Governance

The Executive Committee holds ultimate authority over the Society as representatives of the members

Executive Committee members serve two-year terms, staggered every two years (i.e., half of the board is vacated and up for election biennially). Paid members suggest nominations to be put to the members for election. To learn more about the Society and the SoLAR Executive Committee, please review the Society’s Organizing documents.

To stay up to date with the decisions and actions of the society, please review the Executive Committee’s Monthly Agendas and Decisions Summaries.

Executive Committee

The Current members of the Society for Learning Analytics Research Executive Board are:

Officers

SoLAR President

SoLAR President: Maren Scheffel, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Vice President: Simon Buckingham Shum, University of Technology Sydney

Vice President: Simon Buckingham Shum, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Member at large: Yi-Shan Tsai, University of Edinburgh, UK

Vice President: Yi-Shan Tsai, Monash University, Australia

Secretary: Ioana Jivet, TU Delft, Netherlands

Member at large: Isabel Hilliger, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Treasurer: Isabel Hilliger, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Members At-Large

Shibani Antonette, University of Technology Sydney

Member at Large: Shibani Antonette, University of Technology Sydney

Member at Large: Roger Azevedo, University of Central Florida, United States

Member at large: Bodong Chen, University of Minnesota, USA

Member at large: Bodong Chen, University of Minnesota, USA

Member at large: Nia Dowell, University of California, Irvine, USA

Member at large: Nia Dowell, University of California, Irvine, USA

Student Member: Rogers Kaliisa, University of Oslo, Norway

Member at large: Bart Rienties, Open University, United Kingdom

Member at large: Anouschka van Leeuwen,  Utrecht University

Member at large: Anouschka van Leeuwen, Utrecht University

Management

  • Executive Manager: Grace Lynch, University of New England, Australia
  • Event and Management Coordinator: Nicole Hoover, USA

Past Executive Members

In addition to current executive committee members, several more people served Learning Analytics community as the Members of the Executive Committee. SoLAR is eternally grateful for their service and help in shaping what the Society is today. Those people are:

  • George Siemens, University of South Australia, Australia
    • Lifetime Member, 2016-Present
    • Founding President, 2013-2015
  • Dragan Gašević, Monash University, Australia
    • President, 2015-2016
    • President-Elect, 2013-2014
  • Stephanie Teasley, University of Michigan, USA
    • President, 2017-2018
    • President-Elect, 2016
    • Member at Large, 2014-2015
  • Abelardo Pardo, University of South Australia, Australia
    • President, 2020-2021
    • President-Elect, 2019-2020
  • Alyssa Wise, New York University, USA
    • Treasurer, 2016-2017
    • Member at Large, 2014-2015
  • Craig Thompson, University of British Columbia, Canada
    • Treasurer, 2019-2020
  • Phillip Long, Nexford University, USA
    • Vice-president, 2015-2016
    • Member at Large, 2014
  • Leah Macfadyen, University of British Columbia, Canada
    • Secretary, 2017-2018
    • Member at Large, 2015-2016
  • Rebecca Ferguson, The Open University, UK
    • Member at Large, 2016-2019
  • Hiroaki Ogata, Kyoto University, Japan
    • Member at Large, 2018-2019
  • Shane Dawson, University of South Australia, Australia
    • Treasurer, 2014-2015
    • Secretary, 2013-2014
  • Xavier Ochoa, New York University, USA
    • Vice-President, 2014-2019
    • Member at Large, 2017-2019
  • Vitomir Kovanovic, University of South Australia, Australia
    • Secretary, 2019-2020
    • Member at Large, 2017-2018
  • Sasha Poquet, University of South Australia, Australia
    • Vice-President, 2019-2020
    • Member at Large, 2017-2018
  • Caroline Haythornthwaite, Syracuse University, USA
    • Secretary, 2014-2016
  • Srećko Joksimović, University of South Australia, Australia
    • Member at Large, 2017-2018
    • Student Member, 2015-2016
  • Hendrik Draschler, University of Frankfurt, Germany & Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands
    • Member at Large, 2014-2018
  • Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    • Member at Large, 2013-2014
  • Chris Brooks, University of Michigan, USA
    • Member at Large, 2017-2018
  • Drew Paulin, University of California at Berkeley, USA
    • Member at Large, 2016-2017
  • Shenita Ray, Georgetown University, USA
    • Member at Large, 2018-2019
  • Nancy Law, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    • Member at Large, 2014
 
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