Innovations 2023 Vice Presidents Track Agenda

*This agenda is subject to change.

Vice Presidents Track (Invitation Only)

March 11, 2023

Sponsored by 

8:00 - 9:30 AM
(Joint Session With Presidents Track)
Rufus Glasper, President and CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College
Ripple Effects Impacting Community Colleges
The pandemic has threatened college degree attainment in ways that will be felt for years—and no sector was hit harder than community colleges. With enrollments down, developing a robust student success strategy is more critical than ever. But what long-term success challenges might stand in our way across the next decade, and what do we do to head them off? In this session, learn what the presenter calls the "pandemic ripple effects," or the key trends impacting college completion and equity gaps in the 2020s. You will leave with research-driven guidance on how your institution can act now to address four critical student success challenges: (1) enrollment changes, (2) K-12 disruption, (3) student mental health, and (4) staffing crisis.
Ed Venit, Managing Director, EAB

9:30 - 9:45 AM

9:45 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 11:00 AM
Strengthening Your Talent Pipeline
Soaring inflation, realignment of personal priorities, and a hot job market have made employee retention and recruitment a critical priority for today’s community college executives. This session will highlight new insights about our evolving multigenerational workforce, the current competitive talent landscape, and emerging threats that could disrupt our workforce in coming years.
Christina Hubbard, Senior Director, Strategic Research; Tara Zirkel, Director, Strategic Research, EAB

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Interim Leader: Being One, Working With One
As community colleges face the departure of leaders through natural attrition as well as the Great Resignation, vice presidents and vice chancellors find themselves working with interim presidents, chancellors, and deans, and may even be in interim roles themselves. The interim designation is transitory, often implying a short-term caretaker role, but in some cases the interim position can last a year or more. Join colleagues for a discussion of the opportunities and challenges of being and/or working with an interim in a major leadership position while maintaining or increasing momentum for moving a college forward. 
Bettina Celis, Acting Vice Chancellor and Provost, Maricopa Community Colleges; Karen Miller, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Cuyahoga Community College

12:00 - 12:50 PM
Lunch (Provided)

12:50 - 1:50 PM
Dance With the One Who Brought You: Maximizing the Team
Whether working with a group of novices or seasoned veterans, or a combination of the two, identifying ways to make the most of a team can lead to remarkable successes and positive transformation. Being a connecting agent who leads an inherited staff—and one that may be entrenched in the institution—and serves as a member of the president’s/chancellor’s cabinet may seem like a delicate dance as you strive to maximize the effectiveness of both. Join this discussion of innovative approaches to building and strengthening teams from the vice president’s/vice chancellor’s distinctive vantage point.
Lisa Armour, Interim Provost/Vice President, Academic Affairs, Santa Fe College; Brad Williams, President, El Centro Campus, Dallas College

1:50 - 2:50 PM
Faculty and Data Sharing: Promising Practices
As community colleges become greater and greater users of data to inform decision making at all levels, determining the right types and amounts of data to use in the decision-making process has become more complex. Working with colleagues who understand data—and how it can be manipulated—further strengthens the need for transparency in determining which data to use. Join this discussion of promising practices for data sharing with faculty in making and announcing decisions.
Jennifer Bradley, Vice President, Academic Affairs, Kirkwood Community College; Mickey McCloud, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Johnson County Community College; Monique Umphrey, Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor, Austin Community College

2:50 - 3:00 PM
Closing Comments

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