Wednesday, May 10
9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m.


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Adelphi Faculty Conference on Issues in Higher Education


All Adelphi Faculty and academic leadership are invited to this first annual conference designed to address the evolving challenges influencing institutions of higher education.

Two plenary session/presentations will spark smaller group discussions that will connect to the Adelphi Momentum strategic plan plan and its directional goals for the university in the near and long term.

Presented by the Adelphi Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost.

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9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (AUPAC Lobby)

9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Overview (AUPAC Concert Hall)

Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D., President – Welcome

Devin G. Thornburg, Ph.D., Chair, Faculty Senate

Sam L Grogg, Ph.D., Interim Provost and Executive Vice President – Overview

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The Future of Liberal Education and Adelphi: Foundational, Experiential, Consequential (AUPAC Concert Hall)

Susan Albertine, Ph.D., Senior Scholar, Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons; Director, LEAP States Initiative, AAC&U 

10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Discussion Session I: Focus on Adelphi’s Current and Future Learning Experiences

  • Future of Adelphi General Education (Hagedorn 108)
    Discussion Leaders: Joy McClure, Brian Rose
  • Evolving Adelphi’s First Year Experience (Hagedorn 219)
    Discussion Leaders: Emily Kang, Lisa Minicozzi, Peter West
  • Active Learning and High Impact Teaching Practices (AUPAC 215)
    Discussion Leaders: Dana Battaglia, Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Eugenia Villa-Cuesta

  • Adelphi’s Capstones and Culminating Learning Experiences (AUPAC 216)
    Discussion Leaders: Deborah Ambrosio, Jonna Coombs, Kees Leune

12:00 p.m.

Lunch (AUPAC Lower Level)
1:00 p.m.

The Globalization of Higher Education—Future Opportunities and Future Challenges (AUPAC Concert Hall)

William G. Durden, Ph.D., former president of Dickinson College, Fulbright Scholar, and currently Chief Global Engagement Officer for Shorelight Education

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Discussion Sessions II: Focus on Adelphi’s Global, International and Multicultural Teaching and Learning  

  • The Integration of International Students into the Adelphi Learning Experience (AUPAC 215)
    Discussion Leaders: Ryan Ehrhart, Sarah Eltabib

  • The Internationalization of Adelphi Curricula (Hagedorn 108)
    Discussion Leaders: Nicole Rudolph, Carol Cohen

  • Opportunities for Global Focused Graduate Programs (Hagedorn 219)
    Discussion Leaders: Zachary Johnson, Diana Feige

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Multicultural Learning Environment (AUPAC 216)
    Discussion Leaders: Laura Quiros, CarolAnn Daniel

3:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Wrap Up and Next Steps (AUPAC Olmsted Theatre)

Presentation of highlights of sessions—discussion of the day and a final presentation on the profile of the students Adelphi will be teaching in 2025.


For further information, please contact:

Devin G. Thornburg
e – thornburg@adelphi.edu

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