Learning Lab | Developing a Dx Strategy for the Post-Pandemic World

Part 1: September 13 | 3:00–4:00 p.m.ET
Part 2: September 15 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. ET
Part 3: September 22 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. ET
Part 4: September 29 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. ET


The higher education landscape is quickly shifting and evolving in the face of technology advances, new expectations from students, and the pandemic, among other forces. How can IT leaders help their colleges and universities survive and thrive in this tumultuous time? Many are embracing digital transformation (Dx), intentionally or not, as a matter of survival. A Dx approach allows institutions to address pressing challenges related to mission, such as improving student success, advancing research, and streamlining administration. It can also guide institutional changes to business models, such as attracting new learners or developing partnerships outside the institution. This learning lab will help you understand what digital transformation can mean for higher education.

Learning Outcomes:

NOTE: You will be asked to complete assignments in between the course segments that support the learning objectives stated below. You will receive feedback and constructive critique from course facilitators during the breakout portions of the course segments.

  • Develop an understanding of digital transformation in higher education and what it means for their own institutions
  • Develop strategies for communicating about Dx with other campus leaders
  • Learn how to design a Dx strategy and roadmap


Heather McCullough Heather McCullough, Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, UNC Charlotte

Eric Behrens Eric Behrens, CIO and Vice President for Library and Information Services, Widener University

Kimberly Eke Kimberly Eke, Senior Director for Information Technology at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education