The Case for Academic Transformation

October 5-6, 2015


Academic Transformation: A Primer 
October 5, 2015

1:00 p.m. Registration

1:15 p.m. Welcome and Meeting Overview — Dr. Claude Pressnell, TICUA President

1:30 p.m. State and Federal Policy Update — Dr. Claude Pressnell, TICUA President

This session will address state and federal policy issues affecting higher education and specifically, the private, nonprofit sector.

Williams College - Impact of Major on Career Path for 15600 Williams College Alums

2:15 p.m. On-line Delivery

Savant Learning Systems — Ronnie Carnahan, V.P. Partner Development & Dr. Michelle Arant, V.P. Program Development & Training & Chief Academic Officer

This session will provide information on setting up on-line delivery of either classes and/or complete academic program offerings.

3:00 p.m. Lessons Learned: the Do's and Don'ts of Competency-Based Education

Western Governor's University TN — Dr. Kim Estep, President

Lipscomb University — Dr. Nina J. Morel, Dean of the College of Professional Studies

This session will examine what should be considered when planning for and delivering a competency-based educational program.

4:30 p.m. Strategies to Increase the Marketability of Your Academic ProgramsDr. Ronald P. Mahurin, V.P. for Strategy & Planning, Stamats

This session will look at options for helping position your institution's curricular and cocurricular programs and activities so that each will 1) help differentiate your institution from your competitors, 2) attract more students to your institution, and 3) increase the flow of revenue to your institution.

The Neoliberal Arts How college sold its soul to the market By William Deresiewicz

5:30 p.m. Wrap-Up -- Dr. Claude Pressnell, TICUA President

6:00 pm. Networking Reception

The Case for Academic Transformation
October 6, 2015

9:00 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Welcome and Meeting Overview – Dr. Claude Pressnell, TICUA President

10:00 a.m. CAEL -- Pamela Tate, President and CEO & Elkin Arredondo, Vice President for LearningCounts

This session will examine the use of prior learning and experiential education.

11:00 a.m. Tennessee Board of Regents System UpdateDr. Tristan Denley, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

This session will address the programs TBR is implementing and how each impacts the TBR mission and vision.

TBR Co-Requiste Remeditation

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:15 p.m. Plenary Address

Tennessee Department of EducationDr. Candice McQueen, Commissioner 

The Commissioner will address connections between K-12 and higher education including the State's new TCAP test, TN Ready.

Tennessee Succeeds Handout

1:00 p.m. University of Tennessee System UpdateDr. Katie High, Vice President, Academic Affairs and Student Success

This session will address the programs the UT system is implementing and how each impacts the UT system mission and vision.

2:00 p.m. THEC MasterPlanDr. David Wright, Senior Policy Advisor

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. The Governor's Vision for Higher Education -- Mike Krause, Executive Director, Tennessee Promise & Drive to 55

This session will address the Governor's vision of higher education. 

4:00 p.m. Wrap-Up -- Dr. Claude Pressnell, TICUA President