Higher Education Planning Assumptions and Strategies Emerging from the Pandemic
My organization, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), convenes topically focused executive roundtables periodically for leaders of its member institutions, which are predominantly major research universities in the US. In mid-March 2021 we convened a series of these meetings to discuss institutional planning assumptions and strategies for the 2021–2022 academic year and what we hope will be a post-pandemic environment. Earlier this semester, I led a discussion in this seminar about the potential issues to be considered in planning for fall 2021 and beyond.
In this session, I’ll report what I actually heard from the leadership of research universities around the nation. The report on these workshops is available here.
Also, there is an early readout video that I presented at the CNI spring member meeting plenary days giving a very preliminary read-out of these meetings at vimeo.com/533198974.
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Clifford Lynch is the director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and an adjunct professor at the School of Information. Prior to joining CNI in 1997, Lynch spent eighteen years at the University of California Office of the President, the last ten as director of Library Automation. Lynch is a past president of ASIS&T and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization.