2019 Summit Agenda 2019-09-11T16:28:58+00:00

2019 Summit Agenda


All presentations, breaks, and meals will take place at the University Club, Ballroom B, on both Thursday and Friday except where noted. 

8:30 a.m.
Opening Statement

Ann Cudd, Provost, University of Pittsburgh
Stephen Wisniewski, Vice Provost for Data and Information, University of Pittsburgh

 8:45 a.m.
Keynote Address: Navigating the Analytics Revolution: Ideas, Implications, and Inspiration

Amelia Parnell, Vice President for Research and Policy, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

9:45 a.m. BREAK
10 a.m.
Evaluating the Impact of Digital Content on Student Course Outcomes

Alaa Alghwiri, Data Scientist, University of Pittsburgh
Monica Rattigan, Executive Director of University Stores and Strategic Initiatives, University of Pittsburgh
Nancy Tannery, Assistant Provost, University of Pittsburgh

10:45 a.m.
Cause and Effect: Ascertaining the Impact of Predictive Models on Enrollment Strategy

Blake Slyter, Enrollment Strategy Analyst, Arizona State University

11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m.
Re-evaluating Your Toolbox of Analytics

Cassandra Alvarado, Executive Director, Student Success Initiatives, University of Texas at Austin
Emma Wu Dowd, Senior Associate Director, Student Success Initiatives; Director, Enrollment Analytics & Research, University of Texas at Austin
Rachelle Hernandez, Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, University of Texas at Austin

1:30 p.m.
Supporting Faculty Adoption of Advanced Analytics through Networked Improvement Communities

Linda Shepard, Senior Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Indiana University

2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:30 p.m.
Implementation of Federal Data Sharing Laws

Karen McCarthy, Director of Policy Analysis, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

3:30 p.m.
Unrestrained Analytics?

Marc Demarest, CEO and Principal, Noumenal, Inc.
Andrew Hannah, CEO and Founder, Othot, Inc.

4:15 p.m. Close Out
5:30 p.m.
Reception and Cocktail Hour

The Oaklander Hotel

 6:30 p.m.

The Oaklander Hotel

8:30 a.m. Reconvene
 8:35 a.m.
Analytics Can Save Higher Education. Really.

Christine Keller, Executive Director and CEO, Association for Institutional Research

 9:15 a.m.
Beyond the Technical: Establishing a Culture of Engagement and Transparency

Lance Kennedy-Phillips, Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment, Pennsylvania State University
Marsha Lovett, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching Innovation and Learning Analytics, Carnegie Mellon University
Karen Vance, Assistant Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Pennsylvania State University
Patience Whitworth, Assistant Vice Provost for Operations and Strategic Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University

10 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m.
Getting Ready for Kickoff: Building a Data Analytics Program in College Athletics

Nick Rogers, Associate Director of Athletics, Sports Technology, University of Illinois

11 a.m.
Graduation Prediction: A Bayesian Hierarchical Approach

Chuan Cai, Senior Business Analyst, University of Delaware

11:45 a.m.
Closing Remarks

Stephen Wisniewski, Vice Provost for Data and Information, University of Pittsburgh

Conclusion of Advanced Analytics Summit