The Allure of Big Data? "Big" Isn't the Most Important Criterion

Thursday, October 17 | 2:30PM–3:20PM | Meeting Room 213C
Session Type: Professional Development
The era of big data in higher education has arrived, along with a renewed focus on completion rates measurement of graduation success against granular student data. In this session, we'll look at the juxtaposition of technology tools and services that measure student success and how to succeed when starting your own analytics program.

Identify useful versus important student data. | Learn what kinds of data campus stakeholders need to build a dashboard they'll actually use. | See how to build retention models with predictors that can be controlled.


  • Jamie Caras

    Founder and General Manager, Sapling Learning
  • Mark Milliron

    Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of the Teachers College, Western Governors University
  • Sherry Woosley

    Director of Analytics and Research, EBI MAP-Works