CIRPA Professional Development Forum: Data Governance
On June 7, CIRPA-ACPRI is hosting a professional development member forum, focused on data governance. This is an opportunity for higher education professionals to learn about data governance best practices and discuss challenges in the field. The forum will include four sessions focused on different aspects of data governance in higher education.
The keynote speaker for the event is Alex Leigh, a world leader in higher education data governance. He will be presenting a session on “Data Governance and Education, a match made in…,” exploring the benefits and challenges of managing data as a strategic asset in education. Alex has worked with over 100 organizations, including 54 universities, founded the UK Higher Education Data Governance network, and designed and developed the HEDIIP data capability framework and sector-level governance for reporting.
The second session of the forum will focus on the First Nations principles of OCAP® and data sovereignty, which are essential for collective rights. This presentation will discuss the data and information infrastructures that First Nations are building to support self-determination and self-governance, including the First Nations Data Centre, the First Nations Data Governance Strategy, and education and training programs.
The third session will feature a panel discussion with representatives from four Canadian colleges, exploring the challenges of making data accessible for various stakeholders while ensuring privacy and confidentiality. Panelists will offer insights into how data governance is being addressed at their institutions, related challenges, and potential solutions.
The fourth session will provide an update on recent data governance program developments from five Canadian universities, including the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, York University, the University of Toronto, and the University of New Brunswick. Panelists will speak to their experiences and insights based on their institutional programs while answering questions about recent accomplishments, lessons learned, and future opportunities.
The sessions will take place at different times throughout the day, with registration links provided for each one- please register for each session separately depending on the one you are interested in attending.
An active paid membership in CIRPA is required for this event. CIRPA’s membership year runs from July to June. If you are not currently a paid member, please wait until June to purchase your membership and we will extend your membership through to the end of June 2024. Any memberships purchased before June 1, 2023 will expire on June 30, 2023.
Data Governance and Education, a match made in…
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Next Webinar: A Framework to Guide the Collection and Use of Student Data to Support Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The fight against systemic discrimination and the commitment to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across postsecondary institutions has translated in increased requests for demographic information about students, faculty, and staff. Practitioners must grapple with this challenge and search for ways to reconcile formal approaches to data collection and analysis with an evolving understanding of the needs to support EDI and fluidity in definitions, terminology, and context. During this session, participants will have an opportunity to learn concepts that are central to EDI as well as guiding principles for data collection, as we share lessons learned from our work in this area. We will provide an overview of our research-based approach and findings, and introduce participants to the EDI framework we developed. Since learning and integrating EDI into our day-to-day lives is a personal journey, enriched by shared experiences and collaboration, the topic will be discussed using a participative and reflective approach.
Next Webinar: How has the pandemic changed post-secondary education, and how might this impact institutions going forward?
February 15 at, 1 pm EDT
Join Dr. Nicole Johnson, Executive Director of the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (CDLRA), as she shares the key findings from the CDLRA’s 2022 national surveys and discusses what this means for the future of post-secondary education. Since 2017, the CDLRA has conducted annual pan-Canadian surveys to track trends related to digital learning at Canadian post-secondary institutions. In particular, since 2020, the CDLRA has been investigating the impact of the pandemic on course delivery and teaching practices. One of the key outcomes of the pandemic is an increased demand for online and hybrid course offerings, alongside an increased demand for technology integration in the classroom. In this presentation, Dr. Johnson will discuss challenges faced by institutions (and the post-secondary sector as a whole), anticipated trends in online and hybrid learning, and tensions related to innovation.
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New BCIRP Webinar Series: Strategic Planning Solutions – Continued
Strategic Planning Tools: BC Institutional Research & Planning Webinar Series
Successful strategic plans require new ways of collecting, using, and sharing information to inform decision-making. The right tools can help wrangle critical details that help create change across your institution.
BCIRP is continuing this free webinars series where the following recognized vendors will demonstrate the capabilities of their strategic planning platforms. Successful strategic plans require new ways of collecting, using, and sharing information to inform decision-making. The right tools can help wrangle critical details needed to plan and create change across your institution.
Please add the following events to your calendar to save time for the following webinars:
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Each session will begin with a vendor demonstration followed by a Q&A session and facilitated discussion to share experiences, challenges, and successes with institutional strategic planning.
Please share this invitation with other interested individuals at your institution.