2024 Annual Meeting

Meeting Tracks and Session Formats

Meeting Tracks

  • This track will focus on improving student outcomes, advancing equity goals, and addressing the implications of AI through innovations in teaching, learning, and assessment; curricular design; and the application of digital technologies in the liberal arts and STEM fields.

  • This track will focus on reclaiming the narrative on equity and what it means to support the success of all students.

  • This track will focus on advancing the public purposes of higher education by leveraging engaged forms of learning—global, civic, STEM-related, and community-based learning.

  • This track will focus on links between liberal education outcomes and workforce readiness and on how integrating the arts and humanities with the sciences can empower students and promote economic growth and global competitiveness.

  • This track will focus on ways colleges and universities can support the mental health and well-being of their students, faculty, and staff.

Session Formats

Sessions will be 10*, 30, 60, or 75 minutes in length.

*HEDs Up sessions are the only format with 10-minute presentations.

  • Multiple 10-minute presentations, within a one-hour session, modeled on the format of TED Talks. Each presentation should focus on an innovative project or program, compelling research, or “lessons learned.” HEDs Up presentations should be provocative, challenging, entertaining, and above all, interesting.

  • Explore current work, recent findings, or new perspectives and allow at least 20 minutes for discussion.

  • Follow a traditional format with a presentation(s) followed by discussion among the speakers and with the audience.

  • Present findings, works in progress, or new methodologies pertaining to the meeting themes.

  • Provide opportunities for participants to share successful strategies and examples of effective academic and institutional leadership and/or change at all levels. For these informal discussions, participants are welcome either to rotate among several discussion topics or to focus on one only.

  • Active-learning sessions—limited to 25 participants each—that focus on topics currently being discussed and debated within higher education. Seminar leaders pose provocative questions and introduce activities that engage participants in workshop-style activities.