Conference Program2020-10-25T11:11:29+00:00

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CIRPA Conference Program

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Length Time Type Concurrent Session 1 Concurrent Session 2 Concurrent Session 3 Concurrent Session 4
Monday, October 26
20 min

President’s Welcome
1 hour

Opening Keynote How to use data like you give a damn!Heather Krause, PStat.

Heather is a data scientist with over a decade of experience building tools that improve practices and systems. She has a strong passion for finding data, analyzing it in creative ways and using cutting edge visualization methods to display the results. Her emphasis is on combining strong statistical analysis with clear and meaningful communication. As the founder of two successful data science companies (We All Count and Datassist), she explores the largest questions facing societies today, working with both civic and corporate organizations to improve outcomes and lives. Her relentless pursuit of clarity and realism in these projects pushed her beyond pure analysis to mastering the entire data ecosystem including award-winning work in data sourcing, modeling, and data storytelling, each incorporating bleeding edge theory and technologies.

20 min

Virtual Lounge / Break sponsored by Prairie Research Associates
35 min

Concurrent Session Using Item Response Theory (IRT) and the Mantel Differential Item Functioning (DIF) statistic to examine bias in student evaluations of teaching responsesCamilo Peña-Moreno, The University of British Columbia, Jodie Foster, University of British Columbia Making your way in the world today: Pathways to and through universityGillian Parekh,York University, Carl James, York University, Robert S. Brown, York University The Expanding Landscape of Program Development: The tools, technologies, and the mental processes needed in turbulent timesLevi Wintz, Emsi, Angharad Hong Brown, NorQuest College, Jay Suathim, NorQuest College The Sky Is the Limit: From Ground Level to Data Warehouse and Tableau analytics in 4 MonthsAndrew Drinkwater, Plaid Consulting, Patrick Lougheed, Plaid Consulting, Sam Hannah, Capilano University
25 min

Break
35 min

Concurrent Session Academic Program Viability: A Comprehensive Model for Teaching-Focused Undergraduate InstitutionsDr. Esam Sohail Mohammad, Butler Community College, Kansas, USA Creating and sustaining a data governance culture at Durham CollegeKeith Bent, Durham College, Debbie McKee Demczyk, Durham College Scenario Planning in the Age of PandemicJan O’Brien, Thompson Rivers University, Dana Prymak, Thompson Rivers University
25 min

Roundtable Discussion The Institutional Research & Registrar PartnershipStephen Salem, Coast Mountain College CIRPA’s Strategic PlanningDawn Macdonald, Yukon University & CIRPA-ACPRI Board member Learning AnalyticsJeff Longland, Craig Thompson & Stephen Michaud, University of British Columbia
Tuesday, October 27
1 hour

CIRPA-ACPRI AGM
25 min

Virtual Lounge / Break sponsored by Diaz Pinsent Mercier Research Inc.
35 min

Concurrent Session A collaborative approach to institutional planning in a time of crisisDiane Grayson, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Labour outcomes: the reliability of self-reported vs. tax-based employment incomes of graduatesAnnay Slabikowska, University of British Columbia Using R for better workflows: from data prep to reportingMark Kane, Conestoga College, Fraser Hay, Conestoga College
25 min

Virtual Lounge / Break sponsored by Canadian University Survey Consortium
35 min

Concurrent Session Informing Pan-institutional Student Success Strategy Using Findings from the Covid-19 Student SurveyJelena Dukic, Humber College, Jeffrey Daniel, Humber College, Abhinandhan Raghu, Humber College A User-Oriented Enrolment Scenario Tool – Dynamic Forecasting to Inform Decision MakingPete Hrkac, Thompson Rivers University, Derek Kwok, Thompson Rivers University Topic Modeling — A Natural Language Processing Approach to Extracting Themes from 100,000 Online Course Reviews with PythonMs. Toshiko Shibano, University of British Columbia, Kevin Chang,Kai Analytics, Dr. Miikka Silfverberg, University of British Columbia
25 min

Roundtable Discussion System PartnershipsRobert Adamoski, BC Council on Admission & Transfer Data GovernanceMarcela Hernandez, University of British Columbia Chaotic Decision Making during COVID-19Keith Fortowsky, University of Regina
Wednesday, October 28
35 min

Concurrent Session Equity, diversity, and inclusion data ecosystems at Canadian universities, a systematic reviewMeghan Wagstaff, Dalhousie University Transition from secondary school to university: The University of Toronto-Toronto District School Board Cohort Analysis & FindingsDr. Robert S. Brown, York University, Dr. Scott Davies, University of Toronto, Neil Chakraborty, University of Toronto Covid-19 Survey analytics of Student Feedback and ConcernsJelena Dukic, Humber College, Abhinandhan Raghu, Humber College
25 min

Virtual Lounge / Break sponsored by OCAS
35 min

Concurrent Session Quantifying our crystal ball: COVID-19 environmental scanning signposts as domestic student enrolment forecast scenarios.Ash Cullen, Thompson Rivers University A Partnership-Based Approach to UBC’s COVID-19 Planning EffortsJoseph Ferguson, University of British Columbia, Stephanie McKeown, University of British Columbia, Brent Harris, University of British Columbia Changing course and setting sail: two new approaches in national and international research performance benchmarkingCandace Miller, McGill University, Victor Arshad, McGill University
20 min

Break
45 min

Closing Keynote From Pandemic to Anemic: How Serious are we to change our ways?Dr. Tom Roemer

Dr. Roemer is Vice-President Academic at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He is responsible for providing academic vision at the Institute and leadership in the educational, international, indigenous and applied research portfolios. Previously, he developed production control software and data solutions for corporate clients.

Tom holds a Master’s degree in astrophysics, a doctorate in Educational Leadership, and various professional certificates from the University of California. He has adjunct professor status at Simon Fraser University, and specializes in global technical-vocational education frameworks.

20 min

Closing Message and Outstanding Service Award

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