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

  • Marcela Hernandez – Chief Data Officer, Office of the CIO
  • Christina Hendricks – Academic Director, The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (ex officio)
  • Max Holmes – VP Academic and University Affairs, AMS
  • Gregor Kiczales – Senior Advisor to the Provost, Digital Learning Strategy
  • Patricia Lasserre (Chair) – Associate Provost, Enrolment & Academic Programs (Okanagan)
  • Kim McGrail – Scientific Director, Population Data BC, and Data Director, BC Academic Health Sciences Network
  • Stephanie McKeown – Director, Okanagan Planning and Institutional Research
  • Claudio Pini – Director, Teaching and Learning Services, UBC IT (ex officio)
  • Patrick Walls – Instructor, Mathematics
  • Mary Lynn Young – Associate Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, Faculty of Arts

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.

2018 Agenda Items

February 2018:

  • Update on Learning Data Committee
  • Review and discussion of Learning Analytics deliverables

October 2018

  • Executive Summary from Year 1 Report
  • Plan for Year 2

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:

  • Review of revised Terms of Reference
  • Update on Learning Data Committee
  • Presentation on University Data Model
  • Update on Learning Analytics Project

November 2017:

  • Review draft Purpose and Principles document
  • Project updates
  • Project presentations and discussion