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Faculty Leadership Conference

The Faculty Leadership Conference is a bi-annual discussion of faculty leaders concerning the Commission’s continuing work toward achieving the goals set in the Commission's strategic plan.

2023 Faculty Leadership Conference

Friday, February 24, 2023
Addressing Student Engagement for Academic Success and Career Readiness

The 2023 Faculty Leadership Conference will focus on student engagement to drive academic success and career readiness.
The conference is hosted by the Commission's Faculty Member Dr. Edward Berger of Purdue University.

Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET

Location: Ivy Tech Community College Culinary & Conference Center, Indianapolis, Indiana


*All times are in Eastern Time

Register to attend

Questions? Please contact Madison Prillwitz at

2021 Faculty Leadership Conference

Friday, February 19, 2021
Virtual Event: Attendify Registration

The 2021 Faculty Leadership Conference will focus on student support, pedagogical best practices and policy innovations for adult education in Indiana. The conference is hosted by the Commission's Faculty Member Dr. Trent Engbers of the University of Southern Indiana.


10:00 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks
*Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner for Higher Education
*Dr. Trent Engbers, Faculty Commission Member

10:30 a.m. | Opening Keynote
*Dr. David Clayton, Senior Vice President, Consumer Insights, Strada Education Network

11:15 a.m. | Response Panel

12:00 p.m. | Break

12:30 p.m. | Announcement of the Gerald Bepko Faculty Community Engagement Award
*Dr. Gerald Bepko, Former Commission Member

1:00 p.m. | Afternoon Keynote
*Dawn Busick, Senior Director, Thomas P. Miller and Associates

1:45 p.m. | Breakout Sessions 

2:50 p.m. | Closing Remarks
*Dr. Trent Engbers, Faculty Commission Member

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2019 Faculty Leadership Conference

Friday, February 15, 2019 
Community Engagement: Moving from the Basics to Impact



2017 Faculty Leadership Conference

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Classroom to Career: Integrating Career Ready Skills Into Course Curriculum



2014 Faculty Leadership Conference

February 27, 2014: Agenda
"Examining the Credit Hour: A Renewed Focus on Teaching and Learning



2012 Faculty Leadership Conference

April 16, 2012
Joint conference of the H. Kent Weldon for Higher Education Conference, Student and Faculty Leadership Conferences, and the Trustees Academy.

2011 Faculty Leadership Conference

April 29, 2011: Agenda


  • Eliciting and Assessing Our Students' Best Work, Carol Geary Schneider  Link
  • Students' Best Work PowerPoint slides Link
  • Supporting Student Learning Outcomes through Performance Funding and Student State Financial Aid Reform, Jason Dudich  Link
  • Raising the Bar or Changing the Bar?  The Next Generation of College Readiness Assessment, Allison Jones  Link


  • Reaching Higher: Strategic Initiatives for Higher Education in Indiana  Link
  • Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Postsecondary Education Fact Sheet  Link
  • The State of Undergraduate Learning, Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum  Link
  • The State of Learning Outcomes Assessment in the United States, George Kuh and Peter Ewell  Link

2010 Faculty Leadership Conference

April 23, 2010: Agenda


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