FORT WAYNE, Ind.—George Mehaffy, vice president for academic leadership and change with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) will be the featured speaker at the first Academic Forum of the 2011–12 school year at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). The forum is Thursday, Sept. 8, at 3:30 p.m. at the Keith Busse Steel Dynamics Alumni Center. The forum is not open to the public; however, members of the media are invited to attend.
Mehaffy is also the founder of AASCU's Red Balloon Project: Re-imagining Undergraduate Education. IPFW is heavily involved in the Red Balloon Project under the direction of William McKinney, vice chancellor for academic affairs. McKinney noted "...George Mehaffy has taken a keen interest in IPFW's re-imagining project and the hard work of our faculty and staff. We are delighted to welcome him to our campus and look forward to a great conversation."
The most recent Red Balloon-related effort at IPFW is the faculty iPad cohort program, #mobileEDU, which began in August.
For more information on Mehaffy or the Academic Forum, contact McKinney at 260-481-6116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.