Academics, Allocations, and Analytics: Collaborating for a Sustainable Future

2018 Institute for Chief Academic Officers with Chief Financial and Chief Enrollment Management Officers 11/3/2018 11/3/2018 11/3/201811/6/201811/6/201811/6/2018 Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch St. Louis, MO

About the Institute

​Pre-Institute Resources


College and university leaders today face significant new challenges in enrollment, finances, and accountability. They continue to work to improve access, students’ success, and public perception and to create new programs that attract students while supporting the core institutional mission. The theme of CIC’s 2018 Institute—“Academics, Allocations, and Analytics: Collaborating for a Sustainable Future”—provides a framework for action on these pressing issues and for candid sharing of both successes and challenges.

Chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers all work directly or indirectly for and with the same students, while focused on distinct elements of their students’ performance and persistence. In today’s higher education environment, all three chief officers must intentionally collaborate as they lead teams of colleagues who work to attract and retain a robust student population—and to assure that the institution remains financially strong and provides a high-quality education. The Institute agenda will engage campus leaders with ideas and tools they can use to advance the distinctive missions of their institutions. Sessions will provide advice and concrete solutions on such topics as making the most of limited resources, recruiting the “right-sized” class, providing and marketing high-impact experiences for all students, supporting diversity and inclusion on campus, and securing an institution’s financial viability.

The Institute also will offer participants opportunities to learn about new and effective approaches to student mentoring and retention; student mental health issues; and vocational guidance. Several concurrent sessions will offer practical advice on the effective use of data in program development and evaluation and other areas of campus administration and teaching. Sessions on higher education legal issues will provide fresh perspectives on hiring, evaluation, and Title IX.

The 2018 Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Financial and Chief Enrollment Management Officers, will help participants develop the shared vision, collaborative spirit, and effective partnerships that move institutions toward successful innovation. Above all, the Institute will provide the opportunity for these three chief officers to share—with candor—ideas, practical solutions, and effective practices with colleagues from across the country and abroad.

In cooperation with the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

Who Should Participate?

CIC invites chief academic, chief financial, and chief enrollment management officers of all independent colleges and universities to participate. Chief financial and chief enrollment management officers are encouraged to join chief academic officers at the Institute to strengthen their work on issues that matter to all senior leaders. Teams of CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs will lead many of the concurrent sessions.

Chief academic officers also are encouraged to invite senior 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 collaboration on issues that fall solely 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 financial officers may have such titles as vice president for finance, vice president for business affairs, or chief business officer. Chief enrollment management officers hold a wide variety of titles, including vice president for enrollment management, vice president for enrollment services, or dean of admissions, among others.

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

Featured Speakers

 

 

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Additional Features

 Sharing Ideas with Colleagues


CIC’s 2018 Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Financial and Chief Enrollment Management Officers, provides important networking opportunities for participants in an informal atmosphere. The 2018 Institute will again include these regular conference features:


BREAKFAST DISCUSSIONS

Breakfast 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.


Sunday, November 4, 7:30–8:45 a.m.

Sponsored by The Learning House, Inc.

Academic Libraries and Institutional Sustainability

Find out how academic libraries are partnering on campus to lower costs, enhance instructional materials, and support student success and retention.
Lisabeth Chabot, College Librarian, Ithaca College, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Liaison to CIC
Luke Vilelle, Library Director, Hollins University, incoming ACRL CIC Liaison

Adjunct Faculty Unionization

How has adjunct faculty unionization affected CIC institutions? Chief officers who have experience with unionization and those interested in the topic are invited to discuss the impact of unionization on campus morale, the teaching and learning environment, and external community relations.
Julia Jasken, Provost, McDaniel College

Best Practices for Inclusive Facilities Planning

Muhlenberg College’s chief academic officer will facilitate a discussion of best practices to engage campus constituencies, and in particular faculty members, in facilities planning that aligns with academic priorities and supports institutional innovation and change.
Kathleen Harring, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Muhlenberg College

Centers for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Making Them Effective

How have CIC institutions structured and funded centers for teaching and learning? What types of programs do the centers offer? What have been the benefits and return on investment? Chief officers from campuses that have active centers are invited to share information with Transylvania University’s CAO and other participants whose campuses have centers under consideration.   
Laura Bryan, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University, Transylvania University

Collaborative Risk Management of High-Impact Practices

This discussion will focus on how to manage the risks inherent in activities and initiatives that are considered to be high-impact practices (HIPs), such as travel courses, community engagement projects, and other forms of experiential learning. What protocols are in place at CIC institutions to ensure students’ safety? How do chief officers collaborate and, if necessary, resolve differing opinions on risk assessment and management of HIPs? Participants are invited to share their experiences and advice.
Tracy Stewart, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Viterbo University

Dashboards for Decision Making

How do CIC institutions use dashboards for decision making on their campuses? Join the chief academic officer from Concordia College New York in a discussion of effective dashboard models and how they can foster strategic decision making across the academic, student life, enrollment, and financial areas of the college or university.
Sherry Fraser, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Concordia College New York

Early Results from Schreiner University’s First-Year Campus Initiative

Schreiner University’s implementation of first-year campuses has yielded positive early results. Schreiner’s CEMO and CFO will discuss how this model provides an alternative entry path for an at-risk population of students as well as how it has affected student persistence and college finances. Participants are invited to ask questions and to give feedback.
Bill Muse, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Schreiner University
Mark Tuschak, Vice President for Student Recruitment, External Relations, and Marketing, Schreiner University

First-Year Retention Strategies That Yield Positive Results

Caldwell University has implemented Winter Refresh, a first-year retention strategy that allows students who have failed one core class in the fall semester to return for three weeks prior to spring semester to retake the course without paying additional tuition. Participants will discuss Caldwell’s initiative and share successful approaches to first-year retention from their own campuses.
Barbara Chesler, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Caldwell University

General Education Review—Again

General education review can be an exercise in nibbling around the edges of an existing program, an enrollment turf battle, or an opportunity to strengthen the link between an institution’s mission and its cognitive and behavioral objectives for graduates. The facilitator will provide insights from recent and ongoing campus reviews. Participants are invited to exchange information about their successful strategies and to share advice about challenges encountered in general education review on their campuses.
Michael J. Sosulski, Provost, Wofford College

How Chief Officers Can Model a Teaching and Learning Team

A cabinet team is most effective when chief officers teach and learn from one another. What are strategies and successful formats to develop and sustain a strong teaching and learning team among senior officers? CAOs, CEMOs, and CFOs are invited to discuss the benefits and challenges of the teaching-learning model for their campus leadership teams.
Kristine Bartanen, Provost, University of Puget Sound

How to Become and Remain BFFs: CAO-CFO Collaboration

What are best practices for CAO-CFO collaboration? The University of Redlands team will share their strategies for maintaining a strong partnership in the face of challenging enrollment and financial circumstances. Participants are invited to share their experiences of building a collaborative working relationship.
Cory Nomura, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, University of Redlands
Kathy Ogren, Provost, University of Redlands

International Recruitment: Current Trends and Strategies

Over a three-year period, Iowa Wesleyan University increased its international student population from six students representing three countries to 120 students representing more than 30 countries. How did the university expand its international enrollment in an era when many institutions were experiencing declines? Participants will join a conversation about current trends in international student recruitment and strategies that are successful on their campuses.
DeWayne P. Frazier, University Provost, Iowa Wesleyan University

Involving Faculty Members in New Student Recruitment

How do CIC institutions involve faculty members in new student recruitment? The facilitator will share some strategies that have been successful at Centenary University (NJ). Participants are invited to discuss their own campus practices that have led to effective faculty participation in recruitment initiatives.
Amy D’Olivo, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Centenary University (NJ)

Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)

NetVUE seeks to deepen the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among students and faculty and staff members at more than 225 independent colleges and universities. Learn about the ways your institution can benefit from NetVUE programs, national and regional gatherings, grants, and services.
David S. Cunningham, Director of NetVUE, CIC

Red Carpet Strategies for Transfer Student Success

While transfer students are more critical than ever to enrollment growth, higher education has historically designed advising and support services around the needs of traditional first-year students. How can CIC institutions adapt to support transfer students more effectively? These students often have a wide array of educational preparation, life experiences, and academic goals. Join a discussion of strategies to enhance transfer students’ experiences.
Randyll Bowen, Vice President for Student Life and Enrollment Management, D’Youville College
Mimi Steadman, Vice President for Academic Affairs, D’Youville College

Roles for the CEMO and CFO in New Academic Program Development

What are appropriate roles for the CEMO and CFO in new academic program development? How can CAOs facilitate the input of other chief officers in what is often a faculty-led process? Participants are invited to share experiences and to propose new options to improve collaboration.
Kerry Pannell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Agnes Scott College

Strategic Enrollment Planning by Undergraduate Major

This conversation will explore the benefits and drawbacks of targeted recruiting for specific majors. What strategies have worked, and for which majors have they been effective? For which majors has targeted recruitment been problematic and why? CAOs, CEMOs, and CFOs are invited to discuss both their challenges and their success stories.
Kevin Railey, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, St. John Fisher College

TIAA Endowment and Philanthropic Services: Integrated Risk Management

Is my institution’s endowment taking too much risk or not enough? What is the potential impact to the broader institution? In today’s volatile market, it is more important than ever to understand these questions. Join this conversation to explore a total enterprise approach to endowment risk management that incorporates the institution’s financial and operating profile with the goal of improving long-term financial sustainability.
Chris Carabell, Managing Director, Endowment Strategy, TIAA

Tuition Discounting: Striking a Balance between Pricing and Affordability

Findings from the 2017 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study shine a spotlight on the efforts of college and university administrators to meet two seemingly competing objectives. First, institutions face a charge from students, their families, and policymakers to keep higher education affordable. Yet many institutions find themselves facing concerns about tepid market conditions, waning enrollment, and the difficulties of fundraising. Participants will share the financial aid and enrollment management strategies used to achieve their objectives.
Maryann J. Terrana, Director, Member Engagement, NACUBO

Work from Home Policies for Faculty Members

As faculty members’ requests to work from home become more common, what parameters make sense to help administrators in their personnel negotiations and formulation of policies? Should there be separate policies for different classifications of faculty members: graduate versus hybrid/online versus traditional undergraduate? Participants will share experiences and policy ideas.
Barbara Bellefeuille, Vice President for Academics, Bethel College (IN)

Monday, November 5, 7:15–8:15 a.m.

Sponsored by LRAP Association

Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty Members: What Is the Appropriate Balance?

How can CIC colleges and universities avoid an overdependence on adjunct faculty members on their campuses? Elmhurst College’s CAO will share a low-cost solution implemented on her campus: the replacement of adjuncts by full-time lecturers whose teaching load is higher than that of tenure-track faculty members. Participants are invited to discuss their experiences, concerns, and strategies for balancing full-time and adjunct faculty members.
April Edwards, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Elmhurst College

Aligning Vocation and Mission for Aspiring Presidents

CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program is designed for 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 2019–2020 program.
Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, CIC

CIC’s Leadership Programs: Senior Leadership Academy and Executive Leadership Academy

Learn about CIC’s yearlong 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.
Linda M. Bleicken, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)
Barbara Hetrick, Senior Advisor, CIC

Commercial Lending Opportunities for Private Higher Education

How can institutions ensure receiving the full benefits of banking offers currently in the marketplace? Equipping institutions to assess their current banking relationships and lending opportunities is key. What pricing and financing structures should be considered? What lending options are available? Join representatives from TIAA Bank to explore these and other questions about banking and lending.  
Tim King, Institutional Banking Director, TIAA Bank
Fontaine LeMaistre, Institutional Banking Director, TIAA Bank

Dual Enrollment: Imperatives and Challenges

What are the benefits and drawbacks of dual-enrollment programs? The chief academic officer of the University of Rio Grande will share how recent changes to Ohio’s educational policies that widen access to college credit for high school students have impacted his university. Participants are invited to discuss their current experiences with dual-enrollment programs as well as possible future trends.
Richard Sax, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Rio Grande

Effective Involvement of Faculty Members in the Budget Process

Differences in expectations between faculty members and administrators can create tension during the budget process, especially during lean times. What are effective communication practices and frameworks to educate faculty members about financial realities and engage them in making hard choices about the allocation of limited resources? Participants are invited to share their campus strategies.
Elissa Heil, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wilson College

First Presidential Contracts

Chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers who are interested in presidential positions are invited to discuss first presidential contracts, including board interests and benefit trends, with a highly respected national authority on these matters.
Raymond D. Cotton, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Heidelberg University’s Four-Year Guarantee: Benefits and Challenges

Heidelberg University is implementing a four-year guarantee as a strategy to improve student recruitment and retention. The facilitator will discuss the collaborative design process, challenges encountered, and benefits to date. Participants are invited to give feedback and to share lessons learned from similar initiatives on their own campuses.
Beth Schwartz, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Heidelberg University

Incentivizing Voluntary Departures

How can a voluntary separation program contribute to good fiscal management? What types of incentive programs have been designed and implemented on CIC campuses? What strategies can help to ensure that such programs do not negatively affect academic program quality and campus morale? Participants are invited to share their experiences and advice.
Larry Probus, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Whitworth University
Caroline J. Simon, Provost and Executive Vice President, Whitworth University

Mindfulness for Leaders

This conversation will explore the concept of “mindfulness” as a tool to help leaders thrive in challenging and stressful roles. How can chief officers mind their values, be present in the moment, nourish themselves, and disentangle from upsets, in order to lead effectively? The facilitators will share insights from Jerome Murphy’s book, Dancing in the Rain: Leading with Compassion, Vitality, and Mindfulness in Education, and invite participants to discuss this and other resources.  
Tanner Babb, Associate Academic Dean, Huntington University
Michael Wanous, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Huntington University

NACUBO’s Economic Models Project

The NACUBO Higher Education Economic Models Project helps ensure that colleges and universities are able to provide students with the opportunity to enrich their minds, their lives, and their communities, as well as pursue fiscally responsible institutional missions in research and service. Those who would like more information on the project are invited for discussion.
Randy Roberson, Director, Strategic Initiatives, NACUBO

New CAO Workshop: Continuing the Conversation

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.
Kerry D. Fulcher, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene University
Deneese L. Jones, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trinity University (TX)

Reducing Work/Life Collision: What Works?

How can chief officers achieve work-life balance and avoid collisions between the two? Participants will discuss their ongoing challenges and share lessons learned about what works.
Mary K. Boyd, Provost, Berry College

Strategic Partnering for Meaningful Student Engagement

How do CIC campuses define meaningful student engagement? How are chief officers collaborating to make engagement meaningful for all involved? What are the main obstacles to successful partnering? Participants are invited to share their experiences and advice.
Robert Murray, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, St. Thomas Aquinas College (NY)

Success and the New Student Majority: Yes We Must Coalition

Independent colleges strive to increase the degree attainment of students from low-income backgrounds. Discussions will examine strategies for ensuring equitable success rates for all students. In particular, the facilitator will explore how the Yes We Must Coalition is supporting independent institutions that enroll substantial numbers of Pell-eligible undergraduates to increase graduation rates and to advocate for low-income students and the institutions that serve them.
Tracy Parkinson, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, Special Assistant to the President, and Institutional Liaison to the Yes We Must Coalition, Coker College

The Impossible Dream: Equity in Faculty Workload

Chief academic and chief financial officers are invited to discuss the faculty workload issues that exist on their campuses. What strategies have been effective in making workloads more equitable across the disciplines? How do expectations for scholarship and campus service factor into measuring workload? Participants who have addressed these issues successfully will share possible solutions and give advice to those seeking guidance.   
Donna Heald, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Loras College

The Partnership among Academics, Enrollment, and Finance: Keeping Student Success at the Center

Most tuition-driven institutions are challenged today to find a balance among meeting enrollment goals, ensuring adequate net revenue, and recruiting and retaining academically prepared students. The partnership between the chief academic, enrollment, and finance officers is key. This roundtable will feature Reinhardt University’s experience in cultivating this partnership, focused on student success, through a campus-wide retention project called “Moving the Needle.”
Julie C. Fleming, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Reinhardt University
Joretta S. Nelson, Senior Vice President and Owner, Credo
Stephanie R. Owens, Chief Financial Officer, Reinhardt University
Mark A. Roberts, Provost, Reinhardt University

Vacant Faculty Positions: To Fill or Not to Fill?

How are decisions to fill, or not to fill, a vacant faculty position made at CIC institutions? What factors are reviewed and evaluated? How and at what point do CAOs and CFOs collaborate in the decision-making process? Participants are invited to share their experiences and recommendations.  
Mark Hammond, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Campbell University
Jim Roberts, Vice President for Business and Treasurer, Campbell University

Varsity eSports Programs

This discussion will focus on the benefits and challenges of launching varsity Esports programs at CIC institutions. Is the potential for increasing enrollment worth the investment costs for technology, space, and scholarship allocations? What are best practices for implementing and marketing Esports programs? CAOs, CEMOs, and CFOs are invited to share their experiences.
Tresmaine R. Grimes, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Bloomfield College

Working with the Board of Trustees: Chief Officer Partnerships

How do chief officers of CIC institutions work together to get the most value from interactions with the board of trustees? The facilitator will discuss how a reorganization of board governance at Ohio Northern University has led the institution’s chief officers to collaborate more closely in their board dealings. Participants will be invited to share their own strategies for successful partnerships.
Maria Cronley, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ohio Northern University

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 one 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 Administrators

Sunday, November 4, 12:15–1:45 p.m.

Sponsored by Registry for College and University Presidents

All women administrators welcome. Pre-registration is required. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.

Best Practices for Advancing Women in Leadership

Linda Samek, Provost, George Fox University

Building a Productive CAO/CFO Working Relationship

Susan Agre-Kippenhan, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Linfield College

Cultivating an External Presence for the CAO, CFO, or CEMO

Kimberly Kilgore, Dean of Arts and Sciences, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Empowering the Associate Vice President

Christine Bahr, Provost and Dean of the University, McKendree University

Engaging Faculty in Curricular/Co-Curricular Partnerships

Maria C. Garriga, Acting Provost, Thomas More College

Engaging Your Team in Strategic Planning Tied to the Institutional Strategic Plan

Marilyn Reineck, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Concordia University, St. Paul

Learning a New Institutional Culture

Renee Porter, Campus Provost, Lindenwood University-Belleville

Maintaining a Life: Work/Life Integration

Trish Parrish, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College

Managing Presidential Transitions

Aime Sposato, Provost, Ferrum College

Should I Consider a Presidency?

Marylouise Fennell, RSM, Senior Counsel, CIC, and Former President, Carlow University

Team Building in the Cabinet

Teresa Reed, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Quincy University

The CAO/Enrollment Management Relationship

Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Logan University

The President/CAO Relationship

Lori V. Quigley, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Medaille College, and Cynthia Zane, President Emerita, Hilbert College

What’s Next? How to Think about Next Steps in Your Career

Susanne Woods, Interim Provost, Hawaii Pacific University

Working with Your Leadership Team

Raylene M. Rospond, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Manchester University

Reception for Alumni of and Participants in CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy

Sunday, November 4, 5:30–6:15 p.m.

Alumni of and participants in CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy are invited to gather for light refreshments and invigorating conversation.
Conveners:
Linda M. Bleicken, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)
Barbara Hetrick, Senior Advisor, CIC

Reception for NetVUE Members

Sunday, November 4, 5:30–6:15 p.m.

Members of CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) are invited
to learn about recent NetVUE activities and to share lessons learned from campus programs with colleagues over light refreshments.
Conveners:
David S. Cunningham, Director of NetVUE, CIC
Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, CIC

Dine-around Dinners

Sunday, November 4, 6:15 p.m.

CIC has arranged informal dinners at a variety of restaurants in St. Louis 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-CFO-CEMO Task Force members are hosts. Spouses and partners are most welcome.


All Institute Reception

Monday, November 5, 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by TIAA in recognition of TIAA’s 100th anniversary

All Institute participants—including spouses and partners, speakers, and sponsors—are invited to gather for light refreshments and conversation.
Remarks: Christina R. Cutlip, Senior Managing Director, Head of National Advocacy, and Government Liaison, TIAA, and member, CIC Board of Directors

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

Tuesday, November 6, 7:30–8:45 a.m.

Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program are invited to gather for breakfast and conversation.
Convener: Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, CIC

Breakfast for CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Tuesday, November 6, 7:30–8:45 a.m.

All HBCU chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers are invited to discuss current issues on their campuses and meet with colleagues over breakfast.
Convener: Yolanda W. Page, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University

 Consultations and Renewal

Consultations


Consultations with TIAA: Planning for Your Retirement

TIAA Wealth Management Consultant will be available for personal appointments on the following days:
Sunday, November 4, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 5, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 6, 8:00–11:45 a.m.
Sign up in advance at the TIAA table.

Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation

Frank A. Casagrande, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with CAOs and CFOs to discuss faculty compensation approaches, models, 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 CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs to discuss compensation and benefits for aspiring presidents. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande.

First Presidential Contracts Consultation

Raymond D. Cotton, partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, will be available for personal consultations with chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers who are interested in presidential positions to discuss first presidential contracts, including board concerns and benefit trends. Cotton is highly respected as a national authority on these matters.


Worship Services


Ecumenical Service

A Christian ecumenical worship service will be held on Sunday, November 4, 8:00–8:30 a.m., led by Barney Cochran, vice president for academic affairs, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and Mary Jones, provost and chief academic officer, MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Other Religious Services

Participants have the opportunity to attend Roman Catholic Mass and other services at local houses of worship. See the list in the Guidebook app.

 Meetings of Associated Organizations


The Institute for CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs provides opportunities for formal and informal meetings of other groups. Meetings scheduled to date include:


Saturday, November 3


8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Senior Leadership Academy

(By invitation only)
Coordinator: Linda M. Bleicken, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)

10:00 a.m.–Noon

Concordia University System Chief Academic, Financial, Mills Studio 2and Enrollment Management Officers Meeting

Coordinator: Paul A. Philp, Director of Institutional Research and Integrity, Concordia University System

2:30–4:30 p.m.

Catholic Colleges and Universities Chief Academic, Financial, Mills Studio 6and Enrollment Management Officers Meeting

Coordinator: Robert J. Smith, FSC, Vice President, Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Sunday, November 4


7:30 a.m.–Noon

Senior Leadership Academy

(By invitation only)
Coordinator: Linda M. Bleicken, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)

Monday, November 5


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Annapolis Group Chief Academic, Chief Financial, and Chief Enrollment Management Officers Breakfast

Members of the Annapolis Group will meet for informal discussion of current issues.
Coordinator: Jeff Frick, Dean of the College and Academic Vice President, St. Norbert College

Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph Chief Academic, Chief Financial, and Chief Enrollment Management Officers Breakfast

Members of the Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph will meet for breakfast and discussion.  
Coordinator: Carey Adams, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fontbonne University

6:15 p.m.

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Chief Academic, Financial, and Enrollment Management Officers Dinner

Coordinator: Carolyn Dirksen, Vice President for Educational Programs, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

6:30 p.m.

American Benedictine Colleges Chief Academic, Financial, and Enrollment Management Officers Dinner

Coordinator: Diane Fladeland, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Mary

United Methodist Church Chief Academic, Financial, and Enrollment Management Officers Dinner

Coordinator: Mark E. Hanshaw, Associate General Secretary, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

 Optional Excursions

Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Ted Drewes Tour

Monday, November 5, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Since 1852, Anheuser-Busch has maintained its time-honored tradition of brewing fine beers. The company’s oldest brewery is nestled in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis. On this tour, guests will visit the Brew House, the beech wood aging cellar, and the world-famous Clydesdale stables. Last but not least, guests will be able to sample some of Anheuser-Busch’s hops and malt products. Following the brewery tour, guests will be treated to a specialty “concrete” at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, thought by some to be “the world’s best ice cream” in 2016 and a St. Louis tradition since 1929.

Fee: $44.10 per person

Pre-registration is required.
 
This excursion is provided by Destination St. Louis. Register directly through its website. (Please use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to open the link.) Note that any changes or cancellations also should be made directly with Destination St. Louis; please refer to its cancellation and refund policies.


Additional Attractions: St. louis, Missouri


City Museum

The City Museum’s unique all-ages playground is filled with caves, slides, and climbing equipment made from recycled and found objects. Visitors can interact with more than 10,000 sea creatures in the World Aquarium; venture through the Museum of Mirth, Mystery, and Mayhem; wander through the Elmslie and Sullivan architectural exhibit; or take an educational circus class. Visitors also can create their own masterpiece in Art City, take notes with the world’s largest pencil, and enjoy the view while grabbing a bite at the Roof Top Cantina. Comfortable clothing is recommended.

Forest Park

Once home to the 1904 World’s Fair, Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It attracts 12 million visitors a year with world-class attractions, museums, and scenic walking and biking trails. Other points of interest include the Jewel Box, a beautiful greenhouse filled with magnificent floral displays, the golf courses, and the World’s Fair Pavilion.

Gateway Arch

Take a 630-foot ride to the top of this world-famous stainless steel monument for the finest view in the Gateway City, then stop by the Gateway Arch National Park to get a glimpse of where Lewis and Clark set out on their historic expedition. Visitors to the Gateway Arch also can hop aboard a 19th-century paddle-wheel boat replica for a narrated cruise down—and back up—the mighty Mississippi.

Missouri Botanical Gardens

Explore 79 acres of lush gardens, landscape architecture, greenhouses, and conservatories at the oldest Botanical Garden in the United States. Visitors can wander through collections of botanical and horticultural plants among beautiful fountains and statuary. The Climatron geodesic-dome greenhouse features magnificent waterfalls, tropical birds, and exotic plants such as bananas, cacao, coffee trees, and orchids. Other points of interest at the Missouri Botanical Gardens include the serene Japanese garden and the interactive and educational Children’s Garden.

Saint Louis Art Museums

The Saint Louis Art Museum's collection ranges across centuries and cultures from sculpture and oil paintings to charcoal drawings and photography. Visitors also can enjoy the works of newly established artists both locally and internationally at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis. In addition to innovative exhibitions, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts features concerts by the St. Louis Symphony, panel discussions, and educational programs. A more permanent collection of contemporary art resides in the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

St. Louis Breweries

Visitors can tour the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery, where they can see the Budweiser Clydesdales and sample a variety of premium brands. They also can explore a variety of breweries with Brewery Tours of St. Louis or Crooked Craft Tours. For more local flavors, visitors can stop by Urban Chestnut’s Midtown Brewery & Biergarten or Grove Brewery & Bierhall, 4 Hands Brewing Company, Square One Brewery & Distillery, Morgan Street Brewery, and the Schlafly Bottleworks and Tap Room.

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The 8,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village celebrates the rich history of baseball in St. Louis and the legacy of one of baseball’s most storied franchises. The Cardinals’ museum collection is the largest team-held collection in baseball and is second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size, with over 16,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs.

Saint Louis Science Center

See what’s new at the Saint Louis Science Center. Visitors can discover what it’s like to venture into the wild, journey under the sea, or fly high up in the air at the four-story Omnimax Theater. They also can watch a thrilling space show at the Planetarium, one of the nation’s leading space education facilities. Younger children will enjoy the Discovery Room filled with interactive exhibits and experiments, and visitors of all ages can explore more than 700 hands-on displays including a life-sized animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex. At Myseum, children will learn science through fun exhibits such as a dino-dig, vet clinic, video wall, radar slide, magnetic ball wall, and giant UFO maze.

Saint Louis Zoo

One of the city’s many free attractions, the Saint Louis Zoo has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading zoological parks. Visitors can ride on the Emerson Zooline Railroad and get a guided tour of some of the most exciting animal exhibits in the park; or venture on their own through attractions such as Big Cat Country, Penguin and Puffin Coast, or the Interactive Stingray Pool. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, and dining and souvenirs are available at one of the many boutiques and restaurants located around the park.

The Delmar Loop

This six-block entertainment and shopping district is packed with trendy bars, eclectic restaurants, live music venues, vintage clothing boutiques, and a Hollywood-inspired walk of fame featuring St. Louis celebrities. Visitors can catch a show at the historic Tivoli Theatre or learn about the solar system along the outdoor Planet Walk exhibit. They also can shop for quirky gifts or souvenirs and grab a bite to eat at one of the dozens of restaurants and outdoor cafés at the Delmar Loop, from Turkish and Thai delights to Mexican and American classics.
 

Continuing Professional Education Information

​Programming for the 2018 CIC Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Financial and Chief Enrollment Management Officers, was developed in partnership with NACUBO. At the conclusion of the Institute, participants will be able to apply for CPE credits and print CPE certificates through the NACUBO website. CPE certificates will not be issued at the Institute. Participants will be awarded an estimated 14 CPE credits in various categories, including Business Management and Organization, Finance, Personnel/HR, and Specialized Knowledge and Applications, for participating in the plenary and concurrent sessions of the Institute.

In order to provide an adequate record of participation, NACUBO requires participants seeking CPE credits to scan the barcode on their badge when entering each session. Each person’s barcode is unique to their registration record so please be sure to have your badge available for every session. Scanning is the responsibility of each participant and must be completed within 10 minutes of when a session begins. Credit will not be awarded if you arrive more than 10 minutes after the scheduled start of a session. If you have any issues with your barcode not scanning or other technical glitches, please alert staff at the check-in desk onsite as soon as possible. Scanning issues will only be corrected onsite. After this professional development meeting, CPE certificates will be available online within three to four weeks for those attendees who scanned into sessions.

NACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE SponsorsOpens in new window.

NOTE: No prerequisites and/or advance preparation are required for continuing professional education credits. Course Level: Advanced. Course level definitions are available on NACUBO's websiteOpens in new window.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in the Institute, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize a framework for action on pressing issues of finance, enrollment, and accountability, and a framework for effectively sharing both successes and challenges;
  • Share tools and ideas to advance the distinctive mission of their institution;
  • Implement solutions for making the most of limited resources, recruiting the “right-sized” class, providing and marketing high-impact experiences for all students, supporting diversity and inclusion on campus, and securing their institution’s financial viability;
  • Describe new and effective approaches to student mentoring and retention and the effective use of data in program development, evaluation, and other areas of campus administration;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of higher education legal issues around hiring, evaluation, and Title IX;
  • Define the shared vision, collaborative spirit, and effective partnerships that move institutions toward successful innovation.

Hotel and Travel

 Location

​Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 655-1234

 Hotel Information


San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter skyline view at nightAll program sessions of the Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Financial and Chief Enrollment Management Officers, will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

Room Rate:
$179 single/double

 
Hotel Reservation Deadline:
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
 

The Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch Hotel is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis near the iconic Gateway Arch grounds and scenic riverfront. The hotel offers the convenience of a location within walking distance of many of the city’s famous sightseeing attractions including riverboats, major sporting venues, and Citygarden.

Please Note Hotel Reservation Procedure: Participants first need to register for the Institute. After registration and payment, participants will receive a confirmation email that includes detailed hotel booking instructions and a code to make a reservation at the Hyatt Regency at the CIC discounted rate.

The registration and hotel reservation deadline is Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Hotel rooms may sell out before the deadline, so participants are encouraged to register for the Institute and reserve their hotel rooms as soon as possible. Please note that hotel reservations made after the deadline will be accommodated on a space-available basis and may be at a rate higher than the CIC rate.

The CIC hotel rate of $179 for single or double occupancy includes complimentary in-room Wi-Fi. The discounted rate may be available for rooms reserved for the period October 31–November 7, 2018, for participants who would like to extend their stay. Please be aware that rooms on the extended dates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Dress Guidelines

Business casual wear is appropriate throughout the Institute. Business attire is suggested for the opening keynote address and reception and buffet dinner on Saturday, November 3. 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


The St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is located 20 miles from the hotel. Several options are available for transportation to the hotel:
  • Go Best Express Airport Shuttle offers attendees a 10 percent discount on reservations made by November 1, 2018. Participants can save an additional $5 by booking a round trip. To make a reservation, visit the Go Best Express Shuttle website. Reservations also may be made by phone at (877) 785-4682 and using code CIC2018.
  • MetroLink’s Red Line links the airport to Laclede’s Landing at the Arch, which is very close to the Hyatt Regency.
  • Taxi service is available for about $40 (one way).
  • Depending on your point of origin, Amtrak service is available to St. Louis, and the station is located just 1.5 miles from the hotel. View Amtrak services and schedules.

Parking

On-site, self-parking is $29 daily, and valet parking is $39 daily.
 

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, Chief Financial, and Chief Enrollment Management Officers Task Force

The program of the 2018 Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Financial and Chief Enrollment Management Officers, is being planned with the assistance of CIC’s Chief Academic, Chief Financial, and Chief Enrollment Management Officers Task Force:

Leanne M. Neilson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Lutheran University (Chair)
Chad Berry, Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, Berea College
Robert S. Blue, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Centenary College of Louisiana
Kathryn D. Coffman, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Franklin College (IN)
Marcheta Evans, Provost, Our Lady of the Lake University
Carolyn Harris Head, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Lewis University
Cynthia K. Kosso, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Moravian College
Yolanda Williams Page, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University
Dean A. Pribbenow, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Edgewood College
Marc Roy, Provost, Albion College
Aimee Sapp, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Undergraduate College, William Woods University
Glenn R. Sharfman, Provost, Oglethorpe University

ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES

Tom. Green, Associate Executive Director, Consulting and Strategic Enrollment Management, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
Maryann J. Terrana, Director, Member Engagement, National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
Kathy Whatley, Senior Vice President, Council of Independent Colleges