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Announcing the next CIRPA Webinar

Abracadabra:Tell us what the numbers mean? Unpacking retention and graduation student success research data using the magician’s bag of tricks.

 

CIRPA is very pleased to invite you to join University of Toronto’s Mariam Ali and Wei Xiong on June 16, 2020 as they share the session that nabbed them the 2019 CIRPA Conference Best Presentation Award. To register for the one-hour webinar, which starts at 10 a.m. Pacific/11 a.m. Mountain/12 p.m. Central/1 p.m. Eastern/2 p.m. Atlantic/2:30 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador, please click here and provide your name, e-mail address and the name of your institution or company. Thank you. For more information about the webinar, please see the short write-up below. 

 

As IR magicians, we transform 7 years of admission data into insights on student academic success, which includes retention (year 1 to year 2) and graduation (six year). We use magical tricks (Tableau, SAS and statistical models) to explore how factors (gender, financial aid, legal status, admission group, admission average, degree type and co-op status) are associated with retention and graduation. Our project is important because it contributes to student success research in Canadian higher education and will inform our institution’s academic policies and student success and interventions such as the newly launched ‘Get Finished Scholarship’.

Ukraine International Airlines flight 752

CIRPA-ACPRI extends our deepest condolences to all members of our post-secondary community who are mourning the loss of students and colleagues who were aboard Ukraine International Airlines flight 752. Nothing can replace this tragic loss, and we ask all our members to support one another during this difficult time.

CIRPA Elections – 2019

The CIRPA Board of Directors is pleased to share the following election results:

  • President: Stephanie McKeown, University of British Columbia (elected by acclamation)
  • Vice-President: Miranda Pearson, University of Regina
  • Treasurer: Carmelinda Del Conte, Mohawk College (elected by acclamation)
  • Member-at- Large: Neil Chakraborty, University of Toronto
  • Member-at- Large: Stephen Childs, York University
  • Member-at- Large: Dawn Macdonald, Yukon College

I will take this opportunity to congratulate the incoming members of the board and offer my sincere thanks to the other candidates for running in this year’s election.

Best regards,

Cameron Tilson

Chair, Nominating Committee and Past President

Announcing the next CIRPA Webinar: Fine Tuning your Survey Dashboards for Maximum Impact

CIRPA is very pleased to invite you to join York University’s Stephen Childs and Patrick Cernea on May 22, 2019 as they share the session that nabbed them the 2018 CIRPA Conference Best Presentation Award. To register for the one-hour webinar, which starts at 10 a.m. Pacific/11 a.m. Mountain/12 p.m. Central/1 p.m. Eastern/2 p.m. Atlantic/2:30 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador, please click here and provide your name, e-mail address and the name of your institution or company. Thank you. For more information about the webinar, please see the short write-up below.

 Your institutional surveys are sending you a message, but are you able to filter out the signal from the noise? Surveys such as NSSE are large-scale undertakings by your institution, but is the information collected being put to good use? While static reports can be useful, they can sit gathering virtual dust. To get the message out, you need to provide a way to explore the data. Prepare your survey data for Tableau using R and create engaging and useful visualizations of your survey data. Level up your survey data and put it in front of decision-makers at your institution.

 

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