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 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 noted, all meetings are held from 8:00 a.m.- Noon, starting with a continental breakfast.

 

Upcoming Academic Leadership Forums

 

Two Academic Leadership Forums are planned during the Spring 2018 semester.

 

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 27, 2017, 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Location: 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

 

Date and Time: Friday, April 6, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA
Topic: “The Role of Development in Public Higher Education”
Featured Speaker: O. Richard Bundy III, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

 

Most Recent Past Academic Leadership Forum

 

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

Forum Agenda (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.              Updates from the Provost (Presentation – PPT)

Nick Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost

9:30-10:30 a.m.             Key Trends, Key Decisions (Presentation – PPT)

Eric Barron, President

10:30-10:45 a.m.           Break

10:45- 12:00 p.m.          Responding to Issues Pertaining to Academic Freedom and the First Amendment in Academic Units

Katherine Allen, Associate General Counsel

Steve Dunham, Vice President and General Counsel

Victor Romero, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Penn State Law

12:00 p.m.                    Wrap Up and Final Thoughts

Kathy Bieschke, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

 

Previous Academic Leadership Forums

 

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.