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The Penn State IR Interest Group

Better Supporting the Data Needs of Decision Makers

Adobe Connect Pro Webinar
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
508 Rider

  • Betty Harper (moderator) - Student Affairs Research and Assessment
  • Tanya Furman - Assistant Vice President and Associate Dean, Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Norm Freed - Associate Dean, Eberly College of Science
  • Kevin Snider - Chancellor, Penn State New Kensington

The Penn State Institutional Research Interest Group is a community of practice whose goal is to help strengthen Penn State’s capacity to use data for informed planning and decision making. One aspect concerns the ways in which the work of analysts meets the needs of administrators who use data. Envisioned as a Venn diagram with two overlapping circles, the intersection between “data producers” and “data consumers” is important and interesting. In this panel, three data-driven decision makers will speak from their perspective about challenges, opportunities, and ideas on how data consumers can and do work with data producers and how the results can fuel positive change.

You are invited to attend, via either Adobe Connect Pro webinar or in person. Adobe Connect Pro is simple to use. Penn State provides the service University-wide, and participants shouldn’t need to install or purchase anything.After you’ve registered, you will receive the information you need to connect.

To register for this free event, please call the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment at (814) 863-8721, or email Please indicate whether you plan to attend in person or via Adobe Connect Pro. The Penn State IR Interest Group welcomes participation by any interested faculty members, staff, administrators, or students.