ELI Online Event | Addressing Student Success: Exploring Technology-Enabled Advising

September 25 and 26, 2017 | Noon–4:30 p.m. ET

This EDUCAUSE virtual event will examine effective practices addressing student success and associated technologies including work in the area of integrated planning and advising in student success (iPASS) systems. We will hear from practitioners at institutions who are working with technology-enabled advising, exploring technology architectures and frameworks required, and hear about methods for assessing and benchmarking student success technology practices.

During the first day of this event (Sept. 25), participants will be able to

  • Understand which technologies are critical to support student success.
  • Understand models of cross-departmental collaborations and the role of change management required to advance technology-enabled advising.
  • Explore the lessons learned when deploying, adopting, and refining degree planning tool solutions.
  • Develop a peer network of those also working to deploy student success technologies.

During the second day of this event (Sept. 26), participants will be able to

  • Explore the lessons learned when deploying, adopting, and refining risk targeting interventions.
  • Explore and consider ways of implementing and effectively using predictive analytics models, along with associated ethical considerations and risks.
  • Learn about the transformation of advising practices that must result from effectively utilization of student success technologies.
  • Identify the dimensions of an effective student success technologies maturity and benchmark their institution's student success technologies initiative.
  • New organizational structure that are emerging in support of student success.
  • Develop a peer network of those also working to deploy student success technologies.

Is This Event for You?

This event is for all those on campus who work to serve student success:

  • Leaders of academic transformation;
    • Those associated with student services, student retention, and advising;
    • Those associated with academic affairs;
    • Institutional researchers
  • Leaders and staff of teaching and learning centers;
  • CIO and their teams

You will receive the greatest value from this online program if you attend as a member of a team or host a group event on your campus. Team participation can help your institution advance a current or upcoming project or encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration. Team members also find active discussion and engagement with each other during activities builds rapport, solidifies plans, and enriches collaboration. By sharing a common learning experience, participants can reflect on the implications for their institution.

How You Will Prepare

Please review the resources and guided activities provided to help you frame discussions locally and organize team participation around the event. We recommend teams consider the ways they can interact both inside the online learning environment and as a team with colleagues at their institution.

Event Components

  • Presentation Sessions: Sessions designed to provide an overview of specific topic areas and successful emerging approaches related to the event theme immediately followed by opportunities to interact one-on-one with session presenters.
  • Project Rounds: A series of institutional cases/examples presented in a sequential, fast-paced format exploring a single project, emerging technology, or campus initiative. Project rounds will be followed by an opportunity for separate discussion with each of the presenters.
  • Activities/Discussions: Discussions will focus on the program theme and associated challenges and opportunities. Groups, both virtual and local, may use this time to further probe session topics through guided discussion and collaborative activities, conducted with an institutional group or individuals in virtual rooms.