Leah P. Macfadyen
University of British Columbia
Leah P. Macfadyen is program director, evaluation and learning analytics in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia. She leads a variety of learning analytics and academic analytics projects to better inform student support and planning at many levels. Her research has focused on e-learning, culture and communication in virtual learning environments, and the challenges of implementing learning analytics at scale.
George Rehrey is the director of Indiana University’s scholarship of teaching and learning program, leading efforts to support instructors as they transform their courses, conduct classroom research, collect evidence of student learning, form communities of transformation, and disseminate their work. He leads the Student Learning Analytics program, which helps faculty use analytics at the course, program and curricular level to improve student learning and success.
Dennis Groth is the vice provost for undergraduate education at Indiana University Bloomington and an associate professor of informatics. His responsibilities include initiatives aimed at enhancing student success, faculty excellence in teaching, and programs in academic advising, career development, undergraduate student support, engaged learning and undergraduate research, general education assessment, and academic student support.
Linda Shepard is senior assistant vice provost for undergraduate education and director of assessment and research at Indiana University Bloomington, where she helps oversee development of institutional research resources for campus policy, strategic initiatives and assessment. She supports the Student Learning Analytics program by provisioning access to student data, ensuring compliance to federal and campus standards, facilitating knowledge of tools and data, and providing analytical support to learning fellows.
Jake Kaupp is the assessment and quality assurance coordinator and educational researcher at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. He provides leadership and support for programs in quality and accreditation matters and is part of the Faculty Teaching and Learning Team. He supports program quality and improvement efforts by providing a variety of data, visualization and analytic services across the faculty. He is involved in many institution-wide educational research projects focusing on assessment leveraging the data from these projects to engage instructors and promote cultural change.
University of Saskatchewan
Jim Greer is the senior strategist for learning analytics at the University of Saskatchewan. He formerly directed the University Learning Centre and the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness. He has worked for many years on institutional quality improvement and supporting faculty in adopting evidence-informed teaching practices.
University of California, Davis
Marco Molinaro is the assistant vice provost for educational effectiveness at UC Davis, where he oversees the Center for Educational Effectiveness. The center provides support for learning and teaching, instructional research and development, and educational analytics. Through the center, he is leading a university-wide effort to improve undergraduate student success. He has over 20 years of educational experience creating and leading applications of technology for instruction, scientific visualization and simulation, tools for evidence-based instructional actions, and curriculum development and evaluation.