Western Academic Leadership Forum

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

WICHE is closely monitoring the outbreak of “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes, which has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). To inform and facilitate your response to a rapidly changing situation, WICHE has compiled the following set of resources, which will be updated as new information becomes available.

  • Forum meeting Luncheon

    2019 Forum Annual Meeting Luncheon

  • Toolkit Tool of the Year Awards Luncheon

    2019 Forum Annual Meeting - Toolkit Tool of the Year Awards Luncheon

  • Myron Anderson, University of Texas at San Antonio and PowerPoint Slide: "The Effects of Microaggressions on Faculty of Color

    2019 Forum Annual Meeting - Myron Anderson, University of Texas at San Antonio presenting during "The Effects of Microaggressions on Faculty of Color" session.

  • Attendees chatting at table

    2019 Forum Annual Meeting - Roundtable discussion

  • Marvin Lynn asking a question

    2019 Forum Annual Meeting - Marvin Lynn participating in a discussion.

  • Powerpoint slide: "Great ideas for inclusive and efficient practices in Higher Education"

    2019 Forum Annual Meeting - "Great ideas for inclusive and efficient practices in Higher Education" session led by Joelle Lien, Northern State University

  • Jason Younker, University of Oregon, presenting during the "Native American Student Access, Experience, and Success in Higher Education" session

    2019 Forum Annual Meeting - Jason Younker, University of Oregon, presenting during the "Native American Student Access, Experience, and Success in Higher Education" session

  • Vicki L. Golich, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at Metropolitan State University of Denver

    2019 Forum Annual Meeting - Vicki Golich, Forum chair, introducing Toolkit Award committee.

  • Forum Chair Vicki Golich and Daniel Campbell, Director of Assessment and Accreditation, University of Idaho

    2019 Forum Annual Meeting - Forum Chair Vicki Golich congratulates Daniel Campbell, Director of Assessment and Accreditation, University of Idaho for winning this years  2019 Colleagues’ Choice Award. The University of Idaho created a faculty-productivity data tool designed to reduce redundancy and administrative burden for academic deans, chairs, and other senior higher education officials.

  • Layton Cooper, Northern State University

    2019 Forum Annual Meeting - Layton Cooper, Northern State University, presenting his institution's American Indian Circle Program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Forum Annual Meeting has been canceled and will be moving to an online webinar format. Please stay tuned for additional information!

We encourage you to utilize the Forum-All Listerv to share relevant information among our members as we navigate the impact of this situation on the higher education system and the demands it is placing on our member institutions.

 

Message from the Chair

Karen Carey, Forum chair
Karen Carey


The Western Academic Leadership Forum, brings together provosts and chief academic officers at four-year universities, colleges, and system offices. With its focus on Western states, it provides a unique platform for members to discuss issues and concerns that impact our institutions. The opportunities to learn from peers, engage in conversations about specific experiences, and work together for the betterment of all are just some of the benefits of the Forum.

Serving as chair of the Forum for the 2019-20 academic year is an honor for me and I hope you will all join us in Juneau, Alaska, for our annual meeting April 22-24, 2020. The annual meeting includes presentations by nationally renowned speakers that addresses issues of concern to members and are best practices targeting high-need issues on campus. In addition, the meeting provides numerous opportunities to connect with colleagues. I get more out of this conference each year than many others I attend because I have an opportunity to engage with my peers about current issues facing us all. I also encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources, in addition to the annual meeting, made available through your membership in the Forum, which include:

If your institution is not already a member, please consider joining. Membership is open to all regionally accredited four-year institutions and related system offices and state agencies in the WICHE region. For information on membership click here.

Karen Carey, Forum Chair
Provost, University of Alaska Southeast

 


Annual Meeting Forum Cover

2020 Forum Annual Meeting: Who Really Matters in the Changing Landscape of Higher Education? 

April 22-24, 2020, Baranof Hotel, Juneau, AK