4. What do you believe will be the future priorities for institutional research?
From a student feedback perspective, I think ‘always-on’, customised feedback mechanisms are emerging as the way forward. To be truly student-centred, we should always be listening for feedback and be able to reach out to students in a way that suggests we view them as individuals rather than one monolithic entity.
In general, a critical challenge is looking at new ways of triangulating the copious data we collect about our students to tell a story of their experience, rather than treating each measure as separate (evaluations, grades, attrition etc.).
5. Complete this statement: In my role, I can’t operate effectively without …
… a sense of humour! You have to keep it light!