Selected Presentations and Publications

This page provides references to selected national, consortia, and regional presentations as well as peer-reviewed publications carried out by the Office of Research Administration (ORA) staff. Contact the appropriate ORA staff member for further information. 

National Presentations

Association for Institutional Research (AIR):

The Forum, the annual conference for the Association for Institutional Research, is the world's largest gathering of higher education professionals in institutional research, effectiveness, assessment, planning and related fields. 

McKinley, K., Cubarrubia, A., Le, M., Massa, T., Rivera, J., Farfan, E., & Johnson, G. (2017, May). IR’s Role in Organizational Diversity and Inclusion Conversations [Invited panelist for Impact Session and one of six Digital Pass featured sessions]. Association for Institutional Research Forum 2017, Washington D.C.

Lawrence was one of four liberal arts colleges represented in one of eight Impact Sessions. 

McKinley, K. (2017, May). Diversity Matters: Using Data to Facilitate Change and Foster Conversations [Poster presentation]. Association for Institutional Research Forum 2017, Washington D.C.

McKinley, K. (2017, May). National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Auxiliary Meeting [Invited to share how Lawrence uses NSSE data]. Association for Institutional Research Forum 2017, Washington D.C. 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC):

McKinley, K. (2014, July). Infrastructure Development as a Sustainable Strategy for Suicide Prevention [Invited webinar panelist]. Suicide Prevention Resource Center. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)/Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Grantee Meeting:

McKinley, K. (2012, April). Lifeline [Poster presentation including tri-fold brochure*]. SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith National Grantee Meeting Networking Fair, Baltimore, MD. 

Poster Presentation of Lawrence Lifeline Project at 2012 SAMHSA/GLS Grantee Meeting Networking Fair

*Brochure was shared with Lawrence University President, Board of Trustees, Development, and campus. It was also disseminated to community stakeholders. The brochure was uploaded to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) Private Pages for Campus Grantees after it was shared with state, tribal, and campus grantees at the SAMHSA/GLS National Grantee Meeting, Baltimore, MD (April 2012) in a panel discussion on Collaborating With Your Local Community led by Fuchs, K., Deobil, A., & Waubanascum, C.

McKinley, K. (2011, January). Lifeline [Poster presentation including Fact Sheet*]. SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith National Grantee Meeting Networking Fair, Bethesda, MD.

*Fact Sheet was shared with Lawrence University President, Cabinet, and Board of Trustees; requested for use by Development & Alumni Relations.

McKinley, K. & Lawrence Communications Dept. (2010, February). SPEAKS Poster [Poster* included in PowerPoint presentation during final Plenary Session]. SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith National Grantee Meeting, Orlando, FL.

*ICF Macro requested our poster for advertising purposes. The poster was uploaded to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) Private Pages for Campus Grantees.

Consortia Presentations

Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS):

McKinley, K. & Privatt, K. (2017, June). Staging Data: Transforming Data into Theatrical Performances [Organized presentation; featured presentation in registration materials]. Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

McKinley, K. & Buenzli, E. (2017, June). It's On Us: Acting on the HEDS Sexual Assault Survey Data [Poster presentation]. Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

McKinley, K. (2017, June). General Campus Climate Surveys [Invited facilitator for "Data and Dessert" round-table discussion]. Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH. 

McKinley, K., Peters, E., Fergerson, J., Trosset, C., Stiles, R., & Rivera, J. (2016, June). Diversity Matters! The Role of Institutional Research (IR) and Data in Diversity and Inclusion [Organized panel discussion; featured as conference highlight]. Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium Annual Conference, Asheville, NC.

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM):

McKinley, K. & Boyd, S. (2016, March). HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey [Invited co-facilitator for roundtable discussion]. Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Institutional Researchers Summit: "Consortium Innovations and Prospective Collaborations in Analytics and Research," Beloit College, Beloit, WI.

Regional Presentations

Grinnell College Thriving Conference:

McKinley, K. & Haurykiewicz, J. (2017, May). The Lifeline Project: Suicide Prevention at Lawrence and in the Greater Fox Valley [Invited panelist for "Research Collaboration on Mental Wellness and Health" Panel Presentation]. Grinnell College Thriving at the Liberal Arts College: "Key Issues, Service Models, and Research for Mental Wellness," Grinnell, IA.  

USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin's Kids in Crisis:

McKinley, K., Czarnik-Neimeyer, C., Wardlow, C., Heuvelman, M., Seefeldt, J., Koplitz, P., Wallschlaeger, J., & Peters, D. (2017, April). QPR. Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, WI. 

In partnership with USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin's Kids in Crisis series Kristin McKinley, Cindy Czarnik-Neimeyer, Chris Wardlow, Melissa Heuvelman, Jennifer Seefeldt, Patty Koplitz, John Wallschlaeger, and Debbie Peters presented QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training to about 95 people on April 11 in Appleton at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. Jen Zettel, an education reporter for the Post-Crescent [Appleton | Fox Cities], wrote "Kids in Crisis: Be proactive, not reactive" to summarize the event. 

 
Connect to Courage: Keeping Our Veterans Alive:

McKinley, K., Czarnik-Neimeyer, C., Wallschlaeger, J., and Kapelle, D. (2017, March). QPR. Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI. 

The inaugural event was supported by a Fast Track Community Education grant from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc. and organized by American Legion Post 38, Prevent Suicide Fox Cities, Fox Valley Veterans Council, Veterans Mentor Group, and Fox Valley Technical College Veterans Services. The one-day event raised awareness and learn about the plight and challenges of our veterans. The event included a resource fair, documentary showings of "Project 22" and a panel discussion following each screening, and QPR training.

Kristin McKinley, Cindy Czarnik-Neimeyer, John Wallschlaeger, and David Kapelle presented QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training to about 40 people on March 28 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton. Ethan Safran, an urgency reporter for the Post-Crescent [Appleton | Fox Cities], wrote "Appleton program to offer resources for veterans" to promote the event. WBAY, an ABC-affiliated television station in Green Bay, WI, provided coverage of the event in their story, "Appleton event focuses on suicide prevention among veterans." 

 
Appleton Area School District's Education for Healthy Kids Institute:

McKinley, K., Erickson, C., Fuchs, K.F., Haurykiewicz, J., & Skinner, W. (2011, August). Suicide Prevention: A Community Responsibility [Presentation and Poster Presentation]. Appleton Area School District's Education for Healthy Kids Institute, Appleton, WI.

Publications

eAIR Tech Tips: 

Tech Tips are published in eAIR, the monthly electronic newsletter of the Association for Institutional Research. Tips provide advice and examples of technology designed to simplify and streamline institutional research activities. Tips are written by members and reviewed by peers.

McKinley, K. (2017, March). Project Management Using Microsoft Planner.

McKinley, K. (2014, September). Excel Combine Rows Wizard. 

Other Interesting Contributions

Learning at Lawrence

McKinley, K. (2017, April). Data, Data Everywhere [Invited speaker]. Lawrence University, Appleton, WI.

This session provided an overview of the Office of Research Administration, which compiles a wide variety of institutional data and information about Lawrence University. Kristin McKinley and Caitlin Weihing demonstrated how you can find answers to common questions on your own by accessing readily available resources.

 
The Foreign Service Journal

Kelly, F. (2014, December). American College Rankings: How They Work and What They Mean. The Foreign Service Journal, 91(2).

Kristin McKinley was quoted in this article that offered an in-depth look at U.S. college rankings.The Foreign Service Journal is published monthly and covers foreign affairs from the perspective of American Foreign Service personnel and members of Washington's foreign policy establishment. 

 
Outagamie County Child Death Review Team

Lawrence University is a member of the multi-disciplinary review team, primarily contributing expertise in reviewing child and adolescent suicides and preventing future deaths. Kathleen Fuchs, former Director of Counseling Services and Lawrence Lifeline Project Director, served as a member from 2010-2013 and Kristin McKinley began serving in 2013. The team publicly displays its prevention efforts and recommendations. Several team members drafted suicide prevention recommendations in 2013, and McKinley suggested the addition of Recommendation #6: Promote responsible and accurate media reporting of suicide and mental illness. 

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