I did not initially plan for a career in institutional research. My original goal was to become a professor who conducts social-political psychology research. In 2008, I began my doctoral program at the University of Chicago. By 2013, I had ea
In the June blog article, Digital Advisory Panel guides NDUS in student privacy issues, it was mentioned that the NDUS Institutional Research department had developed a code of ethics around the use of analytics in reporting. This code emerge
Institutional researchers do some of their best work when they collaborate with stakeholders who are committed to data-driven decision-making. Such collaborations may be initiated when someone realizes they need more information or evidence be
A year ago, we were starting to talk about a train that was coming straight at us. While most would say our reaction should be to get out of the way and let it pass, that wasn’t an option because this train was delivering,...
Diversity is one of the most rewarding aspects of Institutional Research higher education work. This diversity comes in a variety of forms; from academic disciplines comprising educational preparation, to our primary employment responsibilitie
Welcome to the NDUS-IR Blog! I write this first blog posting from Washington, D.C. where I am attending an annual IPEDS workshop. IPEDS stands for Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and it is the federal system to which all postsecondary