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An Introduction to Institution-level Indicators of Effectiveness

  • 06/24/2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Zoom

Free for HPEA Members, Non-Members can join H-PEA for $30 (students $15)

Registration deadline: Monday, June 21, 2021,  11:59pm, HST

Join us for a H-PEA Online Workshop

An Introduction to Institution-level Indicators of Effectiveness


Dr. Fiorella Peñaloza

Thursday, June 24, 2021 4:00-5:30 pm HST

This workshop will be followed by a H-PEA online Social, 5:30-6:00 pm HST


Institution-level indicators of effectiveness provide a high-level introductory view of metrics useful for institutional review and planning. These metrics are inclusive of enrollment, retention, graduation, and financial metrics. Examining these metrics individually, as well as collectively, allows us to gain a more holistic picture of effectiveness. 


  1. Philosophy and rationale for evaluating institutional effectiveness;
  2. Sources of public data for use (focus on technical skills needed for data collection, cleaning, etc. will not be provided);
  3. Enrollment, retention, graduation, and financial metrics that can be used to examine institutional effectiveness; and
  4. Brief analysis of institutional effectiveness metrics and ideas on their utility.

*Technical skills needed for data collection and analysis will not be provided in this workshop.


Fiorella Peñaloza currently serves as a senior academic research officer at the University of Hawai'i System in the Institutional Research, Analysis, and Planning Office where she supports system-wide planning efforts. Prior to her current role Peñaloza was an assistant professor and director of institutional effectiveness and assessment at Cleveland University-Kansas City. She previously served as the director of institutional effectiveness at Park University and Briarcliffe College, where she was an assistant professor for the life and natural sciences. Peñaloza has developed curriculum for publishers, secondary, and post-secondary institutions; and taught in traditional and distance educational settings. She has been an invited reviewer for publishers and currently serves on the editorial board for Intersection, a peer-reviewed journal of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE). Peñaloza also serves as a peer reviewer for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Peñaloza holds a doctorate of management in organizational development and change, a master's in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, and a bachelor’s in biology. She has been a recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation for her undergraduate and graduate research, and has been recognized for her contributions by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), as well as other organizations.

This workshop will be offered virtually through ZOOM. A ZOOM link will be sent with a reminder email prior to the event. 

For more information, contact Genevieve Manset  at  genevieve.manset@gmail.com

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