- Analytics maturity
- Data strategy
- Student outcomes
- Leadership and organizational structures
Dr. Angela Baldasare, Senior Principal Strategic Consultant at Civitas Learning, is an experienced researcher, analyst, and consultant with a demonstrated history of success in data strategy and change management. She has helped a wide array of organizations use data to inform strategy and achieve measurable outcomes.
Angela’s work at Civitas Learning is informed most recently by her eight years at the University of Arizona (UA). From 2014 to 2018, Angela served as the assistant provost for institutional research, leading the university’s student data strategy. This included the use of Civitas Learning analytics, which helped UA achieve record high retention and graduation rates, marking a significant rise for UA in US News and World Report rankings.
As the assistant provost, Angela was responsible for merging the institutional research and business intelligence functions at UA, to align business processes and data sources so that all transactional, operational, and strategic reporting were derived from a single data warehouse. Angela’s work in this role was also focused on the use of predictive analytics and contextual research to inform strategic decision making. Angela ran three major studies at UA on behalf of the Arizona Board of Regents: the High School Report Card and the High School Eligibility Study, both of which analyzed college preparedness in the state of Arizona, and the Wages of Graduates report using labor market data to report on employment outcomes for UA graduates. Angela has subsequently continued this work with Civitas Learning customers to measure the relationship between key initiatives such as internships on post-graduation employment and wages.
From 2010 to 2014, Angela launched the divisional office of assessment and research for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at UA and served as its director. There, she built out institutional capacity to measure outcomes and engage in data-informed planning across 30+ student success departments. She developed and delivered an annual assessment academy that provided student affairs staff members with training and mentoring on the measurement of student learning outcomes, co-curricular assessment, survey research, program logic models, focus groups and interviewing, and data analysis.
Angela is a sociologist by training and at heart. She served as an assistant professor at the University of Dayton from 2000 to 2003. She earned her BA from the University of Denver and her MA and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Angela also spent 10 years (from 2003 to 2013) consulting on international, statewide, and community and tribal initiatives for multiple branches of the Arizona Governor’s Office , US Health and Human Services, and the US Department of Justice.