Fall 2015 Summit – September 23 and 24


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Thank you to all of our partners who joined us in Austin for our fall Summit. The conversations around Leading in the Age of Analytics were remarkable and provided many opportunities to learn together.


Over the course of the next few weeks we will be sharing insights, videos, partner stories, podcasts, slide decks and more from the event which hosted 300 people dedicated to student success! The event included five keynote speakers, three partner talk show guests, more than 15 partners sharing insights and initiatives in our Analytic Catalytic sessions, four deep-dive break-out sessions with more than 11 speakers, and several additional learnings and updates from our executive leadership team team here in Austin. Thank you all for being part of this dynamic community transforming higher education.

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9 a.m.
Civitas Learning Partner Leadership Council
National Advisory Board
Continental breakfast buffet served across from PDR meeting rooms above the Carillion Restaurant.

9:30 a.m. – noon
Meetings of Council and Board

noon – 1 p.m.
Networking Lunch with Council and Board Members

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Meetings of Council and Board

3:30 p.m.
Summit Registration Opens
Reception Area of Conference Center

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Comments

An Evening with the Advisory Board: a Keynote Conversation on Leading in the Age of Analytics
with host Mark Milliron

Education thought leaders, catalysts, and researchers from Civitas Learning’s high-powered International Advisory Board share insights and ideas about the exciting opportunities and challenging issues facing institutional change agents looking to make the most of their data to help more students learn well and finish strong.

George_SiemensGeorge Siemens
Executive Director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab
University of Texas at Arlington
Davis_JenkinsDavis Jenkins
Senior Research Associate
Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College
Lisa_PetridesLisa Petrides
CEO and Founder
Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)
Gerardo_de_los_SantosGerardo de los Santos
League for Innovation in the Community College
Phil_IcePhil Ice
Vice President, Research and Development
American Public University System

To learn more about these board members follow this link.


6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Networking Reception
Demo stations (one each for Illume®, Inspire® and Degree Map®) allow you to explore the apps of your interest and ask questions of a product manager while enjoying heavy appetizers, carving stations, beverages, live music, and amazing networking opportunities. You’ll also have a chance to stop by our data station and meet with a data scientist or data engineer who can answer your questions.
Tejas Room and Courtyard


7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Registration Open
Reception Area of Conference Center

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet
Tejas Room

8 a.m. Doors Open
Summit Convenes
Amphitheater – Luggage check in is across from Amphitheather

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome, Special Recognition and Opening Remarks
Charles Thornburgh and Mark Milliron

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Partner Talk Show
Brian King, Chancellor, Los Rios Community College District
Clifford Russell, CIO, Morehouse College
Mari Cini, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Maryland University College
Harrison Keller, Vice Provost of Higher Education Policy and Research; Clinical Professor of Public Policy Practice, University of Texas at Austin

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Beverages are served outside the Amphitheater

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Analytics – Catalytics
Several of our Pioneers share institution-specific insights from the apps and outreach initiatives and discuss the actions they are taking in policy and practice as a result. These energetic talks are five minutes in length and have a primary focus on Illume with real take aways for implementation at your institution.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Please enjoy a beverage and head to the break-out session of your choice. (Room numbers will be posted here in September.)

10:30 a.m. – noon
Break-out Sessions

Session #1: Analytics for Leaders
Linda Baer and Don Norris will guide leaders through the maze of decisions and choices they face when implementing and building an integrated institution.

Session #2: Deep Dive Data Science
This topic was very popular last Summit, so we’re doing it again, with new information! Civitas Learning’s Chief Data Scientist Dave Kil will be joined by Phil Ice from American Public University System. Attendees will walk out with new understandings of data science that they can apply in their work.

Session #3: A Close Up on the Action Apps
Come listen and watch as our Product Managers tour you through Inspire for Faculty®, Inspire for Advisors® and Degree Map™ with special highlights of new features and functionality, and a look at what’s coming soon on the road map.

Session #4: The Power of Illume
As many of you know, we have been traveling across the country giving Illume® Power User Training. Session hosts Mara Richard and Rob Robinson will be joined by the Illume Product Manager in this tour through our most powerful app and the many new features we’ve added or are adding to get you the most powerful insights. From what’s available today to what’s coming soon on the road map, this session is about how Illume will continue to help institutions “turn the lights on” bright!

12 noon – 1 p.m.
Networking Buffet Lunch
Come enjoy a delicious lunch and another great networking opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow leaders engaged in this work.
Tejas Room

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Roadmap Presentation and Talk Show
Our VP of Product Laura Malcolm will provide you with compelling updates of our product suite followed by a lively discussion with Executive Team members sharing learnings and enhancements of our platform and apps.
Return to Amphitheater for Afternoon Sessions

2:30 – 2:45

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Analytic Catalytics
Newer partners from across our community of practice share energetic five-minute insights into the work and analytics initiatives at their campuses. Unlike the morning’s app specific focus, these talks are tied to the initiatives and work these leaders are engaging in for lift in student performance and engagement. Hear from speakers from University of North Georgia, and Bossier Parish Community College, and more.

3:30 p.m.
Closing remarks and wrap up


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