Institutional Research and Decision Support

Publications

Faculty and staff members of the Office of Student Data, Analysis, and Evaluation have maintained an active record of scholarly publications and national conference research papers. Thus, in addition to office members focusing on internal reports with implications for decision making at IUPUI, they also contribute to the social science research fields of higher education and psychology.

Publications (Peer-Reviewed Research)

  1. Hansen, M.J., Trujillo, D.J., Boland, D.L., & MacKinnon, J. L. (2014). At risk students and academic hope:  an examination of factors promoting effective academic success strategies. Journal of College Student Retention, 16(1), 49-71.  
  2. Pike, G.R., Hansen, M. J., & Childress, J. E. (2014). The influence of students’ pre-college characteristics, high school experiences, and expectations about college on persistence and degree attainment. Journal of College Student Retention, 16(1), 1-48 
  3. Hansen, M.J., & Pedersen, J. S. (2012). An examination of the effects of career development courses on career decision making self-efficacy, adjustment to college, learning integration, and academic success. Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 24(2), 33-61.  
  4. Pike, G.R., Hansen, M. J., & Lin, C.H. (2010). Using instrumental variables to account for selection effects in research on first-year programs. Research in Higher Education, 52(2), 194-214.   
  5. Hansen, M. J., Meshulam, S. , Parker, B. (2013). Assessing the Effectiveness of a Learning Community Course Design to Improve the Math Performance of First-Year Students. Learning Communities Research and Practice, 1(1), Article 10. (originally published in 2010)
  6. Huerta, J. C., Hansen, M. J. (2013). Learning Community Assessment 101 - Best Practices. Learning Communities Research and Practice, 1(1), Article 15. (originally published in 2010) 
  7. Hansen, M.J., Williams, G.A., & Chism, L.P. (2008). Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. In A.M. Griffin, & J. Romm (Eds.). Exploring the evidence, vol IV: Reporting research on first-year seminars.  Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
  8. Hansen, M.J., Boland, D.L., & MacKinnon, J.L. (2006).  Understanding the processes and outcomes associated with incorporating diversity into learning community courses: A Case Study Journal of Learning Communities Research, 1(1), 1-17, Atlanta, GA: Kennesaw State University Press. 
  9. Graunke, S. S., Woosley, S. A., & Helms, L. (2006) How do college students’ initial goals impact their chances to graduate? An exploration of three types of commitment. NACADA Journal, 26, 13-18.
  10. Hansen, M. J., Jackson, B., & Williams, G. (2005). Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. In B. Tobolowsky, B. E. Cox, & M. T. Wagner (Eds.), Exploring the evidence: Reporting research on first-year seminars. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
  11. Graunke, S. S. & Woosley, S. A. (2005). An exploration of factors that affect the academic success of college sophomores. College Student Journal, 39, 367-376.
  12. Woosley, S. A., Hyman, R. E., & Graunke, S. S. (2004). Q-sort and student affairs: A viable partnership? Journal of College Student Development, 45, 231-242. doi:10.1353/csd.2004.0031

Publications (Monographs or Chapters in Edited Volumes) 

  1. Hansen, M..J. & Pettitt M.  (under contract) What should we be assessing and why? In Lauren Chism Schmidt & Janine Graziano (Ed).  First-Year Seminars and Learning Communities: Building Synergy for Successful College Transitions (Monograph No. 53). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the First-year Experience and Students in Transition. 
  2. Ashburn-Nardo, L., & Hansen, M. (2013). Social psychology. In IUPUI Department of Psychology (Eds.), Introduction to psychology. Bloomington, IN: Trustees of Indiana University in collaboration with Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil Publishing.
  3. Hansen, M.J., Evenbeck, S.E, & Williams, G.A. (2010). Comprehensive university college assessment: The importance of assessing students’ needs, program processes, and critical outcomes. In Barbara Jackson, Scott Evenbeck, Maggy Smith, Dorothy Ward, and Associates (Ed) (pp 127-137). Organizing for Student Success: The University College Model (Monograph No. 53). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the First-year Experience and Students in Transition. 
  4. Banta, T.W., Pike, G., & Hansen, M.J. (2009).  The use of engagement data in institutional planning, assessment, and accreditation.  New Directions for Institutional Research, 141, 21-34.
  5. Chism, L.P., Baker, S.S, Hansen, M.J., & Williams, G.A. (2008). Implementation of first-year seminars, the summer bridge academy, and themed learning communities. Metropolitan Universities Journal. 19(2), 8-17. 
  6. Huerta, J.C., Stuart, G., Hansen, M.J., & Chism, L.P. (2008). New directions for learning community assessment and research: a panel discussion. Metropolitan Universities Journal. 19(2), 76-82. 
  7. Hansen, M.J., & Borden, V.M.H. (2006). Using action research to support academic program improvement.  New Directions for Institutional Research, 130, 47-62. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  8. Hansen, M.J., & Williams, G.A. (2005).  Assessing learning communities at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis: Comprehensive approaches, leveraging results, lessons learned, and remaining challenges.  Metropolitan Universities Journal, 16(3), 69-90.
  9. Borden, V.M.H., Hansen, M.J., Williams, G.A, & Evenbeck, S.E. (2004).  Re-visioning success for first-year students at an urban university.  Metropolitan Universities Journal, 15(2) 110-124.
  10. Banta, T.W., Hansen, M.J., Black, K.E., & Jackson, J.E. (2003) Assessing advising outcomes. NACADA Journal, 22(1).

National Conference Research Papers - Peer-Reviewed 

  1. Pike, G., & Graunke, S. (2014, May). The Effects of Institutional and Cohort Characteristics on Retention Rates. Paper presented at the 2014 AIR Annual Forum, Orlando, FL.
  2. Hansen, M. & Graunke, S. (2014, May). Creating and Validating and Entering Student Survey. Paper presented at the 2014 AIR Annual Forum, Orlando, FL.
  3. Graunke, S. (2014, March). Satisfaction and self-perceptions: how are they related? Paper presented at the Indiana Association for Institutional Research Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  4. Hansen, M. J. & Graunke, S. S. (2014, March). How can entering student surveys help you promote student success. Paper presented at the Indiana Association for Institutional Research Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  5. Graunke, S. & Barksdale, G. (2013, October). Improving the Student Athlete Experience: The IUPUI End of Season and Exhausted Eligibility Surveys. Poster presented at the 2013 Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN.
  6. Graunke, S., Barksdale, G., & Forrest, K. (2013, June). Assessing the Student-Athlete Experience: A Collaborative Effort Between Athletics and IR. Paper presented at the 2013 HEDS 29th Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  7. Graunke, S. (2013, May). Critical Thinking and Deep Learning: Using NSSE with Local Survey Results. Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, Long Beach, CA.
  8. Hansen, M.J, Childress, J.E., & Trujillo, D.T. (2013, March). The new face of summer school: decreasing time-to-degree and improving academic success. Paper presented at Indiana Association for Institutional Research (INAIR), Indianapolis, IN.
  9. Pike, G.R., Hansen, M. J., & Childress, J. E.  (2012, April). The influence of students’ pre-college characteristics, high school experiences, and expectations about college on persistence and degree attainment. Paper presented at Indiana Association for Institutional Research (INAIR), West Lafayette, IN.
  10. Hansen, M.J., Bennett, P.P. & Trujillo, D.T., Foley, C.J. (2011, May). Assessing the effectiveness of a summer success academy: A theory-based, mixed-methods approach. Research poster presented during Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Toronto, Canada.     
  11. Graunke, S. (2012, June). Disparate views of academic environments: A comparison of faculty perceptions and student reports of engagement and learning. INAIR Best Presentation session presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, New Orleans, LA.
  12. Graunke, S. & Gorski, K. (2012, March). Changes in Satisfaction by Student Characteristics: An analysis using satisfaction survey data. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Association for Institutional Research, West Lafayette, IN
  13. Corlies, R. & Graunke, S. (2012, March).  Who’s surveying sophomores? Poster presented at the at the annual meeting of the Indiana Association for Institutional Research, West Lafayette, IN
  14. Gorski, K., Lui, J., & Graunke, S., (2011, March). Applicability of the IUPUI Staff Survey to North Central Association Examples of Evidence for accreditation. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Association for Institutional Research, Indianapolis, IN.Hansen, M.J., Childress, J.E, & Trujillo, D.T. (2010, May). Exploring the effects of social networking on students' perceptions of social connectedness, adjustment, academic engagement, and institutional commitment. Paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Chicago, IL.
  15. Hansen, M.J, & Chism, L.P.  (2010, July,). A mixed -method approach to evaluating themed learning communities. Paper presented at the 23rd. International Conference on First-Year Year Experience. Maui, Hawaii.  
  16. Graunke, S. (2010, March). Disparate views of academic environments: A comparison of faculty perceptions and student reports of engagement and learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Association for Institutional Research, Indianapolis, IN.
  17. Hansen, M.J., Bennett, P., & Trujillo, D.T. (March, 2010.) Assessing the effectiveness of a summer success academy for at-risk first-year students: a mixed-method approach. Paper presented at the Indiana Association for Institutional Research (INAIR), Indianapolis, IN.
  18. Hansen, M.J., Meshulam, S.G., & Watson, B.N. (2009, November). Theory and practice of assessing the effectiveness of a learning community course designed to improve the math performance of first-year students. Scholarly Paper presented at the National Learning Communities Conference in Marietta, GA.  
  19. Masterson, L.C., McCauley, A.Z. & Hansen, M.J. (2009, October) Aligning advisor practice with student perception to effectively address the unique needs of international students. Research presented at the Annual NACADA Conference, San Antonio, TX.   
  20. Hansen, M.J., & Williams, G.A. (2009, May). Applying multi-frame organizational thinking to institutional research:  structural, human resource, political, and symbolic. Paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Atlanta, GA.   
  21. Williams, G.A, .Chism, L.P., & Hansen, M.J. (2009, May). Linking a summer bridge program to themed learning communities. Paper presented at the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) Retention 2009 Conference, New Orleans, LA.  
  22. McCool, K.H., Hansen, M.J., Watson, B.N. (November 2008). Research on Assigning Advisors in University College: A New Alternative. Research presented at the NACADA Annual Conference: Taking Advising to New Heights, Chicago, IL. 
  23. Hansen, M.J., & Evenbeck, S.E. (2008, May). Summer bridge interventions: The importance of early intervention and creating a sense of community. Scholarly paper presented at Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Seattle, WA.  
  24. Chism, L.P.  & Hansen, M.J. (July, 2007). Proving and improving: Purposeful themed learning communities assessment. Presented at the 20th. International Conference on First-Year Year Experience. Hawaii’s Big Island, Hawaii.  
  25. Hansen, M.J., & Buyarski, C.A. (2007 June,).  Improving first-year students’ academic self-efficacy, hope, integration, and performance: the effects of an academic advising intervention. Scholarly paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Kansas City, MO.  
  26. Hansen, M.J., & Williams, G.A. (June 2007). The influence of a summer bridge program on college adjustment and success: the importance of early intervention and creating a sense of community. Scholarly paper presented the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Kansas City, MO.  
  27. Graunke, S., & Whitaker, D. (2007, March). Leaping forward: Creation of the longitudinal evaluation and assessment panel at Ball State University. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Association for Institutional Research, French Lick, IN.
  28. Hansen, M.J., & Buyarski, C.A. (2006, May,).  Assessing the processes and outcomes of academic advising at a large, urban, public university: going beyond satisfaction. Scholarly paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Chicago, IL.  
  29. Hansen, M.J., Black, K.E., Evenbeck, S.E., & Williams, G.A. (May 2006). Learning and changing through service unit program reviews:  An empowerment evaluation approach to improving first-year programs.  Scholarly paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Chicago, IL.   
  30. Graunke, S. (2006, March). Constructing policy relevant studies: A report from the AIR train the trainer program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Association for Institutional Research, Bloomington, IN.
  31. Graunke, S., Atkinson, D., Woosley, S., & Whitaker, D. (2005, March). Making a successful transfer: Moving to a better understanding of transfer students and their needs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Association for Institutional Research, Greencastle, IN.
  32. Graunke, S., & Hoevel, K. (2005, March). An exploration of the roles of graduate research assistants. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Association for Institutional Research, Greencastle, IN.
  33. Woosley, S., Graunke, S., & Helms, L. (2005, February). Using assessment to provide feedback to first-year students. Paper presented at the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience, Phoenix, AZ.
  34. Hansen, M.J., & Evenbeck, S.E. (2004, June). An action research model for assessing first-year programs and student learning outcomes. Paper presented at the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), Denver, CO.  
  35. Hansen, M.J., & Evenbeck, S.E. (2004, June). Using quantitative and qualitative methods for assessing first-year programs. Scholarly paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Boston, MA.  
  36. Rago, M.A., & Hansen, M.J., (2004, June). Leveraging information on incoming students: the development of an effective knowledge management system. Scholarly paper presentation delivered at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Boston, MA.  
  37. Hansen, M.J., Jackson, B.D., & Williams, G.A. (2004, May). Assessment of critical inquiry courses: A new model of transitional education. Scholarly paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Boston, MA.  
  38. Hansen, M.J., Lowenkron, A.H., Engler, A.C., & Evenbeck, S.E (2003, June). An action research approach for evaluating new student orientation. Scholarly paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Boston, MA.  
  39. Hansen, M.J., Jackson, B.D., & Williams, G.A. (2004, May). Data driven decision making. Research presentation delivered at The National Learning Communities Project Conference, Seattle, WA.  
  40. Woosley, S., Whitaker, D. & Graunke, S. (2004, March). Sophomore slump: Myth or reality? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Association for Institutional Research, Terre Haute, IN.
  41. Hansen, M.J., & Borden, V.M.H. (2003, May). An action research paradigm for institutional research. Scholarly paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Tampa, Florida (received Best Paper Award at Regional INAIR conference, Nashville, IN).
  42. Hansen, M.J., Evenbeck, S.E., Duckworth, K., Jackson, B.D., & Williams, G.A. (2003, May). Developing an assessment plan for a complex academic unit: University College. Scholarly paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Tampa, FL.  
  43. Duckworth, K., Hansen, M.J., & Evenbeck, S.E.  (2002, November). Assessing programs to increase student retention: The dialogue of qualitative and quantitative approaches. Paper presented at the 2002 Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN.  
  44. Hansen M.J. & Farias, G. (2002, August).  Understanding employee reactions and commitment to large-scale organizational change in a healthcare organization.  Scholarly paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference (AMA), Denver, CO. 
  45. Hansen, M.J. (1996, June). An evaluation of a hospital-based treatment program: Implementing quality improvement and program evaluation principles. Scholarly paper presented at the American Professional Society on Child Abuse Annual Conference (APSAC), Chicago, IL.