University Data Summit Agenda


Upwards as a Data-Smart University

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All day

Data Resource Collection

Current data-smart resources on campus data  providers/users/analysts/advisors.

8:00 am

Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 am

Introduction and stage setting

Robert Brunner


Chancellor Robert Jones
Provost John Wilkin

9:00 am

Academic Dean Panel

Perspectives on Challenges, Solutions, and Paths Forward

Dean Jeffrey Brown (Facilitator)
Dean Andreas Cangellaris
Dean Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell
Dean Allen Renear

10:00 am

Using Data at the University of Illinois

Dean Feng Sheng Hu
Dean Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko

10:30 am


10:45 am

Data Scenarios

Current users of university data—describing how data is informing smart planning, decisions and actions on campus. Also, to discuss, future aspirations (related to key topics) and ideas for overcoming data challenges (streamlining and “gotchas”).



Keynote address: Actionable Student intelligence Project

Andy Clarke, Deloitte

1:00 pm

Lightning Talks

Topic: Building (New) Data Smart Foundations

  • LAS Undergraduate Retention Project — Barbara Hancin-Bhatt, Associate Dean LAS
  • PrairieData: Using and Sharing Anonymized Course Data — Matthew West, Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • Implementing a Synchronized Hybrid Data Mart — Vern Huber, IT Services, UIS
  • SAS-Group: A principled and data-driven approach to help students thrive and succeed in their major — Lawrence Angrave, Computer Science
  • Understanding Perceptions of Online Course Videos — R Wes Crues, Educational Psychology
  • Coordinated Online Learning (COOL): A Model for Combining Online and In-Class Lectures — Ellen Fireman, Statistics
  • Analyzing Library Workforce using University Data and Records — Jen-chien Yu, Library Assessment
  • Visualizing Coursera Data: Availability, Development, and Evolution — Paige Cunningham, Information Sciences

Topic: Streamlining Data Smart Paths and Processes

  • Roy Campbell, Computer Science
  • Library Directories: Utilizing Campus Data Sources for Staff, Unit, and Topical Directories in the Library — Tom Habing, Library Information Technology
  • Neuroimaging at BIC: Leveraging Big Data to Discover Components of a Healthy Brain — Brad Sutton, Bioengineering
  • Data Connections: Why Linkages Matter — Barb Geissler, Education
  • A Collaborative Effort on Retention Study by Data Professionals and Operational Staff in LAS — Melissa Kisubika, Xiaobei Chen, Kurt Tuohy, Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Clickstream Analysis of Online STEM Courses — Nigel Bosch, NCSA
  • Promoting a Culture of Data-Driven Student Success from Entry to Exit: The “STARS Initiative” Case Study — Wallace Southerland, Dean of Students

Topic: Operationalizing Data Smart Solutions

  • Illini Success: Sharing the Stories of Illinois Graduates — Julia Makela, The Career Center
  • Timothy Bretl, Aerospace Engineering
  • You Help the Library Build Better Collections with Your Clicks — Esra Coskun, Library
2:30 pm


2:45 pm

Facilitated Breakout Sessions

Solutions and innovations—participants to offer data smart university proposals and action items.

Patricia Jones (Facilitator)
Amy Glenn (Facilitator)
Kelly Bridgewater (Facilitator)
Travis Ashmore (Facilitator)

4:15 pm

Facilitated Large Group Discussion

Reports and discussion on projects/action items proposed in facilitated breakout sessions.

4:45 pm