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Institutional Research Workshops

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Albert and Vera List Academic Center, 9th floor 6 East 16th Street , New York, NY 10003

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is hosting the North East Association for Institutional Research’s (NEAIR) Summer Drive In Workshops. A limited number of spaces are available for New School faculty and staff. Session topics include:

Newcomers to Institutional Research (full-day workshop)
Topics will include: What is Institutional Research, its place in the Higher Education Landscape. Knowledge Areas and Skill Sets. Values and Ethics. Resources.

Using Excel Pivot Tables for Strategic Data Management (half-day workshop)**
Participants will use typical institutional data with PivotTables and PivotCharts in Excel 2010 to subtotal, aggregate, and summarize data by category and sub-category.  Basic understanding of Excel recommended.

Introduction to Survey Research (half-day workshop)
This interactive workshop will discuss the basics of designing effective surveys including how to design a study which uses survey data, how to structure effective survey questions, discuss methods to administer the survey, and include a few tips on survey analysis. Participants will have a basic understanding of reliability and validity measures as well as sampling techniques upon completion of this workshop.

Let’s do it: Available Strategies and Instruments for Assessing Student Learning in the Major (half-day workshop)
If your institution is weary of talking about assessment and wants to collect some actual data, come to this session to hear about various strategies and instruments to measure student learning.

Assessing General Education Outcomes (half-day workshop)
This workshop assists institutional researchers in addressing the challenges of assessing general education with appropriate methods, measures, and instruments.

Statistics for Institutional Research (half-day workshop)*
Basic ideas in statistics will be covered in a way that is useful as an introduction or as a refresher to statistics.  Descriptive statistics, sampling and probability theory as well as the inferential methods of chi-square, t-test and Pearson’s r will be covered.  Basis knowledge of SPSS required.

Intermediate/Advanced Statistics (half-day workshop)*
This workshop will provide an overview of the applications of Analysis of Variance and Factor Analysis in Institutional Research. Basis knowledge of SPSS required.

*Laptop with SPSS19 or higher required

**Laptop with Excel 2010  required

Please contact Mya Starling at for additional information.

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Admission is free but space is limited and RSVP is required by emailing Mya Starling at

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