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Tuesday, May 19 • 8:30am - 3:00pm
HED Executive Session: Academic and IT Innovating Together to Impact Student Success

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The current push for digital transformation is going to require coordination, collaboration and alignment between all the key stakeholders on campus. Does your campus have established channels of communication that enables the critical flow of information between academics and IT? Is there a joint playbook on how your institution will get to the future of education? Is there a stable partnership between the CAO and CIO to ensure they are on the same page and pulling together? Join a gathering of institutional leaders for an interactive day of discussion and planning to help your campus tackle the disruptive challenges of evolving an interoperable digital ecosystem for teaching and learning. The HED Executive Session is designed for C-level institutional officers and their staff, from both IMS Global member and non-member institutions, to address industry-wide topics, and share new approaches that will help drive a healthy digital learning environment.

This is a closed session for educational executives and senior level officers (Presidents, Provosts, etc.) on a first come, first serve basis. There is no cost, but interested attendees must indicate when registering if they will attend to reserve a seat. 

Session Agenda:
  • 8:30-9:00 Welcome and Opening Comments
  • 9:00-10:00 Multi-Association Collaboration: Designing the Comprehensive Learner Record
    • Panelists: Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE, Tom Green, AACRAO, and Amelia Parnell, NASPA
    • Moderated by: Jack Suess, UMBC
  • 10:00-10:45 A Conversation with Educational Leaders about Collaboration for Digital Transformation
    • Panelists: Melissa Woo, CIO at Michigan State University; Meg Benke, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Empire State College; Shawn Dark, Chief Academic Technology Officer at UC Berkeley
    • Moderated by: Lois Brooks, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 10:45-11:15 In This Together: Strategic Academic and Technology Partnerships
    by Robin Pappas, Oregon State
  • 11:15-12:00 Activity
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-2:15 edTalks: a series of punctuated conversations about the power of collaboration
    • Tom Cavanagh, University of Central Florida
    • Donna Kidwell, Arizona State University
    • Cyndi Proctor, State University of New York
    • Robin Johnson, Nexford University
  • 2:15-3:00 Closing Keynote by Liv Gjestvang, the Ohio State University

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Meg Benke

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, SUNY Empire State College
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Sandra DeCastro

Vice President, Community Programs, IMS Global Learning Consortium
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Thomas Cavanagh

Vice Provost for Digital Learning, University of Central Florida
Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D. is Vice Provost for Digital Learning at the University of Central Florida. He oversees all classroom technology and the distance learning strategy, policies, and practices of one of the nation’s largest universities. He has been recognized with numerous awards... Read More →
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Malcolm Brown

Director of Learning Initiatives, EDUCAUSE
Prior to assuming the position of director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), Malcolm Brown was the Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth College. His group supported faculty and students in the use of applications of information technology in research and in the curriculum... Read More →
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Amelia Parnell

Vice President for Research & Policy, NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Amelia Parnell is vice president for research and policy at NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, where she and leads many of the Association’s scholarly and advocacy-focused activities. Amelia writes and speaks frequently about topics related to student... Read More →
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Jack Suess

Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership... Read More →
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Cary Brown

Higher Education Program Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium
With responsibilities for helping to drive the IMS Global work in the Higher Education industry and manage and maintain the projects and members in HED, I have a background in enterprise software development and management with a focus on integration.
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Cynthia Proctor

Director of Communications and Academic Policy Development, SUNY System Administration
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Kelly Hoyland

Higher Education Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
I'm interested in using technology to support quality teaching and learning experiences. LTI, Digital Credentials, and Adaptive Learning are all of interest to me.
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Donna Kidwell

Chief Technology Officer, EdPlus at ASU
Donna Kidwell leads a team responsible for designing, developing and managing the technical infrastructure and information services necessary to deliver EdPlus at ASU’s online degree and lifelong learning opportunities at scale. She provides oversight, vision and strategy as EdPlus... Read More →
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Robin Johnston

VP of Academic Innovation, Nexford University
Dr Robin (Berenson) Johnston serves as Nexford’s Vice President of Academic Innovation. Throughout her career, Dr Johnston has held executive leadership positions in higher education, human resources, and healthcare. Prior to joining Nexford full time, Dr Johnston worked as a consultant... Read More →

Tom Green

Associate Executive Director, AACRAO
For the last five years, I have been leading a project to model, develop, implement and create standards for Comprehensive Learner Records. Over 30 years of experience in higher education; AACRAO has helped academic and enrollment services professionals navigate new and emerging... Read More →

Robin Pappas

Instructional Innovations Program Manager, Oregon State University

Shawna Dark

Chief Academic Technology Officer and Executive Director of Research, University of California, Berkeley

Lois Brooks

Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Melissa Woo

Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Michigan State University
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Liv Gjestvang

Associate Vice President, Learning Technology, The Ohio State University
Liv Gjestvang, Associate Vice President for Learning Technology at Ohio State University, is committed to supporting diverse and innovative teams in the development of engaging and life-changing learning experiences for students of all ages.Her work is centered around student access... Read More →

Tuesday May 19, 2020 8:30am - 3:00pm MDT