Kristina Powers
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Author: Kristina Powers

This year's Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum is finally almost here! It took me f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to build my agenda because the program is so packed with great learning and networking opportunities. I am so looking forward to networking with old and new colleagues,...

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)'s annual Academic Resource Conference (2019) kicks off today. I'm heading there tomorrow and am looking forward to a packed schedule! On Thursday, I'll be presenting an exciting conversation on benchmarking strategies and...

I smile when co-workers/colleagues say “can you just tell me what I should do with these results, I’m not a data person.” If I know the person well enough (or am feeling like the mood could be lightened a bit), I’ll ask the person if they balance their checkbook (who does that anymore)? I will get a puzzled look. Then I’ll ask – do you in general make sure you have enough money in the bank before you make purchases? They say, of course I do. Then, “you are a data person.”