Institutional Research Support

for Accreditation

October 14, 2021 (Thursday)

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In just a few weeks, UH Mānoa will be holding its ten-year accreditation review from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or WASC. In this virtual symposium, the MIRO team will discuss how they have built a robust data infrastructure that aims to make data more accessible, transparent, and consistent for both internal and external users; as well as share how this system effectively helps the University respond to accreditation standards while providing timely data support for the University’s accreditation preparation.

Honored Guest

Wendy Pearson currently serves as the Senior Advisor to the Provost and the UH Mānoa Accreditation Liaison Officer. She supports the Provost on a number of campus-wide initiatives, including the post-pandemic budget planning, strategic planning, and WASC accreditation. Prior to serving in the Provost Office, Wendy managed the academic program review process, professional accreditation, and program and course actions in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.


Yang Zhang is the Director of Institutional Research at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She is at the forefront of developing innovative data tools and web applications, and frequently presents her work at both national and international conferences on effective data communication strategies.

Kelly Jung-ts Lin is the IR Analyst at University of Hawai’i at Manoa, with expertise in both qualitative and quantitative analysis. She conducts data mining and reporting for internal and external data needs and provides training on how to use MIRO’s data tools.

Bryson McFeeley is the IT specialist in the MIRO office at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He is instrumental in creating MIRO’s data web app tools and transforming raw survey data to customizable and easy to digest online reports.

Karese Kaw-uh is the current Graduate Assistant for the Mānoa Institutional Research Office. As an artist and administrator, she plays a vital role in creative content development and office organization.

Symposium Presentations

IR Support for AccreditationWendy Pearson, Senior Advisor to the Provost and the UH Mānoa Accreditation Liaison Officer
Institutional Research Support for Accreditation Mānoa Institutional Research Office, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

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