2017 Forum Annual Meeting | Schedule


Breaking through the Noise: Messaging for Maximum Impact

April 25-27, 2018
Vancouver, WA

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Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

8:30 am-5:00 pm Registration Open
9:00-noon Western Academic Leadership Academy Seminar (2016 Cohort)
Noon-1:00 pm Lunch for 2016 Academy's Cohort and Executive Committee
1:00-4:30 pm Forum Executive Committee Meeting (executive committee members only)
5:30-6:30 pm Reception
6:30-8:30 pm Dinner, Welcome and Keynote – Improving Lives, Growing our Economy, and Strengthening our Democracy


Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

7:30-5:00 pm Registration Open
7:30-8:15 am Breakfast 
8:15-8:30 am Welcome to Utah and Meeting Overview
8:30-9:30 am Teaching Big and Small: Creating Transformational Learning for Our Students
9:30-9:45 am Break
9:45-10:45 am Making Assessment Matter to Faculty and Students: Supporting the Design and Use of Effective Assignments
10:45-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:15 pm The Dilemma of Defining Academic Quality
12:15-1:15 pm Awards Luncheon
1:15-1:30 pm Break
1:30-2:30 pm The Call for Race, Equity and Inclusion
2:30-3:30 pm Soundback: Addressing Strategies and Questions Posed by Panelists
3:30-3:45 pm Break
3:45-4:45 pm Diversifying the STEM Pipeline: A Look at Successful Approaches
  Dinner on your own or sign up to participate in a networking dinner


Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel 

7:30-8:45 am Breakfast and Forum Membership Meeting
8:45-9:00 am Break
9:00-10:00 am High Quality Learning Experiences: Adaptive Learning Platforms and Collaborative Learning Spaces
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:00 am Lightning Round: The Future is What You Make It!
11:00-11:30 am Crystallizing Quality: Reflections
11:30-11:45 pm Meeting Wrap-up and Adjournment