Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

HUMANE Spring Seminar in Aveiro Programme

Digital transformation is getting ready for higher education; but is higher education ready for digital transformation?

(Subject to marginal change)

 

 

Time

Session

 

Day one

 

12.00

Registration followed by buffet lunch

 

13.25

Welcome and introduction to the University of Aveiro

Cristina Moreira

Theme one: ubiquitous digitalisation and AI: a creative and disruptive force on knowledge industries…why should HE be immune?

13.40

The digital professor - fact or fiction?

·         The effect of digitalisation and AI on the roles and functions of universities 

Tim Murphy

 

14.15

AI and the human brain: friends or foes in higher education? 

Claudia Loebbecke

14.50

A view from the bridge of the Big Tech Sector: an IBM-ers perspective on future trends in digitalisation, AI and the probable impact on the services sector including HE

Frederico Muñoz

15.25

Coffee break

 

Theme two: risk, value and governance – how can universities ensure that digitalisation and the use of AI technologies deliver tangible value but also safeguard against the increased risk of accidents and abuses?

15.50

How ready are you to lead your institution through this transformation?

·       Small group facilitated session on institutional strategy preparation and cultural readiness for transformational change

 

Facilitated session of small groups

16.25

Where there is value, there is risk:

·        Digitalisation, AI and cybersecurity

·        Governance, leadership and management challenges?

·        Coping with a fluid and evolving regulatory regime

 

Chris Cobb

17.00

Interactive plenary of the afternoon’s speakers: key lessons to take forward

Facilitated Session

17.30

Close of day

 


 

 

19.30

HUMANE Dinner at the Montebelo Restaurant

 

Day two

 

Theme three: What does the future look like for student learning, and student and staff support services in an expanding digitalised world?

09.00

The VITAL project: empowering students and instructors through the use of learning performance data

Anouk Gelan

09.40

Learning dashboards for actionable feedback: the (non)sense of chances of success and predictive models

Tinne De Laet

10.20

Coffee break

 

10.50

Taking advantage of digitalisation and AI opportunities in the design of corporate and academic services:

·        Disruption and displacement of support functions?

·        Alternatives and implications?

Facilitated session

11.30

Will students’ counsellor of tomorrow be a bot?!: a graduate student’s perspective

Thilo Michael

12.10

Concluding session: Key themes and practical actions to take home from the seminar

Panel discussion

12.30

Lunch and networking

 

13.45

Close followed by the social programme

 

 

Visit to the Porcelain Factory "Vista Alegre", museum and chapel followed by a boat ride in the lagoon of Aveiro

Dinner on Saturday will take place at the "Salpoente" restaurant.