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
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About the Institute

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

 

 

  • Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
    Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
    TIAA
  • Marcia Chatelain
    Marcia Chatelain
    Georgetown University
  • Nathan D. Grawe
    Nathan D. Grawe
    Carleton College
  • Meg Jay
    Meg Jay
    University of Virginia

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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions13Concurrent Session<h3>Sunday Concurrent Sessions</h3> <em>(Additional sessions will be added to the program and the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br> <div> <span> <span> <br> <h4>Evidence-Based Retention Efforts</h4></span></span></div>Efforts to reform the way institutions address systemic student retention and completion gaps require excellent programs, attention to the fiscal bottom line, and a spotlight on equity and social justice, all maintained through multi-year, evidence-based planning and implementation. The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (Gardner Institute) has partnered with CIC member institutions to create the Small Enrollment Institution Retention Consortium, a community of practice to share evidence-based retention and completion lessons. The panel will describe recent research on retention, persistence, and completion, including the underlying cost-benefit and social justice/equity arguments. Panelists will outline the two-year Retention Performance Management process, which engages all campus stakeholders in the collection and analysis of a decade’s worth of evidence, and the development of a cross-institutional plan to improve students’ success. The presenters will discuss the impact of the process and the creation of a community of practice at the participating institutions, along with guidance on how to apply this process at other campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Debora L. D’Anna</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Brevard College<br><strong><em>Andrew K. Koch</em></strong>, President and Chief Operating Officer, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education<br><strong><em>John McClusky</em></strong>, Provost, Blackburn College<br><strong><em>Victoria A. McGillin</em></strong>, Institute Fellow, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education<br><strong><em>Tracy Parkinson</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Special Assistant to the President, Coker College<br></blockquote> <span> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “The Power of Diverse Voices”</h4></span>Participants can meet informally with Marcia Chatelain for discussion of the ideas she presented in her plenary address.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Marcia Chatelain</em></strong>, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University.<br></blockquote> <span> <span> <span> <span> <span> <br> <h4>“Grantsmanship” for CIC’s Competitive Programs</h4>Many CIC programs that require nomination or application are becoming more competitive. How can you and your institution be more successful in your efforts to be selected to participate? CIC staff members who participate in the review processes will discuss the factors that reviewers consider, as well as some of the common pitfalls.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>David G. Brailow</em></strong>, Vice President for Development, CIC<br><strong><em>Alana K. Cassidy</em></strong>, Development Manager, CIC<br><strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC<br><strong><em>Kelsey A. Sherman Creech</em></strong>, Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board of Directors, CIC<br></blockquote></span></span></span></span></span><br><span><span><span><span> <h4>Health Promotion for the Digital Native: Leveraging Technology to Improve College Students’ Health and Well-being</h4>Health and wellness tend to be low on most students’ to-do lists but are critically important. Meeting students on their terms with well-being initiatives through scalable and personalized digital interventions has proven to be effective. A clinical psychologist will provide a case study of YOU@CSU, a digital platform that increases health literacy, encourages students to seek help, and connects them to campus resources. Results from implementation include promotion of well-being on campus, utilization of resources, and the opportunity to use data analysis to inform campus health policies and students’ success initiatives. Presenters also will highlight a new collaborative program aimed at tackling loneliness in the college population. They will share insights that have emerged from in-depth interviews with students experiencing loneliness and show how this qualitative data can be combined with academic research to find effective solutions to increase the feelings of belonging and connectedness among students.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Nathaan Demers</em></strong>, Vice President and Director of Clinical Programs, YOU at College<br><strong><em>Caroline FitzGerald</em></strong>, Project Lead, Hopelab<br></blockquote></span></span></span></span> <div> <br> </div><div> <span> <span> <h4>Higher Education Legal Issues Roundup</h4>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their knowledge and understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the ten most important legal issues likely to affect private colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kramer LLP<br></blockquote></span></span><br></div><h4>Supporting Transformational Change through NACUBO’s Economic Models Project</h4>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 allow institutions to pursue institutional missions in research and service. Following an overview of NACUBO’s web-based toolkit, panelists will share how their campuses have been inspired by the project and are developing innovative solutions to business model challenges.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Karen Kaivola</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg University<br><strong><em>Beth Reissenweber</em></strong>, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance and Administration, Augsburg University<br><strong><em>Randy Roberson</em></strong>, Director, Strategic Initiatives, NACUBO<br><strong><em>Nicole Trufant</em></strong>, Vice President Finance and Administration, University of New England</blockquote> <br> <h4>The Changing Role of the Chief Academic Officer: Perceptions, Challenges, and Paths Forward</h4>As independent colleges and universities evolve to meet the demands of a changing higher education landscape, the role of the CAO also must change. The traditional sole focus on academic programs is now often part of a broader professional portfolio that includes budgetary oversight as well as student recruitment, fundraising, institutional planning, and assessment responsibilities. This session presents results from a recent survey of current CAOs about the impact of this expanded role on their lives and their readiness to meet these new challenges. A group discussion on strategies to prepare current and future CAOs for next professional steps will round out the session.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Jeff Gingerich</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Scranton<br><strong><em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<strong><em></em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Title IX: Compliance and Best Practices</h4>Title IX concerns of colleges and universities have expanded from equal opportunities for all students in intercollegiate athletics to equal educational experiences, including freedom from sexual harassment for all. What are the most effective Title IX educational initiatives? Which aspects of training to prevent sexual harassment incidents are effective? What kinds of investigations meet compliance requirements? An experienced higher education attorney will provide practical advice on compliance and lead a discussion on effective responses to specific campus challenges as the regulatory environment changes.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP</blockquote> <span> <span> <br> <h4>Vocation, Career Services, and the Academic Program</h4>A student’s search for a fulfilling career may begin in a career services office, in discussions with parents, faculty members, mentors, or fellow students, or through a work or volunteer experience. Many colleges foster conversations with students to help them discern their vocation, which then motivates them to choose an academic path to a desired career. How have colleges used the language of vocation and calling as a way to connect career services to academic programs? CAOs of institutions that are part of CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) will share what is happening on their campuses and invite discussion from others.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> </strong> <strong> <em>Carey H. Adams</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fontbonne University<br><strong><em>Margaret Diddams</em></strong>, Provost, Wheaton College (IL)<br><strong><em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth Rider</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Elizabethtown College</blockquote></span></span>
Reception for Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy ProgramsReception for Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy Programs19Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy are invited to gather for light refreshments and invigorating conversation.<br><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI), and <strong><em>Barbara Hetrick</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC</blockquote>
Workshop: "Dispute Resolution"Workshop: "Dispute Resolution"29Workshop<span><span>Conflicts on campus can arise from miscommunication, efforts to protect finite resources, demographic shifts, changing institutional priorities, or a lack of understanding about how to address longstanding but unacceptable behaviors by faculty members, staff members, or administrators. This workshop, led by an experienced higher-education attorney trained in dispute resolution, is designed to provide practical and accessible dispute resolution tools that can be deployed to identify, manage, and resolve the conflicts that negatively affect the campus climate.<br><blockquote><strong></strong><strong>Kathleen A. Rinehart</strong><em>, President, Cardinal Stritch University</em><br></blockquote><em>No fee.</em></span></span><br><br><em>Note: This workshop requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em>
Free Time for DinnerFree Time for Dinner63
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>
BreakfastBreakfast33<p>​Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants.</p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions34Concurrent Session<h3>Selected Concurrent Sessions</h3> <em>(Additional sessions will be added to the program and the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br> <div> <span> <span> <br> <h4>Faculty Development Models</h4></span></span></div><span>Gordon College and George Fox University have implemented new personalized faculty development programs that include one-on-one peer mentoring. The Gordon model focuses on the first eight years of a faculty member’s career and calls for an intentional pathway to strengthen pedagogical skills, build a research program, and develop an institution-wide perspective and leadership ability. The shorter timeframe of the George Fox approach includes intensive orientation—almost a boot camp—for new faculty members, followed by released time, ongoing mentoring, a plan for professional growth that is supported and monitored, and opportunities to share information and techniques. The presenters will describe these two faculty development models and invite comparison with approaches at other institutions.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Janel Curry</em></strong>, Provost, Gordon College<br><strong><em>Linda Samek</em></strong>, Provost, George Fox University<br></blockquote></span><span><span><span><br> <h4>Why Does the Phrase “Liberal Arts” Reduce the Appeal of Liberal Arts Colleges?</h4></span></span></span>Last year, Art & Science Group’s “studentPOLL” research indicated that the words “liberal arts,” when added to the description of the distinguishing characteristics of a college, actually reduced the college’s appeal—even among students whose first choice was a CIC member institution. The initial study did not explain why this was so. Now, Art & Science Group has conducted another “studentPOLL” study that sought to answer that critical question. This session will present the results of the new study, with commentary by a CIC president and a CAO and an emphasis on implications for CIC member institutions.<br> <blockquote> <strong></strong> <strong> <em>Elizabeth Davis</em></strong>, President, Furman University<br><strong><em>J. Craig Goebel</em></strong>, Principal, Art & Science Group<br><strong><em>George Shields</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University</blockquote>
Meetings of Associated OrganizationsMeetings of Associated Organizations22<h3>Annapolis Group Chief Academic and Chief Financial Officers Breakfast</h3>Members of the Annapolis Group will meet for breakfast and discussion.<br> <blockquote>Coordinators:<br><strong><em>Jeff Frick</em></strong>, Dean of the College and Academic Vice President, St. Norbert College</blockquote> <br> <h3>Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph Chief Academic, Financial, and Enrollment Management Officers</h3>Members will meet for breakfast and discussion.<br> <blockquote>Coordinators:<br><strong><em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Carey H. Adams</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fontbonne University</blockquote>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions9<p>Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will include current issues and perennial concerns of CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. To date, the following breakfast discussions are planned:<br></p><ul><li>Adjunct Faculty Unionization</li><li>Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty Members: What Is the Appropriate Balance?</li><li>Aligning Vocation and Mission for Aspiring Presidents</li><li>Best Practices for Inclusive Facilities Planning</li><li>Centers for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Making Them Effective</li><li>CIC’s Leadership Programs: Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy</li><li>Collaborative Risk Management of High Impact Practices</li><li>Dashboards for Decision Making</li><li>Dual Enrollment: Imperatives and Challenges</li><li>Early Results from Schreiner University’s First-Year Campus Initiative</li><li>Effective Involvement of Faculty Members in the Budget Process</li><li>First-Year Retention Strategies That Yield Positive Results</li><li>First Presidential Contracts</li><li>General Education Review—Again</li><li>Heidelberg University’s Four-Year Guarantee: Benefits and Challenges</li><li>How Chief Officers Can Model a Teaching and Learning Team</li><li>How to Become and Remain BFFs: CAO-CFO Collaboration</li><li>Incentivizing Voluntary Departures</li><li>International Recruitment: Current Trends and Strategies</li><li>Involving Faculty Members in Student Recruitment</li><li>Involving the CEMO and CFO in New Academic Program Development</li><li>Margin-Based Approaches to Academic Program Financial Review</li><li>Mindfulness for Leaders</li><li>NACUBO’s Economic Models Project </li><li>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)</li><li>Red Carpet Strategies for Transfer Student Success</li><li>Reducing Work/Life Collision: What Works?</li><li>Strategic Enrollment Planning by Undergraduate Major</li><li>Strategic Partnering for Meaningful Student Engagement</li><li>The Impossible Dream: Equity in Faculty Workload</li><li>Tuition Discounting: Striking a Balance between Pricing and Affordability</li><li>Vacant Faculty Positions: To Fill or Not to Fill?</li><li>Varsity eSports Programs</li><li>Work from Home Policies for Faculty Members</li><li>Working with the Board of Trustees: Chief Officer Partnerships</li></ul>
Welcome Coffee for CAO/CFO/CEMO Spouses and PartnersWelcome Coffee for CAO/CFO/CEMO Spouses and Partners13Spouses and Partners
Reception for NetVUE MembersReception for NetVUE Members19Members of CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) are invited to learn about the latest NetVUE activities and to share with colleagues lessons learned from their campus programs over refreshments.<br><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC, and <strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</blockquote>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions22<p>Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will include current issues and perennial concerns of CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. To date, the following breakfast discussions are planned:<br></p><ul><li>Adjunct Faculty Unionization</li><li>Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty Members: What Is the Appropriate Balance?</li><li>Aligning Vocation and Mission for Aspiring Presidents</li><li>Best Practices for Inclusive Facilities Planning</li><li>Centers for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Making Them Effective</li><li>CIC’s Leadership Programs: Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy</li><li>Collaborative Risk Management of High Impact Practices</li><li>Dashboards for Decision Making</li><li>Dual Enrollment: Imperatives and Challenges</li><li>Early Results from Schreiner University’s First-Year Campus Initiative</li><li>Effective Involvement of Faculty Members in the Budget Process</li><li>First-Year Retention Strategies That Yield Positive Results</li><li>First Presidential Contracts</li><li>General Education Review—Again</li><li>Heidelberg University’s Four-Year Guarantee: Benefits and Challenges</li><li>How Chief Officers Can Model a Teaching and Learning Team</li><li>How to Become and Remain BFFs: CAO-CFO Collaboration</li><li>Incentivizing Voluntary Departures</li><li>International Recruitment: Current Trends and Strategies</li><li>Involving Faculty Members in Student Recruitment</li><li>Involving the CEMO and CFO in New Academic Program Development</li><li>Margin-Based Approaches to Academic Program Financial Review</li><li>Mindfulness for Leaders</li><li>NACUBO’s Economic Models Project </li><li>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)</li><li>Red Carpet Strategies for Transfer Student Success</li><li>Reducing Work/Life Collision: What Works?</li><li>Strategic Enrollment Planning by Undergraduate Major</li><li>Strategic Partnering for Meaningful Student Engagement</li><li>The Impossible Dream: Equity in Faculty Workload</li><li>Tuition Discounting: Striking a Balance between Pricing and Affordability</li><li>Vacant Faculty Positions: To Fill or Not to Fill?</li><li>Varsity eSports Programs</li><li>Work from Home Policies for Faculty Members</li><li>Working with the Board of Trustees: Chief Officer Partnerships</li></ul>
Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of ServiceWorkshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service3WorkshopEntering the third or fourth year of service, CAOs usually have mastered the fundamentals of the role and found a measure of ease in their work. At this stage, CAOs will have greater opportunities to lead rather than just manage. What are the key institutional needs CAOs should address at this stage? For example, how do CAOs balance attention to their institutions’ immediate issues with long-term academic needs and goals? How do CAOs attend to their own professional lives while also serving their institutions? How do CAOs work effectively with the president and other cabinet officers for the good of their institutions? Participants will explore these and related questions and gain fresh perspectives on the next stage in their careers as CAOs.<br><blockquote><strong>Workshop Coordinator:</strong><br><strong><em>Paula F. Dehn</em></strong>, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Kentucky Wesleyan College<br><strong><em>Marc Roy</em></strong>, Provost, Albion College<br></blockquote><br><em>Fee: early rate $65 (by September 5); regular rate $80 (after September 5) (covers materials, lunch, and refreshments)</em><br><br><em>Note: This workshop requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em>
Workshop: "Strategic Enrollment Management 101 for Chief Academic and Chief Financial Officers"Workshop: "Strategic Enrollment Management 101 for Chief Academic and Chief Financial Officers"29WorkshopThe financial health of an institution depends on its ability to meet enrollment and net revenue targets. It also is essential to the success of the institution to enroll students who are a good “fit” for its mission and who will thrive in its academic programs. This workshop, tailored to chief academic and chief financial officers, will provide an overview of the core concepts of Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM), the methods enrollment managers use, and the tensions that they balance on a daily basis to navigate at times competing goals. The workshop also will present a case study of the SEM plan implemented at Saint Louis University that increased enrollment diversity, student quality, and students’ success.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jay Goff</em></strong>, Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Management, Saint Louis University<br><strong><em>Thomas C. Green</em></strong>, Associate Executive Director, Consulting and Strategic Enrollment Management, AACRAO<br></blockquote><br><em>No fee.</em><br><br><em>Note: This workshop requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em>
Breakfast for CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs of Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesBreakfast for CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities33All HBCU chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers are invited to discuss current issues on their campuses and to meet with colleagues over breakfast.<br><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Yolanda W. Page</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University</blockquote>
Meetings of Associated OrganizationsMeetings of Associated Organizations63<h3>American Benedictine Colleges Chief Academic, Financial, and Enrollment Management Officers</h3><div>Members will meet Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m., for dinner and discussion.</div><blockquote><div>Coordinator: <strong><em>Diane Fladeland</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Mary</div></blockquote><br> <h3>​Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Chief Academic, Chief Financial, and Chief Enrollment Management Officers</h3>Members will meet for dinner on Monday, November 5, at 6:15 p.m.<br> <blockquote>Coordinator: <strong> <em>Rick Ostrander</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professional Programs, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>United Methodist Church Chief Academic, Chief Financial Officers, and Chief Enrollment Management Officers</h3>Members will meet for dinner Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.<br> <blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Mark Hanshaw</em></strong>, Associate General Secretary, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education & Ministry, The United Methodist Church<br></blockquote>
Workshop: "Strategic Enrollment Planning: A Dynamic Collaboration"Workshop: "Strategic Enrollment Planning: A Dynamic Collaboration"29WorkshopEffective strategic enrollment plans integrate academic programs, enrollment, and realistic finances. This workshop will help CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs take the essential steps to create strategic enrollment plans for their own campuses, illustrating the power of collaboration. Through a case study, the workshop will convey some effective practices to embrace and common pitfalls to avoid.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Lewis Sanborne</em></strong>, Vice President, Strategic Enrollment Planning, Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, President, the Austen Group, a division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br></blockquote> <br> <em>No fee.</em><br><br><em>Note: This workshop requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em>
Workshop: "Working with the Board"Workshop: "Working with the Board"29WorkshopVice presidents and the trustees of their institutions have nuanced relationships, which are influenced by the relationship between the president and the board. As institutions increasingly rely on trustees for more than broad policy guidance and philanthropy, it has become crucial for vice presidents to understand the dynamics of governance and how—and when—to engage with trustees on committees, in board meetings, and between meetings, all without compromising the president’s authority. This interactive and engaging workshop will help vice presidents explore the intersection of board culture, institutional structure, and work and will provide concrete strategies for how vice presidents can get the most help and appropriate guidance from their boards.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Peter Eckel</em></strong>, Senior Fellow and Director of Leadership Programs, AHEAD, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania<br><strong><em>Cathy Trower</em></strong>, President, Trower & Trower<br></blockquote><br><em>No fee.</em><br><br><em>Note: This workshop requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em>
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>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations10<h3>Retirement Consultation</h3>TIAA counselors will be available during the Institute for personal one-hour consultations with Institute participants. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk to discuss personal financial planning for retirement.<em></em><br><br><br> <h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3><div> <strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president, Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with chief academic and chief financial officers to discuss the nuances of faculty compensation philosophies, structures, and best practices. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or <a href="mailto:FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com">FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com</a>.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <br> </div><div><h3>Negotiating Presidential Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3>Casagrande also will be available for personal consultations with chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers who are candidates for presidential positions to discuss compensation and benefits trends for incoming presidents. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande.</div><div> <br> <br> <h3>First Presidential Contracts Consultation</h3> <strong><em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, will be available on Monday and Tuesday afternoons (November 5 and 6) for personal consultations with chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers who are interested in presidential positions to discuss first presidential contracts, including board interests and benefit trends. Cotton is highly respected as a national authority on these matters. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk.</div>
Ecumenical Worship ServiceEcumenical Worship Service11<p>A Christian ecumenical worship service will be held on Sunday, November 4, 8:00–8:30 a.m., led by <strong><em>Barney Cochran</em></strong>, vice president for academic affairs, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and <strong><em>Mary Jones</em></strong>, provost and chief academic officer, MidAmerica Nazarene University.<br><br>Participants also will have the opportunity to attend other nearby houses of worship. A list will be available in the conference app, Guidebook.</p>
Plenary Session: Marcia ChatelainPlenary Session: Marcia Chatelain12Marcia ChatelainPlenary Session<h3>The Power of Diverse Voices</h3><p> <br>The tremendous value of including diverse voices in all aspects of campus life is well established. Different perspectives stimulate new ways of working together, forge strong connections among groups of students, faculty members, staff, and administrators, and ultimately result in better solutions to challenges. What intentional strategies can college and university administrators employ to promote, encourage, and reward efforts to increase diversity—and ensure that diverse voices are heard—in classrooms, work environments, and all across campus? This plenary address will examine 50 years of higher education approaches to diversity and inclusion and will provide some insights on what needs to remain and what needs to change.<br></p>
Free Time for LunchFree Time for Lunch47
Luncheon and Discussion Groups for Women AdministratorsLuncheon and Discussion Groups for Women Administrators15<div>Women administrators are invited to join discussion groups on current issues led by colleagues who have expertise on the topic.</div><div><br></div><div><strong><em>Marilyn Abbott</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Lindenwood University <a href="mailto:mabbott@lindenwood.edu">(mabbott@lindenwood.edu)</a>, and <strong><em>Lori Werth</em></strong>, Provost, University of Pikeville <a href="mailto:loriwerth@upike.edu">(loriwerth@upike.edu)</a>, will coordinate the luncheon discussions. Please contact them if you are interested in leading one. Possible topics include:<br><ul><li>Balancing Multiple Professional Relationships</li><li>Best Practices for Advancing Women in Leadership</li><li>First Presidential Contract Essentials</li><li>Learning a New Institutional Culture</li><li>Integrating Work and Life</li><li>Managing Presidential Transitions</li><li>Team Building in the Cabinet</li><li>What’s Next? How to Think about Next Steps in Your Career </li><li>Women’s Leadership Challenges</li><li>Working with Your Leadership Team Colleagues</li></ul></div><em>Fee: early rate $65 (by September 5); regular rate $80 (after September 5)</em><br><br><em>Note: This event requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions16Concurrent Session<h3>Sunday Concurrent Sessions</h3> <em>(Additional sessions will be added to the program and the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br> <div> <span> <span> <br> <h4>Evidence-Based Retention Efforts</h4></span></span></div>Efforts to reform the way institutions address systemic student retention and completion gaps require excellent programs, attention to the fiscal bottom line, and a spotlight on equity and social justice, all maintained through multi-year, evidence-based planning and implementation. The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (Gardner Institute) has partnered with CIC member institutions to create the Small Enrollment Institution Retention Consortium, a community of practice to share evidence-based retention and completion lessons. The panel will describe recent research on retention, persistence, and completion, including the underlying cost-benefit and social justice/equity arguments. Panelists will outline the two-year Retention Performance Management process, which engages all campus stakeholders in the collection and analysis of a decade’s worth of evidence, and the development of a cross-institutional plan to improve students’ success. The presenters will discuss the impact of the process and the creation of a community of practice at the participating institutions, along with guidance on how to apply this process at other campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Debora L. D’Anna</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Brevard College<br><strong><em>Andrew K. Koch</em></strong>, President and Chief Operating Officer, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education<br><strong><em>John McClusky</em></strong>, Provost, Blackburn College<br><strong><em>Victoria A. McGillin</em></strong>, Institute Fellow, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education<br><strong><em>Tracy Parkinson</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Special Assistant to the President, Coker College<br></blockquote> <span><br> <h4>Follow-up: “The Power of Diverse Voices”</h4></span>Participants can meet informally with Marcia Chatelain for discussion of the ideas she presented in her plenary address.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Marcia Chatelain</em></strong>, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University.<br></blockquote> <span><span><span><span><span><br> <h4>“Grantsmanship” for CIC’s Competitive Programs</h4>Many CIC programs that require nomination or application are becoming more competitive. How can you and your institution be more successful in your efforts to be selected to participate? CIC staff members who participate in the review processes will discuss the factors that reviewers consider, as well as some of the common pitfalls.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>David G. Brailow</em></strong>, Vice President for Development, CIC<br><strong><em>Alana K. Cassidy</em></strong>, Development Manager, CIC<br><strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC<br><strong><em>Kelsey A. Sherman Creech</em></strong>, Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board of Directors, CIC<br></blockquote></span></span></span></span></span><br><span><span><span><span> <h4>Health Promotion for the Digital Native: Leveraging Technology to Improve College Students’ Health and Well-being</h4>Health and wellness tend to be low on most students’ to-do lists but are critically important. Meeting students on their terms with well-being initiatives through scalable and personalized digital interventions has proven to be effective. A clinical psychologist will provide a case study of YOU@CSU, a digital platform that increases health literacy, encourages students to seek help, and connects them to campus resources. Results from implementation include promotion of well-being on campus, utilization of resources, and the opportunity to use data analysis to inform campus health policies and students’ success initiatives. Presenters also will highlight a new collaborative program aimed at tackling loneliness in the college population. They will share insights that have emerged from in-depth interviews with students experiencing loneliness and show how this qualitative data can be combined with academic research to find effective solutions to increase the feelings of belonging and connectedness among students.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Nathaan Demers</em></strong>, Vice President and Director of Clinical Programs, YOU at College<br><strong><em>Caroline FitzGerald</em></strong>, Project Lead, Hopelab<br></blockquote></span></span></span></span> <div> <br> </div><div> <span> <span> <h4>Higher Education Legal Issues Roundup</h4>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their knowledge and understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the ten most important legal issues likely to affect private colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kramer LLP<br></blockquote></span></span><br></div><h4>Supporting Transformational Change through NACUBO’s Economic Models Project</h4>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 allow institutions to pursue institutional missions in research and service. Following an overview of NACUBO’s web-based toolkit, panelists will share how their campuses have been inspired by the project and are developing innovative solutions to business model challenges.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Karen Kaivola</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg University<br><strong><em>Beth Reissenweber</em></strong>, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance and Administration, Augsburg University<br><strong><em>Randy Roberson</em></strong>, Director, Strategic Initiatives, NACUBO<br><strong><em>Nicole Trufant</em></strong>, Vice President Finance and Administration, University of New England</blockquote> <br> <h4>The Changing Role of the Chief Academic Officer: Perceptions, Challenges, and Paths Forward</h4>As independent colleges and universities evolve to meet the demands of a changing higher education landscape, the role of the CAO also must change. The traditional sole focus on academic programs is now often part of a broader professional portfolio that includes budgetary oversight as well as student recruitment, fundraising, institutional planning, and assessment responsibilities. This session presents results from a recent survey of current CAOs about the impact of this expanded role on their lives and their readiness to meet these new challenges. A group discussion on strategies to prepare current and future CAOs for next professional steps will round out the session.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Gingerich</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Scranton<br><strong><em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<strong><em></em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Title IX: Compliance and Best Practices</h4>Title IX concerns of colleges and universities have expanded from equal opportunities for all students in intercollegiate athletics to equal educational experiences, including freedom from sexual harassment for all. What are the most effective Title IX educational initiatives? Which aspects of training to prevent sexual harassment incidents are effective? What kinds of investigations meet compliance requirements? An experienced higher education attorney will provide practical advice on compliance and lead a discussion on effective responses to specific campus challenges as the regulatory environment changes.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP</blockquote> <span><span><br> <h4>Vocation, Career Services, and the Academic Program</h4>A student’s search for a fulfilling career may begin in a career services office, in discussions with parents, faculty members, mentors, or fellow students, or through a work or volunteer experience. Many colleges foster conversations with students to help them discern their vocation, which then motivates them to choose an academic path to a desired career. How have colleges used the language of vocation and calling as a way to connect career services to academic programs? CAOs of institutions that are part of CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) will share what is happening on their campuses and invite discussion from others.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong> </strong> <strong> <em>Carey H. Adams</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fontbonne University<br><strong><em>Margaret Diddams</em></strong>, Provost, Wheaton College (IL)<br><strong><em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth Rider</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Elizabethtown College</blockquote></span></span>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions17Concurrent Session<h3>Sunday Concurrent Sessions</h3> <em>(Additional sessions will be added to the program and the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br> <div> <span> <span> <br> <h4>Evidence-Based Retention Efforts</h4></span></span></div>Efforts to reform the way institutions address systemic student retention and completion gaps require excellent programs, attention to the fiscal bottom line, and a spotlight on equity and social justice, all maintained through multi-year, evidence-based planning and implementation. The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (Gardner Institute) has partnered with CIC member institutions to create the Small Enrollment Institution Retention Consortium, a community of practice to share evidence-based retention and completion lessons. The panel will describe recent research on retention, persistence, and completion, including the underlying cost-benefit and social justice/equity arguments. Panelists will outline the two-year Retention Performance Management process, which engages all campus stakeholders in the collection and analysis of a decade’s worth of evidence, and the development of a cross-institutional plan to improve students’ success. The presenters will discuss the impact of the process and the creation of a community of practice at the participating institutions, along with guidance on how to apply this process at other campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Debora L. D’Anna</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Brevard College<br><strong><em>Andrew K. Koch</em></strong>, President and Chief Operating Officer, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education<br><strong><em>John McClusky</em></strong>, Provost, Blackburn College<br><strong><em>Victoria A. McGillin</em></strong>, Institute Fellow, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education<br><strong><em>Tracy Parkinson</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Special Assistant to the President, Coker College<br></blockquote> <span><br> <h4>Follow-up: “The Power of Diverse Voices”</h4></span>Participants can meet informally with Marcia Chatelain for discussion of the ideas she presented in her plenary address.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Marcia Chatelain</em></strong>, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University.<br></blockquote> <span><span><span><span><span><br> <h4>“Grantsmanship” for CIC’s Competitive Programs</h4>Many CIC programs that require nomination or application are becoming more competitive. How can you and your institution be more successful in your efforts to be selected to participate? CIC staff members who participate in the review processes will discuss the factors that reviewers consider, as well as some of the common pitfalls.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>David G. Brailow</em></strong>, Vice President for Development, CIC<br><strong><em>Alana K. Cassidy</em></strong>, Development Manager, CIC<br><strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC<br><strong><em>Kelsey A. Sherman Creech</em></strong>, Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board of Directors, CIC<br></blockquote></span></span></span></span></span><br><span><span><span><span> <h4>Health Promotion for the Digital Native: Leveraging Technology to Improve College Students’ Health and Well-being</h4>Health and wellness tend to be low on most students’ to-do lists but are critically important. Meeting students on their terms with well-being initiatives through scalable and personalized digital interventions has proven to be effective. A clinical psychologist will provide a case study of YOU@CSU, a digital platform that increases health literacy, encourages students to seek help, and connects them to campus resources. Results from implementation include promotion of well-being on campus, utilization of resources, and the opportunity to use data analysis to inform campus health policies and students’ success initiatives. Presenters also will highlight a new collaborative program aimed at tackling loneliness in the college population. They will share insights that have emerged from in-depth interviews with students experiencing loneliness and show how this qualitative data can be combined with academic research to find effective solutions to increase the feelings of belonging and connectedness among students.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Nathaan Demers</em></strong>, Vice President and Director of Clinical Programs, YOU at College<br><strong><em>Caroline FitzGerald</em></strong>, Project Lead, Hopelab<br></blockquote></span></span></span></span> <div> <br> </div><div> <span> <span> <h4>Higher Education Legal Issues Roundup</h4>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their knowledge and understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the ten most important legal issues likely to affect private colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kramer LLP<br></blockquote></span></span><br></div><h4>Supporting Transformational Change through NACUBO’s Economic Models Project</h4>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 allow institutions to pursue institutional missions in research and service. Following an overview of NACUBO’s web-based toolkit, panelists will share how their campuses have been inspired by the project and are developing innovative solutions to business model challenges.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Karen Kaivola</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg University<br><strong><em>Beth Reissenweber</em></strong>, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance and Administration, Augsburg University<br><strong><em>Randy Roberson</em></strong>, Director, Strategic Initiatives, NACUBO<br><strong><em>Nicole Trufant</em></strong>, Vice President Finance and Administration, University of New England</blockquote> <br> <h4>The Changing Role of the Chief Academic Officer: Perceptions, Challenges, and Paths Forward</h4>As independent colleges and universities evolve to meet the demands of a changing higher education landscape, the role of the CAO also must change. The traditional sole focus on academic programs is now often part of a broader professional portfolio that includes budgetary oversight as well as student recruitment, fundraising, institutional planning, and assessment responsibilities. This session presents results from a recent survey of current CAOs about the impact of this expanded role on their lives and their readiness to meet these new challenges. A group discussion on strategies to prepare current and future CAOs for next professional steps will round out the session.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Gingerich</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Scranton<br><strong><em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<strong><em></em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Title IX: Compliance and Best Practices</h4>Title IX concerns of colleges and universities have expanded from equal opportunities for all students in intercollegiate athletics to equal educational experiences, including freedom from sexual harassment for all. What are the most effective Title IX educational initiatives? Which aspects of training to prevent sexual harassment incidents are effective? What kinds of investigations meet compliance requirements? An experienced higher education attorney will provide practical advice on compliance and lead a discussion on effective responses to specific campus challenges as the regulatory environment changes.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP</blockquote> <span><span><br> <h4>Vocation, Career Services, and the Academic Program</h4>A student’s search for a fulfilling career may begin in a career services office, in discussions with parents, faculty members, mentors, or fellow students, or through a work or volunteer experience. Many colleges foster conversations with students to help them discern their vocation, which then motivates them to choose an academic path to a desired career. How have colleges used the language of vocation and calling as a way to connect career services to academic programs? CAOs of institutions that are part of CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) will share what is happening on their campuses and invite discussion from others.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong> </strong> <strong> <em>Carey H. Adams</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fontbonne University<br><strong><em>Margaret Diddams</em></strong>, Provost, Wheaton College (IL)<br><strong><em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth Rider</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Elizabethtown College</blockquote></span></span>
Workshop for New Chief Academic OfficersWorkshop for New Chief Academic Officers2WorkshopChief Academic Officers who have served for fewer than two years are invited to participate in this workshop, led by experienced colleagues, which addresses issues common to CAOs new in their role. Participants will work in small groups, analyze case studies, and discuss such topics as accreditation; assessment and institutional effectiveness; faculty governance and leadership; managing time, technology, and paper; and working with peer administrators. Participants will be paired with experienced CAO mentors.<br><blockquote><strong>Workshop Coordinators:</strong><br><strong><em>Kerry Dwayne Fulcher</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene University<br><strong><em>Deneese LaKay Jones</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trinity University (TX)<br><br><strong>Mentor Program Coordinator:</strong><br><strong><em>Ron Cole</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Allegheny College<br><strong><em>Karen Kaivola</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg College<br></blockquote><em>Fee: early rate $65 (by September 5); regular rate $80 (after September 5) (covers materials, lunch, and refreshments)</em><br><br><em>Note: This workshop requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em>
Mentor Program for New CAOs: Follow-upMentor Program for New CAOs: Follow-up18
Dine-around DinnersDine-around Dinners20Spouses and Partners<p>To meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from other campuses in an informal setting, participants can sign up at the CIC Registration Desk onsite for dinners at restaurants in St. Louis. Participants will pay for their own meals. A CAO-CFO-CEMO Task Force member will guide each group of participants to the area restaurant for which they registered. Spouses and partners are most welcome.</p>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange60<p>​Participants are invited to place materials they wish to share with colleagues on display tables.</p>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations23<h3>Retirement Consultation</h3>TIAA counselors will be available during the Institute for personal one-hour consultations with Institute participants. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk to discuss personal financial planning for retirement.<em></em><br><br><br> <h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3><div> <strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president, Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with chief academic and chief financial officers to discuss the nuances of faculty compensation philosophies, structures, and best practices. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or <a href="mailto:FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com">FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com</a>.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <br> </div><div><h3>Negotiating Presidential Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3>Casagrande also will be available for personal consultations with chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers who are candidates for presidential positions to discuss compensation and benefits trends for incoming presidents. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande.</div><div> <br> <br> <h3>First Presidential Contracts Consultation</h3> <strong><em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, will be available on Monday and Tuesday afternoons (November 5 and 6) for personal consultations with chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers who are interested in presidential positions to discuss first presidential contracts, including board interests and benefit trends. Cotton is highly respected as a national authority on these matters. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk.</div>
Plenary Session: Nathan D. GrawePlenary Session: Nathan D. Grawe24Nathan D. GrawePlenary Session<h3>Demographic Trends and Student Enrollment</h3><p> <br>Projections of the decline in the number of traditional college-age students over the next ten years concern many college and university administrators, but these changes may only be the tip of the iceberg of demographic enrollment challenges. The U.S. birth rate has plummeted since the Great Recession, resulting in an even greater decline in the number of new high school graduates beginning in 2026. The decline will not affect all institutional types equally, however. In his new book, <em>Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education</em> (2018), Nathan D. Grawe examines how recent demographic shifts are likely to affect demand for higher education and explores how colleges and policy makers could respond to meet institutional and national goals. Grawe has developed the Higher Education Demand Index (HEDI), which forecasts college demand by institutional type and rank. How are small and mid-sized independent colleges likely to be affected by the approaching demographic changes? What strategies can they implement now to maximize student enrollment in the future?<br></p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions25Concurrent Session<h3>Monday Concurrent Sessions</h3> <em>(Additional sessions will be added to the program and the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br> <div> <span> <span> <br> <h4>Creating an Effective Digital Learning Environment</h4>Grawe has participated in the leadership of Carleton’s Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (QuIRK) initiative, has presented and led professional development workshops at dozens of colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada, and is a faculty member of CIC’s new Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute. Grawe earned a BA from St. Olaf College and an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago, all in economics.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Paul D’Ascoli</em></strong>, Market Segment Executive, Higher Education, Apple<br><strong><em>Anne C. Dema</em></strong>, Provost, William Jewell College<br><strong><em>Susan Daniels Henderson</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Coker College<br><strong><em>Caleb Keith</em></strong>, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Priorities, University of the Ozarks (AR)<br></blockquote></span></span><br></div><h4>Finance 101 for CAOs, CEMOs, and Other Officers</h4> <span><span><span>A college’s finances can be confusing. Three experienced CFOs will lead a session on the basics for non-finance officers. Come to learn, solve puzzles, and discuss questions with a group of fellow administrators.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Robert Blue</em></strong>, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Centenary College of Louisiana<br><strong><em>Carolyn Harris Head</em></strong>, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Lewis University<br><strong><em>Sue Palmer</em></strong>, Vice President Finance and Administration, College of Saint Benedict<br></blockquote></span></span></span><br> <h4>Follow-up: “Demographic Trends and Student Enrollment”</h4>Participants can meet informally with Nathan Grawe to discuss the ideas he developed in his plenary address.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Nathan D. Grawe</em></strong>, Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences, Carleton College</blockquote> <span><span><span><span><span><br> <h4>Hiring and Evaluation Part I: Best Practices for Hiring</h4></span></span></span></span></span>Legal, regulatory, and political landscape challenges require chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers to think carefully about the legal risks that campuses face when filling faculty and staff positions. An experienced higher-education attorney will discuss best search practices that will help campus leaders draft a position description, appoint and train the search committee, build the pool of applicants, interview candidates, check references, and complete background checks.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Hiring and Evaluation Part II: Best Practices for Performance Evaluation</h4>Legal, regulatory, and political landscape challenges require chief academic, financial, and enrollment management 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, poor performance, or the possible termination of employees. An experienced higher-education attorney will share best practices and tools that can help administrators conduct meaningful evaluations while minimizing legal exposure of the institution and themselves.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Kathleen Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Improving Graduation Rates</h4>Students who fail to graduate with their entering class do so for a variety of reasons. Often, students who go off-track were unable to enroll in courses when they needed to take them. A new initiative, partially funded through a grant from the CIC State Councils National Ventures Fund, has paired CIC member institutions with the College Consortium to offer a wide-ranging schedule of online courses in which students from other CIC member institutions can enroll. Students select and pay for approved courses as needed to satisfy the remaining graduation requirements. Revenues are shared between the two institutions. Frequently, students are able to include these courses in their regular load and make use of institutional financial aid. Preliminary results show increases in graduation rates at low institutional cost. CAOs from participating institutions and the College Consortium will offer insights into outcomes and experiences and discuss next steps.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Diana Comuzzie</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University<br><strong><em>Will J. Friesen</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Judson University<br><strong><em>Allen Henderson</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Texas Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Robert Manzer</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer, College Consortium<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Open Mike for Chief Academic, Chief Financial, and Chief Enrollment Management Officers</h4> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs.)</em><br>CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs 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>Leanne M. Neilson</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Lutheran University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CFO-CEMO Task Force</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions26Concurrent Session<h3>Monday Concurrent Sessions</h3> <em>(Additional sessions will be added to the program and the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br> <div> <span> <span> <br> <h4>Creating an Effective Digital Learning Environment</h4>Grawe has participated in the leadership of Carleton’s Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (QuIRK) initiative, has presented and led professional development workshops at dozens of colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada, and is a faculty member of CIC’s new Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute. Grawe earned a BA from St. Olaf College and an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago, all in economics.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Paul D’Ascoli</em></strong>, Market Segment Executive, Higher Education, Apple<br><strong><em>Anne C. Dema</em></strong>, Provost, William Jewell College<br><strong><em>Susan Daniels Henderson</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Coker College<br><strong><em>Caleb Keith</em></strong>, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Priorities, University of the Ozarks (AR)<br></blockquote></span></span><br></div><h4>Finance 101 for CAOs, CEMOs, and Other Officers</h4> <span><span><span>A college’s finances can be confusing. Three experienced CFOs will lead a session on the basics for non-finance officers. Come to learn, solve puzzles, and discuss questions with a group of fellow administrators.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Robert Blue</em></strong>, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Centenary College of Louisiana<br><strong><em>Carolyn Harris Head</em></strong>, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Lewis University<br><strong><em>Sue Palmer</em></strong>, Vice President Finance and Administration, College of Saint Benedict<br></blockquote></span></span></span><br> <h4>Follow-up: “Demographic Trends and Student Enrollment”</h4>Participants can meet informally with Nathan Grawe to discuss the ideas he developed in his plenary address.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Nathan D. Grawe</em></strong>, Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences, Carleton College</blockquote> <span><span><span><span><span><br> <h4>Hiring and Evaluation Part I: Best Practices for Hiring</h4></span></span></span></span></span>Legal, regulatory, and political landscape challenges require chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers to think carefully about the legal risks that campuses face when filling faculty and staff positions. An experienced higher-education attorney will discuss best search practices that will help campus leaders draft a position description, appoint and train the search committee, build the pool of applicants, interview candidates, check references, and complete background checks.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Hiring and Evaluation Part II: Best Practices for Performance Evaluation</h4>Legal, regulatory, and political landscape challenges require chief academic, financial, and enrollment management 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, poor performance, or the possible termination of employees. An experienced higher-education attorney will share best practices and tools that can help administrators conduct meaningful evaluations while minimizing legal exposure of the institution and themselves.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Kathleen Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Improving Graduation Rates</h4>Students who fail to graduate with their entering class do so for a variety of reasons. Often, students who go off-track were unable to enroll in courses when they needed to take them. A new initiative, partially funded through a grant from the CIC State Councils National Ventures Fund, has paired CIC member institutions with the College Consortium to offer a wide-ranging schedule of online courses in which students from other CIC member institutions can enroll. Students select and pay for approved courses as needed to satisfy the remaining graduation requirements. Revenues are shared between the two institutions. Frequently, students are able to include these courses in their regular load and make use of institutional financial aid. Preliminary results show increases in graduation rates at low institutional cost. CAOs from participating institutions and the College Consortium will offer insights into outcomes and experiences and discuss next steps.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Diana Comuzzie</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University<br><strong><em>Will J. Friesen</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Judson University<br><strong><em>Allen Henderson</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Texas Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Robert Manzer</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer, College Consortium<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Open Mike for Chief Academic, Chief Financial, and Chief Enrollment Management Officers</h4> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs.)</em><br>CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs 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>Leanne M. Neilson</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Lutheran University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CFO-CEMO Task Force</blockquote>
Free Time for LunchFree Time for Lunch27
Optional Excursion: Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Ted Drewes TourOptional Excursion: Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Ted Drewes Tour28Spouses and PartnersSince 1852, Anheuser-Busch has maintained its time-honored tradition of brewing fine beers, one batch at a time. The company’s oldest brewery is nestled in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis. This site was selected for its access to the Mississippi River, the large presence of German immigrants in the 1800s, and the natural cave formations that, prior to electric refrigeration, were used to store beer. On this tour, guests will visit the Brew House, the beech wood aging cellar, and the world-famous Clydesdales stables. Last but not least, guests will be able to sample some of Anheuser-Busch’s hops and malt products.<br><br>Following the brewery tour, guests will be treated to a specialty “concrete” at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, voted “the world’s best ice cream” in 2016 and a St. Louis tradition since 1929.<br> <br>Fee: $44.10 <br> <br>Pre-registration is required.<br><br>This excursion is provided by Destination St. Louis. <a href="https://www.destinationstlouis.com/register-for-a-tour/cic/" target="_blank">Register directly through its website.</a> <em>(Please use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to open the link.)</em> Note that any changes or cancellations also should be made directly with Destination St. Louis; please refer to its cancellation and refund policies.<br>
Closing Plenary Session: Meg JayClosing Plenary Session: Meg Jay35Meg JayPlenary Session<h3>Normal and Supernormal: Helping Students Find Their Strengths</h3><p><br>Why do some students succeed, despite a background full of adversity, while others with more privileged backgrounds struggle to function on a day-to-day basis? In her most recent book, <em>Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience</em> (2017), Meg Jay explores the secret, inner world of those who are resilient. Contrary to the notion that resilient youths bounce back from hard times, or that success is a matter of “grit,” the inner life of these students is actually much more complicated and courageous. They often have to wage fierce battles well into adulthood. How can colleges and universities support students with challenging backgrounds and provide opportunities that reinforce the paths that lead to post-college success?<br></p>
CAO/CFO/CEMO Task Force MeetingCAO/CFO/CEMO Task Force Meeting36<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em><br></p>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations32<h3>Retirement Consultation</h3>TIAA counselors will be available during the Institute for personal one-hour consultations with Institute participants. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk to discuss personal financial planning for retirement.<em></em><br><br><br> <h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3><div> <strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president, Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with chief academic and chief financial officers to discuss the nuances of faculty compensation philosophies, structures, and best practices. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or <a href="mailto:FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com">FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com</a>.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <br> </div><div><h3>Negotiating Presidential Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3>Casagrande also will be available for personal consultations with chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers who are candidates for presidential positions to discuss compensation and benefits trends for incoming presidents. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk or contact Casagrande.</div><div> <br> <br> <h3>First Presidential Contracts Consultation</h3> <strong><em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, will be available on Monday and Tuesday afternoons (November 5 and 6) for personal consultations with chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers who are interested in presidential positions to discuss first presidential contracts, including board interests and benefit trends. Cotton is highly respected as a national authority on these matters. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk.</div>
Welcome and Keynote Address: Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.Welcome and Keynote Address: Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.5Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.Plenary Session<h3>The Impact of Current Economic Trends and Developments on Independent, Nonprofit Colleges and Universities</h3><br>Much has been written about the economic challenges confronting all of higher education—and pressures that are particularly acute in the nonprofit college sector. Many point to the “disruptions” in other industries—telecommunications, publishing, and health care—as examples of the radical changes now faced by higher education. How can senior leaders of CIC member institutions guide their colleges and universities through the current economic climate in ways that simultaneously encourage prudent stewardship of resources, creative problem solving, respect for mission, and the best possible outcomes for students? Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. has led TIAA through a period of rapid change in the financial services industry. He will draw out lessons he has learned from the experience that are applicable to the work of CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs.
Buffet DinnerBuffet Dinner46Spouses and Partners<p>​<em>(Admission by Institute badge)</em></p>
Welcoming ReceptionWelcoming Reception6Spouses and Partners<p>​<em>(Admission by Institute badge)</em></p>
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception48Spouses and Partners<p>All Institute participants are invited to gather for light refreshments and conversation.</p>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange8<p>​Participants are invited to place materials they wish to share with colleagues on display tables.<br></p>
New CAO Mentors Orientation MeetingNew CAO Mentors Orientation Meeting66
Breakfast for Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission ProgramBreakfast for Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program33​Alumni of and current participants in CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program are invited to gather for breakfast and conversation.<br><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</blockquote>
Meetings of Associated OrganizationsMeetings of Associated Organizations27

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

Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will include current issues and perennial concerns of CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. To date, the following breakfast discussions are planned:
  • Adjunct Faculty Unionization
  • Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty Members: What Is the Appropriate Balance?
  • Aligning Vocation and Mission for Aspiring Presidents
  • Best Practices for Inclusive Facilities Planning
  • Centers for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Making Them Effective
  • CIC’s Leadership Programs: Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy
  • Collaborative Risk Management of High Impact Practices
  • Dashboards for Decision Making
  • Dual Enrollment: Imperatives and Challenges
  • Early Results from Schreiner University’s First-Year Campus Initiative
  • Effective Involvement of Faculty Members in the Budget Process
  • First-Year Retention Strategies That Yield Positive Results
  • First Presidential Contracts
  • General Education Review—Again
  • Heidelberg University’s Four-Year Guarantee: Benefits and Challenges
  • How Chief Officers Can Model a Teaching and Learning Team
  • How to Become and Remain BFFs: CAO-CFO Collaboration
  • Incentivizing Voluntary Departures
  • International Recruitment: Current Trends and Strategies
  • Involving Faculty Members in Student Recruitment
  • Involving the CEMO and CFO in New Academic Program Development
  • Margin-Based Approaches to Academic Program Financial Review
  • Mindfulness for Leaders
  • NACUBO’s Economic Models Project
  • Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)
  • Red Carpet Strategies for Transfer Student Success
  • Reducing Work/Life Collision: What Works?
  • Strategic Enrollment Planning by Undergraduate Major
  • Strategic Partnering for Meaningful Student Engagement
  • The Impossible Dream: Equity in Faculty Workload
  • Tuition Discounting: Striking a Balance between Pricing and Affordability
  • Vacant Faculty Positions: To Fill or Not to Fill?
  • Varsity eSports Programs
  • Work from Home Policies for Faculty Members
  • Working with the Board of Trustees: Chief Officer Partnerships

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.
Women administrators are invited to join discussion groups on current issues led by colleagues who have expertise on the topic.

Marilyn Abbott, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Lindenwood University (mabbott@lindenwood.edu), and Lori Werth, Provost, University of Pikeville (loriwerth@upike.edu), will coordinate the luncheon discussions. Please contact them if you are interested in leading one. Possible topics include:
  • Balancing Multiple Professional Relationships
  • Best Practices for Advancing Women in Leadership
  • First Presidential Contract Essentials
  • Learning a New Institutional Culture
  • Integrating Work and Life
  • Managing Presidential Transitions
  • Team Building in the Cabinet
  • What’s Next? How to Think about Next Steps in Your Career
  • Women’s Leadership Challenges
  • Working with Your Leadership Team Colleagues
Fee: early rate $65 (by September 5); regular rate $80 (after September 5)

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


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

Sunday, November 4, 5:30–6:15 p.m.
Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy are invited to gather for light refreshments and invigorating conversation.
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 the latest NetVUE activities and to share with colleagues lessons learned from their campus programs over 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.
To meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from other campuses in an informal setting, participants can sign up at the CIC Registration Desk onsite for dinners at restaurants in St. Louis. Participants will pay for their own meals. A CAO-CFO-CEMO Task Force member will guide each group of participants to the area restaurant for which they registered. Spouses and partners are most welcome.


All Institute Reception

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


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

Tuesday, November 6, 7:30–8:45 a.m.
Alumni of and current participants in CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program are invited to gather for breakfast and conversation.
Convener: Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, 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 to meet with colleagues over breakfast.
Convener: Yolanda W. Page, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University

 Consultations and Renewal

Consultations


Retirement Consultation

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


Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation

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


Negotiating Presidential Compensation and Benefits Consultation

Casagrande also will be available for personal consultations with chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers who are candidates for presidential positions to discuss compensation and benefits trends for incoming 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 on Monday and Tuesday afternoons (November 5 and 6) for personal consultations with chief academic, financial, and enrollment management officers who are interested in presidential positions to discuss first presidential contracts, including board interests and benefit trends. Cotton is highly respected as a national authority on these matters. Sign up at the CIC Registration Desk.


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.

Participants also will have the opportunity to attend other nearby houses of worship. A list will be available in the conference app, Guidebook.

 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:


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

Members will meet Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m., for dinner and discussion.
Coordinator: Diane Fladeland, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Mary

Annapolis Group Chief Academic and Chief Financial Officers

Members will meet Monday, November 5, 7:15– 8:15 a.m. for breakfast and discussion.
Coordinator: Jeff Frick, Dean of the College and Academic Vice President, St. Norbert College

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

Members will meet Monday, November 5, 7:15–8:15 a.m., for breakfast and discussion.
Coordinator: Carey H. Adams, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fontbonne University

Catholic Colleges and Universities Chief Academic, Chief Financial, and Chief Enrollment Management Officers

Members will meet Saturday, November 3, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Coordinator: Robert J. Smith, FSC, Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Christian College Consortium Chief Academic Officers and Spouses

Members will meet for dinner on Thursday, November 1, 5:30 p.m. The meeting continues Friday, November 2, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., beginning with breakfast.
Coordinator: Stan D. Gaede, President, Christian College Consortium

Concordia University System Chief Academic, Chief Financial, and Chief Enrollment Management Officers

Members will meet Saturday, November 3, 10:00 a.m.–Noon.
Coordinator: Paul A. Philp, Director of Institutional Research and Integrity, Concordia University System

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

Members will meet for dinner on Monday, November 5, at 6:15 p.m.
Coordinator: Rick Ostrander, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professional Programs, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Lutheran Colleges and Universities Chief Academic, Chief Financial, and Chief Enrollment Management Officers

Members will meet for a reception, dinner, and a program session, Friday, November 2, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Coordinator: Mark Wilhelm, Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Network of ELCA College and University Chief Academic, Financial, and Enrollment Management Officers

Members will meet Friday, November 2, 2:00–6:00 p.m.
Coordinator: Mark Wilhelm, Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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

Members will meet for dinner Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.
Coordinator: Mark Hanshaw, Associate General Secretary, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education & Ministry, The United Methodist Church

Yes We Must Coalition

Members will meet for breakfast Tuesday, November 6, 7:30–8:45 a.m.
Facilitator: Tracy Parkinson, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Special Assistant to the President, Coker College

 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, one batch at a time. The company’s oldest brewery is nestled in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis. This site was selected for its access to the Mississippi River, the large presence of German immigrants in the 1800s, and the natural cave formations that, prior to electric refrigeration, were used to store beer. On this tour, guests will visit the Brew House, the beech wood aging cellar, and the world-famous Clydesdales 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, voted “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.

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 Sponsors.

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 website.

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