Concurrent Sessions

November 8, 2022

Sponsored by EAB

Cultivating Leadership Teams that Work Well Together

This panel presents two successful models of intentionally cultivating leadership at different levels and among different groups on campus. Both have achieved remarkable success. One model describes a faculty leadership academy which has been in place for the past seven years. The presenter will share the central ingredients that have contributed to the success of the academy, and help others imagine how to develop or reshape a leadership program that best meets their institutions’ needs. The other model is a strategic enrollment council with participation from admissions, academic affairs, financial aid, student life, retention, marketing, athletics, student accounts, alumni/development, faculty, DEI, and IT participants. This model focuses on working across silos to find leaders who work well together for the benefit of the institution. Participants will leave with replicable examples of how to develop leaders who work well together.

Sarah Coen, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Enrollment Management, Transylvania University
Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean of the College, Augustana College (IL)
Chair: Monique Taylor, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Champlain College

Examples of Forward-Looking Excellence

This panel will showcase a diverse sample of forward-looking initiatives on campuses to provoke creative thinking. Examples will include programs for student development and preparation for post-graduation work life, intentionally planned cross-divisional collaborations, and faculty development. How did these programs start? How do they function? Are there drawbacks to these models? How replicable are they?

Karla McCain, Provost, Blackburn College
Elaine Meyer-Lee, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Goucher College
Wendy Sherman Heckler, Provost and Senior Vice President, Otterbein University
Chair: Jennifer Glowienka, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Carroll College

Inclusive Pedagogy/Inclusive Teaching

As student populations become more diverse and campus leaders become more attentive to long neglected inequities, effective institutions are finding ways to make learner experience more equitable. Panelists will discuss the forms that inclusive pedagogy has taken on their campuses. What type of training do faculty receive? Are they rewarded for doing it right? What is the level of adoption on campuses? What challenges have proponents of this type of teaching faced?

Tracy S. Parkinson, Executive Vice President and Provost, Mars Hill University
A. Gillian Stewart-Wells, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Judson University
Chair: DeBrenna Agbenyiga, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Stonehill College

Integrating Planning and Budgeting to Enhance Equitable Student Outcomes

As more institutions prioritize access, retention, and completion, there is a need to identify how institutions can strategically finance equitable student outcomes. This session will explore ways to reconsider campus planning and budgeting processes with a DEI lens, as well as how to build in strategies that prioritize equitable solutions. Panelists will share a potential framework to analyze the ROI linked to equity-based activities to ensure they are sustained and measured.

Jim Hundrieser, Vice President, Consulting and Business Development, NACUBO
George Stiell, Senior Vice President for Business, Finance, and Strategic Retention, Wiley College
Chair: Joe Harnisch, Chief Financial Officer, Midland University

Retire Inequality: Creating Financial Wellness for All

Benefit plans that focus solely on the needs of the majority can exacerbate existing inequalities and wealth gaps, leaving many employees unprepared for retirement and feeling left out. Recognizing this, progressive employers are taking a more nuanced approach to benefit plan design, one that accounts for diverse individual needs—based on life stages, financial situations, and personal preferences—and builds financial wellness for ALL employees. In this session, we will discuss what higher education leaders are doing to make their benefits more equitable and inclusive, and more attractive in a highly competitive marketplace for talent.

Diane Short, Managing Director, Partner Market Leader, TIAA
Jenna Templeton, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chatham University
Chair: Jamie Summerlin, Senior Director, Strategic Client Engagement, TIAA