More information will be added as it becomes available.
The RP Group is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2018 IRPE Summer Institute, a multi-day professional learning event featuring session tracks for new and seasoned institutional research, planning, and effectiveness (IRPE) professionals in the California Community College system.
The 2018 IRPE Summer Institute features two sessions, each focused on IRPE practitioners with varying levels of experience. The institute will include interactive breakout sessions, panel presentations, and hands-on learning experiences.
The first session is specially designed for those who are new (or started within the past two years) to the field and are interested in learning foundational skills necessary for building a successful career in the field. Session topics will focus on the following learning outcomes:
Collect/access and analyze data appropriate to address research question(s)
Effectively communicate research findings to diverse groups of stakeholders
Assess and analyze the organizational, regional, state, and national context of institutional research and planning
Integrate professional responsibilities, professional development, and personal/professional goals
The registration cost for new researchers and planners covers registration for the IRPE Summer Institute, 3 nights lodging and all meals.
The second session is focused on those with middle-range or advanced experience in the IRPE field (or as we like to call them, "seasoned professionals"). This sessions focuses on advanced IRPE topics and includes leadership, organization development, and state and national trends impacting the field.
The registration cost for seasoned researchers and planners covers registration for the IRPE Summer Institute, 1 night lodging and all meals.
Registration for the IRPE Summer Institute is now open!
At the IRPE Summer Institute, you can expect to connect with colleagues from across the state, learn about issues that are impacting our institutional research, planning, and effectiveness work. You can also expect to engage in breakout session activities, discussions, and even mini projects with your colleagues. We hope that you will walk away from the IRPE Summer Institute with practical tools, resources, and strategies that will increase the impact of your work at your institution. In addition, we hope that you will leave the IRPE Summer Institute with an expanded professional network of support and a greater awareness of RP Group resources to enhance your work.
In order to plan for your IRPE Summer Institute participation, see an overview of the IRPE Summer Institute daily schedule.
Who Should Attend:
The Institute is ideal for:
Those who have been formally designated as the leader for internationalization on their campus, typically known as the senior international officer.
Those who are leading internationalization from within a single campus unit, such as a professional school.
Deans or associate deans who have internationalization in their portfolio of responsibilities.
For some institutions, a combination of these individuals may be appropriate, and teams are encouraged to apply.
Participants who complete the Institute will be able to:
Apply a comprehensive, versatile model of internationalization to the unique challenges and opportunities at their institution.
Work more effectively with their executive leadership by acquiring a more strategic approach to internationalization.
Raise the visibility and importance of internationalization by integrating it into their institution's mission and goals.
A team of seasoned international experts will serve as instructors. The three-day institute will be followed by an ACE-supervised project, where each participant will apply the learning of the Institute to a particular challenge or opportunity on their campus.
Fernando Delgado, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota Duluth
Brad Farnsworth, Vice President, Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, American Council on Education
Jane Gatewood, Vice Provost for Global Engagement, University of Rochester (NY)
Applications accepted through May 15, 2018
Registration includes all instruction, materials, breaks, and meals while the Institute is in session. It does not include hotel rooms, ground transportation, or airfare. Hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate.