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CIRP surveys help demonstrate how the college experience shapes student learning and views about academic and civic engagement, diversity, leadership and other important areas that are critical to acheiving your institutional goals. At the CIRP Summer Institute, we show you how to get the most out of your data. We provide in-depth training on:

  • The conceptual framework of the CIRP surveys
  • The interpretation and analysis of your institution's data
  • Potential uses for the data on your campus

In this intensive hands-on three-day program, led by CIRP director, Kevin Eagan, you will learn how to design, analyze and report on your own study using CIRP data. You will also find out about the latest research findings from CIRP on relevant issues ranging from retention and student-faculty interaction to campus climate and diversity.

  • Institutional Researchers
  • Student Affairs Researchers
  • Assessment Directors
  • Faculty Engaged in Educational Research

Presenters: Agenda

Kevin Eagan

Dr. Kevin Eagan is Assistant Professor in Residence and Director of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), the longest-running and largest empirical study of higher education in the country. He is also the Interim Managing Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA (HERI) , where the CIRP surveys are administered. Dr. Eagan's research interests include issues related to undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, contingent faculty, student retention, institutional contexts and structures of opportunity, survey validity and reliability, and advanced quantitative methods.

Ellen Bara Stolzenberg

Dr. Ellen Bara Stolzenberg is Assistant Director of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP). Dr. Stolzenberg's research interests include students in transition, doctoral education, disciplinary and department culture, faculty-student advising relationships, and study abroad. She obtained her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA, her M.A. in Counseling & Student Affairs from UCLA, and her B.A. in Spanish and Linguistics from Tulane University.

Maria Suchard

Maria Suchard is Senior Data Manager at HERI. Her responsibilities include development and maintenance of the HERI research databases, data management, security, analysis and reporting for CIRP. Her background is in K-20 educational research, with research interest in database technology, primary and secondary education policy, item and test design, and Big Data in education. She obtained her B.A. from Arizona State University and her MSc. degree from City University, London..

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Lodging Information

To make lodging reservations at the Hotel Palomar in Westwood, please contact the Reservations Department at (424)901-7270 or Central Reservations at 1-(800) KIMPTON. Please mention that you are attending the "UCLA CIRP Summer Institute" (Group# 11300802017) to obtain the discounted rate of $189/night (plus applicable taxes and fees). * Rooms at the special conference rate are limited..