Western Academic Leadership Forum (WALF) | 2012 Schedule

Forum 2012 Annual Meeting

Academic Leadership in the West: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Innovation

April 18-20, 2012 | phoenix, AZ
Hosted by: Arizona board of regents and Arizona state University 

Schedule at a Glance

Preliminary Program Print Version



Hyatt Regency Phoenix


1:30-4:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
5:30-6:30 pm Welcome and KeynoteThe New American University: Facing the Future Now
6:30-7:15 pm Reception
7:15-8:30 pm Dinner



Hyatt Regency Phoenix and The Cronkite Building


7:30-8:45 am Breakfast BriefingCommon Core State Standards: Update on Higher Education’s Role
8:45-9:00 am Welcome and Meeting Overview
9:00-10:15 am Hitting the Trifecta via Shared Governance: Increasing College Completion, Enhancing Learning and Strengthening Academic Integrity
10:15-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:45 am Getting to Know You: Nurturing an Exchange of Views about Educational Objectives and Learning Strategies
Noon-1:15 pm Luncheon - Federal Decisions: Implications for States and Institutions
1:15-1:30 pm Break
1:30-2:45 pm What Constitutes a Quality Degree & Its Purpose: A Look at the External and Internal Forces
2:45-3:15 pm Walk to the Cronkite Building: 555 N. Central Ave
3:15-4:30 pm Conversation with the AuthorThe Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out
4:30-5:30 pm Tour: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication
5:30 pm Dinner on your own



Hyatt Regency Phoenix


7:30-9:15 am Breakfast and Forum Annual Business Meeting
9:15-9:30 am Break
9:30-10:30 am The New Normal: Doing More With Less
10:30-11:30 am Leading Faculty and Students to Real Improvements in Student Success
11:30-12:00 pm Meeting Wrap-up and Adjournment