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All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception48Spouses and Partners<p>All Institute participants are invited to gather for drinks, refreshments, and conversation.</p>
BreakfastBreakfast33<p>​Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants.</p>
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>
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>
Buffet DinnerBuffet Dinner46Spouses and Partners<p>​<em>(Admission by Institute badge)</em></p>
CAO/CFO/CEMO Task Force MeetingCAO/CFO/CEMO Task Force Meeting36<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em><br></p>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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.
Free Time for DinnerFree Time for Dinner63
Free Time for LunchFree Time for Lunch47
Free Time for LunchFree Time for Lunch27
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Breakfast for CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOsHistorically Black Colleges and Universities Breakfast for CAOs, CFOs, and CEMOs33
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>.
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>.
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>.
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange1<p>​Participants are invited to place materials they wish to share with colleagues on display tables.<br></p>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange60<p>​Participants are invited to place materials they wish to share with colleagues on display tables.</p>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange31<p>​Participants are invited to place materials they wish to share with colleagues on display tables.</p>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange8<p>​Participants are invited to place materials they wish to share with colleagues on display tables.<br></p>
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>
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>
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>
Mentor Program for New CAOs: Follow-upMentor Program for New CAOs: Follow-up18
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
Reception for SponsorsReception for Sponsors65
Welcome Coffee for CAO/CFO/CEMO Spouses and PartnersWelcome Coffee for CAO/CFO/CEMO Spouses and Partners13Spouses and Partners
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?
Welcoming ReceptionWelcoming Reception6Spouses and Partners<p>​<em>(Admission by Institute badge)</em></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 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>
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>
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>
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>