Western Academic Leadership Forum

NWAF Meeting Presentations




Local to Global: Partnerships and Strategies for Improvement

April 3-5, 2008 || Boise State University

Losing Ground Competitively: International Data Comparisons audio

Dennis Jones, President, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
Global Competitiveness: What It Will Take for American Higher Education to Catch Up

Implications of Global Comparisons for Western States audio

David Longanecker, President, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Moderator: John Miller

A Discussion of the College Portrait : Academic Accountability audio

Moderator: Michael Driscoll

Robert “Tad” Perry, Executive Director, South Dakota Board of Regents and Member of the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) Presidential Advisory Committee

Barbara Hill, Senior Associate, Center for International Initiatives, American Council on Education
Comprehensive Internationalization: ACE’s Integrated Approach | | Follow-up questions

Carolyn Jarmon, Senior Associate, The National Center for Academic Transformation
Transforming Learning Environments Through Course Redesign

Gil Latz, Vice Provost for International Affairs
Portland State University’s Internationalization Strategy

Maggi Murdock, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean, Outreach School, University of Wyoming

Dr. Karl J. Schmidt, Director of International Affairs Associate Professor of History
InternationalFaculty Development at South Dakota State University

Ben Hambleton, Director, Academic Technologies, Boise State University
High Enrollment Bottleneck Courses : A Redesign Project at Boise State University

William C. Williams, Professor, Department of Psychology, Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University and R2R




The Perfect World: Student Success through P-16 Alignment

April 26-27, 2007 || Portland State University

Gary W. Reichard, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, The California State University
Improving College Readiness and College Success for Underserved Students

Janis Somerville, Senior Associate, National Association of System Heads (NASH), The Education Trust
A Matter of Degrees

Rollin Abernethy, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Wyoming
The New Wyoming P-16 Council

Cheryl Blanco, Vice President for Adult and Experiential Learning, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Moving the Needle on Access and Success

Roy Koch, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Portland State University
Community Engagement at Portland State University: Enhancing Student Learning and Retention through Undergraduate General Education

John Miller, Provost, Eastern Oregon University
Rural Student Civic Engagement: The Cornerstones of Learning Program at Eastern Oregon University

Donna Schaad
WICHE ICE Internet Course Exchange Status Report




Education's Triple Header: Achieving Academic Excellence, Economic Development, and Global Awareness

April 28-29 || 2006, Bozeman, Montana

Molly Corbett Broad
Opening Keynote: Education and the Global Economy

Cheryl Blanco
Converging Needs and Opportunities in the New Economy: Perspectives from Business, Education, and Government Leaders - Western Workforce Perspective

David Longanecker
The Seven Wonders of Western Higher Education

Tom McCoy
Overview of MSU - Bozeman’s Research and Technology Transfer Program


Jere Mock, Russ Poulin
NEON - Northwest Educational Outreach Network

Donna Schaad
ICE - Internet Course Exchange

Al Johnson
Fostering Academic Excellence through Accreditation

Louis Fox
Internet2: Will the Northwest be a Competitor or a Spectator?

Gwen Jacobs
Internet2: Will the Northwest be a Competitor or a Spectator?




Elevating Higher Education's Role in Research and Economic Development in the Northwest

April 22-23, 2005 || Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington

Leonard K. Peters
Accelerating Scientific and Technological Breakthroughs: The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Role in Advancing Research in Emerging Fields

David Longanecker
What’s Up in the West

Dennis Jones
The Emerging Policy Triangle: Economic Development, Workforce Development, and Education

Donald Baer
Developing Research Relationships and Inter-Campus Collaborations with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Daniel Farrington
The Role of University Research inEconomic Development: Expanding and Exploiting Academic Research and Development

William Farris
Essential Elements of Effective University, Government, and Industry Research Partnerships

John Owens
Essential Elements of Effective University, Government, and Industry Research Partnerships

James Petersen
Essential Elements of Effective University, Government, and Industry Research Partnerships

Teresa Nelson
Joined or Disconnected? A Look at State and Institutional Academic Planning Initiatives


Jere Mock

Russ Poulin

Ken Griffin
An Update on NEON: The Northwest Educational Outreach Network