Thursday 6th June, 2013
8:45am to 9:30am
This presentation will describe a six month project at Hull to support the retention and progression of students through the use of analytics. A framework has been developed for institutional adoption of analytics based on JISC CETIS in their paper on Analytics for Learning and Teaching. Building on the framework a Hull model for retention will be described. The model takes recent research from the US and UK applied to the Hull context. The focus is on understanding what interventions work in supporting students to achieve their potential and what factors contribute to them leaving.
In phase 2 of the project (Aug '13 onwards) advisors will be employed to support and deliver interventions with students. The presentation will outline the analytics tools the advisors will work with to identify students who may be at risk and what interventions they may consider using in the circumstances.
Head of Student Experience
Robert Sherratt graduated from university with a BA in Geography and a Masters in Information Systems and has worked in higher education for twenty years in three institutions and a wide range of jobs. He has been at the University of Hull for the last fifteen years; his current role is Head of Student Experience working for Library and Learning Innovation. This is a departure from previous roles working in IT, moving away from responsibility for specifying and implementing the technology required to provide solutions to working with the users of the systems, particularly students and faculty, on what solutions should be offered.
Robert has also served on the Jasig Board and represented Jasic during merger talks with the Sakai community and is currently serving on the Apereo Board. He also has been acting as the Board liaison for the uMobile project helping lead the project through its successful Phase 1 and onwards to the just started Phase 2.
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