Title: Ethical considerations to ensure that analytics help, never harm, students
Authors: Amy Laitinen - New America (United States) [presenting]
Iris Palmer - New America (United States)
Abstract: As higher education grapples with promoting student success using fewer resources, predictive analytics, the use of past data to forecast future outcomes, is a promising solution. But like all powerful tools, it must be used well. New America has conducted research into what it looks like to use predictive analytics ethically. We will present some of the challenges of implementing predictive analytics from recruiting and enrolment through graduation. It will also provide guiding practices to ensure these tools are used ethically.