2016 HEDS Annual Conference
Schedule at a Glance

Below is a preliminary schedule to provide an overview of the conference events.

Sunday, June 26

10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Conference registration

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newcomers Session

1:30 - 4:30 pm
Sharing Your NSSE and FSSE Results with Faculty - Tools, Tips, and Examples of Good Practice
Robert M. Gonyea (Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research)

1:30 - 4:30 pm
Data Governance: Assessing and Improving Your Processes and Policies
Katherine Ann McGuire (Oxford College of Emory University)

1:30 - 4:30 pm
The Design and Use of an Effective Student Ratings of Instruction (SRI) System
Ken Ryalls and Steve Benton (both from IDEA)

5:00 - 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception

6:30 pm
Board Dinner/Meeting

6:30 pm
Group Dinner, Pack's Tavern (preregistration required)

Monday, June 27

7:15 - 8:15 am
Breakfast available for all conference attendees and registered guests

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conference registration

8:30 - 8:45 am
Welcome and introductions

8:45 - 9:40 am
Invited Speaker - A Simple Model for Learning Improvement: Weigh Pig, Feed Pig, Weigh Pig
Keston H. Fulcher (James Madison University)

Ten-minute break

9:50 - 11:05 am
Diversity Matters! The Role of IR and Data in Diversity and Inclusion
Kristin McKinley (Lawrence University), Ellen Peters (University of Puget Sound), Jim Fergerson and Carol Trosset (both from Carleton College), Randy Stiles (Grinnell College), Jason Rivera (Dickinson College)

Ten-minute break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Developing Student-Led Focus Groups to Improve Institutional Learning
Austin Beiermann and Dave Veazey (both from Pacific Lutheran University), Elaina Seyfang and Will Miller (both from Flagler College)

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch available for all conference attendees and registered guests

1:10 - 2:10 pm
Collecting and Responding to the Results of the HEDS Sexual Assault Survey
Laura Palucki Blake (Harvey Mudd College), Marco Antonio Cruz (Pitzer College), Elizabeth Graham (Pomona College), Junelyn Peeples (Scripps College), Colleen Wynn (Claremont McKenna College)

Ten-minute break

2:20 - 3:05 pm
Invited Speaker - Knowing Where to Hit: From Research to Insights in Small Colleges
Will Miller (Flagler College)

Ten-minute break

3:15 - 4:10 pm
Approaches to Developing a Data-Informed Peer Group
Neal Christopherson (Whitman College), Lyrae A. Williams (Colorado College)

4:20 - 7:30 pm
Private Guided Tour of Biltmore House (preregistration required)

5:00 - 7:30 pm
Asheville Walking Tour and Beer Tasting (preregistration required)

Tuesday, June 28

7:15 - 8:15 am
Breakfast available for all conference attendees and registered guests

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Conference registration

8:30 - 9:45 am
I have my outcomes data...now what? Using implementation fidelity to make informed changes to programming
Madison Holzman and Nick Curtis (both from James Madison University)
Utilizing Developmental Evaluation Methods to Implement Multi-Year Assessment
Robyn Pitts (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Myrah R. Stockdale (Campbell University)

Ten-minute break

9:55 - 10:35 am

Analytical Curriculum Modeling: Moving Beyond Academic Mapping
Gary L. Donhardt (University of Memphis)

Ten-minute break

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Invited Speaker - Evidence-Based Best Practices to Reduce Sexual Violence on Our Campuses
Charlene Senn (University of Windsor)

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Lunch available for all conference attendees and registered guests

1:40 - 2:55 pm
Three Perspectives on the Connection between Assessment and Faculty Development

  • Developing an Assessment Culture: An Overview of Resources for Faculty Development in Assessment
    Nick Curtis and Madison Holzman (both from James Madison University)
  • Engaging Faculty in the Assessment of Student Learning
    Paula Haines (University of Massachusetts) and Jeanne Mullaney (Community College of Rhode Island)
  • Using HEDS Data to Generate Action for Faculty Development: What Do the Results Mean for Faculty and Next Steps
    Caroline M. Kobek Pezzarossi and Lindsay Buchko (both from Gallaudet University)

Ten-minute break

3:05 - 4:20 pm
Learning In and Out of the Classroom: A Liberal Arts College Contemplates Competency‐Based Education
Zeke Bernstein (Bennington College)
Asking More Meaningful Questions: Developing an Inquiry-Based General Education Program Rubric
Jennifer McGee and Brenda Harmon (both from Oxford College of Emory University)

4:30 - 5:45 pm
Poster Session and Reception

  • Closing the Academic Advising Loop: The Usefulness and Pitfall of Building Your Student Success Software System In House
    Narren J. Brown (Grinnell College)
  • Institutional Research Using Non-Cognitive Factors of Community College Students
    Rebecca Dean and Denis Normandin (both from NHTI, Concord's Community College)
  • Creating a Culture of Excellence in Higher Education
    Bridget P. Dewees (Claflin University)
  • Assessment Liaisons: Sharing the Load, Increasing the Benefits
    Lisa Friedenberg (University of North Carolina at Asheville)
  • The Higher Education Demand Index
    Nathan Grawe (Carleton College)
  • Designing and Implementing Online Dashboards to Track STEM Disciplines
    Kevork Horissian and Rita Liu (both from Bucknell University)
  • Who, What, Where, When, & How? The Five W’s of the Effectiveness of Georgia Institute of Technology’s Policy Library: Designing an Effective Assessment Tool
    Lauren Lopez and Tiffany Watson (both from Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Becoming Data Lean: Improving Data Digestion On-Campus
    Christine Ross (Hampden-Sydney College), Casey Iannone (Campus Labs)
  • Information System Data Flows at Beloit College
    Ruth Vater (Beloit College)
  • Using Individual-Level Institutional Data: STEM Persistence, Trajectories, Trends, and Outcomes
    Mary M. Walczak and Kathryn Ziegler-Graham (both from St. Olaf College)
  • An Evidence-Based Discussion of Aligning Objectives, Experiences, and Assessment in the First-Year Seminar to Carry the High Impact into the Second Year and Beyond
    Dallin George Young (National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina)
  • Using Learning Analytics to Predict At-Risk Students in Online Graduate Public Affairs and Administration Education
    Anne Zahradnik (Marist College)
Wednesday, June 29

7:30 - 8:45 am
Breakfast and Business Meeting
Breakfast buffet available for all conference attendees. The business meeting will start at 8:00.

Ten-minute break

8:55 - 9:35 am
Program Cost Analysis: Small Colleges Can Do It, Too
Meg Wright Sidle (University of Pikeville)

Ten-minute break

9:45 - 10:45 am
Making Institutional Research Central Across the Campus
Ellen Peters (University of Puget Sound), Jason Rivera (Dickinson College), Randy Stiles (Grinnell College), Mike Tamada (Reed College)

Ten-minute break

10:55 am - 12:10 pm
Articulating the Function of Institutional Research: An Interactive Conversation
Gina Johnson (AIR)

12:10 - 12:20 pm
Wrap-up and Thank You

12:20 pm
Conference ends

12:45 pm
Board of Directors Lunch