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We will frame and inform the institutional strategic dialogue, building a culture of evidence in support of planning and management, as agents of change at DePaul and in higher education generally.

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Conference Presentations

The IRMA staff regularly contribute to the professional discourse in order to elevate and advocate for best practices in research, analysis, and data management. See below for recent conference presentations and published material.

2021 I-AIR Conference Presentation: Building a Culture of Evidence and Improving Data Literacy - How We Disseminate Information to Our Colleagues and Stakeholders11/1/2021Coleen Dickman
2019 IAIR Conference Presentation: Market Studies in Higher Education-- Leveraging Market Share Data to Support New Program Development10/8/2019Coleen Dickman
2019 IAIR Conference Presentation: Data Governance, It's a Challenge for Everyone10/7/2019Alim Ray
Assessment Workshop: Writing Effective Reports5/31/2016Liz Sanders
2014 IAIR & MidAIR Conference Presentation: Make Your IR Website Work For You (And Everyone Else...)11/15/2014Alim Ray
2014 CSRDE Presentation: Using Survival Analysis to Model Retention in a Master's Program11/4/2014Joe Filkins
IAIR Conference Presentation: Home-by-Course College Matrix10/24/2014Jasmine Ahmad
IABS Conference Presentation: Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 - Outcomes, Impacts, and Influence6/20/2014Gerry McLaughlin
IABS Conference Presentation: Transparency Accountability Information Symmetry and Integrity - Creating Guiding Principles for Developing US Institutional Ratings and Rankings6/20/2014Vera Setiawan
AIR Conference Presentation: Measuring Diversity - A New Approach for Health Professions Education5/30/2014Gerry McLaughlin
AIR Conference Presentation: Predictive Validity of ACT from 2002-07 to 2008-115/28/2014Gerry McLaughlin
The DIAMOND Project: An overview of DePaul's introduction of Non-cognitive measures in Freshman Admission4/17/2014Coleen Dickman
Basic Design Visualization Tips for Designing Tableau Dashboards3/22/2014Joseph Magliari
IAIR Conference Presentation: A Note on Measuring Diversity10/25/2013Gerry McLaughlin
Economic Sustainability and Institutional Characteristics10/25/2013Gerry McLaughlin
A Strategic Look at Enrolling Successful Transfer Students6/5/2013Gerry McLaughlin
2013 AIR Forum Panel Discussion: DePaul's Use of Non-Cognitive Variables in the Admission Process5/20/2013Sue Stachler
IAIR Conference Presentation: Character Development - Identifying and analyzing unclassified subsets of the student population for the use of recruitment strategy and planning11/15/2012Shannon Milligan
2012 National Symposium on Student Retention: A Workshop on Benchmarking Retention Data10/29/2012Gerry McLaughlin
IAIR Conference Presentation: Comparing the bachelor's completion rates of native transfer students using multiple informational sources10/15/2012Gerry McLaughlin

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AACRAO SEM Conference Presentation: A Tale of Two Cultures - Building a Comprehensive EM Culture_David Kalsbeek, Liz Sanders, SEM 20126/4/2012Liz Sanders
Conference Presentation (IAIR): Data Visualization in Academic Program Review11/1/2011Liz Sanders
AIR Conference Presentation: Analyst Developers and Tableau6/1/2011Alim Ray
AIR Conference Presentation: Automation of Reports6/1/2011Karolynn Horan
AIR Conference Presentation: Ten Presentation Tips6/1/2011Karolynn Horan
2011 AIR Conference Presentation: Ten Practical Tips for Effective Presentations5/25/2011Karolynn Horan
AIR Conference Presentation: Program Portfolio Analysis5/1/2011Joe Filkins
The Essential Collection of Visualization Resources3/1/2011Liz Sanders
IAIR Conference Presentation: ILDS Data System - Some Assembly Required11/1/2010Liz Sanders
AIR Conference Presentation: Managing Volatile Data within a Data Warehouse6/1/2010Nate Stott
Chicago AIR Conference Presentation: What if Tufte Ran the IR Office?6/1/2010Liz Sanders
AIR Conference Presentation: Expanding the IR Toolkit to Answer Non-Traditional IR Questions for a New Dean - Presented by Susan Stachler, Dr. Liz Sanders, & Suzanne Depeder at the 2010 AIR Annual Forum, Chicago, IL6/1/2010Liz Sanders
2010 AIR Conference: Beyond the Bar - Advance Visual Graphic Technique5/28/2010Karolynn Horan
AIR Conference Presentation: Getting the Message Out - Using Web Video to Present IR5/1/2010Joe Filkins
AMA Conference Presentation: Expanding the IR Toolkit: The SoE Conjoint Analysis5/1/2010Sue Stachler
SEM Conference Presentation: Four Ingredients of a Successful Transfer Enrollment Strategy11/4/2009Liz Sanders
HCRC Conference Presentation: DePaul DIAMOND Program6/1/2009Liz Sanders
IAIR Conference Presentation: Using Sharepoint in Website Development11/1/2008Nate Stott
AIR Conference Presentation: Exploring Quantitative Methods of Tracking, Analyzing, and Understanding Part-time Faculty Retention5/23/2008Joe Filkins
AIR Conference Presentation: What 'marketing research' means to you5/1/2008Liz Sanders
AIR Conference Presentation: Forming Peer Groups Strategic Operations, the Comparative Process, and a Spreadsheet Model5/1/2008Gerry McLaughlin
AIR Conference Presentation: Retention of Non-Traditional Adult Students ppt5/1/2008Joe Filkins
IAIR Conference Presentation: Win Free Tuition for Answering this Survey!11/1/2007Sue Stachler
AMA Conference Presentation: Academic and Marketing Partnerships - New Program Development6/2/2007Liz Sanders
IAIR Conference Presentation: Student Employment and its Impact on the UG Experience11/1/2006Sue Stachler
IAIR Conference Presentation: Life in the Loop: The UCC Student Perspective11/1/2005Joe Filkins
SEM Conference Presentation: A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place: Market Matrix11/1/2004Liz Sanders
SPSS Webinar: Smart Viewer Web Server Presentation7/1/2004Liz Sanders
AIR Conference Presentation: Using an Alumni Personality Typology to Impact Metrix of Success5/1/2004Sue Stachler
SEM Conference Presentation: Developing a Data Driven Marketing Plan11/1/2002Liz Sanders
AIR Conference Presentation: Burning the Candle at Both Ends - Graduating Senior Survey5/1/2002Joe Filkins
IAIR Conference Presentation: Meeting the Needs of Multiple Clients with SmartViewer11/1/2001Liz Sanders