Steering Committee

Part of the Learning Analytics project, the Learning Analytics Steering Committee advises on the priorities and direction of the community engagement through research pilots (“LA Research and Community Engagement”) and technical infrastructure work (“LA Technical”), ensuring that the technical considerations meet the emerging needs and requirements from research pilots.

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Current Members

  • Simon Bates – Academic Director, CTLT (ex officio)
  • Marcela Hernandez – Chief Data Officer, Office of the CIO
  • Gregor Kiczales – Senior Advisor to the Provost, Digital Learning Strategy and Acting Executive Director, UBC Extended Learning
  • TBA – VP Academic and University Affairs, AMS
  • Patricia Lasserre (Chair) – Associate Provost, Enrolment & Academic Programs (Okanagan)
  • Chris Lovato – Interim Co-Director, School of Population & Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
  • Stephanie McKeown – Director, Okanagan Planning and Institutional Research
  • Claudio Pini – Director, Teaching and Learning Services, UBC IT (ex officio)
  • Mark Turin – Chair, First Nations and Endangered Languages Program, Acting Co-Director, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, and Associate Professor, Anthropology
  • Mary Lynn Young – Associate Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, Faculty of Arts
  • Bruno Zumbo – Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (MERM), Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, Faculty of Education

Non-voting Attendee


Terms of Reference

The role of the Learning Analytics Steering Committee is to:

  • Ensure the project’s scope aligns with the requirements of stakeholders.
  • Provide advice and guidance to (i) the community engagement/research and (ii) technical infrastructure working groups, to ensure that activities in these areas are applicable across UBC’s diverse academic contexts.
  • Report on progress to the LT Hub Leadership.

The Learning Analytics Steering Committee will have a particular focus on:

  • Ensuring that the technical infrastructure meets emerging stakeholder needs and follows existing standards and best practices.
  • Helping to balance conflicting priorities.
  • Evaluating areas of research focus for initial pilots.
  • Regular communication and exchange with the Learning Data Committee.

2017 Agenda Items

May 2017:

  • Overview of Project presentation
  • Reports from the Community Engagement/Research and Technical working groups
  • Discussion of draft Terms of Reference

September 2017:

  • Coming soon