IRAP seeks opportunities to increase awareness and support transparency efforts by sharing information about the University of California through presentations to colleagues, community members and others interested in higher education.  In some cases, IRAP is sharing initial work to engage in discussions about how to approach institutional research and academic planning issues.  Below are some examples of presentations given by IRAP staff.

It's public and personal: demonstrating the value of a college degree June 2017 PDF

June 2017

A presentation to the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), which serves as an update to the American Association of Colleges and Schools (AACU) presentation and California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) Conference on leveraging University of California system wide earnings, survey data and other statewide and national data sources to develop a set of indicators to demonstrate a college degree's impact on individual students and the broader public.

UC Alumni Leadership Forum May 2017 PDF

May 2017

A presentation to the UC Alumni Leadership Forum on alumni outcomes and projections, along with ongoing and future efforts to demonstrate the value of a UC degree.

Gains and Adaptation in Academic Program Planning at the University of California Since the Great Recession April 2017 PDF

April 2017

A presentation at WSCUC’s 2017 Academic Resource Conference on gains and adaptation in academic program planning at the University of California since the Great Recession. Using 2004 to 2016 data from the University of California’s Five-Year Planning Perspectives process, staff from UC Office of the President and UC Irvine linked academic program planning to organizational change at the campus and system levels to explore the impact of the Great Recession.

Managing institutional research from behind the scenes November 2016 PDF

November 2016

A presentation at the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) Conference on IRAP’s vision, mission, values, strategic directions and deliverables.

Making the move to modernize your reporting process November 2016 PDF

November 2016

An award-winning presentation at the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) Conference on modernizing data stewardship and reporting using Tableau. Also addressed is the process of engaging all stakeholders and creating a system to update and modernize legacy reports.

A roundtable on the College Scorecard November 2016 PDF

November 2016

A presentation at the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) Conference on the College Scorecard, which was created to increase accountability and transparency in higher education, and to put more information into the hands of those choosing a college and those working to improve college quality.

Promoting accuracy through data quality: the UC data validation framework November 2016 PDF

November 2016

A presentation at the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) Conference on how to promote accuracy within Institutional Research through data quality with a focus on UC’s Data Validation Framework currently being implemented to create, manage and maintain data quality within the UC Data Warehouse (UCDW).

Undergraduate research participation: predictors and relationship with research career pursuits November 2016 PDF

November 2016

A presentation at the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) Conference on the predictors and relationships with research career pursuits for undergraduates who participate in research.

Assessing the value of Study Abroad and internship programs on student outcomes November 2016 PDF

November 2016

A presentation at the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) Conference on an IRAP study to assess the impact of participating in UC’s study abroad and systemwide internship programs on students’ academic, experiential, and employment outcomes.

The UC Information Center: How did they do it? November 2016 PDF

November 2016

A presentation at the 2016 Tableau Conference to introduce attendees to the UC Information Center, which provides key information about the University of California by highlighting UC activities and achievements using Tableau data-driven narratives and visualization, and the crucial steps taken to develop the website.

Outputs of a research university June 2016 PDF

June 2016

A presentation at the “Exploring the Complexity of Contributions of Research University to Society” conference at UC Davis on how the University of California is illustrating alumni outcomes and contributions to society, along with the impact of research to the state.

The emerging demographics of UC alumni May 2016 PDF

May 2016

A presentation to the UC Alumni Forum on the changing alumni population and ongoing and future efforts to demonstrate the impact of UC alumni.

Getting engaged--does it work? November 2015 PDF

November 2015

A California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) presentation on the relationship between student academic and civil engagement and their employment patterns and outcomes.