Linda Baer , Senior Consultant, Linda L. Baer Consultant Linda's's Bio:
Linda L. Baer, senior consultant in higher education, has served over thirty-five years in executive-level positions including faculty, researcher, Senior Fellow with Civitas Learning, Senior Program Officer at the Gates Foundation, system senior vice chancellor, university senior vice president and interim president. Her ongoing focus is to inspire leaders to improve student success and transform institutions for the future. Baer presents and publishes on educational transformation, change agent leadership, and building capacity in analytics; including Analytics to Improve Student Success, Connecting the Dots: Assessment, Accountability, Analytics and Accreditation and a book chapter on Unleashing the Power of Learning Analytics. She has co-edited a book entitled An Analytics Handbook: From Evidence to Impact published by the Society for College and University Planning. Dr. Baer is committed to excellence through inspiring leaders to innovate, integrate and implement solutions to improve student success and build a sustainable future for higher education. She served on the national SCUP Board.
Colleen Carmean , Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Innovation, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Colleen's Bio:
Colleen Carmean serves as UW Tacoma's strategist for analytics, eLearning, and new pedagogies. Her research is in emergent learning and focuses on systems that bring together discovery, the user experience (UX), and assessment. She teaches critical thinking and applied computing.