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Office for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness launches new website

Dec. 16, 2019—As part of the Office for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness’ enhanced mission and expanded scope, the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group website has been decommissioned. Information is now maintained on a new website that features university data sources, tools and reports.

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VIRG to become Office for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Jul. 17, 2019—A new office announced by the provost brings together data analysis and assessment skills into one central resource on campus.

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Forceno and Casey honored with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul awards

Dec. 21, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos surprised VIRG’s Linda Forceno and Maureen Casey at the Mass Spectrometry Research Center with the Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award just prior to Winter Break.

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Olivia Kew-Fickus named VIRG’s new executive director

Nov. 26, 2018—Olivia Kew-Fickus, a higher education administrator with two decades of experience in using data to support academic strategy and planning, has been named as the next leader of VIRG.

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Vanderbilt begins search for next VIRG executive director

Jul. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt has launched a national search to find the next executive director of the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group.

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Bell to retire from Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group July 31

Jul. 17, 2017—Roberta Bell, who has led Vanderbilt’s institutional research arm since 2003, will retire from the university July 31. As executive director of the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group, Bell has overseen the data-gathering and analysis efforts that help inform critical campus decision-making and planning.

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I had to be a Commodore

Mar. 4, 2013—Accessibility, inclusiveness and community made the difference for these students.

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Class of 2012 highly satisfied with Vanderbilt experience, survey finds

Jul. 25, 2012—Students receiving bachelor’s degrees in May 2012 left Vanderbilt overwhelmingly satisfied with their university experience, results of an annual survey indicate. The survey found that 2012 graduates reported high levels of satisfaction with their overall experience, with residential life, and with career services offered by the university. Key survey findings include: Outgoing seniors reported overall...

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Vanderbilt named host institution for AAUDE

May. 21, 2012—Vanderbilt University has been named the host institution for the Association of American Universities Data Exchange. The five-year appointment will take effect July 1, 2012. AAUDE is a public service organization whose purpose is to improve the quality and usability of information about higher education. More than 60 public and private research universities in the...

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