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Current GAIRPAQ Vice President

Institutional Research Analyst and PL/SQL Developer – Kennesaw State University

Institutional Research Analyst and PL/SQL Developer
Kennesaw State University

Job Details

Title:  Institutional Research Analyst and PL/SQL Developer

Job Category:  Staff


The Institutional Research Analyst and PL/SQL Developer will be responsible for assisting the Office of Enterprise Information Management and Institutional Research in the administration of research activities performed for the University community, University System of Georgia, and state and federal agencies. The duties will include assisting in the planning, coordinating, and directing the functions of the office in order to provide a broad array of analytical and research support functions. This position collects, analyzes, and disseminates institutional data and prepares narrative reports.  Experience working with large relational databases, data warehouses, data marts, and OLAP technologies.  Working experience as an Oracle PL/SQL developer. Knowledge of or experience with Banner Student Information System, Oracle database development tools such as TOAD and SQL Navigator in writing SQL code and periodically compiling and maintaining PL/SQL statements.

As part of the background check process, this position WILL require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check as a condition of employment.  See for specific policy guidelines. https://web.kennesaw.edu/hr/sites/web.kennesaw.edu.hr/files/Credit_check_criteria.pdf

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience.

Desired Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

(1) have a master’s degree in a quantitative-oriented discipline, such as statistics, mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, higher education administration, or business/information technology and three years of related experience preferred.

(2) demonstrated experience in designing, managing, and implementing institutional studies in a university or similar field setting.

(3) demonstrated proficiency with SAS or SPSS and Microsoft Office.

(4) must have excellent interpersonal, communication, writing skills, and have the ability to interact effectively with team members, faculty, staff, and administrators.

(5) experience in designing, managing, and implementing institutional studies in a university or similar field setting.

(6) experience in statistical application software such as SAS or SPSS.

Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Open Date:  07/10/2015
Hours per week:  40
Required Documents:  Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples

GAIRPAQ Election Results

Good morning,

We are pleased to announce the results of the GAIRPAQ 2015-16 elections. 

Terry McCamish – Vice-President
Katherine McGuire – Secretary
Jill Triplett – Member-at-Large
Bonnie Quinn – Member-at-Large
Paul Wilver – Member-at-Large

Thank you for taking the time to nominate and vote for your colleagues. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend. 

Best regards,

 Wendy Kallina, PhD
Director of Academic Analytics
Kennesaw State University

Job Announcement – Senior Research Associate

Senior Research Associate – Position Opening


This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in building a synergistic institutional research component within Institutional Effectiveness and working in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

Interested applicants can apply directly on the CCGA HR website:


James (Jim) Lynch, EdD, MFA
Accreditation Liaison – SACSCOC
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Fulbright Program Advisor
College of Coastal Georgia | One College Drive | Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: 912.279.5713 | Email: jlynch@ccga.edu | www.ccga.edu/oie

Call for Nominations

GAIRPAQ Members,

It is time to send your nominations for the 2015-2016 GAIRPAQ Board. Nominations are being accepted for the positions of Vice President/President Elect, Secretary, and 3 members-at-large. The VP position is essentially a 3-year commitment (VP/Conference Chair, then President, then Immediate Past President).  The Secretary is a 2-year commitment, and the  member-at-large positions are 1-year commitments.

Please submit nominations to wkallina@kennesaw.edu by Monday, June 15,2015.

Thank you,

Wendy Kallina, PhD
Director of Academic Analytics
Kennesaw State University

Conference Announcement


Registration Ends on May 29th


Good morning.

Registration is now open for the 2015 IE Institute being
held this year in New Orleans, July 12-15 at the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel right in the historic district.

We have sessions this year on:

·        The Student Success Agenda: How New Requirements are Impacting Institutional Effectiveness
Using the DQP as a Framework for Assessment·
Rethinking General Education for the 21st Century
A Model General Education Assessment Process·
Assessment to Improve Learning

Registration Information:
Save money by registering early and/or sending 3 or more! Register today to reserve your seat!

Registration Fees

by Attendee Type

Group Fee (3+)

Former Attendee Fee

Standard Fee

Early Bird

(by May 29th)





(May 30 – July 10)





(July 11-13)




Register online by clicking on one of the links below:

You may look at the program-at-a glance and book a hotel room at the following site:


Click on “IE Institute” on the red bar to navigate the various pages

I hope to see some of you in New Orleans.


Terri Manning
Central Piedmont Community College
PO Box 35009 Charlotte, NC 28235




Call for proposals: GAIRPAQ Annual Meeting, April 30, 2015

The Georgia Association of Institutional Research, Planning, Assessment, and Quality (GAIRPAQ) will be holding its annual conference April 30, 2015, at Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club in Cordele, GA, and is seeking proposals for conference presentations. Dr. Bill Knight, author of Leadership and Management in Institutional Research:  Enhancing Personal and Professional Effectiveness, will be our keynote speaker.

We all bring a broad range of experiences and widely varying backgrounds to this field of Institutional Research, to which many of us have devoted our life’s work.  We invite you to share your expertise and knowledge with your colleagues across Georgia by submitting a proposal for our annual conference.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, March 16th, 2015.  Here is the link for proposal submission:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LA0yrTIXzwxSR7fzFiLhwQ0FI3ArgY_E2C-ssHQw_io/edit?usp=sharing.

Individual proposals and/or panel discussions are encouraged.  Past topics have included:

Best Practices in IR
Emerging Technologies in IR
Research and Data Management Strategies
Data Sharing and Presentation Approaches
Institutional Effectiveness/Assessment
Closing the Loop: Using IR Data for Planning
Web Analytics for Assessment
Maximizing Productivity in IR Offices

Please note that we will not have access to a computer lab, so “hands-on” sessions will require that the participants bring a laptop.

The Conference Planning Committee is also interested in your suggestions for invited presentations. If you have recently seen/heard a speaker or panel that you believe would benefit the GAIRPAQ audience, please email dhutches@kennesaw.edu.

Looking forward to seeing you at Lake Blackshear!

Important Announcement from AIR

Research and Dissertation Grants

Call for grant proposals now open. The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), operates a research and dissertation grant program that supports research on a wide range of issues of critical importance to U.S. higher education. NSF and NCES support grants that focus on increasing the number of researchers using national datasets and that demonstrate the contribution these datasets make to the national base of knowledge on higher education policy, theory, and practice. Two levels of grants are offered:

  • $40,000 Research Grants
  • $20,000 Dissertation Grants

Information on both grant opportunities can be found on the Grants Overview page. Assistance is available from the AIR grant staff at grants@airweb.org or 850-385-4155 x200. The proposal deadline is March 24, 2015

Season’s Greetings, GAIRPAQers !


Our proposed date for the Spring 2015 conference is Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Lake Blackshear: http://www.lakeblackshearresort.com/
This date and location were selected to get us past IPEDS and SACS deadlines, avoid conflicts with other statewide meetings, and connect to the USG-IRP meeting, which will be held on Tues-Wed, April 28-29.  The negotiated room rate will be $112.00 per night before taxes.
We know that many GAIRPAQ members believe that Macon is the ideal location for ease of driving access and the possibility of avoiding an overnight stay. With this in mind, we need to hear from you if the Lake Blackshear location would present a hardship due to institutional travel restrictions or family obligations.
Once we are able to finalize our date and location, we can secure a keynote speaker for the conference. As many folks have suggested, we are hoping to bring in someone from outside the world of higher education, who can challenge our thinking and introduce us to new ideas.
Please direct your feedback about the location to Patricia.Gregg@gpc.edu and/or dhutches@KENNESAW.EDU   You can also let us know if you would like to volunteer for the conference planning committee or if you have seen/heard an outstanding presentation or workshop in the past year that you believe we should invite to our conference.

Thank you!

Patricia L. Gregg, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Assessment and Reporting
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Georgia Perimeter College
Clarkston Campus, CA-1305
Phone: 678-891-2571      Fax: 678-891-2868
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