Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Dr. Timothy Renick

Event Time 

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Center for Teaching and Learning Room 120A
301 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Event Topic: 

Eliminating Achievement Gaps Through Data and Analytics

Event Description 

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?

Register to attend this Diversity and Education session.


View the PDF presentation file to learn more about Dr. Renick's topic: Eliminating Achievement Gaps through Data and Analytics.