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Western Academic Leadership Forum logo2022 Forum Annual Meeting
Schedule-at-a-Glance

 

Wednesday, April 20

8:00 am – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 – 11:45 a.m. Closing Seminar—2021 Academy Cohort (Academy cohort and faculty only)
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch—2021 Academy Cohort and Executive Committee
1:00 – 4:30  p.m. Executive Committee Meeting (executive committee members only)
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Opening Dinner and Keynote: The Future of Higher Education

Thursday, April 21

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Meeting Overview
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Addressing Faculty Recruiting & Retention Challenges
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Universities as Changemakers: Innovation in Research & Economic Development
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Post-COVID: How Do We Improve Retention, Persistence and Completion?
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 4:15 p.m. Facilitated Discussions

  • Tensions Across Differences: Leading in Times of Crisis
  • Improving Financial Stability During Unstable Times
  • Disciplinary Equity in Higher Education
  • Indigenous-Serving Institutions in Western Higher Education
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Reception

Friday, April 22

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Membership Breakfast Meeting
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Break
8:45 – 10:15 a.m. Changing Demographics, COVID-19 and Enrollment: Knocking at the College Door
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Beyond Tradition(al): Marketing Higher Education to All
11:45 – Noon Wrap Up/Adjournment