"Sustainable Leadership: Bold Thinking about Who We Are"
Friday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Presenter: Walter Pearson, Dean, St. Edward's University
In surveys of adult learners, academic and career advising is listed as one of the most important factors in student success and satisfaction. In this workshop, we'll review the research on best practices and engage with a panel of successful advisors who work with adult undergraduate students from three quality independent universities.
Presenter: Ruby A. Rouse, Executive Director, University of Pheonix Research Institute
Adult learners regularly confront social and emotional challenges that differ from traditional 18 to 22 year-old college students. After learning about a study that tracked adult learners over a 2-year period, workshop participants will identify and analyze various social and emotional issues faced by adult college students. Participants will leave the workshop with a detailed 'battle plan' to 'slay emotional monsters' that threaten the persistence of the adult college students.
Presenters: Steve Blumberg, Director Strategic Services, Division of Higher Education, DS Graphics; Toddy Gibby, CEO, Intelliworks
Strategic enrollment planning has become central to institutional survival as other revenue streams contract. Colleges that wish to remain successful in the face of rapidly changing dynamics need to employ a new paradigm, one that uses more sophisticated search strategies utilizing data-driven communications platforms to deploy and measure new and traditional marketing media. This session focuses on developing a communication plan that delivers personalized, multi-channel communications, integrating online and print media communications to provide the maximum return on an organizations marketing investment.
Presenters: Frederick Loomis, Assistant Clinical Professor and Program Director, Drexel University; Thomas J. Yannuzzi, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine; Jim Broomall, Assistant Provost, University of Delaware; Christopher Dougherty, Associate Dean, Rosemont College
This will be an interactive, scenario-planning session focused on projecting potential futures for adult higher education. The session will actually begin with a survey to be distributed prior to the conference. After imagining, discussing and analyzing our potential futures, paths of inquiry that would better prepare us for the most expected and most desired futures will be developed. The work conducted in this session will also lay the groundwork for an opinion piece in a future issue of the Journal of Continuing Higher Education.
Presenter: Len DiPaul, Director of Pastoral and Theological Studies, Neumann University
This interactive workshop will have the participants explore their personal depths to see how they become more of who they are through realizing the connection between self and the challenges of leadership. Leadership is not only the charge of getting a job done, but of also becoming more of who you are and making those with whom you work better.
ACHE's 2011 program award winners will each take a few minutes to present their programs to session attendees. This year’s winners in presentation order are as follows:
• Crystal Marketing Award: The University of Oklahoma for their “Go Get It” campaign
• Distinguished Program – Credit Award: Kansas State University for the “Big 12 Engineering Consortium Nuclear Engineering Program”
• Distinguished Program – Non-Credit Award: Park University for the “Park Warrior Center / Success for Veterans Program”
• Creative Use of Technology Award: Park University for the “Faculty Online Observation (FOO)” program
• Outstanding Services to Underserved Populations Award: Graduate! Philadelphia for their “Graduate!” program