Precision Academics, at its core, is the practice of using digital data from student learning activities to inform and improve instruction. Just as the practice of precision medicine is being driven by extensive laboratory and clinical data that now can be parsed, mined, and focused into solutions for ever more finely grained categories of individuals – precision academics is technology-enabled, data-informed, and empirically-evidenced instruction.
During the 2018-19 academic year, the USG Precision Academics Workgroup will produce and promote activities to:
- Create awareness of the precepts, paradigms, and possibilities of precision academics.
- Develop an understanding of the emerging and exemplar practices and practitioners of precision academics.
- Foster discussion and discovery activities that develop an ability for USG faculty and institutions to adopt, adapt, and support precision academics designs and methods.
- Tuesday, October 2 at 3PM: Webinar featuring a keynote from Dr. Tristan Denley, USG Chief Academic Officer
- Fall 2018 – Date TBD: Webinar featuring Georgia State University’s student success initiatives and adaptive learning program
- Spring 2019 – Date TBD: Webinar featuring Georgia Tech’s efforts around data-informed instructional design
- Summer 2019 – Date and Location TBD: Chancellor’s Summit on Precision Academics
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