21 January 2020
As the field of institutional research evolves, so too must the ethical foundation that undergirds our work. In response to emerging trends, such as the proliferation of analytics, big data, and vendor-driven solutions, the AIR Board of Directors examined the Association’s long-standing Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. While the code was helpful in certain situations, it became clear that the overarching values and principles were getting lost in the details, and the code was not easily adaptable to address new trends. With input from the community, the Board drafted a new Statement of Ethical Principles to serve as a declaration of values and a touchstone in the use of data and information to support effective and ethical decision making to improve higher education. Join us for a conversation about the new statement and the role of ethics in IR.
28 January 2020
International graduate employability is moving up the agenda. Global competitors such as New Zealand and Australia have made it central to their internationalisation efforts, and it is a key strand of the UK government’s new international education strategy. The employability outcomes of our graduates are increasingly essential for the competitive advantage of the UK’s higher education sector. Now UK has the post study work visa argued for so long, how do we make sure that universities have the support in place to help our international graduates secure good jobs, in the UK, in their home countries, or elsewhere?
28 January 2020
More institutions of higher education are embracing a data-driven culture and generating high demand for both IT and IR resources. However, data rarely comes in a shape and format that is analysis ready and, due to the nature of cyclical reporting, researchers find themselves spending time cleaning, wrangling and reshaping data only to do it all again next year.
In this 2-part webinar series you will be introduced to a set of tools and capabilities in R that can help speed up data preparations, providing a great alternative to traditional SQL and Excel methods. Through a series of guided exercises participants will learn how to select, filter, sort, combine, summarize, generate new variables and group data using dplyr package in R. You will then be introduced to R Markdown and its potential for creating reproducible parameterized reports and converting results into variety of static or interactive formats that are easy to share and publish.
5 February 2020
2019 saw increased sector and media focus on degree apprenticeships, with UUK publishing a report dedicated to the topic. Building on this momentum and work, UUK is hosting a one-day event bringing together sector experts and practitioners to take an in-depth look at the developments and future of degree apprenticeships.
12 February 2020 (11am – 3pm ET)
This online conference features a dozen 10-minute sessions presented by higher education professionals working in institutions just like yours — with real analytics solutions to real higher ed problems. This conference is THE annual event for higher ed analytics professionals and digital teams interested in data-driven decisions to help advance their school.
13 February 2020
This study examined the impact of online courses on student success and graduation rates, finding that taking courses significantly increased students’ likelihood of completing their degree, with significant but small impacts on student grades. This webinar will review and discuss the relevant literature, study methodology, results, and implications for further research.
As a result of this webinar, participants will:
13–14 February 2020
Building a Culture of Feedback: Engaging Students and Staff to Transform the Student Experience
Join The University of Newcastle as they host Bluenotes APAC 2020 where Blue enthusiasts will gather together for a two-day conference to connect, share expertise, and learn from best practices. Come a couple of days early and get certified! A Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) training camp will be held on Tuesday, February 11th through Wednesday, February 12th, 2020, immediately prior to the Bluenotes APAC conference. Early bird special rates end on December 20, 2019.
17–18 February 2020
Rewire Your Culture for an AI-Augmented Future
At Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, we will show you how to address the challenges we know you are facing. Drawing on new strategies, expert guidance and best practices, we will help you understand how to lead and empower. In this new reality, data and analytics leaders must rewire and rethink the core of their organization’s culture in order to drive the transformation needed to propel their organizations forward into a successful, AI-augmented future.
27 February 2020
This one-day conference hosted by Universities UK will bring together sector leaders to look at how the sector can enhance the student experience in a drastically fast-moving world. The conference is an opportunity for delegates to hear from and engage with experts as well as network with colleagues and speakers. Confirmed speakers include Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor, Loughborough University and Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University.
16–20 March 2020
This conference represents a unique networking opportunity for Australian scientists, researchers and technical experts from various domains and organisations to gather and learn from each other’s success stories through the conference sessions. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of technical discussions and workshops, and to listen to leading keynote speakers.
18–20 March 2020
RDA 15th Plenary Meeting
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is delighted to announce that its 15th Plenary Meeting, with the theme “Data for Real-World Impact”, will take place from 18 – 20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event will be hosted by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) with the support of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). Organising the Plenary meeting in Australia offers regional researchers and data professionals an opportunity to engage and work with the RDA community, as well as offering the international data community the unique chance to learn more about the exciting activities and developments in the Australian data landscape.
30 March to 24 May
Online and face-to-Face in New Orleans
During this six-week online course, participants examine challenges and explore solutions relevant in the rapidly changing field of IR through readings, discussions, exercises, and videos. At the end, participants gather for a two-day interactive seminar to expand their conversations and their professional networks. Course alumni include new and experienced IR professionals, directors, and senior institutional administrators. The diverse expertise and perspectives of the participants, paired with a curriculum that grows data and information literacy, provides an extremely rich learning experience.
16–19 April 2020
Quality Assurance for Higher Education 4.0 in the Asia-Pacific Region
The call for papers for 2020 APQN Academic Conference is now open. You are invited to submit papers relating to topics from the list above, or one of your own choices by 30 Dec 2019. Please indicate the number or title of your selected topic.
20–21 April 2020
Toi Ohomai Mokoia Campus, NZ
Call for papers: ITP Research Symposium
Kia ora koutou
Attached is the call for papers for the ITP Research Symposium to be held at Toi Ohomai Mokoia Campus on 20th and 21st April 2020. The call for papers also contains a link to the abstract submission form.
Toi Ohomai looks forward to hosting as many of you as can come at this symposium in 2020.
26–29 May 2020
New Orleans, LA, USA
The AIR Forum, the Association’s annual conference, is the world’s largest gathering of higher education professionals working in institutional research, assessment, planning, and related postsecondary education fields. This four-day conference includes more than 300 presentations by colleagues and thought leaders representing all sectors of higher education and an Exhibit Hall featuring the latest tools and resources to support data use for decision making.
9–11 June 2020
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
The SSCC will be in its 14th year and remains a key conference on customer service for all stakeholders in tertiary education management. Find out more about previous SSCC’s and keep updated on latest information. In conjunction with the SSCC each year, Customer Service Benchmarking Australia (CSBA) offers a benchmarking program and pre-conference workshop.
25-27 June 2020
Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2020 International Conference on Assessing Quality in Higher Education in Berlin, Germany, coming this summer. This event , sponsored by IUPUI, will be a small, intimate gathering of assessment processionals. Registration opens in late January 2020.
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