A Transatlantic Dialogue: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education

Jointly organised by the Alums Relations Office, College of Fellows, University of Tübingen and d.a.i. – German American Institute Tübingen

The event aims to provide a platform for dialogue and exchange of ideas on best practices, with the goal of fostering collaboration between institutions and leaders from both regions.

What: Panel discussion
When: Thursday, 27 April 2023, 6.00 s.t.
Where: d.a.i. – German American Institute Tübingen, German Karlstr. 3, 72072 Tübingen

Event description:
Leadership in higher education takes different forms and addresses an array of stakeholders – students, academics, alumni, university management, administrators, third-party funders, governmental institutions, to name but a few, and presents itself as a diverse and growing field of inner- and interinstitutional careers. The panel discussion on “Leadership in Higher Education” will convene cross-cultural perspectives on higher education leadership and focus on challenges and opportunities facing leaders in both the United States and Germany.

The panel will feature researchers, Tübingen University research alumnae, as well as practitioners, who will share their experiences and insights on topics such as governance, diversity and inclusion, innovation, and internationalization. The American researchers joining the discussion are “American Council on Education” (ACE) fellows, visiting the University of Tübingen for a week. ACE fellows are a select group of researchers chosen to participate in a year-long fellowship program focused on leadership development and institutional change in academia.

Professor Dr. Astrid Franke, University of Tübingen

Professor Dr. Frankie Augustin, ACE Fellow; Full Professor in the Health Administration Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN); 2022-2023 ACE Fellow Benedict College, South Carolina HBCU
Dr. Courtney Dorrol, ACE Fellow; Associate Professor of Religion and Coordinator of Wofford College’s Middle Eastern and North African Studies Program, Wofford Collage; 2022-2023 ACE Fellow, Furman University
Professor Dr. Monique Scheer, Vice-President for International Affairs and Diversity, University of Tübingen
Professor Dr. Janet Ward, ACE Fellow; Brammer Presidential Professor of History and Faculty Fellow for Strategic Initiatives, University of Oklahoma; 2022-2023 ACE Fellow, Yale University

The panel discussion is jointly organised by
Alums Relations, University of Tübingen
College of Fellows, University of Tübingen
d.a.i. – German American Institute Tübingen.

Registration for the event is required and can be done via https://eveeno.com/348665153. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and early registration is recommended.