Webinar Recording

INCREMENTAL GAINS TO INCREASE STUDENT RETENTION

Watch the webinar to learn how:

 

  • The UA built capacity for analytics by bringing together data systems to share information across the institution
  • Communicating broadly with stakeholders was an early success in fostering an analytics culture
  • The university uncovered initial insights using Illume Students that informed plans to deliver personalized interventions to improve students’ likelihood to stay – and ultimately graduate

 

 

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Meet Our Speakers:

Angela Baldasare

Angela Baldasare
Assistant Provost for Institutional Research, University of Arizona Having earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona, Angela is a proud alumna dedicated to the success of the UA’s students and the institution. From 2010-2014, she served as the Director of Divisional Assessment & Research for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at The UA, where she led the charge in advancing the division’s data-driven approach and strategic plan. In 2014, Institutional Research joined with the Enterprise Information & Analytics unit to form University Analytics & Institutional Research (UAIR). Angela has been a key leading member of this effort, to provide institutional research and analytics support for the University in strategic planning, management decision-making, and policy analysis.

Melissa Vito

Melissa Vito
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives & Student, University of ArizonaDr. Vito manages a $132 million budget and oversees almost 4,000 employees within the Student Affairs division. In an effort to consistently focus on excellent student support for academic success, Dr. Vito spearheaded a strategic and innovative realignment of the division in 2008-2009. In addition to a savings that exceeded $1,000,000, this transformation increased the division’s contribution to student learning and retention by providing new student support; strengthened partnerships with academic colleagues; increased its focus on access and inclusion through a $2 million Helios Foundation grant to expand retention efforts for students in the Arizona Assurance program; and created innovative partnerships with business and the community.

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