To commemorate 50 years of collaboration, the LVAIC is launching a year-long learning series for our campuses. As a community, we will explore key topics relating to the shifting landscape of higher education. This program combines speaker events, study groups, and workshops to promote understanding of the impact of this changing environment. Navigating these opportunities together will prepare us for active participation in meeting these challenges on our campuses.

Friday, February 8, 2019 - Understanding the Next Generation of College StudentsMoravian College, Haupert Union BuildingSpeaker: Nicole Loyd, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Moravian CollegeRegister HERE.
Friday, April 12, 2019 - Demography in Higher EducationLafayette CollegeSpeaker: Nathan Grawe, Professor of Economics, Carleton College; Author, Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education Register HERE.
Thursday, May 30, 2019: Access & Affordability: Flipping the ConversationMoving from asking "Are students ready for our campus?" to asking "Is our campus ready for students?"Exploring what it will take to attract, enroll, and graduate the students of tomorrow.Speakers/Panelists: Martin Kurzweil, Ithaka S+R; Carl Strikwerda, Elizabethtown College; Robyn Piggott, Franklin & Marshall College; and Cornell B. LeSane, Allegheny CollegeMuhlenberg CollegeRegister HERE.
Thursday, August 15, 2019: Exploring Campus Economics: What's My Role?Integrating priorities, people, and financial impacts in institutional decision-makingSpeaker: Jacalyn A Askin, PhD, Senior Fellow, Finance and Campus Management, National Association of College and University Business Officers DeSales UniversityRegister HERE.
Friday, November 8, 2019: Community Expectations & Perceptions of Higher EducationSpeaker: Susan Snyder, Writer, Philadelphia Inquirer; Susan Wild, Representative, 7th District of PennsylvaniaCedar Crest CollegeRegister HERE.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019: Bringing it Together: Next Steps for Higher Education in the Lehigh ValleySpeaker: Bryan Alexander, Higher Education Futurist, Educator, Speaker, & Writer Lehigh UniversityRegister HERE.