The Online Learning Consortium and Inside Higher Ed are teaming up to co-host a robust Leadership Network convening at the OLC Accelerate conference in Orlando on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Together, we will offer a robust schedule that highlights the 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.  Specifically, guest speakers, facilitated sessions, and a panel will focus on the topic of cultivating a culture of faculty acceptance, engagement, and excellence in online education through policy, professional development, and research-to-practice initiatives.

After each presentation, attendees, presenters, and facilitators will gather in small groups to discuss, collaborate and tackle the issues at hand. The convening will culminate with a panel discussion moderated by Doug Lederman, co-founder and editor of Inside Higher Ed, followed by a reception.

Leadership Network Speakers 

Dr. Renata S. Engel
Dr. Renata S. Engel
Interim Vice Provost for Online Education at Penn State
Brian Fleming
Brian Fleming
Executive Director, Sandbox ColLABorative at Southern New Hampshire University
Eric Fredericksen
Eric Fredericksen
Vice President, OLC Board of Directors, Associate Vice President for Online Learning & Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at University of Rochester
Karen Head
Karen J. Head, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, and Executive Director Georgia Institute of Technology
Doug Lederman
Doug Lederman
Co-Founder and Editor, Inside Higher Ed
Matthew Rascoff
Matthew Rascoff
Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation at Duke University
Dr Peter Shea
Dr. Peter Shea
Associate Provost for Online Learning and Associate Professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York

Leadership Network Planning Committee

Jill Buban - OLC
Jill Buban
Senior Director, Research & Innovation – Online Learning Consortium
Elizabeth (Liz) Ciabocchi, Ed.D
Elizabeth (Liz) Ciabocchi, Ed.D
Vice Provost for Digital Learning, St. John’s University in Queens, NY
David Cillay
David Cillay, Ph.D
Vice President for Academic Outreach and Innovation for the WSU Global Campus
Eric Fredericksen
Eric Fredericksen
Vice President, OLC Board of Directors, Associate Vice President for Online Learning & Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at University of Rochester
Kathleen Ives, D.M.
Kathleen Ives, D.M.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Online Learning Consortium
Connie Johnson, Ed.D
Connie Johnson, Ed.D
Chief Academic Officer and Provost, Colorado Technical University Online
Doug Lederman
Doug Lederman
Co-Founder and Editor, Inside Higher Ed
Dr Peter Shea
Dr. Peter Shea
Associate Provost for Online Learning and Associate Professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York

OLC Leadership Network:  A National Collaboration of Senior Leaders | REGISTRATION 
Registration fee for the Leadership Network is $235.  OLC Accelerate conference registration is separate.
Please Note: This an invitation only event.  Please contact Dr. Jill Buban at Jill.Buban@onlinelearning-c.org with any questions.

Located at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort| TRAVEL INFORMATION

12:00pm-12:45pm Registration Southern Hemisphere Foyer
12:45pm Welcome and Opening Remarks Southern Hemisphere III

Jill Buban, Sr. Director Research & Innovation, Online Learning Consortium

Doug Lederman, Co-founder and editor, Inside Higher Ed
1:00pm General Session One: Institutional Culture Southern Hemisphere III

Karen Head, Georgia Institute of Technology

Matthew Rascoff, Duke University
How do administrators shape institutional culture around online learning? How does faculty development tie to institutional culture? What do faculty members think about their institution’s culture and what do they want in this culture?
1:25-1:55pm Breakout Sessions for Small Group Discussion Southern Hemisphere I, II

2:00pm General Session Two: Digital Learning: Goals and Outcomes Southern Hemisphere III
Renata Engel, Interim Vice Provost for Online Education, Penn State University
Brian Fleming, Executive Director, Sandbox ColLABorative at Southern New Hampshire University
How do we engage faculty in the use of digital tools to effectively drive student success? For what purpose and what types of learners are digital learning tools best used for and under what circumstances? How do we measure efficacy/results?
2:25-2:55 Breakout Sessions for Small Group Discussion Southern Hemisphere I, II
Facilitators
TBD
3:00-3:20pm Break Southern Hemisphere Foyer
3:20-3:45pm General Session Three: Building a Research Agenda at Your Institution Southern Hemisphere III
Eric Fredericksen, Vice President, OLC Board of Directors, Associate Vice President for Online Learning & Associate Professor, University of Rochester
Peter Shea, Associate Provost for Online Learning and Associate Professor, University at Albany
How do you build a research agenda on your campus and what are the benefits in doing so? Why is it important to understand your institution’s specific culture and circumstances?? How can a campus-driven research agenda help understand your campus environment? How can you help faculty make data-driven decisions?
3:50-4:15pm Breakout Sessions for Small Group Discussion Southern Hemisphere I, II
Facilitators
4:20pm Panel Discussion Southern Hemisphere III
Renata Engel
Brian Fleming
Eric Fredericksen
Karen Head
4:55pm Closing Remarks Southern Hemisphere III
5:00-7:00pm Reception Cabana Deck (Dolphin pool next to the Cabana Bar)