The deadline to submit proposals for the 2024 CIRPA Conference is extended to May 24, in acknowledgement of work pressures. Session proposals from new presenters are strongly encouraged! Please also pass this message along to IR colleagues who may not currently be members of CIRPA, and who would benefit from the opportunity to present to their professional peers.

CIRPA-ACPRI invites you to submit a proposal to present at our upcoming conference, October 20-23, 2024 – Students of data, data serving students This year’s conference focuses on how data can be used to help students achieve.

The conference will be held in-person, at the Fredericton Convention Centre, located in the historic heart of downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick.

We welcome all submissions relevant to the profession of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP), including proposals from professionals in the field of IRP. This includes colleagues at provincial, regional and federal agencies, other associations and organizations, as well as individual scholars with research interests in post-secondary education issues.

The submission guidelines and review criteria can be found here and the proposal template are linked here. Please complete all proposals using the template provided.

Submissions are encouraged to align with the conference theme and one or more of the topic areas below and should include realized or potential outcomes (i.e. how research has affected or will affect change?):

Action Enablers – This stream covers how an institution or IR team has transformed data to be used broadly to facilitate student success. Emphasis should be on the data transformation process and how the resulting information was put into decision-makers hands. Presenters are encouraged to share experiences in leveraging data from diverse sources to create unique insights.

From Start to Finish – Strategic enrolment management (SEM) is a core to institutional stability. How do we determine how many students we can accommodate? What resources are needed to deliver quality educational experiences? How do we incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects? What data-based practices has your institution implemented to maximize graduation rates, reduce attrition and facilitate student engagement? This is an opportunity to present and discuss methods and models for success. How do we map the entire student journey from student surveys to modelling in R?

Eliminating Silos – Often, institutional silos can create barriers to actioning data in service of student success. This stream discusses how data and information have been used at our member institutions to unite various departments (Recruitment, Registrars, Student Service, Institutional Research, etc.) in service of student success. Further topics to consider are partnerships between postsecondary institutions to track student outcomes.

Forecasting Success – In this track, we ask questions such as: how early is early intervention? We will discuss data-based actions to provide support to students. What data is needed to enable success? Models used to forecast retention, graduation and overall positive student outcomes. Presenters are encouraged to demonstrate how they incorporated data from sources such as student surveys into their forecasting activities.

The deadline to submit a proposal(s) is May 24, 2024. Submit your proposal via email to the Programming Committee

We hope you will join us for the CIRPA-ACPRI conference this October!


Stephen Blair Dove
2024 Program Chair
University of New Brunswick

Emily Clyde-Parry Yaroszko
2024 Local Arrangements Co-Chair
University of Manitoba

David Kilfoil
2024 Local Arrangements Co-Chair
University of New Brunswick