Useful, Usable, and Actionable: How Faculty Can Use Data to Improve Student Success

Based on their book Creating a Data-Informed Culture at Community Colleges (Harvard Education Press, 2017), Brad Phillips and Jordan Horowitz bring a renowned fun and lighthearted approach to data informed practice. This webinar provides five tips designed to help faculty identify what data is important to them, turn that data into useful information, and make use of the information to inform their practice and improve their teaching and learning.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Participants learn to use data to inform their teaching and learning efforts and improve student success.
  2. Participants identify indicators that are useful, usable, and actionable and learn how to request these from their institutional research department.
  3. Participants learn how to present information in ways that tell a compelling story and engage with their colleagues to use data in support of student success.

Dr. Brad C. Phillips President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC), leads the organization’s focus on improving educational practice and outcomes in schools, colleges and universities. He has pioneered the collaborative collection and sharing of data across educational segments; the effective use of meaningful data; and its connection to educator use and institutional change. He is also the co-author of the book Creating A Data-Informed Culture In Community Colleges, published by Harvard Education Press.
He is an IEBC Caring Campus coach, a frequent keynote speaker, author of numerous articles, and recipient of recognitions and honors. He has served as a data facilitator for Achieving the Dream; member of the Advisory Board of the Texas Student Success Center, member of the California Guided Pathways Advisory Board and is an Ambassador with the Leap of Reason national initiative.
Dr. Phillips holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University Northridge and a master’s degree in psychology from California State University Los Angeles. Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, he worked as a therapist in community mental health. He earned his doctorate in psychology with an emphasis in research methods and statistics from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Phillips is the founder of both the California Partnership for Achieving Student Success (Cal-PASS) and IEBC.

Jordan E. Horowitz is the chief operating officer at the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC). He has extensive experience in improving data use at educational institutions, educational partnerships, and improving postsecondary student success. Prior to joining IEBC he was the senior project director in evaluation research at WestEd, where he was employed for 16 years. Horowitz co-authored the book Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges: A New Model for Educators with Brad Phillips, which is available from Harvard Education Press. He has conducted a number of national webinars and is an experienced coach, working with colleges to improve student success by changing data habits, engaging in behaviors that improve student connectedness, and using continuous improvement cycles. Horowitz holds a bachelor’s degree in human development and public policy from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and master’s degree in counseling psychology from the same institution. He also received a master’s degree in applied social psychology from The Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, CA.

Please Note:

Only those attending the LIVE webinar will receive a certificate of attendance. Thank you!