In collaboration with Curry College, our upcoming Meetup event is focused on showcasing the many ways in which A.I. is impacting and will continue to impact Higher Ed in the future. We will be joined by a series of presenters, ranging from artificial intelligence experts to Higher Ed CIOs, to discuss some of the projects and tech that they’re utilizing to help achieve institutional goals.
We will be meeting at 7:30 AM. Presentations will begin around 8 AM and will continue into Q&A until around 9 AM, with a networking session to cap off the event. We will be updating this page with logistical information as it becomes available.
PLEASE NOTE: NO SALES WILL BE ALLOWED DURING THIS MEETING.
Learn more about this event’s presentations and presenters below:
PILOTING A.I. IN CE/GRAD MARKETING AND RECRUITING
Deborah Gelch (Curry College) | Andrew Bauer (5HD)
Curry College has partnered with 5HD for digital marketing services since 2016. As part of a pilot program, 5HD is leveraging Salesforce’s Einstein AI products to help achieve these goals. Key focus areas include: optimizing messaging based on time and likelihood of leads to convert, benchmarking expected vs. actual likelihood to convert, forecasting app/enrollment volume, and identifying top positive and negative factors in lead conversion.
USING A.I. TO HELP STUDENTS LEARN "HOW TO COLLEGE"
Daren Hubbard (Wayne State University)
In April 2018, Wayne State University began experimenting with a conversational artificial intelligence tool—also known as a "chatbot." The chatbot, developed by AdmitHub, helps prospective students successfully apply to and enroll in a college or university by answering their questions through text and mobile messaging. Marrying AI with a conversational tone, our chatbot—named "W the Warrior," after our mascot—helped boost enrollment by 14.6 percent, including an 18 percent increase in first-generation students and a 13 percent increase in Pell-eligible students.
EXPERIENCES AND SUCCESSES USING A.I. FOR FINANCIAL MODELING
Carol Thomas (New England College)
E=mC 2. New England College has successfully harnessed the power of Einstein Analytics and Discovery to analyze the enrollment funnel, adapt and change strategies during the admissions cycle, and develop predictive and forecasting models. The presentation will include an overview of management and analytic strategies, the specific challenges NEC is addressing, and their overall results.
USING A.I. TO SCHEDULE THE RIGHT COURSES AT THE RIGHT TIME
Justin Wenig (Coursedog) and TBD
Coursedog is an all-in-one schedule and curriculum planning platform for Higher Ed, integrated tightly with all major SIS systems. Coursedog utilizes AI genetic algorithms to help institutions optimize their class schedule plans and offer the right courses at the right times, in the right rooms. Coursedog works with 55 universities including Columbia University, UCLA, and BYU to streamline class schedule, curriculum, and catalog planning
Andrew Bauer is the Director of Engineering at 5HD Agency. As part of his daily work, he gets to oversee all the cutting-edge projects the agency is pursuing. His years of experience span the entire IT organization — from behind the support desk, to managing 6,400+ sites at Boston University, to planning and executing marketing technology strategy at scale. His data-driven approach to implementation helps bridge the gap between sales, marketing, and technical teams.
Deborah Gelch is the CIO of Curry College.
Daren Hubbard is the CIO of Wayne State University.
Carol Thomas is the CIO of New England College.
Justin Wenig is CEO and Co-Founder of Coursedog. He started Coursedog as a student at Columbia University, where he became curious about how schools decide to offer certain courses. 3 years later, Justin has been featured in EdSurge, TechCrunch and has helped Coursedog raise 1.5M in venture capital and become the fastest growing software company in Higher Ed.