Skip to content

Town-Gown and Covid: Answering to the Whole Community

Today, college presidents face an unprecedented challenge as they prepare to reopen campus. As they grapple with new reputational, economic, moral, and legal issues, they must determine how to best address the needs of their campus communities, while also answering to the wider community of constituents.

Join us and our panel of college leaders for a discussion on their plans to reopen responsibly while managing external pressures from parents, local, state, and federal governments. The conversation will explore:

  • What are their plans for fall and the future?
  • How will they factor in and respond to opinions from outside the campus community?
  • What ethical challenges does this pose?

Panelists include:

  • Ben Allen, Executive Director, Equity Center, University of Virginia
  • Collette Pierce Burnette, President, Huston-Tillotson University
  • Gregory Washington, President, George Mason University
  • Wim Wiewel, President, Lewis & Clark College

With Support from Appian CampusPass

Suggestions?

Let us know what you would like to cover in these virtual forums. Email us at ci@chronicle.com.
Find out more about virtual event partnerships by emailing marketingstrategy@chronicle.com.

Upcoming Events

  • Global Leadership Perspective

    UPCOMING: February 14, 2023 | 1 p.m. ET. Join us for a 30-minute talk between Dawn Freshwater, vice chancellor of the University of Auckland, and Liz McMillen, executive editor at The Chronicle, on how Auckland is turning its sustainability plan into action. With Support From Auckland. Register here.
  • Belonging, Trust, and the Student Journey

    UPCOMING: February 14, 2023 | 2 p.m. ET. Learn how colleges can create opportunities for students to build trusting relationships with faculty, administrators, and their peers. With Support From Mongoose. Register here.
  • A Holistic Approach to Campus Mental Health

    UPCOMING: February 7, 2023 | 2 p.m. ET. Creating a culture of mental-health awareness and support on your campus can go a long way to reverse troubling trends of anxiety, depression, and suicide. Join us to learn how you can make a difference. With Support From TimelyMD. Register here.

Recommended Events

  • How to Design Learning for Student Success

    ON DEMAND: College leaders share thoughts on the growing trend of involving students in the design of curricula and pedagogy in this virtual forum. With Support From Pearson. Watch on demand.
  • Integrating Equity: A Conversation With Lynn Dobbs

    ON DEMAND: Join our 30-minute talk with London Metropolitan University’s vice chancellor and chief executive, to discuss its commitment to race equity, including major investments under a five-year plan. With Support From London Met. Watch on demand.
  • Making Change in Higher Ed

    WATCH ON DEMAND: A Chronicle journalist will lead a panel of experts in a virtual discussion of change management at colleges and universities after the pandemic. Panelists will use real-world examples to show how institutions can benefit from change to meet goals. With Support From Watermark. Watch on demand.
  • How to ‘Flip’ the Classroom

    ON DEMAND: “Flipping” the classroom, a pedagogical approach that can energize learning, asks instructors to use class time for conversations and workshops, not lectures, while delivering lessons and other resources online. You’ll leave this forum with tips to transform your classroom. With Support From CambridgeUP. Watch on demand.
  • What It Takes to Lead a College

    ON DEMAND: Panelists will share practical tips and strategic insights from their time at the helm of small and medium colleges. Presidents, provosts, deans, VPs, and other higher-ed professionals interested in leadership, strategy, and innovation are invited. With Support From Jenzabar. Watch on demand.
  • The Role of Frontline Workers, Online and On Campus

    ON DEMAND: Hosted by Katherine Mangan and Sabrina K. Sanders, “The Role of Frontline Workers Online and On Campus” looks at the ways those with student-facing roles can create a more welcoming environment for students learning both on campus and online. With Support From Ascendium. Watch on demand.