While universities are increasingly relying on professional, continuing, and online units to lead innovation, the business and operations teams are often behind the scenes ensuring that the people, finances, budget, technology, and facilities support these students. To support these efforts, the Business and Operations Network seeks proposals that show the impact of business and operations. Proposals for this track should include best practices, innovative solutions, and alternative approaches for business and operations. As we have a wide range of institutions, proposals can address solutions for credit, non-credit, and online units.
Presentations involving multiple organizations, partners or specific solutions should be generalizable and the content must be scaled or optimized to be relevant for attendees from a wide range of institutions and credit-bearing scenarios (credit, noncredit, alternative credential, etc.) are strongly encouraged. While proposals can highlight a particular solution, the information should be generalizable to a wide-range of institutions with a strong focus on the financial, human, operational, and information technology resources required to support units that are entrepreneurial in nature.
Proposals for this track may include (but are not limited to) the following topics: