Governance

The Executive Committee holds ultimate authority over the Society as representatives of the members. Thirteen voting members meet monthly. Executive Committee members serve two-year terms, staggered every two years (i.e., half of the board is vacated and up for election biennially). Paid members suggest nominations to be put to the members for election. To learn more about the Society and the SoLAR Executive Committee, please review the Society’s Organizing documents.

To stay up to date with the decisions and actions of the society, please review the Executive Committee’s Monthly Agendas and Decisions Summaries.

Executive Committee

The Current members of the Society for Learning Analytics Research Executive Board are:

Officers

  • President: Abelardo Pardo, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Vice President: Xavier Ochoa, New York University, USA
  • Vice President: Oleksandra Poquet, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Secretary: Vitomir Kovanović, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Treasurer: Craig Thompson, University of British Columbia, Canada

Members

  • Student Member: Shibani Antonette, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Member at Large: Simon Buckingham Shum, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Member at Large: Rebecca Ferguson, Open University, UK
  • Member at Large: Hiraoki Ogata, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Member at Large: Shenita Ray, Georgetown University, USA
  • Member at Large: Maren Scheffel, Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands
  • Member at Large: Yi-Shan Tsai, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Member at Large: Anouschka van Leeuwen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Management

  • Executive Manager: Grace Lynch, RMIT University, Australia
  • Event and Management Coordinator: Nicole Hoover, USA

Past Executive Members

In addition to current executive committee members, several more people served Learning Analytics community as the Members of the Executive Committee. SoLAR is eternally grateful for their service and help in shaping what the Society is today. Those people are:

  • George Siemens, University of South Australia, Australia
    • Lifetime Member, 2016-Present
    • Founding President, 2013-2015
  • Dragan Gašević, Monash University, Australia
    • President, 2015-2016
    • President-Elect, 2013-2014
  • Stephanie Teasley, University of Michigan, USA
    • President, 2017-2018
    • President-Elect, 2016
    • Member at Large, 2014-2015
  • Alyssa Wise, New York University, USA
    • Treasurer, 2016-2017
    • Member at Large, 2014-2015
  • Phillip Long, Nexford University, USA
    • Vice-president, 2015-2016
    • Member at Large, 2014
  • Leah Macfadyen, University of British Columbia, Canada
    • Secretary, 2017-2018
    • Member at Large, 2015-2016
  • Shane Dawson, University of South Australia, Australia
    • Treasurer, 2014-2015
    • Secretary, 2013-2014
  • Caroline Haythornthwaite, Syracuse University, USA
    • Secretary, 2014-2016
  • Srećko Joksimović, University of South Australia, Australia
    • Member at Large, 2017-2018
    • Student Member, 2015-2016
  • Hendrik Draschler, University of Frankfurt, Germany & Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands
    • Member at Large, 2014-2018
  • Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    • Member at Large, 2013-2014
  • Chris Brooks, University of Michigan, USA
    • Member at Large, 2017-2018
  • Drew Paulin, University of California at Berkeley, USA
    • Member at Large, 2016-2017
  • Nancy Law, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    • Member at Large, 2014