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January 19, 2016

Undergraduate Perspective on Campus Climate Brown Bag Presentation

Krista Soria from the Office of Institutional Research is hosting a brown bag presentation related to undergraduates' perception of campus climate at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The data used for the presentation are drawn from the SERU survey, which was administered last spring to all eligible students at the U.   

The purpose of the presentation is to highlight the results of the survey, including results from a module in which we asked students a number of questions about the importance of diversity on campus, the frequency with which they have heard campus stakeholders express negative and stereotypical views about others from diverse backgrounds, and whether they feel supported on campus with regards to their social identity. Data will be compared to 2010 SERU survey data to provide a longitudinal perspective of campus climate over the last five years.  

The brown bag presentation will be held on Friday, January 29, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Nicholson 35. You are most welcome to bring your lunch!
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January 12, 2016

First-Year Students' Thriving Brown Bag Presentation

On Friday, January 15th, 2016,  Krista Soria will be hosting a brown bag presentation related to first-year students' sense of thriving at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The data used for the presentation are drawn from the Thriving Quotient survey, which was administered last December-January to all incoming first-year students at the U.   

This presentation will highlight the results of the survey, including which first-year students are thriving (or barely surviving), what institutional activities can enhance students' sense of thriving and related outcomes, what factors seem to impede students' ability to thrive, and why thriving matters to our campus community. The information shared in the presentation may be helpful to advisers, staff, administrators, or others seeking to understand more about first-year students' thriving at the U. 

The brown bag presentation will be held on Friday, January 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Nicholson 35. You are most welcome to bring your lunch!
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November 10, 2015

Fall 2015 Official Enrollment Statistics Now Available

The Fall 2015 Official Enrollment Statistics have been loaded and made available. University of Minnesota total enrollment numbers by campus:

Twin Cities – 50,678
Duluth – 10,878
Crookston – 2,823
Morris – 1,856
Rochester – 416
System wide – 66,651

The Office of Institutional Research is piloting a new version of the Official Enrollment Statistics using Tableau. This new interface gives flexibility in data reporting for a variety of users. Note that some of the Tableau reports may not match existing reports; officially verified counts/categories should be viewed using the traditional reporting system.

Visit either of the links above for more details. Any feedback regarding the pilot interface with Tableau can be emailed to Ilya Begelman at bege0005@umn.edu.

April 1, 2015

Career Self-Efficacy Brown Bag Presentation

In early May, Krista Soria hosting a brown bag presentation related to junior and senior students' career self-efficacy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

The purpose of the presentation is to highlight the results of surveys administered to juniors and seniors in fall 2014. We collected data from 600+ juniors and 575+ seniors who responded to the Career Decision Self-Efficacy scale, completed items from the Thriving Quotient, and answered additional items related to their engagement on campus. The information shared in the presentation may be helpful to advisers and career counselors seeking to understand more about students' efficacy in completing career-related tasks across the University.

The brown bag presentation will be held on Friday, May 8, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center 235.
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Campus Climate Brown Bag Presentation

The Office of Institutional Research is hosting a "brown bag" presentation and discussion related to undergraduates' perspectives of campus climate at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

The session will be held on Friday, April 24, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center 235. Presenters include Bob Utke, Laura Gorny, and Krista Soria.

The purpose of this presentation is to highlight campus climate data from undergraduates at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Utilizing Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) data from 2010 to 2014, we will highlight longitudinal trends in students' perceptions of campus climate, reveal previously under-analyzed data points, and outline differences in students' experiences based upon their social identities. Our hope is to utilize SERU data to better inform practitioners about students' perceptions of campus climate and to inspire practitioners to engage in thoughtful and reflective dialogue around students' experiences.

Please RSVP to the session and share this announcement with your colleagues.

February 17, 2015

Focusing on the First-Year Conference

Data from the Office of Institutional Research was prominently featured in this year's Focusing on the First-Year Conference newsletter. The newsletter highlights a variety of ways in which OIR has been collaborating with campus offices across the University of Minnesota.

March 25, 2014

Freshman Cohort Flow Viz Released

Have you ever wondered how an incoming class of Freshman flows through the University of Minnesota system over time? Utilizing d3, a visualization framework, we have released a report which shows our graduation and retention data year-over-year, diagramming how a Freshman class shifts and evolves via a Sankey diagram. The visualization shows the students transferring to another campus, graduating or leaving the system.

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