-Time User Terms
MIRO Decision Support System User Guide
Symposium Q&A Summary


Use of MIRO Enrollment Data Tools in Graduate Division
Krystyna S. Aune, Ph.D.,
Dean of Graduate Division

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