89: Datapoints — Learning to Love your Institutional Research with Loyola's Terra Schehr

Terra Schehr—Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Loyola Maryland University

Terra Schehr—Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Loyola Maryland University

Do you know your institutional research team? If not, you should. This question of data, and how we use it most appropriately and effectively is becoming an ever-increasing tool in driving change. But what comes with data is complexity. 

Today on the show, we welcome Terra Schehr, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Loyola University Maryland. Terra shares her experience leading the IR team in demonstrating and serving the institution through data. Terra is being asked to collect and report new kinds of data — and reflects on some of her practices in benchmarking and longitudinal data around lifelong student experience. It’s a fascinating conversation on an incredibly powerful set of tools in service of institutional growth and change.