e-Learning Seminar
Student Member

International educators require data to strategically advocate for funding, resources, and future programming within their institutions. The decision-making process requires educators to have a working knowledge of data concepts and the collection of data throughout their organization.

This e-Learning seminar introduces international educators to methodologies associated with the collection of quantitative data and highlights different data points used for quantitative analysis.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify a data strategy to support data-based decisions at their institutions.
  • Use appropriate vocabulary to discuss data strategy with stakeholders.
  • Identify other key stakeholders and other sources of data across their campus.
  • Determine which questions require data to gain critical insights.
  • Collect and access data on behalf of your programs and student needs.

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Donald Rubin

Donald Rubin
University of Georgia
Donald Rubin, PhD, is professor emeritus of communication studies, language and literacy education, and linguistics at the University of Georgia. He teaches intercultural communication, especially in health contexts. He directed the program for international teaching assistants at UGA; much of his...

Melissa Whatley, PhD

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School for International Training Graduate Institute
Melissa Whatley, PhD, is an assistant professor of international and global education at the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute. Her research applies mixed methods and advanced quantitative analytic approaches to improve the understanding of policies and practices that...