Podcast: Leading Improvements in Higher Education
Leading Improvements in Higher Education with Stephen Hundley from IUPUI is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, the oldest and largest higher education assessment and improvement event in the U.S. The podcast profiles people, initiatives, institutions, and organizations improving conditions in higher education. Join thought leaders for engaging discussions of enduring and emerging topics, themes, and trends affecting colleges and universities.
Leading Improvements in Higher Education is honored to be a recipient of both the 2022 and 2021 APEX Award. The 2021 award recognized the twelve inaugural episodes of the podcast, debuted during the 2020 Assessment Institute, information from which is encapsulated in a Viewpoint from the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment entitled Collective Wisdom: Themes from the Inaugural Episodes of the Leading Improvements in Higher Education Podcast. This publication was co-authored by Stephen P. Hundley and Caleb J. Keith, podcast producers, and summarizes crosscutting themes from the podcasts’ twelve inaugural episodes.
Podcast Season Sponsor
This season is sponsored by the Center for Assessment and Research Studies at James Madison University.
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Stephen P. Hundley, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for
Planning and Institutional Improvement,
Professor of Organizational Leadership,
Chair of the Assessment Institute,
Executive Editor of Assessment Update, and
Host of Leading Improvements in Higher Education Podcast Series
Stephen P. Hundley, Ph.D., is the Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Planning and Institutional Improvement at IUPUI, an urban-serving institution with 30,000 students. He is a Professor of Organizational Leadership within the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication in IUPUI’s School of Engineering and Technology. Stephen provides strategic advice and consultation to the Chancellor, the Chancellor’s Cabinet, and the Council of Deans on a range of matters pertaining to IUPUI’s strategy, effectiveness, and future directions. He leads the Office of Planning and Institutional Improvement, including facilitating the administrative and program review processes; directing campus-level strategic planning activities; handling the executive search and leadership onboarding function for the campus; promoting various improvement-oriented initiatives; and serving as executive sponsor of IUPUI's Program Review and Assessment Committee.
Stephen also chairs the annual Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, which is the oldest and largest higher education event in the U.S. focused on assessment and improvement. He is executive editor of Assessment Update, an award-winning, bimonthly publication from Wiley with a national readership, and he serves as host of Leading Improvements in Higher Education, a podcast series profiling people, initiatives, institutions, and organizations improving conditions in higher education.
Stephen has addressed a variety of audiences in more than 30 countries on six continents and throughout the United States. He writes, consults, and presents on topics related to organizational effectiveness, learning and development strategies, and higher education administration. Additionally, he has been recognized for his accomplishments through teaching, publication, and service awards and has received competitive funding from private foundations and state and federal agencies to support his work, including continuous funding from the National Science Foundation for more than a decade (awards #1618408, #1153850, and #0969500).
Since 2015, Stephen has been a member of the IUPUI Chancellor’s Cabinet. During this time, he has periodically provided leadership to campus-level units in transition, including serving as interim chief enrollment officer in the Division of Enrollment Management and interim associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education and dean of University College in the Division of Undergraduate Education. His prior leadership roles include associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, and associate dean for academic affairs and undergraduate programs, department chair, and program director in the School of Engineering and Technology. Stephen earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and a doctorate from American University in Washington, D.C.