Thursday, January 28, 2021
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IRPE Summer Institute

 2020 IRPE Summer Institute Curriculum

The 2020 IRPE Summer Institute features two tracks, one designed to meet the needs of newcomers to the field and another designed to address the interests and topics of interest for seasoned professionals, centered on core competencies that are essential to a successful career in institutional research, planning, and effectiveness. To learn more about specific Summer Institute topics, click the menus below.

Topics for Newcomers to the IRPE Field – Session 1

  • An overview of the institutional research, planning, and effectiveness field at the state and national levels

  • Applied research in a community college setting

  • Visualizing and sharing the data story

  • Communicating data to facilitate action

  • Survey design principles and practical tips

  • Integrated planning

  • Analyzing and discussing data with an equity lens

  • R and SQL resources

Topics for Seasoned Professionals – Session 2

  • Action research, planning, and organization development

  • Leadership principles to advance equity and institutional effectiveness

  • The new era of accreditation

  • Strategic planning and evaluation

  • Participatory governance culture, systems and structures

2020 Summer Institute Competencies for Newcomers - Session 1

  • Collect and analyze data to address practical research questions in a community college setting

  • Effectively communicate research findings to diverse groups of stakeholders to facilitate action

  • Assess, analyze, and apply the broader context for institutional research, planning, and effectiveness 

2020 Summer Institute Competencies for Seasoned Professionals - Session 2

  • Design and execute complex project and program evaluations

  • Promote stakeholder understanding of data through interaction and training

  • Employ effective practices for fostering data-driven informed decision-making

  • Facilitate data-informed decision making and continuous improvement within a participatory governance environment

  • Identify, apply, and assess key principles of effective institutional planning

  • Integrate professional responsibilities, professional development, and personal/professional goals