Julia Carpenter-Hubin serves as Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research & Planning at The Ohio State University, where she and her team of data analysts focus on turning data into strategic information to support faculty and student success. A Past President of the Association for Institutional Research, Julie has also served as chair of the Association of American Universities Data Exchange and as a panelist for both the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and on Sample Surveys. Additionally, Julie is a peer reviewer and a member of the Team Chair Corps for the Higher Learning Commission. Her service in these positions has given her a view of how data are currently used beyond her own institution, and informed her understanding of the need for more effective use of data in decision-making nationally. A member of the Advising Board for Academic Analytics, LLC, Julie engages regularly with a forward-thinking private company to discuss new directions and uses for faculty scholarly productivity data.
Julie’s research interests include performance measurement in higher education and using performance measurement to develop improvement strategies. Among her previous publications relevant to this topic are “Data Exchange Consortia: Characteristics, Current Examples, and Developing a New Exchange,” with Rebecca Carr and Rosemary Hayes (Handbook for Institutional Research, Howard, McLaughlin, and Knight. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012. 420- 433), and “Making Measurement Meaningful,” with Eunice Hornsby (Association for Institutional Research Professional File, No. 97, Fall 2005).