The Student Success Analytics Community of Practice promotes, educates, and furthers a network of CU Boulder student success practitioners with a desire to improve student success through the use of analytics. We meet once a month to share knowledge and engage in conversation on how the CU Boulder community is using data to impact student success. You can peruse all the various student success initiatives that CU Boulder is engaged in on our Padlet Initiative Collection.

How to Join

The community of practice meets virtually once a month on Thursdays from 3 to 4pm. Email Melinda Easter at to participate and join the conversation on MS Teams.

Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Meetings

Meeting Topic Presenter(s) Recordings and Presentations
May 12 TBD    
April 14 TBD    
March 10 TBD    
February 10 TBD    
January 13 Cancelled --  
December 9 JEDI Initiative Suzanne Soled Recording
November 11 Student Success at CSU      Ryan Barone, CSU


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October 14 Data-Informed Student Success Initiatives Megan Harris and Mike Simmons


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September 9 Canvas Insights James Ashby  
August 12 Cancelled --  

Spring/Summer 2021 Meetings

Our theme for Spring 2021 focuses on courses and the role of faculty in student success. Community of Practice meetings throughout this term will include presentations and conversation that revolve around that theme.

Meeting Topic Presenter(s) Recordings and Presentations
February 11 Cancelled. Participants encouraged to attend the Data Community of Practice meeting with Tim Renick, Senior VP of Student Success at Georgia State University --



March 11 Computer Science Instructors and TA Trainings: Growth Mindset and Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment Ken Anderson Recording
April 8 IDEA Retention Committee Seth Spielman, David Meens, Tanida Ruampant, Lisa Flores, Teresa Hernandez, Quiana Martin Recording
May 13 Teaching Quality Framework (TQF) and Quality Teaching Initiative (QTI) Noah Finkelstein, Sarah Andrews, Heidi Loshbaugh Recording (passcode: 10sazCq.)
June 10 Institutional Assessment: Turning Institutional Data into Action Stephanie Foster and Amy Nakatani