Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College, discusses adapting to the long haul of the pandemic, best practices for focusing on and pursuing what truly matters to an institution and the ed sector at large, and identifying the path forward that will benefit the most people.
The University Innovation Alliance invites higher ed leaders to start the New Year with a review of relevant research from our Scholarship to Practice podcast and blog posts. Learn about new ideas and emerging trends to improve student success and support equity at your institution.
As we look at January as a time for new beginnings to do things differently (or better), the University Innovation Alliance shares the wisdom of nine higher ed leaders. They talk about what inspires them, new initiatives they've started, and how they lead with intention.
The University Innovation Alliance offers a list of inspiring winter break reads drawn from suggestions by higher ed leaders interviewed for the Innovating Together Podcast Series in 2020 and 2021.
Becky Johnson, Oregon State University's Interim President, discusses effectively assuming a leadership role during a pandemic, not being driven by worst-case scenarios, and keeping an eye on the future while handling the current situation.
Joseph Castro, Chancellor of the California State University System, discusses listening to the people who depend on his leadership, the do's and don'ts of decision-making during a crisis, and the need to stay focused on ongoing issues outside of the crisis.
Kristina Johnson, President of The Ohio State University, discusses starting a new leadership job during the pandemic, how to improve public safety on and off campus, and the connection between diversity and opportunity.
We'd love to share our favorite affirmations, shout-outs, and hat tips from college presidents and chancellors who, despite the challenges they experience throughout the year, always seem to lead with gratitude.
Don Pope-Davis, Dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology, Ohio State University, discusses the Dean’s Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows Program, the thinking and groundwork that led to its development, and preparing a campus culture for any large-scale diversity initiative.
Bryan Brayboy, President's Professor, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University, discusses indigenous students' challenges in higher ed, efforts and missteps of institutions addressing Native populations' needs, and the deep history of rights and responsibilities in U.S. democracy.