by jamesc 12/16/2016 8:12:32 AM --
NORFOLK – An institutional research specialist at Northeast Community College has been recognized by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). Dr. Danielle Peekenschneider has earned a Data and Decisions® Academy Presidential Scholarship from AIR. She completed two courses, Foundations of Data Management and Longitudinal Tracking for Instructional Research, that are covered by the Presidential Scholarship.
“This accomplishment required a significant investment in time, completion of assignments and interaction with mentors to demonstrate content mastery,” said Jason Lewis, AIR interim executive director. “We congratulate Danielle in achieving this important step in building a solid foundation of skills and knowledge to support data-informed decision making at Northeast.”
Peekenschneider was nominated for the Presidential Scholarship by Dr. Michael Chipps, Northeast president.
“The Institutional Research Office provides board members and senior administrators invaluable data and analysis that is critical in making knowledgeable decisions which can impact student success and access and contribute to identifying programs which meet regional workforce needs. This recognition of Dr. Peekenschneider by AIR reaffirms the importance we place in the IR Office at Northeast in making important data-informed decisions,” Chipps said.
The Association for Institutional Research is the world's largest professional organization for institutional researchers. AIR provides educational resources, best practices, and professional-development opportunities for its more than 4,000 members.
The field of institutional research (IR) is over 50 years old and is embedded in nearly every college and university in the United States and many others around the world. Often working behind-the-scenes,
IR professionals support campus leaders and policy makers in wise planning, programming, and fiscal decisions covering a broad range of institutional responsibilities.
These areas can include research support to senior academic leaders, admissions, financial aid, curriculum, enrollment management, staffing, student life, finance, facilities, athletics, alumni relations and many others. In addition to providing the data-informed foundation for good decision making, institutional researchers use the data they collect for governmental reporting and to benchmark their results against similar institutions.
Dr. Danielle Peekenschneider (center), institutional research specialist at Northeast Community College, is congratulated by Dr. Michael Chipps, president of Northeast, and Mary Honke, executive vice president, for earning a Data and Decisions Academy Presidential Scholarship from the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). AIR is the world's largest professional organization for institutional researchers.