Presentations at AIRUM Conferences

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

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.