Enabling Evidence-Based Decision Making: A Story in Four Parts

Wednesday, October 28 | 4:40PM–5:30PM | Meeting Room 231-232
Session Type: Professional Development

This session will explore change management required to leveraging learner data to actively change institutional perspectives, practices, and culture. Our four-part story shares results from data initiatives that actively use learner analytics to empirically determine how make a difference in supporting student completion and persistence goals. We will feature results of analyses as well as key learnings and recommendations for future research.

Outcomes: Identify three examples that could use data to shift the locus of control of decision making at your institution * Understand elements of evidence-based decision making in practice * Apply a change management checklist to track essential activities needed to implement evidence-based decision making


  • Hae Okimoto

    Director, Academic Technologies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Karen Swan

    Stukel Professor, University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Karen Vignare

    Vice President, Digital Transformation, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
  • Ellen Wagner

    Affiliate Research Professor, University of Central Florida

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