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27th Annual Conference General Information

Online registration for the Academic Chairpersons Conference is now closed. Please contact K-State's conference and noncredit registration office at 785-532-2533 to see if space is available for walk on registrations.

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A New Generation of Accountability

In higher education scholar George Keller’s final book, “Higher Education and the New Society,” he makes four recommendations for remodeling higher education. One of those is to rethink departments and disciplines. Keller states “U.S. higher education is adopting a new ideal, to be more pragmatic, to serve society more directly, and to be more effective in turning out competent, flexible, and creative workers.” He concludes academic departments must adapt and change to be able to respond to different societal expectations and needs.

Recent changes in our country’s demographics and societal needs require department leaders to think anew about a number of important questions. Among them:

Engaging in a thoughtful and creative discourse about the department’s role in A New Generation of Accountability is the purpose of the 27th Academic Chairpersons Conference.

Join us in sunny Orlando for the 27th Annual Academic Chairpersons Conference!