7:30am - 9:00am   Registration & Coffee

9:00am - 9:10am   Introductions and Welcome

9:15am - 10:00am   Automating Business Processes
Speaker: Christopher Holsten,  Senior Institutional Research Analyst, Brandeis University

Learn how Brandeis automated several business processes in Slate including college fair and travel management, financial aid modeling and more.

10:15am - 11:00am   Reimagining Slate for Veteran Users 
Speaker:  Brie Sheehan, Associate Director of Admissions Operations, Brandeis International Business School

Increase efficiencies in Slate using new(er) features and by rethinking how your data is organized.

11:15am - 12:00pm   What We Have Learned with Our Recent Implementation of Slate
Speaker:  Melissa Ratliff, Director of Graduate Admissions, Stonehill College

Recent instances of graduate and undergraduate implementation will be shared.

12:00pm - 1:00pm   Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm   Report Builder and More..
Speaker:  Kristy Behan,  Director of Admissions Operations, Rhode Island School of Design

This session will cover basic tips on getting started with Report Builder as well as using formulas (percentages, averages, year-to-date calculations), formatting, pinned filters, and other next-level tricks. Kristy will also share some of our favorite reports which we regularly use at RISD – both for general daily use in our office (such as year-to-date comparisons, engagement reports, and event stats) as well as higher level reports which are shared with our Vice President and Cabinet on a weekly basis. 

2:15pm - 3:00pm   Q & A Panel Discussion
Christopher Holsten, Senior Institutional Research Analyst, Brandies University
Kim Lachut, Manager, Graduate Admissions, School of Business, University of Connecticut
Jessica Meers, Lead Applications Specialist,  Rhode Island School of Design
Melissa Ratliff, Director of Graduate Admissions,  Stonehill College

3:00pm - 3:15pm   Wrap Up