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Bridging Place and Purpose

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

Location: OUTRIGGER Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Honolulu, HI

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration Open

9:00 am- 12:30 pm

Closing Seminar—2023 Leadership Academy Cohort (Academy Cohort and Faculty Only)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch—2023 Academy Cohort and Executive Committee

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Executive Committee Meeting
(Executive Committee Members Only)

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception
Join us for a lovely evening reception where you can meet up with old friends and make new ones!

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Opening Dinner and Keynote: Building Pipelines: Engaging Data to Meet Workforce Needs
Learner enrollment engagement and intensity trends over the past few years as reported by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) have been providing clear signals on how the role and purpose of 4-year higher education may be evolving. In this discussion, Rick Torres, NSC CEO will highlight these trends and provide some insight into new data and examples of how higher education entities are looking to create new apertures of purpose and place supporting the evolving edu-workforce ecosystem demands.

Introducer: Debora Halbert, University of Hawai‘i System

Speaker: Ricardo Torres, National Student Clearinghouse

 


THURSDAY, APRIL 4

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Welcome and Meeting Overview
Debora Halbert,
University of Hawai‘i System and Forum Chair

9:00 am – 10:00 am

University of Hawai‘i – Building Place Across the Curriculum
This session will give an overview of the different projects and initiatives within the University of Hawai‘i system. We will hear from the leaders from each UH institution about how each university is using curriculum to strengthen students’ connections to their communities, the island, and the origin of native Hawai‘ians. Learn about the Hoʻopūliko Kumu Hou Educational Pathway Project program offered at University of Hawai‘i-West Oahu, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Kuleana & Community course, and projects at the University of Hawai’i- Manoa. All of these institutions have developed projects and courses which reinforce that learning about place names, their stories and significance, along with mālama ʻāina, or service-learning activities, all of which engage students with their island environment.

Introducer: TBD

Speakers: Maenette Benham, University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu, Kiana Frank, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, Bonnie Irwin, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Laura Lyons, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

10:00 am – 10:10 am

Break

10:10 am – 11:10 am

Weaving Linguistic Diversity Policies and Support Through Writing Programs
This session will provide information on linguistic bias and diversity in college writing programs and show how the writing programs at Nevada State University revised their English Self-Placement methods and first year Composition outcomes, and developed practices to support linguistic justice and the institutional mission as an HSI/MSI/AANAPISI.

Introducer: TBD

Speaker: Laura Decker, Nevada State University

11:10 am – 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Back to the Basics, Without the Barriers
The University of Guam has taken steps to revisit administrative and student services processes to identify barriers to student success. Through WICHE’s No Holding Back project, UOG had the opportunity to focus on an academic year’s student data to identify the various holds placed on students which prevented registration, transcripts, or both.

Introducer: TBD

Speaker: Marlena Pangelinan, University of Guam

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Core Competencies, Curriculum, Careers: How Humanities Students Can Excel in the Marketplace of Ideas
At University of Alaska Anchorage, the College of Arts and Science is relaunching its internship program to be clearer, more equitable, and more consistent. Internships are an unparalleled opportunity for students to use skills learned in the classroom into other settings and makes the connections between the classroom and careers visible and explicit

Introducer: TBD

Speaker: Elizabeth Dennison, University of Alaska Anchorage

2:00- 2:10 pm

Break

2:10 pm – 2:55 pm

Building Equitable and Sustainable HIPs across the Curriculum
This session will explore the ways in which Central Washington University is working to integrate sustainable, developmental and equitable High Impact Practices across the curriculum.  We will cover our work on a summer institute, mapping HIPs to the curriculum and helping to create equitable spaces where HIPs thrive.

Introducer: TBD

Speakers: Michelle DenBeste, Central Washington University, Pamela McMullin-Messier, Central Washington University

2:55 pm – 3:05 pm

Break

3:05 pm – 3:50 pm

Using a Collaborative Approach to Address Rural Recruitment and Retention for Students and Faculty
Despite the national downward trend in enrollment, we have increased student recruitment and retention at a rural, midsize flagship university. Working collaboratively, emphasizing place, and focusing strategically on community, inclusion, belongingness, and purpose, have helped us meet and exceed expectations.

Introducer: TBD

Speakers: Janelle Kilgore, University of North Dakota, Karyn Plumm, University of North Dakota, Randi Tanglen, University of North Dakota

3:50 pm – 4:35 pm

Transactional to Transformative: Resetting the Value of Higher Education in a Post-Covid, Skills-Focused World
This session will examine the ways in which students’ experience during the pandemic has created a highly transactional mindset with respect to Higher Education and the value of a college degree.  This session explores this dynamic and will discuss ways we can foster an understanding and appreciation of the transformative value of college education.

Introducer: TBD

Speaker: Adam Bradford, Idaho State University

4:35 pm

Wrap Up and Adjournment

 


FRIDAY, APRIL 5

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am -9:00 am

Membership Business Meeting

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Making “Open” the Default for Postsecondary Education
The goals of the session are for attendees to engage in conversations on the value of making “Open” the default for our postsecondary institutions. “Open” can represent not only Open Educational Resources (OER) but the open ecosystem, which can include open content, courseware, knowledge, pedagogy, and new open technologies. Conversations will lead attendees to widen their view of how open can become an innovative tool to meet several institutional needs of interest to administrators and serve students and faculty needs.

Introducer: TBD

Speakers: Liliana Diaz, WICHE, Debora Halbert, University of Hawai’i System, Billy Meinke, University of Hawai’i System

10:00 am – 10:10 am

Break

10:10 am – 11:10 am

Lessons Learned on Responding to Campus-Wide Emergencies
In 2023 universities needed to respond to a significant number of emergency situations, both domestically and internally. Whether it is the devastating fires in Maui, the December 6th shooting at UNLV, or the international crises in the Ukraine, these emergency situations continue to impact students, staff, and faculty on our campuses. This session will discuss some of the lessons learned from addressing these tragedies and how to provide on-going support to the campus community.

Introducer: TBD

Speakers: Debora Halbert, University of Hawai’i System, Kate Hausbeck-Korgan, University of Nevada Las Vegas

11:10 am – 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Leadership Case Studies
This session focuses on collaborative roundtable discussions, using a hands-on problem-solving approach.

12:00 pm

Wrap Up and Adjournment

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2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Optional Service Learning Project – Ka Papa Lo’i o Kanewa’i – Hawai’inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Please join us for an afternoon of celebrating the mission of the Hawai’inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge to pursue, perpetuate, research, and revitalize all areas and forms of Hawaiian knowledge. Participation is open to all ages, and limited to the first 20 people.

During this experience, we will:

  • Listen to stories of Kāne and Kanaloa, a lesson on the present ahupuaʻa, and the history of the site.
  • Take a short hike/walk to the poʻowai to explain the water system and how the water is diverted to the loʻi.
  • Receive a quick lesson on the water cycle.
  • Then the work begins with picking leaves for fertilizer, hehihehi i ka loʻi, puʻepuʻe and clearing the ʻauwai system.
  • Visitors will learn the parts of kalo, along with a few Hawaiian proverbs, ʻōlelo noʻeau and ʻōlelo nane.