What's Keeping Deans Up at Night: A Free Webcast for Academic Leaders

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What's Keeping Deans Up at Night: A Free Webcast for Academic Leaders

Learn the pressing issues that are on the minds of Deans—as well as their most common hopes and plans for moving forward.


Out of all of the academic leaders in higher education, Deans are arguably the ones who are closest to the challenges and potential solutions of higher ed. Some of the most pressing challenges keeping deans up at night include: changing student demographics and the impending demographic cliff, how to ensure academic rigor and accessibility, faculty and staff morale and equity, and waning funding from traditional revenue sources.

Join us for this free webcast to hear from two deans representing, respectively, a public, land-grant research institution as well as a small, private liberal arts college as they share their perspectives on what is keeping them up at night—as well as the practices they hope will enable their colleges and institutions to be successful in a more equitable and agile higher-ed landscape. Our speakers will discuss and invite peer insights on such topics as:

  • Maintaining a vibrant campus culture—and how that challenge has changed in light of the pandemic.
  • Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff, considering The Great Exit.
  • Meeting the needs of changing student populations while sustaining faculty morale.
  • Ensuring the financial sustainability of their schools.

You’ll leave this webinar with a greater awareness of how other higher-ed leaders strategize to surmount these issues—as well as how they address them firsthand.

Who should attend?

Deans and other academic leaders who would like to hear how peers at other institutions are thinking about and addressing the continued changes brought on by the pandemic (as well as those in the changing higher-ed industry across the country) will benefit from this program.