e-Learning Seminar
Student Members
Event Date Event Time Registration Deadline Registration
February 23, 2021 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Registration Closed

Application of analysis for strategic decisionmaking.

How do we understand which aspects of our programs or courses lead to desired outcomes? How can we best communicate the importance of various program elements to achieving goals in the program, classroom, department, or institution?

This event will provide strategies to help you analyze and reveal relationships between and among variables in your data. For example, how does the inclusion of a homestay impact student satisfaction with a study abroad program? Does this impact change when a student’s proficiency in a foreign language is included in the analysis? How might this information be leveraged to advocate for different elements of a program (e.g., homestays, foreign language instruction)?

This e-Learning Seminar provides participants with answers to questions such as:

  • How do I answer questions about the relationship between two pieces of information in my dataset?
  • How do I analyze the ways in which different aspects of my program or course influence desired outcomes – the relationships among multiple pieces of information in my dataset?
  • How can I compare my data and analysis with data gathered from other programmatic and/or institutional assessments?

Learning Objectives

After attending this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the relationship between two variables in a dataset;
  • Explore how different variables in a dataset relate to each other;
  • Use larger institutional goals (e.g., accreditation) to identify and analyze sets of data
  • Analyze data to reveal ways to improve programs; and
  • Leverage analysis to advocate for international education with various stakeholders.

'Dimeji Togunde, PhD

'Dimeji Togunde
Spelman College
'Dimeji Togunde, PhD, is the vice provost for global education at Spelman College, where he leads the campus internationalization and its assessment. He has over 20 years of strategic leadership in developing global studies curriculum, expanding access to international education, student learning...

Melissa Whatley, PhD

Melissa Whatley
North Carolina State University
Research & Scholarship Network Leader & Subcommittee Chair
Melissa Whatley, PhD, is a postdoctoral research scholar in the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at North Carolina State University, where she conducts research on issues related to community college student success. Her primary areas of expertise include community colleges...