e-AIR Newsletter June 2013

JUNE 2013 NEWSLETTER, VOL. 33, ISSUE 6 | A SERVICE OF AIR SINCE 1987
CHEA Report: Institutional Research, Accreditation, and the Next Reauthorization
The role of IR in accreditation was a frequent theme at the 2013 Forum in Long Beach, and recent research on the position descriptions of AIR members revealed more than 200 IR tasks associated with accreditation.

What's the future of IR work in accreditation? Judith S. Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), recently presented her ideas in an essay about the next Higher Education Reauthorization Act. READ MORE and share your thoughts and questions.
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BOARD CORNER
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Board and Policy Governance Work for Members

By Sandi Bramblett
2013-2014 AIR President


Hello, AIR members! I have three things on my mind as I author my first Board Corner, and, fair warning, none of them are seemingly related to each other. Perhaps, though, I can tie a big bow on this and make it work.

First of all, you may have heard that Georgia Tech announced it will offer an Online Master of Science in Computer Science using a MOOC platform for somewhere in the neighborhood of $6,000-$7,000, which is a fraction of our traditional on-campus degree program. Revolutionary? Most definitely. Scary? Maybe a little. MORE
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Keeping AIR Members Informed

AIR welcomes brief announcements of interest to the IR and assessment communities, such as the release of a report, funding opportunities or a request for applications. Send your announcement to eAIR@airweb.org and include a link to your website as well as a contact name and email address (announcements should be less than 75 words). June Announcements
 
CHANGING SCENE
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Who's on the Move?

New titles. New promotions. New institutions.
Friends and colleagues on the move.
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RESOURCE REVIEW
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Measuring College Behaviors Beyond Academics: UniLOA Website

This Resource Review was peer-reviewed by a member of the AIR publications volunteer panel, and the ideas, opinions, and perspectives expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily AIR.


Reviewed by Jeanne L. McAlister


The University Learning Outcomes Assessment (UniLOA) Measuring College Behaviors Beyond Academics website provides valuable information about a "nationally-normed, highly reliable and valid measure of the 'rest' of student growth, learning, and development (GLD) ." The UniLOA instrument was created by Mark Frederick and Will Barratt of the Center for Learning Outcomes Assessment (CLOA) at the Indiana State University Bayh College of Education. UniLOA surveys traditional and non-traditional students at large and small private and public institutions; the survey is administered in electronic and paper forms. MORE
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SPECIAL FEATURE
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Reflections on the AIR Forum

In her Reflections on the AIR Forum, Claire Goverts shares her experience as a first-time participant and explains how what she learned applies to her work at SUNY College at Brockport. MORE

See more photos from the 2013 AIR Forum in Long Beach on the Forum flickr page.

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SPECIAL FEATURE
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Learning to Work Smarter, Not Harder

South Georgia State College's Diane Blum and Danielle Buehrer recently completed the AIR Data and Decisions® Academy curriculum and were celebrated as Distinguished Honor Students at the 2013 Forum. They spoke with eAIR about their Academy experiences, how they have learned to work "smarter, not harder," and their plans for future learning adventures. MORE

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IR IN THE KNOW
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The Latest Issues in Higher Education

IR in the Know keeps you up to date on current and emerging issues related to higher education data collection, analyses, and reporting with a brief summary of topics and links to more detailed information. The Policy Watch section alerts readers to developing policy news and topics that may warrant attention over the next few months. MORE
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TECH TIPS
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Adding Custom Page Numbering to a PDF

This Tech Tip was submitted by Laura Mills, Research Analyst, Armstrong Atlantic State University.

In my office, we distribute finished reports in PDF format. For larger documents, we include a cover page and table of contents. Unless I have the cover page marked as page 1, the numbering for my document is off. If my readers type in the page number from the Table of Contents at the top of the PDF, it will take them to the wrong page. MORE
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JOURNAL NEWS
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Good Reads for the Higher Ed Professional

Keep current with the latest news from these influential journals:
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OTHER EVENTS
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Announcements for conferences, meetings, institutes, symposiums, and other events of interest. See the LISTINGS.
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THANK YOU
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Thanks to AIR Members

Our members are not only incredibly helpful, they are a pleasure to work with. Here are some special thanks to those who have gone beyond the call of duty for our Association.
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JOBS
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