Student Affairs Data Summit
Hosted by UGA Student Affairs

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Connect Student Affairs and Institutional Data to Benefit Students


About the Summit

Increasingly, student affairs has a significant role in institutional data conversations on student learning outcomes and academic indicators.

This summit will explore efforts by student affairs leaders to:

  • Effectively gather, analyze, and act on student affairs data
  • Integrate student affairs data with institutional data and models
  • Address legal and ethical concerns
  • Advocate for a more holistic, institution-wide approach to student learning and development and academic success
  • Advance the broader conversation on utilizing student affairs data


Event Schedule and Agenda

View the working schedule


Who Should Attend

Any student affairs or institutional research staff interested in more fully utilizing student affairs data and understanding student affairs contributions to learning outcomes and academic success indicators.

Expected attendees include senior student affairs officers, directors of student affairs learning, assessment, research, planning, data, and student success initiatives, and other related staff.

Please feel free to bring as many members of your teams as you like and share with other interested stakeholders. All are welcome.

Confirmed institutions currently include:

  • Auburn University
  • Augusta University
  • Clemson University
  • Duke University
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Gordon State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Middle Georgia State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Georgia
  • University of West Georgia
  • Virginia Tech


Costs and Registration

Cost is $40 per attendee, which includes a light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and conference materials. Registration is now open online.


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Beginning in fall 2016, NASPA began studying the role of student affairs in institutional data analytics efforts. The initial findings, released in April 2017, indicate that institutions primarily utilize academic data due to “limited capacity to gather accurate student engagement and behavioral data and connect them to the student information system” (Burke, Parnell, Wesaw, & Kruger, 2017). Simultaneous to NASPA’s study, chief student affairs officers across the nation identified a need for focused conversations on the utilization of data to inform operational decisions and strategies.

An initial questionnaire was sent to chief student affairs officers in September 2017 to gauge interest in participating in a conversation about utilizing student affairs and institutional data to empirically understand student affairs’ contributions to learning outcomes and academic success indicators. Respondents to that questionnaire received a follow-up message requesting details regarding topics of interest, conversation format (conference call vs. in-person summit), and ideal dates/location.

Results indicated interest in an in-person summit located in Atlanta, GA in mid to late February 2018. We have now selected a date and registration is open for the Student Affairs Data Summit, hosted by the University of Georgia.


Summit Preparation

Prior to the summit, participants will be asked to submit a summary of their data practices, using a simple template. Summaries will be used to refine the agenda. Compiled summaries will be also shared with participants in advance of and/or at the summit to reduce time spent talking about each institution’s specific data practices.

UGA Atlanta / Buckhead Campus

UGA Atlanta / Buckhead Campus

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Student Affairs Data Summit
Hosted by University of Georgia Student Affairs


Monday, February 19, 2018
8am - 5pm
University of Georgia – Atlanta / Buckhead Campus


Terry College of Business Executive Education Center
Live Oak Square
3475 Lenox Road NE Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30326

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Parking is located in the Live Oak Square Parking Deck on Kingsboro Road. After turning off of Lenox Road, the parking deck entrance will be on your left. Entrance to the lobby level is on the fourth level of the parking garage.


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Kara Fresk
Director of Student Affairs Learning and Strategic Initiatives
University of Georgia or 706.542.8229