THE FUTURE OF COLLABORATION WHEN “BUSINESS AS USUAL”
RESIDES IN THE PAST
OCTOBER 26-29, 2021 (VIRTUAL)
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The twin pandemics of COVID and racial injustice have made clear that yesterday’s approach to doing business falls short of addressing today’s challenges in higher education. To help collaborative leaders re-evaluate, innovate, and extend how they support the people and institutions with whom they work, this year’s conference offers a highly interactive exploration of three interest areas: 1) Making the case for collaboration, 2) Running consortia amid challenge and change, and 3) Readying individuals for collaborative work.
Here are just a few examples of the many topics that could fit within these areas:
MAKING THE CASE FOR COLLABORATION:
Demonstrating and documenting value | Communicating value to stakeholders | Consortia as “core service” vs “amenity” | Building new financial models | Advancing beyond tactical to strategic collaboration
RUNNING CONSORTIA AMID CHALLENGE AND CHANGE:
Impact of the pandemic on consortial structure and governing bodies | External forces impacting organizational governance | The form and function of post-COVID consortia | Managing Boards virtually
READYING INDIVIDUALS FOR COLLABORATIVE WORK:Supporting the DEI imperative through hiring and facilitative work | Understanding and connecting with the personalities of member institutions and their leaders | Tools and processes that support collaborative work | Accessing professional development in collaboration | Meeting management tips and tricks
We invite you and your institutional colleagues to share your efforts and insights on these and related themes with the broader ACL community. By sharing strategies, successes, failures, lessons learned, and recommendations, you will contribute immeasurably to our communal inquiry, better equipping ACL members to address higher ed’s most urgent challenges. Proposals that address diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as those that feature inter-consortial collaboration, will receive special consideration.
Submission portal: https://tinyurl.com/ACL-2021-Submissions
Submission deadline: Monday, June 14, 2021
When submitting your proposal, you are asked to:
Presenters are invited to select one of the following session formats or propose an alternate:
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
Members of the conference planning committee stand ready and eager to help you brainstorm topics, audience engagement options, formats, or co-presenters. Our goal is to create a wonderfully useful and engaging conference experience for all. Please let us know how we can support your contributions to our shared endeavor!
The 2021 Conference Program Committee
For more information about the conference, please click a name below to contact one of the committee members (if having issues, right click and copy email):