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2019 Innovation Series Event

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Fierce for Transformation

Monday, November 11, 2019
LSU Lod Cook Alumni Center

Hosted by the DCE team, the Innovation Series provides the LSU community with opportunities to initiate conversations through exploring new developments, trends, and best practices in the realm of online and digital education. These events aim to:

Explore
innovation and improvement in large-scale educational reform initiatives in the US and around the world

Assist
in delivering and executing creative solutions to challenges as it relates to program development, course design, and teaching

Promote
a culture of innovation and transformational change

Our upcoming Innovation Series event is scheduled for Monday, November 11th from 9:00am- 3:00pm at the LSU Lod Cook Alumni Center. Refreshments and a light lunch will be served.

To register, please visit the Innovation Series Event Registration page. Please register by Friday, November 1st

Event Agenda


8:30am-9:00am

Registration

Location:

In front of Noland Ballroom


9:00am-10:00am

The Change Imperative: Accelerating Innovation

Moderator:

Dr. Sasha Thackaberry - Vice President, Digital & Continuing Education

Panelists:

Dr. Jeff D. Borden
Dr. Michael Moore
John Tannous

Location:

Noland Ballroom

During The Change Imperative: Accelerating Innovation panel, our panelists will discuss the necessity of speed in innovating to meet the challenges of higher education. Panelists will share their experiences with the pace of change and its relationship to institutional success. Higher education is facing threats from the external environment like never before, and responding quickly and with agility will be ever more important for institutional relevance and student success.


10:00am-10:10am

Break

Location:

Noland Ballroom

Tea & Coffee


10:10am-11:00am

Creating a Culture of (Learning) Innovation

Presenter:

Dr. Jeff D. Borden

Location:

Noland Ballroom

Every school has a few innovation “pockets” to showcase. From pioneering instructors to first-adopter technologists, innovation exists at most schools. But disparate, silos of innovation are likely not enough to solve the problems education is facing anymore. We need scalable, sustainable, intentional innovation impacting multiple streams of education context (like retention, content delivery, instruction, assessment, etc), if we want to stay relevant and successful as teaching and learning organizations.

During this session, learn how a culture of learning innovation can be created, at scale, across an entire organization and see examples of this kind of work from institutions of higher education around the world. Hear from a noted presenter, educator, and innovator in the higher education space and start to see how you can innovate as an organization.


11:00am-11:10am

Break

Location:

Noland Ballroom

Tea & Coffee


11:10am-12:00pm

Threading a Needle During a Storm: Navigating the Tumultuous Climate Facing Higher Education

Presenter:

Dr. Michael Moore

Location:

Noland Ballroom

Historically, higher education has been immune from rapid, industry altering change. That no longer appears to be the case as higher education confronts contraction, incursion from non-traditional providers, legislative and regulatory assaults, and heightened public criticism and expectations. Navigating and sustaining innovation in this climate is not only critically important, but presents unique challenges and requires special skills across the institution. This session discusses how innovative institutions can navigate the storms currently confronting higher education.


12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch and Presentation of Awards

Location:

Noland Ballroom

“Faculty Innovator” Award

“Leading Transformation” Award

  • Dr. Troy Blanchard, LSU, Interim Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology
  • Dr. Charles Berryman, LSU, Professor, Construction Management Department Chair
  • Dr. Arend Van Gemmert, LSU Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Acting Associate Dean, College of Human Sciences and Education
  • Teresa Seymour, LSUA, Director of Distance Learning
  • Dr. Doug Narby, LSUE, Associate Professor of Psychology & Faculty Advisor-Liberal Arts
  • Sally McKechnie, LSU, Assistant Vice President Procurement & Property Management
  • Dr. Kimberly Williams, LSU, Online Programs Manager & Instructor, Department of Construction Management

“Reinventing the Student Experience” Award

  • Amy Marix, LSU, Associate Director - Federal Aid & Scholarships
  • Monica Esnault, LSU, Associate Director, Collections & Perkins Loan
  • Beth Nettles, LSU, Associate Director, Call Center, Customer Service & Merchant Services

"Integrating Technology for Innovation" Award

  • Cherie Taylor, LSU, Solutions Architect, Student Systems/Manager
  • Bethany Stinson, LSU, Business Analyst

1:00pm-1:50pm
Concurrent Session

Workshop: Creating a Culture of (Learning) Innovation

Presenter:

Dr. Jeff D. Borden

Location:

Noland Ballroom

Student surveys consistently share frustration at the behind-the-times nature of higher education, while the problems of the day continue to mount and grow. We have never needed innovation in the halls of academia more. Dr. Jeff Borden, former Chief Innovation Officer and current Executive Director of an Education Innovation Institute, will share his blueprint for such learning innovation initiatives as leveraged in formal, higher education settings, so as to create a cultural transformation, at scale, across the entire organization.

Utilizing the latest frameworks from organizational psychology, creating efficiencies through strategic technology, and tapping into resources across multiple stakeholder groups, this methodology is comprehensive and attainable. While re-imagining some old processes, strategic Learning Design and Innovation can help us move into the next century, helping solve some long time problems and addressing others before they manifest.


1:00pm-1:50pm
Concurrent Session

State of the Union for Higher Education Enrollment and Online Education

Presenter:

John Tannous

Location:

Cook Conference Room

Even as online education has grown in adoption among colleges and universities, it remains misunderstood. In this session, John will offer context and a rudimentary strategy primer on the topic. First, he will outline the landscape for public college and university leaders and describe the myriad forces elevating online education to an imperative: shifting demographic and economic realities, stagnating tuition revenue, growing demand to engage in regional workforce efforts, and others. Next, he will then chart the growth of online education; unpack important concepts pertaining to cost, quality, and geographic reach; and describe the segments and type of offerings that undergird each of online’s three distinct markets: multimodal undergraduates, graduate and professional learners, and adult degree completers.


1:50pm-2:00pm

Break

Location:

Noland Ballroom

Tea & Coffee


2:00pm-3:00pm
Concurrent Session

Transforming Design and Teaching

Moderators:

Dr. Radhika Krishnadas - Director, Instructional Design & Development
Jennifer Morrisette - Assistant Director, Learning Experience Design Resources & Effectiveness

Panelists:

Dr. Andrew Schwarz - Professor, Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems
Dr. Charles Berryman - Professor & Construction Management Department Chair, Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management
Dr. Carol Friedland - Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator, Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management Dr. Brian Snyder - LSU, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences

Location:

Noland Ballroom

During this panel, faculty and administrators discuss how they are transforming current challenges into solutions that promote an effective and equitable model for education and an evolving economy. Be inspired to create engaging learning experiences through strategic use of design and technology.


2:00pm-3:00pm
Concurrent Session

Emerging Fields, Formats, and Credentials in Graduate and Professional Education

Presenter:

John Tannous

Location:

Cook Conference Room

Online and hybrid graduate and professional programs have been a consistent growth segment, but some industry analysts fear that growth is slowing or that the market has become saturated. In this session, John will describe the state of this market in-depth. He will begin by outlining the demographic and economic context in which this market has been appealing to its prospects. Using case studies from other institutions, he will then describe the professional master’s degree as the “flagship” credential in the market and examine its growth or decline across in particular disciplines, before transitioning to “newer” formats like stackable certificates, short-term skills-based experiences, and others. He will also touch on new kinds of programs emerging that defy strict categorization. Finally, he will also discuss key competitive capabilities that differentiate the most successful actors in this market from the others, like speed-to-market, demand validation/market research capacity, key organizational features, persona- or outcome-based marketing disciplines, and others.

2019 Fall Innovation Series Speaker Information


Dr. Jeff D. Borden

Dr. Jeff D. Borden

Executive Director, Institute for Inter-Connected Education
Chief Academic Officer, Ucroo Digital Campus

Professor, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Academic Officer, and Executive Director are a few of the ways to describe Dr. Jeff D. Borden. Jeff is currently the Executive Director of the Institute for Inter-Connected Education and the Chief Academic Officer for the Ucroo Digital Campus. Having spoken to educators at every level, from politicians to Presidents to Principals, in 38 countries and 49 of 50 U.S. states, Dr. Borden is generating and communicating the best possible ideas, strategies, and philosophies to transform learning at scale. Through award winning "learning ecosystem" creation, large scale alternate reality games for education, and other creative endeavors, Dr. Borden has implemented effective learning techniques for thousands. Having written editorials, blogs, and given interviews for dozens of academic and popular media, as well as having presented to more than 5,000 audiences in 20 years, Dr. Borden will provide practical, researched, intentional strategies for changing learning. Listen in as Jeff shares insights regarding education technology, academic vision, rigorous research, and learning design.

Twitter: @bordenj
Blog: https://blog.ucroo.com/

John Tannous

John Tannous

Director of Research Delivery, EAB

John Tannous serves as a Director of Research Delivery at EAB. Over the last 8 years with EAB, he had supervised or contributed to 140+ benchmarking and market research projects for institutions as varied as elite private research universities, state flagships, regional access-focused comprehensives, liberal arts colleges, tuition-dependent baccalaureates, and community colleges. He has also designed and delivered 200+ workshops, presentations, and strategy sessions for governing and foundation boards, presidential and provostial cabinets, and other leadership groups. He is particularly passionate about bringing rigor and granularity to the conduct of strategic planning and about aligning market realities with institutional mission across academic program, workforce development, undergraduate and graduate enrollment, and advancement terrains. His experience as a first-generation college student sparked his passion for the role of higher education in advancing social mobility and economic development. In his spare time, he has a been a pro bono consultant to local and national nonprofit organizations. John has a B.A. from The Ohio State University.


John Tannous

Dr. Michael Moore

Chief Academic and Operating Officer, University of Arkansas System eVersity
Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Arkansas System

Dr. Moore’s passion is to broaden access to high-quality, affordable and workforce-relevant education opportunities for adult learners. His experience in building, launching and managing innovative online degree programs has provided opportunities for students to realize their academic dreams. As a first-generation college student, he appreciates the transformative power of a college education and he strives to provide that opportunity to others. Dr. Moore is currently responsible for building and managing the University of Arkansas System eVersity with a focus innovative teaching strategies that provide a learner-centered support that works to eliminate barriers to success. He is also responsible, broadly speaking, for working with the entire University of Arkansas System on all academic matters.

Prior to eVersity, Dr. Moore served as senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington with responsibility for undergraduate student success and strategic development of online programs. An experienced online instructor, Dr. Moore has provided leadership to online programs that have won numerous awards.

Dr. Moore currently serves as the vice president for academic affairs for the University of Arkansas System and the chief academic and operating officer for eVersity. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washburn University and a master’s and doctorate in the same from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Twitter: @UASeVersity
Twitter: @mkmoore65