Preparing All Students for Civic Participation

2017 Institute for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers 11/3/201711/3/201711/3/201711/6/201711/6/201711/6/2017 San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio, TX
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About the Institute

Chief academic and chief student affairs officers are contending with major changes in their core responsibilities. In today’s higher education environment, both senior officers must sustain strong cooperation as they lead teams of colleagues who champion student learning and development as well as institutional strength. CIC’s 2017 Institute for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers will provide ideas and tools that they can use to advance the distinctive missions of their institutions.

College and university leaders today face significant challenges in enrollment, finances, and accountability. Cultural challenges arise as campus leaders cope with issues of free speech inside and outside the classroom, the rules of civil engagement for people who hold opposing views, the devaluation of facts and analytic reasoning, relentless pressure from social media to respond to campus events rapidly and publicly, and campus cultures that strive to treat all people with dignity and respect.

The theme of the 2017 Institute, “Preparing All Students for Civic Participation,” provides a framework for action and for candid sharing of successes and frustrations. Institute sessions will present advice and concrete examples for CAOs and CSAOs on such topics as institutional turn-arounds, making the most of  limited resources, students’ vocational exploration, and students’ persistence to graduation, as well as diversity and inclusion on campus and interactions with students on social media.

The 2017 Institute also offers participants the chance to learn about new opportunities for international study, approaches to student housing, publication outlets for faculty members and students, programs that serve communities across the generations, issues in athletics, and the future composition of the faculty. Concurrent sessions will feature practical advice on responding to student dissent, building effective living-learning communities, and providing access and retention support to low-income and first-generation students. Sessions on legal issues will provide fresh perspectives on hiring, evaluation, and Title IX.  

The 2017 Institute for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers will help participants develop the shared vision, collaborative spirit, and effective partnership that move institutions toward successful innovation. Above all, the Institute provides the opportunity for chief academic and chief student affairs officers to share—with candor—ideas, practical solutions, and effective practices with colleagues from across the country and abroad.

In cooperation with NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and ACPA–College Student Educators International

Who Should Participate?

CIC invites chief academic and chief student affairs officers of all independent colleges and universities to participate in this annual Institute. Chief student affairs officers are encouraged to join chief academic officers at the Institute to strengthen their work on issues that matter to both senior leaders. Teams of CAOs and CSAOs will lead many of the concurrent sessions.

Chief academic officers are encouraged to invite the chief diversity officer of their institutions and members of their academic teams—for example, associate and assistant vice presidents/provosts and academic deans—to participate with them in the Institute to enhance their collaborative work on the issues that fall within academic affairs.

A chief academic officer may hold the title of provost, vice president for academic affairs, or dean of the college, among others. Chief student affairs officers may hold such titles as vice president for student affairs, student development, student services, or student life; vice provost for student affairs; or dean of students.

To support team development, CIC offers a discounted registration fee for additional administrators from the same institution.

Featured Speakers

 

 

  • Shaun R. Harper
    Shaun R. Harper
    University of Southern California
  • Andrew R. Chan
    Andrew R. Chan
    Wake Forest University
  • Margaret Hazlett
    Margaret Hazlett
    Franklin & Marshall College
  • Joel Martin
    Joel Martin
    Franklin & Marshall College
  • Elizabeth Ortiz
    Elizabeth Ortiz
    DePaul University
  • Eugene L. Zdziarski II
    Eugene L. Zdziarski II
    DePaul University
  • Kevin Kruger
    Kevin Kruger
    NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • Eboo Patel
    Eboo Patel
    Interfaith Youth Core

Schedule

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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions13Concurrent Session<p> <em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific times. A full list of Sunday concurrent sessions confirmed <span><span><em><span><span><em>as of July 24, 2017</em></span></span></em></span></span>, are listed below.<span><span><em></em></span></span></em><br><br></p><h3>Chief Operating Officers: Organizational Structures</h3><p>Some colleges and universities have adopted an administrative structure that includes a chief operating officer or executive vice president. This position is distinctly different from a provost or vice president for academic affairs position. Panelists will discuss the various organizational structures and the benefits and challenges of the COO model.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas R. Kepple, Jr.</em></strong>, former President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br><strong><em>Linda A. McMillin</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Susquehanna University<br><strong><em>John Swallow</em></strong>, President, Carthage College<br></blockquote><h3> <br> </h3> <span> <span> <h3>Digital Learning, Retention and Students’ Success: Results of the Chief Academic Officers’ Program with the Bill & Melinda Gates Digital Learning Project</h3> <p>Student success depends on financial, physical, psychological, and developmental factors, and chief academic officers work with cross-divisional teams in their institutions to increase retention and persistence to graduation. How can digital courseware help institutions design adaptive interventions in courses where at-risk students (and others) are most likely to have trouble? This session will focus on promoting student success in courses identified as stumbling blocks for students in their first 60 credit hours. Leaders of a project currently under way, led by chief academic officers and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will share research, resources, and the results of initiatives launched at various campuses that have used digital learning successfully.<br></p> <blockquote> <strong><em>Carol Erting</em></strong>, Provost, Gallaudet University<br><strong><em>Laura Niesen de Abruna</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, York College of Pennsylvania<br><strong><em>James Garner Ptaszynski</em></strong>, Senior Fellow, Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation<br><strong><em>Molly Easo Smith</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Martin’s University<br></blockquote></span></span> <h3> <br>Follow-up: “Competencies, Confidence, and Vocation: Helping and Motivating Students to Find Their Way”</h3><p>Participants will meet informally with Andrew Chan to discuss further the ideas offered in his plenary address.<br></p><blockquote> <strong><em>Andrew R. Chan</em></strong>, Vice President for Innovation and Career Development, Wake Forest University</blockquote> <br> <h3>Intentional Design: Academic Libraries and 21st-Century Learning</h3>To succeed in work, life, and citizenship, 21st-century students must develop creativity and communication, collaboration, and critical-thinking skills. Academic libraries are addressing this imperative through the intentional design of responsive learning environments and opportunities. Two college library directors will highlight the current research and discuss strategies for creating user-centered library spaces, resources, and services, including examples of collaboration between the library and academic and student affairs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Lisabeth Chabot</em></strong>, College Librarian, Ithaca College<br><strong><em>Susan Barnes White</em></strong>, Library Director, Linfield College, and CIC Senior Advisor and Director, Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research<br></blockquote> <span><span><br> <h3>Intergenerational Connections: Students Serving Older Adults</h3>A new CIC initiative, developed with generous support from the AARP Foundation, is designed to encourage college students to help low-income older adults (age 50 and older) tackle key life challenges and acquire valuable service learning experiences in the process. The initiative provides grants to create or expand campus-based projects that engage students in addressing four key needs in surrounding communities: healthy diets, safe and affordable housing, income-generation, and social interaction. Representatives of campuses with funded projects will discuss project development, implementation, accomplishments, and lessons learned. The session will prove especially useful for institutions that are considering application for future grant cycles.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong></strong><strong><em>Nicola Pitchford</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Dominican University of California<br><strong><em>Michael Joseph Sosulski</em></strong>, Provost, Wofford College<br><strong><em>Sandra C. Vaughn</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rust College<br></blockquote> </span></span> <br> <span> <span> <h3>Lever Press: A New Publication Outlet for Faculty Members at Liberal Arts Colleges</h3>The Lever Press, a new partnership between the Amherst College Press and Michigan Publishing, is the result of an initiative to develop an open access scholarly publisher anchored in—and responsive to the needs of—a consortium of liberal arts colleges across the nation. Lever’s works will be subjected to rigorous peer review and the oversight of a faculty-led editorial board drawn from 11 supporting colleges. Lever is distinctive in being governed by its consortium of supporters and aligned with the mission, ethos, and needs of  liberal arts colleges. Editorial emphases include interdisciplinary work, innovative digital scholarship, and publications arising from student-faculty collaborations and will include multi-modal publication opportunities. Attend this session to learn more about this new initiative from those involved in framing the idea and structure of the press.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Mark D. W. Edington</em></strong>, Director, Amherst College Press, and Publisher, Lever Press<br><strong><em>Abu Rizvi</em></strong>, Provost, Lafayette College<br></blockquote></span></span><br> <h3>Program Niches to Enhance Academic-Based Enrollment</h3> <em></em>Departmental structures often are well established and unintentionally can serve as barriers to innovative programs that would be attractive to students and could lead to interdisciplinary initiatives. How can colleges and universities reach across departments and divisions to develop intentional opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions that will attract students? Three CAOs at institutions that have been concerned about this issue will discuss program solutions and how they were developed. Augsburg College has a new interdisciplinary classroom building and an emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching; Cornell College is working on a new interdisciplinary general education program; and Mount Marty College has a new interdisciplinary Benedictine Leadership Institute.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>R. Joseph Dieker</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Cornell College (IA)<br><strong><em>Karen Kaivola</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg College<br><strong><em>Jane M. Wood</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Mount Marty College<br></blockquote> <br> <span> <span> <h3>Securing America’s Future: Pathways to Innovation</h3>Many of the challenges facing higher education today also offer opportunities for innovation that will enable independent colleges and universities to flourish. Participants in the <em>Securing America’s Future</em> workshops organized by CIC during the 2016–2017 academic year identified a rich array of such successful strategies on diverse campuses. Reaching new student populations, diversifying revenue streams, developing in-demand curricular programs, charting career paths for students through alumni relationships, enhancing visibility, and creating value with community partners—CIC members have implemented all of these and more. This panel brings together chief academic officers to discuss their experiences developing and implementing innovation, to highlight what worked, what didn’t work so well, and what lessons were learned in the process, and to engage participants in conversations about plans for moving their campuses forward.<br> <blockquote> <strong></strong><strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, Senior Fellow, Council of Independent Colleges, and President Emerita, Kenyon College<br><strong><em>Kathy Ogren</em></strong>, Provost, University of Redlands<br><strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Saint Francis (IN)<br><strong><em>Karl K. Schonberg</em></strong>, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, St. Lawrence University<br></blockquote></span></span><br> <h3>Title IX: Compliance and Best Practices</h3>Title IX concerns of colleges and universities have expanded from equal opportunities for male and female students in intercollegiate athletics to equal educational experiences, including freedom from sexual harassment for both men and women. What are the most effective Title IX educational initiatives? Which aspects of sexual harassment avoidance training work? What kinds of investigations meet compliance requirements? An experienced higher education attorney will provide practical compliance advice and lead a discussion on how to address specific campus challenges.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP</blockquote>
Reception for Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership AcademyReception for Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy19<p>Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy are invited to gather for light refreshments and invigorating conversation.</p><blockquote><div>Convener: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br></div></blockquote>
Workshop: "Building an Organizational Structure to Support Retention and Students' Success"Workshop: "Building an Organizational Structure to Support Retention and Students' Success"29Workshop<div><em><span><span><em><span><span><em>​Please pre-register for this event, as space is limited. To add an event to an existing Institute registration, please call the CIC office at (202) 466-7230 and ask for Tabitha Truscott or email <a href="mailto:ttruscott@cic.nche.edu">ttruscott@cic.nche.edu</a>.</em></span></span></em></span></span></em><br><br>Retention is everyone’s concern because it represents the sum total of students’ experiences. Students assess their “fit” with the institution across a number of dimensions and make decisions about whether the learning community is one where they feel comfortable and can succeed and thrive. Yet retention programs often lack coordination across the institution, with academic affairs and student life pursuing unconnected initiatives and students falling between the cracks.<br><br>In this workshop, representatives of Roger Williams University and Berry College first will describe how they have integrated success and retention models and then will lead campus teams through a planning exercise for creating an integrated retention model appropriate for their institution.<br></div><blockquote><div><strong><em></em></strong></div><div><strong><em>Mary K. Boyd</em></strong>, Provost, Berry College<br><strong><em>Andrew R. Bressette</em></strong>, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Berry College<br><strong><em>Alison Chase-Padula</em></strong>, Associate Dean of Student Success, Roger Williams University<br><strong><em>Debbie E. Heida</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Berry College<br><strong><em>John King</em></strong>, Vice President of Student Life, Roger Williams University <br><strong><em>Robert Shea</em></strong>, Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning, Roger Williams University<br><strong><em>Andrew A. Workman</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University<br></div></blockquote><div><em>No fee.</em></div>
Workshop for New Academic Team MembersWorkshop for New Academic Team Members49Workshop<div><em><span><span><em><span><span><em>​Please pre-register for this event, as space is limited. To add an event to an existing Institute registration, please call the CIC office at (202) 466-7230 and ask for Tabitha Truscott or email <a href="mailto:ttruscott@cic.nche.edu">ttruscott@cic.nche.edu</a>.</em></span></span></em></span></span></em><br><br>Academic team members (such as associate or assistant provosts, vice presidents, or deans) who have served for fewer than two years are invited to participate in a workshop led by experienced colleagues that focuses on common issues and challenges that those new in their roles often face. Participants will work in small groups, analyze case studies, and discuss such topics as budget management, leadership styles, effective use of data, handling difficult conversations, and working with peer administrators.</div><blockquote><div><strong><em>Jeffrey H. Barker</em></strong>, Provost, Converse College</div><div><strong><em>Leanne M. Neilson</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Lutheran University<br><strong><em>Jenifer K. Ward</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Centenary College of Louisiana<br></div></blockquote><div><div><em></em><span style="display:inline-block;"><em>Fee: early rate $60 (by September 6); regular rate $75 (after September 6)</em></span></div></div>
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Annapolis Group Chief Academic Officers BreakfastAnnapolis Group Chief Academic Officers Breakfast22Members will meet for breakfast and discussion.<blockquote>Coordinators: <strong> <em>Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Austin College, and <strong> <em>Jeff Frick</em></strong>, Dean of the College and Academic Vice President, St. Norbert College​</blockquote>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions9Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will include current issues and perennial concerns of CAOs and CSAOs. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. To date, the following breakfast discussions are planned:<br><br> <ul><li>Academic and Student Support Services for Online and Competency-Based Education</li><li>Aligning Vocation and Mission for Aspiring Presidents</li><li>Breaking Silos to Promote Student Success</li><li>Building Digital Bridges: Using Software to Facilitate Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration</li><li>CAOs, CSAOs, and Diversity: Creating Impact across the Campus</li><li>CIC’s Leadership Programs: Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy</li><li>Civic Engagement Initiatives in Urban Settings</li><li>Civic Engagement through Community Mapping</li><li>Effective Involvement of Faculty Members in Retention Initiatives</li><li>Enhancing Career Readiness of Undergraduates</li><li>How CIC Institutions Can Benefit from Corporate Partnerships</li><li>Learning in Common: Collaboration in Strategic Planning between Academic and Student Affairs</li><li>Meet the New Boss: CAO-CSAO Collaboration During a Presidential Transition</li><li>Mentoring Direct Reports</li><li>Models of Holistic Advising</li><li>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)</li><li>Planning and Implementing a Co-Curricular Transcript Requirement</li><li>Promoting Students’ Academic Success</li><li>Retention at Rural CIC Institutions: Challenges and Strategies</li><li>Responding to Campus Diversity Issues</li><li>Share and Share Alike: How to Maximize Academic Resources across and among Institutions</li><li>Share Your Voice: Effective Op-Eds to Inform the Public Debate</li><li>Student Leadership Development: Curricular and Co-Curricular Approaches</li><li>Success Strategies for Commuter Students</li><li>Supporting LGBTQ Students and Staff</li><li>The Impact of the Travel Ban on CIC Institutions</li><li>Wearing Two Hats: What Happens When the CAO Also Is the CSAO?</li><li>What’s on Your Podcast Playlist?</li></ul>
Welcome Coffee for CAO/CSAO Spouses and PartnersWelcome Coffee for CAO/CSAO Spouses and Partners13Spouses and Partners<p>​<strong><em>Diane T. Aquila</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer Spouse, University of St. Thomas (TX)</p>
Reception for NetVUE MembersReception for NetVUE Members19<p>Members of CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) are invited to learn about recent NetVUE activities and to share lessons learned from their campus programs with colleagues over refreshments.</p><blockquote><div>Conveners: <strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC, and <strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</div></blockquote>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions22Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will include current issues and perennial concerns of CAOs and CSAOs. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. To date, the following breakfast discussions are planned:<br><br> <ul><li>Academic and Student Support Services for Online and Competency-Based Education</li><li>Aligning Vocation and Mission for Aspiring Presidents</li><li>Breaking Silos to Promote Student Success</li><li>Building Digital Bridges: Using Software to Facilitate Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration</li><li>CAOs, CSAOs, and Diversity: Creating Impact across the Campus</li><li>CIC’s Leadership Programs: Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy</li><li>Civic Engagement Initiatives in Urban Settings</li><li>Civic Engagement through Community Mapping</li><li>Effective Involvement of Faculty Members in Retention Initiatives</li><li>Enhancing Career Readiness of Undergraduates</li><li>How CIC Institutions Can Benefit from Corporate Partnerships</li><li>Learning in Common: Collaboration in Strategic Planning between Academic and Student Affairs</li><li>Meet the New Boss: CAO-CSAO Collaboration During a Presidential Transition</li><li>Mentoring Direct Reports</li><li>Models of Holistic Advising</li><li>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)</li><li>Planning and Implementing a Co-Curricular Transcript Requirement</li><li>Promoting Students’ Academic Success</li><li>Retention at Rural CIC Institutions: Challenges and Strategies</li><li>Responding to Campus Diversity Issues</li><li>Share and Share Alike: How to Maximize Academic Resources across and among Institutions</li><li>Share Your Voice: Effective Op-Eds to Inform the Public Debate</li><li>Student Leadership Development: Curricular and Co-Curricular Approaches</li><li>Success Strategies for Commuter Students</li><li>Supporting LGBTQ Students and Staff</li><li>The Impact of the Travel Ban on CIC Institutions</li><li>Wearing Two Hats: What Happens When the CAO Also Is the CSAO?</li><li>What’s on Your Podcast Playlist?</li></ul>
Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of ServiceWorkshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service3Workshop<em><span><span><em>​Please pre-register for this event, as space is limited. To add an event to an existing Institute registration, please call the CIC office at (202) 466-7230 and ask for Tabitha Truscott or email <a href="mailto:ttruscott@cic.nche.edu">ttruscott@cic.nche.edu</a>.</em></span></span></em><br><br>Entering the third or fourth year of service, CAOs usually have mastered the fundamentals of the role and found a measure of ease in their work. At this stage, CAOs will have greater opportunities to lead rather than just manage. What are the key institutional needs CAOs should address at this stage? For example, how do CAOs balance attention to their institutions’ immediate issues with long-term academic needs and goals? How do CAOs attend to their own professional lives while also serving their institutions? How do CAOs work effectively with the president and other cabinet officers for the good of their institutions? Participants will explore these and related questions and gain fresh perspectives on the next stage in their careers as CAOs.<br><br><strong>Workshop Coordinators:</strong><br><blockquote><strong><em>Debbie Mauldin Cottrell</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas Lutheran University<br><strong><em>Marc Roy</em></strong>, Provost, Albion College<br></blockquote><br><em>Fee: early rate $60 (by September 6); regular rate $75 (after September 6)</em><br><span><h2></h2></span>
Workshop: "Designing Learning Spaces That Work"Workshop: "Designing Learning Spaces That Work"29Workshop<div><em><span><span><em><span><span><em>​Please pre-register for this event, as space is limited. To add an event to an existing Institute registration, please call the CIC office at (202) 466-7230 and ask for Tabitha Truscott or email <a href="mailto:ttruscott@cic.nche.edu">ttruscott@cic.nche.edu</a>.</em></span></span></em></span></span></em><br><br>Physical space designs make a difference in how students learn and participate in learning opportunities. Planning for learning spaces begins with questions. What do we want our students to become? What do we want students to be able to do there? How do we want them to interact with each other and with faculty members? The Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) is committed to connecting research on how students learn to the planning of new and renovated academic spaces. How do academics and architects collaborate in imagining new spaces for learning and in arriving at a common language and vision, and how can they engage in a planning process that reflects and enhances institutional culture? Join in a discussion of the work being done by the LSC and how campuses are using that work to engage in conversations about developing learning spaces.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Eric J. Eliason</em></strong>, Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Concordia College (MN)<br><strong><em>Darin E. Fields</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, The University of Findlay <br><strong><em>Judith A. Muyskens</em></strong>, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Hiram College<br><strong><em>David Ribble</em></strong>, Professor of Biology, Trinity University (TX)<br></blockquote><em>No fee.</em></div>
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Breakfast for CAOs and CSAOs of Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesBreakfast for CAOs and CSAOs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities33<p>All HBCU chief academic and chief student affairs officers are invited to discuss current issues on their campuses and meet with colleagues over breakfast.</p><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Yolanda W. Page</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University</blockquote><p></p>
Workshop: "Financial Literacy, Student Debt, and Post-Secondary Success"Workshop: "Financial Literacy, Student Debt, and Post-Secondary Success"29Workshop<div><em><span><span><em><span><span><em>​Please pre-register for this event, as space is limited. To add an event to an existing Institute registration, please call the CIC office at (202) 466-7230 and ask for Tabitha Truscott or email <a href="mailto:ttruscott@cic.nche.edu">ttruscott@cic.nche.edu</a>.</em></span></span></em></span></span></em><br><br>A high level of financial literacy does not guarantee financial success, but when students are ignorant of concepts related to personal finance and money management, great harm can result. Student-loan debt has implications for college completion rates and financial well-being later in life. Millennials also may have to support longer retirements on savings and investments that they accumulate and manage throughout their careers. The power of interest compounding can be leveraged for retirement investments, but many young adults do not fully grasp the concept. Research also shows that students generally do not understand risk, uncertainty, and insurance.<br><br>Discussions will begin around student debt: Is there really a “crisis?” Who is borrowing the most, and which borrowers have the most difficulty repaying? What can be done to make it easier to repay loans? The workshop will then explore financial literacy and what research and the TIAA Institute’s new Personal Finance Index tell us about particular areas of concern for the personal financial well-being of students and young faculty and staff members.<br></div><blockquote><div><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>David P. Richardson</em></strong>, Senior Economist, TIAA Institute</div><div><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Paul J. Yakoboski</em></strong>, Senior Economist, TIAA Institute</div></blockquote><div><em>No fee.</em></div>
Breakfast for Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission ProgramBreakfast for Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program33​Alumni of and participants in CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program are invited to gather for breakfast and conversation.<blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, Council of Independent Colleges</blockquote>
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Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations10 <div></div><h3>Retirement Consultation</h3>TIAA counselors will be available for personal consultations with Institute participants for one-hour sessions during the conference. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk to discuss personal financial planning for retirement.<br><br> <h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3> <strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with chief academic officers to discuss the nuances of faculty compensation philosophies, structures, and best practices. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or <a href="mailto:FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com">FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com</a>.<br><br> <h3>Negotiating Presidential Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3>Casagrande also will be available for personal consultations with chief academic and chief student affairs officers who are candidates for presidential positions to discuss compensation and benefits for incoming presidents. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande.<br>
Ecumenical Worship ServiceEcumenical Worship Service11<p> <em>(Roman Catholic Mass will be available at several nearby churches.)</em>​<br><br>A Christian ecumenical worship service will be led by <strong><em>Mary Jones</em></strong>, provost and chief academic officer, MidAmerica Nazarene University.</p>
Plenary Session: Andrew R. ChanPlenary Session: Andrew R. Chan12Andrew R. ChanPlenary Session<h3>Competencies, Confidence, and Vocation: Helping and Motivating Students to Find Their Way</h3><p> <br>College is a time for students to explore their interests, refine their talents, and learn widely and deeply about the world around them—and about themselves. Students must build job searching, entrepreneurial, and professional skills to negotiate life and work; develop the agility, creativity, and mindset needed to adapt to ever-changing work environments; and develop clarity about the direction of their lives. These capabilities and knowledge transcend majors and cannot be acquired late in a college career.<br><br>Should students be challenged to think about how they can make a difference in the world as soon as they step on campus? How can students be encouraged to connect their career aspirations with their deepest passions and values—in short, their vocations? <strong><em>Andrew R. Chan</em></strong>, vice president for innovation and career development at Wake Forest University, will discuss effective ways chief academic and chief student affairs officers can innovate and collaborate to support, motivate, and equip all of their students to be fully engaged, to become career-ready, and successfully transition into the dynamic 21st-century world of work and life.</p>
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Luncheon and Discussion Groups for Women CAOs and CSAOsLuncheon and Discussion Groups for Women CAOs and CSAOs15Women CAOs and CSAOs and other women administrators are invited to join discussion groups on current issues led by colleagues who have been selected for their expertise on the topic.<strong><em></em></strong><strong><em><br><br></em></strong> <p> <strong> <em>Susan Agre-Kippenhan</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Linfield College, and <strong> <em>Lauren Bowen</em></strong>, Provost, Juniata College, will coordinate the following luncheon discussions.<br></p><ul><li>Balancing Multiple Professional Relationships</li><li>Best Practices for Advancing Women in Leadership</li><li>Cultivating an External Presence for the CAO or CSAO</li><li>Engaging Faculty in Curricular and Co-Curricular Partnerships</li><li>First Presidential Contract Essentials</li><li>Grant Collaborations between CAOs and CSAOs</li><li>Learning a New Institutional Culture</li><li>Maintaining a Life: Work/Life Integration</li><li>Managing Presidential Transitions</li><li>Staying Connected to Your Discipline</li><li>Team Building in the Cabinet</li><li>The President/CAO Relationship</li><li>What’s Next? How to Think about Next Steps in Your Career </li><li>Women and the Presidency </li><li>Women’s Leadership Challenges</li><li>Working with Student Leaders</li><li>Working with Your Leadership Team<br></li></ul> <em><br>Fee: early rate $60 (by September 6); regular rate $75 (after September 6)</em><br><br><em>Note: Please pre-register for this event, as space is limited. Registration is limited to women administrators who serve campuses.</em>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions16Concurrent Session<p> <em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific times. A full list of Sunday concurrent sessions confirmed to date are listed below.</em><br><br></p><h3>Chief Operating Officers: Organizational Structures</h3><p>Some colleges and universities have adopted an administrative structure that includes a chief operating officer or executive vice president. This position is distinctly different from a provost or vice president for academic affairs position. Panelists will discuss the various organizational structures and the benefits and challenges of the COO model.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas R. Kepple, Jr.</em></strong>, former President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br><strong><em>Linda A. McMillin</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Susquehanna University<br><strong><em>John Swallow</em></strong>, President, Carthage College<br></blockquote><h3> <br> </h3> <span> <span> <h3>Digital Learning, Retention and Students’ Success: Results of the Chief Academic Officers’ Program with the Bill & Melinda Gates Digital Learning Project</h3> <p>Student success depends on financial, physical, psychological, and developmental factors, and chief academic officers work with cross-divisional teams in their institutions to increase retention and persistence to graduation. How can digital courseware help institutions design adaptive interventions in courses where at-risk students (and others) are most likely to have trouble? This session will focus on promoting student success in courses identified as stumbling blocks for students in their first 60 credit hours. Leaders of a project currently under way, led by chief academic officers and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will share research, resources, and the results of initiatives launched at various campuses that have used digital learning successfully.<br></p> <blockquote> <strong><em>Carol Erting</em></strong>, Provost, Gallaudet University<br><strong><em>Laura Niesen de Abruna</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, York College of Pennsylvania<br><strong><em>James Garner Ptaszynski</em></strong>, Senior Fellow, Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation<br><strong><em>Molly Easo Smith</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Martin’s University<br></blockquote></span></span> <h3> <br>Follow-up: “Competencies, Confidence, and Vocation: Helping and Motivating Students to Find Their Way”</h3><p>Participants will meet informally with Andrew Chan to discuss further the ideas offered in his plenary address.<br></p><blockquote> <strong><em>Andrew R. Chan</em></strong>, Vice President for Innovation and Career Development, Wake Forest University</blockquote> <br> <h3>Intentional Design: Academic Libraries and 21st-Century Learning</h3>To succeed in work, life, and citizenship, 21st-century students must develop creativity and communication, collaboration, and critical-thinking skills. Academic libraries are addressing this imperative through the intentional design of responsive learning environments and opportunities. Two college library directors will highlight the current research and discuss strategies for creating user-centered library spaces, resources, and services, including examples of collaboration between the library and academic and student affairs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Lisabeth Chabot</em></strong>, College Librarian, Ithaca College<br><strong><em>Susan Barnes White</em></strong>, Library Director, Linfield College, and CIC Senior Advisor and Director, Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research<br></blockquote> <span><span><br> <h3>Intergenerational Connections: Students Serving Older Adults</h3>A new CIC initiative, developed with generous support from the AARP Foundation, is designed to encourage college students to help low-income older adults (age 50 and older) tackle key life challenges and acquire valuable service learning experiences in the process. The initiative provides grants to create or expand campus-based projects that engage students in addressing four key needs in surrounding communities: healthy diets, safe and affordable housing, income-generation, and social interaction. Representatives of campuses with funded projects will discuss project development, implementation, accomplishments, and lessons learned. The session will prove especially useful for institutions that are considering application for future grant cycles.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong></strong><strong><em>Nicola Pitchford</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Dominican University of California<br><strong><em>Michael Joseph Sosulski</em></strong>, Provost, Wofford College<br><strong><em>Sandra C. Vaughn</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rust College<br></blockquote> </span></span> <br> <span> <span> <h3>Lever Press: A New Publication Outlet for Faculty Members at Liberal Arts Colleges</h3>The Lever Press, a new partnership between the Amherst College Press and Michigan Publishing, is the result of an initiative to develop an open access scholarly publisher anchored in—and responsive to the needs of—a consortium of liberal arts colleges across the nation. Lever’s works will be subjected to rigorous peer review and the oversight of a faculty-led editorial board drawn from 11 supporting colleges. Lever is distinctive in being governed by its consortium of supporters and aligned with the mission, ethos, and needs of  liberal arts colleges. Editorial emphases include interdisciplinary work, innovative digital scholarship, and publications arising from student-faculty collaborations and will include multi-modal publication opportunities. Attend this session to learn more about this new initiative from those involved in framing the idea and structure of the press.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Mark D. W. Edington</em></strong>, Director, Amherst College Press, and Publisher, Lever Press<br><strong><em>Abu Rizvi</em></strong>, Provost, Lafayette College<br></blockquote></span></span><br> <h3>Program Niches to Enhance Academic-Based Enrollment</h3> <em></em>Departmental structures often are well established and unintentionally can serve as barriers to innovative programs that would be attractive to students and could lead to interdisciplinary initiatives. How can colleges and universities reach across departments and divisions to develop intentional opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions that will attract students? Three CAOs at institutions that have been concerned about this issue will discuss program solutions and how they were developed. Augsburg College has a new interdisciplinary classroom building and an emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching; Cornell College is working on a new interdisciplinary general education program; and Mount Marty College has a new interdisciplinary Benedictine Leadership Institute.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>R. Joseph Dieker</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Cornell College (IA)<br><strong><em>Karen Kaivola</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg College<br><strong><em>Jane M. Wood</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Mount Marty College<br></blockquote> <br> <span> <span> <h3>Securing America’s Future: Pathways to Innovation</h3>Many of the challenges facing higher education today also offer opportunities for innovation that will enable independent colleges and universities to flourish. Participants in the <em>Securing America’s Future</em> workshops organized by CIC during the 2016–2017 academic year identified a rich array of such successful strategies on diverse campuses. Reaching new student populations, diversifying revenue streams, developing in-demand curricular programs, charting career paths for students through alumni relationships, enhancing visibility, and creating value with community partners—CIC members have implemented all of these and more. This panel brings together chief academic officers to discuss their experiences developing and implementing innovation, to highlight what worked, what didn’t work so well, and what lessons were learned in the process, and to engage participants in conversations about plans for moving their campuses forward.<br> <blockquote> <strong></strong><strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, Senior Fellow, Council of Independent Colleges, and President Emerita, Kenyon College<br><strong><em>Kathy Ogren</em></strong>, Provost, University of Redlands<br><strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Saint Francis (IN)<br><strong><em>Karl K. Schonberg</em></strong>, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, St. Lawrence University<br></blockquote></span></span><br> <h3>Title IX: Compliance and Best Practices</h3>Title IX concerns of colleges and universities have expanded from equal opportunities for male and female students in intercollegiate athletics to equal educational experiences, including freedom from sexual harassment for both men and women. What are the most effective Title IX educational initiatives? Which aspects of sexual harassment avoidance training work? What kinds of investigations meet compliance requirements? An experienced higher education attorney will provide practical compliance advice and lead a discussion on how to address specific campus challenges.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions17Concurrent Session<p> <em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific times. A full list of Sunday concurrent sessions confirmed to date are listed below.</em><br><br></p><h3>Chief Operating Officers: Organizational Structures</h3><p>Some colleges and universities have adopted an administrative structure that includes a chief operating officer or executive vice president. This position is distinctly different from a provost or vice president for academic affairs position. Panelists will discuss the various organizational structures and the benefits and challenges of the COO model.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas R. Kepple, Jr.</em></strong>, former President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br><strong><em>Linda A. McMillin</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Susquehanna University<br><strong><em>John Swallow</em></strong>, President, Carthage College<br></blockquote><h3> <br> </h3> <span> <span> <h3>Digital Learning, Retention and Students’ Success: Results of the Chief Academic Officers’ Program with the Bill & Melinda Gates Digital Learning Project</h3> <p>Student success depends on financial, physical, psychological, and developmental factors, and chief academic officers work with cross-divisional teams in their institutions to increase retention and persistence to graduation. How can digital courseware help institutions design adaptive interventions in courses where at-risk students (and others) are most likely to have trouble? This session will focus on promoting student success in courses identified as stumbling blocks for students in their first 60 credit hours. Leaders of a project currently under way, led by chief academic officers and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will share research, resources, and the results of initiatives launched at various campuses that have used digital learning successfully.<br></p> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Carol Erting</em></strong>, Provost, Gallaudet University<br><strong><em>Laura Niesen de Abruna</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, York College of Pennsylvania<br><strong><em>James Garner Ptaszynski</em></strong>, Senior Fellow, Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation<br><strong><em>Molly Easo Smith</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Martin’s University<br></blockquote></span></span> <h3> <br>Follow-up: “Competencies, Confidence, and Vocation: Helping and Motivating Students to Find Their Way”</h3><p>Participants will meet informally with Andrew Chan to discuss further the ideas offered in his plenary address.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Andrew R. Chan</em></strong>, Vice President for Innovation and Career Development, Wake Forest University</blockquote> <br> <h3>Intentional Design: Academic Libraries and 21st-Century Learning</h3>To succeed in work, life, and citizenship, 21st-century students must develop creativity and communication, collaboration, and critical-thinking skills. Academic libraries are addressing this imperative through the intentional design of responsive learning environments and opportunities. Two college library directors will highlight the current research and discuss strategies for creating user-centered library spaces, resources, and services, including examples of collaboration between the library and academic and student affairs.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Lisabeth Chabot</em></strong>, College Librarian, Ithaca College<br><strong><em>Susan Barnes White</em></strong>, Library Director, Linfield College, and CIC Senior Advisor and Director, Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research<br></blockquote> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Intergenerational Connections: Students Serving Older Adults</h3>A new CIC initiative, developed with generous support from the AARP Foundation, is designed to encourage college students to help low-income older adults (age 50 and older) tackle key life challenges and acquire valuable service learning experiences in the process. The initiative provides grants to create or expand campus-based projects that engage students in addressing four key needs in surrounding communities: healthy diets, safe and affordable housing, income-generation, and social interaction. Representatives of campuses with funded projects will discuss project development, implementation, accomplishments, and lessons learned. The session will prove especially useful for institutions that are considering application for future grant cycles.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong></strong> <strong> <em>Nicola Pitchford</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Dominican University of California<br><strong><em>Michael Joseph Sosulski</em></strong>, Provost, Wofford College<br><strong><em>Sandra C. Vaughn</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rust College<br></blockquote> </span></span> <br> <span> <span> <h3>Lever Press: A New Publication Outlet for Faculty Members at Liberal Arts Colleges</h3>The Lever Press, a new partnership between the Amherst College Press and Michigan Publishing, is the result of an initiative to develop an open access scholarly publisher anchored in—and responsive to the needs of—a consortium of liberal arts colleges across the nation. Lever’s works will be subjected to rigorous peer review and the oversight of a faculty-led editorial board drawn from 11 supporting colleges. Lever is distinctive in being governed by its consortium of supporters and aligned with the mission, ethos, and needs of  liberal arts colleges. Editorial emphases include interdisciplinary work, innovative digital scholarship, and publications arising from student-faculty collaborations and will include multi-modal publication opportunities. Attend this session to learn more about this new initiative from those involved in framing the idea and structure of the press.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Mark D. W. Edington</em></strong>, Director, Amherst College Press, and Publisher, Lever Press<br><strong><em>Abu Rizvi</em></strong>, Provost, Lafayette College<br></blockquote></span></span><br> <h3>Program Niches to Enhance Academic-Based Enrollment</h3> <em></em>Departmental structures often are well established and unintentionally can serve as barriers to innovative programs that would be attractive to students and could lead to interdisciplinary initiatives. How can colleges and universities reach across departments and divisions to develop intentional opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions that will attract students? Three CAOs at institutions that have been concerned about this issue will discuss program solutions and how they were developed. Augsburg College has a new interdisciplinary classroom building and an emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching; Cornell College is working on a new interdisciplinary general education program; and Mount Marty College has a new interdisciplinary Benedictine Leadership Institute.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>R. Joseph Dieker</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Cornell College (IA)<br><strong><em>Karen Kaivola</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg College<br><strong><em>Jane M. Wood</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Mount Marty College<br></blockquote> <br> <span><span> <h3>Securing America’s Future: Pathways to Innovation</h3>Many of the challenges facing higher education today also offer opportunities for innovation that will enable independent colleges and universities to flourish. Participants in the <em>Securing America’s Future</em> workshops organized by CIC during the 2016–2017 academic year identified a rich array of such successful strategies on diverse campuses. Reaching new student populations, diversifying revenue streams, developing in-demand curricular programs, charting career paths for students through alumni relationships, enhancing visibility, and creating value with community partners—CIC members have implemented all of these and more. This panel brings together chief academic officers to discuss their experiences developing and implementing innovation, to highlight what worked, what didn’t work so well, and what lessons were learned in the process, and to engage participants in conversations about plans for moving their campuses forward.<br> <blockquote> <strong></strong> <strong> <em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, Senior Fellow, Council of Independent Colleges, and President Emerita, Kenyon College<br><strong><em>Kathy Ogren</em></strong>, Provost, University of Redlands<br><strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Saint Francis (IN)<br><strong><em>Karl K. Schonberg</em></strong>, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, St. Lawrence University<br></blockquote></span></span><br> <h3>Title IX: Compliance and Best Practices</h3>Title IX concerns of colleges and universities have expanded from equal opportunities for male and female students in intercollegiate athletics to equal educational experiences, including freedom from sexual harassment for both men and women. What are the most effective Title IX educational initiatives? Which aspects of sexual harassment avoidance training work? What kinds of investigations meet compliance requirements? An experienced higher education attorney will provide practical compliance advice and lead a discussion on how to address specific campus challenges.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP</blockquote>
Workshop for New Chief Academic OfficersWorkshop for New Chief Academic Officers2Workshop<em>​Please pre-register for this event, as space is limited. To add an event to an existing Institute registration, please call the CIC office at (202) 466-7230 and ask for Tabitha Truscott or email <a href="mailto:ttruscott@cic.nche.edu">ttruscott@cic.nche.edu</a>.</em><br><br><div><span class="sponsors--ital"></span></div><div class="ms-rteElement-CICBlueHeading">CAOs who have served for fewer than two years are invited to participate in this workshop, led by experienced colleagues, that addresses issues common to chief academic officers new in their role. Participants will work in small groups, analyze case studies, and discuss such topics as accreditation; assessment and institutional effectiveness; faculty governance and leadership; managing time, technology, and paper; and working with peer administrators. Participants also will be paired with experienced CAO mentors.<br><br><strong>Workshop Coordinators:</strong><br><blockquote><strong><em>Kerry Dwayne Fulcher</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene University<br><strong><em>Lily D. McNair</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wagner College<br><strong><em>Caroline Simon</em></strong>, Provost and Executive Vice President, Whitworth University<br></blockquote><br><strong>Mentor Program Coordinators:</strong><br><blockquote><strong><em>Karen Kaivola</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg College<br><strong><em>Joseph Ritter</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer, Principia College<br></blockquote><br><em>Fee: early rate $60 (by September 6); regular rate $75 (after September 6)</em><br><em></em></div>
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Dine-around DinnersDine-around Dinners20Spouses and PartnersTo meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from other campuses, participants can sign up at the CIC Registration Desk onsite for informal dinners at restaurants in San Antonio. Participants will pay for their own meals. A CAO-CSAO Task Force member will guide each group of participants to the area restaurant for which they registered. Spouses and partners are welcome.
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange21
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations23<h3>Retirement Consultation</h3>TIAA counselors will be available for personal consultations with Institute participants for one-hour sessions during the conference. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk to discuss personal financial planning for retirement.<br><br> <h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3> <strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with chief academic officers to discuss the nuances of faculty compensation philosophies, structures, and best practices. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or <a href="mailto:FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com">FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com</a>.<br><br> <h3>Negotiating Presidential Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3>Casagrande also will be available for personal consultations with chief academic and chief student affairs officers who are candidates for presidential positions to discuss compensation and benefits for incoming presidents. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande.
Plenary Session: Kevin Kruger, Margaret Hazlett, Joel W. Martin, Elizabeth F. Ortiz, and Eugene L. Zdziarski IIPlenary Session: Kevin Kruger, Margaret Hazlett, Joel W. Martin, Elizabeth F. Ortiz, and Eugene L. Zdziarski II24Margaret Hazlett; Joel Martin; Elizabeth Ortiz; Eugene L. Zdziarski II; Kevin KrugerPlenary Session<h3>Navigating the Most Difficult Conversations on Campus</h3><p> <br>The campus climate at many colleges and universities recently has become more polarized, with a corresponding increase in student activism. Chief academic and chief student affairs officers have obligations to create space for protest, protect the First Amendment rights of the entire campus community, offer students exposure to a spectrum of opinions, and keep the campus and the surrounding community safe. It is essential that students develop the ability to undertake with civility challenging discussions with those of different backgrounds or viewpoints on issues of race, gender, politics, and religion. Students must be able to discuss these issues without allowing the disparagement of segments of the population, demonization of groups, or promotion of activities that disrespect basic human rights.<br><br>Ways to foster the useful and necessary discussions that should take place on college campuses include helping students understand the background of various ideas and ideologies, learn to be discerning about what they read in print and social media, and follow the arguments of various sides of an issue. What strategies, programs, and follow-up activities have been effective at colleges and universities that have successfully navigated this difficult territory?</p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions25Concurrent Session<p> <em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific times. A full list of Monday concurrent sessions confirmed to date are listed below.</em><br><br> </p><h3>CIC’s U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit</h3><p>CIC has been working for three years with its sister organizations in Mexico—the Mexican Federation of Private Higher Education Institutions (FIMPES) and Mexican Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES)—and Santander Universidades and Universia to bring together groups of CIC presidents and Mexican private university rectors. As a result of these relationships, CIC and FIMPES hosted in March 2017 the first U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, bringing together more than 60 representatives of both U.S. and Mexican higher education institutions. The successful summit highlighted the benefits that colleges and universities on both sides of the border can receive from developing strong, long-lasting partnerships. Participants in the summit will share these benefits and resources from the meeting as well as next steps.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College<br><strong><em>Ana </em></strong> <strong> </strong> <strong> <em>Leticia Gaspar</em></strong>, Vice Provost for Academics, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Cost Containment for Mission-Driven Innovation</h3><p>Many colleges and universities face economic challenges that require new levels of resilience and ingenuity. To thrive in this new landscape, campus leaders must develop processes for both cost-containment and reinvestment—processes that must be sensitive to the mission, values, and culture of each institution. Data must be prepared and shared within the faculty governance system to show program costs and allow discussions that align financial choices with institutional values. This data-informed approach can inspire innovation. In this session, CAOs and faculty members from two institutions will share their processes of cost-containment for the purposes of reinvestment, paying particular attention to strategies that involve faculty participation and have a high degree of transferability.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>David Gurzick</em></strong>, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Hood College<br><strong><em>Julia Jasken</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Pamela Regis</em></strong>, Professor and Chair, Department of English, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Deborah D. Ricker</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hood College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Hiring and Evaluation Part I: Best Practices for Hiring</h3>Current political and legal challenges require chief academic and chief student affairs officers to think carefully about the legal risks campuses face when conducting searches to fill faculty and staff positions. An experienced higher-education attorney will discuss best search practices in drafting a position description, appointing and training the search committee, building the pool of applicants, interviewing candidates, checking references, and completing background checks.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen A. Rinehart</em></strong>, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Hiring and Evaluation Part II: Best Practices for Performance Evaluation</h3>Current social and economic challenges require chief academic and chief student affairs officers to think carefully about the legal risks campuses face when evaluating the performance of faculty and staff members, especially when dealing with unacceptable behavior or poor performance and possible termination of employees. An experienced higher-education attorney will share best practices and tools that can help administrators conduct meaningful evaluations while minimizing risk to the institution and themselves.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen A. Rinehart</em></strong>, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mike for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs and CSAOs.)</em><br>CAOs and CSAOs have the opportunity to seek advice from colleagues on specific issues and to share information about emerging trends and practices in private higher education.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong> <em>Andrew A. Workman</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions26Concurrent Session<p> <em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific times. A full list of Monday concurrent sessions confirmed to date are listed below.</em><br><br> </p><h3>CIC’s U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit</h3><p>CIC has been working for three years with its sister organizations in Mexico—the Mexican Federation of Private Higher Education Institutions (FIMPES) and Mexican Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES)—and Santander Universidades and Universia to bring together groups of CIC presidents and Mexican private university rectors. As a result of these relationships, CIC and FIMPES hosted in March 2017 the first U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, bringing together more than 60 representatives of both U.S. and Mexican higher education institutions. The successful summit highlighted the benefits that colleges and universities on both sides of the border can receive from developing strong, long-lasting partnerships. Participants in the summit will share these benefits and resources from the meeting as well as next steps.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College<br><strong><em>Ana </em></strong> <strong> </strong> <strong> <em>Leticia Gaspar</em></strong>, Vice Provost for Academics, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Cost Containment for Mission-Driven Innovation</h3><p>Many colleges and universities face economic challenges that require new levels of resilience and ingenuity. To thrive in this new landscape, campus leaders must develop processes for both cost-containment and reinvestment—processes that must be sensitive to the mission, values, and culture of each institution. Data must be prepared and shared within the faculty governance system to show program costs and allow discussions that align financial choices with institutional values. This data-informed approach can inspire innovation. In this session, CAOs and faculty members from two institutions will share their processes of cost-containment for the purposes of reinvestment, paying particular attention to strategies that involve faculty participation and have a high degree of transferability.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>David Gurzick</em></strong>, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Hood College<br><strong><em>Julia Jasken</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Pamela Regis</em></strong>, Professor and Chair, Department of English, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Deborah D. Ricker</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hood College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Hiring and Evaluation Part I: Best Practices for Hiring</h3>Current political and legal challenges require chief academic and chief student affairs officers to think carefully about the legal risks campuses face when conducting searches to fill faculty and staff positions. An experienced higher-education attorney will discuss best search practices in drafting a position description, appointing and training the search committee, building the pool of applicants, interviewing candidates, checking references, and completing background checks.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen A. Rinehart</em></strong>, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Hiring and Evaluation Part II: Best Practices for Performance Evaluation</h3>Current social and economic challenges require chief academic and chief student affairs officers to think carefully about the legal risks campuses face when evaluating the performance of faculty and staff members, especially when dealing with unacceptable behavior or poor performance and possible termination of employees. An experienced higher-education attorney will share best practices and tools that can help administrators conduct meaningful evaluations while minimizing risk to the institution and themselves.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen A. Rinehart</em></strong>, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mike for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs and CSAOs.)</em><br>CAOs and CSAOs have the opportunity to seek advice from colleagues on specific issues and to share information about emerging trends and practices in private higher education.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong> <em>Andrew A. Workman</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force</blockquote>
Free Time for LunchFree Time for Lunch27
Optional Excursion: Cruising and PerusingOptional Excursion: Cruising and Perusing28Spouses and Partners<p>Enjoy San Antonio from the vantage point of the city’s most iconic mode of transportation, a river barge. The tour will begin from the famed River Walk, one of San Antonio’s most beloved features. Formal development of the River Walk began in 1939, and by 1941 the walkways, stairways to street level, and footbridges were completed. Remains of these original designs are still visible today. The barge will take guests to Main Plaza for a tour of San Fernando Cathedral, and then out to the Southwest School of Art campus. Guests will then be dropped off at the Paseo del Alamo, the walkway that connects the river to the famous Alamo.<br><br><em>Fee: $45 per person</em><br></p>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange31
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions34Concurrent Session<em>(as of July 24, 2017)</em><br><br> <h3>Lessons from the CIC-IFYC Seminars on Teaching Interfaith Understanding</h3><p>CIC and the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) have led six cohorts of faculty members through multidisciplinary seminars on Teaching Interfaith Understanding. The goals of the seminars are to strengthen the teaching of interfaith understanding through examination of substantial theoretical questions and exploration of the practical work of translating interfaith concepts into courses that deeply impact students. Two seminars were held in the summer of 2014, two in the summer of 2015, and one each in the summers of 2016 and 2017. How has faculty members’ participation in the seminars influenced interfaith efforts on their home campuses, both in curricular and co-curricular work? What successes and challenges arise as the sensitive topics of religious identity and diversity are discussed in an academic community? What are the next steps to advance interfaith understanding on campus?<br></p><blockquote> <strong> </strong> <strong> <em>Jeff Gingerich</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cabrini University<br><strong><em>Karen Lange</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas (MN)  <br><strong><em>Jonathan Reed</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of LaVerne<br></blockquote><p> <br> </p><h3>The Positive Impact of an Integrated Learning Environment on Student Outcomes</h3><p>The student success literature highlights the positive impact that an integrated learning environment has on student outcomes. The creation of such an environment requires that student affairs and academic affairs “co-own” the development and oversight of learning environments for students. These partnerships require mutual respect, shared goals, and a strong sense of support for each other’s work. CAOs and CSAOs who have formed effective partnerships will share their experiences, outline how they addressed shared decision making and learning outcomes, and reflect on the challenges and successes of their work. The session will offer opportunities for interaction among participants and recommendations for next steps in partnership development.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> </strong> <strong> <em>Randall G. Basinger</em></strong>, Provost, Messiah College<br><strong><em>Thomas J. Enneking</em></strong>, Executive Vice President and Provost, Marian University (IN)<br><strong><em>Kristin Hansen-Kieffer</em></strong>, Vice Provost and Dean of Students, Messiah College <br> <strong> <em>Joretta Nelson</em></strong>, Senior Vice President and Owner, Credo <br> <strong> <em>Ruth Rodgers</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Marian University (IN)<br><strong><em>Michelle Samuels-Jones</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Success, Credo<br></blockquote>
Closing Plenary Session: "Building Interfaith Understanding"Closing Plenary Session: "Building Interfaith Understanding"35Eboo PatelPlenary Session<h3>Building Interfaith Understanding: A Practical Application of the Liberal Arts</h3><p><br>As the United States becomes more religiously diverse, and as tensions around questions of faith increase in the public square and in global affairs, independent colleges have both an opportunity and a responsibility to nurture interfaith leaders. An interfaith leader is someone with the vision, knowledge base, and skill set to create spaces, organize social processes, and craft conversations so that people of different religions can share a common life together. Effective interfaith leaders have a vision for a healthy, religiously diverse democracy, an appreciative knowledge of various religious, ethical, and philosophical communities and the history of interfaith cooperation, the ability to recognize troubling patterns with regard to the lack of religious diversity, and the ability and desire to contribute to the positive public narrative about religious diversity. What role do the chief academic and chief student affairs officers of independent colleges and universities play in developing and encouraging effective practices and programs that promote interfaith understanding?<br></p>
CAO-CSAO Task Force MeetingCAO-CSAO Task Force Meeting36
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations32<h3>Retirement Consultation</h3>TIAA counselors will be available for personal consultations with Institute participants for one-hour sessions during the conference. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk to discuss personal financial planning for retirement.<br><br> <h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3> <strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with chief academic officers to discuss the nuances of faculty compensation philosophies, structures, and best practices. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or <a href="mailto:FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com">FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com</a>.<br><br> <h3>Negotiating Presidential Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3>Casagrande also will be available for personal consultations with chief academic and chief student affairs officers who are candidates for presidential positions to discuss compensation and benefits for incoming presidents. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande.
Welcome and Keynote Address: Shaun R. HarperWelcome and Keynote Address: Shaun R. Harper5Shaun R. HarperPlenary Session<h3>Racially Responsive Leadership: Understanding and Responding to the Longstanding Problem of Racism in Higher Education<br></h3><p><span style="color:#282828;"><br>The themes of exclusion, institutional rhetoric rather than action, and marginality continue to emerge from student voices. Researchers have consistently found that racial or ethnic minority students and their white peers who attend the same institution often view the campus racial climate in different ways. Students of color often must contend with isolation, alienation, and stereotyping on campuses where they are not the majority. Data gathered through ongoing assessments of campus racial climates can guide impactful conversations and reflective examinations to address discomfort about race, plan for deep levels of institutional transformation, and achieve excellence in fostering racially inclusive learning environments. Students who attend racially diverse institutions and are engaged in educationally purposeful activities that involve interactions with peers from different racial or ethnic backgrounds come to achieve cognitive, psychosocial, and interpersonal gains that are useful during and after college. How can chief academic and chief student affairs officers encourage effective practices that lead to improvements in campus climates for all?</span></p>
Buffet DinnerBuffet Dinner46Spouses and Partners
Welcoming ReceptionWelcoming Reception6Spouses and Partners
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception48Spouses and Partners<p>​All Institute participants are invited to gather for light refreshments and conversation.</p>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange8
CAO Mentors Orientation MeetingCAO Mentors Orientation Meeting50<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em><em></em></p>
Meetings of Associated OrganizationsMeetings of Associated Organizations27

Additional Features

 Sharing Ideas with Colleagues


CIC’s 2017 Institute for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers offers an important networking opportunity for CAOs and CSAOs. Participants will have opportunities to exchange ideas in an informal atmosphere. The 2017 Institute will include these regular conference features:

Breakfast Discussions

Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will include current issues and perennial concerns of CAOs and CSAOs. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. To date, the following breakfast discussions are planned:

  • Academic and Student Support Services for Online and Competency-Based Education
  • Aligning Vocation and Mission for Aspiring Presidents
  • Breaking Silos to Promote Student Success
  • Building Digital Bridges: Using Software to Facilitate Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration
  • CAOs, CSAOs, and Diversity: Creating Impact across the Campus
  • CIC’s Leadership Programs: Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy
  • Civic Engagement Initiatives in Urban Settings
  • Civic Engagement through Community Mapping
  • Effective Involvement of Faculty Members in Retention Initiatives
  • Enhancing Career Readiness of Undergraduates
  • How CIC Institutions Can Benefit from Corporate Partnerships
  • Learning in Common: Collaboration in Strategic Planning between Academic and Student Affairs
  • Meet the New Boss: CAO-CSAO Collaboration During a Presidential Transition
  • Mentoring Direct Reports
  • Models of Holistic Advising
  • Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)
  • Planning and Implementing a Co-Curricular Transcript Requirement
  • Promoting Students’ Academic Success
  • Retention at Rural CIC Institutions: Challenges and Strategies
  • Responding to Campus Diversity Issues
  • Share and Share Alike: How to Maximize Academic Resources across and among Institutions
  • Share Your Voice: Effective Op-Eds to Inform the Public Debate
  • Student Leadership Development: Curricular and Co-Curricular Approaches
  • Success Strategies for Commuter Students
  • Supporting LGBTQ Students and Staff
  • The Impact of the Travel Ban on CIC Institutions
  • Wearing Two Hats: What Happens When the CAO Also Is the CSAO?
  • What’s on Your Podcast Playlist?

Idea Exchange

Conference participants are encouraged to share information with colleagues about their best programs, policies, and ideas. An area near the conference registration desk will be available for a display of materials. To make this exchange a success, Institute participants are encouraged to bring a reference copy of each item and 50 business cards for easy follow-up after the conference. Speakers’ handouts and other materials also will be available in this area for the benefit of those who cannot attend a presentation.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5


Luncheon and Discussion Groups for Women CAOs and CSAOs

12:15–1:45 p.m.
Women CAOs and CSAOs and other women administrators are invited to join discussion groups on current issues led by colleagues who have been selected for their expertise on the topic.

Susan Agre-Kippenhan, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Linfield College, and Lauren Bowen, Provost, Juniata College, will coordinate the following luncheon discussions.

  • Balancing Multiple Professional Relationships
  • Best Practices for Advancing Women in Leadership
  • Cultivating an External Presence for the CAO or CSAO
  • Engaging Faculty in Curricular and Co-Curricular Partnerships
  • First Presidential Contract Essentials
  • Grant Collaborations between CAOs and CSAOs
  • Learning a New Institutional Culture
  • Maintaining a Life: Work/Life Integration
  • Managing Presidential Transitions
  • Staying Connected to Your Discipline
  • Team Building in the Cabinet
  • The President/CAO Relationship
  • What’s Next? How to Think about Next Steps in Your Career
  • Women and the Presidency
  • Women’s Leadership Challenges
  • Working with Student Leaders
  • Working with Your Leadership Team

Fee: early rate $60 (by September 6); regular rate $75 (after September 6)

Note: Please pre-register for this event, as space is limited. Registration is limited to women administrators who serve campuses.

Reception for Alumni of CIC Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy

5:30–6:15 p.m.
Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy are invited to gather for light refreshments and invigorating conversation.

Convener: Linda M. Bleicken, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)

Reception for NetVUE Members

5:30–6:15 p.m.
Members of CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) are invited to learn about recent NetVUE activities and to share lessons learned from their campus programs with colleagues over refreshments.

Conveners: David S. Cunningham, Director of NetVUE, CIC, and Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, CIC

Dine-around Dinners

6:15 p.m.
To meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from other campuses, participants can sign up at the CIC Registration Desk onsite for informal dinners at restaurants in San Antonio. Participants will pay for their own meals. A CAO-CSAO Task Force member will guide each group of participants to the area restaurant for which they registered. Spouses and partners are welcome.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6


All-Institute Reception

5:00–6:00 p.m.
All Institute participants are invited to gather for light refreshments and conversation.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7


Breakfast for Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program

7:30–8:45 a.m.
Alumni of and participants in CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program are invited to gather for breakfast and conversation.

Convener: Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, Council of Independent Colleges

Breakfast for CAOs and CSAOs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

7:30–8:45 a.m.
All HBCU chief academic and chief student affairs officers are invited to discuss current issues on their campuses and meet with colleagues over breakfast.

Convener: Yolanda W. Page, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University

 Consultations and Renewal

Consultations


Retirement Consultation

TIAA counselors will be available for personal consultations with Institute participants for one-hour sessions during the conference. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk to discuss personal financial planning for retirement.

Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation

Frank A. Casagrande, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with chief academic officers to discuss the nuances of faculty compensation philosophies, structures, and best practices. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com.

Negotiating Presidential Compensation and Benefits Consultation

Casagrande also will be available for personal consultations with chief academic and chief student affairs officers who are candidates for presidential positions to discuss compensation and benefits for incoming presidents. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande.


Worship Services


Ecumenical Service

A Christian ecumenical worship service will be held on Sunday, November 5, 8:00–8:30 a.m., led by Mary Jones, provost and chief academic officer, MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Roman Catholic Mass

Catholic participants have the opportunity to attend Roman Catholic Mass at one of the following local churches:
  • Saint Joseph Catholic Church is a half block from the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on the same side of the street. Sunday Mass is at 8:00 a.m. 623 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas, (210) 227-0126, www.stjsa.org.
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Downtown also offers Sunday Mass at 8:00 a.m. 202 North St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, Texas, (210) 226-8381, www.archsa.org/parishes/st.-mary.
  • San Fernando Cathedral offers televised Sunday Mass at 8:00 a.m. 15 West Main Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, (210) 227-1297, www.sfcathedral.org.

 Meetings of Associated Organizations


The Institute for CAOs and CSAOs provides opportunities for formal and informal meetings of other groups in conjunction with the conference. Meetings scheduled to date include:


American Benedictine Colleges Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers

Members will meet Monday, November 6, 6:30 p.m., for dinner and discussion.
Coordinator: Diane Fladeland, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Mary

Annapolis Group Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers

Members will meet Monday, November 6, 7:15–8:15 a.m., for breakfast and discussion.
Coordinators: Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Austin College, and Jeff Frick, Dean of the College and Academic Vice President, St. Norbert College

Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers

Members will meet Monday, November 6, 7:15–8:15 a.m., for breakfast and discussion.
Coordinator: Carey Adams, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fontbonne University

Catholic Colleges and Universities Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers

Members will meet Saturday, November 4, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Coordinator: Robert J. Smith, FSC, Vice President of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Christian College Consortium Chief Academic Officers and Spouses

Members will meet for dinner Thursday, November 2, 5:30 pm. The meeting continues Friday, November 3, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., beginning with breakfast.
Coordinator: Stan D. Gaede, President, Christian College Consortium

Concordia University System Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers

Members will meet Saturday, November 4, 10:00 a.m.–noon.
Coordinator: Paul A. Philp, Director of Institutional Research and Integrity, Concordia University System

Conference for Mercy Higher Education Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers

Members will meet Monday, November 6, 6:00 p.m., for discussion and dinner.
Coordinators: David Dausey, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mercyhurst University, and Michael Pardales, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers

Members will meet for dinner Monday, November 6, 6:00 p.m.
Coordinator: Rick Ostrander, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professional Programs, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Lutheran College and University Chief Academic and chief Student Affairs Officers

Chief student affairs officers will meet Thursday, November 2, 2:00–8:00 p.m., and conclude with lunch at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 3. Chief academic and chief student affairs officers will meet jointly Friday, November 3, 2:00–5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and program session, 6:00–8:00 p.m. The meeting continues with breakfast Saturday, November 4, 7:30–9:00 a.m., and concludes with a meeting for chief student affairs officers only 9:00 a.m.–noon.
Coordinator: Mark Wilhelm, Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Mennonite Chief Academic Officers

Members will meet Saturday, November 4, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Coordinator: Deirdre Longacher Smeltzer, Vice President and Undergraduate Academic Dean, Eastern Mennonite University

Missouri Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers

Members will meet Monday, November 6, 12:45–2:00 p.m. for lunch and discussion.
Coordinator: David Starrett, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Columbia College (MO)

United Methodist Church Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers

Members will meet for dinner Monday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.
Coordinator: Amanda L. Allen, Director of Schools, Colleges, and Universities, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church

Women’s College Coalition Chief Academic and  Chief Student Affairs Officers

Members will meet Monday, November 6, 12:45–2:00 p.m. for lunch and discussion.
Coordinator: Michele Ozumba, President, Women’s College Coalition

 Optional Excursions

Cruising and Perusing

Monday, November 6, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Enjoy San Antonio from the vantage point of the city’s most iconic mode of transportation, a river barge. The tour will begin from the famed River Walk, one of San Antonio’s most beloved features. Formal development of the River Walk began in 1939, and by 1941 the walkways, stairways to street level, and footbridges were completed. Remains of these original designs are still visible today. The barge will take guests to Main Plaza for a tour of San Fernando Cathedral, and then out to the Southwest School of Art campus. Guests will then be dropped off at the Paseo del Alamo, the walkway that connects the river to the famous Alamo.

Fee: $45 per person


Additional Attractions: San Antonio, Texas


The Alamo

On the east side of Alamo Plaza is the most famous spot in Texas, where 189 defenders fell on March 6, 1836, after repeated attacks by Mexican General Santa Anna’s army. Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo) was established in 1718 as the city’s first mission. The chapel, one of the most photographed facades in the nation, and the long barracks are all that remain of the original fort.      

Japanese Tea Garden

The Japanese Tea Garden, adjacent to the Sunken Garden Theater in Brackenridge Park, features beautiful floral displays, a waterfall, and an expansive habitat for koi and aquatic plants. It is an example of the reuse of an old rock quarry, which dates back to 1899, and remnants are still visible in the garden’s architecture. The site is designated as a Texas Civil Engineering Landmark, is a Registered Texas Historic Landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

River Walk (Paseo Del Rio)

Paseo Del Rio in the heart of downtown is the pride of the city. Lush green foliage lines the banks of this peaceful, historic river. Cobblestone walkways lead visitors to the river-level restaurants and shops. The river bubbles to the surface on the grounds of the University of the Incarnate Word and flows to downtown, threading its way through the city one level below the hustle and bustle of city streets. River cruisers travel the River Walk’s three miles past retail shops, restaurants, and nightclubs.

San Antonio Botanical Garden, Lucile Halsell Conservatory

At this 33-acre living museum, one can enjoy colorful seasonal floral displays, a serene native forest walk, exotic plant specimens from around the world, modernistic glass pyramids, and an authentic log cabin. Other highlights include the old-fashioned perennial garden, rose garden, sacred garden, garden for the blind, kumamoto en (an authentic Japanese garden), and extensive native plant collections representing the Hill Country, East Texas, and Southwest Texas. The Lucile Halsell Conservatory features plants from around the world.

San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio Museum of Art reclaimed the historic Lone Star Brewery, built in 1884, and turned the immense building into an impressive art museum. Its permanent collection spans the continents. Asian art, European and American paintings, and antiquities from Greek and Roman eras attract art aficionados of all ages. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art houses the museum’s extensive collections of pre-Columbian art, Latin American folk art, Spanish Colonial art, and contemporary Latin American art.

San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium

The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium is ranked as one of the best zoos in the nation, exhibiting more than 3,500 animals of 750 species. At the headwaters of the San Antonio River, the zoo encompasses 35 landscaped acres and includes one of the largest bird collections in the world.

Tower of the Americas

Built for the 1968 World’s Fair, the Tower of the Americas offers the best panoramic view of San Antonio. The observation deck and rotating restaurant at the top recently underwent a series of renovations; the latter now features upscale dining and a sophisticated bar area. A glass elevator will take visitors up to the Flags Over Texas observatory, with heart-stopping views all the way up. Also brand-new is the Skies Over Texas 4-D ride, a swooping tour of life in the Lone Star State.

Hotel and Travel

 Location

​San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel

101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 223-1000

 Hotel Information


San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter skyline view at nightAll program sessions of the Institute for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers will be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.

Room Rate: $189 single ($20 for each additional guest)
Hotel Cut-off Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
 
Conveniently situated on San Antonio’s famous River Walk, the hotel is located near many attractions including the San Antonio Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Market Square, the Rivercenter Mall (connected to the hotel), and cultural and historical landmarks of San Antonio such as the Alamo.

Hotel reservations can be booked online or by calling (800) 648-4462 or (210) 223-1000. When calling, please state that you are with the Council of Independent Colleges’ CAO Institute to receive the discounted conference rate. Reservations made after October 11, 2017, cannot be guaranteed at the conference rate and will be accommodated on a space-available basis.


Dress Guidelines

Business casual wear is appropriate throughout the Institute. Business attire is suggested for the opening keynote address and reception and buffet dinner on Saturday, November 4. If you plan to participate in the optional excursion, please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring along a hat and sunglasses.

 Travel

Driving Directions

The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is located about eight miles from the hotel. Upon leaving the airport, take 281 South to the Commerce Street exit. Make a right at the light (Commerce) and continue one block; the hotel is on the right-hand side at the corner of Bowie and Commerce.
 

Parking

On-site, self-parking is $37 daily; valet parking is $42 daily.
 

Transportation Options

Transportation options include:
  • Taxi service is available for a fare of $22 (one way).
  • Depending on your point of origin, Amtrak service is available to San Antonio, and the station is located just one mile southeast of the hotel.

Sponsors and Task Force

​​​CIC is grateful to the following sponsors (to date) for their support of the Institute:

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Chief Academic Officers Task Force

The program of the 2017 Institute for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers is being planned with the assistance of CIC’s Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Task Force:

Chad Berry, Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, Berea College
Nina Caldwell, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of  Students, Maryville University of Saint Louis
Evette Castillo-Clark, Dean of Students, Saint Mary’s College of California
Marcheta Evans, Provost, Our Lady of the Lake University
Lily D. McNair, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wagner College
Leanne M. Neilson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Lutheran University
Laura Niesen de Abruña, Provost, York College of Pennsylvania
Carolyn Perry, Senior Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Westminster College (MO)
Elfred Anthony Pinkard, Executive Vice President and Provost, Wilberforce University
Marc Roy, Provost, Albion College
Dwayne K. Todd, Vice President for Student Engagement and Success, Ohio Wesleyan University
Andrew Workman, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University

ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES

Tricia Fechter Gates, Deputy Executive Director, ACPA—College Student Educators International
James Stascavage, Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives, NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Kathy Whatley, Senior Vice President, Council of Independent Colleges