About the Webinar:

In this webinar, Dr. Christos Korgan offers a fresh perspective on the role of institutional research in higher education by grounding its function within its rich history. The session delves into the growing importance of IR viability, sophisticated decision-support structures, issues of data management and governance, and staffing units with an eye toward sustainability. Specifically, Dr. Christos Korgan unpacks: 

  • Strategies for using evidence to improve academic programs, methods of utilizing an equity lens in IR practice
  • Ways of bridging the gap between organizational culture and information 
  • Suggestions for leveraging key institution- and student-level information for both mandated reporting and maximizing organizational knowledge 
Emergent issues, new directions, and promising practices are explored further.

About our Guest Presenter:

Dr. Christos Korgan

Dr. Christos Korgan

Dr. Christos Korgan oversees institutional research, assessment, and accreditation at the University of Saint Katherine, in San Diego, CA. He also serves as the university’s accreditation liaison officer to the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition to his administrative appointments, Dr. Korgan teaches courses in psychology and statistics.

He has consulted for over a dozen colleges and universities on compliance and improvement agendas, while also serving as an evaluator for two accrediting agencies. What’s more, the breadth of his work has impacted major functional areas within college or university operations. Dr. Korgan has worked on several student success, equity, and inclusion agendas spanning both the 4- and 2-year sectors.

He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA. He completed an M.A. in Higher Education Administration and a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Northridge.