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Pandemics, Plans, and Pivots: Leading Academic Computing in a Post-COVID-19 World

COVID-19 has disrupted higher education in unprecedented ways, and, in many cases, has changed both the trajectory and timeline of academic computing and its related functions. This keynote will explore experiences from two very different higher education institutions as they navigated the emergency pivot in the spring and worked through plans and adjustments for the fall. The presenters will discuss strategies, surprises, and lessons learned, providing examples of what is going well six months later and areas of need highlighted by the pandemic. The session will also include forecasting on the future of academic computing, both in the short term and long term, and the audience will be encouraged to engage in a dialog as the presenters will solicit ideas, questions, and feedback from participants throughout the session.