Presidents Track (Invitation Only)
Sunday, March 18, 2018
7:30 - 8:30 AM
8:30 - 8:45 AM
8:45 - 10:00 AM
Divergent Futures: Forces for Change and the Spectrum of College Innovation
Innovation is imperative for all colleges, but the dizzying array of potential trajectories requires cautious, strategic thinking and deep understanding of institutional distinctiveness. In this dynamic, visual, and media-rich session, the presenter will synthesize global research data, emerging trends, and promising practices to offer a big picture overview of the full range of innovation that will remake community colleges over the next two decades. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop so you can add your voice and perspective to real-time polls during this fast-paced session.
Ken Steele, President and Chief Futurist, Eduvation
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Interpretive/Reflective Response to the Futurist (Panel)
In past years, Inside Higher Ed has commented on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for HED presidents and sometimes on higher education’s slowness to respond. In this response, the panel will focus on a key passage or idea from the previous presentation, explaining and/or exploring it further. They may also reflect on their own experiences, attitudes, or observations in relation to the presentation.
Rufus Glasper, President and CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College; Peter Cohen, President, University of Phoenix; Andrew Crapuchettes, CEO, EMSI; Vanda Vitali, Consultant, The International Center for Innovation and Technology; Gordon Freedman, Chairman and Founder, National Laboratory for Educational Transformation
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Lunch Presentation: Higher Education Innovation
The U.S. Department of Education - Office of Educational Technology’s higher education innovation initiatives include next generation assessments, individualized learning pathways, use of open resources and platforms, and strategic partnerships with stakeholders. Supports work in multiple offices across the department to design programs that leverage technology to improve quality of education and increase the success of students and adult learners. Sharon Leu, Senior Policy Advisor for HED Innovation, will provide an overview of the Office of Educational Technology’s agenda and its potential impact on community colleges.
Sharon Leu, Senior Policy Advisor for HED Innovation, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
12:45 - 2:00 PM
The Community College: State of the Sector
Community college public perception is stronger than ever, but concern about financial and enrollment outlooks still top presidential agendas. Changing demographics and declining state support demand a new approach to fostering student success in order to remain relevant in the changing market.
Christina Hubbard, Director, EAB
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Digital Fundraising for the Community College Persona (Panel)
Community colleges are uniquely poised to take advantage of digital philanthropy and are encouraged to keep communication with students and alumni consistent with what they experienced as students—and what they expect as highly connected digital consumers. The user experience is defined by consumer culture: Amazon, Netflix, Spotify. The panel will emphasize that digital philanthropy is not a new type of philanthropy; it is the same practice with new tools.
John Moore, Chairman; Ross Sylvester, CEO, USEED; Christy Lea Moss, Senior Director of Strategic Engagement, University of Illinois; Pyeper Wilkins, Chief Advancement Officer, Dallas County Community College District
3:30 - 3:45 PM
Closing Remarks: Impressions From the Day
The closing session will include reflection on the day’s program as well as the future of innovation in community colleges.