Conference Program

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Times listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Length Time Type Crystal Ballroom 1 Crystal Ballroom 2 Crystal Ballroom 3
Sunday, October 23
3 hrs 8:30

Workshop An Introductory Workshop on Data Transformation, Statistics and Reporting with R

Sponsored by Academica Group, Elsevier, Plaid Analytics, and Qualtrics
JEDI Data: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Sponsored by Academica Group, Elsevier, Plaid Analytics, and Qualtrics
A Workshop for Newcomers

Sponsored by Academica Group, Elsevier, Plaid Analytics, and Qualtrics
90 min 11:30

1:00 PM
Lunch on own
3 hrs 1:00

4:00 PM
4.5 hrs 5:30

10:00 PM
President’s Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Academica Group, Elsevier, Plaid Analytics, and Qualtrics
Monday, October 24
80 min 7:00

8:20 AM
1 hr 8:00

9:00 AM
CIRPA AGM & Announcements
1 hr 9:00

10:00 AM
Opening Keynote How My Relationship with Institutional Research has Contributed to Informing Campus Decision-making and Planning During a Time of Significant Growth – Keynote – Ian Cull

Sponsored by Explorance
30 min 10:00

10:30 AM

Sponsored by Lightcast
40 min 10:30

11:10 AM
Concurrent Session Leading Through Change: From IR Analyst to Business Architect Assigning NOC Codes to College Programs Using Machine Learning – OCAS Early Identification for Academically At-Risk Students
40 min 11:20 AM

12:00 PM
Concurrent Session Accuracy & Relevance vs Clarity – A Discussion About Reporting – Explorance Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Post-Secondary Students: A Systematic Review of Institutional Reports DataOps in Higher Education
1 hr 12:00

1:00 PM
40 min 1:10

1:50 PM
Concurrent Session Power BI in the Engineering Research Office at the University of Waterloo Disaggregating Health Survey and Clinical Appointment Data to Understand the Health Status of Students on Campus The Power of Words: Using Student Feedback & Text Analytics for Advancing Qualitative Analysis in IR (virtual)
40 min 2:00

2:40 PM
Concurrent Session Strengthening Enrolment With Market-Aligned Programs  – Lightcast Data, Metadata and Digital Transformation Developing and Testing an Impacts Assessment Framework Using Descentralized and Unstandardized Data: The Case of Work-Integrated Learning Experiences in British Columbia (BC), Canada
30 min 2:40

3:00 PM

Sponsored by CUSC
40 min 3:00

3:40 PM
Concurrent Session Leveraging NLP (Natural Language Processing) to Process and Aggregate Institutional Surveys How Recent Changes in Student Progression May Impact Future Enrolment and Academic Outcomes Turning Data into Actions (+ discussion)
40 min 3:50

4:30 PM
Concurrent Session Enrollment Planning with Power BI Elsevier supporting Research Analytics – Use Cases – Elsevier
90 min 4:30

6:00 PM
Free Time
5 hrs 6:00

11:00 PM
Tuesday, October 25
80 min 7:00

8:20 AM
Breakfast & Announcements
Outstanding Service Award
40 min 8:30

9:10 AM
Concurrent Session Mining NSSE Data for Insights: Case Study from SFU “We may not be big, but we’re small:” Optimizing the Small IR Office Beyond Dashboards: How We Changed the Fabric of Decision Making (virtual)
40 min 9:20

10:00 AM
Concurrent Session How to Calculate Program Economics – Gray Associates Reengineering Report Processes on a Tight Technology Budget The Past, Present, and Future of Enrolment Projections at Thompson Rivers University
30 min 10:00

10:20 AM

Sponsored by OCAS
40 min 10:20

11:00 AM
Concurrent Session The Impact of Non-Responses on Survey Data Quality Making Your Survey Analysis Less Full of S*** (SPSS, Stata, SAS, or any software package beginning with S): An Interdisciplinary Journey Strategic Analytics to Maximize Revenue and Increase Diversity at Rio Hondo College – Plaid
40 min 11:10

11:50 AM
Concurrent Session Tableau and Oracle and R, oh my! A Deep Dive into Enrolment Projections at Thompson Rivers University Student pathways into Ontario College’s Bachelor Degrees: Patterns of Mobility, Student Characteristics, Academic and Labour Market Outcomes Listen, Understand and Act: Mobilize Your Survey Data to Meet Real Time Needs – Qualtrics
1 hr 12:00

1:00 PM
Announcement of 2023 Conference
1 hr 1:00

2:00 PM
Keynote Beyond the Numbers: Visually Thinking with Data – Keynote – Lyn Bartram

Sponsored by Gray Associates
40 min 2:10

2:50 PM
Concurrent Session Working Together for Progress: Collaboration and Benchmarking in Atlantic Canada An Update on the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey Building a Culture of Data Literacy to Support Continuous Improvement (virtual)
70 min 2:50

4:00 PM
Ice Cream Social

Sponsored by PRA, DPM, and HESA
90 min 3:30

5:00 PM
Mentorship Program Mentorship Networking