Scale, Sustainability, and Success: Creating a Leadership Strategy for Innovation
Concurrent Session 1
The call for leadership in the innovation age is a critical element in moving the needle to provide solutions around access, technology, and student success. This presentation will examine the leadership acumen needed in implementing innovative solutions and initiatives to impact student success and institutional change.
The call for leadership in the innovation age is a critical element in moving the needle to provide solutions around access, technology, and student success. There is no shortage of approaches to the myriad of problems we are trying to solve in higher education. Pursuant to its mission, Colorado Technical University (CTU) has been using innovative technology to tackle some of the most pressing issues in higher education. Currently, CTU has one of the largest-scaled implementations of adaptive learning, which has impacted key areas of focus for the institution, including online orientation, general education courses, and student retention initiatives, while meeting the needs of a non-traditional student population.
This presentation will move beyond the tactical implementation of a technology solution to the necessary leadership strategy required for scale, sustainability, and success. The University Dean of General Education and the Vice Provost will share how CTU is impacting student retention and experience through innovative use of adaptive learning in several contexts, all framed in a leadership vision that empowers students, faculty, and staff.
In this session, we will explore the critical questions on which current and emerging institutional leaders must reflect before, during, and after the implementation of a new technology solution or initiative. As leaders, how can we better prepare our faculty, staff, and students to not only accept, but embrace change, even when that change seems disruptive? Participants will engage through discussion and reflective exercises that will allow them to consider focus areas in their own leadership strategy.
The goals of this presentation are:
To explore specific strategies and tactics that have are necessary to successfully lead in the innovation age.
Identify and answer critical questions that leaders are asking about how to successfully innovate within higher education.
Provide the audience with a roadmap that can be used to create or improve a leadership strategy for innovation