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Eliminating Equity Gaps through Data and Analytics

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2021 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

For the past decade, Georgia State University has been at the leading edge of demographic shifts in the southeast.  While doubling the numbers of non-white and low-income students it enrolls, the university has simultaneously committed to the use of data to inform systematic institutional change, raising its graduation rates by 60% and eliminating achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, and income-level. Through a discussion of innovations including chat bots, predictive analytics, and completion grants, the session will cover lessons learned from Georgia State’s transformation and outline several practical and low-cost steps that campuses can take to improve outcomes for underserved students.


Timothy Renick

Executive Director | National Institute for Student Success

Timothy Renick is the founding Executive Director of the National Institute for Student Success and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University. Between 2008-2020, he directed the student success efforts of the university, overseeing among the fastest improving graduation rates in the nation and the elimination of equity gaps based on students’ race, ethnicity or income level. A summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Renick holds his M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University.