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Tuesday, November 14, 2017


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Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker - President, Colorado State University-Global Campus Higher Education is Evolving - How Do We Keep Up?

Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker
President, Colorado State University-Global Campus

Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker - President, Colorado State University-Global Campus Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker
President, Colorado State University-Global Campus

As president of CSU-Global, Takeda-Tinker champions data-driven, technology-based solutions to facilitate workplace success for adult learners. She started with CSU-Global as an instructor, and later as dean she worked to ensure the stability and success of the university. Takeda-Tinker has academic and workplace expertise in finance, leadership, and business management. With the mind of an entrepreneur and the soul of an educator, Takeda-Tinker is remaking higher education to advance American competitiveness.

Higher Education is evolving, and at a rapid pace. How do institutions keep up and still ensure they are meeting the needs of modern students and the workplace? What is the future of online higher education?

Learning Outcomes:
From this presentation and Q&A session, participants will:

  • Identify who a modern student is and what their needs as a learner are
  • Discuss what the future workplace looks like and how the knowledge, skills and abilities of students will be applied in future careers

Ted Mitchell - President, American Council on EducationAmerican Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Ted Mitchell
President, American Council on Education

Ted Mitchell - President, American Council on Education
Ted Mitchell
President, American Council on Education

Former college president and top federal policy maker Ted Mitchell became president of ACE on Sept. 1, 2017.

Mitchell brings a wide array of experience and accomplishments from across the higher education sector to ACE, as well as a longstanding focus on helping more students gain access to a postsecondary education and complete their degrees. His background includes service as president of a private liberal arts college, senior administrator at a state university and trustee of a major research institution.

Mitchell was president of Occidental College (CA) from 1999-2005. He served as U.S. under secretary of education from 2014 until January 2017, reporting to the secretary of education and overseeing postsecondary education policies and programs.

He also has served as vice chancellor and dean of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and professor and chair of the Department of Education at Dartmouth College (NH). He has been a member of the Stanford University (CA) Board of Trustees.

Prior to becoming under secretary of education, Mitchell was chief executive officer of the NewSchools Venture Fund from 2005-2014, which provides seed capital and counsel to leading education entrepreneurs at the K-12 level, and served as the president of the California State Board of Education. After concluding his service at the Department of Education, Mitchell served as a consultant to ACE in the areas of education attainment and innovation and leadership development.

Mitchell received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Christine, and their two children.​​

How Do Partnerships Better Online Higher Education?

Panel Discussion

  • Charlie Nguyen - CMS
    Charlie Nguyen
    CMS

    Charlie Nguyen - CMS
    Charlie Nguyen
    CMS

    Charlie Nguyen is the Founder and CEO of CMS Global Inc., CMS Global provides global access to quality education for everyone. Previously, as Vice President in-charge of multi-state operations, Charlie led operations for the University of Phoenix in the US, from Texas to Nevada to Colorado to New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts in addition to serving online students in over 20 states. His core competencies are online operations, global partnership and general management. During his tenure with University of Phoenix, he contributed to explosive growth in which enrollment triple to almost 500,000 students and almost 1million graduates. In the recent years, he served as Head of Asia operations, Head of Strategy for Apollo Education Group, parent company of the University of Phoenix. In these roles, he assisted Asian and European universities with launching/expanding their online programs. Prior to Apollo, Charlie was a successful serial entrepreneur in the hospitality, real estate, insurance and e-commerce industries.

  • Kurt Miller - Faculty, CSU-Global
    Kurt Miller
    Faculty, CSU-Global

    Kurt Miller - Faculty, CSU-GlobalKurt Miller
    Faculty, CSU-Global

    I currently am employed as the Program Manager, Saudi Electronics University (SEU), for Beyond Campus, Innovations, Inc. (BCI) the for-profit entity of Colorado State University Systems. This program is a strategic partnership with SEU, CSU-Global, and BCI. I am responsible for all managerial and operational requirements for the delivery of MBA, MS in Information Security, and Master’s in Healthcare Administration and Management degree programs taught by BCI faculty to SEU (Saudi) students via online education.

    I am a Professor Emeritus, College for Financial Planning. I have over 41 years of management experience and including 25 years of HR experience. I am a retired professor and chairman, Graduate Degree Programs, College for Financial Planning. I also am a retired Marine Corps Officer having served on active duty from (1973-1994).

    I served on the Attorney Regulation Committee, Colorado Supreme Court (2007-2014) and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Colorado Supreme Court (2001-2006).

    I was born in Denver and currently reside in Aurora, Colorado. I am married, my wife and I have two adult children. I also have an older son and a nineteen year-old grandson.

    I have an AA (Management) and BS (Politics and Government) from the University of Maryland, University College; MS in Human Resource Management and Development from Chapman University; and a Doctor of Management from Colorado Technical University. I teach a variety of management courses, including various human resources courses, and strategic management. My dissertation topic (1998) was “Payroll Peripherals: Their Effect on Payroll Systems and Management”.

  • Karlyn Shorb - Sister Cities International
    Karlyn Shorb
    Sister Cities International

    Karlyn Shorb - Sister Cities International
    Karlyn Shorb
    Sister Cities International

    Karlyn K. Shorb is the CEO of Aurora Sister Cities International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering global partnerships, trade and cultural and educational exchanges on behalf of the city of Aurora, Colorado and its citizens. Karlyn is a licensed attorney with extensive administrative and organizational leadership experience. She previously directed two academic programs at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and, as a practitioner of law, managed a legal clinic dedicated to representing immigrant victims of violent crimes with humanitarian and other visa applications. Currently, Karlyn serves on the advisory board of The Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, on the executive committee of the Aurora Chamber’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, and on the governing board of Visit Aurora, the city of Aurora’s convention and visitors bureau.

    Karlyn holds a B.A. in International Affairs and German from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She is most recently a graduate of the Aurora Chamber’s Leadership Aurora program—a program aimed at growing and engaging community leaders in the city of Aurora. In addition to English, Ms. Shorb speaks German, Italian and Spanish. She is married with two sons.

  • Haya Alqahatani
    Riyad Bank

    Haya Alqahatani
    Riyad Bank

    Haya AlQahatni received her MBA from Saudi Electronic University in May of 2017. An accomplished and performance-driven professional, she has spent over a decade working with corporate banking, credit, business process operations and development, projects and products management and client/customer relationship management. She currently works for Riyad Bank as the Head of the Global Transaction Solution Implementation Section.

Eran Goren, President, Digital Media / EVP Strategy, USIMModerated by
Eran Goren
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President, Digital Media / EVP Strategy, USIM

Eran Goren, President, Digital Media / EVP Strategy, USIM
Eran Goren
President, Digital Media / EVP Strategy, USIM

Eran is truly one of today’s marketing visionaries. As President, Digital Media and EVP Strategy at USIM, the fastest growing independent media agency, he is responsible for leading integrated strategies, innovation and digital operations. He combines experience and leadership in marketing and analytics with a deep understanding of how technology is changing the way businesses acquire, retain and service customers.

In his 20 years of experience, Eran has held several senior executive positions, most recently founding and leading enCircle Media in aggressive growth until its acquisition by USIM in 2010. He also launched and managed sourceOut a media agency that was acquired by Red McCombs Media in 2006, and directed the sales and marketing team at iVenturi, a software company spun off from Dow Chemical and Andersen Consulting.

Eran is a founding partner at Insight Ventures, LLC, an early stage business incubator, and also serves on the board of the YPO Orange County Chapter and multiple company boards.

A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Eran holds degrees in Finance and Management Information Systems. When he’s not at the office, Eran can be found travelling and playing with his three kids.

The global connectivity of online higher education provides bountiful opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships. Learn how to find and establish relationships to better serve the needs of modern learners.

Learning Outcomes:
From this Panel, participants will:

  • Learn what to look for in a good partnership opportunity
  • Understand how to find and build partner relationships
  • Hear about various partnership types including curricular and organizational

On Both Sides of Online Education: The Student and Faculty Experience

Panel Discussion

  • Maria Jump - Vice President of Student Experience, CSU-Global
    Maria Jump
    Vice President of Student Experience, CSU-Global

    Maria Jump - Vice President of Student Experience, CSU-GlobalMaria Jump
    Vice President of Student Experience, CSU-Global

    Maria Jump is the Assistant Vice President of Student Services at CSU-Global. Since coming to the university three years ago she has focused on improving the student experience in Student Advising, Disability Services, Career Services and Alumni Relations.

    Maria has been in higher education for 10 years, primarily supporting the needs of non-traditional learners. She helps facilitate success for students during their time at CSU-Global and beyond by creating service oriented processes and teams that address each student’s unique needs.

    Maria holds an MS in Management from the University of Colorado at Denver and a bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages from Metropolitan State University of Denver.


  • Bob Hansen
    CEO, UPCEA


    Bob Hansen
    CEO, UPCEA

    Dr. Robert J. Hansen was named Chief Executive Officer of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association in 2010. Under Hansen’s leadership, UPCEA has grown by 125% in the past six years. He established a number of initiatives focused on the association’s unique role in online leadership and management under the umbrella of the National Council for Online Leadership, including: the Summit for Online Leadership and Administration, the Online Leadership Roundtable for chief online learning officers, and the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership. In 2016 UPCEA developed a companion framework, the Hallmarks of Excellence in Professional and Continuing Education. With the two Hallmarks, UPCEA now provides a comprehensive set of standards that reflect the ambitions, potential, and importance of units that serve adult learners.

    Hansen previously served as Associate Provost for University Outreach at the University of Southern Maine, a regional public university located in Portland, Maine. Prior to that position, he spent six years at Saint Xavier University of Chicago as Assistant to the President & Secretary of the Corporation, and then as founding Executive Director of Orland Park Campus & Off-Campus Programs. Hansen also previously served as Assistant to the Governor for Education in the administration of former Illinois governor, Jim Edgar. Hansen earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Sarah Red - Senior People Services Manager - DaVita
    Sarah Red
    Senior People Services Manager, DaVita

    Sarah Red - Senior People Services Manager - DaVitaSarah Red
    Senior People Services Manager
    DaVita

    Sarah Red is the Senior Manager of Human Resources and Labor Relations at DaVita Kidney Care. She is based in Denver, Colorado where she partners with corporate leaders at DaVita’s World Headquarters on talent development, organizational strategy, and performance coaching. Sarah received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. After spending 10 years in large corporate HR functions, she has returned to pursue her Master’s degree online. Sarah is currently enrolled in the Strategic Human Resources Master’s program online at the University of Denver.

  • Dr. Penelope Moon - Director of Online Programs, ASU
    Dr. Penelope Moon
    Director of Online Programs, ASU

    Dr. Penelope Moon - Director of Online Programs, ASU Dr. Penelope Moon
    Director of Online Programs, ASU

    Penelope Adams Moon is Associate Clinical Professor of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. In addition, she is Director of Online Programs for the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University, and in this capacity, Dr. Moon supervises the development and delivery of high quality online courses for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the School’s degree programs, general education courses, certificates, and continuing education courses. She also leads new online program/project development for the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, often in strategic collaboration with external partners. She teaches graduate courses in History and publishes on topics related to American peace history and online education.

Jordan Friedman, U.S. News and World ReportModerated by
Jordan Friedman
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U.S. News and World Report

Jordan Friedman, U.S. News and World Report
Jordan Friedman
U.S. News and World Report

Jordan Friedman is an editor and reporter for U.S. News & World Report’s Education section. He covers online higher education, focusing on the latest trends and offering advice to an audience of prospective undergraduate and graduate students. He has also contributed to news outlets such as USA Today and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. You can follow him on Twitter at @jordanfriedman8.

As online education becomes more commonplace, students and faculty are becoming more familiar with the benefits and shortcomings of this learning modality. What does it do well? How can it be improved?

Learning Outcomes:
From this Panel, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the current state of virtual classrooms
  • Learn how online education can continue to improve based on current student and faculty experiences
  • Learn how to maximize what online education does well

Mark Protus - Director of Modern Learning and Video, Microsoft Office Keynote Speaker: Mark Protus

Mark Protus
Director of Modern Learning and Video, Microsoft Office

Mark Protus - Director of Modern Learning and Video, Microsoft Office Mark Protus
Director of Modern Learning and Video, Microsoft Office

As the Director of Learning & Video for Microsoft Office, I create content and learning experiences to ensure all Office customers have the essential workplace skill and productivity training needed to use, deploy, and adopt the Office Suite successfully on any device or platform. I previously managed the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), a multi-million user technical training destination with thousands of free live and on-demand courses. I have a long history of developing and shipping pioneering creative learning experiences, turning ideas into products, and working with customers and companies to create training and skill-development solutions.

What is the Next Generation of Learner and How Do We Serve Them?

Panel Discussion

  • David Stillman - Author
    David Stillman
    Author

    David Stillman - Author
    David Stillman
    Author

    David Stillman is not new to the generational conversation. For almost twenty years he has been called on by business executives, politicians and the media to share his expertise on how best to bridge generational gaps. David has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and the TODAY Show as well as NPR and in Fast Company, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

    In addition to being an internationally acclaimed speaker on the generations, David is also the co-author of two best-selling books including When Generations Collide and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace.

    David is excited for his newest book called “Gen Z @ Work” being published by HarperCollins. It describes the 7 key traits of Gen Z and was just named by the NY Post as one of the 5 books to read in 2017. Best of all, he has coauthored this book with his 17-year-old Gen Z son, Jonah.

  • Jonah Stillman - High School Student
    Jonah Stillman
    High School Student

    Jonah Stillman - High School Student
    Jonah Stillman
    High School Student

    Jonah Stillman just graduated from high school this Spring and already has quite a few accomplishments. He is a nationally ranked US alpine snowboarder. In addition, he is a youth ambassador for the international non-profit WE and has traveled to both Kenya and Ecuador to build schools. Jonah and a team of peers conducted one of the first national surveys about Gen Z’s workplace attitudes. The eye-opening results ignited Jonah’s interest in keeping the dialogue going. After growing up watching his dad - David - be the voice of his generation, Jonah is excited to be the voice of his generation. He is the youngest speaker on the circuit and has already shared his insights on Gen Z with MSNBC and CBS and Jonah was recently featured in Fast Company.

    In addition to writing their book, David and Jonah have been speaking about across the country to a variety of companies and industries about how best to recruit, retain, and manage Gen Z as well as what we asked them to talk about today… how best to market to Gen Z.

  • Morgan Hooker - Project Engineering Manager, Nestlé
    Morgan Hooker
    Project Engineering Manager, Nestlé

    Morgan Hooker - Project Engineering Manager, Nestlé
    Morgan Hooker
    Project Engineering Manager, Nestlé

    Morgan Hooker is pursuing her Masters in Project Management at CSU-Global. She works full-time as a project engineering manager for Nestlé’s corporate team. Morgan has almost a decade of experience working in project and product engineering, for companies such as Zebra Technologies, Discovery Channel and Rolls Royce.

  • Christy Price
    Professor of Health & Wellness, Dalton State

    Christy Price
    Professor of Health & Wellness, Dalton State

Jerid Counterman - CSU-GlobalModerated by
Jerid Counterman
,
CSU-Global

Jerid Counterman - CSU-Global Jerid Counterman
CSU-Global

Jerid Counterman is the Student Advising Manager at CSU-Global, and has been with the University since 2013.  In addition to advising, he has assisted students in areas of career services and financial aid, giving him a broad view of the student experience from start to finish.  Having returned to pursue his Master’s after an 11 year break in his education, Jerid is in tune to the needs of nontraditional students.  With 10 years of higher education experience, Jerid is passionate about assisting student and helping them fulfill their educational goals.

Modern Learners are different than the non-traditional students of yesterday: who are they are? How do we prepare them for the workplace? How are they different and how do we evolve learning to meet their needs?

Learning Outcomes:
From this panel and Q&A Session, participants will:

  • How Millennials and Gen Z students expectations for technology affect changes in nontraditional student needs
  • What tools can be used to help predict their changing needs
  • How career expectations differ generationally and how that affects educational needs

What Data Points Drive Nontraditional Student Engagement or Success?

Panel Discussion

  • Sondra D’Aquisto - Assistant Director of Institutional Research, CSU-Global
    Sondra D’Aquisto
    Assistant Director of Institutional Research, CSU-Global

    Sondra D’Aquisto - Assistant Director of Institutional Research, CSU-GlobalSondra D’Aquisto
    Assistant Director of Institutional Research, CSU-Global

  • Matt Sigelman - CEO, Burning Glass
    Matt Sigelman
    CEO, Burning Glass

    Matt Sigelman - CEO, Burning Glass
    Matt Sigelman
    CEO, Burning Glass

    Matthew Sigelman is CEO of Burning Glass Technologies. For more than a decade, he has led Burning Glass in harnessing the power of data and analytics to deliver artificial intelligence technologies that have helped fill millions of jobs and provided the data needed to resolve the skills gap.

    Matt has helped establish Burning Glass as a leading labor market analytics firm that is playing a growing role in informing the global debate on education and the workforce. Burning Glass collects and mines millions of job postings and resumes each day and translates them into a common language in order to map career patterns, flag employer pain points, match people and jobs, and render detailed intelligence on the jobs in greatest demand and the skills required to get them. Burning Glass solutions drive critical workforce, education, and economic development initiatives for more than a dozen state and national governments, as well as numerous educational institutions, regional agencies, global recruitment agencies, major employers, and job boards. Burning Glass’s tools power several government workforce systems, are used by millions of job seekers and students each year, and have been shown to have substantive impact on reemployment outcomes and on job market literacy.

    Matt is consulted frequently by national media, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Marketplace, Forbes, NPR, Vox, Inside Higher Education, CBS, Fox News, and the New England Journal of Higher Education; by higher education leaders; by researchers and policy makers; and by the White House. He has recently been a featured speaker and panelist with conferences of the Business Higher Education Forum, The Economist, the National Association of Workforce Boards, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Institute for Human Resource Information Managers, and with the HRO Today Forum.

    Matt, formerly with Capital One, Mesa Air Group, and McKinsey and Company, also serves on the Board of Directors of The Graduate! Network, a national alliance of regional partnerships achieving outstanding outcomes in adult college completion. He holds an AB from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Ellen Wagner - Vice President, Research, Hobsons
    Ellen Wagner
    Vice President, Research, Hobsons

    Ellen Wagner - Vice President, Research, Hobsons
    Ellen Wagner
    Vice President, Research, Hobsons

    Ellen D. Wagner is Vice President, Research, Hobsons. She was co-founder of the PAR Framework, now a Division of Hobsons, and served as PAR’s strategy officer from its inception to its acquistion. She was Vice-President, Technology, of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, and was Executive Director of WICHE’s Cooperative for Educational Technologies.

    Ellen is the former senior director of worldwide eLearning, Adobe Systems, Inc. and was senior director of worldwide education solutions for Macromedia, Inc. As Chief Learning Officer at both Informania, Inc and Viviance new Education, AG, she supervised the developments of corporate education, including learning management and competency management efforts, featuring the development of the Novell, Inc. certification programs and CBE courses and programs offered by Western Governors University.

    Before joining the private sector, Ellen was a tenured professor and chair of the Educational Technology program at the University of Northern Colorado, where she held a number of administrative posts, including Director of the Western Institute for Distance Education and Coordinator of Campus Instructional and Research Technologies, Academic Affairs.

    Ellen’s Ph.D. in learning psychology comes from the University of Colorado - Boulder. Her M.S. and B.A. degrees were earned at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Helen Stubbs, GallupModerated by
Helen Stubbs

Gallup

Helen Stubbs, GallupHelen Stubbs
Gallup

Helen Stubbs is a Senior Consultant at Gallup. She joined the company in 2016 to support efforts to measure and improve the lives of college and university students, alumni, faculty and staff. Gallup is leading a national conversation on meaningful measures of success in college — moving beyond completion, employment and GPA to examine how college can best prepare students for a fulfilling career and a life well-lived. Gallup’s research has identified crucial undergraduate experiences aligned with student well-being and engagement and the long-term well-being and career outcomes of alumni. Gallup partners with university clients to understand and improve their performance on these measures, applying decades of Gallup’s global research in well-being, engagement and strengths-based development.

Helen brings a wealth of experience to her role, having served colleges and universities for more than 16 years at nonprofit national resource centers and in for-profit client service roles. Her work at these organizations involved promoting innovation and paradigm shift in how campuses create safe, healthy and inclusive communities. Most recently, Helen led a team at a leading education technology company disseminating research, tools and best practices to support college student health, safety and well-being.

Throughout her career, Helen has integrated research-based best practices with institution-level data on student behaviors and attitudes, assessing where campuses are in their efforts to move them toward state-of- the-art institutionalized initiatives. Her expertise includes critically examining campus-level data, distilling and synthesizing rich research literature, assisting institutional strategic planning and evaluation, and engaging diverse campus and community constituencies to improve campus health and well-being.

Helen’s nonprofit service supported the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention and the Center for College Health and Safety as associate director at both centers.

Helen received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Vermont. She earned a master’s degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she focused her studies on health communications, the dissemination of innovations, preventing high-risk behaviors and healthy adolescent development.

Nontraditional student engagement towards completion of academic goals is a significant challenge for both traditional F2F and online educational providers. In this panel, hear how CSU-Global and other industry professionals engage and retain students toward completion of their degrees, certificates and other academic goals with its fully online platform

Learning Outcomes:
From this Panel, participants will:

  • Learn key data metrics which drive student success towards academic goal completion
  • Understand how to connect the ‘data dots’ for a university-wide approach to student success
  • Hear about the real impact a data-driven approach can have on student academic and workplace success