Events in CUPA-HR Connect

The Understanding Higher Education (UHE) Experience

May 17-July 23, 2021

The UHE Experience is a virtual small-group experience based on CUPA-HR’s popular in-person workshop and e-learning course, Understanding Higher Education

Like the in-person workshops at CUPA-HR conferences, this experience gives you the opportunity to interact with other participants and the program's knowledgeable higher ed HR facilitators to learn how other institutions operate and gain expert insight into the unique aspects of higher education and higher ed HR. And like the e-learning course, it allows you the flexibility to learn and participate on your own time.

By the end of this 10-week experience, you’ll have new knowledge, ideas and professional connections that will enhance your own success and help you make an impact at your college or university.

How Does It Work?
  • Dates - The UHE Experience will take place May 17-July 23, 2021.
  • Touch-Base Conference Calls - Facilitators will host four calls during the program. One call to welcome participants, two check-in calls and a wrap-up call during the final week of the experience.
  • Facilitated Online Discussion - Using the Understanding Higher Education e-learning course as a starting point, our facilitators will guide discussion on a variety of topics and encourage participants to share their own experiences and institutional practices. Discussions will take place in a private group in CUPA-HR’s online community, CUPA-HR Connect.
  • Time - Availability for this small-group experience is limited, and active participation by group members is critical to its success! Expect to spend about 2-3 hours per week completing the assigned portion of the online course and participating in the online discussion, at times that fit your schedule.
Who Should Participate?

The UHE Experience is open to CUPA-HR members who are new to the higher ed workplace and would like to gain insight into the business of higher education while connecting with higher ed HR professionals at other institutions.

What Does It Cost?

The registration fee for this one-of-a-kind experience is $115.

Registration for this event is closed.


Meet Our Facilitators

  • Barbara Carroll
    Retired, Former Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief HR Officer

    Vanderbilt University

  • Carol Hintz
    Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

    University of Missouri – Kansas City

  • Sujata Malhotra
    Interim Executive Director of Human Resources

    The City University of New York, Central Office of Human Resources

  • Marc Serrett
    Assistant Dean of Human Resources

    University of Wisconsin – Madison, Division of Extension