Wednesday, 13 November 3:00- 3:45 pm
Presentation matters - Creating visually appealing graphs, tables, and text
This interactive session provides tips from renowned experts (Edward Tufte, Stephen Few, Presentation Zen, etc.) on effective data presentation strategies of text-based (i.e., words), tabular/numerical (numbers), and graphical information. When these tips and principles are applied to the presentation of information in documents and presentations, it advances the field of IR and data-informed decision-making because it can make presentations and documents informative, clear, accessible and thought-provoking, so that meaningful conversations are initiated, producing actions with results. All too frequently, weak visuals get in the way of important conversations. Presented by Anne Marie Karlberg, Whatcom Community College
Don’t Leave it to Chance- Get Organized
The Institutional Research Office is often called upon to do much with little. That can result in feeling stretched beyond capacity and feeling terribly disorganized. This session will provide thoughts for how to stay organized in the world of institutional research with ideas from the audience encouraged. It is especially designed to help those who are new to the profession. Presented by Wendy Olson, Whitworth University
Why Students with High Potential Benefits Might Choose to Leave School
A presentation based on surveys based on underlying research around why students choose to leave schools for reasons that subvert their own cost/benefit calculus.These reasons run from student self-efficacy to loss aversion to value of work vs education.Columbia Basin College students have been given surveys about their own concerns for two years (tied to this research) and we have itemized the practical impact of these moderators on student retention and performance. Presented by Pär Jason Engle, Columbia Basin College
Wednesday, 13 November 4:00- 4:45 pm
Academic Advising and Guided Pathways: Fall and Spring Entering Student Experiences
Guided pathways (GP) is a rapidly expanding reform being undertaken by community colleges across the country.One of the central tenants of GP is to help students choose a path, enter a path, and stay on the path through completion.Key to this process is academic advising.
Most students enroll for the first time during the fall term; however, analysis of CCSSE data, collected during the spring term, from 2017 reveals that approximately 19.5% of respondents enrolled for the first time.This study looks at the advising experiences of fall term entering students from the 2016 SENSE survey (same academic year as the 2017 CCSSE survey).Additional variables in this analysis will include common items from the Academic Advising and Planning item sets for SENSE and CCSSE as well as common items from the two main surveys. The analysis will examine these experiences by demographic subgroup. Presented by Michael Bohlig, Center for Community College Student Engagement, UT-Austin
Who did our peers chose in their IPEDS Benchmark report?
This is a demonstration presentation that will show attendees how to utilize IPEDS Data Center resources to build a Power BI report that shows peer institution comparisons. Presented by Max Kwenda, Gonzaga University
Owning Your IntroversionCalling all introverts! Does the idea of professional networking sound completely exhausting? Do you prefer to work alone, even though you totally rock it when you work in groups? Well, friend, this session is for you! In a culture that rewards extroverts, there is much to celebrate about introversion. This session will highlight the reality and the [many] pros of being an introvert. We will also provide opportunities for you to reflect on your own and with others to learn strategies to be an introverted institutional researcher who is regularly requested to take the center stage. At the end of the session, you will learn how to WORK that introversion! Presented by Lisa Nguyen, Clackamas Community College and Elizabeth Lee, University of Portland