Creating a More Adaptive Institution in the Wake of COVID-19

August 20, 2020
Free Webinar | 4:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern

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How can colleges and universities become more adaptive in the wake of COVID-19? This interactive panel discussion will bring together different institutions’ perspectives from facilities, technology, student services, and finance to understand the impact of COVID-19 on institutions and their student experience.

The discussion will be organized in three parts, each with a prompt to inform the discussion, a poll to take the pulse of the audience, and an open discussion among panelists from different roles at different institutions:

  1. What are the changes brought about by COVID-19 that colleges and universities must respond to? Which of these will be short-term and which will be long-term?
  2. How can colleges and universities best adapt to these changes now and build the capacity to keep doing so in the future?
  3. What might be the biggest barriers to becoming more adaptive institutions and how might they be overcome?

Following this three-act discussion, we’ll reflect on the key themes from the conversation as a group, and each panelist will offer advice for audience members as to how they can create a more adaptive institution.

Featured Speakers


Elliot Felix
Founder & CEO

Adam Griff
Managing Director


Shawna Dark
Chief Academic Technology Officer & Executive Director
Research, Teaching, and Learning
University of California, Berkeley

Cedric Howard
Vice President for Enrollment & Student Services
SUNY Fredonia

Marla Love
Senior Associate Dean of Students
Diversity and Equity
Cornell University

Rick Straka
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Lora Strigens
Vice-President for Planning and Facilities Management
Marquette University

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