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  • Meet IRDS New Directors

    Meet Alex Kluber. Alex has been with IRDS and Ball State for a little over three years and now has the role of Director of Institutional Research. Background He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, studying Physics for his bachelor’s degree at UC Davis, then Chemistry for his master’s degree at Rice University. He […]

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  • Literature Review – Factors Affecting Student Success

    Literature Review Synthesized from Ernest Kwakye’s Annotated Bibliography by Alison Winiarski   Student success in university settings can be conceptualized through student performance, such as a student’s GPA, and retention. The following details variables that have been found to impact both constructs in hopes to understand how data can be used to improve student success. […]

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  • Data Warehouse Development at Ball State

    “Data-informed decision-making” is becoming an increasingly common maxim in higher education. Indeed, one of higher ed’s most prominent news outlets, The Chronicle of Higher Education, includes a dedicated “Data” section devoted to analysis and commentary on trends. One of the primary challenges in the field of Institutional Research is keeping up with the evolving ways […]

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