JUNE 5-7, 2019

Intercontinental Boston Waterfront Hotel
Boston, MA








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Our 2018 Eduventures Summit Agenda

6:00pm – 8:00pmRegistration and Opening Reception
Intercontinental Boston Waterfront Hotel
Thursday, June 14, 2018
7:30am – 8:30am
Registration and Breakfast
8:30am – 8:40am
Welcome and Agenda Review
Day 2 Morning: Demand and Enrollment Drivers
Day 2 Afternoon: Enhancing the Student Experience
Day 3 Morning: Tracking Student Outcomes

Richard Garrett, Eduventures Chief Research Officer at NRCCUA
8:40am – 9:00am
Opening Remarks
Patrick Vogt, CEO, NRCCUA
9:00am – 10:00am
Opening Keynote Presentation
Leadership in Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer-Prize Award Winning Author and Presidential Historian
10:00am – 10:15am
The Value of Engaging with Unfamiliar Perspectives
Zachary R. Wood
10:15am – 11:00am
Keynote Presentation
Higher Education and the American Dream: Fulfilling the Promise
Lynn Pasquerella, President, AAC&U
11:00am – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:00am
Keynote Presentation
How Transparency in College Costs and Outcomes Drive Consumer Behavior
Nick Ducoff, Co-Founder and CEO, Edmit
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Sponsored Lunch Breakouts
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Concurrent Workshops
  • The Next Chapter in Online Learning: Will it Expand the Degree or Boost Alternatives?

  • Adapting Recruiting Practices for Undergraduate Student Mindsets

  • Student Success: Defining and Aligning Your Technology

  • Converting Adult Learner Mindsets into Action

  • Introducing the Student Sentiment Survey: 5 New Realities in Recruitment Marketing

  • Enrollment Analytics Workshop: Segmentation and Messaging Best Practices
2:15pm – 3:00pm
Keynote Presentation
Follow the Data: Transitioning from Millennial to Gen Z
Kim Reid, Eduventures Principal Analyst at NRCCUA
3:00pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Leveraging Strengths of Partners to Scale Globally: The Story of SNHU’s Global Education Movement
Robert Hill and Tujiza Uwituze

The Might of a Mission: Mobilizing Students to Graduate with A Major and A Mantra
Tevin Ali
4:15pm – 5:00pmKeynote Presentation
Transforming Higher Ed by Listening to Consumers
Carol D'Amico, Executive Vice President, Mission Advancement and Philanthropy, Strada Education Network
5:00pm – 5:30pm
Innovation Awards Presentation
Patrick Vogt, CEO, NRCCUA
Cara Quackenbush, Eduventures Vice President of Research at NRCCUA
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Innovation Awards Reception
Friday, June 15, 2018
7:30am – 8:15am
Breakfast Breakout
AIR and Eduventures Joint Research:
A Discussion of the 2018 National Survey of Postsecondary Competency-Based Education

Howard Lurie, Eduventures Principal Analyst at NRCCUA
Kelle Parsons, CBE researcher at AIR
Ceri Jones, Director of Analyst Relations, Ellucian
7:30am – 8:30am
General Breakfast
8:30am – 9:30am
Keynote Presentation
Does Online Higher Education Reduce Inequality? Exploring the Geography of the Market
Richard Garrett, Eduventures Chief Research Officer at NRCCUA
9:30am – 10:15am
Q&A Session
Trump, ED, and HEA: What to Expect
Michael Goldstein, Founder and Senior Counsel, Cooley LLP
Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed
10:15am – 10:30am
10:30am – 11:15am
A Learning Ecosystem Designed for the Future of Work
Beth Bean and Andrew Hanson, Strada Education Network

How I was able to live. And learn.
Andi Phillip, former Capella Student
11:15am – 12:00pm
Technology Discussion
Data Management Strategies ≠ Information Oriented Culture
Justin Sloan, Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness & Planning, Chief Data Officer, St. Edward's University
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Closing Keynote Presentation
Intergenerational Mobility and Higher Education in America: New Findings from Big Data
John Friedman, Director, Equality of Opportunity Project, Associate Professor of Economics, Brown University
12:45pm – 1:30pm
Box Lunch/Departures


What We Learned This Year: Eduventures Analysts Reflect on 2018

For this post, we asked five Eduventures analysts to reflect on a simple question: What did you learn this year? As their answers revealed, quite a lot.

For example, we learned more about how much prospective student priorities really shift from application to enrollment (hint: more than you might think). We compared the impact of advertising—and other marketing channels—on both Gen Z (growing) and adults seeking various types of credentials (mixed).

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Grading the Accuracy of our 2018 Higher Ed Predictions

Back in January, I made three higher education predictions for 2018. This Wake-Up Call examines whether this year’s forecasts panned out. My 2018 conjectures were nothing if not ambitious. Throwing precedent and experience out the window, I predicted:

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