WCET's 28th Annual Meeting
Student Success and Data Analytics in Practice- One Year Later

Moderator: Linda Baer, Senior Fellow, Civitas Learning
Speaker: Beth Mulherrin, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success, University of Maryland University College
Speaker: Hae Okimoto, Director, Academic Technologies, University of Hawaii System
Speaker: Matthew Rysavy, Data Analyst Professional, Colorado Community College Online


At last year’s WCET Annual Meeting this group of panelists shared examples of how data informs retention initiatives and practices at their institutions. Follow them on their journeys one year later to continue the conversation of the ongoing challenges in selecting risk factors and interventions and then deciding what to do with that data, when to intervene, and how to measure impact. The panelists will discuss organizational capacity, process improvement through analytics, and progress towards targeted goals of student success and institutional performance. How can we use data more intentionally to meaningfully impact student success in a real and measurable way? How can we collaborate across units (student affairs, academics, institutional research) to leverage and act on data based on a shared understanding of metrics and goals? Learn of successes and challenges as their institutional strategies evolve, and hear updates on key projects and next steps.