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IT Leadership Panel: Exploring 5 Key Trends in Higher Education
The world of higher education is rapidly evolving with new macro trends emerging along three primary areas of institutional shifts in higher education: workforce, culture, and technology¹. To stay competitive, IT leaders need the right approach and technologies to support flexible learning models and the growing demand for remote/hybrid work.

Join our webinar to learn from forward-thinking IT leaders as we take a closer look at five key emerging trends. You’ll come away with practical insights, valuable perspectives and strategies to consider.

Discussion Topics:

• Hybrid and remote work impact on IT priorities
• What is needed to support flexible staffing needs
• Supporting digital transformation across functional areas
• Creating equitable and engaging online experiences
• Applying lessons learned in 2023 and beyond

Reference: Ashley Caron and Nicole Muscanell. 2023 Higher Education Trend Watch. Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE, October 31, 2022.

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Kevin Reeve
Director & Visionary, Teaching and Learning Technology @Utah State University
Kevin is the Director of Teaching and Learning Technology with a mission to keep Utah State University on the cutting edge. He is responsible for the Canvas LMS, Zoom, video streaming and capture systems, and about 100 LTI tools that plug into the LMS, 50 of which were built in-house. His team researches, sources and builds solutions to meet the needs of the teaching faculty. In February, his team launched a VR app they built that is being used to train USU students in the nursing program. The VR app sends completion data to the Canvas LMS. Currently, he is leading the effort to move Utah State Universities’ broadcast courses to Zoom Room technology which requires the upgrade of technology in over 250 classrooms across the state.
Eric Kunnen
Senior Director, IT Innovation and Research @Grand Valley State University
Eric Kunnen has a passion in forward-thinking, and works to lead, coordinate, and facilitate the effective uses of technology in teaching, learning and research, contributing to innovation and digital transformation. Eric is a Senior Director of IT Innovation and Research at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Allendale, Michigan. His primary role focuses on facilitating the discovery and exploration of emerging and innovative solutions that lead to digital transformation. Previously, Eric was the Associate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies and an Emerging Technologies Coordinator at GVSU, as well as a Director of Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Eric has a background in teaching Computer Science and Biology at the secondary level and a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology.
David Rhoads, Ed.D.
Director, The Institute for Faculty Development @Vanguard University
Dr. David Rhoads is currently the Director of Teaching Excellence and Digital Pedagogy at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA and has been teaching and leading in the areas of educational technology and hybrid pedagogy for over a decade. He enjoys helping faculty by equipping them with solutions and best practices for their classroom. David has extensive experience in the areas of flipped, online, hybrid and HyFlex pedagogy, as well as non-traditional enrollment and support, instructional design and educational technology. David’s research area focuses on the HyFlex approach, in contrast with traditional "face-to-face only" programs and course designs. David’s background, prior to working in higher education, included teaching at the high school level, as well as 12 years of working with youth. David is passionate about helping faculty maximize face-to-face and online learning opportunities so their students can gain the most benefit from their instruction.
Bryan Roesslet
Chief Technology Officer @University of Texas System