News & Updates
Several members of the Institutional Research & Advanced Analytics (IRAA) team were selected to present at the 2018 Kentucky Association for Institutional Research (KAIR) conference on March 15th and 16th in Frankfort, KY. Presentations included "Leveraging Tableau for Campus-Wide Student Success Analytics & Reporting" (Chris Thuringer & Shelby Albers), "Data Modeling and Decision Support for a more Diverse Faculty" (Heidi Hiemstra), and "Using First Year Students' Sense of Belonging as a Predictor of Retention" (Jason Chen, Virginia Lacefield, & Adam Lindstrom).
IRAA attendees engaged in discussion with other institutional researchers from colleges across Kentucky about data-informed decision making, as well as a tour of Frankfort's own Buffalo Trace Distillery.
On November 3rd, IRAA team member Virginia Lacefield presented to over 80 attendees at EDUCAUSE.
Titled "Evaluating the Impact of Technology-Enhanced Active Learning Classrooms on Students and Instructors: Lessons from Our First Full Year," Lacefield's presentation covered the 17 new technology-enhanced active learning (TEAL) spaces which were opened at the University of Kentucky between 2014 and 2016, as well as the student learning outcomes and retention during this time.
The University of Kentucky's Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics (IRAA) team won two awards for their revamped website at the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) annual conference in Fort Worth, TX on October 10, 2017. The University won the first place award for “Best Institutional Research Electronic Fact Book”, and placed third in the “Best Institutional Research Website” category.
The re-design of the IRAA website and Interactive Fact Book has been a major project lasting several years and involving the entire IRAA team, so we are extremely excited to receive this recognition and grateful to the SAIR awards committee.