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Wednesday, June 6 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing: How to Strategically Plan and Innovate for Higher Education and Assessment in a Rapidly Changing World

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The purpose of this session is to discuss current and emerging issues pertaining to higher education and assessment and provide practical methods for how to think through them and create tangible solutions. The presenters will examine the importance of leadership and organizational member knowledge of and engagement with internal and external factors affecting their institutions, as well as the stages of organizational life cycles and decline. Participants will work through a presenter-led "FutureScape" strategic thinking exercise to explore key socio-political, economical, technological, and other environmental factors affecting higher education and assessment. Presenters will then discuss practical ways to think through and implement solutions to these factors, relying heavily on principles from Organizational Theorist, Richard L. Daft, and Organizational Consultants, Elspeth J. Murray and Peter R. Richardson. The session will be highly interactive with group and pair activities and will include both conceptual and practical discussions that participants can glean from for their own contexts. Individuals from any level of an institution will benefit from this session, however, this session may be especially beneficial for those in leadership and administrative roles within higher education and assessment.

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Tim Fowler

Director of Institutional Assessment, Liberty University
Tim is the Director of Institutional Assessment at Liberty University. He specializes in facilitating academic program-level learning outcomes assessment and co-curricular departmental assessment. He has presented at both regional and national conferences on assessment related topics... Read More →
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Erin Schroeder

Assistant Director for Institutional Assessment, Liberty University
Erin Schroeder is an Assistant Director for Institutional Assessment at Liberty University. Her main passion is to encourage and equip people and organizations to be successful in healthy, effective, and fulfilling ways. Through her experiences and training in school, ministry and... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm MDT