Joint Annual Meeting - Forum and Alliance


At the Confluence: Academic Leaders Steering Their Communities Forward

April 20-22, 2016
Missoula, MT

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Schedule at a Glance

Final Program Print Version


Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown

8:00 am-4:30 pm Registration Open
9:00-11:00 am Forum Executive Committee Meeting (executive committee members only)
11:00 am-1:00 pm Western Academic Leadership Academy: 2015 Cohort Convening (cohort, faculty and Forum Executive Committee members-with lunch)
11:00 am-1:00 pm Alliance Executive Committee Meeting (executive committee members only-with lunch)
1:00 - 2:00 pm Pre-Meeting - The Affordable Care Act: Issues and Answers for Higher Education
2:15-3:30 pm Pre-Meeting - Accreditation: Its Role and Expectations in the Future
3:45-5:00 pm Pre-Meeting - A Conversation with Accrediting Commission Presidents
5:30-6:30 pm Opening Reception
6:30-8:30 pm Welcome Dinner and Keynote – Student Swirl, Faculty Swirl, and Us?


Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown

7:30-5:00 pm Registration Open
7:30-8:30 am Joint Breakfast 
8:30-8:45 am Good Morning and Meeting Overview
8:45-9:45 am Panel Discussion: Reflections on the Confluence of Our Work
9:45-10:00 am Break
10:00-11:15 am A Frank Discussion with Colleagues on Hot Topics of Mutual Interest
11:15-11:30 am Break
11:30-12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • Recruiting and Retaining Talented Faculty
  • From One Institution to Another: Smooth Intrastate and Interstate Pathways for Students
12:30-1:45 pm Awards Luncheon
America’s College Promise: A New GI Bill for Our Future
1:45-2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • The Lifecycle of Faculty Careers: Building the Business Case for Institutional Work-Life Supports
  • The New Math Pathways Project
2:45-3:00 pm Break
3:00-4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • The Long and Winding Road to Faculty Career Success
  • Redesigning Developmental Education: New Models with Increased Student Success
4:00-4:15 pm Break
4:15-5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • High Impact Practices: Making a Difference in Faculty Communities
  • Turning the Rhetoric of Equity into Institutional Practice
5:15-6:30 pm Interstate Passport Open House
6:15 pm Dinner on your own or sign up to participate in a networking dinner


Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown 

8:00-9:15 am Breakfast and Membership Update
9:15-10:15 am Concurrent Sessions
  • To Strive, To Seek, To Find, and Not to Yield: Supporting Mid- and Late-Career Faculty Productivity and Engagement
  • Economic Development Strategies: Community Colleges Working with Industry and Workforce
10:15-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:15 am Welcoming and Mentoring All: Building Inclusive Communities in Colleges & Universities
11:15-11:45 am David Longanecker, Unabridged
11:45-12:00 pm Joint Wrap-up and Adjournment