As part of the National Challenge for Higher Education, the American Council on Education is hosting, along with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a conference for presidents and their senior staff, on workplace flexibility for academic staff and faculty. Building on the work of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation projects at ACE, this conference will open with remarks from Molly Corbett Broad, president of ACE, and Paul Joskow, president of the Sloan Foundation.
The opening session will be a dialogue between Kathleen Christensen, program director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Joan Ferrini-Mundy, assistant director of Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation, and will focus on creating institutional excellence through workplace flexibility. A panel of presidents and chancellors, moderated by M. Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities will follow the keynote speaker. The panel will include Linda P.B. Katehi, chancellor, University of California, Davis; William "Brit" Kirwan, chancellor, University System of Maryland; and Steven Poskanzer, president, Carleton College. Lunch will be provided while conversation on best practices continue during noon roundtables hosted by former Sloan award winners and other National Challenge institutions.
Parallel sessions in the afternoon will be presented on a variety of topics, including Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair, and the Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law; Beverly Nagel, dean of the college, Carleton College; Susan Carlson, vice provost for academic personnel, University of California Office of the President; Laura Koppes Bryan, dean, Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts, University of Baltimore; and Rebecca "Becky" Warner, senior vice provost for academic affairs, Oregon State University. Charles R. Middleton, president of Roosevelt University, will conclude the day with final thoughts and comments.
For more information on the National Challenge or the conference, please contact Jean McLaughlin, associate director, at 202-375-7531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.