Webinar Recordings

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

Delivered August 20, 2020
Presented by Moderators: Elliot Felix, Founder & CEO, brightspot; Adam Griff, Managing Director, brightspot | Presenters: 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

Presented by SCUP in affiliation with brightspot strategy

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.

Recorded August 20, 2020.