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MdAIR 35th Annual Conference

Friday, October 29, 2021
Virtual Conference via Zoom
9:30am - 2:40pm

From Surviving to Thriving:

Building Resilience

(Don't forget to Renew your MdAIR Membership for 2021-22!)


Zoom link will be active starting at 9:30am

9:45 - 10:00am 

Welcome and Introductions

10:00 - 10:30am
Designing a Comprehensive Thrive Analysis for Employees or Students
Presented by Ross Conover
Sr. Research Analyst at Montgomery College

10:35 - 11:00am 
Solutions to Declining Response Rates in the Era of Survey Fatigue
Presented by Yelizaveta Kalashnikova 
Sr. Institutional Research Analyst at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

11:00 - 11:05am 

11:05 - 11:30pm 
Annual Business Meeting

11:30am - 12:30pm 
Lunch Break

12:30 - 1:30pm
Discussion Panel

Four experts from various academic institutions will discuss the challenges faced by IR offices due to the pandemic and creative and effective solutions to address them, the changing role of the IR professionals to address new institutional needs as well as tips on how IR professionals can advocate for themselves in times of increased budget and hiring constraints.

Shama Akhtar, President of NEAIR, Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Goucher College
Gayle Fink, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Bowie State University
John Hamman, Chief Analytics & Insights Officer at Montgomery College
Chad Muntz, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research, Data & Analytics at University System of Maryland

1:35 - 2:35pm
Time Series Methods for Enrollment Forecasting
Presented by Karen Heil, Data Scientist at HelioCampus

2:35 - 2:40pm 

RECORDING NOTICE: Please be advised all sessions on Friday, October 29 will be recorded using Zoom's conference recording feature. The point at which recording begins will be announced at the beginning of the session, and you can observe the red light at the top of your screen confirming recording is in progress. Recordings will be made available to MdAIR membership via the Members pages. 

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