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Voices from the Field: Episode #9

Captive Creativity: Finding New Ways to Meet Established Goals
Published 2020
University of Alaska Anchorage Interim Provost John Stalvey explains their “alternate delivery” model, how flexibility and creativity allow them to meet student learning outcome goals during COVID-19, and how they’re supporting the local economy and moving ahead with current capital projects.
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Coffee Chat: Moving Online

The Challenges of an LMS Adoption
Published 2020
Recorded June 3. Transitioning to a Learning Management System (LMS) has been one of the most significant challenges an institution will manage, even prior to the unique challenges emerging around the COVID-19 pandemic. Doug Murphy, Dean of Operations at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, has overseen several LMS transitions in his career, and moderated this discussion.
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Pivot Complete. Now What?

Planning Through the Pandemic to a Sustainable Future
Published 2020
Higher education has become accustomed to a volatile environment. Volatile environments create significant degrees of ambiguity, complexity, and uncertainty. How do institutions navigate through this volatile environment? Scenario planning.
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Voices from the Field: Episode #8

Normal Business Doesn’t Stop: Maintaining Operations while Expanding Services
Published 2020
Colorado State University Provost and Executive Vice President Rick Miranda shares what his team learned during their COVID-19 response: upgrading their teams’ ability to communicate regularly was what kept things moving forward, allowing critical everyday elements to proceed without interruption.
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Coffee Chat: The Physical-Virtual Nature of Learning Design

Published 2020
Recorded May 27. The COVID-19 disruption will accelerate the connection of the physical campus to the virtual learning experience. Planners who think of their campuses as large, interactive gameboards designed to connect students and faculty with virtually integrated architecture will have an advantage. Gaming gives us planning clues to build now for our learning demands. SCUPers Brady Mick and Lauren Della Bella moderated this discussion.
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Voices from the Field: Episode #7

Beyond Academics: A Supportive Faculty Helps Ensure Continuity
Published 2020
Florida Atlantic University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Bret Danilowicz discusses how their online-experienced faculty stepped up to assist colleagues, how he’s prioritizing to ensure continuity and assess capital projects, and the importance of pulling together as a community to find ways to help beyond academics.
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Coffee Chat: Planning for an Uncertain Future

Published 2020
Recorded May 21. Campuses and businesses share a common challenge—business continuity in a new landscape. How is it working? How do we plan for an uncertain future? Where should we invest and prioritize? SCUP members Deborah Shepley and John White moderated this discussion.
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Voices from the Field: Episode #6

Leveraging Communication and Integration for Success Online
Published 2020
When the world went online, what were the inherent advantages (and challenges) for an institution already based on a distributed education model? Laurie Shanderson discusses the ways her university’s established operations made the transition easier, and why connected communication and integrated planning have been essential to their continued success.
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Voices from the Field: Episode #5

Leaning In to Level Up
Published 2020
Dr. Doreen Larson, president of Edison State Community College in Piqua, Ohio, discusses the ways her team used the power of advance planning to take control and thrive during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn about their online initiative, expansion of technology in a rural community, and how they’re growing enrollment in an uncertain time.
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Coffee Chat: Maker Movement

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Published 2020
Recorded May 13. Amid the pandemic, makers on campuses across the world have pitched in by crafting 3-D printed face shields, ventilator components, and other life-saving innovations. The value of the maker movement is apparent; but how do we adjust maker spaces to a quarantined, social-distancing world? SCUP members Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham and Heather Taylor moderated this discussion.
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Coffee Chat: Speculating Higher Education Priorities & Trends Post Pandemic

Published 2020
Recorded April 29. From Ayers Saint Gross, Jessica Leonard, Associate Principal, and Laura Hall, Associate, moderated this Coffee Chat on how will the COVID-19 pandemic might impact higher education.
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Voices from the Field: Episode #4

Empowering Underrepresented Students for the Long Term During Crisis and Contingency Planning
Published 2020
Pat McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC, discusses how her all-women’s undergrad program is maintaining support for underrepresented students.
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