Academic Conferences and Lectures | Pepperdine University

Academic Conferences and Lectures

University Faculty Conference 2015

Challenges and Opportunities: Trends in American Higher Education

October 2, 2015 | Malibu Campus

Please join colleagues in a discussion of the pressing challenges and opportunities facing higher education, specifically faith-based higher education.

The plenary speaker for this event, Molly Corbett Broad, President of the American Council on Education (ACE) since 2008, is a nationally recognized spokesperson for American higher education and the first woman to lead ACE since its founding. Prior to her role at ACE, Broad served in many administrative and executive positions, including president of the University of North Carolina and vice chancellor for administration and finance and chief operating officer at the California State University system. She currently holds chair positions on the boards of PBS (the Public Broadcasting Service) and the Parsons Corporation. Throughout her career, Broad has written and spoken widely on strategic planning for higher education, K – 16 partnerships, information technology, globalization, and biotechnology. Her expertise in these areas and others has transformed her into a leading voice in 21st century American higher education.

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University Faculty Conference 2014

Teacher to Teacher: Supporting Excellence in the Classroom

October 3, 2014 | Malibu Campus

To be a college professor in today's landscape of higher education poses unique challenges and opportunities—advancing digital and mass communication technologies, demographics, competition, public scrutiny, and even relevance. Newly appointed provost Rick Marrs will provide our keynote and reflect on what it means to be called to the 21st-century professoriate.

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Keynote Address

Rick R. Marrs