The Office of Institutional Effectiveness facilitates monthly Data Dialogues to foster collaborative discussion across the University about a wide variety institutional data—from survey research to student enrollment, experience and achievement trends.

All are welcome to attend and engage in dialogue about the data trends, summary findings and key questions—and most importantly—consider the implications for our individual and collective work across the University.

  • Data Dialogues are held monthly on from either 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. or 12:30–1:30 p.m. to coincide with the class schedule. All Data Dialogues are held in the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Parmer 115. See the academic year calendar below. Please note that for the 2020 academic year, until further notice, all Dialogues will be on Zoom. Look for the Zoom link in the Outlook invitation all faculty and staff will receive before the session (or email OIE for the link)

  • Bring your own lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided.

  • Access session presentation materials below

  • Monthly Outlook invitations will be sent to all faculty and staff several weeks before each session

  • If you have a suggestion for an upcoming Data Dialogue topic or would like a Data Dialogue facilitated for your unit, please contact

2020-21 Office of Institutional Effectiveness Data Dialogue Schedule

All of the documents below are in a PDF format unless otherwise indicated.

Date Topic Materials

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Noon on Zoom

Understanding our Students: A look at undergraduate characteristics, attitudes and experiences Presentation Material

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 12:30 on Zoom

Diverse Learning Environments Student Survey Results Presentation slides
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:30 on Zoom Graduating Student Survey Results  Presentation slides
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 2:30 on Zoom Developing Student Learning Goals and Outcomes Developing Student Learning Goals and Outcomes Developing Student Learning Goals and Outcomes (video)
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at noon on Zoom Benchmarking: Peer and Aspirant Institution Comparisons  
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:30 on Zoom Topic to be determined   
2019–20 Office of Institutional Effectiveness Data Dialogue Schedule
Date Topic Materials

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

12:30–1:30 p.m.: CTLE

Globally Positioned Student Survey Comparative 2011-2018 Summary Findings

GPS Survey Data Dialogue presentation slides

GPS Faculty Survey

GPS Student Survey


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.: CTLE

Promising Pathways Initiative: Presented in partnership with Tina Taylor-Ritzler and Sheila Bauer-Gatsos PPI presentation materials

Wednesday, November 20

12:30–1:30 p.m.: CTLE

A focus on credit hour completion and course DFW rates Credit hour and DFW rate presentation materials

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

12:00–1:00 p.m.: CTLE

National Survey of Student Engagement 2018 results NSSE Survey presentation materials

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

12:30–1:30 p.m.: CTLE

CoursEval Summary Findings CoursEval presentation materials
May 2020 Graduating Student Survey Summary Findings GSS presentation
2018–19 Office of Institutional Effectiveness Data Dialogue Schedule
Date  Topic Materials

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

12:00–1:00 p.m.: CTLE

Student Satisfaction Inventory Overview and Summary Findings

SSI Overview and Summary Findings PPT        

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

12:30–1:30 p.m.: CTLE

Equity Gap Findings 2.0: Addressing Differences in Student Achievement and Satisfaction

Equity Gap Findings 2.0: Addressing Differences in Achievement and Satisfaction PPT

Thursday, January 17, 2019

12:00–1:00 p.m.: CTLE

Examining the Class of 2022 - How can we best serve this new generation of students:  Student profile trends in enrollment, attitudes and beliefs

Examining the Class of 2022 Data Dialogue PPT

Monday, February 11, 2019

12:30–1:30 p.m.: CTLE

Critical Thinking Assessment (CAT) Finding


Critical Thinking Assessment (CAT) Findings

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

12:30–1:30 p.m.: CTLE

Graduating Student Survey Summary Findings AY2018 Graduating Student Survey Results
2017–18 Office of Institutional Effectiveness Data Dialogue Archive
Date  Topic Materials

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Exploring Equity Gaps 

Equity Gaps Presentation Slides

Tuesday, October 25, 2017

Entering Student Profile and Enrollment Trend Analysis

Fall 2017 New Student Profile: Gen Z

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Diverse Learning Environments Survey Report

Diverse Learning Environments Survey Report
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Faculty Survey Findings 

Faculty Survey Summary Findings Report
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Faculty Survey Findings (encore presentation)

See above
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Institutional Rankings Discussion with a focus on the Illinois Education Research Council Report on Student Success Ranking

IERC Report and Ranking Discussions Slides
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Alumni Follow-Up Survey Findings

Fall 2017 Alumni Follow-Up Survey Presentation
2016–17 Data Dialogue Archive
Date Topic Materials
December 6, 2016

Exploring our National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) findings

NSSE Presentation Materials
January 18, 2017

Getting the most of the Survey Intelligence Report features in CoursEval

Survey Intelligence Report Materials
February 15, 2017 Low Performing Engagement Items in the NSSE results Low Performing NSSE Presentation Materials
March 29, 2017 Student Attitudes and Beliefs trends from the 2016 CIRP Freshman Survey CIRP Presentation Materials
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