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Explorance, the leading provider of People Insight Solutions, is hosting a one-day in-person Explorance Inspiration Tour event in Ann Arbor, Michigan, inviting academic leaders and administrators in higher-education institutions.

Join us in this unique free one-day event and experience an insightful day with your like-minded colleagues to advance future-shaping discussions on student experience, skills for workforce, and teaching effectiveness – discussions of interest to all. Also included in this free one-day event are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Registration closes on March 17.

Sponsored by Explorance


Join us in the Ann Arbor Edition of Explorance Inspiration Tour 2023 opening with the keynote speech by the President at Washtenaw Community College for a day of future-shaping discussions on enhancing student experience, skills and competency for workforce, and teaching effectiveness in Higher Education. 


   9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast
   10:00 AM – 10:40 AM The opening Keynote Speech by Dr. Rose B.Bellanca, President at Washtenaw Community College
    10:45 AM – 11:25 AM Inspiration Speaker Series: University of Michigan
    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Leverage Blue’s Powerful Machine Learning Algorithms Analytics Solution, BlueML, to gain actionable insights to address institutional goals from your gold mine of student comment/qualitative data
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch & Social Networking Break
    1:30 PM – 2:10 PM Inspiration Speaker Series: The Ohio State University
    2:20 PM – 3:00 PM Inspiration Speaker Series: Lansing Community College
    3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Take Course Evaluations to the Next Level of People Insights with Blue
    5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner in The Earle Restaurant – Downtown Ann Arbor (Transport Provided)

Inspiration Series Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Rose B. Bellanca, Ed.D

President, Washtenaw Community College

The National Employer Skills Gap Crisis:

How One Higher-Education Institution Became

an Agent of Change

(10:00 AM – 10:40 AM)

Learn more about Dr. Rose B. Bellanca here


Lisa Emery, PhD

Senior Associate University Registrar, University of Michigan

University of Michigan’s Experience in Making Changes in

40-year-old Course-Evaluation Questionnaire to

Better Assess Teaching Quality and Reduce Bias

(10:45 AM – 11:25 AM)

Learn more about Dr. Lisa Emery here


Cindy Davis

Program Manager, The Ohio State University

Sharing Insights from OSU’s Leverage of Blue’s API to Offer

the Student a Mobile App Powered Course Evaluation Experience

(1:30 PM – 2:10 PM)

Learn more about Cindy Davis here


Terri Christian

Center for Data Science, Lansing Community College

Case Studies: Going beyond Course Evaluations with Blue Surveys

Two Faculty-led Initiatives to Drive Course Instructional Choices

(2:20 PM – 3:00 PM)

Learn more about Terri Christian here

Register to join us in the Explorance Inspiration Tour 2023 – Ann Arbor Edition. We look forward to meeting you in Ann Arbor.


Wednesday, March 22, 2023


DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North

3600 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48105, USA

(For parking, transportation, and what’s nearby, click here)

Explorance Inspiration Tour 2023 Contact

Explorance Inspiration Tour Organizing Team