“Beyond Office Hours: High-Impact Advising” explores the importance of undergraduate advising in improving student outcomes. Guests from The Boston Consulting Group, Georgia State University, Florida State University, and Montgomery County Community College discuss emerging research on the ROI of advising reforms, promising institutional strategies, and where advising is heading.
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Allison Bailey is a senior partner and managing director with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). As the leader of the education and people and organization practices, she works with clients across the education sector.
Nithya Vaduganathan is a partner and managing director with BCG. She helps lead the education practice, and works with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on analyzing the ROI of student success interventions.
Renée Laverdière is a principal with BCG. She is a member of the Educational Practice and co-leads its work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on analyzing the ROI of student success interventions.
Karen Laughlin is dean of Undergraduate Studies, and an associate professor of English at Florida State University. She has helped lead student success efforts that place Florida State’s four-year graduation rate among the top 15 public universities nationally.
Philip Needles is vice president of Student Services at Montgomery County Community College, Pennsylvania. He previously served as dean of Business and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, overseeing the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Virtual Campus, and the Center for Workforce Development.
Timothy Renick is senior vice president for Student Success, vice provost, and a professor of religious studies at Georgia State University. He directs the student success and enrollment efforts, overseeing among the fastest improving graduation rates in the nation and the elimination of all achievement gaps.
Melinda Mechur Karp is the founder of Phase Two Advisory, a consulting firm focused on evidence-based reforms. Previously, she was the assistant director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC), Teachers College, Columbia University, where she led work on iPASS and advising reform.
Casey Green, the moderator and co-producer of To A Degree, is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of eLearning and information technology in American higher education. Check out his blog, Digital Tweed, and follow him on Twitter at @DigitalTweed.