Presentations at AIRUM Conferences

Past and Current presentations can me emailed to AIRUMonline@gmail.com

2016 – Institutional Effectiveness in Action

Keynote Panel: IE Resource List
Michael Cogan - Higher Learning Researcher
Meredith Drzakowski – Assistant Chancellor for Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality (PRAQ), University of Wisconsin-Stout
Debra Hagen-Foley – Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Academic Excellence, Mid-State Technical College

Pre-Conference Workshops:
Dee Ann Bonebright – Project Management Basics
Brent Donney and David Robinson – Forecasting New Student Enrollment

Presentations
Berg, E. North Dakota State University. (2016). Optimizing Institutional Research During Staff Shortage: Strategies and Lessons Learned

Carlson, G. Valley City State University, Russell, J. Valley City State University, Shorma, J. Valley City State University. (2016). Open Education Resource (OER) Implementation at Valley City State University: Using Multiple Measures to Evaluate the Success of a Mission-Driven Initiative

Drews, J. University of Wisconsin, River Falls. (2016). Budget Cuts: Surviving in a Small IR Office

Fergus, M. MN Office of Higher Education, Djurovich, A. MN Office of Higher Education. (2016). New MN Data Collection Changes -- Preparing for Winter 2017

Fergus, M. MN Office of Higher Education, Godfrey, S. MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development. (2016). Utilizing SLEDS data for your Institution

Goldfine, L. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office, Karbowski, G. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office. (2016). From Perkins Law to TSA Database: How Statewide Technical Skill Assessments are Determined, Vetted, and Reported in Minnesota

Goldfine, L. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office. (2016). Excel VBA Userforms: How Minnesota State Manages its Technical Skill Assessment Database

Greene, S. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Mans, J. University of Wisconsin-Stout. (2016). Student retention initiatives:  successes and lessons learned

Holland, N. Walden University, Regnier, D. Walden University. (2016). Using National Comparison Data When Making Higher Ed Decisions: Sources & Examples

Horner, O. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Jones-White, D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. (2016). Applying Item Response Theory (IRT) Modeling to the gradSERU Survey Development and Evaluation

Isaacson, M. Hamline University . (2016). Making the Most of Your Data : The Institutional Effectiveness Newsletter (Poster)

Jorissen , S. Walden University. (2016). Implementation of Electronic Rubrics & Reporting Tool for Learning Outcomes Assessment:  Steps and Lessons Learned

Kuchibhotla, M. Capella University. (2016). Pitfalls on the Path to Graduation: Using Competing Risks Event History Analysis to Explore the Effects of Student and Institutional Characteristics on Dropout Risk

Lewin, G. Minnesota Office of Higher Education. (2016). Comparing Remediation and Success across Age Groups in Minnesota

Lydell, L. University of Minnesota. (2016). What They Really Think: Incorporating User Feedback in Data Reporting and Visualization

Matinda, R. Minnesota State Community and Technical College. (2016). Collaboration in Assessment: The Process (Poster)

Regnier, D. Walden University, Holland, N. Walden University, No, S. Walden University. (2016). Insights from First-time Users of Tableau (Poster)

Robinson Kloos, J. St. Catherine University, Pakudaitis, S. St. Catherine University. (2016). Cost and Revenue by Academic Department: Developing Data and a Process for Increasing Institutional Effectiveness in Budget and Program Decisions

Sesma, Jr., A. St. Catherine University, Dusbiber, B. St. Catherine University, and Richter-Norgel, E. St. Catherine University. (2016). Non-Cognitive Traits & Academic Outcomes: Direct Effects and Mediators of a Short-Term Intervention Study

Sherven, P. University of Minnesota. (2016). The Role of Technology: A Path Analysis of Factors Contributing to Undergraduates Satisfaction with their Overall University Experience

Smith, C. Walden University. (2016). Effective Presentations

Wallinga, M. Northwestern College. (2016). Yet Another Dashboard Demonstration: New Options Using R, Plotly, and PowerBI

Williams-Wyche, S. MN Office of HIgher Education, Fergus, M. MN Office of HIgher Education, Egbert, A. State Demographic Center. (2016). Estimating Certificate Attainment in Minnesota

2015 - Tools for Smart IE Teams

Keynote: Dr. Carrie Brimhall -
Why checking the box is not moving the needle. Handout Leadership Philosophy

Pre-Conference Workshops:
Donna Rae Scheffert - Flex Those Muscles: Focusing on Strengths for Workplace Success
Eri Fujieda and Ben Nagel - Microsoft Excel 2013 "Power" Tools, including Power View and Power Pivot.

Austin, M. University of Wisconsin-Madison,  (2015). Developing Institutional Standards and Guidelines for Tableau Data Visualizations

Bach, A. Walden University, Johnson, B. Walden University,  (2015). Time Saving Excel Formulas

Brenner, V. Waukesha County Technical College,  (2015). A Comparison of Student Placement and Satisfaction between Six-Month Graduate Survey and Graduation Ceremony Exit Survey Methods

Carlson, G. Valley City State University,  (2015). Assisting Campus Leaders Through an Internal Data Book within the Blackboard Learning Management System Poster

Donnay, B. St. Cloud State University, Robinson, D. St. Cloud State University,  (2015). Using Data Analytics to Forecast New Student Enrollment

Drechsel, C. University of North Dakota, Steiner, J. University of North Dakota, Williams, C. University of North Dakota,  (2015). Let s Face It-We Need A Lift!

Eschenbacher, H. University of Minnesota,  (2015). Mapping and Modeling Scholarly Activity with Free Tools (Google Maps and Zotero / Mendeley)

Fergus, M. Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Sorenson, N. Minnesota Office of Higher Education,  (2015). Accessing SLEDS data for your Institution

Fujieda, E. Winona State University, DeVore, C. Metropolitan State University, Wallinga, M. Northwestern College,  (2015). Assessing the IR/IE Office for Enhanced Effectiveness

Hagen-Foley, D. Mid-State Technical College,  (2015). Designing. Implementing, and Interpreting Surveys for Actionable Results

Hawks, S. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities,  (2015). Assessment of Student Learning: Moving Beyond Compliance to Accountability

Herbison, K. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Kraft, N. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire,  (2015). Evolution of a University Factbook

Holland, N. Walden University, Gerlach, S. Hamline University,  (2015). Higher Education Complaince - Solving the Puzzle (so you don't have to)

Jorissen, S. Walden University,  (2015). Steps to Implementation of an Electronic Assessment Process: Lessons Learned

Kraft, N. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire,  (2015). Overview of UW-Eau Claire s Tableau Projects
Kuchibhotla, M. Capella University,  (2015). Comparing Means versus Proportions in the Analysis of End of Course Evaluation data

La Tarte, A. University of Wisconsin-Madison,  (2015). Faculty Recruitment and Retention: Tracking and Analyzing

Lydell, L. University of Minnesota, Tarabuhin, S. University of Minnesota,  (2015). Maximizing IR's Data Impact: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned Publishing with Tableau

Mans, J. University of Wisconsin- Stout, Bosshart, S. University of Wisconsin- Stout,  (2015). Engagement: How to Get Your Campus Engaged in Decision Making

Miller, T. Minneapolis Community and Technical College,  (2015). Factors Impacting First-Year Retention

Nelson, A. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire,  (2015). Overcoming Versions of the Truth:  An Overview of a Faculty Workload Analysis Tool

No, S. Walden University, Regnier, D. Walden University, Rossow, K. Walden University, Smith, C. Walden University,  (2015). Building a Healthy IR Culture from the Foundation Up: Healthy Culture from the Analysts' Perspective

Olney, D. Bemidji State University, Fujiwara, K. Bemidji State University,  (2015). The Variables That Inform the Time a Student Takes to Get a Bachelor's Degree

Pakudaitis, S. St. Catherine University,  (2015). Examining Associate Degree Student Outcomes Using Institutional and Clearinghouse Data

Palmer, E. Anoka-Ramsey Community College,  (2015). SmarterMeasures: Designing Research to Inform Practice

Pedersen, J. Winona State University,  (2015). Efficient Visual Data Displays

Redman, J. Winona State University, Pedersen, J. Winona State University,  (2015). Turning the Assessment Mountain into a Molehill: Reducing Anxiety and Building Faculty Engagement

Roster, E. Ridgewater College,  (2015). Be SMARTer: Using Goals To Move To An Integrated IR/IE Department

Roster, E. Ridgewater College,  (2015). Is Your Graphic Worth 1,000 Words?

Smith, C. Walden University,  (2015). Macros for Beginners
Smith, C. Walden University,  (2015). Planning and Tracking Workload

Solverson, N. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Bingham, M. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse,  (2015). How Good is Your Retention Rate? Comparing Predicted to Actual First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

2014 - Pathways from IR to IE

Keynote: Dr. William E. Knight - The Future of IR and IE: New Roles, New Skills, New Collaborations

Pre-Conference Workshops:
Dr. Leonard Goldfine - Data and Decision-Making: The Human Factor
Dr. William Knight - Leadership in IR and IE: Enhancing Personal and Professional Effectiveness

Anson, M. The University of Iowa Jacobson, W. The University of Iowa VanHorne, S. The University of Iowa (2013). Using Inquiry-guided Active Learning to Engage the Institution in Examining Itself.

Berg, E. North Dakota State University Fisk, P. North Dakota State University (2013). Exploring Course Assessment with an Excel Dashboard.

Bosshart, S. University of Wisconsin-Stout Krueger, B. University of Wisconsin-Stout (2013). Process and Results from an Alumni Follow-Up Study.

Carlson, G. Valley City State University Fickes, A. Valley City State University Boucha, J. Valley City State University DeMuth Jr., D. Valley City State University (2013). Utilizing Freely Available Technologies for Institutional Dashboards.

Cressman, L. Minneapolis Community and Technical College (2013). Propensity Score Matching in R: Improving Comparison Group Equivalence to Reduce Selection Bias in Comparative Analyses.

Fergus, M. MN Office of Higher Education Arzamendia, K. MN Department of Education LaBounty, T. South Washington County Schools (2013). Better data on high school-to-college transitions using SLEDS.

Fergus, M. MN Office of Higher Education Henderson, M. MN Office of Higher Education (2013). Minnesota's Postsecondary Achievement Gap.

Fjuieda, E. Winona State University Nagel, B. Winona State University (2013). How to Use Excel Power View for Institutional Effectiveness.

Glover, D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2013). Automating Post-Instruction Student Feedback with eXplorance Blue.

Goldfine, L. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Soria, K. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Tae Jang, S. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2013). Frankendata: Stitching Together Results from Disparate Sources.

Hanson, M. North Dakota State University (2013). Diminishing Returns: Examining Repeated Course Attempts and Grade Outcomes.

Hawks, S. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2013). Institutional-Level Commitment: Assessment at a Large University.

Hawks, S. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Jorissen, S. Walden University Pearon Hennen, J. Anoka-Ramsey Community College Robinson Kloos, J. St. Catherine University Fjuieda, E. Winona State University (2013). Conversations on Assessment: Desire to Collaborate and Ways to Showcase Assessment Practices.

Hurley, S. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2013). Investigating Grade Disparities in Introductory Physics Courses.

Isaacson, M. Hamline University Williams, T. Hamline University (2013). Making the Most of your Data: The institutional Research Newsletter.

Jameson, C. Walden University (2013). Implementing a Co-Curricular Review Process as a Means of Continuous Improvement for Service Units.

Jones-White, D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Radcliffe, P. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2013). Understanding the Political Attitudes and Voting Behavior of college Students:  Exploring the Role of Civic Education in Preparing Good Citizens.

Kirchner, C. Century College (2013). Supplemental Tutoring: Non-Experimental Evaluation of Impact.

Leibert, A. MN Dept of Employment and Economic Development (2013). How to use the Graduate Employment Outcomes tool to assess labor market outcomes of Minnesota graduates.

Lenio, J. Walden University Jorissen, S. Walden University Jameson, C. Walden University Holland, N. Walden University Malone, K. Walden University Ribich, L. Walden University Bach, A. Walden University (2013). How We Conducted a Co-curricular Review on our Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Lydell, L. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Gorny, L. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2013). Who Participates in High - Impact Practices? Profiles of Student Engagement and Access Across Campuses.

Malone, K. Walden University Ribich, L. Walden University (2013). Time saving Excel Formulas.

Schwan Minik, K. Alverno College (2013). Developing and Maintaining a Longitudinal Data System for Studying Student Retention.

Smith, C. Walden University (2013). Macros for Beginners.

Smith, C. Walden University (2013). Office Efficiency: Disparate Documents to Databases at Walden University.

Solverson, N. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2013). College Readiness Math MOOC: What We Have Learned.

Soria, K. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Fransen, J. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Nackerud, S. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2013). Factors Associated with First-Year Students Use of Libraries.

Soria, K. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Yefanova, D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2013). The Benefits of Internationalization at Home Efforts in Promoting Undergraduates in Pluralistic Outcomes.

Stennes-Spidahl, N. Viterbo University Vidden, N. Viterbo University (2013). Beyond the Plan: Authentic and Collaborative Assessment of General Education Outcomes.

Tanner, K. Capella University (2013). Student Satisfaction Storytelling Using Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel.

Wallinga, M. Northwestern College (2013). I'm Finally Going to Try It This Year: Automating IPEDS Data Submission using the File Upload Feature.

Williams, T. Hamline University (2013). Aggregation and Presentation of University-Level Learning Outcomes.

Yokoyama, T. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2013). Factors Associated with Retention of International Undergraduate Students at Public Four-Year Universities.

 

2013 - Beyond Reporting - the Research Function of IR - Dr. Stephen DesJardins

Keynote: Improving the Rigor of Education Research

Brey, J. Carroll University (2013). From Data-mining to data-webbing.

Callahan, E. Winona State University  (2013). Using R Statistical Software to Analyze Under-Represented Minority Student Success.

Dusbiber, B. St. Catherine University (2013). Ten teaching and learning high impact practices: Measuring the reach of AAC&U's LEAP initiative on campus.

Einerson, N. University of Wisconsin Stout Greene, S. University of Wisconsin Stout (2013). Using Qualtrics for Quantitative Data Analysis.

Fergus, M. Minnesota Office of Higher Education Gehring, A. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (2013). College Graduates + Employment Data = Methodological Conundrum.

Fingerson, L. Capella University (2013). Learning outcomes, career outcomes, and outcomes, and ROI: Using logistic regression to modeling to predict likelihood of recommending alma mater.

Fingerson, L. Capella University Tanner, K Capella University (2013). Online End of Course Evaluations: Understanding Non-Responders and Using Mobile Surveys to Increase Response Rates.

Godfrey, S. St. Olaf College  Jungers, R. St. Olaf College Hilleren, G. St. Olaf College  (2013). Less is More (or Just as Good): A Critical Look at Response Rates.

Gorny, L. University of Minnesota (2013). Examining the convergent and discriminant validity of two widely-used undergraduate learning outcome measurement methods: Standardized tests and self-reported student survey proficiency items in the domains of critical thinking and communication skills.

Her, Z. Madison College (2013). Executive Dashboard Goes Mobile - Leveraging IBM Cognos Technology

Lydell, L. University of Minnesota Huesman, R. University of Minnesota (2013). More Than the Sum of Its Parts: The Integrative Alchemy of Data Triangulation in IR.

Nelson, A. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Kraft, N. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Herbison, K. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2013). Managing Your IR Office with SharePoint.

Olney, D. Bemidji State University Fujiwara, K. Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College (2013). Development of Program Indicators for Use with Program Review.

Olsen, M. North Dakota University System (2013). How economic planners assess the relevance of education programs using the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) codes and the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes.

Pearson Hennen, J. Anoka-Ramsey Community College  Palmer, E. Anoka-Ramsey Community College (2013). First Drop for Nonpayment: Looking at what we've lost to see what we can get back.

Peterson, D. University of Minnesota Jones-White, D. University of Minnesota Begelman, I. University of Minnesota (2013). Comparison Shopping: Developing a Web based Application to help Inform the Review and/or Selection of Institutional Comparison Groups.

Ribich, L. Walden University Grove Jameson, C. Walden University (2013). Utilizing an Employer Survey as Evidence to Support Success of Programs and the Institution.

Schwan, K. Minik Alverno College (2013). Tracking Retention and Graduation Rates for Transfer Students.

Smith, C. Walden University (2013). Macros for Beginners.

Smith, C. Walden University Hupp, K. Walden University (2013). Intermediate Excel Formulas Sample Dataset

Solverson, N. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Nelson, A. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Kraft, N. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2013). Visualize This! Discussion of Two Approaches to Tableau Software Implementation.

Solverson, N. University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse Engen, G. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2013). Where's the map for this? Rebuilding IR Capacity at a Mid-Size Public Institution.

Soria, K. University of Minnesota Gorny, L University of Minnesota Frost, S. University of Minnesota Granquist, A. University of Minnesota (2013). Student Learning Outcomes: Interpretations, Development, and Validity.

Soria, K. University of Minnesota Linder, S. University of Minnesota (2013). Parental Divorce as a Predictor of Students' Success: A New Consideration for IR Professionals and Higher Education Practitioners.

Summers, S. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (2013). Institutional Research and the Assessment of Student Learning:  An Assessment of a First Year Program General Education Learning Outcomes Utilizing  NSSE, Student Focus Groups, & Retrospective Pre & Post Survey.

Wallinga, M. Northwestern College (2013). Building an Interactive Online Fact Book with R Shiny.

Wallinga, M. Northwestern College Larin, M. Northwestern College (2013). Determining Best Practices for an Academic Alert System to Encourage Student Success.

Williams, C. University of North Dakota Drechsel, C. University of North Dakota    (2013). Drivers get ready - new dashboards are coming your way!

Yokoyama, T.  University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (2013). Where Do High School Graduates Go To College? - Case Study in Japan.

Yu, X. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (2013). Exploring International Student Access and Success in Postsecondary Education Setting: A longitudinal Approach.

Zhang, B. University of South Dakota Dornbusch, D. University of South Dakota (2013). Student Satisfaction at USD.

2012 - High Stakes Reporting

Keynote: Putting the 'R' Back in IR: The Role of Research in Institutional Research
Dr. Rob Toutkoushian, Professor of Higher Education at the Institute of Higher Education
at the University of Georgia

Anderson, J. University of Wisconsin - Stout (2012). Making Capacity Building a Priority.

Barklind, B. Inver Hills Community College and Marson W. Inver Hills Community College (2012). Results from Implementing an Early Alert System at Inver Hills Community College.

Beehr, M. Hamline University and Middendorf, T. Hamline University (2012). Collaborating Across Offices on Alumni Surveys: Perspectives from Institutional Research and Career Development.

Berg, E. North Dakota State University (2012). Data Mining: One Institution's Experience with Getting Started.

Brey, J. Carroll University (2012). Connecting ALL the Dots.

Dohman, G. North Dakota State College of Science and Goroski, H. North Dakota State College of Science (2012). Developing Performance Indicators.

Dohman, G. North Dakota State College of Science and Goroski, H. North Dakota State College of Science (2012). Assessment Tales: Processes and Methods that Work.

Dusbiber, B. St. Catherine University (2012). Increasing Response Rates for Recent Graduates for Employment and Further Education Reporting.

Dusbiber, B. St. Catherine University and Nagle, B. Winona State University (2012). We Can Hear the Knocking: Utilizing Online Tools to Build Assessment of Student Learning and Program Effectiveness.

Estes, P. Edgewood College, Mills, D. Edgewood College and Williams, K. Edgewood College (2012). Academic Challenge Within General Education Courses: The Effects of Academic Entitlement and Academic Self-Efficacy on Student.

Estes, P. Edgewood College and Hou, L. Edgewood College (2012). A Mixed Methods Approach to Examine Factors Affecting College Students' Time to Degree.

Fergus, M. Minnesota Office of Higher Education and Zhao, Q. Minnesota Office of Higher Education (2012). Financial Aid and Persistence: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Minnesota State Grant.

Fergus, M. MN Office of Higher Education, Kellogg, J. University of Minnesota, Schoenecker, C. MN State Colleges and Universities (2012). Finally Results! Preliminary Analysis of Data and Future Planning for Minnesota's Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (SLEDS).

Fowler, A. Normandale Community College and Haynes, M/ Normandale Community College (2012). Developing a Fact Book and Implementing a Data Needs Assessment (DNA).

Fujiwara, K. Bemidji State University & Northwest Technical College amd Olney, D. Bemidji State University (2012). Comparison of Data Mining and Statistical Analysis Methods in Predicting Student Persistence.

Goldfine, L. University of Minnesota (2012). Data Visualization: Information's Best Friend or Worst Enemy.

Grove Jameson, C. Walden University (2012). Implementing a Co-Curricular Review Process as a Means of Continuous Improvement for Service Units.

Grove Jameson, C. Walden University and Hupp, K. Walden University (2012). Utilizing an Employer Survey as Evidence to Support Success of Programs and the Institution.

Gustafson, A. Globe University / Minnesota School of Business (2012). Rubrics are an Acquired Taste: Working with Artists on Assessing Student Learning.

Her, Z. Madison Area Technical College, Heaney, T. Madison Area Technical College and Tambone, A. Madison Area Technical College (2012). Actionable Business Analytics for Student Retention. Whitepaper.

Janzen, A. Normandale Community College (2012). Surveys: How to Make them Meaningful and Increase Usage of the Results.

Jorissen, S. Walden University (2012). Curriculum Mapping: Planning to Assess Student Learning at Multiple Levels.

Khullar, S. University of St. Thomas and Cogan, M. University of St. Thomas (2012). Understanding and Comparing Alumni Remuneration Trends Using a Longitudinal Approach.

Lingren Clark, B. University of Minnesota (2012). Leveraging Partnerships to Enhance Assessment Practices.

Lydell, L. University of Minnesota, Williams, C. University of North Dakota and Noltze, M. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (2012). Enhanced Reporting through Data-Marts and Dashboards: Three Profiles in Practice.

Robinson Kloos, J. St. Catherine University (2012). Building a Culture of Assessment through a Systematic Process and Model.

Seykora, J. University of St. Thomas, Baker, K. University of St. Thomas, Dorn, L. University of St. Thomas, Shoen, N. University of St. Thomas and Cogan, M. University of St. Thomas (2012). What is the Point of SharePoint? Improving Data Management.

Soria, K. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and Nackerud, S. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (2012). Library Data and Student Success.

Slanger, W. North Dakota State University, Berg, E. North Dakota State University and Fisk, P. North Dakota State University (2012). Assessing the Impact of Mid-Term Grading.

Vandezande, C. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Watson, M. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and v Noltze, M. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (2012). The Emerging Results of Instituting an Inquiry Model Approach to Improve Student Success and Retention in a Selective Public University.

Wallinga, M. Northwestern College (2012). Streamlining Data Analysis, Reporting and Website Publishing Using R.

Yu, X. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (2012). Implications on Policy Borrowing and Student-Centered Approach for Chinese Vocational Education and Training Systems: A Comparative Perspective.

Zhang, W. University of South Dakota and Bos, J. University of South Dakota (2012). What Factors Affect Retention Most: College Performance vs. Pre-College Preparation?

2011 - The Changing Landscape of Post Secondary Education

Keynote: Assessing and Improving Quality: The Strengths and Limitations of Accreditation
Stephen D. Spangehl, Vice President for Accreditation Relations the Higher Learning Commission.

Berg, E. and Slanger, W. (2011). Good News from an Analysis of Two Years of National Survey of Student Engagement Data. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

Blasen, K. (2011). Action Research in Adult Education. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.- Whitepaper - Journals

Callahan, E. (2011). Enrollment Projections at Winona State University. Winona State University, Winona, MN.

Cogan, M. and Khullar, S. (2011). Quantifying Transfer Credits from a Revenue Perspective - One Institutions Approach to Achieving Zen. University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN.

DeVore, C. (2011). Increasing the Data to Ink Ratio: Lessons From Edward Tufte. Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, MN.

Drechsel, C. (2011). Building an IR Website. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.

Fergus, M., Djurovich, A., and Kellogg, J. (2011). Minnesota's Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System: 2011 Update. Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Minneapolis, MN.

Fisk, P. and Slanger, W. (2011). Student Credit Hours per Unique Instructor as an Informative Approach to Monitoring Teaching Loads. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

Frazier, C. and Wilkes, S. (2011). Advancing Survey Practices through Collaboration, Engagement, and New Ways of Thinking. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Fujiwara, K. and Olney, D. (2011). Using Logistic Regression to Predict Retentions at a Technical College. Bemidji State University & Northwest Technical College, Bemidji, MN.

Goldfine, L. (2011). Victims of Our Success: How OIR Survived the Flood of Ad-Hoc Requests for Faculty/Staff Satisfaction Survey Data. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Video Presentation

Gorny, L. (2011). If You Build It, Will They Come?: Methodological Techniques Designed to Study the Usefulness and Usability of Data and Reporting Tools. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Guthrie, S. and Nagel, B. (2011). Building a Database to House Survey Results. Winona State University, Winona, MN.

Khullar, S., Glirbas, M., and Cogan, M. (2011). Linking Transfer Student Outcomes to College of Origin: Is There a Difference? University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN.

Lydell, L. (2011). Redesigning Statewide Postsecondary Performance Reporting: Focus on the Student Experience. Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Minneapolis, MN.

Mans, J. and Mueller, J. (2011). Tips for Maximizing Time and Increasing Office Efficiency. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Stout, WI.

Miller, C. (2011). Achieving Strategic Alignment. Rochester Community & Technical College, Rochester, MN.

Radcliffe, P. (2011). Educational Costs and the Instructional Portfolio: Challenges and Solutions for Analyzing Educational Costs. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Soria, K., Nobbe, J., and Huseman, R. (2011). Beyond Retention: Community Service for Leadership and Social Change. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Stennes-Spidahl, N. (2011). Contextualizing Institutional Results from the National Survey of Student Engagement to Drive Improvement. Viterbo University, La Cross, WI.

Williams, C. and Erickson, S. (2011). 30 Ways to Engage Your Campus With NSSE. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.

2010

Beck, B. (2010). Example of How a Projection Model Contributed to a Planning Effort.  University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin.

Cogan, M. (2010).  Retention and Graduation Rates of Athletes: What About Division III?  University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN.  Awarded Best Paper/Presentation at 2010 AIRUM Conference

Goldfine, L. and Radcliffe, P. (2010).  The Politics of Equity Research.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Jones-White, D., Soria, K., and Huesman, Jr. (2010).  Community-Based Learning and Academic Performance.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Marson, Wendy. (2010). Evaluating a Ubiquitous Computing Program. University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI.

Williams, C. and Drechsel, C. (2010).  Get Visible!  University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.

 

2009

Arbisi-Kelm, H. and Zhang, Y. (2009).  Freshmen Exit Interview Study.  University of Wisconsin and Edgewood College, Madison, WI.

Bosshart, S. and Beskow, C. (2009). UW-Stout Alumni Follow-Up Study.  University of Wisconsin, Stout, WI.

Carlson, G. (2009).  Dual Degree and Credit Completion in North Dakota.  North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

Cogan, M. (2009). Exploring Academic Outcomes of Homeschooled Students.  University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN.

Fergus, M., Djurovich, M. and Misukanis, M. (2009).  Minnesota's Vision for a P-20 Education Longitudinal Data System.  Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Saint Paul, MN.

Glover, D. (2009). End of Term Student Ratings: A Case Study in How the University of Minnesota Handled Form Transition.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Goldfine, L. (2009).  Microsoft Excel (2007) as a Dynamic and Interactive Reporting Tool.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Greene, S. and Hachmeister, J. (2009).  How to Do More With Less Time.  University of Wisconsin, Stout, WI.

Huesman, R. (2009).  Developing a Focused Structured Student Outcomes Assessment Program: Experiences at a Large Public University.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Johnson, G. (2009).  What is it That Satisfies Faculty?: Rank as a Consideration in Factors Related to Job Satisfaction.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.  Awarded Best Paper/Presentation at 2009 AIRUM Conference

Khullar, S. (2009).  'Clear'-inghouse Data.  University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN.

Kost, G. (2009).  Principal Component Identification of Action Variables from a Student Experiences Survey.  North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

Laanan, F.S., Starobin, S., Zhang, Y., Schenk, T., Rethwisch, D., and Chapman, M. (2009).  Current Status and Practice of Project Lead the Way in Iowa: A Longitudinal Approach.  Iowa State University, Iowa Department of Education, & University of Iowa, IA.

Lydell, L. (2009).  Research in Action: How Families and Students Pay for College in Minnesota.  Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Saint Paul, MN.

Marson, W., Dohman, G., Huesman, R., and Goldfine, L. (2009).  Collecting, Analyzing, and Disseminating Data: A Panel Discussion on Issues Facing Institutional Researchers.

Nemeth, A. (2009).  Returning to Learning in an Age of Assessment.  Collegiate Learning Assessment, New York, City, NY.

Slanger, W. (2009).  The Freshmen Student Advising Instrument College Student Inventory of Noel-Levitz is Predictive of Cumulative Grade Point Average through the Tenth Semester.  North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

Schenk, T. and Matsuyama, K. (2009).  Calculating Returns to Degree Using Administrative Data.  Department of Education and Iowa Workforce Development, Des Moines, IA.

Williams, C. and Drechsel, C. (2009).  Thinking About Doing a Newsletter? Some Ideas to Consider....  University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.  

 

2008

Babaoye, M. (2008).  Assessment of Student's Satisfaction: SOS as an Instrument of Change for Improving Student Performance and Success at U.S. Colleges and Universities.  University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI.

Carson, A. (2008).  Rasch Psychometric Analysis of a Course Satisfaction Survey.  Kaplan University

Cogan, M. (2008).  Part-Time Faculty Exposure and Student Retention Outcomes: Is there a Relationship?  University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN.

Cogan, M. (2008).  Service Learning Outcomes: A Quasi-Experimental Approach Using Repeated Measures t-Test.  University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN. Awarded Best Paper/Presentation at 2008 AIRUM Conference

Dahlquist, J (2008).  Student Migration in the Midwest: The Effects of the Midwest Student Exchange Program.  Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

Drechsel, C. and Williams, C. (2008).  Just the Facts! Things to Consider When Constructing a Fact Book.  University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.

Gillaspy, T. (2008).  Demographic Change in the Upper Midwest and its Implications for Academic Research.  Minnesota Department of Administration. Keynote Presentation.

Goldfine, L. (2008).  Seamless Transitions? Credit Transfer and Success in Subsequent Coursework.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Jones-White, D., Galliger, A., and Kellogg, J. (2008).  "View My Friends" on Facebook: Identifying the Impact of Web-Based Social Network Participation on Student Retention.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Marson, W. and Greene, S. (2008).  Discovering Why Students Leave School Using an Exit Survey.  University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI.

Slanger, W., Kugel, S., Erickson, B., Palmer, D., Chen, X., and Davenport, E. (2008).  One Institution's First-time Experience with Collegiate Learning Assessment: Administration, Student Recruitment, and Results.  North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

Slanger, W., Palmer, D., and Kost, G. (2008).  Longitudinal Retention and Graduation Outcomes: Caring Communities of Learners and Problem Solvers vs. non-CCLP Comparison.  North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

Thill, T. (2008).  The Role of IR in Facilitating Efficiencies on Campus.  University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI.

Tomsic, M. and Kirchner, C. (2008).  Use of Institutional Research and the Baldrige Criteria in Gaining Accreditation through the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  Saint Paul College, Saint Paul, MN.

Williams, C. and Erickson, S. (2008).  Disseminating Survey Results: Capturing an Audience.  University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.

Yeh, E. (2008).  Using Wage and Labor Market Data to Inform Higher Education Programming: Sources, Uses and Limitations.  Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Minneapolis, MN.

Zhang, Y. (2008).  Joining the Past and the Future: Getting Prepared for General Education Assessment Development.  Edgewood College, Madison, WI.

Zhang, Y., Womack, D., and John, B. (2008).  Planned and Prepared for IPEDS Racial Categorization Change: An Exploratory Analysis of Multiracial Students' Heritage and Identity.  Edgewood College, Madison, WI (Zhang & John) and Centenary College, Shreveport, LA (Womack).

 

2007

Cogan, M. and Khullar, S. (2007).  Graduation and Retention Rates: Using Multiple Research Methods to Tell the Rest of the Story.   University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN.

Glover, D. and Donigan, W. (2007).  Improving Senior Administrator Reviews: A Standardized Approach.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Goldfine, L., Huesman Jr., R. and Jones-White, D. (2007).  Correlations Between Faculty Salaries and Institutional Salaries for Top-ranked Institutions. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Huesman Jr., R., Radcliffe, P., Jones-White, D., Kellogg, J., and Lee, G. (2007).  Identifying Factors Related to Student Success: Utilizing Multinomial Logit Regression to Study Graduation in Higher Education.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Long, D. (2007).  Environmental Factors Affecting Non-Traditional-Age Undergraduates' Persistence and Graduation Rates.  University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN. Awarded best paper/presentation at 2007 AIRUM Conference

Radcliffe, P., Huesman Jr., R, and Kellogg, J. (2007).  Modeling the Incidence and Timing of Student Attrition: A Survival Analysis Approach to Retention Analysis.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.