Working with Institutional Data for Student Retention



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Learn the basics of data analysis to help advance your student retention strategies. 


Institutional Research (IR) data is a powerful tool for understanding attrition, planning programs, and predicting enrollment. Student affairs and enrollment professionals often yearn for access to data, but when they do have access, they may struggle with distilling the information they need, using data effectively, and working with IR departments to ask the right questions.

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Define factors associated with retention
  • Recognize patterns and correlations
  • Communicate with IR teams to effectively examine data


Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for professionals outside of Institutional Research who want to learn the basics of data analysis and are seeking ways to manage, extract, and explain results to campus leaders.

Attendance is especially encouraged for those attending our virtual conference, Developing a Comprehensive Retention Plan.


Take a Strategic Look at Your Retention Plan  

Expand your learning and join us for Developing a Comprehensive Retention Plan, a virtual conference designed to help you develop a campus-wide retention plan that ties your mission, data, and programming together in a unified approach. Get $195 off when you register for this workshop and Developing a Comprehensive Retention Plan at the same time.


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Limited Attendance

In order to ensure a high-quality learning experience, we have intentionally designed this Virtual Training to have a limited number of total attendees. To ensure access from both paying participants and also from those who have an All-Inclusive membership, when the membership cap is reached, only paying participants can register after that point (while spaces are still available). If you have questions about whether this program is right for you, please contact us.

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What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions


November 9, 2020

12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

During this interactive virtual workshop, our expert speakers will work with you to help build your data skills and advance retention efforts. You will explore how to:

  • Collect and compile data
  • Analyze data and interpret results
  • Report findings to stakeholders in a meaningful way


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Bernadette Jungblut

Associate Provost for Accreditation, Academic Planning, and Assessment at Central Washington University

In her current role, Bernadette M.E. Jungblut, Ph.D., is responsible for university-wide strategic planning, regional and specialized accreditation, comprehensive retention planning and assessment, and Academic Affairs and Student Life new program development, assessment, and evaluation.

Read Bernadette's full bio here.

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Margot Saltonstall

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Northern Arizona University

Dr. Margot Saltonstall oversees Analytics & Assessment and Enrollment & Student Services at Northern Arizona University. She provides leadership and coordination for enrollment initiatives across campus locations, modalities, and undergraduate/graduate populations and is responsible for divisional data analyses underlying those and retention/persistence initiatives. She has worked in higher education for over twenty years and holds a PhD in educational psychology and MA in cultural anthropology.

Read Margot's full bio here.


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