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Transforming Institutional Effectiveness: A Unified, Data-Driven Approach to Align Investments and Strategic Planning
Higher ed continues to face challenges with enrollment volatility, ongoing cost pressures, external economic factors and evolving scrutiny from accreditors and governing bodies. However, previous solutions are no longer enough to meet the eternal mission of higher ed -- to provide the best quality education for students -- in the most efficient, effective way possible.

As institutions look to chart a sustainable path forward, they will need to consider a comprehensive shift in their approach to institutional effectiveness and continuous improvement. Once the role of a specific person or office, colleges and universities must embrace a more unified approach to decision-making that integrates data insights institution-wide for greater transparency in aligning investments with student learning outcomes, institutional financials and their strategic mission and vision.

Join us for this fireside chat featuring forward-thinking leaders from Ball State University, Frostburg State University and University of Toledo. We’ll discuss:

• The value of real-time measurement of student learning to inform curriculum, student support and overall strategic planning
• How to assess academic programming to deliver against student expectations and career outcomes in a financially sustainable way
• The barriers to transforming administrative practices and planning within institutions and strategies for leading through change

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Mar 28, 2023 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Charlene Alexander
Chief Strategy Officer @Ball State University
Dr. Charlene Alexander serves as Ball State University’s Chief Strategy Officer where she is responsible for helping the university execute the imperatives outlined in its strategic plan. Dr. Alexander also oversees Ball State’s Offices of Institutional Research and Decision Support, Community Engagement and Inclusive Excellence. Throughout her career, Dr. Alexander has been a champion for initiatives related to diversity and inclusion. She formerly served at Ball State as a professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services -- where she directed the School Counseling program for 16 years -- and as Associate Provost for Diversity and Interim Associate Vice President for Community Engagement. Under her leadership, Ball State developed its first Diversity Strategic Plan and released its first statement on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Alexander’s efforts led to Ball State receiving the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2016.
Dr. Gregory Postel
President @University of Toledo
Dr. Gregory Postel was named President of The University of Toledo in 2021 after serving as interim president since 2020. He is former interim president and executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Louisville (UofL). Prior to joining UToledo, Dr. Postel served as the senior client partner representing healthcare services and higher education at Korn Ferry, a global organizational consulting firm. Dr. Postel has more than 25 years of experience with academic medical center and university operations, governance, clinical care, teaching and the support of research. Dr. Postel served 18 years as chair of the Department of Radiology at the UofL School of Medicine and held the positions of vice dean for clinical affairs and chairman of the board at University Medical Center in Louisville. He was the founding board chair and later CEO of University of Louisville Physicians.
Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk
President @Frostburg State University
Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk is focused on improving student success, strengthening the communication and governance process on campus and enhancing outreach with communities in the Western Maryland region. He led the Frostburg State community in developing a comprehensive strategic plan, which is now being implemented. Nowaczyk joined as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Pennsylvania’s Clarion University in 2011. Prior, he served in numerous positions in higher education administration, including dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Haven (2006-2011), associate vice chancellor for economic and community development at East Carolina University (2003-2006) and chair of ECU’s Department of Psychology (1998-2002). He also served as an American Council on Education Fellow at the University of Delaware (2001-2002).
Darren Catalano (Moderator)
CEO @HelioCampus