In 2020, the CPTSC conference schedule for Denton, Texas (North Texas University) was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In its place, CPTSC hosted a special online event, including the business meeting, a plenary session titled Administering Programs in a Time of Crisis, the administrators’ round table, the editors’ round table, and the awards reception.
The following are recordings of the plenary session.
Introduction: Brian Blackburne
Aimee Kendall Roundtree — Program resiliency and value: Lessons learned from crisis.
Denise Tillary — Administering programs during a time of crisis.
Kaye Adkins — Budgetary injustice: Program cuts in a budget crisis.
Ed Nagelhout — Work/Life balance in times of austerity
Chris Dayley — Addressing issues of racism through and in academic programs.
Discussion: Where should we start as we think about our programs?
Discussion continued: What recommendations do panelists have for making persuasive cases for our programs?
Discussion continued: With enrollments low, what are the pros and cons of joining a more general English major.