2020 Virtual Consultation for Senior Administrators

The Lilly Fellows Program presents

A Virtual Consultation for Senior Administrators:

Navigating the Moral and Ethical Terrain of Covid-19

October 8, 2020, 2:00 to 3:30 pm Central Time

In place of the annual Workshop for Senior Administrators, the Lilly Network will provide an opportunity for senior administrators of Lilly Network Schools to meet together virtually in small groups to address the question: How do we navigate the moral and ethical terrain of Covid-19 decision making as leaders of church-related colleges and universities? What have we learned about ourselves and our institutions? Specifically, we will address such questions as:

  • How have we navigated the competing goods of safety, fiscal responsibility, and educational mission with faculty and employees most at risk? How have we communicated these decisions with honesty and charity? How have we weighed our promises and obligations to our students and their families in these decisions?
  • With the financial burdens and shortfall presented by Covid-19, many of us will likely need to ask our faculty and staff to make sacrifices or carry extra duties. How do we ensure the most equity in the distribution of those sacrifices and that workload?
  • What resources—intellectual, spiritual, relational—have been most important over the past six months?
  • How have we managed the emotional and spiritual exhaustion that arises from these decisions?

Registration Information:

Participation in and registration for this consultation is offered to senior administrators at Lilly Network member institutions. Each institution is eligible to register one senior administrator (president, vice president, academic dean, provost, or equivalent).  Additional participants from member schools will be waitlisted until September 23, 2020, and will be added as slots become available.

Registration Deadline: September 23, 2020. Registration is now closed.
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Tentative schedule coming soon

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