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SAIR Proposal


SAIR Conference Program 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
11:45 am to 12:45 pm


Roundtable / Roundtable

Round Table 1
Bridges the Gap between the student information system and institutional research!


This presentation will explore the benefits of having and experienced Student Information System (SIS) user as a member of the Institutional Research (IR) office. An experienced SIS user brings a breath of knowledge that augments the capacity of the IR office. The skill set of an experienced SIS user helps with report creation, data validation, and research projects. We will discuss how this individual bridges the gap between the student information system and institutional research.

Room: Providence Ballroom
Presenter(s):
Brian keith Phillips Southern University and A&M College
Christopher Guillory Southern University and A&M College



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Roundtable / Roundtable

Round Table 2
Data Collection Tools and Web Survey Design


Online surveys are a convenient way for institutional researchers and assessment staff to collect data, and transform the data into information to support managerial decision making. In order to collect data effectively, one must know the advantages and disadvantages of these online tools.The presenter will provide an overview of the best online survey applications in the market and also shares his expertise in using some of them such as Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, and others.

Room: Providence Ballroom
Presenter(s):
Jamil Ibrahim University Mississippi Medical Center




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Roundtable / Roundtable

Round Table 3
Developing a Fact Book


An institution's Fact Book provides basic information including history, programs, students, staff, and facilities. Whether your campus administrators and constituents use it as a handy reference source, an historic archive document, or even a part of a larger publicity portfolio, the contents must be accurate, timely, and user friendly. Some considerations to be discussed include Ė should your Fact Book focus solely on your institution or provide comparisons to peer institutions or other institutions in your system? Do you use only internal data sources or national data sources? What level of detail do you include and at what point does information stop being Fact Book material and become operational reporting?

Room: Providence Ballroom
Presenter(s):
L. Elaine Harper University of West Georgia




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Roundtable / Roundtable

Round Table 5
Institutional Data Reimagined: Transforming the Way Institutions Use Data


As the amount of data continues to grow, each providing an additional piece of the student success puzzle, the need to bring it together has never been greater. Come and explore how one university is in the early stages of developing a framework to evolve its assessment process in an effort to provide actionable insight for furthering the improvement of student outcomes. This roundtable will focus on the ways in which institutions can bring together disparate, siloed data from across an institution to discover patterns and insight and the ways in which information can be leveraged into action across campus.

Room: Providence Ballroom
Presenter(s):
Christine Robinson UNC Charlotte
John Frederick UNC Charlotte
Casey Iannone Campus Labs


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Roundtable / Work Share

Round Table 6
Institutional Research From a Newcomer's Perspective


Abstract: In a position that so heavily relies on data accuracy and timely deadlines, itís extremely important to become efficient and effective in this role. This talk will examine the practices that helped a newcomer gravitate toward a direction to meet the objectives as an Institutional Research Analyst.

Room: Providence Ballroom
Presenter(s):
Nareiko Stephens Jefferson State Community College




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Roundtable / Paper

Round Table 7
Developing a Comprehensive Measure of Disciplinary Instruction, Scholarship, and Service


Recently, there has been an increased call for more accountable and transparency in higher education, especially with faculty activity outside of the classroom. This research is from the first stage of a larger project designed to measure discipline-level faculty activity in three areas: instruction, scholarship, and service. Open-ended interviews with chairs and directors at public universities revealed their desire to have a study that could offer them a comprehensive analytical tool to better understand their departmentís activity. However, institutional researchers and other administrators must also take the time to address the widespread apprehension over how that data could be used.

Room: Providence Ballroom
Presenter(s):
Jennifer Snyder University of Delaware




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Roundtable / Work Share

Round Table 8
Do jumpstart workshops really jumpstart success?


A review of the jumpstart workshop program and its impact on student success reveals that the earlier assumptions and patterns of utilization have changed over time. By eliminating programming conflicts, will more students choose to attend more jumpstart workshops? Our data indicates that students who utilize learning center resources in their first semester have better success indicators. How does attending jumpstart impact fall usage of services? Discussed at this roundtable session will be a review of how we have enhanced our analysis to gain a better perspective of the impact the jumpstart workshops are having on student success.

Room: Providence Ballroom
Presenter(s):
Christine C. Murphy Clemson University




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Roundtable / Roundtable

Round Table 9
Building Bridges: Connecting through the Assessment Process


Building Bridges: Connecting through the Assessment Process Supportive, positive relationships with leaders from each academic and administrative unit are key to a successful institutional assessment process. Strategies to help build these connections based on experiences at two institutions will be presented along with time for questions and discussion.

Room: Providence Ballroom
Presenter(s):
Ginny Cockerill The University of Alabama at Huntsville




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Roundtable / Software Demonstration

Round Table 4
Nuventive Roundtable


Join us as we explore the Program Review capabilities in version 5.1 and the new capabilities now available in 5.2. Need help with data visualization? Hear about new affordable offerings allowing you to join multiple data sets for data exploration and discovery utilizing Power BI. Need a Data Strategy to facilitate data informed decision making? Learn more about our Data Strategy offerings utilizing senior IR resources. See the benefits of running TracDat within Microsoft Office 365 to leverage collaboration and productivity tools. Share your successes and bring your questions for group discussion.

Room: Providence Ballroom
Presenter(s):
Denise Raney




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Sessions: 9

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