Higher Education Summit: Moving Forward with Data
Now more than ever, data is critical to making decisions in education as the traditional learning landscape continues to evolve. How can data help institutions stay agile and resilient in the face of uncertainty? How can data foster an inclusive environment in education and ensure every student has access to the resources they need to succeed?
Join this free, virtual event to hear how universities are putting data at the forefront of their decisions to support their community and grow in times of uncertainty.
How much does it cost? There is no cost to attend this free event.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Wednesday, December 2
10:00 AM PT — Welcome
Dan Smillie, Vice President of Tableau's Higher Education Practice, kicks things off by discussing how we help educators see and understand data, including:
- Using data to improve student success and protect the safety and well-being of your community
- How to foster an inclusive, data-driven culture across the organization to empower everyone with tools to make better decisions
- The power of data-informed decision-making in times of uncertainty
10:10 AM — Closing the Education Equity Gap with Data, Fireside chat with Neal Myrick and Dr. Sasha Rabkin
Neal Myrick and Dr. Sasha Rabkin, Chief Strategy Officer at Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), discuss EOS's mission to close the equity gap in education. You’ll hear how EOS has created a new framework for measuring student success to ensure all students have equitable access to academically rigorous high school programs and succeed at the highest level. It’s not just the data, it’s how you use it to lead through change that matters.
10:30 AM PT — Advancement Analytics, UC Berkeley
Hear how UC Berkeley implemented a data-driven approach to their advancement strategy. You’ll learn how they created dashboards to track fundraising metrics that increase focus on goals, transparency, and tighter collaboration between teams. Tam Voung and Karl Otto will also share how they pivoted from their initial plans after COVID-19 hit and adjusted advancement goals with data.
10:55 AM PT — What Matters Most: How Data Is Supporting Student Health and Well-being, University of Alabama
This session will cover the critical work at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa is doing to improve the mental health and well-being of their students. Chapman Greer and Timothy Salazar will discuss how they created a wellness model to track several metrics for a holistic picture of student wellbeing. Attendees will also hear how they developed a framework once COVID-19 hit to track and respond to student concerns and connect them with the right support and resources needed.
11:20 AM PT — Data for All: Transforming in a Data-Driven Institution, Panel discussion with The Ohio State University, Paul Quinn College, New York University, and University of Louisiana System
This panel of data leaders will discuss tips, tricks, and advice for becoming a data-driven institution. Each panelist will share their perspective and journey on implementing a data culture as well as the challenges they faced along the way. Check out the panelists below:
- Eric Mayberry, Associate Director, Data & Analytics Team, The Ohio State University
- Dr. Claire Norris, Associate Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity, and Effectiveness at the University of Louisiana System (UL System)
- Natalie Young-Williams, Chief of Staff and Director of Institutional Advancement for Paul Quinn College
- Eduardo Molina, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Data Integrity at New York University
11:55 AM PT — Using ERP Data to Make Informed Decisions in a Rapidly Changing Re-enrollment Process, Montclair State University
Discover how Montclair State University leveraged data visualizations and ERP data to increase operational efficiency, save time, and improve targeted outreach in their re-enrollment process. Attendees will hear how Montclair State University built dashboards that compiled large amounts of student data into one view that allowed for more flexibility and collaboration between departments, especially during the pandemic.
- Increased efficiency in the re-enrollment process with automation
- Enabled data-informed decisions
- Flexibility in re-enrollment process with pandemic
12:20 PM PT — Closing
Dan Smillie will wrap the event by highlighting insights from each of the sessions.