On-Demand Webinar

Support Priority Populations with a Better Data Ecosystem: How University of Montana is Enhancing the Experience and Outcomes of Native American Students

Is your institution ready to support a priority population?

At the University of Montana, leaders wanting to improve support for Native American students found themselves with lots of questions and no easy way to get answers. Which students aren’t enrolling because of the cost of college? How do students self-identify their ethnicity, and is that maximizing their access to financial support? How are they engaging with experiential learning?

Supported in part by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation*, the University and EAB’s Edify team have been working to develop, design, and implement a way to answer those questions and more by unifying data from sources across campus. This is the Data for Student Equity Project.



Pavani Reddy

Managing Director, Product Development at EAB
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Brian Reed, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost for Student Success at University of Montana

Zach Rossmiller

Chief Information Officer at University of Montana
The Data for Student Equity Project is reshaping the data and technology ecosystem at University of Montana to improve the experience and outcomes for Native American students. During this on-demand webinar, leaders from EAB and University of Montana will share the project’s initial learnings. You’ll see a demonstration of two prototype dashboards—one to identify financial barriers Native American students face and one to explore career pathways—and get an inside look at the design thinking process that led to their creation.

You’ll also hear the University’s projections for the impact this work will have on enrollment, retention, and career success for Native American students, and learn how you can explore similar work to support a specific student population at your institution.

You can explore the Data for Student Equity Project more at this interactive website.

*This work was funded, in part, by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The views expressed are those of the presenters and should not be attributed to the foundation.

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