Call for Proposals: ACAD Annual Meeting – Inclusive Leadership in the New Normal – Aug 9

Posted by ACAD on July 13, 2021

ACAD is now accepting proposals for our 78th Annual Meeting being held February 23-25, 2022 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The COVID pandemic simultaneously accelerated trends in higher education and sharpened awareness of disparities among those who study, work, and lead at colleges and universities. At the same time, our institutions engaged racial justice and antiracism with new urgency in the wake of the death of George Floyd and others. Addressing the fiscal, demographic, and other fault lines revealed by the pandemic must draw on the principles of inclusion and equity. Academic leaders face the challenge of helping their institutions move forward into a “new normal” that cannot be simply a return to previous outlooks and approaches. Leaders must develop in themselves and others the capacity to thrive in new circumstances that present as many opportunities as they do challenges.

The 78th ACAD Annual Meeting is intended to build on the success of the format of our Deans’ Institute.  More information about the format for the meeting can be found on our Annual Meeting page.

ACAD sessions are known for their emphasis on practice and the use of interactive methods of presentation. We urge all session proposers to consider using case studies, discussion of exemplars, workshops, and other approaches that actively engage participants and draw on the wisdom and practices of the group. The most successful sessions are those that invite participants to share their wisdom and experience and that include meaningful time for activities such as dialogue, reflection, and sharing.

We encourage proposers to work with their colleagues from other institutions. We invite proposals from a broad array of institutional perspectives. The ACAD Annual Meeting serves academic leaders at the dean and provost level as well as associate deans and associate provosts and other academic leaders on two-year and four-year college campuses. Presentations should address the needs of those populations.

Proposals are due by midnight (EST) on Monday, August 9, 2021.Proposals are being accepted online.

Contact Laura Matthias with any questions about the process at [email protected] or by phone at 202-281-5115.

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