March 13 and 14, 2023
Day 1—Opening Remarks
Keynote “Design Your Life – Sixteen years prototyping meaning and purpose in higher education” by Bill Burnett, Executive Director of the Life Design Lab, Stanford University
“Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World: Life Design at Bowling Green State University” by President Rodney K. Rogers and Adrienne Ausdenmoore, Executive Director of the Geoffrey H. Radbill Center for College and Life Design
Session by Jonathan Adler, Professor of Psychology, Olin College of Engineering on “Storytelling: The Human Tool for Meaning, Purpose, and Identity”
Session by Maureen Linker, Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan-Dearborn on “More Than A Single Story: UM-Dearborn Speaks”
An update on the new CLTE “Learning WELL” initiative by Marjorie Malpiede, Executive Director of the Mary Christie Institute.
Keynote: “What does well-being actually look like?: Lessons Learned from the Harvard Study of Adult Development” by Robert Waldinger, Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development
Session by Michael Bradford, and Dean for Undergraduate Education, University of California, Davis, Sarah Croucher, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Connecticut and Jennifer Lease Butts, Associate Vice Provost, Enrichment Programs and Director, Honors Program, University of Connecticut on “Designing Purpose through LTE at the University of Connecticut”
“Research Learning Experiences Across Four Years and Seven Universities: The Maine Difference.” by John Volin, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Maine
Panel Session on higher education’s role on the mental health of recent graduates based on a new survey showing high rates of mental distress and “burnout” among young professionals. Moderated by Marjorie Malpiede, Executive Director of the Mary Christie Institute and featuring Clayton Spencer, President of Bates College, Stephanie Marken, Partner at Gallup, and Lynn Pasquerella, President of the AAC&U.
Session by Stephanie Marken, Partner at Gallup and Zachary Hrynowski, Gallup Research Consultant on “Gallup’s Work on Wellbeing in Higher Education”
Summary and Preparation for Day 2 by Archie Holmes, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of Texas System
Dinner for all conference attendees with remarks entitled “Student Well Being and Mental Health: A Public Health Agenda for Higher Education” by Nancy Gonzales, Executive Vice President and University Provost.
Workshop “Life Launch: A small group program to clarify life goals and make new personal connections” byRobert Waldinger, Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development
“Liberal Education and Everything Everywhere All at Once” by Lynn Pasquerella, President of the AAC&U
Day 2—10:15 am
“Work+ : Student Employment as a Transformative Working and Learning Experience” by Brandee Popaden-Smith, Director of Work plus Learn, Scott Travis, Program Director of Work+, and Amy Michalenko, Senior Program Manager, University College
“The Road Ahead for the CLTE” moderated by Richard K. Miller, President emeritus of Olin College of Engineering
Conference Summary, Richard K. Miller, President emeritus of Olin College of Engineering