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Eliminating Achievement Gaps Through Data and Analytics by Dr. Timothy Renick

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Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Center for Teaching and Learning Room 120A: 301 York StreetMap Location

As partners, the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning have launched the Diversity & Education Series: Translating Institutional Commitment into Practice. Sessions will focus on ways in which universities and colleges translate commitments to inclusive practice into accomplishments throughout the work of the organization.

Dr. Timothy Renick, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Vice Provost, and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University, will host a workshop at noon in CTL 120A. Participants are invited for lunch during the workshop.

Session Description:  By implementing a series of student-centered and analytics-informed programs, Georgia State University has raised graduation rates by 22 percentage points and closed all achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, income-level and first-generation status.  It now awards more bachelor’s degrees to African Americans than any other college or university in the nation.  Through a discussion of innovations ranging from chat bots and predictive analytics to meta-majors and completion grants, the session will cover lessons learned from Georgia State’s transformation and outline several practical steps that campuses can take to improve outcomes for underserved students.

Key questions considered:

  • How can campus leaders focus attention and efforts in student success on problems that are within their control—and even self-created?
  • What role can data and analytics play in breaking down often mistaken pre-conceptions about why students drop out?
  • What programs are particularly impactful in the summer before college enrollment?
  • How can campuses promote informed student choices of academic majors?