Overcoming Obstacles in Academic Technology Leadership

Tuesday, January 30 | 10:45AM–11:30AM CT | Galerie 6, Second Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Discussion Circle
Peter Drucker famously asserted that "culture eats strategy for breakfast." The lack of a "leaderly" culture is a barrier to academic transformation, and we seek ways to challenge and overcome that problem. We need tall-thinking leaders who can drive organizational changes and cultural shifts. Vision alone is fruitless without execution. Faculty cannot embrace new methods and tools for teaching and learning unless leaders are distributed throughout the university with the competencies to make change actually happen. This session will address these issues, and all attendees will leave with a blueprint for moving forward.

Outcomes: Identify strategies to foster innovation in teaching and learning technology throughout an organization * Develop actionable items in order to promote a culture that embraces technology and innovation in teaching, learning, and scholarship * Compare and contrast academic technology leadership strategies with colleagues at other institutions


  • Joann Martyn

    Director of Technology and Online Learning, College of Communication, DePaul University
  • Garvey Pyke

    Director, Center for Teaching & Learning, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Witt Salley

    Associate Provost for Academic Innovation and Support / Chief Online Education Officer, Maryland University of Integrative Health

Resources & Downloads

  • ELI 2018 Handout

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