2017 Schedule

Tuesday, May 2,  2017

Workshop: Power BI Fundamentals
  Fred Kaffenberger,  PowerPivotPro.com
  8 a.m. – Noon

Benchmarking Conference Convenes 

Opening Keynote
1-2:15 p.m.  

Maria Harper-Marinick
Chancellor of the Maricopa Community College District

Breakout Session I
2:30-3:20 p.m.

Speaking with One Voice
Maggie Kost, Missouri Community College Association

A Balanced Scorecard Approach to Strategic Planning
Lindsay Swiss and Kristy Bishop, Westmoreland County Community College

Breakout Session II
3:30-4:20 p.m.

Speed Dataing
Moderator:  Melissa M.Giese, Metropolitan Community College

Implementing Higher Education Decision Cost and Revenue Analytics Best Practices at JCCC
Anthony Pember & Mark Lemon, Grant Thorton and Susan Rider, Johnson County Community College

Conference Reception
4:20-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3,  2017


Keynote II
8:30-9:45 a.m. 

John O’Brien
President and CEO of Educause

Breakout Session III
10-10:50 a.m.

Federal Postsecondary Data Policy Implications for Institutions
Amanda Janice Roberson and Jamey Rorison, Institute for Higher Education Policy

Unlock the Power of Your Data with Campus Labs
Cathy Fowler, Campus Labs

Breakout Session IV
11-11:50 a.m.

Redesigning Program Review to Align Academic Programs with Workforce Demand
Cory Clasemann-Ryan, Ivy Tech

The Future of College Student Surveys
Stephen R. Porter and Paul D. Umbach, North Carolina State University and Percontor


General Session
1:00-1:50 p.m.

How to Use Predictive Analytics Ethically
Manuela Ekowo, New America

Breakout Session VI
2:-2:50 p.m.

Applying Demand Analysis and Benchmarking in Strategically Resourcing Academic Programs
Tony Honeycutt, Somerset Community College and John Barnshaw, Ad Astra

Power BI for Canvas and Banner
Charles Perkins, Brenda Moreno, Angie Hicks, Caicey Crutcher, Barton County Community College

Networking & Sponsor Dessert Break
2:50-3:30 p.m.

General Session – Panel:  Executive Leadership:  Using IR Today and Tomorrow 
3:30-5 p.m.

Executive Leaders: Using IR Today and Tomorrow
Moderator: Randy Swing, Higher Education Consultant and Former Executive Director of AIR

Cliff Davis, President of Ozark Technical College, Table Rock
Kristy Bishop, VP Academic Affairs, Westmoreland College
Baz Abouelenein, Chief Information Officer, Kansas City Kansas Community College


Thursday, May 4,  2017


Keynote IV
8:30-9:45 a.m.

Randy Swing
Higher Education Consultant, Former Executive Director of AIR

Breakout Session VII
10:00-10:50 a.m.

Graduation with Purpose: Discussion About Workforce outcomes
Randy L. Swing, Ph.D., Higher Education Consultant

Academic Program Selection and Assessment
Bob Atkins, Gray Associates, Inc

Breakout Session VIII
11:00-11:50 a.m.

Initiating and Assessing New Dual-Enrollment Programs
Thomas A. Wheeler, Metropolitan Community College

Integrating Student Tracking and Feedback to Guide Student Success
Edward Hummingbird, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute 

Workshop: Exploring the Benchmarking Institute Projects
Lou Guthrie and Michelle Taylor, National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Thanks to our 2017 gold sponsors.

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