Brodnick joins Strategic Initiatives as Vice President for Strategy and Innovation
Dr. Robert Brodnick has joined Strategic Initiatives to spearhead our Strategy and Innovation initiatives and roil out the newest version of our proven methodologies in strategy, innovation, and organizational development, supported by analytics and collaboration. He will also lead SII’s design thinking practice area.
This concurrent session deployed a transformative approach to strategic planning that enables continuing, expeditionary rethinking of vision, opportunities, solutions, value propositions, and strategies. This presentation reviewed a design for University of the Pacific, highlighting how the highly customized process crafts and executes strategy and builds organizational capacity through four distinct phases of the process: design, divergent thinking, convergent planning, and alignment. It realigned community thinking through broad-based symposia/discussions on the future of work, life, professional practice and opportunities.
This workshop developed the capacity of leaders from 47 colleges and universities to use A Toolkit for Building Organizational Capacity for Analytics, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to review the basic concepts of analytics organizational capacity—technology, processes and practices, people and skills, culture and behavior, and leadership—to learn how to assess readiness for analytics. After discussing how to craft and execute an action plan and strategy for building analytics organizational capacity for the campus and exploring how to integrate and leverage existing processes—strategic planning, strategic enrollment management, professional development, resource allocation, accreditation, and institutional effectiveness—participants learned how to create rapid victories demonstrating the power of evidence-based decision making, focus leadership on optimizing student success, and set stretch goals and targets. They also learned how to use all toolkit resources, including case studies illustrating best practices in optimizing student success through analytics and crafting action strategies to accelerate analytics capacity building.
This paper revisits the “4 R’s of Transformation” – realign, redesign, redefine, and reengineer –presented nearly 20 years ago by Norris and Dolence in Transforming Higher Education: A Vision for Learning in the 21st Century. This paper sets the stage for this conversation by exploring how the disruptive innovations facing higher education will require transformative change between now and 2020 and beyond. The contents are:
This paper is also posted on the SCUP MOJO on Disruptive Change. It is also available by clicking here.
Published by EDUCAUSE and developed by funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this report provides information about how leading institutions in higher education and vendors are building capacity in analytics to improve student success. The initial stage of this project was a survey of institutional practitioners and vendors to determine the state of practice and gaps between needs and solutions. We relied on a sampling of 40 leading institutions (recommended by practitioners and thought leaders in the field) to determine the sorts of analytics innovations and practices that are possible with current and emerging tools. Our sampling of leading solution providers provided insights on the changing strategies and toolsets offered. These companies also provided candid feedback on the state of analytics readiness of typical institutions they were encountering in the marketplace. This report also assesses the Capacity Gap and Talent Gap facing analytics in higher education and provides strategies for overcoming them.
A Toolkit for Building Organizational Capacity for Analytics is designed to help the leadership of organizations in higher education accelerate their analytics initiatives through immediate problem solving, longer-term capacity building, and extensive collaboration. Our primary focus is on leveraging analytics to optimize student success. But by building the analytics organizational capacity as the Toolkit suggests, institutions will also be able to solve even broader problems, enhance productivity, and improve institutional effectiveness. Along the way, they will purposefully create cultures of performance measurement and improvement. This resource is based on research and synthesis of current best practices in analytics in higher education, the current state of the higher education and knowledge industry, and likely future challenges and opportunities.
This session will lead participants through understanding how to utilize the templates and practices from A Toolkit for Building Organizational Capacity for Analytics. Institutions have to start where they are, guided by what others have done, and by what they dare to achieve from using analytics to optimize student success. We show how this is done. Using a template for action, participants will develop a strategic map for developing organizational capacity based on the issues they want to address, based on the level of development already in existence, and based on best practices of institutions like them.
This presentation will lead a group of Provosts through a discussion of how Optimizing Student Success through Leveraging Analytics can be an institutional strategy for improving institutional effectiveness and leading change. The session will focus on the following questions:
This session will convene a group of Provosts of AASCU institutions to describe how institutions need to respond to disruptive forces in two ways: 1) focusing on reinventing their legacy programs and 2) creating new programs, experiences and revenue streams made possible by disruptions. The session will discuss changes in strategy, business models, and emerging practices made possible by disruption. It will also provide guidance on changes in institutional planning processes, combining strategy, innovation, organizational development, all linked by analytics. This session builds on a background white paper that will be shared with participants before the Conference.
This session will engage convocation of learning analytics researchers and practitioner from across the globe, engaging in the following panel topics:
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