Friday, September 20

Achieving Innovation: How Three College Leaders Have Created Change on Their Campuses

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Colleges and universities need to change. On this there is widespread agreement. The challenge, of course, is how to make changes at institutions steeped in venerable traditions and, at times, resistant to transformation.

To explore how to solve this problem and spur campus wide innovations, The Chronicle of Higher Education joined with Arizona State University and Salesforce to hold a forum with presidents, provosts, and other senior administrators. On April 7, 2019, they gathered in San Diego to discuss how they have successfully adapted to growing business pressures, shifting student demographics, and the changing landscape for learning and teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education Event Report

The ASU Chronicle Leadership Forum examined key questions: How to generate new approaches? How to involve faculty members and others on campus? How to work with, or around, those who resist change?

More than a dozen college leaders spoke at the forum. This report highlights interviews with three of them: Mark P. Becker, of Georgia State University; Michael M. Crow, of Arizona State University; and Bonnie H. Ferri, of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The report also includes Chronicle articles that provide further insight into how those institutions and their leadership teams have managed change.

The report’s goal is to give readers advice and ideas on how to generate the fresh thinking needed to ensure their campuses can be prepared for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Read the entire event report from The Chronicle of Higher Education here.

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