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IRMA Week in Review

Week of September 13, 2019

1. We are preparing for the fall reporting season. We have completed checks on all 2018-19 classes and load counts, and are preparing information for Program Portfolio Review and Academic Program Review. For more on these projects, contact Jasmine Ahmad.

2. The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Fall Collection has opened. To comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), we submit information to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This data is made available to the public through the IPEDS Data Center and the College Navigator (geared to students and parents). Data submitted in the fall collection includes Institutional Characteristics, Degree Completions, and 12-month enrollment. For more on this, contact Coleen Dickman.

3.We are preparing summaries of recently released rankings, including the US News Best Colleges 2020, and the Wall Street Journal - Times Higher Education (WSJ-THE) Ranking. A summary of the US News changes should be available later this week. The full review will be available later next week. We are also reviewing Colleges of Distinction. For more on these projects, contact Vera Setiawan.

4. We are currently scheduling this year's Brown Bag presentations. Our first Brown Bag will be presented at the end of this month as a "Welcome Back to Campus Jeopardy!" Look for a calendar appointment coming soon. For more on this, contact Coleen Dickman. Previous Brown Bag presentations available on IRMA's website. We hope to see you this year!