Session 2
SESSION 1
10/21/2019
11:00 a.m. – Noon
SESSION 2
10/21/2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
SESSION 3
10/21/2019
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SESSION 4
10/22/2019
11:00 a.m. – Noon
SESSION 5
10/22/2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
SESSION 6
10/22/2019
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Sponsored by:  

Description:CUPA-HR has collected data for more than 50 years, and our salary surveys are now collecting more information than ever. For our flagship surveys — Administrators, Professionals, Staff, and Faculty — CUPA-HR is now collecting information on race/ethnicity, gender, age, and years in position. In addition, our surveys now collect information on department heads, adjunct faculty, faculty education, exempt status for professionals, turnover rates, and HR staff ratios. In this presentation, learn about new results from the 2018-19 data collection, as well as implications and action items for your own salary benchmarking, compliance, and diversity efforts. We will also demonstrate how to use CUPA-HR’s comprehensive data tool, DataOnDemand, to answer your strategic questions.
SPEAKERS:Adam Pritchard, Ph.D., Senior Survey Researcher, CUPA-HR
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 10/11
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics
Description:In an attempt to assess the effectiveness of faculty recruiting, IU School of Medicine’s faculty affairs team designed, executed and analyzed the results of an Extensive Needs Assessment in 2017-18. To validate and prioritize areas for improvement, the school conducted a qualitative research project with three crosscutting themes: diversity, timeliness and service quality. Presenters will explain research design and results, as well as planned improvement initiatives and those underway.
SPEAKERS:Melissa Bixler, Faculty Sourcing Specialist, Senem Guler, Assistant Director of Faculty Recruiting, and Liz Whitaker, Faculty Recruiting Consultant, all of Indiana University School of Medicine
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 9
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Academic HR
Description:During this interactive session, we’ll discuss some of this year's blockbuster cases. We'll then review a few of the most important higher ed labor and employment law decisions of 2019. Hear the facts and learn about the precedent and argument for each. Then, test your own knowledge by judging for yourself which side won each case. The winner in each case will be revealed and questions answered along the way. The decisions are tough for most of these cases which will make for an exciting discussion for all participants.
SPEAKERS:Ira Shepard, CUPA-HR's General Counsel, Saul Ewing Arnstrein and Lehr
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 2/3
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:With over 72 percent of faculty members in relationships with talented, professional partners, there is a growing shift in how faculty and leadership recruitment is conducted. Learn how the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from the cornfields of central Illinois, continuously recruits and retains top talent, and how you can apply these strategies at your institution.
SPEAKERS:Dana Cohen, Assistant Director of Dual Career Programs, and James Gallaher, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, both of University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 8
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Nearly 20 percent of the employed population has a disability. As HR professionals, we must learn to see the wholeness of those with disabilities, and listen to the stories and understand the unique gifts they bring to our campuses. Come learn about the innovative ways that the Rhode Island School of Design is creatively addressing this issue and hear about the challenges and successes your peers face while embracing disability in their communities. Return to campus with more skills, better language and more confidence when addressing disability concerns.
SPEAKERS:Candace Baer, Vice President for Human Resources, Rhode Island School of Design, and Adam Mastoon, Artist and Educator for Diversity and Inclusion, Adam Mastoon Transmedia
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 5
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:Learn about the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) integrated approach to support diversity, inclusion and engagement for its membership and national office. You’ll also learn how the NCAA increased collaboration and partnership with Membership Human Resources Services.
SPEAKERS:Suong Ives, Managing Director of Human Resources, and Amy Wilson, Managing Director of Inclusion, both of the NCAA
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 1
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Talent Management
Description:Join this session to explore past and present projects that have been enhanced by applying organizational development and leadership principles and practices. A panel of HR practitioners will describe and discuss specific projects they led and how organizational development influenced the roll-out of their project. Panelists will provide an overview of the project, how they approached thinking about the challenge, what actions and interventions were used, the status and outcomes, lessons learned and key takeaways.
SPEAKERS:Gary Evans, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, State University of New York; Anne Schwarz, UNC-TV Director of Human Resources, University of North Carolina; Karen Sloan, Director of Human Resources, Information and Technology Services, University of Michigan; and Mark Saine, Senior Director of Client Leadership Solutions, TIAA
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 3
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
Description:This session will share how one campus underwent an HR program to take their HR activities to the next level. Learn how your institution can benefit from an HR program review and how it can assist you in making organizational, operational, and strategic changes and decisions.
SPEAKERS:Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; Mary Lucal, Associate Vice Chancellor, and Izetta Slade, Senior Director of Human Resources, both of University of Tennessee Knoxville
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 6
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
Description:Is your institution’s professional development program a boom or a bust? Are employees actively engaged and seeking out training offerings, or are they disinterested? Is the process to take advantage of professional development opportunities easy or cumbersome? Learn how East Carolina University is shifting the perception of professional development and building a culture of learning across campus with a lean budget and a small learning and organizational development team.
SPEAKERS:Daniel Blumberg, Assistant Vice Chancellor for HR, Operations, and Justin Yeaman, Director, Learning and Organizational Development, both of East Carolina University
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 4
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Organizational and Professional Development
SESSION_TITLE:Selling HR
Description:Just because HR offers and manages products and services to a captive audience doesn’t mean we don’t have to sell. Like cars, cookies and blockbuster movies, HR is competing for mind share. With employees stretched thin, how do you get them to focus on HR programs and services that are meant to improve their work-life experience? We'll explore the answer to this question and others throughout this session.
SPEAKERS:Katherine Hills, Senior Director of Communications, University of California–Irvine
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 7
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Strategy; HR Operations
Description:Has your campus embarked on an initiative to improve efficiency and maintain or improve effectiveness in the HR function? Do you feel that it was highly successful and moved the needle? Join an HR leader and strategy professor from one of the oldest public universities as they describe the most ambitious change effort in HR in several decades. How do we do everything that we do, but better? What was different this time? Come explore the key components of leadership, cooperation and data in this session.
SPEAKERS:Linc Butler, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, and Paul Friga, Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, both of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 1/2
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Strategy
Description:The composition and needs of the higher ed workforce are changing dramatically before our eyes. An aging workforce, a new generation of workers entering the workforce, increased competition for talent, elevated use of technology and an increased focus on diversity and inclusion are requiring institutions to develop a plan for this new workforce landscape. Without a clear and robust workforce and succession plan and strategy, HR departments will be forced into a reactive mode that is frustrating, more costly and less effective. Learn how to tackle these important workforce challenges and plan for a sustainable and productive future workforce. You'll leave this session with tangible guidance on anticipating upcoming changes, aligning your workforce to meet multiple demands, responding promptly to changes and staying focused on your institution’s strategic goals.
SPEAKERS:Kurt Ackman, Vice President of Higher Education Sales; Dr. Tom Tonkin, Principal, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services, both of Cornerstone OnDemand; and Scott Nostaja, Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader, Sibson Consulting
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 4
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence