On October 5 & 6, representatives of Univesity Innovation Alliance—11 universities collaborating to find ways to increase student access to, and success in, higher education—met at the Ohio State University. Center for Ethics and Human Values Director Don Hubin led a panel of experts to explore the ethical implications of using predictive analytic tools on student data to enhance advising. The panelists were Margot Kaminski (Assistant Professor, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State), Owen King (Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Oberlin), and Timothy Renick (Vice Provost and Chief Enrollment Officer, Georgia State). Georgia State is a leader in the use of predictive analytics to enhance student advising and has, with a carefully designed program, increased student graduation rates and decreased time-to-degree.
Owen King, Margo Kaminski, and Don Hubin at UIA Panel on the Ethics of Predictive Analytics