Western Academic Leadership Forum


Schedule at a Glance

Preliminary Program Print Version



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1:00-4:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
5:30-6:30 pm Reception
6:30-8:30 pm Dinner, Welcome and Keynote-- How Will We Prepare Our Students to Thrive in the 21st Century?



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8:00-8:45 am Breakfast 
8:45-9:00 am Welcome and Meeting Overview
9:00-9:45 am Focused Discussion
9:45-10:45 am Competency Based Programs:  First Class Degrees or Second Class Options?
10:45-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:00 pm Innovation: Faculty Style
Noon- 1:15 pm Awards Luncheon: Academic Leaders Tool of the Year and In the Know: Federal and
Regional Update
1:15-1:30 pm Break
1:30-2:45 pm Are Competency-Centered Curricula Hastening the Irrelevance of the Credit Hour?
2:45-3:00 pm Break
3:00-3:45 pm Focused Discussion
3:45-5:00 pm Innovation in the Completion Arena: What’s Making a Difference?
5:00 pm Dinner on your own



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7:30-9:15 am Breakfast, Forum Update and Point/Counterpoint
9:15-9:30 am Break
9:30-10:30 am From Side Stream to Mainstream: Learning from Innovative Structures
10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45-11:45 am Leading Innovation into the Mainstream: Reflections and New Thoughts
11:45-12:00 pm Meeting Wrap-up and Adjournment