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 officers and chief student affairs officers are contending with major changes in their core responsibilities. In today’s higher education environment, both chief officers must sustain strong cooperation as they lead teams of colleagues who champion student learning and institutional strength. CIC’s 2017 Institute for Chief Academic Officers and Chief Student Affairs Officers will provide these campus leaders with the 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, as they also struggle 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 struggle 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 on these pressing issues and for candid sharing of both successes and frustrations. Institute sessions will provide advice and concrete examples for CAOs and CSAOs to consider 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 interacting with students on social media.

The 2017 Institute also offers opportunities for participants 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 partnerships 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 the chief academic officer at the Institute to strengthen their work on issues that matter to both senior officers. Teams of CAOs and CSAOs will lead many of the concurrent sessions.

Chief academic officers are encouraged to invite the chief diversity officer for the institution 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 have such titles as vice president for student affairs, student development, student services, or student life; vice provost for student affairs; vice chancellor 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 days and times. A full list of 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. A panel of COOs will describe their organizational structure and the benefits and challenges of the model.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas R. Kepple, Jr.</em></strong>, former President, American Academic Leadership Institute<br><strong><em>Linda A. McMillin</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Susquehanna University<br><strong><em>John Swallow</em></strong>, President Elect, Carthage College<br></blockquote> <span><span> <p> <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 the relationships that have been cultivated, CIC and FIMPES hosted in March the first U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit, which brought together in Guadalajara, Mexico, 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 U.S.-Mexico border can receive from developing strong, long-lasting partnerships. Participants in the Summit will share these benefits and other resources from the meeting.<br></p> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College Ana <strong> <em>Leticia Gaspar</em></strong>, Vice Provost for Academics, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA)<br></blockquote></span> <p> <br> </p> <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 accommodate and inspire innovation. In this session, CAOs and faculty 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></em></strong> <strong> <em>David Gurzick</em></strong>, Associate Professor and Chair, Economics and Business Administration Department, 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></span><br> <p></p><h3>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>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, checking references, completing background checks, and interviewing candidates.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen 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 the 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 Rinehart</em></strong>, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University<br></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, 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>CIC’s newest initiative, developed with support from the AARP Foundation, is designed to encourage college students to help low-income older adults (ages 50 and older) tackle key life challenges and by doing so acquire valuable service learning experiences. The initiative provides grants to create or expand campus-based projects that engage students in addressing four key needs of older adults in their campuses’ communities: healthy diets, safe and affordable housing, income-generation, and social interaction. Representatives from campuses where projects were funded will lead a discussion about project development, implementation, accomplishments, and lessons learned. The session will prove especially useful for institutions considering application for the 2018-2019 grant cycle.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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 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</blockquote></span></span><br> <h3>Open Mike for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs.)</em><br>CAOs 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 Workman</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University, and Chair, CIC CAO/CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <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?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>What Can Digital Learning Add to Student Learning and Retention? Results from the CAO Project with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Digital Learning Project</h3>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 underway, 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> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kenneth Green</em></strong>, Director, Campus Computing, and Director, Digital Fellows Project<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</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 conversation.</p><blockquote><div>Convener: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute</div></blockquote>
Workshop: "Learning Spaces That Work"Workshop: "Learning Spaces That Work"29Workshop<div><em>Please pre-register for these events, as space is limited. To add an event to an existing Institute registration, please call the CIC office at (202) 466-7230.</em><br><br>Great spaces make a difference to learning and to the community of learners on campus. Planning for learning spaces requires focused attention to questions grounded in learner-centered planning. What do we want our students to become? What do we want students to do in the world they enter upon graduation? What kind of spaces prepare students for their future? Learner centered-planning is an opportunity for cross-campus collaborations to explore new or renewed pedagogical and programmatic initiatives in new or renewed physical spaces. Attention to learning spaces can enhance institutional culture into the future. Join in a discussion of recent findings from the Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) about how campuses across the country are asking questions about planning and learning to engage in conversations about developing great learning spaces.<br><br><em>No fee.</em></div>
Workshop for New Academic Team MembersWorkshop for New Academic Team Members49Workshop<div><em>Please pre-register for these events, as space is limited. To add an event to an existing Institute registration, please call the CIC office at (202) 466-7230.</em><br><br>Academic team members (such as associate or assistant provosts or vice presidents and deans) who have served for fewer than two years are invited to participate in a workshop led by experienced colleagues that focuses on the issues that newer academic team members 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) (covers materials, lunch, and refreshments)</em></span></div></div>
Free Time for DinnerFree Time for Dinner30
Annapolis Group Chief Academic Officers BreakfastAnnapolis Group Chief Academic Officers Breakfast22
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions9<em></em>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. Suggestions for topics or leaders should be directed to <strong> <em>Jonnie G. Guerra</em></strong>, CIC senior advisor, at <a href="mailto:jguerra@cic.nche.edu">jguerra@cic.nche.edu</a> or (765) 463-3415.
Welcome Coffee for CAO/CSAO Spouses and PartnersWelcome Coffee for CAO/CSAO Spouses and Partners13Spouses and Partners
Reception for NetVUE MembersReception for NetVUE Members19<p>​Members of the 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>Shirley J. Roels</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director of NetVUE, CIC, and <strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</div></blockquote>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions22<p> <span><span><em></em>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. Suggestions for topics or leaders should be directed to <strong> <em>Jonnie G. Guerra</em></strong>, CIC senior advisor, at <a href="mailto:jguerra@cic.nche.edu">jguerra@cic.nche.edu</a> or (765) 463-3415.</span></span></p>
Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of ServiceWorkshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service3Workshop<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.</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 questions CAOs should address at this stage in their work? For example, how do CAOs balance attention to their institutions’ immediate issues with long-term academic needs? 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 $65 (by September 6); regular rate $75 (after September 6) (covers materials, lunch, and refreshments)</em><br><span><h2></h2></span>
Workshop: "Financial Literacy, Student Debt, and Post-Secondary Success"Workshop: "Financial Literacy, Student Debt, and Post-Secondary Success"29Workshop<div><em>Please pre-register for these events, as space is limited. To add an event to an existing Institute registration, please call the CIC office at (202) 466-7230.</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 will 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 is being 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 can 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>
Meetings of Associated OrganizationsMeetings of Associated Organizations30
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Breakfast for CAOs and CSAOsHistorically Black Colleges and Universities Breakfast for CAOs and CSAOs9
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange1
ConsultationsConsultations10 <div></div><br>
Ecumenical Worship ServiceEcumenical Worship Service11
Roman Catholic MassRoman Catholic Mass45
Plenary Session: "Competencies, Confidence, and Vocation"Plenary Session: "Competencies, Confidence, and Vocation"12Andrew R. ChanPlenary Session<h3>Competencies, Confidence, and Vocation: Helping and Motivating Students to Find Their Way</h3><p><br></p><p>College is a time for students to explore their interests, refine their talents, and learn broadly and deeply about the world around them—and about themselves. Students must build job search, entrepreneurial, and professional skills to negotiate life and work, develop the agility, creativity, and mindset needed to adapt to an ever-changing environment, and develop clarity regarding the direction of their lives. These capabilities and knowledge transcend majors and cannot be acquired in the final semester of 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? Should they have access to networks of faculty members, alumni, and working professionals as well as to real-time data for decision making? Can they be supported by a community of mentors who can challenge them to ask crucial questions and make important connections? <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, become career-ready, and successfully transition into the dynamic 21st century world of work.<br></p>
Free Time for LunchFree Time for Lunch47
Women’s Luncheon and Discussion Groups for CAOs and CSAOsWomen’s Luncheon and Discussion Groups for CAOs and CSAOs15<p>Women CAOs and CSAOs are invited to join discussion groups on current issues led by colleagues who have been selected for their expertise on the topic. </p><blockquote><div><strong><em></em></strong><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 luncheon discussions. Suggestions for discussion topics or offers to assist with the program should be directed to Agre-Kippenhan at (503) 883-2270 or <a href="mailto:susanak@linfield.edu">susanak@linfield.edu</a>, or Bowen at (814) 641-3123 or <a href="mailto:bowenl@juniata.edu">bowenl@juniata.edu</a>.</div></blockquote><div><em>Fee: early rate $60 (by September 6); regular rate $75 (after September 6)<br><br>Note: This event requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em></div>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions16Concurrent Session<p> <em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of 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. A panel of COOs will describe their organizational structure and the benefits and challenges of the model.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas R. Kepple, Jr.</em></strong>, former President, American Academic Leadership Institute<br><strong><em>Linda A. McMillin</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Susquehanna University<br><strong><em>John Swallow</em></strong>, President Elect, Carthage College<br></blockquote> <span><span> <p> <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 the relationships that have been cultivated, CIC and FIMPES hosted in March the first U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit, which brought together in Guadalajara, Mexico, 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 U.S.-Mexico border can receive from developing strong, long-lasting partnerships. Participants in the Summit will share these benefits and other resources from the meeting.<br></p> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College Ana <strong> <em>Leticia Gaspar</em></strong>, Vice Provost for Academics, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA)<br></blockquote></span> <p> <br> </p> <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 accommodate and inspire innovation. In this session, CAOs and faculty 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></em></strong> <strong> <em>David Gurzick</em></strong>, Associate Professor and Chair, Economics and Business Administration Department, 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></span><br> <p></p><h3>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>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, checking references, completing background checks, and interviewing candidates.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen 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 the 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 Rinehart</em></strong>, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University<br></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, 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>CIC’s newest initiative, developed with support from the AARP Foundation, is designed to encourage college students to help low-income older adults (ages 50 and older) tackle key life challenges and by doing so acquire valuable service learning experiences. The initiative provides grants to create or expand campus-based projects that engage students in addressing four key needs of older adults in their campuses’ communities: healthy diets, safe and affordable housing, income-generation, and social interaction. Representatives from campuses where projects were funded will lead a discussion about project development, implementation, accomplishments, and lessons learned. The session will prove especially useful for institutions considering application for the 2018-2019 grant cycle.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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 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</blockquote></span></span><br> <h3>Open Mike for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs.)</em><br>CAOs 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 Workman</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University, and Chair, CIC CAO/CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <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?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>What Can Digital Learning Add to Student Learning and Retention? Results from the CAO Project with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Digital Learning Project</h3>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 underway, 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> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kenneth Green</em></strong>, Director, Campus Computing, and Director, Digital Fellows Project<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</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions17Concurrent Session<p> <em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of 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. A panel of COOs will describe their organizational structure and the benefits and challenges of the model.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas R. Kepple, Jr.</em></strong>, former President, American Academic Leadership Institute<br><strong><em>Linda A. McMillin</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Susquehanna University<br><strong><em>John Swallow</em></strong>, President Elect, Carthage College<br></blockquote> <span><span> <p> <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 the relationships that have been cultivated, CIC and FIMPES hosted in March the first U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit, which brought together in Guadalajara, Mexico, 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 U.S.-Mexico border can receive from developing strong, long-lasting partnerships. Participants in the Summit will share these benefits and other resources from the meeting.<br></p> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College Ana <strong> <em>Leticia Gaspar</em></strong>, Vice Provost for Academics, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA)<br></blockquote></span> <p> <br> </p> <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 accommodate and inspire innovation. In this session, CAOs and faculty 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></em></strong> <strong> <em>David Gurzick</em></strong>, Associate Professor and Chair, Economics and Business Administration Department, 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></span><br> <p></p><h3>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>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, checking references, completing background checks, and interviewing candidates.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen 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 the 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 Rinehart</em></strong>, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University<br></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, 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>CIC’s newest initiative, developed with support from the AARP Foundation, is designed to encourage college students to help low-income older adults (ages 50 and older) tackle key life challenges and by doing so acquire valuable service learning experiences. The initiative provides grants to create or expand campus-based projects that engage students in addressing four key needs of older adults in their campuses’ communities: healthy diets, safe and affordable housing, income-generation, and social interaction. Representatives from campuses where projects were funded will lead a discussion about project development, implementation, accomplishments, and lessons learned. The session will prove especially useful for institutions considering application for the 2018-2019 grant cycle.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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 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</blockquote></span></span><br> <h3>Open Mike for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs.)</em><br>CAOs 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 Workman</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University, and Chair, CIC CAO/CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <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?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>What Can Digital Learning Add to Student Learning and Retention? Results from the CAO Project with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Digital Learning Project</h3>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 underway, 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> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kenneth Green</em></strong>, Director, Campus Computing, and Director, Digital Fellows Project<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</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.</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 the issues that newer chief academic officers face. Participants will work in small groups, analyze case studies, and discuss such topics as accreditation; assessment and institutional effectiveness; faculty governance and leadership; appointments, promotion, and tenure and its alternatives; managing time, technology, and paper; and working with peer administrators. Participants also will be paired with an experienced CAO mentor.<br><br><strong>Workshop Coordinators:</strong><br><blockquote><strong><em>Kerry Dwayne Fulcher</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Biology, Point Loma Nazarene University <br><strong><em>Lily D. McNair</em></strong>, Provost and 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 (IL)<br></blockquote><br><em>Fee: early rate $60 (by September 6); regular rate $75 (after September 6) (covers materials, lunch, and refreshments)</em><br><em></em></div>
Mentor Program for New CAOs: Follow-upMentor Program for New CAOs: Follow-up18
Dine-around DinnersDine-around Dinners20Spouses and Partners<p></p>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 New Orleans. Participants will pay for their own meals. A CAO Task Force member will guide each group of chief academic officers to the area restaurant for which they registered. Spouses are welcome.
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange21
ConsultationsConsultations23
Plenary Session: "Navigating the Most Difficult Conversations on Campus"Plenary Session: "Navigating the Most Difficult Conversations on Campus"24Margaret Hazlett; Joel Martin; Elizabeth Ortiz; Eugene L. Zdziarski II; Kevin KrugerPlenary Session<h3>Navigating the Most Difficult Conversations on Campus</h3><p><br></p><p>The 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, value the First Amendment rights of the campus community, offer students exposure to a spectrum of opinions, and keep the campus and the surrounding community safe. It is essential that our students develop the ability to undertake with civility challenging discussions with those of different backgrounds or viewpoints around issues of race, gender, politics, and religion. Students must be able to discuss these issues without allowing the disparagement of segments of our population, the demonization of groups of people, or the promotion of activities that do not respect basic human rights.<br><br>Ways to foster the 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 on social media, and follow the arguments of both sides of an issue. What strategies, programs, and follow-up have been effective at institutions that have successfully navigated this difficult territory?<br></p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions25Concurrent Session<p> <em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of 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. A panel of COOs will describe their organizational structure and the benefits and challenges of the model.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas R. Kepple, Jr.</em></strong>, former President, American Academic Leadership Institute<br><strong><em>Linda A. McMillin</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Susquehanna University<br><strong><em>John Swallow</em></strong>, President Elect, Carthage College<br></blockquote> <span><span> <p> <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 the relationships that have been cultivated, CIC and FIMPES hosted in March the first U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit, which brought together in Guadalajara, Mexico, 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 U.S.-Mexico border can receive from developing strong, long-lasting partnerships. Participants in the Summit will share these benefits and other resources from the meeting.<br></p> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College Ana <strong> <em>Leticia Gaspar</em></strong>, Vice Provost for Academics, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA)<br></blockquote></span> <p> <br> </p> <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 accommodate and inspire innovation. In this session, CAOs and faculty 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></em></strong> <strong> <em>David Gurzick</em></strong>, Associate Professor and Chair, Economics and Business Administration Department, 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></span><br> <p></p><h3>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>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, checking references, completing background checks, and interviewing candidates.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen 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 the 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 Rinehart</em></strong>, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University<br></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, 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>CIC’s newest initiative, developed with support from the AARP Foundation, is designed to encourage college students to help low-income older adults (ages 50 and older) tackle key life challenges and by doing so acquire valuable service learning experiences. The initiative provides grants to create or expand campus-based projects that engage students in addressing four key needs of older adults in their campuses’ communities: healthy diets, safe and affordable housing, income-generation, and social interaction. Representatives from campuses where projects were funded will lead a discussion about project development, implementation, accomplishments, and lessons learned. The session will prove especially useful for institutions considering application for the 2018-2019 grant cycle.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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 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</blockquote></span></span><br> <h3>Open Mike for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs.)</em><br>CAOs 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 Workman</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University, and Chair, CIC CAO/CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <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?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>What Can Digital Learning Add to Student Learning and Retention? Results from the CAO Project with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Digital Learning Project</h3>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 underway, 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> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kenneth Green</em></strong>, Director, Campus Computing, and Director, Digital Fellows Project<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</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions26Concurrent Session<p> <em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of 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. A panel of COOs will describe their organizational structure and the benefits and challenges of the model.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas R. Kepple, Jr.</em></strong>, former President, American Academic Leadership Institute<br><strong><em>Linda A. McMillin</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Susquehanna University<br><strong><em>John Swallow</em></strong>, President Elect, Carthage College<br></blockquote> <span><span> <p> <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 the relationships that have been cultivated, CIC and FIMPES hosted in March the first U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit, which brought together in Guadalajara, Mexico, 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 U.S.-Mexico border can receive from developing strong, long-lasting partnerships. Participants in the Summit will share these benefits and other resources from the meeting.<br></p> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College Ana <strong> <em>Leticia Gaspar</em></strong>, Vice Provost for Academics, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA)<br></blockquote></span> <p> <br> </p> <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 accommodate and inspire innovation. In this session, CAOs and faculty 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></em></strong> <strong> <em>David Gurzick</em></strong>, Associate Professor and Chair, Economics and Business Administration Department, 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></span><br> <p></p><h3>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>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, checking references, completing background checks, and interviewing candidates.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen 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 the 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 Rinehart</em></strong>, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University<br></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, 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>CIC’s newest initiative, developed with support from the AARP Foundation, is designed to encourage college students to help low-income older adults (ages 50 and older) tackle key life challenges and by doing so acquire valuable service learning experiences. The initiative provides grants to create or expand campus-based projects that engage students in addressing four key needs of older adults in their campuses’ communities: healthy diets, safe and affordable housing, income-generation, and social interaction. Representatives from campuses where projects were funded will lead a discussion about project development, implementation, accomplishments, and lessons learned. The session will prove especially useful for institutions considering application for the 2018-2019 grant cycle.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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 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</blockquote></span></span><br> <h3>Open Mike for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs.)</em><br>CAOs 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 Workman</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University, and Chair, CIC CAO/CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <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?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>What Can Digital Learning Add to Student Learning and Retention? Results from the CAO Project with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Digital Learning Project</h3>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 underway, 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> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kenneth Green</em></strong>, Director, Campus Computing, and Director, Digital Fellows Project<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</blockquote>
Free Time for LunchFree Time for Lunch27
Optional Excursion: Cruising and PerusingOptional Excursion: Cruising and Perusing28Spouses and Partners<p>​Take time to enjoy San Antonio from the vantage point of San Antonio’s most iconic mode of transportation, a river barge. Just steps below the bustling streets you will find the Riverwalk, begun in 1939, with many original bridges and walkways. The river barge will take participants to Main Plaza for a tour of San Fernando Cathedral, then out to the Southwest School of Art campus, and return to the Paseo del Alamo for a visit to the Alamo.<br><br><em>Fee: $49 per person</em><br></p>
Workshop: "Organizing for Success: Building an Organizational Structure to Support Student Success and Retention"Workshop: "Organizing for Success: Building an Organizational Structure to Support Student Success and Retention"29Workshop<div><em>Please pre-register for these events, as space is limited. To add an event to an existing Institute registration, please call the CIC office at (202) 466-7230.</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 in which they feel comfortable and in which they can succeed and thrive. Retention plans, however, rarely unite policies, practices, and procedures across the campus into a seamless whole.<br><br>This workshop will describe the integrated success and retention model at Roger Williams University (RWU). Informed by data and best practices, key offices and services––such as advising, career and professional development, faculty development and research, instructional technology, community partnerships, general education program development and assessment, first-year experience, living-learning communities, and interdisciplinary programs––were brought together under the broad banner of teaching and learning.<br><br>Working in concert, these offices provide students with an outcomes-based education aimed at the development of key skills and habits of mind necessary for success, while myriad community engagement opportunities throughout the curriculum and a robust faculty development program support retention efforts. Workshop leaders from Roger Williams University will share the process through which the model developed as well as effective practices and lessons learned.<br></div><blockquote><div><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Robert Shea</em></strong>, Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning, Roger Williams University</div><div><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Andrew A. Workman</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Roger Williams University</div></blockquote><div><em>No fee.</em></div>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange31
Breakfast and Poster SessionBreakfast and Poster Session33
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions34Concurrent Session<p> <em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of 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. A panel of COOs will describe their organizational structure and the benefits and challenges of the model.<br></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas R. Kepple, Jr.</em></strong>, former President, American Academic Leadership Institute<br><strong><em>Linda A. McMillin</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Susquehanna University<br><strong><em>John Swallow</em></strong>, President Elect, Carthage College<br></blockquote> <span><span> <p> <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 the relationships that have been cultivated, CIC and FIMPES hosted in March the first U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit, which brought together in Guadalajara, Mexico, 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 U.S.-Mexico border can receive from developing strong, long-lasting partnerships. Participants in the Summit will share these benefits and other resources from the meeting.<br></p> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College Ana <strong> <em>Leticia Gaspar</em></strong>, Vice Provost for Academics, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA)<br></blockquote></span> <p> <br> </p> <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 accommodate and inspire innovation. In this session, CAOs and faculty 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></em></strong> <strong> <em>David Gurzick</em></strong>, Associate Professor and Chair, Economics and Business Administration Department, 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></span><br> <p></p><h3>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>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, checking references, completing background checks, and interviewing candidates.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen 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 the 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 Rinehart</em></strong>, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University<br></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, 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>CIC’s newest initiative, developed with support from the AARP Foundation, is designed to encourage college students to help low-income older adults (ages 50 and older) tackle key life challenges and by doing so acquire valuable service learning experiences. The initiative provides grants to create or expand campus-based projects that engage students in addressing four key needs of older adults in their campuses’ communities: healthy diets, safe and affordable housing, income-generation, and social interaction. Representatives from campuses where projects were funded will lead a discussion about project development, implementation, accomplishments, and lessons learned. The session will prove especially useful for institutions considering application for the 2018-2019 grant cycle.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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 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</blockquote></span></span><br> <h3>Open Mike for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs.)</em><br>CAOs 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 Workman</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University, and Chair, CIC CAO/CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <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?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>What Can Digital Learning Add to Student Learning and Retention? Results from the CAO Project with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Digital Learning Project</h3>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 underway, 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> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kenneth Green</em></strong>, Director, Campus Computing, and Director, Digital Fellows Project<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</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></p><p>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
ConsultationsConsultations32
Welcome and Keynote Address: "Racially Responsive Leadership"Welcome and Keynote Address: "Racially Responsive Leadership"5Shaun 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></span></p><p><span style="color:#282828;">Despite years of racial climate research on multiple campuses, the themes of exclusion, institutional rhetoric rather than action, and marginality continue to emerge from student voices. Researchers have consistently found that racial/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. Yet data gathered through the ongoing assessment of campus racial climates can guide conversations and reflective examinations to overcome 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/ethnic backgrounds come to enjoy 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
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange8
Reception for SponsorsReception for Sponsors44

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. Suggestions for topics or leaders should be directed to Jonnie G. Guerra, CIC senior advisor, at jguerra@cic.nche.edu or (765) 463-3415.

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.

Luncheon and Discussion Groups for Women CAOs and CSAOs

Sunday, November 5, 12:15–1:45 p.m.
Women CAOs and CSAOs 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 luncheon discussions. Suggestions for discussion topics or offers to assist with the program should be directed to Agre-Kippenhan at (503) 883-2270 or susanak@linfield.edu, or Bowen at (814) 641-3123 or bowenl@juniata.edu.
 
Fee: early rate $60 (by September 6); regular rate $75 (after September 6)

Note: This event requires pre-registration, as space is limited.

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

Sunday, November 5, 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 conversation.
Convener: Linda M. Bleicken, President, American Academic Leadership Institute

Reception for NetVUE Members

Sunday, November 5, 5:30–6:15 p.m.
Members of the 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: Shirley J. Roels, Senior Advisor and Director of NetVUE, CIC, and Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, CIC

Dine-around Dinners

Sunday, November 5, 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 New Orleans. Participants will pay for their own meals. A CAO Task Force member will guide each group of chief academic officers to the area restaurant for which they registered. Spouses are welcome.


All Institute Reception

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

 Consultations and Renewal

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 CAOs 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 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.

Catholic Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, November 5, 7:30–8:00 a.m.

 Meetings of Associated Organizations


The CAO Institute 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, 7:30–8:45 a.m. for breakfast and discussion.


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, 8:00–5:00 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.–12:00 p.m.
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

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

Take time to enjoy San Antonio from the vantage point of San Antonio’s most iconic mode of transportation, a river barge. Just steps below the bustling streets you will find the Riverwalk, begun in 1939, with many original bridges and walkways. The river barge will take participants to Main Plaza for a tour of San Fernando Cathedral, then out to the Southwest School of Art campus, and return to the Paseo del Alamo for a visit to the Alamo.

Fee: $49 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 a safe 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 can still be seen 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 unique 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. Highlights include the old fashioned perennial garden, rose garden, sacred garden, garden for the blind, kuamoto en (an authentic Japanese garden), and extensive native 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 one of the most impressive art museums in Texas. 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-Colombian 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. 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 Riverfront Hotel

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

 Hotel Information


All 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
 
The Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, conveniently situated on San Antonio’s famous Riverwalk 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 call (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 the cut-off date 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 only 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

Airport

The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is located about eight miles from the hotel.
 

Driving Directions

Upon leaving the airport, take 281 South to 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

The hotel does not provide airport shuttle service; however, there are alternate transportation options:
  • Super Shuttle is available for a fee of $18 (one way), and reservations are required. Call (210) 492-4144 or book online.
  • 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 LouisEvette 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 CollegeLeanne M. Neilson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Lutheran UniversityLaura 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 UniversityMarc Roy, Provost, Albion College
Dwayne K. Todd, Vice President for Student Engagement and Success, Ohio Wesleyan UniversityAndrew Workman, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University
Tricia Fechter Gates, Deputy Executive Director, ACPA—College Student Educators InternationalJames Stascavage, Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives, NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher EducationKathy Whatley, Senior Vice President, Council of Independent Colleges