Student Success Learning Institute

Join St. Louis Graduates for our newest professional development opportunity focused on college completion strategies!

Data Dashboards & Analytics to Foster Student Success


Monday, February 26th

10 AM to 3 PM
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO

Registration is full! We look forward to a terrific day of learning!

Thanks to The Commerce Bank Foundation and The Pettus Foundation for support of this professional development program.

Agenda Topics

The workshop agenda focuses on creating data systems and using them to support students across campus departments.
  • Developing a cross-sector dashboard: Key decisions to create an effective data system
  • Integrating academic and behavioral metrics into dashboard design
  • Identifying the right data platform
  • Reducing silos and building partnerships on campus to support students
  • Engaging faculty in an early alert system
  • Transforming data analytics into student success

Who Should Attend

  • Higher education administrators from Missouri and Illinois institutions who are focused on supporting low-income students, first-generation students, and/or students of color
  • Institutional leaders in data systems and analytics, institutional research, student support, academic support, TRiO, and related programs
  • Faculty who are part of early alert and student support programs

About the Student Success Learning Institute

The Student Success Learning Institute is designed as a forum where higher education colleagues share with one another effective strategies to support low-income students, first-generation students and students of color to graduation with less debt.
In 2017, St. Louis Graduates commissioned a report to identify colleges and universities most effectively graduating underrepresented students with less debt - and to articulate the strategies the institutions are using to support students. The resulting report, Degrees With Less Debt: Effective Higher Education Strategies for Underrepresented Student Populations, was produced by the Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) with support from Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority (MOHELA). 
The five institutions recognized in the report include Maryville University, Missouri State University, Southeast Missouri State University, the University of Central Missouri, and Webster University. Representatives and students of the five institutions have shared what is working on their campuses in the written report and through several conferences over the past year. Their lessons learned include five cross-cutting themes: committed university leadership, a coordinated and caring community, early college experiences, flexible and sufficient financial aid, and just-in-time academic supports.
While the data indicate the five institutions are doing note-worthy work, the leaders of these colleges and universities are committed to ongoing learning from one another, and from other colleagues across the state. This Student Success Learning Institute workshop is the first in a series of workshops to discuss components of effective student support strategies. The Institute is starting with data and analytics as the connective tissue binding effective academic, financial, and social/emotional supports together. University of Central Missouri is a recognized leader in this space and has graciously agreed to serve as the host and convener for this workshop dedicated to learning in a spirit of collaboration and a commitment to students first.
We hope you will join us!

Student Success Learning Institute Planning Committee

  • Maxwell Artis, Life Coach, Maryville University
  • Trent T. Ball, Assistant Vice President for Academic Diversity and Outreach, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Elizabeth Eckelkamp, Associate Provost for Student Success, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Erica J. Ellard, M.A.T.. Director, Academic Resource Center, Webster University
  • Karen Goos, Ph.D., Interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, University of Central Missouri 
  • Tracey Glaessgen, Ph.D., Assistant Director, First-Year Programs, Missouri State University
  • Jen McCluskey, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Success, Maryville University
Email questions to:
  • Janet Holt, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and consultant to St. Louis Graduates
  • Laura Winter, Project Director, St. Louis Graduates