SoLAR Flare: Purdue

SoLAR Flare Practitioner’s Conference:
Using Analytics to Create Real Solutions for Real Problems
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
October 1-3, 2012

The challenges facing higher education in the United States and abroad are wide ranging with varying degrees of urgency. In many cases, the use of academic analytics to address some of these challenges is being considered – but generally on a small, highly-localized scale that makes them difficult to justify and continue long-term.

The use of “big data” to address challenges in higher education requires ideas for collaboration, development, implementation, scaling, and promulgation. At the SoLAR Flare Practitioner’s Conference, you’ll have an opportunity to work with a team of faculty, staff, and administrators from various institutions on challenges to develop big ideas to be put into practice. The working groups will produce real solutions to real problems.

We believe that collaboration across institutional and commercial boundaries is the only way to fully address the challenges facing higher education today. We look forward to working with people with different roles and perspectives of the education sector to develop solutions for these challenges – and potentially bringing them to fruition. We hope to have you join us as well.

The proceedings from the Purdue SoLAR Flare are now available here. The file is designed to be printed as a book (double sided) on 8 1/2″ X 11″ paper. If you print the file out without printing it double sided, there will be blank pages throughout the document.

The conference schedule is available here.
Conference materials are available here (password required).

Follow the links below to learn more about the conference, registration, travel & lodging, and other information.

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