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Penn State Institutional Research Interest Group

Interesting Uses of Data to Support Student Learning

Monday, October 24, 2011
1:30-3:00 p.m.
508 Rider

Presenters: Anne Hoag, Associate Professor, Department of Telecommunications, College of Communications; Bart Pursel, Undergraduate Education and Instructional Researcher, the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence; Alex Yin, Senior Planning Research Associate, Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment

Drs. Hoag, Pursel and Yin will share information about several research projects aimed at enhancing student learning at Penn State. The projects are all data-driven, leveraging institutional data sources such as the data warehouse and NSSE results to explore student learning. Topics include:

  • Student learning outcomes assessment
  • “Specialized” versions of Math 140 and 141
  • The impact of blogging on student learning
  • Multi-campus graduation rates
  • Change of assignment students (student campus transitions)

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.