The inaugural Leading Academic Change Summit will be held on December 2 and 3, 2014 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Hyattsville, MD. This convening will engage a diverse group of academic transformation and innovation experts from public and private colleges, universities, and systems to share how academic transformation efforts are unfolding on their campuses, discuss common challenges, share promising practices, and form a network of leaders across the country dedicated to rethinking higher education. Attendees will participate in interactive workshops and discussions around four key areas:
- Defining and envisioning the future of an emerging field
Participants will work together to codify this emerging field by documenting its origins, describing its current features, and developing a common language for the aims and means that define Academic Transformation. They will also work together to anticipate and envision the forms that Academic Transformation may take in the future.
- Leading by creating conditions to foster Academic Transformation
Participants will share cases to illustrate how Academic Transformation begins and gains momentum. They will use these examples to discuss challenges and opportunities to leading Academic Transformation and to clarify what leaders need to advance Innovation within and across institutions and systems.
- Forming professional networks to advance policies and practices
Participants will have opportunities to network and collaborate in a setting purposefully designed to facilitate the open exchange of ideas, assessment and evaluation results, and emerging practices in order to foster new learning and leadership development.
- Disseminating key insights into leading Academic Transformation
Participants will be invited to co-create a set of products for dissemination (conference convening papers, compendium of cases, video, reflective essays) that describe Academic Transformation and the particular educational challenges it seeks to address; to explain what Academic Transformation leadership entails; and to lay out future visions of undergraduate learning and teaching, which Academic Transformation leaders aspire to realize.
NOTE: Registration by Invitation Only
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E
Hyattsville, MD 20783
December 2, 2014
Welcome Lunch & Keynote: 12:00pm
December 3, 2014
Closing Session: 5:00pm
A block of rooms is reserved at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Make sure to mention the Leading Academic Change Summit to receive the group rate of $169/night.
DAY ONE - DECEMBER 2, 2014
Focus: Defining and envisioning the future of an emerging field
DAY TWO - DECEMBER 3, 2014
Focus: Leading by creating conditions to foster Academic Transformation
Registration is by invitation only for this event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like an invitation.
A block of rooms is reserved at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center . Make sure to mention the Leading Academic Change Summit to receive the group rate of $169/night.
Complimentary on-site parking is available in the parking garage.
From Baltimore-Washington International - BWI
I-95 South to exit 27 (495 West/US 1). Stay left immediately after the split and follow signs to Rt. 1 College Park. Take Exit 25B to US 1 South, and travel .9 mi. Take ramp onto Rt. 193 West, and at the 3rd traffic light (Adelphi Road), make a U-Turn. Take an immediate right into UMUC Campus. Follow signs to the Inn & Conference Center.
From Annapolis and Points East
Take Route 50 to the Capital Beltway (I-495) toward College Park. Take Exit 25 (U.S. Route 1 South). Proceed approximately 1 mile south on U.S. Route 1. Turn right onto Route 193 West (University Boulevard). At the third traffic light (Adelphi Road), make a U-turn and turn right into the parking garage.
From Montgomery County and Points West
Take the Capital Beltway (I-495) toward College Park. Exit at New Hampshire Avenue/Takoma Park (MD Route 650 South). At the second light, turn left onto Adelphi Road. At the third light, make a left onto Route 193 East (University Boulevard) and turn right into the parking garage.
From Alexandria, VA and Points South of Washington
Take I-295 north toward Baltimore. I-295 becomes the Baltimore-Washington Pkwy (MD Route 295). Exit onto Riverdale Road west toward Hyattsville/New Carrollton. Riverdale Road becomes East-West Highway (MD Route 410). Turn right onto Adelphi Road. At fourth light, turn right onto University Boulevard (MD Route 193) and take first right into UMUC headquarters.
From Washington, D.C.
Take New Hampshire Avenue (Route 650) north toward College Park. Turn right onto Route 193 East (University Boulevard). At the sixth traffic light, cross Adelphi Road and turn right into the parking garage.
The Leading Academic Change Summit will take place at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.