2017-05-31

WRC Research Institute: Stop Sitting on Your Data! Become Knowledge Empowered

November 04 – November 05, 2017
Island of Oʻahu; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

This pre-conference is designed to transition a “data rich” office whose knowledge is poor to an office that is knowledge empowered. Every office has access to survey data, enrollment demographics, retention and graduation rates, assessment results and much more. This preconference is designed to help you put it to great use achieving your desired outcomes whether it is  maximizing a budget, increasing retention or developing a new initiative. Faculty  will coach you through a  process to organize and use your data effectively. The pre-conference is designed for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced student affairs practitioners who want to engage in data management, assessment, or research as some portion of their work. Participants will leave with a toolkit of processes and strategies to become knowledge rich.

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Efficient data use starts with good data management but ends only when you generate and share knowledge.

Pre-conference faculty will coach you through a step by step process to organize and use your data effectively. We will answer the question, "How do you organize your data so you and others can efficiently and effectively use it to create knowledge?"   

The pre-conference is designed for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced student affairs practitioners engaged in data management, assessment, or research as some portion of their work. If you have data but you think this is beyond you then this is the workshop for you!  You don't need a fancy statistical program for this course. To identify trends and evaluate outcomes, all you need is a spreadsheet. Participants will leave with a toolkit of processes and strategies to become knowledge rich. We will help you use the data you have been collecting but neglecting, so PLAN TO BRING YOUR OWN DATA. (You will learn best using your data, but we will also provide access to practice datasets.) Last but not least, we will share best practices to assess the impact of your data products.

Registration Rates* Early (5/1) Regular (9/16) Late (10/21)
Research Institute $150 $175 $200
Western Regional Conference (WRC) NASPA Member $315 $365 $415
Western Regional Conference (WRC) Non-Member $495 $545 $595

*Participants must register for the WRC to gain access to the Research Institute.

 

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Region VI

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  • Student Affairs Professionals

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Faculty


  • Shannon Ellis, Ph.D.

    Shannon Ellis, Ph.D.

    Vice President of Student Services
    University of Nevada, Reno

    Faculty Bio

  • Jennifer Lowman, Ph.D.

    Jennifer Lowman, Ph.D.

    Director of the Office for Student Persistence Research
    University of Nevada, Reno

    Faculty Bio

  • Lisa Maletsky

    Lisa Maletsky

    Coordinator of the Office for Student Persistence Research
    University of Nevada, Reno

    Faculty Bio

Venue

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort


Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort
Honolulu, HI

A block of rooms have been reserved for October 31, 2017 - November 10, 2017. The special room rate of $199 will be available until October 11, 2017 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. We also have an array of discounted suites available for those wanting to share a larger space or will be enjoying the conference with their families. Please note: To confirm your sleeping room, there is a first night's deposit refundable up to 72 hours or three days in advance of the start of the conference. Any changes to your reservation must be completed by October 11, 2017.

Hotel reservations are open and booking is simple. To book a standard room, CLICK HERE. To book a suite, please contact the hotel directly at 1-808-949-4321.

Questions regarding existing reservations, please contact the Hilton Hawaiian Village directly at (808) 949-4321.

If you have general hotel and reservation questions, please contact:

Sabrina Fallejo Uganiza
fallejo@hawaii.edu
(808) 956-3290

Hawaiian Airlines Airfare Discount

We are excited to announce a 5% off discount on Hawaiian Airlines web fares for your travel to Hawai'i. Booking a reservation is quick and simple using the hot link. The hot link will take you directly to the booking page, bypassing the login page. Click on our ‘Travel’ tab to the right for more information.

Brief History of Waikīkī

Waikīkī means "spouting water," a reference to the rivers and springs that richly flowed from the Koʻolau mountain range and flooded the area with an abundance of fresh water. In the 1400s, Chief Kalamakua designed an irrigation system to take advantage of Waikīkī’s water resources. Fishponds were built and taro patches were planted allowing for a refined system of agriculture. In the 1450s, Waikīkī was established as the governmental center of Oʻahu.

Waikīkī was also the setting for one of Hawaiʻi’s historic battles for the unification of the Hawaiian archipelago between Kamehameha I (supreme chief of Hawaiʻi Island) and Kahekili (supreme chief of Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe). In 1794, Kamehameha I arrived from Hawaiʻi Island with a fleet of canoes landing on the beach of Waikīkī. Kamehameha then set out for the Nuʻuanu Pali (cliffs) to take  Oʻahu from Kalanikūpule, son of Kahekili. After a successful battle, the Hawaiian Islands were united under one ruler, King Kamehameha I.

Throughout the 1800s, Waikīkī remained a place of productive agriculture for commoners and residences for the royal families who maintained homes in the area.  The streets in Waikīkī are some of the most historic in Hawaiʻi as the names reveal the stories of particular areas.

The ahupuaʻa (traditional land division) of Kalia, located on the most western end of Waikīkī, was home to the chiefly Paoa family. Duke Kahanamoku, legendary surfer and multiple Olympic gold medalist, was raised in this fishing and ocean-faring family who lived on this land. The Pi‘inaio Stream fed into the ocean there next to where the Hilton Hawaiian Village currently stands, creating a rich reef and offshore area with an abundance of fish, seaweed, and other marine life to feed surrounding families.

  • Travel

    Hawaiian Airlines Airfare Discount

    We are excited to announce a 5% off discount on Hawaiian Airlines web fares for your travel to Hawai'i. Booking a reservation is quick and simple using the hot link. The hot link will take you directly to the booking page, bypassing the login page.

    Hot link: https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/affiliate?affcode=NASPAWRC17

    You can also visit: www.HawaiianAirlines.com/Affiliate and use the program code "NASPAWRC17" to make your airline reservations.

    We are thankful for the support from Hawaiian Airlines and the opportunity for NASPA Western Regional Conference 2017 to be a Preferred Affiliate Program.

    Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is only 20 minutes away from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Located at 300 Rodgers Boulevard, Honolulu

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    For driving directions from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to the Hilton Hawaiian Village, click here.

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