What Does the Roadmap to Change in Today’s Higher Education Institution Look Like?

Traditionally, student lifecycle functions have lived in silos across an institution’s organizational structure. Yet, we are starting to see some overlap. There is an increasing need for administrators, program leaders, faculty and others to work more collaboratively to reinforce both the program growth goals of the institution and the teaching and learning objectives of staff and students. Change is never easy, especially across multiple layers, and effectively managing this evolution in processes and roles internally is no small task.

Taking the stage at the UPCEA Central Region Annual Conference, Helix’s Dr. Cherron Hoppes and Thomas More College’s Dr. Kathleen Jagger will present “Change Management: How to Align Internal Stakeholders on New Growth Initiatives.” In this presentation, Hoppes, Chief Academic Officer at Helix Education, and Jagger, VP of Academic Affairs and Dean at Thomas More College, will discuss how shared governance often leads to institutional silos and what can be done to mitigate roadblocks to change and innovation.  At the heart of change management, they argue, is trust, transparency, and effective collaboration.

The session is scheduled to take place on Monday, October 17th at 2:30pm. The UPCEA Central event connects continuing education professionals with each other, research, best practices, professional development and leadership opportunities in continuing, professional and online education. Indianapolis is home to this year’s event. For more information, please click here.

Danielle Caldwell

Danielle Caldwell is the Content Marketing Manager at Helix Education. Prior to her work with Helix, Danielle served as a full-time faculty member with Westminster College’s Master of Strategic Communication program in Salt Lake City. Danielle brings nearly a decade of experience in research, communication, and higher education, and she currently still teaches graduate courses in organizational communication and research methods as an adjunct professor at Westminster College.