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Description:Join Ira Shepard, CUPA-HR's general counsel, and Carolyn Pellegrini of Ira's law firm Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr for an interactive session covering the latest COVID-19-related HR legal issues, a Title IX update on current or expected enforcement changes, and a litigation vulnerability review covering the latest trends in plaintiff litigation. This session is sponsored by Explorance.
DATE:Tuesday, April 13 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the higher ed workforce? Members of the CUPA-HR research team will present new data on the changes that have occurred in the past year, including salary changes, layoffs, and changes in size for administrators, faculty, professionals, and staff. New data on benefits such as health insurance and wellness programs will also be compared to pre-COVID-19 data. This session is sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand.
DATE:Wednesday, April 14, 2021at 12:00-1:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:HR Data, Systems and Analytics
Description:In Fall 2020, CUPA-HR and the TIAA Institute conducted the 2020 Higher Education Financial Wellness Survey to examine financial wellness in the higher ed workforce in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will discuss how COVID-19 impacted faculty retirement patterns, with a focus on expected retirement age and factors related to retirement readiness. We'll also look at evidence-based approaches to promote faculty retirement. This session is sponsored by TIAA.
DATE:Wednesday, April 14 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Academic HR
SESSION_TITLE:Holistic Caregiving
Description:As some working parents have had to depart the workforce or change their hours in response to the COVID pandemic over the past year, how did you support your impacted employees, and was your response effective? What role does HR play in caregiving? In this session, we'll explore the approach we took at University of Virginia, including what we learned, what we did right, and the long-term solutions that drive this issue. We'll also discuss the actions and support needed to thrive post-pandemic. This session is sponsored by VirginPulse.
DATE:Wednesday, April 14 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:The year 2020 fundamentally changed the way we approach HR. To that end, HR teams are now in a unique position to overhaul their processes and experiment with a raft of new solutions to support new ways of remote working. Tech trends that were once on the distant horizon are now an everyday reality — but deciding which will have the greatest impact on your institution can be overwhelming. In this session, we’ll explore how technology can support remote teams and ease the transition back to campus; why dynamic careers sites are becoming a must-have for modern institutions; how AI can assist in DEI initiatives; why recruiters are beginning to think like marketers; and how HR can become a strategic business partner and get stakeholder buy-in for new technology solutions.
DATE:Tuesday, April 13 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Strategy
Description:Gaps in the representation and pay of women and racial/ethnic minorities have long been a topic of concern in higher ed. Add in the pandemic and its effects on the economy (historical data show us that economic recessions hit women and minorities the hardest), and the conversation and needed action around these disparities becomes even more pressing. In this session, we'll explore whether the higher ed budget decreases of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted women and minorities in terms of representation and pay. We'll also examine which facets of the workforce need attention to ensure that gaps do not widen during the recession. This session is sponsored by VirginPulse.
DATE:Tuesday, April 13 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:Since the beginning of talent acquisition time, the topic of metrics has been important and sometimes overwhelming. The discussion has recently evolved, leading to the popular use of the word "analytics" — meaning not just considering the numbers, but paying attention to what the numbers tell us. In this session, we'll delve into the "why" and the "how" of data analytics and metrics. This session is sponsored by Explorance.
DATE:Monday, April 12 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Data and Metrics
Description:How do you create a benefits or retirement program that is easy to use, maximizes your benefits spend, and helps participants feel secure, all while allowing you to demonstrate a prudent fiduciary process? The data is clear — it’s all about defaults. Employees have voted overwhelmingly with their dollars that they like using default options such as target-date funds and features, including auto enrollment and auto escalation. The right default option should seek to maximize outcomes, create value per dollar spent, and help participants feel secure. In this session, we’ll explore how new smarter default strategies help decrease risk during participants’ savings year, embed a guaranteed pension like benefits into the program, and keep the overall costs the same or even lower them. This session is sponsored by TIAA.
DATE:Tuesday, April 13 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Developing a competitive, comprehensive pay program for both faculty and staff is a daunting task in a “normal” year. The pandemic brought on unique challenges for Towson University, as we worked with Segal to navigate the study work steps in 2020 while maintaining transparency. This session explores the project's successes, outcomes, challenges, internal collaboration and shared governance approach, implementation and communication strategy, and ongoing program maintenance by HR.
DATE:Wednesday, April 14 at 12:00-1:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Using case studies straight from the headlines, this session will explore the complex First Amendment issues faced by HR professionals in higher ed. We'll look at recent examples of how courts are interpreting the First Amendment and learn practical tips for identifying and avoiding potential First Amendment pitfalls. This session is sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand.
DATE:Tuesday, April 13 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
SESSION_TITLE:Washington Update
Description:Hear the latest federal regulatory and legislative news from Washington, D.C., and learn about the issues CUPA-HR is actively pursuing on behalf of higher education. Find out which Congressional and federal agency actions are most likely to impact the higher ed workplace in the coming months. This session is sponsored by TIAA.
DATE:Monday, April 12 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Virtual
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy