Big Ten Scholars Attend Campus Leadership Seminar | Nebraska today
The Big Ten Academic Alliance kicked off its 2022-23 Academic Leadership Program with the first seminar to be held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus October 13-15. More than 80 fellows from across the Big Ten were in attendance including six Nebraska U Scholars.
Throughout the year, fellows will participate in intensive experiences aimed at enhancing their understanding of universities as dynamic and inclusive. While exploring their leadership roles, they will deepen their knowledge of the diverse, complex and changing landscape of higher education.
The event marked the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that this seminar has returned to being fully in-person on a college campus.
“We always love hosting the Academic Leadership Program in Nebraska, and returning to in-person events on campus this year was even more special,” said Judy Walker, Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty and Academic Affairs. “The one-to-one relationships these scholars have developed here will serve them well throughout the program and their careers in higher education.”
During their visit, the Fellows heard from a variety of speakers on important topics in academia, including critical challenges, inclusive excellence, and the social value of higher education. They also discussed free speech and academic freedom, as well as the importance of student welfare and support.
Members of campus leadership, along with Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, shared how the university has worked in partnership with the City of Lincoln and the community for a COVID-19 response that has allowed students to return to campus. in the fall of 2020 for an in-person meeting. , residential educational experience.
The group also spent time with Chancellor Ronnie Green on October 13 and Executive Vice-Chancellor Katherine Ankerson on October 14 to learn about their perspectives and pathways to leadership, followed by a question and answer session.
“Among these fellows will likely be our future deans, provosts and university presidents. The insights and thoughtful conversations shared by Chancellor Green and Executive Vice-Chancellor Ankerson have been incredibly valuable,” Walker said.
Scholars also had time “outside the classroom” with opportunities to visit and learn about the university’s athletic-academic partnerships, the Johnny Carson School for Emerging Media Arts, Nebraska Innovation Studios, the International Quilt Museum and the new Carolyn Pope Edwards. Hall.
The next two program events will be virtual, followed by a final in-person seminar at Pennsylvania State University in the spring. Additionally, Nebraska U Scholars will participate in on-campus meetings throughout the academic year with members of the university’s academic leadership.