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Leading Academic Transformation (LAT) is a community of practice* for senior campus leaders who advance their institution's teaching, learning, and student success mission. Our goal is to build capacity to inspire and lead academic transformation. Today success in academic transformation depends on a cohort of campus leadership committed to leveraging technology and best pedagogical practices to attain strategic goals. This community is built on the premise that collaborative innovation** and generative networks are indispensable in leading academic transformation.

What's Involved?

It's free to join this community. You will have rich opportunities to exchange ideas, examine questions, explore successes and challenges, co-create resources, and understand the complexities of managing and leading change through an innovation lens with a cohort of your peers. Engagement opportunities are thoughtfully developed for leaders serving at similar levels.

A variety of opportunities are planned throughout the year, both online and face-to-face. Some are exclusive to community members; others are broadly accessible. Some are free; others are fee-based. Explore participant benefits and activities on the horizon. Use the button below to join now.

In joining, you will be prompted to confirm your contact information or create an EDUCAUSE profile. You will be automatically subscribed to the LAT community discussion forum, the primary channel for communications, including from the advisory committee. (You may unsubscribe at any time.) You will also receive periodic community updates or announcements of exclusive LAT opportunities through alternate communication channels, when appropriate.

The LAT Advisory Committee provides essential advice and guidance to EDUCAUSE and leadership for building and supporting this community of practice.

Join now and begin to make LAT your community for leading academic transformation.

Food for Thought

If you have only fifteen minutes, find the latest EDUCAUSE blog post on Transforming Higher Ed.

Looking for more? You're one click away from curated resources on community-prioritized topics.

*Wenger-Trayner define "community of practice" as a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

**Bridget Burns, Michael M. Crow, and Mark P. Becker, "Innovating Together: Collaboration as a Driving Force to Improve Student Success," EDUCAUSE Review, March 2, 2015.


A community of practice* for senior campus leaders who advance teaching, learning and student success across the institution.

  • Academic Affairs
  • Centers for Teaching and Learning
  • Information Technology
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Instructional Technology
  • Libraries
  • Student Services

ParTicipant Benefits

It's free to join the Leading Academic Transformation community. Participant benefits include:

  • Support for transforming the academy
  • Intentional networking within a community of senior leaders and problem solvers
  • Opportunities to influence and constructively interact in the higher education ecosystem
  • Access to professional development and other opportunities custom-designed for the community

Additional benefits may be available to ELI members. Learn more.