Apr. 17-18, 2024
Washington, DC

Charting Our Future: Preparing for the Next 10 Years of Student Success

Symposium for Presidents, Provosts, and Cabinet Members

Gain insight into future trends and AI’s impact on higher education, and spend time strategizing with experts and peers at this symposium.

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Plan today for tomorrow’s students.

Join AASCU and EAB for a symposium focused on harnessing the forces shaping our world to chart the future of our institutions. Dive deep on AI and understand its transformational potential for higher education.

Who should participate?

  • Presidents and chancellors
  • Provosts
  • Cabinet members
  • Vice Presidents for Student Affairs
  • Other senior administrators leading student success work

How will you benefit?

  • Strategize student success solutions with future-focused colleagues
  • Gain insight into the biggest opportunities AI presents for higher education
  • Connect with leading experts to prepare you to ensure the success of your students in a rapidly evolving educational landscape
Schedule at a Glance
  • April 17: 5:30 p.m. Opening Reception and Dinner (offsite, location to be announced)
  • April 18: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.: Programming at the AASCU Office
Program topics

Higher education in the 2020s continues to undergo tectonic shifts that will shape our future for years to come. Rather than see change as a threat, we can view it as an opportunity to build the stronger future we want for our students, our institutions, and ourselves. The future is not predetermined, and we have the agency to shape it through the actions we take now. Through the lens of Future Studies methodology, this presentation will encourage attendees to consider how the trends, issues, and events happening in higher education and beyond today will impact the success of future students. By understanding these forces shaping our world, we can anticipate the scenarios that lie ahead and take steps to guide ourselves to the future we want. You will come away with a better understanding of where student success is heading and how you can shape your institutions to best support the students of tomorrow.

How will AI transform higher education? This isn’t just a question for the future—the changes have already begun. From reshaping curricula to hyper-personalizing student support services, AI’s footprint in higher ed is growing fast. What do senior leaders need to understand about this disruptive force? Attend this session to hear our EAB experts answer that question and more. We’ll share our latest research, including reflections on the most common questions we’re hearing from your peers and discuss:

  • Why ChatGPT and other generative AI tools mark a new era in AI capabilities
    3 common misconceptions about AI and why they are not true
    The biggest opportunities AI presents for higher education
    How leaders across higher education are considering the potential risks and rewards of AI

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AASCU is committed to the health, safety and well-being of all attendees at our gatherings. We follow all local rules and CDC guidance and closely monitor conditions related to COVID-19 and other public health emergencies. Attendees at all AASCU events agree to adhere to the following health and safety protocols.

Before leaving home

  • AASCU strongly encourages all participants to be fully vaccinated. The CDC Vaccines website provides definitions of “Fully Vaccinated” and “Up To Date”.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. We recommend attendees wear masks while traveling to and from the event and follow COVID-19 safety practices in the days leading up to the event.
  • We strongly encourage attendees to take a rapid antigen COVID-19 test before traveling and before arriving to AASCU convenings.

Onsite during the event

  • Masks are recommended and will be available at the registration desk.
  • If you are experiencing cold or COVID-19 symptoms please be respectful and wear a mask.
  • Self-administered COVID-19 rapid antigen tests will be available at the registration desk. We encourage participants test themselves upon arrival before joining the conference.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • If you feel unwell, develop symptoms of COVID-19, or test positive for COVID-19 at any time during the convening, seek medical care and do not attend the meals or gatherings.
  • If you test positive during the conference, please notify AASCU staff by emailing meetings@aascu.org.

AASCU reserves the right to modify these policies and procedures at any time given the rapidly changing nature of any current and ongoing public health emergencies.

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