Taylor Randall, President of the University of Utah, discusses leading with pragmatic optimism, setting expectations to manage transformation, reshaping curriculum based on student input, and how passion and creative tension can fuel positive change.
In the first of two blogs, the University Innovation Alliance celebrates its 2022 accomplishments. This installment reviews impact and scale of UIA initiatives, diffusion to the field through a variety of media platforms, and the invaluable partnerships that make their work possible.
Are you feeling siloed, stuck, or overwhelmed in your efforts to better serve first-generation, low-income, and students of color? It can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to even figure out where to start. Talk about a recipe for burnout!
The University Innovation Alliance revisits some of its favorite conversations with higher ed leaders on the Innovating Together Podcast during the 2021-22 academic year, including Alexander Cartwright, Michael Rao, M. Brian Blake, Kristina Johnson, Kim Wilcox, and Freeman Hrabowski.
Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University, discusses introducing online education through disruptive innovation, the fate of schools that don't evolve, the necessary discomfort of honesty in leadership, and personal stories as a tool for human connection.
The University Innovation Alliance offers another collection of wisdom for higher education leaders about to start the new academic year. Topics include COVID readiness, communication, learning about leadership on the job, and putting students first.
The University Innovation Alliance helps higher education leaders prepare for the new academic year with a bit of leadership wisdom from leaders whom we've had the honor of hosting on our podcast since the start of the pandemic.
M. Brian Blake, President of Georgia State University, discusses how his early private sector career shaped his approach to academic leadership, the guidance and opportunities that he's offering his students, and managing the perceptions around a job well done.
Freeman Hrabowski, retiring President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, discusses what he's learned over the years, what incoming leaders can expect from the current state of higher ed, and how they can best prepare themselves for the challenges of leadership.
James Kvaal, U.S. Under Secretary of Education, discusses leadership at the federal level, understanding the perspectives of advocates from outside the government, and the critical details of what it takes to be an effective communicator.