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Linda Baer


Dr. Linda Baer served over thirty years in numerous executive level positions at Civitas Learning, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Minnesota State College and University System, Bemidji State University, and Minnesota State University Mankato. Currently, she is a senior level consultant in higher education. Her focus is to inspire leaders to innovate, integrate and implement solutions to improve student success and transform institutions for the future. Baer publishes and presents nationally in academic innovations, educational transformation, next generation leadership, alliances and partnerships, the campus of the future, shared leadership, and building organizational capacity in analytics. She has co-presented workshops and presentations on analytics in higher education.

Recent publications include Change Agent Leadership, Analytics as a Tool to Improve Student Success, and Connecting the Dots: Assessment, Accountability, Analytics and Accreditation. A book chapter on Unleashing the Power of Learning Analytics was published in the recent Handbook on Learning Analytics. She is currently working on a guidebook for analytics. Baer served on the Society for College and University Planning National Board. She has made numerous presentations including at the Society for College and University Planning, EDUCAUSE, AASCU, WCET, and AACC.