2018 Agenda 2019-02-13T21:51:24+00:00

2018 Summit Agenda

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8 – 8:05 a.m.
 Welcome to the Conference (Steve Wisniewski, University of Pittsburgh)
 8:10 – 9:15 a.m.
The State-of-the-Art Use of Advanced Analytics in Higher Education (Andy Hannah, Othot)

Learn how leading-edge colleges and universities are leveraging advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to improve performance. Key findings from the Othot Data + Analytics Maturity Assessment, which has been completed by academic institutions across the country, will be shared as well as best practices on how to build a data-driven organization.

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Panel Session #1: Student Admission and Enrollment (Chair: Kent Hopkins, Arizona State University; Members: Marc Harding, University of Pittsburgh; Jamie Hansard, Texas Tech University; David Johnson, Indiana University)

The admission and enrollment leaders will share how their institutions are leveraging advanced data analytics to achieve admission and enrollment objectives at their organizations. Topics will include balancing priorities around number, quality, cost and diversity of incoming classes, shaping incoming classes, including under represented student populations and out of state marketing strategies, and making the “right” financial aid assignments based on need and merit.

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Panel Session #2: Student Retention (Chair: Christopher Lucier, University of Delaware; Members: Rick Burnette, Florida State University; John P. Campbell, West Virginia University; Luisa Havens Gerardo, Virginia Tech)

Panel members will share how their organizations are using advanced data analytics to improve retention rates. Panelists will also share what data elements their organizations are using to inform models around student retention and specific predictions and interventions that are driving improvements.

11:30 – 12:45  p.m. Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Panel Session #3:  Post Graduation Student Success Outcomes (Chair: Marsha Lovett, Carnegie Mellon University; Members: Joseph J. McCarthy, University of Pittsburgh; Shanna Smith Jaggars, The Ohio State University; Rachelle Hernandez, University of Texas, Austin)

The team will discuss how their organizations define success and what data they leverage to maximize the probability of success for each student enrolled at their organization. Panelists will also share how they are thinking about student debt and how it effects both the definition of and the probability of individual students achieving successful outcomes.  In addition, the group will address how schools are driving alumni engagement leading to lifelong relationships with the university.

1:45 – 2:45  p.m.
Implementation and Governance of Advanced Analytics (Marc Demarest, Noumenal, Inc.)

Learn about the potential benefits of big data and analytics in higher education, the key attributes of successful analytics platforms, potential implementation challenges, and how to successfully implement analytics solutions. Also, hear how institutions are approaching the ethics of predictive analytics and the iterative nature of reviewing ethical standards due to constant innovation around data use.

2:45 – 3 p.m.
Wrap-up and Conclusion (Steve Wisniewski, University of Pittsburgh)