CU | 208
DC | LTC 382 (VTC launch site)
GC | Library 134
OC | 522
An identical session is being held at 2:00pm in the following rooms. For more information click here.
CU | 262
DC | LTC 382
GC | Library 134 (VTC launch site)
OC | 522
Constant Change: The Challenging Context of the 21st Century ~ George Mehaffy, Ph.D.
Sponsored by Academic Affairs
Technology, demographics, and economics are powerful forces of disruption that are challenging colleges and universities. Traditional missions, core assumptions, and ways of operating all have to be reconsidered in this era of transformation. How can colleges and universities survive and indeed thrive in this dramatically new environment?
George L. Mehaffy serves as the Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington, D.C., a higher education association representing 400 public colleges and universities and their 3.8 million students. His division is responsible for developing and managing programs for member institutions in areas such as organizational change, civic engagement, leadership development, undergraduate education, technology, international education and teacher education. He works closely with university presidents and chief academic officers on a variety of national initiatives. Each year, his division organizes a number of conferences, including two national conferences each year for AASCU chief academic officers. He has directed a series of innovative projects, including international programs with China and Liberia; a technology transformation annual conference with EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida; and two major national studies of student success. In 2003, he launched the American Democracy Project, a civic engagement initiative involving 240 colleges and universities, in partnership with The New York Times. Most recently, he organized the Red Balloon Project, a national initiative to transform undergraduate education. Before coming to AASCU, he had more than twenty years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education in Texas, New Mexico, and California.