Academic Leadership Forums

 

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs typically conducts several half-day Academic Leadership Forums each year for University deans, associate deans, department heads, and other academic administrators.

The 2018-2019 Academic Leadership Forum Planning Committee helps to identify topics and speakers for the forums. The topics vary each year depending on what contemporary issues are occurring in U.S. higher education and at Penn State.

Participation in Academic Leadership Forums is by invitation only. Unless otherwise noted, the forums typically are held on the University Park campus from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, starting with a continental breakfast.

 

Upcoming Academic Leadership Forums

 

TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

Most Recent Past Academic Leadership Forum

 

FALL 2018 ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP FORUM
Topic: 
The State of the University and One Penn State 2025
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 8:00-11:30 a.m.
Location: The Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA
Forum Agenda and Speakers (PDF)

8:00-8:25 a.m.              Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:25-8:30 a.m.              Introductions, Overview and Objectives
                                      Kathy Bieschke, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

8:30-9:30 a.m.              Major Initiatives for the 2018-19 Academic Year and One Penn State 2025 — Presentation (PPTX)
                                      Eric Barron, President of the University

9:30-9:45 a.m.              Break

9:45-11:15 a.m.            One Penn State 2025 — Presentation (PPTX)
                                      Yvonne Gaudelius, Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
                                      Renata Engel, Vice Provost for Online Education                           

11:15-11:30 a.m.           Wrap Up and Final Thoughts
                                       Kathy Bieschke, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

 

Previous Academic Leadership Forums

 

Date and Time: Friday, April 6, 2018
Location: The Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA
Topic: “Inspire, Engage, and Implement – Philanthropy at Penn State”
Featured Speaker: O. Richard Bundy III, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Forum Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PPTX)

 

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Location: The Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA
Topic: “The Future of Public Higher Education Finances”
Featured Speaker: Dr. Gary Fethke, Dean and Interim President Emeritus, University of Iowa
Forum Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PPT)

 

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA
Topic: “State of the University”
Agenda

Presentations:

 

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Topic: General Education: Foundation, Exploration, and Integration
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA
Agenda

Presentations:


Date:
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Topic: Leading Through Change
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA
Agenda

 

For more information about the Academic Leadership Forums, including presentations and other materials from previous events, contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.