Welcome to the February 2020 edition of The Institutional Researcher.
In our Institutional Researcher’s Corner this issue, I interviewed John Stanley, Director of Institutional Research at the University of Hawai`i – West O`ahu. I first met John at the AAIR Annual Forum in Hobart last year. John, in collaboration with Dr Serge Herzog (University of Nevada at Reno), delivered their presentation, ‘Leveraging “Big Data” and BI Visualization to Enhance Performance Benchmarking’. This topic attracted great interest from the participants, so John and Serge were given an additional timeslot to re-present it at the forum!
February is usually one of the busiest months for the higher education sector, and 2020 is no exception. This month we have seen an incredible increase in efforts from the sector in helping to manage an unprecedented situation caused by the COVID19 outbreak.
I would like to quote a part of John F. Kennedy’s speech in which he said, ‘when written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger (危), and the other represents opportunity (机)’. I believe this situation presents all higher education institutions with the opportunity to think, discuss and possibly collaborate to engage and support our students, no matter where they are.
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Editor, The Institutional Researcher
Photo of made in crisis graffiti by Robert Metz on Unsplash
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