On September 13-15, Achieving the Dream and SAS are holding their 2017 Data and Analytics Summit in College Park, Maryland. The event is focused on “data analytics in higher education” (how data is used and how it should be used) and is geared for college administrators, faculty, and staff.
The event kicks off with Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS, and our longtime friend Karen Stout, CEO of ATD, two powerhouses in the world of education. Click here for the agenda.
Directly after that, I will present with Kevin Long from Montgomery College. We’ve known Kevin for years, and I always love collaborating with him. Here’s what we will discuss on September 14 at 10:45 AM:
Three Birds With One Stone: How Colleges Can Use Labor Market Insight to Communicate With Students About Employment Outcomes, Improve Program Alignment, and Engage Employers
We will discuss how labor market data, collected from a variety of sources (traditional, job postings, and résumés), can help colleges communicate employment outcomes to students, align programs to local demand, and engage the right employers. The talk will begin with a discussion on Emsi data: its strengths and weaknesses, where it comes from, and how it should be used. We will then move into practical application and best practices. Finally, we will open a Q&A and allow the audience to dig deeper into how to leverage data for great results.
Two presentations run concurrent with ours. Brandon Busteed from Gallup and George Gabriel of Northern Virginia Community College will discuss Gallup’s Associate Degree Holder study, and Josh Wyner, executive director of the College Excellence Program at the Aspen Institute, will discuss Aspen’s Transfer Playbook.
In the afternoon, more friends from Montgomery College (John Hamman, dean of mathematics and statistics) and SAS (Emily Baranello, vice president) will discuss “Analytics for All.” That session will be moderated by Jill Barshay from The Hechinger Report.
At 2:30 Laurie Heacock will discuss ATD’s Data Discovery Guide.
If you are an ATD school, you won’t want to miss it! We hope to see you there.
For more information about Emsi’s presentation, contact Rob Sentz at firstname.lastname@example.org.