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Louise Simpson Keynote “Winning the Reputation Game. How to make the most of rankings and brand amplification to get ahead on the global stage”

Posted on Aug 16, 2018

Louise Simpson, co-founding Director of The Knowledge Partnership UK, and Director of The World 100 Reputation Network. Louise is an expert in higher education communications and branding, leading research for many universities and government bodies in the UK, Ireland, Japan and Europe. Before becoming a consultant, she was Director of Communications at the University of Cambridge.

Find out more about #HEIR2018 via rcsi.ie/heir2018

Professor David Gibson Keynote “Developing Data Science Capacity for the Future of Institutional Research and Planning in Higher Education”

Posted on Aug 16, 2018

Keynote Title: Developing Data Science Capacity for the Future of Institutional Research and Planning in Higher Education

Data science capacity in institutional research is a team sport. No one person can embody all the domain, technical, and research knowledge and skills required to collect, analyze and interpret information for the full range of analysis purposes, which include describing, diagnosing, predicting and prescribing. Teams are needed to continuously address the full range of higher education learning, teaching, research and operations. This implies that we need to cultivate and support individual mastery within team learning organizations to assist people in creating and maintaining a shared vision, uncovering each other’s mental models of how the system works and developing systems models that make explicit how things actually do work. The underlying mind shift, theories and methods of data science are part of the 4th (or is it the 5th) scientific revolution. The world has moved well-past the initial scientific and industrial revolutions and is rapidly moving beyond the information age. Where does this leave institutional and planning teams in higher education? This talk aims to set a stage for thinking about many of the arising issues.

Find out more about #HEIR2018 via rcsi.ie/heir2018

New guidance on writing for the HEIR Network

Posted on Aug 7, 2018

We’ve recently created some guidance on the different ways that you can write for the HEIR Network.

Our next publication will be online within the next few weeks. However, we are always on the lookout for content from Network members that will be of interest to those who are working in, or who are interested in, the practice and outcomes of institutional research in the UK and Ireland (and beyond).

We look forward to hearing your ideas!

 

Keynote Speakers HEIR 2018

Posted on Aug 2, 2018

The #HEIR2018 programme will include keynote presentations from the following esteemed colleagues:

Professor David Gibson Director of Learning Futures at Curtin University in Australia and UNESCO Chair of Data Science in Higher Education Learning and Teaching. Professor Gibson provides thought leadership as a researcher, professor, learning scientist and innovator. He consults with project and system leaders, formulates strategies, and helps people articulate their vision for innovation; then helps connect people with the resources needed to fulfill their aspirations. His research extends from learning analytics, complex systems analysis and modeling of education to application of complexity via games and simulations in teacher education, web applications and the future of learning.

Louise Simpson, co-founding Director of The Knowledge Partnership UK, and Director of The World 100 Reputation Network.Louise is an expert in higher education communications and branding, leading research for many universities and government bodies in the UK, Ireland, Japan and Europe. Before becoming a consultant, she was Director of Communications at the University of Cambridge.

Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Robert Gordon University. Professor von Prondzynski is known as a lawyer, a legal academic, high-profile public commentator and a university leader in Ireland and Scotland. A German-born Irish citizen, he is a former lecturer and Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin, and was later both a Professor and a Dean at the University of Hull, before serving as the high-profile second President of Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland from 2000 to 2010. He has been Principal of the Robert Gordon University since late March 2011.

Abstract review underway

Posted on May 23, 2018

Abstract review is currently underway by the Planning Group. Results will be issued during week commencing 4th June …