Agenda

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration Open
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshop: Access, Analyze, and Summarize Data from Your Desktop Using SAS Enterprise Guide® (Free)
This introduction to SAS® Enterprise Guide® is a hands-on workshop that shows participants how to use the menu-driven tasks in SAS Enterprise Guide, the point-and-click interface to SAS. SAS Enterprise Guide provides a SAS graphical interface that helps you exploit the power of SAS and publish dynamic results in a Microsoft Windows client application. This workshop is for analysts and managers who may or may not have SAS programming experience but need to access, manage, and summarize data from different sources, present results in tables and graphs, and perform statistical analysis.

Learn how to:
• Navigate the SAS Enterprise Guide workspace.
• Build a typical workflow for data analysis.
• Explore, transform and analyze data.
• Combine data with queries.

Note: SAS will provide a laptop for participant use during this workshop.
Max capacity: 30
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshop: Seeing Is Believing: How Institutional Data Comes to Life With SAS® Visual Analytics (Free)
This hands-on workshop will show how to use SAS® Visual Analytics to analyze complex data quickly and easily, with no coding required. This software is designed to be easy to use, so that anyone can benefit, from managers, statisticians and data scientists to institutional researchers with limited technical skills. Sophisticated analytics, including decision trees, on-the-fly forecasting, and scenario analysis, are seamlessly integrated in SAS® Visual Analytics with ease-of-use features such as auto charting, “what does it mean?” pop-ups, and drag and-drop capabilities. Participants will learn how this software can help them look at large amounts of data, uncover hidden opportunities, identify key relationships, and make precise decisions through self-service, ad hoc visual data discovery and exploration.

Participants in this workshop will:
• Learn how to quickly access their data;
• Learn how to create meaningful reports to answer questions with data; and
• Explore enrollment data.

Note: Participants are required to bring a laptop to this workshop.
Max capacity: 50
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Welcome Reception Sponsored by Smart Sparrow
Thursday, September 8, 2016
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Special FranklinCovey Breakfast
Interested in exploring how your college might use Achieving the Dream 4DX powered by FranklinCovey system to build capacity in strategy execution? There will be an overview with a FranklinCovey executive on how to establish clarity, focus, engagement and accountability around critical strategic objectives, in the midst of competing daily urgencies.
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Special Smart Sparrow Breakfast
Join David Schonstein, Chief Data Officer of Smart Sparrow, to gets hands-on with next generation science courseware like BioBeyond and Habitable Worlds and harness the latest personalized digital learning technologies that use active learning to motivate and engage students. This session is for faculty, deans, IT, instructional designers, and other administrators interested in learning about adaptive courseware and the opportunity to join a teaching network of like-minded educators.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome
Dr. Karen Stout, President & CEO, Achieving the Dream
Jim Goodnight, Co-Founder and CEO, SAS
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Opening Keynote: Data Insights
Dr. Karen A. Stout, President & CEO, Achieving the Dream
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Plenary Session: Approach and Strategy to Maximize the use of Analytics in Community Colleges
Aiman Zeid, Head of SAS Global Business Consulting
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Answering the Call for Better Data
Jennifer Engle, Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amanda Janice, Research Analyst, Institute for Higher Education Policy
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Enhancing Digital Learning with Adaptive Courseware and Open Educational Resources
Smart Sparrow
David Schönstein, Chief Data Scientist,Smart Sparrow
Thomas Broxson, District Dean of Natural Science, Pierce College

Waymaker
David Wiley, Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning
Linda Williams, Business Professor, Tidewater Community College

Echo360
Darin Francis, Director of Community College Engagement, Echo360
Jason Pallett, Title III Activity Director/Curriculum Designer, Metropolitan Community College
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Identifying Loss Points by Examining Program Course Success
Margaret Annunziata, Director of Student Success Initiatives, Davidson County Community College
Holly Weir, Associate Dean, Davidson County Community College
Elaine Guntner, Institutional Researcher, Davidson County Community College
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Break
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Accountability and Institutional Improvement: How the VFA Can Support the Work of ATD at Your College
Kent Phillippe, Associate Vice President of Research & Student Success, American Association of Community Colleges
Dawn Cullity, User Support Specialist/Project Coordinator, VFA, American Association of Community Colleges
Mark Puterbaugh, Coordinator, Institutional Research Services, Davidson County Community College
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Meeting Student Success Challenges with Technology
Tom Shaver, Founder & CEO, Ad Astra
Joanne Itano, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Hawaii System
Russ Little, Starfish by Hobsons
Gayle Fink, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Bowie State University
Natalie Kistner, Director of College Success, Zogotech
Debbie Smarr, Dean of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, Grayson College
Emily Baranello, Vice President, SAS Education Practice
Michelle Callaway, Lead Research Program Analyst, San Jacinto College
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Using Data to Drive Integrated Student Support Redesign
John Grant, Dean of Student Development, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Christine Lemerande, Early Alert System Manager, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Mei-Yen Ireland, Associate Director of Data and Technology for Student Success, Achieving the Dream
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Plenary Session: Succeeding with Institutional Analytics - Challenges and Opportunities
Radhika Kulkharni, VP, Advanced Analytics R&D, SAS
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Recap & Announcements
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Reception Sponsored by SAS
Book Signing featuring Aiman Zeid, author, Business Transformation: A Roadmap for Maximizing Organizational Insights
Friday, September 9, 2016
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Buffet Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Special echo360 breakfast
Join Darin Francis, Director of Community College Engagement at Echo360, to learn how faculty can use the student engagement data captured by Echo360's active learning platform to adapt teaching and improve outcomes in gateway courses like English composition, history and math.
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Special FranklinCovey Breakfast
Interested in exploring how your college might use Achieving the Dream 4DX powered by FranklinCovey system to build capacity in strategy execution? There will be an overview with a FranklinCovey executive on how to establish clarity, focus, engagement and accountability around critical strategic objectives, in the midst of competing daily urgencies.
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Special Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) Breakfast
Join Kent Phillippe, AVP of Research and Student Success at the American Association of Community Colleges, for a conversation about how to take advantage of the Memorandum of Understanding between AACC’s Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) and Achieving the Dream (ATD). We will have an informal conversation about the VFA and how members of the ATD community can leverage the metrics and measures in the VFA to measure their success in achieving their goals. We invite participants to ask questions regarding participation logistics, metrics, and/or data use and give direct feedback to the VFA team.
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Plenary Session: Building a Culture of Evidence and Inquiry
Brad Phillips, President & CEO of the Institute for Evidence Based Change
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Focus on What Matters: It’s Better to Lead Than Lag
Brad Phillips, President and CEO of the Institute for Evidence Based Change
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Higher Education Top IT Issues: How to Embrace a Digital Strategy and Live to Tell the Tale
Susan Grajek, Vice President Data, Research and Analytics, EDUCAUSE
Celeste Schwartz, Vice President of Information Technology and College Services, Montgomery County Community College
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Set Your Data Free! Empowering Faculty with Course-Level Data to Drive Student Success
Thomas Broxson, District Dean Natural Sciences and Math, Pierce College
Matthew Campbell, Vice President for Learning and Student Success, Pierce College
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM - 12:15 AM Plenary Session: The Importance of Data Strategy: The Unique Position of Community Colleges
Lisa Dodson, Manager, SAS Global Technology Practice - Data Management
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Closing Remarks
Dr. Karen A. Stout, President & CEO, Achieving the Dream
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