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2022 Graduate and Online Innovation Summit

Feb 23, 2022 Virtual Graduate & Online Enrollment

2022 Graduate and Online Innovation Summit

Building Blocks for Success

In today’s disrupted higher education environment, colleges and universities need to build a long-term and transformational revenue stream. Now is time to lean into growing your graduate and online populations, but with a better business model.

RNL’s Graduate and Online Innovation Summit will:

  • Address the new realities of enrollment management.
  • Tap into new and next digital marketing.
  • Share the latest strategies to achieve long-term institutional sustainability.

Join us for this one-day virtual online and graduate enrollment summit. You’ll learn directly from experienced college and university leaders who are leveraging data-informed strategies to drive higher enrollment through omnichannel engagement.

Graduate and Online Summit Fee

Only $99 per person

Bring a team to spark discussion and create momentum for implementing new strategies.

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Who should attend?

  • President or Chancellor
  • Chief Enrollment Officer/Vice President for Enrollment
  • Provost or Chief Academic Officer
  • Chief Fiscal Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer

Summit Agenda

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10:00 – 10:15 a.m. CT
Welcome and Goals for the Day

Dawn Hiles, Chief Business Development Officer, RNL

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. CT
Building Your Checklist for Transformational Growth

During this session, we’ll discuss questions that each campus should address when building for growth in the graduate, online, or adult space.

  • What is the best organizational structure for my campus?
  • What considerations should be made for technology and systems that drive our work?
  • How do I balance student expectations with faculty/staff culture?
  • How do I plan ahead for investing in a competitive environment?

Session speakers:

  • Joshua Kim, Author and Director of Online Programs and Strategy, Dartmouth College
  • Eddie Maloney, Author and Executive Director of CNDLS and Professor, Georgetown University
  • Susan Aldridge, Former President, Drexel University Online
  • Holly Tapper, Vice President, Graduate & Online Solutions, RNL

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
Findings from the RNL Online Student Recruitment Report

In this session, we’ll review the early takeaways from proprietary research on online students, research focused on graduate students, and how these findings impact our marketing and recruitment plans.

  • Cheri DeClercq, Assistant Dean for MBA Programs, MSU Broad College of Business
  • Aaron Mahl, Vice President, Graduate & Online Partnerships, RNL
  • Scott Jeffe, Vice President. Research – Graduate and Online, RNL

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. CT

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. CT
Building for Academic Excellence

In this session, we’ll explore the academic components that influence success. We’ll discuss best practices on topics from building new programs, course design, and credit vs. non-credit considerations.

  • Jenna Templeton, PhD, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Chatham University
  • Cherron Hoppes, Chief Academic Officer, RNL
  • Charles Ramos, Vice President, Graduate and Online Enrollment Management, RNL

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. CT
Getting Your Students to the Finish Line: Challenges and Opportunities in Student Success and Retention

For this session, we’ll discuss the challenges associated with student success – from mental health to academic resources to early alert systems – and the impact these factors have on retention and completion rates.

  • Bob Stewart, Vice President, Graduate and Online Solutions, RNL
  • Julie Bryant, Vice President for Student Success, RNL

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. CT
Bringing it all Together

As we think about all the factors that influence success in this space, we’ll close out the day with best practices for setting up KPI’s and reports that can provide transparency, information, and direction.

  • Greg O’Brien, Chief Growth Officer, RNL
  • Dawn Fortin Mattoon, Executive Consultant, RNL

3:00 p.m. CT

Graduate and Online Summit Fee

Only $99 per person

Bring a team to spark discussion and create momentum for implementing new strategies.

Register Now