Pre-Conference Workshop Schedule

(Return to 2018 Pittsburgh Conference)


(Saturday 8:30 AM to 5:00 p.m.) 

 Best Practices for Reporting and Using IPEDS Data to Improve Office Efficiencies - separate registration required.



(Saturday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.)   

 Newcomers to Institutional Research          

 The Art of Visualizing Survey Data in Tableau



(1:30 to 4:30 p.m.)

 A Gentle Introduction to SQL                         

IR DIY: Building Your Leadership Toolbox

 Data Manipulation and Visualization in R

Working with Clearinghouse Data 

 Enrollment Forecasting in Excel



                        (8:30 to 11:30 a.m.)

                         (1:00 to 4:00 p.m.)

 Comparing Group Mean Differences: The Basics

Applications of Strategic Enrollment Management

 Data-informed Faculty Staffing and Budgeting

Data Governance: A Primer

 Introduction to Power BI for IR

Developing Collaborative Program Assessment

 Strategies for Creating Impactful IR Offices

Dirty Jobs with Dirty Data

 The Ethical Use of Data in Predictive Analytics

Excel Macros to Automate IR Office Tasks

Top SPSS Functions for the IR Professional

Implicit Bias and the Institutional Researcher

Using Assessment Data from National Level Surveys

Introduction to Logistic Regression in SPSS


Using Tableau to Automate IR Data Reporting