Assistant Vice Provost for Information Technology Serves as Panelist at 2016 EDUCAUSE Conference

November 08, 2016

by Nicole Duff at 7:28 AM in Campus Community, Interesting, Projects


(From left to right: Melinda Karp, Ph.D., Elizabeth Dooley, Ph.D. and Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D. moderating a session during the 2016 EDUCAUSE Conference.)

Assistant Vice Provost for Information Technology Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D. served as a panelist at this year's EDUCAUSE conference held October 25-28 in Anaheim, California. Dr. Kenon along with Assistant Director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Columbia University Melinda Karp, Ph.D. and the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Central Florida Elizabeth Dooley, Ph.D. led a breakout session on the subject "Institutional Programs for Student Success: The Next Wave- Part 1."

The 50-minute session enabled the moderators to share their experiences with various technologies that have been implemented at their respective institutions to help streamline the advising process for students, advisors and faculty. During the session, Dr. Kenon discussed some of the technologies that UTSA has implemented, such as the online degree auditing tool DegreeWorks and its plans to implement the Education Advisory Board's Student Success Collaborative (EAB/SSC), which is set for a spring 2017 rollout. The panel also answered detailed questions from the audience on the current status of the tools at our campus as well as future plans and goals.


(Samples of the DegreeWorks marketing currently underway at UTSA.)

The Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) grant provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partially funded the marketing and mobile integration efforts for both the EAB/SSC and DegreeWorks as well as provided support for training opportunities and professional development.

Each year, EDUCAUSE members convene to discuss IT best practices, experiences and strategies employed to improve learning and student success.

For more information about EDUCAUSE, please visit

To learn more about iPASS, click here.

To access UTSA DegreeWorks, click here.

To learn more about the EAB/SSC, please visit

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