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All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception48Spouses and Partners<p>All Institute participants—including spouses and partners, speakers, and sponsors—are invited to gather for light refreshments and conversation.</p>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings63<h3>Conference for Mercy Higher Education Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Dinner </h3><blockquote>Coordinators: <strong><em>David Dausey</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mercyhurst University, and <strong><em>Michael Pardales</em></strong>, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine<br></blockquote><br><h3>Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Dinner</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Rick Ostrander</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professional Programs, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</blockquote>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings22<h3>Annapolis Group Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Breakfast</h3>Members of the Annapolis Group will meet for informal discussion of current issues.<br><blockquote>Coordinators: <br><strong><em>Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Austin College<br><strong><em>Jeff Frick</em></strong>, Dean of the College and Academic Vice President, St. Norbert College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Breakfast </h3>Members of the Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph will meet for breakfast and discussion.<br><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Carey Adams</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fontbonne University</blockquote>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings53<h3>Lutheran Colleges and Universities Chief Student Affairs Officers Meeting</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Mark Wilhelm</em></strong>, Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America<br></blockquote><br><h3>Mennonite Colleges Chief Academic Officers Meeting</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Deirdre Longacher Smeltzer</em></strong>, Vice President and Undergraduate Academic Dean, Eastern Mennonite University<br></blockquote>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings64<h3>American Benedictine Colleges Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Dinner</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Diane Fladeland</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Mary<br></blockquote><br><h3>United Methodist Church Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Dinner </h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Amanda L. Allen</em></strong>, Director of Schools, Colleges, and Universities, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church</blockquote>
BreakfastBreakfast33<p>​Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants.</p>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions22Breakfast discussions offer informal opportunities for participants with similar interests to share information and ideas. Leaders will welcome participants and open the discussion. Participants will carry the conversations and may move among several discussion groups.<br><br> <h3>Aligning Vocation and Mission for Aspiring Presidents</h3>CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program is designed for chief academic and chief student affairs officers as well as other senior administrators—and their spouses or partners—who are considering whether to seek a college presidency. The program helps participants clarify their own sense of calling, the significance of the mission of the institution they might lead, and how alignment between personal vocation and institutional mission fosters effective presidential leadership. In this session participants will learn more about the structure of the seminars and the nomination process for the 2018–2019 program. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Breaking Down Silos to Promote Student Success</h3>How can chief academic and chief student affairs officers work together to decrease the silo mentality that exists on many campuses? Participants will share their experiences and exchange advice about strategies that have been effective in overcoming this challenge.  <br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Sherry Fraser</em></strong>, Provost, Concordia College New York<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Building Digital Bridges: How Software Can Enhance Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration</h3>In 2012, Concordia University, St. Paul implemented a software platform to track judicial affairs. Since then, the university has expanded the software’s use to manage academic integrity, the work of the behavioral intervention team, Title IX cases, and the university grievance process. Concordia’s chief academic and student affairs officers will discuss the institutional benefits of their collaborative efforts and share lessons learned.  <br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Jason Rahn</em></strong>, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Concordia University, St. Paul<br><strong><em>Marilyn Reineck</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Concordia University, St. Paul<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>CIC’s Leadership Programs: Senior Leadership Academy and Executive Leadership Academy</h3>Learn about CIC’s year-long leadership programs, Senior Leadership Academy (SLA) and Executive Leadership Academy (ELA). The SLA prepares mid-level administrators for vice presidencies in independent higher education; the ELA prepares college and university vice presidents for presidencies. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br><strong><em>David Brailow</em></strong>, Vice President for Development, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Civic Engagement Initiatives in Urban Settings</h3>Gannon University has successfully implemented civic engagement initiatives to drive community development in its urban setting of Erie, Pennsylvania. Gannon’s chief academic and student affairs officers will discuss the strategies that allowed the university to make headway and how their institutional efforts have been received by business and community leaders. Participants are invited to provide feedback and share their own experiences.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Steve Mauro</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Administration, Gannon University<br><strong><em>Brian Nichols</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development and Engagement, Gannon University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Creating Inclusion across Campus</h3>How can chief academic and chief student affairs officers partner to foster inclusivity? The facilitators will discuss their collaboration on inclusion initiatives at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University and invite participants to share programs and practices that have improved inclusivity on their own campuses. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Geller</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, College of Saint Benedict <br> <strong> <em>Richard Ice</em></strong>, Provost, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University <br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Enhancing Career Readiness of Undergraduates</h3>When George Fox University reinvented its career center as the IDEA (Initiate, Discover, Engage, Achieve) Center, it also implemented an innovative program to guide students’ career and academic planning for their four years and three summers as undergraduates. George Fox’s senior officers will discuss this initiative and the recent shift in the center’s reporting structure from student life to academic affairs. Participants are invited to share their own institutional strategies to enhance the career readiness of undergraduates. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Brad Lau</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, George <br>Fox University<br><strong><em>Linda Samek</em></strong>, Provost, George Fox University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>How CIC Institutions Can Benefit from Corporate Partnerships</h3>What are the advantages and disadvantages to CIC colleges and universities of entering into corporate partnerships? What are best practice models for such partnerships? The chief academic officer of Ashland University will share his experiences with corporate partnerships and invites participants whose institutions have established partnerships or wish to arrange them to join in the discussion.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Eun-Woo Chang</em></strong>, Provost, Ashland University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Meet the New Boss: CAO-CSAO Collaboration during a Presidential Transition</h3>The arrival of a new president can engender strong emotions, both positive and negative, among faculty members and students. How can the CAO and the CSAO work together to facilitate the transition for both their new boss and their constituencies? The facilitators will offer lessons learned from Buena Vista University’s recent presidential transition and welcome participants to share their own insights and concerns.  <br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Jim Salvucci</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Buena Vista University<br><strong><em>Dale Scully</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Buena Vista University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Mentoring Direct Reports</h3>How do the CAO and CSAO establish a learning culture within their divisions? How do they balance their dual roles of mentor and supervisor? Join Point Park University’s chief academic officer in a discussion of effective mentoring strategies as well <br>as challenges that may arise in the process.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>John H. Pearson</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Point Park University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>New CAO Workshop: Continuing the Conversation</h3>New chief academic officers who participated in the earlier New CAO Workshop will have an additional opportunity to discuss conference sessions, general concerns, and new ideas.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene University<br> <strong> <em>Lily D. McNair</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wagner College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>New Student Orientation Models</h3>Participants are invited to discuss how their colleges and universities have revamped their new student orientation programs to fit the needs of a new generation of first-year students. How have academic and student affairs leaders and their teams collaborated to devise comprehensive models that assist first-year students in making a smooth transition to college life?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Wesley H. Brooks</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Iowa Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>DeWayne P. Frazier</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Iowa Wesleyan University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Preparing Students for Global Citizenship</h3>Many CIC colleges and universities have mission statements that express a commitment to prepare graduates to be contributing citizens of a global society. Participants are invited to share the strategies and programs for global citizenship that have been implemented on their campuses as well as the methods being used to measure success.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Trina Dobberstein</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Baldwin Wallace University<br><strong><em>Stephen Stahl</em></strong>, Provost, Baldwin Wallace University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Promoting Students’ Academic Success</h3>Participants are invited to exchange information about the campus groups and systems in place at their institutions to monitor students’ academic performance. Who coordinates and participates in these initiatives? What kind of follow-up occurs with students and faculty members? What impact have they had on students’ success and retention?  <br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Alisa Gaunder</em></strong>, Dean of Faculty, Southwestern University (TX)<br><strong><em>Jaime Woody</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Southwestern University (TX)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Responding to Campus Diversity Issues</h3>How can academic and student affairs officers work together to promote constructive dialogue, reduce tension, and avoid pitfalls when diversity issues arise? What college policies and organizational structures facilitate a timely, effective response to diversity issues? Participants are invited to discuss their experiences and share lessons learned.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Maryellen Gilroy</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Siena College<br><strong><em>Margaret Madden</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Siena College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Retention at Rural CIC Institutions: Challenges and Strategies</h3>Participants from rural CIC colleges and universities are invited to exchange information about the retention issues posed by their locations and to share strategies that have been successful in overcoming these challenges on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Wayne Powel</em></strong>, Provost, Saint Francis University (PA)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Share Your Voice: Effective Op-Eds to Inform the Public Debate</h3>Scholars can, even must, share their views on timely issues. Their knowledge is critical to an informed citizenry. Clarity, fact, and expertise matter, especially when they seem under attack. But turning complex insights into clear, short, and sound arguments that get heard by diverse audiences is not easy—especially in a media world buzzing with white noise. Learn from Pete Mackey, an expert on op-ed writing and co-founder of the Voices Group, how to identify topics that will resonate, craft a powerful argument, and get it published.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Pete Mackey</em></strong>, President, Mackey Strategies, LLC, and Co-Founder, The Voices Group<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Student Leadership Development: Curricular and Co-Curricular Approaches</h3>How have CIC colleges and universities approached the imperative to build students’ leadership skills? The facilitator will provide an overview of the University of Jamestown’s academic leadership programs for undergraduate and graduate students and their co-curricular components. Participants are invited to exchange information about student leadership development initiatives that have been successful on their own campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Paul Olson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Jamestown<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>What’s on Your Podcast Playlist?</h3>What podcasts should current academic and student affairs administrators listen to as they commute, exercise, or wash the dishes? Participants are invited to exchange recommendations and to discuss the audio episodes and ideas that have influenced their work and professional growth as college and university leaders.<br><blockquote> <strong><em>Brent Yoder</em></strong>, Vice President for Academics, Hesston College</blockquote>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions9Breakfast discussions offer informal opportunities for participants with similar interests to share information and ideas. Leaders will welcome participants and open the discussion. Participants will carry the conversations and may move among several discussion groups.<br><br> <h3>Academic and Student Support Services for Online and Competency-Based Education</h3>This discussion will focus on tools and best practices for delivering academic and student support services to those students enrolled in online and competency-based education (CBE) programs. How do CIC institutions ensure that virtual and in-person academic and student support services are comparable? How might emerging technologies, such as those associated with artificial intelligence, affect the delivery of services to online and CBE students?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Dominic A. Aquila</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of St. Thomas (TX)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Advising Matters</h3>Oglethorpe University is moving to a model of advising in which both faculty and staff members will serve as first-year student advisors. Join Oglethorpe’s chief academic officer in a conversation about effective approaches to advising and how it should be evaluated and rewarded.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Glenn Sharfman</em></strong>, Provost, Oglethorpe University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>CAOs, CSAOs, and Diversity: </h3>Creating Impact across the Campus<br>What types of diversity initiatives are making a positive campus-wide impact at CIC institutions? Chief academic and student affairs officers will discuss diversity initiatives they have either spearheaded or collaborated to implement, challenges that were overcome, and measurable benefits that resulted.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Kevin Railey</em></strong>, Provost, St. John Fisher College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Effective Involvement of Faculty Members in Retention Initiatives</h3>How do CIC campuses involve faculty members in retention program development and implementation? The facilitator will share how Piedmont College’s engagement of faculty members strengthened its retention efforts. Participants will discuss their own institutional practices that have led to effective faculty participation in retention programs. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Perry Rettig</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Piedmont College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>First-Year Campuses: A New Model for At-Risk Students</h3>To attract and retain an at-risk population of low-income students, Schreiner University developed and implemented an innovative model of first-year campuses at locations removed from its main campus in Kerrville, Texas. Schreiner’s chief academic officer and dean of students will discuss the collaboration that guided the design of first-year campuses, the challenges encountered, and the benefits that have accrued to both the at-risk students and the university.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Diana Comuzzie</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University<br><strong><em>Charlie Hueber</em></strong>, Dean of Students, Schreiner University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Learning in Common: Collaboration in Strategic Planning between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs</h3>The strategic planning process offers significant opportunities for chief academic and chief student affairs officers to model collaboration. The CAO of the University of Redlands will share how such collaboration galvanized strategic planning at her institution and benefited diverse student populations. Participants are invited to share their experiences and best practices for strategic planning.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Kathy Ogren</em></strong>, Provost, University of Redlands<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)</h3>NetVUE seeks to deepen the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among students and faculty and staff members at more than 210 independent colleges and universities. Learn about the ways your institution can benefit from NetVUE programs, regional gatherings, grants, and services.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Planning and Implementing a Co-Curricular Transcript Requirement</h3>What are the benefits of a co-curricular transcript program that makes specific types of student experiences a graduation requirement? Who should be involved in the program’s design, maintenance, and assessment? The facilitator will discuss her experience in planning and implementing a co-curricular transcript program at Heidelberg University and invite participants to share information about programs that exist or that are in the planning stage on their own campuses. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Beth M. Schwartz</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Heidelberg University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Share and Share Alike: How to Maximize Academic Resources Across and Among Institutions</h3>In an era of shrinking resources, how can independent colleges and universities partner creatively in providing academic programs and services that are low demand and high cost? This conversation will explore the opportunities for and obstacles to sharing academic resources among institutions of higher education. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Joan Propst</em></strong>, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Alderson Broaddus University <br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Strategies for Enhancing Student Resiliency </h3>How are CIC institutions addressing the reality that many students are unprepared for the academic and social stresses and potential failures inherent in the college experience? CAOs and CSAOs will discuss how their campuses are responding and share curricular and co-curricular strategies to enhance students’ resilience and improve the likelihood of success during and after college.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Brenda Kelly</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Gustavus Adolphus College<br><strong><em>JoNes VanHecke</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Gustavus Adolphus College <br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Student and Faculty Member Engagement with the Board of Trustees</h3>How should board of trustee members’ interactions with faculty members and students be structured? What are successful formats? What are appropriate boundaries to such interactions? Participants are invited to share experiences and advice.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Mark Hammond</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Campbell University<br><strong><em>Dennis Bazemore</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Campbell University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Success Strategies for Commuter Students</h3>Huntington University designed and implemented a commuter student satisfaction survey and improvement process that has produced a pattern of high retention for the last several years. Huntington’s academic officers will discuss the challenges for commuter students revealed by the survey as well as the innovative strategies implemented for improvement. Participants are invited to share their own campus initiatives to enhance the commuter student experience.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Tanner Babb</em></strong>, Associate Academic Dean, Huntington University<br><strong><em>Michael Wanous</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Huntington University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Supporting LGBTQA Students, Staff, and Faculty Members </h3>This discussion will explore what CIC colleges and universities are doing to foster inclusivity on their campuses. Participants will discuss best practices for supporting their LGBTQA community members both inside and outside the classroom and share strategies for overcoming campus obstacles to change.  <br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Cynthia K. Kosso</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Moravian College<br><strong><em>Nicole Loyd</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Moravian College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>The Impact of the Travel Ban on CIC Institutions</h3>How are CIC institutions dealing with the emerging and evolving federal regulations that affect the travel of international students and faculty members? Chief academic and chief student affairs officers will share their experiences and exchange advice.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Elissa Heil</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wilson College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>The President-CAO Partnership</h3>How do the president and chief academic officer build the kind of partnership that can transform and empower a campus community? What are the benefits and potential pitfalls for the CAO of working with a president who previously served in the CAO role? The facilitators from the University of Pikeville will share the creative practices that have strengthened their partnership and invite participants to share their own experiences or to seek advice. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Burton Webb</em></strong>, President, University of Pikesville<br><strong><em>Lori Werth</em></strong>, Provost, University of Pikesville<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Update on CIC’s Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction</h3>In 2014, CIC launched the Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction to explore the effectiveness of online learning in upper-division humanities courses, potential costs savings, and opportunities (and obstacles) for institutional collaboration. With fresh evaluation results from a second cohort of participating institutions, this is a good time to share lessons with other CIC member colleges and discuss the challenges facing any institution that wants to develop and share online courses in the liberal arts.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Colin Irvine</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Carroll College (MT)<br><strong><em>Philip M. Katz</em></strong>, Director of Projects, CIC<br><strong><em>James Ostrow</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lasell College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Wearing Two Hats: When the CAO Is Also the CSAO</h3>What motivates a college or university to combine academic affairs and student affairs under a single leader? What opportunities and challenges arise from such a merger? What is the impact on learning environments and students? Participants who serve in the combined role will share their experiences with those whose institutions are considering a similar merger.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Paul C. Koch</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, St. Ambrose University</blockquote>
Breakfast for Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission ProgramBreakfast for Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program33Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program are invited to gather for breakfast and conversation.<blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, Council of Independent Colleges</blockquote>
Breakfast for CAOs and CSAOs of Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesBreakfast for CAOs and CSAOs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities33<p>All HBCU chief academic and chief student affairs officers are invited to discuss current issues on their campuses and meet with colleagues over breakfast.</p><blockquote>Convener: <em></em><strong><em>Yolanda Williams Page</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University</blockquote><p></p>
Buffet DinnerBuffet Dinner46Spouses and Partners<p>​<em>(Admission by Institute badge)</em></p>
CAO Mentors Orientation MeetingCAO Mentors Orientation Meeting50<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em><em></em></p>
CAO-CSAO Spouses and Partners Hospitality RoomCAO-CSAO Spouses and Partners Hospitality Room60Spouses and Partners​Breakfast is available from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m.<br><br><h3>Breakfast Discussion: Creative Ways to Say Thank You and Build Relationships on Campus</h3><blockquote>Discussion Leader: <strong><em>Stacia Richards</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer Spouse, Palm Beach Atlantic University</blockquote>
CAO-CSAO Spouses and Partners Hospitality RoomCAO-CSAO Spouses and Partners Hospitality Room31Spouses and Partners​Breakfast is available from 7:30–8:45 a.m.<br><br><h3>Breakfast Discussion: Setting Boundaries</h3><blockquote>Discussion Leader: <strong><em>Jean M. Strobel</em></strong>, Chief Student Affairs Officer Spouse, Wisconsin Lutheran College</blockquote>
CAO-CSAO Spouses and Partners ProgramCAO-CSAO Spouses and Partners Program61Spouses and Partners<h3>What’s on Your Reading List?</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Rebekah Burch Basinger</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer Spouse, Messiah College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Organizing Calendars, Schedules, and Life</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Erika Peterson-Veatch</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer Spouse, Southwestern College (KS)<br><strong><em>Laurie Stahl</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer Spouse, Baldwin Wallace University</blockquote>
CAO-CSAO Spouses and Partners ProgramCAO-CSAO Spouses and Partners Program34<h3>​Planning for 2018</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Diane T. Aquila</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer Spouse, University of St. Thomas (TX)<br></blockquote><br><h3>Book Discussion: Straight Man: A Novel by Richard Russo</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Gail Milliman</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer Spouse, Bethel College (KS)</blockquote>
CAO-CSAO Task Force MeetingCAO-CSAO Task Force Meeting36<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em><br></p>
Catholic Colleges and Universities Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers MeetingCatholic Colleges and Universities Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Meeting55<p>​Coordinator: <strong><em>Robert J. Smith, FSC</em></strong>, Vice President, Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota</p>
Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Task Force MeetingChief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Task Force Meeting56<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em></p>
Closing Plenary Session: "Building Interfaith Understanding"Closing Plenary Session: "Building Interfaith Understanding"35Eboo PatelPlenary Session<h3>Building Interfaith Understanding: A Practical Application of the Liberal Arts</h3><p><br>As the United States becomes more religiously diverse, and as tensions increase around questions of faith 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, and skill set to create spaces, organize social processes, and craft conversations so that people of different religions—or none—can share a common, rewarding 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 a 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><br>Chair: <strong><em>Cindi Love</em></strong>, President, ACPA–College Student Educators International<br></p>
Concordia University System Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers MeetingConcordia University System Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Meeting54<p>​Coordinator: <strong><em>Paul A. Philp</em></strong>, Director of Institutional Research and Integrity, Concordia University System</p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions13Concurrent Session<h3>Follow-up: “Competencies, Confidence, and Vocation: Helping and Motivating Students to Find Their Way”</h3> Participants have the opportunity to meet informally with Andrew Chan to discuss further the ideas offered in his plenary address.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Andrew R. Chan</em></strong>, Vice President for Innovation and Career Development, Wake Forest University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Elfred Anthony Pinkard</em></strong>, Executive Vice President and Provost, Wilberforce University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Institutional Structures That Encourage Innovation</h3>To remain vital, colleges and universities must be able to respond quickly to new challenges and opportunities. But innovation is hard. Representatives of institutions that have made deep changes in organizational structure that resulted in transformative responses to opportunities will discuss challenges they encountered and success strategies they deployed. Examples of institutional structures implemented are a team approach to digital learning to support blended and online courses, new positions to support implementation of diversity plans, and expanded professional offerings for adult learners through a variety of formats.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Kathleen Harring</em></strong>, Provost, Muhlenberg College<br><strong><em>Christopher M. Slatter</em></strong>, Manager, Higher Education Strategy and Operations, Huron<br><strong><em>Peter Stokes</em></strong>, Managing Director, Huron<br><strong><em>Allan T. Weatherwax</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Merrimack College <br>Chair: <strong><em>Melody Blake</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wesleyan College (GA)<br></blockquote><br><h3>Intergenerational Connections: Students Serving Older Adults</h3>A new CIC initiative, developed with generous support from the AARP Foundation, encourages and supports college students to help low-income older adults (ages 50 and older) tackle key life challenges and acquire valuable service learning experiences in the process. The initiative provides grants to create or expand campus-based projects that engage students in addressing four key needs in surrounding communities: healthy diets, safe and affordable housing, income-generation, and social interaction. Representatives of campuses with funded projects will discuss project development and implementation, as well as accomplishments and lessons learned to date. The session will prove especially useful for institutions that are considering an application for future grant cycles.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Nicola Pitchford</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Dominican University of California<br><strong><em>Michael Joseph Sosulski</em></strong>, Provost, Wofford College<br><strong><em>Sandra C. Vaughn</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rust College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Lizbeth J. Martin</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Names University<br></blockquote><br><h3>The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE): Assessing Inclusiveness, Cultural Diversity, and Civic Learning Experiences</h3>Many CIC member institutions use NSSE data to assess student engagement over a wide range of areas. NSSE for several years has had a module to gauge civic learning experiences and has recently launched a new module that assesses inclusiveness and cultural diversity. Campus results on civic learning show that many students have early exposure to civic learning opportunities, but few have more advanced experiences that could motivate action. Early results on inclusiveness and cultural diversity indicate that the discussion of these issues in course settings has a positive impact on students’ commitment to inclusiveness and capacity for understanding diverse ideas and experiences. This session will explore these results and the implications for instruction and campus programming.<br><blockquote><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Jillian Kinzie</em></strong>, Associate Director, National Survey of Student Engagement Institute, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University<br><strong><em>Kevin Railey</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, St. John Fisher College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Jeffrey W. Legro</em></strong>, Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Richmond<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? An experienced higher education attorney will provide practical compliance advice and lead a discussion on how to address specific campus challenges in a changing regulatory environment.  <br><blockquote><strong><em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP<br>Chair: <strong><em>Perry Rettig</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Piedmont College (GA)</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions16Concurrent Session<h3>Chief Operating Officers: Organizational Structures</h3>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 the position of a provost or vice president for academic affairs. Panelists will discuss the benefits and challenges of the COO model in comparison with other organizational structures.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Thomas R. Kepple, Jr.</em></strong>, former President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br> <strong><em>Eric E. LaMott</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Operating Officer, Concordia University, St. Paul<br><strong><em>Linda A. McMillin</em></strong>, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Provost, and Dean of the Faculty, Susquehanna University <br> <strong> <em>John Swallow</em></strong>, President, Carthage College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Stacy A. Hammons</em></strong>, Provost, Indiana Wesleyan University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Higher Education Legal Issues Roundup</h3>In the current regulatory environment, how can senior campus leaders remain up-to-date in their knowledge of key legal issues in higher education? An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the ten most important legal issues pertaining to employment and student affairs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Natasha Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kramer, LLP<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Colin Irvine</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Carroll College (MT)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Making Hard Decisions about Academic Program Costs</h3>Today, many chief academic officers are asked to review academic program offerings with a view toward saving money, some of which will be funneled into new program offerings. Most CAOs approach this task reluctantly and without a clear sense of how to proceed. Both the business acumen required and the potential impact on faculty morale make this a challenging endeavor, with great pressure to “get it right” for the future of the institution and for the faculty members and students involved. Panelists will discuss the value of data-informed processes in program review and will tell the stories of two institutions that have undertaken this challenge.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Cheryl K. Brandsen</em></strong>, Provost, Calvin College<br><strong><em>Caroline J. Simon</em></strong>, Provost and Executive Vice President, Whitworth University<br><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Maria L. Cronley</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ohio Northern University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Program Niches to Enhance Academic-Based Enrollment</h3>Departmental structures often are well-established but unintentional barriers to introducing innovative programs that could attract students and lead to interdisciplinary initiatives. How can colleges and universities reach across departments and divisions to develop intentional opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction that will attract students? Three CAOs will discuss the solutions on their campuses. Augsburg University has a new interdisciplinary classroom building and an emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching; Cornell College is working on a new interdisciplinary general education program; and Mount Marty College has a new interdisciplinary Benedictine Leadership Institute.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>R. Joseph Dieker</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Cornell College (IA)<br><strong><em>Karen Kaivola</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg University<br><strong><em>Jane M. Wood</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Mount Marty College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>John D. Kolander</em></strong>, Provost, Wisconsin Lutheran College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty and Staff Members</h3>Many CIC member institutions have worked successfully to enroll students from diverse backgrounds, but success brings other challenges—especially the need to assemble an equally diverse faculty and staff. What strategies have proven effective? How can recruitment procedures be changed to attract more diverse candidates? What support systems provide a welcoming environment for all faculty and staff members?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Eun-Woo Chang</em></strong>, Provost, Ashland University <br> <strong> <em>Marcheta Evans</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Our Lady of the Lake University <br> <strong> <em>Rebecca Hernandez</em></strong>, Associate Provost for Local and Global Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer, George Fox University<br><strong><em>Deneese Jones</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trinity University (TX)<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Milton Moreland</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Rhodes College</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions17Concurrent Session<h3>Creating Cohesive Paths to Civic Engagement</h3>Project Pericles is a national consortium of colleges and universities that promotes civic engagement and social responsibility in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community. One recent initiative, Creating Cohesive Paths to Civic Engagement, spurred member institutions to inventory, map, and strengthen civic engagement across the curriculum. CAOs of institutions that participated in this initiative will discuss how their campuses advanced civic engagement through innovations that are accessible, dynamic, economical, and replicable.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Chad Berry</em></strong>, Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, Berea College<br><strong><em>Jan Risë Liss</em></strong>, Executive Director, Project Pericles<br><strong><em>Yolanda Williams Page</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University<br><strong><em>Jenna Templeton</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chatham University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Mark Schneider</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Ursinus College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Digital Learning, Retention, and Students’ Success: Results of the Chief Academic Officers’ Program with the Bill & Melinda Gates Digital Learning Project</h3>Student success depends on financial, physical, psychological, and developmental factors. Chief academic officers work with cross-divisional teams in their institutions to increase retention and persistence to graduation. How can digital courseware help institutions design adaptive interventions in courses where at-risk students (and others) are most likely to have trouble? This session will focus on promoting student success in courses identified as stumbling blocks for students in their first 60 credit hours. Leaders of a project currently under way, led by chief academic officers and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will share research, resources, and the results of initiatives launched at various campuses that have used digital learning successfully.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Carol Erting</em></strong>, Provost, Gallaudet University<br><strong><em>Peter Nwosu</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Clark Atlanta University<br><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Lori Werth</em></strong>, Provost, University of Pikeville<br>Moderator and Chair: <strong><em>Laura Niesen de Abruña</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, York College of Pennsylvania<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 and communication, collaboration, and critical-thinking skills. Academic libraries are addressing this imperative through the intentional design of responsive learning environments. Two college library directors will highlight 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 Whyte</em></strong>, Library Director, Linfield College, and Senior Advisor and Director, Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research, CIC<br>Chair: <strong><em>Barbara J. Chesler</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Caldwell University<br></blockquote><br><h3>San Antonio across 300 Years</h3>The tricentennial of the first Spanish settlement in the missionary-led Native American town of San Antonio de Valero will occur in 2018. This anniversary presents a fitting opportunity to trace the major turning points in San Antonio’s development and to take a fresh look at the many peoples who have made San Antonio what it is today.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Gilberto M. Hinojosa</em></strong>, Professor Emeritus of History, University of the Incarnate Word<br>Chair: <strong><em>Kathleen Light</em></strong>, Provost, University of the Incarnate Word<br></blockquote><br><h3>Securing America’s Future: Pathways to Innovation</h3>Many of the challenges facing higher education today also offer opportunities for innovation that enable independent colleges and universities to flourish. Participants in the Securing America’s Future workshops, organized by CIC during the 2016–2017 academic year, identified a rich array of such successful strategies on diverse campuses. Reaching new student populations, diversifying revenue streams, developing in-demand curricular programs, charting career paths for students through alumni relationships, enhancing visibility, and creating value with community partners—CIC members have implemented all of these and more. This panel brings together chief academic officers to discuss their experiences developing and implementing innovation; to highlight what worked, what didn’t work so well, and what lessons were learned in the process; and to engage participants in conversations about plans for moving their campuses forward.<br><blockquote><strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, Senior Fellow, CIC, and President Emerita, Kenyon College<br><strong><em>Kathy Ogren</em></strong>, Provost, University of Redlands<br><strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Saint Francis (IN)<br><strong><em>Karl K. Schonberg</em></strong>, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, St. Lawrence University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Diane Fladeland</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Mary (ND)</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions25Concurrent Session<h3>Cost Containment for Mission-Driven Innovation</h3>Many colleges and universities face economic challenges that require new levels of resilience and ingenuity. To thrive in the new environment, 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. CAOs and faculty members from two institutions will share their approaches to cost-containment for the purposes of reinvestment, with particular attention to strategies that involve faculty participation and have a high degree of transferability.   <br><blockquote><strong><em>David Gurzick</em></strong>, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Hood College<br><strong><em>Julia Jasken</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Pamela Regis</em></strong>, Professor and Chair, Department of English, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Deborah D. Ricker</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hood College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Linda Samek</em></strong>, Provost, George Fox University<br></blockquote> <br><h3>Hiring and Evaluation Part I: Best Practices for Hiring</h3>The current political, regulatory, and legal environments require chief academic and chief student affairs officers to think carefully about the legal risks campuses face when conducting searches to fill faculty and staff positions. An experienced higher education attorney will discuss best search practices in drafting a position description, appointing and training the search committee, building the pool of applicants, interviewing candidates, checking references, and completing background checks. <br><blockquote><strong><em>Kathleen A. Rinehart</em></strong>, Interim President, Cardinal Stritch University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Dominic A. Aquila</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of St. Thomas (TX)<br></blockquote><br><h3>Institutional Strategies for Innovation in Academic Affairs and Student Life  </h3>Even in a period of strength, an institution’s future health requires attention to enrollment and development. A sound strategy can help leaders of academic affairs and student life promote innovations that improve enrollment and revenue growth. This session will describe how several colleges have successfully worked across internal boundaries to propel innovations. Panelists will discuss challenges, such as shifting from faculty resistance to faculty ownership of innovations and gaining board support for new resources.   <br><blockquote><strong><em>Kim Coplin</em></strong>, Provost, Denison University<br><strong><em>Craig Goebel</em></strong>, Principal, Art & Science Group<br><strong><em>Karen Goff</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Agnes Scott College<br><strong><em>Laurel Kennedy</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Denison University<br><strong><em>Kerry Pannell</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Agnes Scott College<br>Chair: <strong><em>George Shields</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Lever Press: A New Publication Outlet for Faculty Members at Liberal Arts Colleges</h3>The Lever Press, a new partnership between the Amherst College Press and Michigan Publishing, is the result of an initiative to develop an open-access scholarly publisher anchored in—and responsive to the needs of—a consortium of liberal arts colleges across the nation. Lever’s works will be subjected to rigorous peer review and the oversight of a faculty-led editorial board drawn from 11 supporting colleges. Lever is distinctive in being aligned with the mission, ethos, and needs of  liberal arts colleges. Editorial emphases will be placed on interdisciplinary work, innovative digital scholarship, and publications arising from student-faculty collaborations. 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>Mark D. W. Edington</em></strong>, Director, Amherst College Press, and Publisher, Lever Press<br><strong><em>Andrea Milner</em></strong>, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, Adrian College<br><strong><em>Abu Rizvi</em></strong>, Provost, Lafayette College <br>Chair: <strong><em>Gayle Copeland</em></strong>, Provost, Simpson University (CA)<br></blockquote><br><h3>Living-Learning Communities</h3>Living-learning communities on college campuses are intended to increase interactions among students. Some focus on co-curricular activities, some on shared academic interests, and others on both. Representatives of campuses that have implemented living-learning communities will discuss how their programs were developed, the lessons learned, and the impact on student retention.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Timothy P. Millerick</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Athletics, Austin College <br><strong><em>Reginald T. W. Nichols</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Warner Pacific College<br><strong><em>Danielle Wilken</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Goodwin College<br><strong><em>Steven Willis</em></strong>, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bennett College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Jim Salvucci</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Buena Vista University</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions26Concurrent Session<h3>Athletics, Academics, and Student Life Collaborations</h3>Academic and student affairs and athletics interact in many ways on campus. The addition of new athletic teams can influence campus culture. Policies on scheduling classes and team practices can help or hinder student-athletes’ success, as can policies on academic eligibility for student athletes. How can chief academic and chief student affairs officers work closely together to help student athletes excel in academic work and on the playing field?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Diane Bartholomew</em></strong>, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Missouri Valley College <br><strong><em>Jeff Frick</em></strong>, Dean of the College and Academic Vice President, St. Norbert College <br><strong><em>Heath Morgan</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Missouri Valley College<br><strong><em>Robert Murray</em></strong>, Provost, St. Thomas Aquinas College (NY)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Nina Caldwell</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Maryville University of Saint Louis<br></blockquote><br><h3>CIC’s U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit</h3>CIC has been working for three years with its sister organizations in Mexico—the Mexican Federation of Private Higher Education Institutions (FIMPES) and Mexican Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES)—and Santander Universidades and Universia to bring together groups of CIC presidents and Mexican private university rectors. As a result of these relationships, CIC and FIMPES hosted in March 2017 the first U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, bringing together more than 60 representatives of both U.S. and Mexican higher education institutions. The successful summit highlighted the benefits that colleges and universities on both sides of the border can receive from developing strong, long-lasting partnerships. Participants in the summit will share the benefits of cross-border collaboration and resources from the meeting as well as discuss new developments underway.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College<br><strong><em>Ana Leticia Gaspar</em></strong>, Vice Provost for Academics, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Stephen D. Stahl</em></strong>, Provost, Baldwin Wallace University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Hiring and Evaluation Part II: Best Practices for Performance Evaluation</h3>The current regulatory and legal environment requires chief academic and chief student affairs officers to think carefully about the legal risks campuses face when evaluating the performance of faculty and staff members, especially when dealing with unacceptable behavior or poor performance and possible termination of employees. An experienced higher education attorney will share best practices and tools that can help administrators conduct meaningful evaluations while minimizing risk to the institution and themselves. <br><blockquote><strong><em>Kathleen A. Rinehart</em></strong>, Interim President, Cardinal Stritch University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Richard Ice</em></strong>, Provost, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Investing in Language Education</h3>A recent report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, <em>America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century</em>, is the latest study to conclude that there is a critical need in the United States for people who are proficient in languages other than English. How can CIC member colleges and universities help address that need? CAOs of institutions where language study is flourishing will discuss their innovative programs and the strategies and financial models that support them.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Mark Brodl</em></strong>, Provost, Illinois Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Ron Cole</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Allegheny College<br><strong><em>Graham Hettlinger</em></strong>, Director, Higher Education Programs, American Councils for International Education<br>Chair: <strong><em>Janet Bland</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Marietta College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Open Mike for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers</h3><em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs and CSAOs.)</em><br>CAOs and CSAOs have the opportunity to seek advice from colleagues on specific issues and to share information about emerging trends and practices in private higher education.<br><blockquote>Moderator: <strong><em>Andrew A. Workman</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions34Concurrent Session<h3>Lessons from the CIC-IFYC Seminars on Teaching Interfaith Understanding</h3>CIC and the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) so far have led six cohorts of faculty members through multidisciplinary seminars on Teaching Interfaith Understanding. The goals of the seminars are to strengthen the teaching of interfaith understanding through examination of substantial theoretical questions and exploration of the practical work of translating interfaith concepts into courses that deeply impact students. How has faculty members’ participation in the seminars influenced interfaith efforts on their home campuses, both in curricular and co-curricular work? What successes and challenges arise as the sensitive topics of religious identity and diversity are discussed in an academic community? What are the next steps to advance interfaith understanding on campus?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jeff Gingerich</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cabrini University<br><strong><em>Karen Lange</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas (MN)  <br><strong><em>Jonathan Reed</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of LaVerne <br>Chair: <strong><em>Jeffrey Carlson</em></strong>, Interim Provost, Dominican University (IL)<br></blockquote><br><h3>The American Talent Initiative: Expanding Access and Opportunity for Lower-Income Students</h3>The American Talent Initiative (ATI) seeks to expand access and opportunity for talented, lower-income students at the nation’s colleges and universities with the highest graduation rates. Member institutions are enhancing their efforts to recruit and support lower-income students, learn from each other, and contribute to research that will help other colleges and universities expand opportunities for these student populations. Administrators from member institutions will discuss the impact ATI has had on their campuses and their successful efforts to attract, enroll, and graduate lower-income students.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Dolores Bradley Brennan</em></strong>, Vice Provost for Faculty, Spelman College<br><strong><em>Michael R. Green</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Lebanon Valley College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth Rider</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Elizabethtown College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Stephany Schlachter</em></strong>, Provost, Lewis University<br></blockquote><br><h3>The Positive Impact of an Integrated Learning Environment on Student Outcomes</h3>The student success literature highlights the positive impact that an integrated learning environment has on student outcomes. The creation of such an environment requires that student affairs and academic affairs “co-own” the development and oversight of learning environments. These partnerships require mutual respect, shared goals, and a strong sense of support for each other’s work. CAOs and CSAOs who have formed effective partnerships will share their experiences, outline how they addressed shared decision making, and reflect on the challenges and successes of their projects. The session will offer opportunities for interaction among participants and recommendations for partnership development.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Randall G. Basinger</em></strong>, Provost, Messiah College<br><strong><em>Thomas J. Enneking</em></strong>, Executive Vice President and Provost, Marian University (IN)<br><strong><em>Kristin Hansen-Kieffer</em></strong>, Vice Provost and Dean of Students, Messiah College <br><strong><em>Joretta Nelson</em></strong>, Senior Vice President and Owner, Credo <br><strong><em>Ruth Rodgers</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Marian University (IN)<br><strong><em>Michelle Samuels-Jones</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Success, Credo <br>Chair: <strong><em>Karen Benn Marshall</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Administration, Oakwood University<br></blockquote><br><h3>What Will It Take for the “Student Success” Agenda to Succeed?</h3>Predictive analytics, automated alerts to students, and clearer pathways to degrees are intended to improve graduation rates, but so far these initiatives have been only modestly successful on many campuses. In this session, participants will share their own efforts to improve student outcomes, and facilitators will discuss the evidence-based practices that increase student engagement and learning and increase instructional quality. What can motivate faculty members to use these approaches? Can concern for the quality of teaching hamper initiatives that are already in place? <br><blockquote><strong><em>Emily Ford</em></strong>, Interim Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies, Baker University<br><strong><em>Jonathan Gyurko</em></strong>, CEO and Founder, Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Jason Pierce</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Tusculum College</blockquote>
Dine-around DinnersDine-around Dinners20Spouses and Partners<p>CIC has arranged informal dinners at a variety of restaurants in San Antonio to provide participants with opportunities to meet colleagues from other campuses and to exchange ideas. Please sign up by noon on Sunday at the CIC Registration Desk. Individuals pay for their own dinner. Transportation, if needed, will be provided by CIC. CAO-CSAO Task Force members are hosts. Spouses and partners are most welcome.</p>
Ecumenical Worship ServiceEcumenical Worship Service11<p><strong><em>Mary Jones</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, MidAmerica Nazarene University<br><strong><em>Barney Cochran</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mount Vernon Nazarene University<br><br></p><h3>Roman Catholic Mass </h3><p>Participants have the opportunity to attend Roman Catholic Mass at a local church. A list of local churches is included in the Guidebook app.<br></p>
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Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations10<div></div><h3>Consultations with TIAA: Planning for Your Retirement</h3>A TIAA Wealth Management Consultant will be available for personal appointments on the following days:<br> <blockquote>Sunday, November 5, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.<br>Monday, November 6, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.<br>Tuesday, November 7, 8:00–11:45 a.m.<br></blockquote> <em>Sign up in advance at the TIAA table.</em><br><br><br> <h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3> <strong> <em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with CAOs to discuss faculty compensation approaches, models, and best practices. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or <a href="mailto:FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com">FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com</a>.<br><br><br> <h3>Negotiating Presidential Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3>Casagrande also will be available for personal consultations with CAOs and CSAOs to discuss compensation and benefits for aspiring presidents. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande.<br>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations23<span><span><div><span></span></div><h3>Consultations with TIAA: Planning for Your Retirement</h3>A TIAA Wealth Management Consultant will be available for personal appointments on the following days:<br> <blockquote>Monday, November 6, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.<br>Tuesday, November 7, 8:00–11:45 a.m.<br></blockquote> <em>Sign up in advance at the TIAA table.</em><br><br><br> <h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3> <strong> <em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with CAOs to discuss faculty compensation approaches, models, and best practices. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or <a href="mailto:FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com">FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com</a>.<br><br><br> <h3>Negotiating Presidential Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3>Casagrande also will be available for personal consultations with CAOs and CSAOs to discuss compensation and benefits for aspiring presidents. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande.<br></span></span>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations32<span><span><span><span><div><span></span></div><h3>Consultations with TIAA: Planning for Your Retirement</h3>A TIAA Wealth Management Consultant will be available for personal appointments.<br><br> <em>Sign up in advance at the TIAA table.</em><br><br><br> <h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3> <strong> <em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with CAOs to discuss faculty compensation approaches, models, and best practices. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or <a href="mailto:FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com">FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com</a>.<br><br><br> <h3>Negotiating Presidential Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3>Casagrande also will be available for personal consultations with CAOs and CSAOs to discuss compensation and benefits for aspiring presidents. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande.<br></span></span></span></span>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange1<p>​Participants are invited to place materials they wish to share with colleagues on display tables.<br></p>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange21<p>​Participants are invited to place materials they wish to share with colleagues on display tables.</p>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange31<p>​Participants are invited to place materials they wish to share with colleagues on display tables.</p>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange8<p>​Participants are invited to place materials they wish to share with colleagues on display tables.<br><br></p><h3>Dine-around Dinner Sign-up</h3><p>To get to know colleagues from other campuses and exchange ideas over dinner in area restaurants, participants have the opportunity to sign up at the CIC Registration Desk to join a “dine-around dinner” group on Sunday evening. Participants are responsible for their own meal expenses. Please sign up by noon so that CIC can make transportation arrangements if needed. CAO-CSAO Task Force members are hosts. Spouses and partners are welcome. Groups will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:15 p.m.<br></p>
Luncheon and Discussion Groups for Women CAOs and CSAOsLuncheon and Discussion Groups for Women CAOs and CSAOs15All women administrators welcome. Pre-registration is required. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.<br><br> <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, have coordinated the following luncheon discussions.<br><br><h3>Balancing Multiple Professional Relationships</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Cynthia K. Kosso</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Moravian College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Best Practices for Advancing Women in Leadership</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Barbara K. Altmann</em></strong>, Provost, Bucknell University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Cultivating an External Presence for the CAO or CSAO</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Austin College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Engaging Faculty in Curricular–Co-Curricular Partnerships</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Patricia W. Hammer</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hollins University<br></blockquote><br><h3>First Presidential Contract Essentials</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Marylouise Fennell, RSM</em></strong>, Senior Counsel, CIC, Former President, Carlow University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Grant Proposal Collaborations between CAOs and CSAOs</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Debora Lynn Cottrell</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and <strong><em>Kristi Quiros</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life and Learning, Texas Lutheran University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Learning a New Institutional Culture</h3><blockquote><strong><em>April Edwards</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Elmhurst College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Maintaining a Life: Work/Life Integration</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Lori Werth</em></strong>, Provost, University of Pikeville<br></blockquote><br><h3>Managing Presidential Transitions</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Carolyn R. Newton</em></strong>, Provost, The College of Wooster<br></blockquote><br><h3>Staying Connected to Your Discipline</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Jonnie G. Guerra</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC<br></blockquote><br><h3>Team Building in the Cabinet</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Graciela Caneiro-Livingston</em></strong>, Provost, Nebraska Wesleyan University<br></blockquote><br><h3>The President/CAO Relationship</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Elissa Heil</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wilson College<br></blockquote><br><h3>What’s Next? How to Think about Next Steps in Your Career</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Laura Bryan</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University, Transylvania University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Women and the Presidency</h3><blockquote><strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, President Emerita, Kenyon College, and Senior Fellow, CIC<br></blockquote><br><h3>Women’s Leadership Challenges</h3><blockquote><strong><em></em></strong><br></blockquote><h3>Working with Student Leaders</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Susan Hopp</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Athletics and Dean of Students, Linfield College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Working with Your Leadership Team</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Tracy Stewart</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Viterbo University<br></blockquote><br> <em>Fee: early rate $60 (by September 6); regular rate $75 (after September 6)</em><em><br></em>
Lutheran Colleges and Universities Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers BreakfastLutheran Colleges and Universities Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Breakfast51<p>​Coordinator: <strong><em>Mark Wilhelm</em></strong>, Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America</p>
Mentor Program for New CAOs: Follow-upMentor Program for New CAOs: Follow-up18​Participants in the Workshop for New Chief Academic Officers meet with CAO mentors to discuss key issues and concerns for new CAOs.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Karen Kaivola</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg University <br><strong><em>Joseph M. Ritter</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of Academics, Principia College</blockquote>
Mentors Meet New CAOsMentors Meet New CAOs57<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em><em></em></p>
Missouri Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers LunchMissouri Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Lunch27<p>​Coordinator: <strong><em>David Starrett</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Columbia College (MO)</p>
Optional Excursion: Cruising and PerusingOptional Excursion: Cruising and Perusing28Spouses and Partners<p><em>(Pre-registration is required. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.)</em><br><br>Enjoy San Antonio from the vantage point of the city’s most iconic mode of transportation, a river barge. The tour will begin from the famed River Walk, one of San Antonio’s most beloved features. Formal development of the River Walk began in 1939, and by 1941 the walkways, stairways to street level, and footbridges were completed. Remains of these original designs are still visible today. The barge will take guests to Main Plaza for a tour of San Fernando Cathedral, and then out to the Southwest School of Art campus. Guests will then be dropped off at the Paseo del Alamo, the walkway that connects the river to the famous Alamo.<br><br><br><em>Fee: $45 per person</em><br></p>
Plenary Session: Andrew R. ChanPlenary Session: Andrew R. Chan12Andrew R. ChanPlenary Session<h3>Competencies, Confidence, and Vocation: Helping and Motivating Students to Find Their Way</h3><p> <br>College is a time for students to explore their interests, refine their talents, and learn widely and deeply about the world around them—and about themselves. Students must build job-searching, entrepreneurial, and professional skills to negotiate life and work; develop the agility, creativity, and mindset needed to adapt to ever-changing work environments; and develop clarity about the direction of their lives. These capabilities and understandings transcend majors and cannot be acquired late in a college career.<br><br>Students should be challenged to think about how they can make a difference in the world as soon as they step on campus. How can they be encouraged to connect career aspirations with deep passions and values—in short, their vocations? <strong><em>Andrew R. Chan</em></strong>, vice president for innovation and career development at Wake Forest University, will discuss effective ways chief academic and chief student affairs officers can innovate and collaborate to support, motivate, and equip all of their students to be fully engaged, to become career-ready, and to transition successfully into the dynamic and challenging 21st-century world of work and life.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Elfred Anthony Pinkard</em></strong>, Executive Vice President and Provost, Wilberforce University<br></p>
Plenary Session: Kevin Kruger, Margaret Hazlett, Joel W. Martin, Elizabeth F. Ortiz, and Eugene L. Zdziarski IIPlenary Session: Kevin Kruger, Margaret Hazlett, Joel W. Martin, Elizabeth F. Ortiz, and Eugene L. Zdziarski II24Margaret Hazlett; Joel Martin; Elizabeth Ortiz; Eugene L. Zdziarski II; Kevin KrugerPlenary Session<h3>Navigating the Most Difficult Conversations on Campus</h3><p> <br>The campus climate at many colleges and universities recently has become more polarized, with a corresponding increase in student activism. Chief academic and chief student affairs officers have obligations to create space for protest, protect the First Amendment rights of the entire campus community, offer students exposure to a spectrum of opinions, and keep the campus and the surrounding community safe. It is essential that students develop the ability to undertake with civility challenging discussions with those of different backgrounds or viewpoints on issues of race, gender, politics, and religion. Students must be able to discuss controversial issues without resorting to disparagement of segments of the population, demonization of groups, or promotion of activities that disrespect basic human rights.<br><br>Ways to foster the useful and necessary discussions that should take place on college campuses include helping students understand the background of various ideas and ideologies, learn to be discerning about what they read in print and social media, and follow the arguments of various sides of an issue. What strategies, programs, and follow-up activities have been effective at colleges and universities that have successfully navigated this difficult territory?<br></p>
Reception for Alumni of and Participants in CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership AcademyReception for Alumni of and Participants in CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy19<p>Alumni of and participants in CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy are invited to gather for light refreshments and invigorating conversation.</p><blockquote><div>Conveners: <br><strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br><strong><em>David Brailow</em></strong>, Vice President for Development, CIC<br></div></blockquote>
Reception for Chief Student Affairs OfficersReception for Chief Student Affairs Officers59<p>​All CSAOs who are Institute participants are invited to a reception hosted by NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.</p>
Reception for NetVUE MembersReception for NetVUE Members19<p>Members of CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) are invited to meet the new director of NetVUE, to learn about recent NetVUE activities, and to share lessons learned from campus programs with colleagues over light refreshments.</p><blockquote><div>Conveners: <br><strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br></div></blockquote>