Discussion Breakouts: Redesigning your curriculum to prepare students to meet today’s challenges


   Session Overview

Discussion Breakouts: 
Redesigning your curriculum to prepare students to meet today’s challenges

Session Description:  
Curriculum reviews and program redesigns, along with their scopes and systems can be different for every school and even for individual programs.  Learn about the recent curriculum review processes undertaken by the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Washington and join the discussion about what worked, what could be done differently and how you can apply their learnings to your next curriculum review.

Moderator: Wendy Guild
Assistant Dean of MBA Programs, Foster School of Business, University of Washington


As the Assistant Dean of MBA Programs at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, Wendy’s administrative work reflects her longstanding commitment to student development through her collaborative strategic leadership of advertising, marketing, recruitment, admissions, curriculum, and student services. Her teaching focuses on leadership, strategic field studies, study tours, and sports and entertainment management. Her research focuses on creating engaging experiential learning content. Previously, Wendy worked at UCLA Anderson as Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives, briefly taught Leadership in Executive Education at Yale School of Management, and served as a Program Director & Faculty at University of Colorado Denver’s Business School. She earned her Ph.D. in Organization Studies at MIT, Sloan School of Management.

Moderator: Joe Stephens
Senior Assistant Dean & Director, McCombs School of Business , The University of Texas at Austin


Joe directs all aspects of student affairs and program operations, and facilitates academic progress for Texas McCombs’ Working Professional & Executive MBA Programs (Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston). Previous to his arrival to Austin in 2014, he served as Assistant Dean of MBA Programs at the Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri-Columbia where he directed the school’s Full-time MBA program and co-developed and launched the school's first executive MBA program, featuring a blended-delivery format. Prior to his time at MU, Joe worked in brand management with Nestlé Purina and in admissions and student affairs at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. Joe began his career at The University of Texas at Austin as a Greek Affairs Advisor in the Dean of Students Office. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Education - Business/Industry at the University of Missouri, an M.A. in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University, and an M.B.A. from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.