2020 HEDS Annual Conference

2020 HEDS Annual Conference

Since we are unable to meet in person as planned for the HEDS Annual Conference later this month, we will have two virtual meetings. Anyone from our HEDS member institutions may join us for these virtual gatherings:

Monday, June 22 at 2:30 PM EDT – State of HEDS Presentation

Charlie Blaich and Kathy Wise will give a presentation summarizing the work of the consortium in the last year and reviewing our plans going forward. Their presentation will include an update on the Student Success Project, what we’ve learned from the COVID-19 surveys, changes to HEDS institutional data collection for the fall, and what we see for the year ahead. We will give the 45-minute presentation via Zoom, and there will be time for Q & A after the presentation. We will record the session and post a link to the recording on the HEDS website.

Tuesday, June 23 at 2:30 PM EDT – HEDS Business Meeting

This meeting will have three parts. First, Laura Palucki Blake, the Chair of HEDS Board of Directors, will start with an overview of the work the HEDS Board is doing to draft an update of the consortium’s Statement of Understandings. Next, Charlie Blaich, Kathy Wise, and Kelly McDorman will review the financial plans that the HEDS staff and the HEDS Board are developing to ensure that HEDS continues to support institutions through the pandemic. Then, Neal Christopherson, the HEDS Board Treasurer, will review HEDS financial information for the current year and give a presentation on the proposed HEDS budget for the upcoming year.

We will set up the Business Meeting so that listeners can ask questions after each of the presentations. When the meeting is over, we will send an email to our Primary Contacts at member institutions including a copy of the budget, a link to the recording of the Business Meeting, and a link to a ballot that they can use to vote on the budget. The vote will be open for 24 hours.

Although we regret that we won’t have the chance to see you face-to-face, we look forward to the opportunity to have a virtual conversation about the work that we will do together in the coming year.

In addition to these meetings, the HEDS Board of Directors will be holding a series of virtual meetings before and after these two sessions to carry on the normal business of the Board that typically happens during the annual conference. Those meetings are scheduled for the following dates, all at 2:30 PM EDT:

  • Friday, June 12
  • Thursday, June 18
  • Friday, June 19
  • Wednesday, June 24