Data and Metrics
SESSION 1
10/21/2019
11:00 a.m. – Noon
SESSION 2
10/21/2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
SESSION 3
10/21/2019
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SESSION 4
10/22/2019
11:00 a.m. – Noon
SESSION 5
10/22/2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
SESSION 6
10/22/2019
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Sponsored by:  

Description:CUPA-HR has collected data for more than 50 years, and our salary surveys are now collecting more information than ever. For our flagship surveys — Administrators, Professionals, Staff, and Faculty — CUPA-HR is now collecting information on race/ethnicity, gender, age, and years in position. In addition, our surveys now collect information on department heads, adjunct faculty, faculty education, exempt status for professionals, turnover rates, and HR staff ratios. In this presentation, learn about new results from the 2018-19 data collection, as well as implications and action items for your own salary benchmarking, compliance, and diversity efforts. We will also demonstrate how to use CUPA-HR’s comprehensive data tool, DataOnDemand, to answer your strategic questions.
SPEAKERS:Adam Pritchard, Ph.D., Senior Survey Researcher, CUPA-HR
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics
Description:Employee financial well-being is a growing focus for employers across all sectors of the economy, including higher education. Retirement income security is integral to financial wellness, but other components matter as well. This session will examine financial well-being across full-time faculty, staff and administration at public and private non-profit colleges and universities, with a focus on retirement readiness. The discussion will leverage findings from the recently released Higher Education Financial Wellness Survey, a new joint initiative of CUPA-HR and the TIAA Institute. The survey provides HR leadership and staff with sector-specific workforce insights along the dimensions of retirement saving, planning, priorities and expectations, as well as broader financial standing and financial practices, including debt and debt management, non-retirement saving and use of financial advice.
SPEAKERS:Paul Yakoboski, Senior Economist, TIAA Institute, and Rob Shomaker, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CUPA-HR,
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards; Data and Metrics
Description:What recruitment metrics should savvy higher ed HR practitioners pay the most attention to? In this session, we will discuss the recruitment metrics higher ed institutions should be measuring and optimizing, including the percentage of candidates hired, mobile application rates and sourcing channel effectiveness.
SPEAKERS:Lori Koval, Associate Director, Talent Acquisition, University of Delaware, and Sarah Forbes, Senior Vice President of North America & EMEA, PageUp
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics; Strategy
Description:Determining the president’s compensation is one of the core fiduciary duties of a college or university governing board, but the process frequently occurs with little to no guidance or support from HR. This is an increasingly challenging responsibility with laws and regulations that provide guidance, but also constraint. Plus, knowing the decision will be made public to the government, media, faculty, students, parents and donors can create even more pressure. Learn how HR can provide guidance on the applicable laws and regulations, and effective practices governing boards can use to make sure compensation is fair, competitive and will stand up to public scrutiny. HR professionals who have a greater awareness of these laws, regulations and practices will be better able to provide support on this critical issue.
SPEAKERS:Andy Brantley, President and Chief Executive Officer, CUPA-HR; Thomas K. Hyatt, Partner, Dentons US LLP and Counsel to AGB, and Joseph S. Johnston Jr., Senior Consultant, AGB Search
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Data and Metrics
Description:Join Dr. Lorelle Espinosa, vice president for research at the American Council on Education (ACE) to discuss key findings from ACE’s seminal work, Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report. The report and its accompanying microsite, equityinhighered.org, includes over 200 quantitative indicators, including data from CUPA-HR, on race and ethnicity, secondary and postsecondary education, and labor market outcomes, as well as diversity among college and university staff, faculty and administrators. Dr. Espinosa will share lessons learned since the project’s launch in February, and will engage attendees around core data and issues in which ACE should focus its efforts in the next phase of this work.
SPEAKERS:Lorelle Espinosa, Vice President for Research, American Council on Education
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Data and Metrics; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:Learn how one university leveraged its technology resources and acquired key HR metrics and dashboard analytics to inform compliance initiatives and strengthen data-driven decision-making at the institution.
SPEAKERS:Lindsey Van Note, Senior Director of Human Resources Strategic Management, University of Georgia, and Heather Murray, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education, PeopleAdmin
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics
Description:Technology is an important investment. Because HR systems impact many stakeholders across campus, how technology changes are delivered are as important as what is implemented. Join industry experts to learn about experiences from other institutions so your campus can avoid common and costly mistakes. This session will touch on estimating effort, securing engagement and buy in, partnering with technical experts and vendors, facilitating design decisions, critical communication tips and shortening the learning and adoption curve. This will be an interactive session and participants are encouraged to bring both questions and advice for peers.
SPEAKERS:Dr. Tom Tonkin, Principal, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services, Cornerstone OnDemand; Mindy Young, Senior Consultant for Organizational Effectiveness, Sibson Consulting
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics; Strategy
Description:High turnover is expensive, inefficient and an indicator of low morale. Identifying and decreasing avoidable turnover is of strategic benefit to any higher ed institution, and it’s an effort HR can and should be driving. In this discussion, we’ll show you how to use data to benchmark your institution’s turnover rates, identify avoidable turnover and create a plan for decreasing avoidable turnover that involves creating the right workforce for your campus from the point of hire, engaging that workforce, and ultimately sustaining it through the “right” compensation and a flexible, diverse, equitable environment. Sound ambitious? It is. Learn how these processes into data-driven decisions can help you pinpoint problem areas, avoid bias, streamline your efforts, assess your progress in the years to come and establish HR as a source for strategic leadership in this area.
SPEAKERS:Marc Serrett, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, South Dakota State University, and Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph.D., Director of Research, CUPA-HR
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics