Drivers of change and innovation on college campuses explored at TIAA Institute Higher Education Leadership Conference
NEW YORK, November 16, 2016 — Drivers of change and innovation on college campuses across America, especially against a backdrop of new national leadership, will be the focus of the two-day TIAA Institute’s Higher Education Leadership Conference (HELC), which began today in Manhattan.
“More than ten years, ago, the Higher Education Leadership Conference was born from the TIAA Institute’s unique commitment to higher education and provides a special opportunity for leaders to discuss pressing challenges, learn from peers and explore new approaches,” said Stephanie Bell-Rose, Senior Managing Director and Head of the TIAA Institute. “I’m excited to continue this commitment under 2016’s theme, Waves of Change, that will focus on the latest academic and business model innovations on campuses across the nation.”
Joining the long list of senior university leaders to discuss pressing issues facing higher education at HELC will include Trinity Washington University President and 2016 TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education winner Patricia McGuire, Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron, UTEP President Diana Natalicio, Texas A&M San Antonio President Cynthia Teniente-Matson, University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret, and CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken.
HELC will also examine the results of the recent election and the significant reactions and implications that higher education leaders need to consider today and into the future with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin, the Atlantic’s Molly Ball, and Politico’s Jake Sherman.
The Higher Education Leadership Conference provides an opportunity to share knowledge and showcase research and scholarship in three areas of the Institute’s Higher Education program: academic workforce trends and issues, leadership and financial sustainability. Some of the research released this year:
- The Shifting Academic Workforce: Where Are the Contingent Faculty? (PDF) by Steven Hurlburt and Michael McGarrach of the American Institutes of Research. This research presents a profile of non-tenure-track faculty and examines the characteristics of the universities that employ them in the greatest numbers.
- Cost Savings or Cost Shifting? The Relationship Between Part-Time Contingent Faculty and Institutional Spending (PDF) by Steven Hurlburt and Michael McGarrach of the American Institutes of Research. This research examines how the changing concentration of contingent faculty impacts university spending in other areas.
- Cultivating Strategic Innovation in Higher Education (PDF) by William G. Tierney and Michael Lanford of the University of Southern California. This research outlines the conditions that can foster strategic innovation, rather than disruptive innovation, and drive change at colleges and universities.
- Boards and Institutional Diversity: Missed Opportunities, Points of Leverage (PDF) by Peter D. Eckel of the University of Pennsylvania and Cathy A. Trower of Trower & Trower, Inc. This work describes the role boards can play in addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus for the betterment of their institutions and the nation.
- Bridging Learning Research and Teaching Practice for the Public Good: The Learning Engineer (PDF) by Candace Thille of Stanford University. This work explores an emerging new role of “learning engineers” in designing learning environments and data systems to further the science of learning.
For more information about HELC 2016, please click here.
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