On demand webinar


Understanding and Using Your Data on Adult Learners

January 2023

In higher education, we often have more data than we know what to do with. Despite this, don't let important data about adult learners sit on a shelf!
In this webinar, Barry Darnell, Senior Director of Higher Education Initiatives at CAEL, will discuss:

  • How to move beyond data and toward assessment and reassessment of data.
  • Understanding aggregation and disaggregation as tools to measure equity
  • Storytelling with data: What should you do with insights from data?

About the presenter

Barry Nickerson

As the Senior Director of Higher Education Initiatives, Barry  (pronouns: he/him/his) engages with CAEL’s higher education and workforce partners to uncover and resolve inequities in access and success. As a subject matter expert in institutional assessment and change management, he engages with statewide, regional, and international higher education systems to elevate adult learner success.

Prior to joining CAEL in 2016, Barry managed Rhode Island’s Governor’s Workforce Board healthcare industry partnership, oversaw the implementation of RI’s first statewide Nurse Residency program, and served on the executive board for the State Implementation Plan for the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report recommendations. His experience includes career and academic advising, designing and implementing articulation agreements, implementing community-to-college pathways, and convening employer and education stakeholders to address talent gaps through strategic partnerships.

Barry earned his B.S. from Rhode Island College, an M.B.A. from Providence College, and a graduate certificate in higher education leadership and an M.Ed. from UMass - Amherst.  A resident of St. Louis, Missouri, Barry is passionate about inclusivity in athletics. He serves on his rugby club’s executive committee as vice president and plays internationally.

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