Author: jweber

  The NDUS-IR team takes pride in assisting our collaborators in the creation and analysis of high-quality surveys. To provide the highest quality assistance, we ask our collaborators to involve us in the development of any survey where our assistance with analysis will be requested. We...

  The second annual Special Education Performance Dashboard released in May 2020 on Insights showcases continued interagency collaboration between the North Dakota University System Institutional Research (IR) Office, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI), and North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT). The U.S. Department of Education’s Office...

  Core Technology Services (CTS) provides secure information management and technology services to North Dakota University System students, faculty, staff, and state residents. As an employee, CTS allocates approximately half of my time to Bismarck State College (BSC) as part of a shared services contract. I...

  As I’ve written before, teacher shortages and turnover remain persistent challenges in North Dakota. One program that has aimed to address these challenges is the Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness (TSLF) Program. Teachers with education debt could have $4,500-$6,500 forgiven via a series of payments to...

  It’s a weird world right now.  Like many in the U.S., I write this as I work from a basement bedroom in my house that was recently converted to a home office.  Like many around the world, my interactions with others are by phone calls,...

  Institutional researchers first began working on college campuses after World War II, primarily to provide data within institutions for planning, decision making, and policy development. Generally stated, these IR staff were predominantly limited to larger, research-based colleges. Many smaller colleges, including vo-tech schools, functioned without...