OLC Leadership Network Event

Institutional leaders are challenged with making decisions in an increasingly complex and changing higher education landscape, from evolving federal policies and regulations governing online education to the development of partnerships with private and public entities. Many of these are impacted by an institutions ability to make data informed decisions and to report on accountability measures. This Leadership Network event brings together experienced higher ed leaders to discuss these important and changing  issues through guided discussions.

Leadership Network Speakers

Dr Jennifer Mathes
Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D. Interim Chief Executive Officer, Online Learning Consortium – Moderator
Tom Cavanagh, Vice Provost for Digital Learning, University of Central Florida
Tom Cavanagh, Vice Provost for Digital Learning, University of Central Florida
Russ Poulin, WCET
Russ Poulin, Executive Director, WCET
Bob Ubell, Vice Dean Emeritus, Online Learning at NYU Tandon Online, School of Engineering
Bob Ubell, Vice Dean Emeritus, Online Learning at NYU Tandon Online, School of Engineering
Michael Goldstein, Founder and Senior Counsel - Education Practice, Cooley LLP
Michael Goldstein, Founder and Senior Counsel – Education Practice, Cooley LLP

Leadership Network Planning Committee

Dr Devon Cancilla
Devon Cancilla, Ph.D Chief Knowledge Officer, Online Learning Consortium
Eric Fredericksen
Eric Fredericksen, Ed.D President, OLC Board of Directors, Associate VP for Online Learning & Associate Professor in Educational Leadership, University of Rochester
Dr Lynette O'Keefe
Lynette O’Keefe, Ph.D. Director, Research Center, Online Learning Consortium
Dr Jennifer Mathes
Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D. Interim Chief Executive Officer, Online Learning Consortium
Dr Peter Shea
Peter Shea, Ph.D Associate Provost for Online Learning, University at Albany – SUNY
Mary Niemiec
Mary Niemiec Associate Vice President for Digital Education and Director of University of Nebraska Online Worldwide, University of Nebraska

OLC Leadership Network Event: A National Collaboration of Senior Leaders | REGISTRATION Registration fee for the Leadership Network Event is $225 early bird/$250 regular price (with purchase of OLC Accelerate conference registration); or $285 EB/$315 regular (pre-conference workshop only registration).

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Schedule

1:00pm - 1:30pm Registration/Check-in Southern Hemisphere III (Foyer)
1:30pm - 1:35pm Welcome and Opening Remarks

Southern Hemisphere III

Jennifer Mathes, Interim Executive Director, OLC
1:35pm - 1:55pm General Session One: Measuring Impact

Southern Hemisphere III

Tom Cavanagh, Vice Provost for Digital Learning, University of Central Florida
1:55pm - 2:20pm Breakout Session One Southern Hemisphere III
2:20pm - 2:40pm General Session Two: Policy and Regulations Impacting Online Education

Southern Hemisphere III

Russ Poulin, Executive Director, WCET
2:40pm - 3:05pm Breakout Session Two Southern Hemisphere III
3:05pm - 3:15pm Break
3:15pm - 3:35pm General Session Three: Partnership Strategies

5 Important Reasons Why Your Online Program Should Enter Into Productive Corporate Partnerships

A session that encourages you to enter into partnerships with corporate, professional society and other productive partnerships that will benefit your online program in at least 5 principal ways—in addition to (1) generating new enrollments and tuition revenue from corporate employees and society members, it offers you the possibility of (2) initiating joint research as well as establishing (3) actively engaged corporate external advisory board participation. Corporate and other partners can also be enlisted in (4) marketing and branding efforts and (5) extending recruitment nationally and globally in parallel with the footprints of your partners in the US and abroad. Examples of successful initiatives will be examined, together with effective approaches on how to introduce pinpointed strategies. Attendees will participate in working groups to explore how institutions might launch partnership programs that fit their online profiles.

While one route to increasing enrollment in online programs is for an institution to develop one-on-one relationships with employers to take advantage of their employee tuition support opportunities, except for the largest institutions these efforts tend to be limited to the geographic area immediately surrounding the school. Another rapidly emerging approach is to connect with the new breed of organizations, such as InStride, Guild and CAEL, that serve as intermediaries between employers and institutions to connect employees with online and hybrid learning opportunities. This discussion will consider the costs, benefits, opportunities and complexities of such relationships.
Southern Hemisphere III

Bob Ubell, Vice Dean Emeritus, Online Learning at NYU Tandon Online, School of Engineering

Michael Goldstein, Founder and Senior Counsel – Education Practice, Cooley LLP
3:35pm - 4:00pm Breakout Session Three Southern Hemisphere III
4:00pm - 4:30pm Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks Southern Hemisphere III