Strategic Planning and Analysis

Dr. Nicolas A. Valcik

Associate Director for Strategic Planning and Analysis

Contact Information

Office:          AD 2.234B

Telephone:  972-883-6190

Fax:             972-883-2451

Email:          nvalcik@utdallas.edu

Address:      The University of Texas at Dallas

                     Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis

                     800 West Campbell Road, AD 29

                     Richardson, TX 75080-3021

  

Dr. Nicolas Valcik is the Associate Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis.  He is responsible for analysis, planning, and development of software solutions.

Dr. Valcik and his team are engaged in development of the Logistical Tracking System (LTS©).  This system utilizes SQL database in conjunction with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to accurately map and measure all facilities at The University of Texas at Dallas.  Esequiel Barrera and Dr. Valcik have been recognized in 2006 by the National Safety Council (CSHEMA) for an Award of Recognition in the Unique or Innovative Category for the development of LTS to track hazardous materials at an institution.

LTS currently has the following capabilities:

  • Facility inventory and facility characteristics

  • Inventory and track a variety of (HAZMAT)

  • Security systems (i.e. cameras)

  • Personnel room assignments

  • Room equipment inventory

  • Provide an inventory of fire and safety equipment

  • Utility costs for facilities

  • Student resident assignments

  • Provide state and federal reports

  • Online room surveys for cost recovery efforts

Future upgrades of LTS will include telecommunications and remodeling activities.  For more information regarding LTS, please refer to the presentation on LTS.

Dr. Valcik is involved in the implementation of a return on investment model that has been traditionally utilized in the private sector but has been modified and applied to higher education to accurately evaluate faculty and program productivity.   In the past, productivity was measured by research, publications and other creative output; teaching assessments, service to the university and service to the community. Evaluation of these areas and the relative weights assigned to them varies greatly from unit to unit within a university and even more so among universities. As a result, administrative decisions regarding class sizes, curricula, programs and faculty workloads appear to be driven more by polemics than by analysis. By using a return on investment model, financial considerations begin to play a role in accessing how resources are invested by the university and if those investments are in the best interests of the students and the taxpayers.  For more information regarding this research, please refer to http://www.utdallas.edu/ospa/analysis/ROI_files/roi.htm.

Dr. Valcik's previous work experience included nearly two years at Nortel Networks first as a recruiting analyst then as a competitive analyst.  He conducted research on market trends and forecasts, analyzed competitors' marketing strategies and devised counter marketing strategies, developed a database for recruitment, developed recruiting profile model and engaged in student recruitment.  He gained experience in municipal management while working for the City Manager's Office of McKinney and the Duncanville Economic Development Corporation.  During that time, he was involved in formulating risk management and other general policies, assessing land needs for the McKinney Municipal Airport, evaluating ADA compliance in regards to courtroom access, researched ordinances and restrictions with franchise agreements between the city and private businesses, analyzed property values, developed market and economic development strategies and benchmarked other cities' policies regarding public services and private enterprises. 

Dr. Valcik has earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas, a Master of Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas, a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations from The University of Texas at Dallas and an Associate of Arts in Political Science from Collin County Community College. 

Doctoral Dissertation:  

     

Valcik, N. (2005) The Protection of Physical Assets in Research Universities for Biological HAZMAT: Policies, Practices and Improvements.

Books:

Valcik, N., (2012 – Forthcoming). Hazardous Materials Compliance for Public Research Organizations: A Case Study. ISBN: 978-1-4665-0946-7 ,CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, New York, New York.

Levy, G. and N. Valcik (Ed.) (December 2012 – Forthcoming). Benchmarking in Institutional Research. New Directions for Institutional Research, ISBN: 978-1-1186-0883-8 Volume 156, Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Valcik, N. and P. Tracy (Forthcoming 2012). Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management. ISBN: 9-78143-988-316-7, American Society for Public Administration Series, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, New York, New York.

 

Valcik, N. and T. Benavides (2011).  Practical Human Resources Management for Public Managers: A Case Study Approach. ISBN: 9-78143-984-143-3, American Society for Public Administration Series, Taylor and Francis – CRC Press, New York, New York.    Rights purchased from publisher to Translate to Arabic (2012)

Valcik, N. – Editor. (2010) Institutional Research: Homeland Security. New Directions for Institutional Research, ISBN: , Volume 146, Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.   Won Best Paper Award for the Rocky Mountain Association of Institutional Research Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2009

Valcik, N. (editor, 2008). Using Financial and Personnel Data in a Changing World for Institutional Research. New Directions for Institutional Research. Volume 140, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, ISBN: 9-78047-046-851-7.

Valcik, N. (editor, 2007). Space: The Final Frontier for Institutional Research. New Directions for Institutional Research. Volume 135. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, ISBN: 9-78047-025-525-4.

Valcik, N. (2006) Regulating the Use of Biological Hazardous Materials in Research Universities: Complying with the New Federal Guidelines. Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN: 0-7734-5572-8. This book is availble through Edwin Mellen Press at www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=6926&pc=9

Valcik, N. (2004)  Empowering Data Usage: Extracting Data From Mainframe Applications Using Job Control Language, FOCUS, SAS and ACCESS. Global Book Publisher: Charleston, SC. ISBN: 1-59457-834-6. This book is available through Booksurge at www.booksurge.com/product.php3?bookID=IMPR02743-00002

Valcik, N. (2003) The Fifth Dimension: Strategic Planning and Practical Aspects for Higher Education and the Public Sector. Global Books Publisher: Charleston, SC.  ISBN 1-59457-162-7. This book is available through Booksurge at www.booksurge.com/product.php3?bookID=IMPR02743-00001

Book Chapters:

Valcik, N., Scruton, A. Olszewski, T. Benavides, S. Murchison, A. Stigdon and T. Jordan. (December 2012 - Forthcoming). “Keeping up with the Joneses: Relationships between Public Top Tier Universities and Colleges with their Host Municipalities” in G. Levy and N. Valcik (Ed.)  Benchmarking in Institutional Research. New Directions for Institutional Research, volume 156, Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons Inc.

Valcik, N. (2010) “Chapter 7 - New Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Federal Regulations for Higher Education Institutions”, N. Valcik (Ed.), Institutional Research: Homeland Security. New Directions for Institutional Research, Volume 146, Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. ISBN: .

Valcik, N., (Submitted 2010).“The Importance of Continuity of Government”, M. Palmiotto (Ed.), Encyclopedia of International Security, Washington D.C.

Valcik, N. and P. Tracy (Submitted, 2010).“The Logistical Tracking System (LTS)”, M. Palmiotto (Ed.), Encyclopedia of International Security, Washington D.C.

Valcik, N., (2009). “New Homeland Security Concerns Regarding Higher Education Institutions and Chemical Hazardous
Materials”, The CIP Report, November 2009, Volume 8, Number 5, pages 10 – 14. George Mason
University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia. http://cip.gmu.edu/archive/cip_report_8.4.pdf

Valcik, N., (2009). “University Enhances Its Logistical Tracking System with GIS”, ESRI ArcNews, Spring Issue, Volume 31, Number 1, March, 2009. http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/spring09articles/university-enhances.html

Valcik, N. and P. Huesca-Dorantes, (2008). “Municipalities and Higher Education Institutions: Theoretical and Applied Uses of GIS”, Conservative Justice Digest. Editor and Manager Keith N. Haley. 10/22/2008.
http://conservativejusticedigest.blogspot.com/2008/11/higher-education-institutions-and.html

Valcik, N., Aiken, C., Xu, X., Al Farhan, M., (2009) “Chapter 21 - Homeland Security in the United States: An analysis of the utilization of novel information and virtual technologies for Homeland Security" K. Jaishankar (Ed.) International Perspectives on Criminology and Criminal Justice, ISBN: 978-1-4438-0198-0, New Castle, United Kingdom, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Valcik, N. and Stigdon, A. (2008). “Chapter 2 - Working with Business Affairs data for Mandatory Federal and State Reports”  Institutional Research: Using Human Resources Data in a Changing World, New Directions for Institutional Research, Volume 140. Edited by Nicolas Valcik. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA. ISBN: 9-78047-046-851-7 .

Redlinger, L. and Valcik, N. (2008) “Chapter 7 - Return on Investment” In N. Valcik (Ed.), Institutional Research: Using Human Resources Data in a Changing World, New Directions for Institutional Research, Volume 140. Edited by Nicolas Valcik. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA. ISBN: 9-78047-046-851-7.

Valcik, N. “Chapter 4: The Logistical Tracking System (LTS) Five Years Later: What have we Learned?” Space: The Final Frontier for Institutional Research, New Directions for Institutional Research. Volume 135. Edited by Nicolas Valcik. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ. ISBN: 9-78047-025-525-4.

Watt, C., Higerd, T. and Valcik, N. (2007). “Chapter 2: Where to Start when Previous Facility Data is Questionable” Space: The Final Frontier for Institutional Research, New Directions for Institutional Research. Volume 135. Edited by Nicolas Valcik. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ. ISBN: 9-78047-025-525-4.

Valcik, N. and Huesca-Dorantes, P. (2003) "Chapter 5: Building a GIS Database for Space and Facilities Management." Applications of Geographic Information Sciences in Institutional ResearchNew Directions for Institutional Research Volume 120. Edited by Daniel Teodorescu. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA.  ISBN 0-7879-7281-9.  This book is available through: www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0787972819,subjectCd-ED95,descCd-tableOfContents.html?print=true

Articles:

Valcik, N. (2012). “University Enhances Its Logistical Tracking System with GIS”, ESRI ArcNews, Spring Issue Volume 31, Number 1, March, 2009. http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/spring09articles/university-enhances.html.  Article was reissued in 2012 through ESRI’s publication GIS in Education: Across Campuses, Inside Facilities, August 2012, p. 26 - 29. http://www.esri.com/library/ebooks/gis-in-education-facilities.pdf

Valcik, N. (2012 - Forthcoming). “Using Geospatial Information Systems for Strategic Planning and Institutional Research for Higher Education”, in the International Journal of Strategic Information Technology and Applications, IGI - Global, Hersey, Pennsylvania.

Valcik, N. (2011) “Using Geospatial Information Systems for Strategic Planning and Institutional Research”, in H. Burley (Ed.), Cases on  Institutional Research Systems. ISBN10: 1-60960-857-7 , IGI-Global, Hersey, Pennsylvania.

Valcik, N. (2010) “Chapter 7 - New Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Federal Regulations for Higher Education Institutions”, In N. Valcik (Ed.), Institutional Research: Homeland Security. New Directions for Institutional Research, Volume 146, Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. ISBN: 978-04709-03148.

Valcik, N., (Submitted 2010). “The Importance of Continuity of Government”, Software Application that can Enhance Security at Facilities,” in preparation for publication in Encyclopedia for International Security Studies, edited by Dr. Michael Palmiotto, Routledge – Taylor and Francis Group of Publishers.

 

Valcik, N. and P. Tracy (Submitted, 2010). “The Logistical Tracking System (LTS)”, In M. Palmiotto (Ed.), Encyclopedia of International Security, Washington D.C.

Valcik, N., (2009).  “New Homeland Security Concerns Regarding Higher Education Institutions and Chemical Hazardous Materials”, The CIP Report, November 2009, Volume 8, Number 5, pages 10 – 14. George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia. http://cip.gmu.edu/archive/cip_report_8.4.pdf

Valcik, N., (2009).  “University Enhances Its Logistical Tracking System with GIS”, ESRI ArcNews, Spring Issue, Volume 31, Number 1, March, 2009. http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/spring09articles/university-enhances.html

Valcik, N. and P. Huesca-Dorantes. (2008). "Municipalities and Higher Education Institutions: Theoretical and Applied Uses of GIS”, Conservative Justice Digest. Editor and Manager Keith N. Haley. 10/22/2008. http://conservativejusticedigest.blogspot.com/2008/11/higher-education-institutions-and.html

Valcik, N. (March 2009- forthcoming) “Integration of ArcSDE GIS into the Logistical Tracking System (LTS)", ESRI ArcNews, Spring Issue 2009.

Valcik, N. (2003) “Building a Space Management System.” Midwestern Review of Business and Economics Vol. 32:pages 16-21. Bureau of Business and Government Research, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Presentations:

Valcik, N., S. Murchison, D. Kenney, D. Sokol, C. Lester, S. Hughes, W. Custer, J. Danley,  and H. L’Orange, (2010). “Institutional Research and Homeland Security.” Presented for the 2009 Rocky Mountain Association of Institutional Research conference in Flagstaff, Arizona. To be presented at the Association of Institutional Research in Chicago, Illinois 2010 for the Best Paper Award for the Rocky Mountain Association of Institutional Research in 2009. 

Valcik, N., J. Hall, S. Murchison, A. Olszewski, T. Benavides and T. Jordan, (2010).  “MAMBA- A Model Assessing Municipal Benchmarking Attributes.” Accepted to the American Society for Public Administration in San Jose, California April 2010.

Valcik, N., (2009) “Compliance Issues and Homeland Security with New Federal Regulations for Higher Education Institutions.” Presented at the 2008 Rocky Mountain Association of Institutional Research conference in Missoula, Montana, at the Association of Institutional Research conference in Atlanta, Georgia 2009 and at the 2009 Southern Association of Institutional Research conference in Dallas, Texas.

Valcik, N., L. Redlinger, M. Letteer, A. Stigdon, M. Worley, R. Wallace, S. Herzog, and S. Carrigan, (2008)   “Institutional Research using Human Resources data in a Changing World.” Presented at the 2008  Rocky Mountain Association of Institutional Research conference in Missoula, Montana. 

 

Valcik, N., (2008).  “ABD – Dissertation Proposal Seminar: You too can be a Dr.” Presented on June 12th, 2008 and September 10th, 2008 for the ABD seminar – Writing Effective Dissertation Proposal for The University of Texas at Dallas Graduate School in Richardson, Texas.

Valcik, N., C. Watt, G. Reynolds, S. Stigall, K. Coburn and S. Herzog, (2008).  “Space - a New Frontier: Institutional Research and Facilities Information” presented at the 2007 RMAIR conference at Reno, Nevada and at the AIR 2008 Conference at Seattle, Washington.

Valcik, N., (2007). “The Logistical Tracking System (LTS) Five Years Later: What Has Been Accomplished?” Presented at RMAIR at Park Cities, Utah in October 2006 and to the Association of Institutional Research conference at Kansas City, Missouri in May 2007.

 

Valcik, N, (2006). “The Logistical Tracking System (LTS).” Presented at the 2003 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board facilities conference in Houston, TX, 2004 Texas Association for Institutional Research conference in College Station, Texas, the 2005 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board facilities conference in Dallas, Texas, The UT-Systems Physical Plant Directors’ Conference in Austin, TX 2006 and the 2006 UT-Systems Police Chief’s fall meeting in Bandera, TX. To be presented at CSHEMA 2006 at Los Angeles, California.

Valcik, N. and Lavin-Loucks, D. (2006). “Hogtied! The Texas Stalking Law.” Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice and Science Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland.

Valcik, N. (2006). Microsoft ACCESS and FOCUS Users (Convener), Special Interest Group at the 2006 Texas Association of Institutional Research Conference, Austin, TX.

Valcik, N. (2005). “Financial Aid Reporting System.” Paper presented to Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research Conference, Coeur de Lane, Idaho 2004, the Association for Institutional Research conference for San Diego 2005 and the Texas Association for Institutional Research conference in Arlington, TX 2005.

Valcik, N. (2005). Microsoft ACCESS Users (Convener), Special Interest Group at the Association of Institutional Research Conference, San Diego, California.

Valcik, N. and Worley, M.B. (2004). “Microsoft Access: A Practical Solution For Any IR Office.” Paper presented at Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research Conference, Coeur de Lane, Idaho.

Valcik, N. and Haley, K. (2004). “Wanted Clarity and Needless Confusion in the Law on Stalking and Cyberstalking.” Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice and Science meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Valcik, N. (2004). “Leadership in Strategic Planning: Pharaoh vs. Deming Round 1.” Presented at the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2004 Association for Institutional Research conference in Boston, Massachusetts and the 2004 Texas Association for Institutional Research conference in College Station, Texas.

Valcik, N. (2003). “Decision Making in Strategic Software Designs: The LTS Story.” Presented at the 2003 Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and at the 2004 Association for Institutional Research conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dobeck, M., Gorham, D., and Valcik, N.  (2003).   "Political Institutions and Policy Choices" Presented on June 25, 2003.

Valcik, N. (2002). “Building a Space Management System.” Presented at the 2002 Association for Institutional Research conference in Toronto, Canada, and the 2002 Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Valcik, N., Redlinger, L., and Etheredge, S. (2002). "What's Behind Door  Number Two?" Considerations and Choice With Regard to Information  Systems.  Presented at the 2002 Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and presented at the 2003 Association for Institution Research conference in Tampa, Florida.

Valcik, N. and Redlinger, L. (2001). Using  Return on Investment Models of Programs and Faculty for Strategic  Planning©  Presented at the 2001 Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research conference in Vail, Colorado and the 2002 Association for Institutional Research conference in Toronto, Canada.

Courses:

PA 8V97 Workshop: Applied Local Development - Prosper, Texas.  SyllabusClass Presentation to the City of Prosper Summer 2009.

PA 5359 Protecting Critical Resources and Infrastructure. Syllabus

PA 5353 Emergency Management. Syllabus

PA 5343 Human Resources Management. Syllabus

PA 3335 Organizational Behavior.  Syllabus

PA 3333  Human Resources for the Non-HR Manager.  Syllabus

 

Awards:

2009 - Best Paper Award for Rocky Mountain Association of Institutional Research

2006 - National Safety Council – CSHEMA – Award of Recognition – Unique or Innovative Category – co-awarded with Esequiel Barrera.

2005 - Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society

 

Professional Organizations and Activities:

2011-2013: President and Vice President (2012) President (2012 – 2013), Rocky Mountain Association of Institutional Research (RMAIR)

  • Lead and oversaw revision to organizational Bylaws.
  • Created an electronic master membership list
  • Worked on compiling organizational documentation to put into an electronic format 
  • Worked with the Executive Board on recruitment strategies, replacing the existing online website for RMAIR, issues with 501C3 Tax Status, upcoming conference arrangements, budget for the organization and other duties as assigned 
  • Wrote article for the membership to provide information in the organization’s newsletter the Panorama for Summer 2012
  • Integrated ESRI GIS with Institutional Research for RMAIR Conference

2008 - present: Member of the Air Best Paper for the Forum Publication Committee, AIR

2008 - present: Member of Editorial Board for Conservative Justice Digest

2006 - 2010: Co-Chair of AIR 50th Anniversary Task Force

2004: AIR Boston Forum Track 1 Chair

2003: AIR Tampa Forum Track 1 Associate Chair

Contracts and Grants:

7-31-2011 – Licensed LTS to The University of Texas at Tyler - $5,000

Provisional Patent Disclosure Filed:

Valcik, N., D. Lee, P. Huesca-Dorantes, T. Sethia, September 2009 “LTS - Logistical Tracking System.”

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Personal website:  www.utdallas.edu/ospa/Nick/HomePage.htm

Updated: November 14, 2012