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This event took place: December 6, 2017, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CDT (UTC -5:00)
NMC Beyond the Horizon > Sustaining Innovation through Leadership Changes

Sustainability for long-term success is a vital consideration when developing a new program, especially as external factors such as funding and leadership are prone to change. Funding delays can hinder the development of programs to effectively meet student needs in a timely matter – and turnover in key institutional positions can leave promising initiatives without a driver. Institutions must identify successful strategies for making continued progress on promising innovations in the face of transitioning governance. Join us to hear from an experienced practitioner, and then break out into small groups to work with your peers to devise strategies to overcome this challenge. Special thanks to the TIAA Institute for arranging the notable presenter for this webinar.

William Tierney (University of Southern California)
William G. Tierney is University Professor and Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education at the Rossier School of Education and the Co-Director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California. Former President of the Academic Senate, he has chaired the Ph.D. program for the Rossier School of Education and the University Committee on Academic Review. He serves on the International Advisory Board of King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia) and is an Interdisciplinary Research Fellow at the University of Hong Kong. He recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship to India. Dr. Tierney is committed to informing policies and practices related to educational equity. He is involved in projects pertaining to the problems of remediation to ensure that high school students are college-ready, interactive web-enhanced computer games for preparing low-income youth for college, and a project investigating how to improve strategic decision-making in higher education. His recent publications include: Rethinking Education and Poverty; The Impact of Culture on Organizational Decision-making; The Problem of College Readiness; Trust and the Public Good: Examining the Cultural Conditions of Academic Work, and Understanding the Rise of For-profit Colleges and Universities. He earned a master’s from Harvard University and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Tierney has been president of ASHE, president of AERA, is a Fellow of AERA, and a member of the National Academy of Education.