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Call for Proposals
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The deadline for proposals for Samford University's upcoming Regional Conference is May 16, 2014. Learn more here. 

Announcing the 2013 LFP Book Award Winner
Monday, November 04, 2013

The winner of the 2013 LFP Book Award is Mark Noll and Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind.  See more here.

 

2013 National Conference
Thursday, March 07, 2013

Check out some highlights from the annual National Conference at the University of Scranton, October 18-20, 2013.  

 

2013 Workshop for Senior Administrators
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Check out the highlights of the annual Workshop for Senior Administrators, including videos of the two speakers here.

 

November LFP Update
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Check out the recent _LFP_Update_

 

Announcing New Blog
Thursday, November 01, 2012

The LFP is now sponsoring a new blog, Exiles from Eden.  Go check it out!

 

National Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities
Thursday, July 08, 2010
If you are interested in learning more about membership in the National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here. 

Administrators Workshop


In conjunction with its annual National Conference, the LFP sponsors an annual Workshop for Senior Administrators of Network institutions.  These workshops are arranged within the National Network and are offered at no cost to senior administrators at Lilly Fellows Program National Network member institutions.  Each institution is eligible to register one senior administrator (president, vice president, academic dean, provost, or equivalent) or, given the topic, a relevant administrator or faculty member.  One participant from each school will be reimbursed for travel costs up to $600.  Meals and hotel accommodations will also be paid by the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts. 

2013 Workshop for Senior Administrators

Mission and the Economic Challenges Facing Higher Education

October 17 & 18, 2013
University of Scranton,
Scranton, PA

On October 17 to 18, 2013, the Lilly Fellows Program presented the Fourteenth Annual Workshop for Senior Administrators at the University of Scranton, in Scranton, PA.  The speakers for this workshop were Christine M. Wiseman, president of Saint Xavier University, and R. Richard Ray, provost of Hope College.

             
 Christine M. Wiseman
President
Saint Xavier University
Chicago, IL
          R. Richard Ray
Provost
Hope College
Holland, MI
Christine M. Wiseman, J.D., is the president of Saint Xavier University in Chicago and the immediate past provost of Loyola University Chicago, where she also held a tenured position as professor of law. Before joining Loyola in 2007, President Wiseman served as vice president for Academic Affairs at Creighton University and associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Marquette University, where she was also a professor of law.           R. Richard Ray has served as provost at Hope College in Holland, Michigan since 2010.  Ray has been a long-time member of the Hope College community, serving as a member of the Hope faculty since 1982.  He chaired the department of kinesiology at Hope from 2003 until his appointment as dean for the social sciences in 2008. 

Mission and the Economic Challenges Facing Higher Education examined how mission provides resources for church-related institutions of higher learning to address pressures to increase revenue and enrollment in unique and dynamic ways that are true to those schools’ intrinsic values. Stated differently, the workshop examined how mission-based ideas and practices enable church-related institutions to increase revenue, resources, and enrollment while staying true to their historic mission. Specifically, the workshop addressed such questions as:

  • How do demands to increase revenue, resources, and enrollment create pressures on the core mission and values of church-related colleges and universities, and how are these pressures experienced and interpreted by different constituencies, including boards, administrators, faculty, staff, and supporters?
  • What resources does fresh attention to mission provide for finding a shared vision and common strategic ground among different constituencies?  Who can serve as translators among the divergent perspectives these groups often adopt?
  • How should church-related mission help direct the allocation of resources among the competing internal constituencies exacerbated by these marketplace pressures, especially in the midst of institutional scarcity?
  • How might mission help unify faculty and administration in liberal arts, professional schools, revenue-generating programs, and enrollment management more tightly together around common goals?
More information is available on the Administrators Workshop speakers here.

A schedule of Workshop is available here.  Videos of Provost Ray and President Wiseman's talks are available at the Lilly Fellows Program YouTube site.

Learn more about past Administrators Workshops here.

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