Using Analytics in Education and Operations: Integrating Perspectives with Frameworks for Success

Thursday, April 23 | 11:30AM–1:00PM | Lone Star Ballroom B
Session Type: Professional Development
Three subject matter experts with different roles in higher education and industry will focus on how analytics are being used to address strategic priorities in universities. The team will demonstrate examples of tools that can change institutional culture and drive a transformation in academic, operational, and financial success. The session will highlight predictive analytics techniques and how different stakeholders can use them effectively for decision making. There is an industry transformation where key university stakeholders expect the right information in a consumable format with direct, secure access. Real use cases will be shown and evaluated; the drivers to put analytics/dashboard technologies in place and the steps to make it work. This lightning round session will be highly interactive, with breakout groups focused on developing frameworks in desired topic areas (e.g., student success, alumni engagement, and research center/publication goals).

How Analytics Helps Carnegie Mellon Drive a World-Class Education and Operation — Theodore Curran

Predictive Analytics and the Road Ahead — Linda Baer

Predictive Analytics to Drive Student Success — Janet May Dillon

OUTCOMES: Discover and use strategies and tools necessary to enable analytics capabilities * Determine best practices for building organizational capacity for analytics * Explore use cases on how institutions are using analytics platforms and dashboards to deliver on goals


  • Linda Baer

    Senior Consultant, Linda L. Baer Consulting
  • Jan Dillon

    Director, Outreach Analytics and Reporting, The Pennsylvania State University

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