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 challenges in enrollment, finances, and accountability, as they also plan for issues of access, public perceptions, and the creation of new programs that attract students while supporting the core institutional mission. The theme of CIC’s 2018 Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Financial and Chief Enrollment Management Officers, “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 officers, chief financial officers, and chief enrollment management officers all work directly or indirectly with the same students, but in very different roles. In today’s higher education environment, all three chief officers must intentionally collaborate as they lead teams of colleagues working to attract and retain a robust student population—and assure that the institution is solvent and provides a high-quality education. The Institute agenda will engage these campus leaders with the ideas and tools that they can use to advance the distinctive missions of their institutions. Institute sessions will provide advice and concrete solutions on such topics as making the most of limited resources, recruiting the “right-sized” class, finding ways to provide and market high-impact experiences for all students, and supporting diversity and inclusion on campus.

The Institute also will offer participants many opportunities to learn about new and effective approaches to student housing and the design and financing of other facilities; student mentoring; issues in athletics; and vocational guidance. Other concurrent sessions will feature practical advice on the effective use of data in many areas, including program development and evaluation. And sessions on 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 in this annual Institute. Chief financial and chief enrollment management officers are encouraged to join the chief academic officer at the Institute to strengthen their collaborative work on issues that matter to all three senior officers. 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 their collaboration on the 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, dean of admissions, or vice president for enrollment services, 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

 Schedule

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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions13Concurrent 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><br> <h4>Evidence-Based Retention Efforts</h4>Efforts to reform the way institutions address systemic student retention and completion gaps require program excellence, 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 learned. The panel will engage participants in the research on retention, persistence, and completion, including the cost-benefit and social justice/equity arguments for the work. Panelists will outline the two-year Retention Performance Management process, which convenes 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 community of practice on the participating institutions, along with ideas 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, Gardner Institute<br><strong><em>John McClusky</em></strong>, Provost, Blackburn College<br><strong><em>Victoria A. McGillin</em></strong>, Institute Fellow, Gardner Institute<br><strong><em>Tracy Parkinson</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Special Assistant to the President, Coker College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “Demographic Trends and Student Enrollment”</h4>Participants will meet informally with <strong> <em>Nathan Grawe</em></strong> for additional discussions of the ideas 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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “The Power of Diverse Voices”</h4>Participants will meet informally with Marcia Chatelain for additional discussions of the ideas 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> <br> <h4>Hiring and Evaluation Part I: Best Practices for Hiring</h4>The current political and legal environments require chief academic, chief financial, and chief enrollment management officers to think carefully about the legal risks associated with searches to fill faculty and staff positions. An experienced higher education attorney will discuss best search practices when drafting a position description, appointing and preparing the search committee, building the pool of applicants, interviewing candidates, checking references, and completing 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>The current regulatory and legal environments require chief academic, chief financial, and chief 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, and the possible termination of employees. An experienced higher education attorney will share practices and tools that can help administrators conduct meaningful evaluations while minimizing risk to the institution and themselves. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Improving Graduation Rates</h4>Students do not graduate “on time” for a variety of reasons. Often, students who are off-track are not able to enroll in the courses they need when they need them. A new initiative, partially funded through CIC State Councils New Ventures Fund grants, 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 may enroll. Students select and pay for approved courses as needed to make progress toward graduation. Revenues are shared between the two institutions. Frequently, students are able to include these courses in their regular load and use institutional financial aid. Preliminary results show increases in graduation rates at very low institutional cost. CAOs from participating institutions and the College Consortium will offer insights into the initiative 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 independent 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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Supporting Transformational Change through NACUBO’s Economic Models Project</h4>The NACUBO Higher Education Economic Models Project helps ensure that colleges and universities in the 21st century are able to provide students with the opportunity to enrich their minds, their lives, and their communities, as well as enable institutions to pursue their missions in research and service. Following an overview of NACUBO’s website 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, so too does the role of the chief academic officer. The traditional focus on academic programs is now often part of a broader professional portfolio that includes budgetary oversight, student recruitment, fundraising, and institutional planning and assessment. This session presents results from a recent survey of current CAOs about the impact of this expanded role and their preparedness to meet these new challenges, followed by a group discussion on the preparation of current and future CAOs for next professional steps. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<br><strong><em>Jeff Gingerich</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Scranton<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 avoid 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>
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 conversation.<br><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute</blockquote>
Workshop: "Dispute Resolution"Workshop: "Dispute Resolution"29WorkshopConflicts on campus arise from miscommunication, efforts to protect finite resources, demographic shifts, changing institutional priorities, and a lack of understanding about how to address longstanding, unacceptable behaviors exhibited by faculty or staff members or administrators. Such conflicts exacerbate the challenges campuses face in increasing numbers and complexity. 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 used to identify, manage, and resolve the conflicts encountered by senior campus officers.<br><br><em>No fee.</em><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><br> <h4>Evidence-Based Retention Efforts</h4>Efforts to reform the way institutions address systemic student retention and completion gaps require program excellence, 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 learned. The panel will engage participants in the research on retention, persistence, and completion, including the cost-benefit and social justice/equity arguments for the work. Panelists will outline the two-year Retention Performance Management process, which convenes 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 community of practice on the participating institutions, along with ideas 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, Gardner Institute<br><strong><em>John McClusky</em></strong>, Provost, Blackburn College<br><strong><em>Victoria A. McGillin</em></strong>, Institute Fellow, Gardner Institute<br><strong><em>Tracy Parkinson</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Special Assistant to the President, Coker College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “Demographic Trends and Student Enrollment”</h4>Participants will meet informally with <strong> <em>Nathan Grawe</em></strong> for additional discussions of the ideas 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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “The Power of Diverse Voices”</h4>Participants will meet informally with Marcia Chatelain for additional discussions of the ideas 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> <br> <h4>Hiring and Evaluation Part I: Best Practices for Hiring</h4>The current political and legal environments require chief academic, chief financial, and chief enrollment management officers to think carefully about the legal risks associated with searches to fill faculty and staff positions. An experienced higher education attorney will discuss best search practices when drafting a position description, appointing and preparing the search committee, building the pool of applicants, interviewing candidates, checking references, and completing 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>The current regulatory and legal environments require chief academic, chief financial, and chief 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, and the possible termination of employees. An experienced higher education attorney will share practices and tools that can help administrators conduct meaningful evaluations while minimizing risk to the institution and themselves. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Improving Graduation Rates</h4>Students do not graduate “on time” for a variety of reasons. Often, students who are off-track are not able to enroll in the courses they need when they need them. A new initiative, partially funded through CIC State Councils New Ventures Fund grants, 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 may enroll. Students select and pay for approved courses as needed to make progress toward graduation. Revenues are shared between the two institutions. Frequently, students are able to include these courses in their regular load and use institutional financial aid. Preliminary results show increases in graduation rates at very low institutional cost. CAOs from participating institutions and the College Consortium will offer insights into the initiative 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 independent 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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Supporting Transformational Change through NACUBO’s Economic Models Project</h4>The NACUBO Higher Education Economic Models Project helps ensure that colleges and universities in the 21st century are able to provide students with the opportunity to enrich their minds, their lives, and their communities, as well as enable institutions to pursue their missions in research and service. Following an overview of NACUBO’s website 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, so too does the role of the chief academic officer. The traditional focus on academic programs is now often part of a broader professional portfolio that includes budgetary oversight, student recruitment, fundraising, and institutional planning and assessment. This session presents results from a recent survey of current CAOs about the impact of this expanded role and their preparedness to meet these new challenges, followed by a group discussion on the preparation of current and future CAOs for next professional steps. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<br><strong><em>Jeff Gingerich</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Scranton<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 avoid 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>
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>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions9<p>Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings will provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will focus on current issues and perennial concerns of CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. Suggestions for topics and nominations for discussion leaders should be directed to <strong><em>Jonnie G. Guerra</em></strong>, CIC senior advisor, at <a href="mailto:jguerra@cic.nche.edu">jguerra@cic.nche.edu</a> or (765) 463-3415.</p>
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 Members19Staff of institutions that are members of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) are invited to learn over refreshments about recent NetVUE activities and to share lessons learned from their campus programs with colleagues.<br><blockquote>Conveners:<br><strong><em>David Cunningham</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</blockquote>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions22<p><span><span>Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings will provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will focus on current issues and perennial concerns of CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. Suggestions for topics and nominations for discussion leaders should be directed to <strong><em>Jonnie G. Guerra</em></strong>, CIC senior advisor, at <a href="mailto:jguerra@cic.nche.edu">jguerra@cic.nche.edu</a> or (765) 463-3415.</span></span></p>
Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of ServiceWorkshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of 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 questions CAOs can and should address at this stage in their tenure? For example, how do CAOs balance attention to their institutions’ immediate issues with long-term academic needs? How do CAOs attend to their own professional lives while also serving their institutions? How do CAOs work effectively with the president and other cabinet officers on strategic planning 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>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: "Working with the Board"Workshop: "Working with the Board"29WorkshopVice presidents and their institutions’ boards have nuanced relationships, sometimes made more so 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 ways to engage trustees in committees, in board meetings, and between meetings. This interactive and engaging workshop will help vice presidents explore the intersection of board culture, structure, and work and will provide concrete strategies for how vice presidents can get the most from their boards.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Peter Eckel</em></strong>, Senior Fellow and Director of Leadership Programs, Penn 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>
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 is equally essential to the success of the institution to find 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 dynamic tensions that they balance on a daily basis to navigate multiple, competing goals. The workshop also will present a case study of the SEM plan implemented at Saint Louis University to increase 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 SEM, AACRAO<br></blockquote><br><em>No fee.</em><br><br><em>Note: This workshop requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em>
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Breakfast for CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOsHistorically Black Colleges and Universities Breakfast for CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs33
Meetings of Associated OrganizationsMeetings of Associated Organizations63<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>Amanda Allen</em></strong>, Director of Schools, Colleges, and Universities, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church<br></blockquote>
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 conference for one-hour personal consultations with Institute participants. Advance sign-up to discuss financial planning for retirement will be available closer to the time of the Institute.<em></em><br><br><br> <h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3> <strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with CAOs to discuss 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>.
Ecumenical Worship ServiceEcumenical Worship Service11A Christian ecumenical worship service will be held on Sunday, November 4, 8:00–8:30 a.m., led by <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Mary Jones</em></strong>, provost and chief academic officer, MidAmerica Nazarene University.
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 between 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 and work environments on 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 or change.<br></p>
Free Time for LunchFree Time for Lunch47
Luncheon and Discussion Groups for Women AdministratorsLuncheon and Discussion Groups for Women Administrators15<p>Women CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs and other administrators are invited to join discussion groups on current issues led by colleagues who have been selected for their expertise on the topic. <br> <br><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></p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions16Concurrent 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><br> <h4>Evidence-Based Retention Efforts</h4>Efforts to reform the way institutions address systemic student retention and completion gaps require program excellence, 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 learned. The panel will engage participants in the research on retention, persistence, and completion, including the cost-benefit and social justice/equity arguments for the work. Panelists will outline the two-year Retention Performance Management process, which convenes 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 community of practice on the participating institutions, along with ideas 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, Gardner Institute<br><strong><em>John McClusky</em></strong>, Provost, Blackburn College<br><strong><em>Victoria A. McGillin</em></strong>, Institute Fellow, Gardner Institute<br><strong><em>Tracy Parkinson</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Special Assistant to the President, Coker College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “Demographic Trends and Student Enrollment”</h4>Participants will meet informally with <strong> <em>Nathan Grawe</em></strong> for additional discussions of the ideas 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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “The Power of Diverse Voices”</h4>Participants will meet informally with Marcia Chatelain for additional discussions of the ideas 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> <br> <h4>Hiring and Evaluation Part I: Best Practices for Hiring</h4>The current political and legal environments require chief academic, chief financial, and chief enrollment management officers to think carefully about the legal risks associated with searches to fill faculty and staff positions. An experienced higher education attorney will discuss best search practices when drafting a position description, appointing and preparing the search committee, building the pool of applicants, interviewing candidates, checking references, and completing 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>The current regulatory and legal environments require chief academic, chief financial, and chief 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, and the possible termination of employees. An experienced higher education attorney will share practices and tools that can help administrators conduct meaningful evaluations while minimizing risk to the institution and themselves. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Improving Graduation Rates</h4>Students do not graduate “on time” for a variety of reasons. Often, students who are off-track are not able to enroll in the courses they need when they need them. A new initiative, partially funded through CIC State Councils New Ventures Fund grants, 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 may enroll. Students select and pay for approved courses as needed to make progress toward graduation. Revenues are shared between the two institutions. Frequently, students are able to include these courses in their regular load and use institutional financial aid. Preliminary results show increases in graduation rates at very low institutional cost. CAOs from participating institutions and the College Consortium will offer insights into the initiative 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 independent 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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Supporting Transformational Change through NACUBO’s Economic Models Project</h4>The NACUBO Higher Education Economic Models Project helps ensure that colleges and universities in the 21st century are able to provide students with the opportunity to enrich their minds, their lives, and their communities, as well as enable institutions to pursue their missions in research and service. Following an overview of NACUBO’s website 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, so too does the role of the chief academic officer. The traditional focus on academic programs is now often part of a broader professional portfolio that includes budgetary oversight, student recruitment, fundraising, and institutional planning and assessment. This session presents results from a recent survey of current CAOs about the impact of this expanded role and their preparedness to meet these new challenges, followed by a group discussion on the preparation of current and future CAOs for next professional steps. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<br><strong><em>Jeff Gingerich</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Scranton<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 avoid 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>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions17Concurrent 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><br> <h4>Evidence-Based Retention Efforts</h4>Efforts to reform the way institutions address systemic student retention and completion gaps require program excellence, 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 learned. The panel will engage participants in the research on retention, persistence, and completion, including the cost-benefit and social justice/equity arguments for the work. Panelists will outline the two-year Retention Performance Management process, which convenes 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 community of practice on the participating institutions, along with ideas 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, Gardner Institute<br><strong><em>John McClusky</em></strong>, Provost, Blackburn College<br><strong><em>Victoria A. McGillin</em></strong>, Institute Fellow, Gardner Institute<br><strong><em>Tracy Parkinson</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Special Assistant to the President, Coker College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “Demographic Trends and Student Enrollment”</h4>Participants will meet informally with <strong> <em>Nathan Grawe</em></strong> for additional discussions of the ideas 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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “The Power of Diverse Voices”</h4>Participants will meet informally with Marcia Chatelain for additional discussions of the ideas 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> <br> <h4>Hiring and Evaluation Part I: Best Practices for Hiring</h4>The current political and legal environments require chief academic, chief financial, and chief enrollment management officers to think carefully about the legal risks associated with searches to fill faculty and staff positions. An experienced higher education attorney will discuss best search practices when drafting a position description, appointing and preparing the search committee, building the pool of applicants, interviewing candidates, checking references, and completing 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>The current regulatory and legal environments require chief academic, chief financial, and chief 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, and the possible termination of employees. An experienced higher education attorney will share practices and tools that can help administrators conduct meaningful evaluations while minimizing risk to the institution and themselves. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Improving Graduation Rates</h4>Students do not graduate “on time” for a variety of reasons. Often, students who are off-track are not able to enroll in the courses they need when they need them. A new initiative, partially funded through CIC State Councils New Ventures Fund grants, 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 may enroll. Students select and pay for approved courses as needed to make progress toward graduation. Revenues are shared between the two institutions. Frequently, students are able to include these courses in their regular load and use institutional financial aid. Preliminary results show increases in graduation rates at very low institutional cost. CAOs from participating institutions and the College Consortium will offer insights into the initiative 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 independent 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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Supporting Transformational Change through NACUBO’s Economic Models Project</h4>The NACUBO Higher Education Economic Models Project helps ensure that colleges and universities in the 21st century are able to provide students with the opportunity to enrich their minds, their lives, and their communities, as well as enable institutions to pursue their missions in research and service. Following an overview of NACUBO’s website 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, so too does the role of the chief academic officer. The traditional focus on academic programs is now often part of a broader professional portfolio that includes budgetary oversight, student recruitment, fundraising, and institutional planning and assessment. This session presents results from a recent survey of current CAOs about the impact of this expanded role and their preparedness to meet these new challenges, followed by a group discussion on the preparation of current and future CAOs for next professional steps. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<br><strong><em>Jeff Gingerich</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Scranton<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 avoid 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>
Workshop for New Chief Academic OfficersWorkshop for New Chief Academic Officers2WorkshopCAOs who have served for fewer than two years are invited to participate in this workshop, led by experienced colleagues, that addresses issues that newer chief academic officers often face. Participants will work in small groups, analyze case studies, and discuss such topics as accreditation; assessment and institutional effectiveness; faculty governance and leadership; appointments, promotion, and tenure and its alternatives; managing time, technology, and paper; and working with peer administrators. Participants also will be paired with an experienced CAO mentor.<br><blockquote><strong>Workshop Coordinators:</strong><br><strong><em>Kerry Dwayne Fulcher</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Biology, 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>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, participants can sign up at the CIC Registration Desk onsite for informal dinners at restaurants in St. Louis. Participants will pay for their own meals. A CAO-CFO-CEMO Task Force member will guide each group to the area restaurant for which they registered. Spouses and partners are 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 conference for one-hour personal consultations with Institute participants. Advance sign-up to discuss financial planning for retirement will be available closer to the time of the Institute.<em></em><br><br><br> <h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3> <strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with CAOs to discuss 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>.
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 college-aged students over the next ten years are of concern to college and university administrators, but they may be the tip of the iceberg. The U.S. birth rate has plummeted since the 2007 Great Recession, resulting in an even greater decline in the number of college-aged students beginning in 2026. The decline will not affect all institutional types equally, however. In his 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 may respond to meet institutional and national goals. He 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 approaching demographic changes? What strategies can they adopt now to impact student enrollment in the future?<br></p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions25Concurrent 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><br> <h4>Evidence-Based Retention Efforts</h4>Efforts to reform the way institutions address systemic student retention and completion gaps require program excellence, 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 learned. The panel will engage participants in the research on retention, persistence, and completion, including the cost-benefit and social justice/equity arguments for the work. Panelists will outline the two-year Retention Performance Management process, which convenes 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 community of practice on the participating institutions, along with ideas 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, Gardner Institute<br><strong><em>John McClusky</em></strong>, Provost, Blackburn College<br><strong><em>Victoria A. McGillin</em></strong>, Institute Fellow, Gardner Institute<br><strong><em>Tracy Parkinson</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Special Assistant to the President, Coker College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “Demographic Trends and Student Enrollment”</h4>Participants will meet informally with <strong> <em>Nathan Grawe</em></strong> for additional discussions of the ideas 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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “The Power of Diverse Voices”</h4>Participants will meet informally with Marcia Chatelain for additional discussions of the ideas 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> <br> <h4>Hiring and Evaluation Part I: Best Practices for Hiring</h4>The current political and legal environments require chief academic, chief financial, and chief enrollment management officers to think carefully about the legal risks associated with searches to fill faculty and staff positions. An experienced higher education attorney will discuss best search practices when drafting a position description, appointing and preparing the search committee, building the pool of applicants, interviewing candidates, checking references, and completing 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>The current regulatory and legal environments require chief academic, chief financial, and chief 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, and the possible termination of employees. An experienced higher education attorney will share practices and tools that can help administrators conduct meaningful evaluations while minimizing risk to the institution and themselves. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Improving Graduation Rates</h4>Students do not graduate “on time” for a variety of reasons. Often, students who are off-track are not able to enroll in the courses they need when they need them. A new initiative, partially funded through CIC State Councils New Ventures Fund grants, 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 may enroll. Students select and pay for approved courses as needed to make progress toward graduation. Revenues are shared between the two institutions. Frequently, students are able to include these courses in their regular load and use institutional financial aid. Preliminary results show increases in graduation rates at very low institutional cost. CAOs from participating institutions and the College Consortium will offer insights into the initiative 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 independent 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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Supporting Transformational Change through NACUBO’s Economic Models Project</h4>The NACUBO Higher Education Economic Models Project helps ensure that colleges and universities in the 21st century are able to provide students with the opportunity to enrich their minds, their lives, and their communities, as well as enable institutions to pursue their missions in research and service. Following an overview of NACUBO’s website 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, so too does the role of the chief academic officer. The traditional focus on academic programs is now often part of a broader professional portfolio that includes budgetary oversight, student recruitment, fundraising, and institutional planning and assessment. This session presents results from a recent survey of current CAOs about the impact of this expanded role and their preparedness to meet these new challenges, followed by a group discussion on the preparation of current and future CAOs for next professional steps. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<br><strong><em>Jeff Gingerich</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Scranton<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 avoid 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>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions26Concurrent 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><br> <h4>Evidence-Based Retention Efforts</h4>Efforts to reform the way institutions address systemic student retention and completion gaps require program excellence, 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 learned. The panel will engage participants in the research on retention, persistence, and completion, including the cost-benefit and social justice/equity arguments for the work. Panelists will outline the two-year Retention Performance Management process, which convenes 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 community of practice on the participating institutions, along with ideas 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, Gardner Institute<br><strong><em>John McClusky</em></strong>, Provost, Blackburn College<br><strong><em>Victoria A. McGillin</em></strong>, Institute Fellow, Gardner Institute<br><strong><em>Tracy Parkinson</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Special Assistant to the President, Coker College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “Demographic Trends and Student Enrollment”</h4>Participants will meet informally with <strong> <em>Nathan Grawe</em></strong> for additional discussions of the ideas 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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Follow-up: “The Power of Diverse Voices”</h4>Participants will meet informally with Marcia Chatelain for additional discussions of the ideas 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> <br> <h4>Hiring and Evaluation Part I: Best Practices for Hiring</h4>The current political and legal environments require chief academic, chief financial, and chief enrollment management officers to think carefully about the legal risks associated with searches to fill faculty and staff positions. An experienced higher education attorney will discuss best search practices when drafting a position description, appointing and preparing the search committee, building the pool of applicants, interviewing candidates, checking references, and completing 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>The current regulatory and legal environments require chief academic, chief financial, and chief 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, and the possible termination of employees. An experienced higher education attorney will share practices and tools that can help administrators conduct meaningful evaluations while minimizing risk to the institution and themselves. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kathleen Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Improving Graduation Rates</h4>Students do not graduate “on time” for a variety of reasons. Often, students who are off-track are not able to enroll in the courses they need when they need them. A new initiative, partially funded through CIC State Councils New Ventures Fund grants, 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 may enroll. Students select and pay for approved courses as needed to make progress toward graduation. Revenues are shared between the two institutions. Frequently, students are able to include these courses in their regular load and use institutional financial aid. Preliminary results show increases in graduation rates at very low institutional cost. CAOs from participating institutions and the College Consortium will offer insights into the initiative 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 independent 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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Supporting Transformational Change through NACUBO’s Economic Models Project</h4>The NACUBO Higher Education Economic Models Project helps ensure that colleges and universities in the 21st century are able to provide students with the opportunity to enrich their minds, their lives, and their communities, as well as enable institutions to pursue their missions in research and service. Following an overview of NACUBO’s website 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, so too does the role of the chief academic officer. The traditional focus on academic programs is now often part of a broader professional portfolio that includes budgetary oversight, student recruitment, fundraising, and institutional planning and assessment. This session presents results from a recent survey of current CAOs about the impact of this expanded role and their preparedness to meet these new challenges, followed by a group discussion on the preparation of current and future CAOs for next professional steps. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<br><strong><em>Jeff Gingerich</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Scranton<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 avoid 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>
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 the finest beers, one batch at a time. Nestled in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, and the company’s oldest brewery, 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 artificial refrigeration, were used to store beer. On this tour, guests will visit the Brew House, the beechwood aging cellar, as well as the world-famous Clydesdales. And, last but not least, guests will be able to sample some of Anheuser-Busch’s 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 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 youth bounce back from hard times, or that success is a matter of “grit,” the inner life of these students is much more complicated and courageous. They often have to wage fierce inner and outer battles well into adulthood. How can colleges and universities support students from challenged backgrounds and provide opportunities that reinforce paths leading to post-college success—and to doing some good in the world too?<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 conference for one-hour personal consultations with Institute participants. Advance sign-up to discuss financial planning for retirement will be available closer to the time of the Institute.<em></em><br><br><br> <h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3> <strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for individual consultations with CAOs to discuss 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>.
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 that higher education now faces. How can the senior leadership of CIC member institutions guide their colleges and universities through the current economic climate in ways that reflect 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. What lessons can he share with 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 drinks, refreshments, and conversation.</p>
Reception for SponsorsReception for Sponsors65
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>

 Additional Features

 Sharing Ideas with Colleagues


CIC’s 2018 Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Financial Officers and Chief Enrollment Management Officers, offers an important networking opportunity for these senior officers. Participants will have opportunities to exchange ideas in an informal atmosphere. The 2018 Institute will include these regular conference features:


Idea Exchange

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


Luncheon and Discussion Groups for Women Administrators

Sunday, November 4, 12:15–1:45 p.m.
Women CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs and other administrators are invited to join discussion groups on current issues led by colleagues who have been selected for their expertise on the topic.

Fee: early rate $65 (by September 5); regular rate $80 (after September 5)

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


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

Reception for NetVUE Members

Sunday, November 4, 5:30–6:15 p.m.
Staff of institutions that are members of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) are invited to learn over refreshments about recent NetVUE activities and to share lessons learned from their campus programs with colleagues.
Conveners:
David Cunningham, Senior Advisor and 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, participants can sign up at the CIC Registration Desk onsite for informal dinners at restaurants in St. Louis. Participants will pay for their own meals. A CAO-CFO-CEMO Task Force member will guide each group to the area restaurant for which they registered. Spouses and partners are welcome.


All Institute Reception

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

 Consultations and Renewal

Consultations


Retirement Consultation

TIAA counselors will be available during the conference for one-hour personal consultations with Institute participants. Advance sign-up to discuss financial planning for retirement will be available closer to the time of the Institute.


Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation

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


Worship Services


Ecumenical Service

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

A list of other houses of worship will be available on site.

 Meetings of Associated Organizations


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


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

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.–12:00 p.m.
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 Friday, November 2, 2:00–5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and program, 6:00–8:00 p.m. The meeting continues with breakfast and program, Saturday, November 3, 7:30–9:00 a.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: Amanda Allen, Director of Schools, Colleges, and Universities, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church

 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 the finest beers, one batch at a time. Nestled in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, and the company’s oldest brewery, 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 artificial refrigeration, were used to store beer. On this tour, guests will visit the Brew House, the beechwood aging cellar, as well as the world-famous Clydesdales. And, last but not least, guests will be able to sample some of Anheuser-Busch’s 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

Explore the City Museum’s unique all-ages playground filled with caves, slides, and climbing equipment made from recycled and found objects. Visitors can interact with over 10,000 sea creatures in the World Aquarium, venture through the Museum of Mirth, Mystery, and Mayhem, and wander through the Elmslie and Sullivan architectural exhibit. Stop in for circus-themed food, parties, and educational circus classes and workshops held daily. Create your 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.

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 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 Jefferson National Expansion Memorial 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. Wander through collections of botanical and horticultural plants among beautiful fountains and statuary. Visit the Climatron for a real rainforest experience featuring 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.

St. Louis Art Museum

View a collection of art ranging across centuries and cultures from sculpture and oil paintings to charcoal drawings and photography at the St. Louis Art Museum. 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 Saint 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

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

St. Louis Science Center

See what’s new at the St. Louis Science Center. Find out 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. See 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 over 700 hands-on displays including a life-sized animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex. At Myseum, kids learn science through fun and unique exhibits like a dino-dig, vet clinic, video wall, radar slide, magnetic ball wall, and giant UFO maze.

St. Louis Zoo

Get up close and personal with the furry, the flying, and the fishy creatures of the St. Louis Zoo. One of the city’s many free attractions, the St. Louis Zoo has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading zoological parks. Take a 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 your own through attractions like Big Cat Country, Penguin and Puffin Coast, or the Interactive Stingray Pool. Kids will enjoy the children’s 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 hip bars, eclectic restaurants, live music venues, vintage clothing boutiques, and a Hollywood-inspired walk of fame featuring St. Louis celebrities. Catch a show at the historic Tivoli Theatre or learn about our solar system along the outdoor Planet Walk exhibit. 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

Hotel Cut-off Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
 

PLEASE NOTE: Hotel Reservation Procedure: Participants first need to register for the Institute. With paid Institute registration, 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 only 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, 2018–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.

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.


Dress Guidelines

Business casual wear is appropriate throughout the Institute. Business attire is suggested only for the opening keynote address and reception-buffet dinner on Saturday, November 3. If you plan to participate in the optional excursion, please be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring along a hat, sunglasses, and walking shoes.

 Travel


The Lambert St. Louis International Airport (STL) is located 20 miles from the hotel. The hotel does not provide complimentary shuttle service; however, there are alternate transportation options:
  • Go Best Express Airport Shuttle offers attendees a 10 percent discount on reservations made by November 1, 2018. Save an additional $5 by booking a round trip. To make your reservation, visit the Go Best Express Shuttle website. Reservations also may be made by phone at (877) 785-4682 and using code CIC2018.
  • Taxi service is available for about $40 (one way).
  • Depending on your point of origin, Amtrak service is available to Saint 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:

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
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
Leanne M. Neilson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Lutheran University (Chair)
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
Kathy Whatley, Senior Vice President, Council of Independent Colleges

ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES

Thomas C. 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)