Change: Continuity, Communication, and Connection

2019 Institute for Chief Academic Officers with Chief Advancement and Public Relations Officers 11/2/2019 11/2/2019 11/2/201911/5/201911/5/201911/5/2019 Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel Baltimore, MD
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About the Institute

Change in higher education today is rapid and inevitable. Campus leaders are expected to adapt to seismic demographic shifts, technological innovations, and public criticism while simultaneously protecting fundamental academic traditions and proven educational practices. The theme of CIC’s 47th CAO Institute—“Change: Continuity, Communication, and Connection”—provides a framework for discussion of ways to blend adaptation and continuity, assure institutional success, and sustain robust learning communities.

Leaders who face the imperative to adapt also need to deliver internal and external messages that convey the authentic strengths of the institution in alignment with the college’s strategy for managing change. Chief academic, advancement, and public relations officers view today’s pressures from different angles, but they share the need to align strategy and message. Especially in times of change, intentional focus on both effective communication and strong relationships is required to build support that transcends an institution’s many constituencies.

The Institute will offer participants opportunities to learn about successful strategies that have enabled college leaders to develop effective partnerships. These succeed when alumni and donors are appropriately engaged in the design and finance of complex projects and initiatives. Institute sessions also will offer practical advice on such topics as the use of data in managing advancement and will provide updates on current legal issues in hiring and Title IX compliance.

CIC’s 2019 Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Advancement and Public Relations Officers, will help participants develop the shared vision, collaborative spirit, and effective partnerships that move institutions toward bold innovation and institutional success while staying true to themselves. Above all, the Institute will provide ample opportunity for college leaders to share—with candor—ideas, practical solutions, and proven practices with colleagues from across the country and abroad.

In cooperation with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Who Should Participate?

CIC invites chief academic and chief advancement officers and the heads of public relations offices of all independent colleges and universities to participate in this annual Institute. Chief advancement and public relations officers are encouraged to join the chief academic officers at the Institute to strengthen their collaborative work on issues that matter to all three senior officers. Teams of CAOs and CAdOs 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, dean of the faculty, or dean of the college, among others. Chief advancement officers may have such titles as vice president for advancement or vice president for development. Public relations officers hold a wide variety of titles, including vice president for communications and marketing, vice president for public affairs, vice president for external relations, director of strategic communications, among many others.

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

Featured Speakers

 

 

  • Sue Cunningham
    Sue Cunningham
    Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Robert O. Carr
    Robert O. Carr
    Give Something Back (Give Back)
  • Illah R. Nourbakhsh
    Illah R. Nourbakhsh
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Scott Jaschik
    Scott Jaschik
    Inside Higher Ed
  • Judith R. Shapiro
    Judith R. Shapiro
    Barnard College

Schedule

 

 

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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions13Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Press</em><br><div><br></div><h3>Building Organizational Support for Recruitment and Retention of Faculty of Color</h3>Most campus leaders are familiar with common strategies for recruiting and retaining faculty of color. But progress at independent institutions continues to be slow. How can campus leaders build organizational structures to reduce bias in search processes and promote diversity across campus? Three experienced higher education leaders will share their best ideas for overcoming obstacles to diversifying the faculty.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Terri Givens</em></strong>, CEO and Founder, Center for Higher Education Leadership<br><strong><em>Leanne Neilson</em></strong>, Provost, California Lutheran University<br><strong><em>Tarshia Stanley</em></strong>, Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences, St. Catherine University<br>Chair: <strong><em>John D. Kolander</em></strong>, Provost, Wisconsin Lutheran College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Compliance with Title IX and Related Legal Matters</h3>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. Which are the most effective Title IX educational initiatives? Which aspects of training to prevent incidents of sexual harassment are most effective? How are compliance requirements changing? 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<br>Chair: <strong><em>Catharine E. O’Connell</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Illinois College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Creating Value: The CIC Consortium for Instructional Excellence and Career Guidance</h3>In 2018, the Council of Independent Colleges and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), with support from Strada Education Network, formed the CIC Consortium for Instructional Excellence and Career Guidance. Through this Consortium, more than 500 faculty members at 26 CIC institutions have learned how to embed evidence-based teaching practices, career guidance, and skill development into their courses. In this session, leaders from Consortium institutions and ACUE will discuss the formation of the Consortium, progress to date, and findings of faculty and student impact. Panelists also will reflect on changing attitudes among faculty members on the relationship between a quality liberal arts education and career-readiness.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Lynne Coy-Ogan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Husson University<br><strong><em>Penny MacCormack</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer, ACUE<br><strong><em>Kathryn A. Morris</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Butler University<br><strong><em>Yolanda W. Page</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Frontiers in Science Programming and Partnerships</h3>Given the public’s interest in producing more science and technology graduates, independent colleges and universities are looking for new ways to engage students in science. This session highlights two innovative science programs that aim to inspire the next generation to pursue cutting-edge STEM disciplines.<br><br>For the past 30 years, Challenger Learning Centers have provided more than 5 million K–12 students with interactive, space-themed simulation experiences. In addition to developing strong community ties, the centers provide college students with the opportunity to consider engineering and astronomy, along with science education. In addition to thinking about careers in the sciences, students discover new ways to apply their academic work to the frontiers of space exploration.<br><br>Known for its undergraduate research program, Norwich University has earned numerous grants to support students with fellowships across a range of STEM disciplines. Norwich’s Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics provides computing and cybersecurity training year-round to undergraduates and engages high school students with an advanced computer forensics camp during the summer. These programs highlight partnerships that model innovative funding strategies.<br><blockquote><strong>Lance Bush</strong>, President and CEO, Challenger Center<br><strong><em>Karen L. Hinkle</em></strong>, Associate Provost for Research and Chief Research Officer, Norwich University<br><strong><em>Huw Read</em></strong>, Director, Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics, Norwich University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Allison B. Jablonski</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Lynchburg<br></blockquote><br><h3>Trends in Faculty Demographics and Perceptions</h3>Institutions across the United States continue to rely extensively on contingent faculty, as documented in the 2016 book, The Faculty Factory, by Martin Finkelstein, Valerie Martin Conley, and Jack H. Schuster. How has this trend influenced faculty work and satisfaction at small and medium-sized private colleges and universities? In this session, Valerie Martin Conley will share updated faculty demographic information, and Kevin Eagan will report on faculty perceptions of work and key aspects of student learning from the most recent Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) faculty survey.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Kevin Eagan</em></strong>, Director, Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA<br><strong><em>Valerie Martin Conley</em></strong>, TIAA Institute Fellow, and Dean, College of Education, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs<br>Chair: <strong><em>Ross Peterson-Veatch</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Southwestern College (KS)</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 and participants in CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy are invited to gather for light refreshments and invigorating conversation.<br><blockquote>Hosts: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br><strong><em>Barbara Hetrick</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC<br><strong><em>Alana K. Cassidy</em></strong>, Development Manager, CIC<br></blockquote>
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Workshop: "Advancement 101 for Chief Academic Officers"Workshop: "Advancement 101 for Chief Academic Officers"29Workshop<div><em>Note: This workshop requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em><br></div><div><br></div><div><em>Sponsored by GreenFig</em></div><div><br>The financial health of an institution depends on the strength of its external relationships, its ability to meet fundraising goals, and the quality of its academic programs. This workshop, tailored to chief academic officers but open to all Institute participants, will provide an overview of the core concepts and strategies that chief advancement officers use to promote their institution’s mission, maintain strong ties with alumni and other key constituencies, and expand the institution’s resources. The workshop will present specific examples from CIC institutions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Linda Durant</em></strong>, Vice President for Development, CASE; former Senior Vice President for Advancement, Widener University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Trevor Bates</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Mercy College of Ohio<br></blockquote></div>
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Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange31<p>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 to display 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.</p>
BreakfastBreakfast33<em>Sponsored by Interfolio</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants.
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions34Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by Campus Labs</em><br><div><br></div><h3>Gifts That Become a Challenge</h3>Generous gifts can cause controversy and angst, with some resulting in student protests, negative media coverage, or political scrutiny. Sometimes a gift is simply more trouble than it is worth, or it does not align with institutional mission or priorities: When and how to say no? This session will use a workshop format to discuss lessons learned and steps to take to strengthen gift evaluation and acceptance policies and procedures. Participants are encouraged to bring examples to discuss.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Paul Heaton</em></strong>, Senior Director, Member Engagement, CASE<br><strong><em>James Watt</em></strong>, Vice President for Advancement, Juniata College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Dana Cummings</em></strong>, Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, Franklin College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Partnerships to Promote Online Humanities</h3>CIC’s Consortia for Online Humanities Instruction project, supported by Ithaka S+R and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, explored approaches to online learning that engaged institutions in collaborative efforts to build capacity in humanities disciplines. Four academic leaders of CIC member institutions will share their institutions’ successes in adapting upper- level humanities courses across disciplines ranging from art history to philosophy.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Matthew E. Gordley</em></strong>, Dean of the College of Learning and Innovation, Carlow University<br><strong><em>Tresmaine R. Grimes</em></strong>, Consultant, former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Bloomfield College<br><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Carol Traupman-Carr</em></strong>, Associate Provost, Moravian College<br><strong><em>James M. Ostrow</em></strong>, Provost, Lasell University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Michelle Kalis</em></strong>, Provost, University of Saint Joseph<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Trends in Millennial Giving and Online Alumni Engagement</h3>Young alumni have different expectations of contributing and maintaining a relationship with their alma mater than alumni donors have in the past. Given millennials’ use of technology to communicate and connect with causes they care about, what are some strategies for using online engagement to encourage gifts to colleges and universities? This session will highlight digital fundraising platforms as key advancement tools for reaching younger donors for a wide range of development projects.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Robiaun Charles</em></strong>, Vice President for College Advancement, Agnes Scott College<br><strong><em>Kestrel Linder</em></strong>, Co-Founder and CEO, GiveCampus<br><strong><em>John N. McKeegan</em></strong>, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Linfield College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Mark Dotson</em></strong>, Vice President for Advancement, Young Harris College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Philanthropic Priorities and Approaches of Private Foundations</h3>The TIAA Institute and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors conducted research to gain a deeper understanding of higher education priorities that foundations seek to address. The research generated insights into the types of institutions foundations support, the strategies they are most likely to fund, and how foundations approach giving to colleges and universities compared to other types of organizations. This session will explore key findings and facilitate discussion about the implications for CIC institutions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Anne Ollen</em></strong>, Senior Director, TIAA Institute<br><strong><em>Amy Holmes</em></strong>, Director, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors</blockquote>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions9<div><em>Sponsored by Wiley Education Services</em></div><br><div>Breakfast discussions will offer informal opportunities for participants with similar interests to share information and ideas. Leaders will welcome participants and open the discussion; participants will carry the conversations and may move among several discussion groups.</div><div><br></div><div><h3>An Asset-Based Approach to Accessibility and Student Success</h3>Increasing student retention and success requires shifting the focus away from student deficiencies and toward an asset-based approach. How can independent colleges and universities better serve students through improving access to critical support throughout their undergraduate education? Participants in this discussion will share ways they have worked to improve and integrate educational services, including advising and career development.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Lauren L. Bowen</em></strong>, Provost, Juniata College<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Assessing Library Impact: ACRL’s Project Outcome</h3>How can libraries show the impact of their programs and services? How can they integrate their assessment with other institutional units? The Association of College and Research Libraries’ liaison to CIC, Luke Vilelle, will explain ACRL’s Project Outcome, and encourage feedback on its toolkit for academic libraries.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Luke Vilelle</em></strong>, University Librarian, Hollins University<br></blockquote> <h3>Best Practices for Inclusive Hiring</h3>As diversity expert Damon Williams has written, “On too many campuses, tales of heroic diversity plans and heartfelt efforts often play out alongside persistent resistance that thwarts the work of well-meaning educators.” What hidden structural and cultural barriers to inclusive hiring exist on CIC campuses? What practical steps can chief officers take to overcome obstacles and succeed in making institutional hiring processes more inclusive? Participants are invited to contribute strategies and insights from their campuses.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Ty Buckman</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mary Baldwin University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Building Effective Relationships between Academic Affairs and Advancement</h3>How can chief academic officers help faculty and staff members collaborate with their advancement colleagues? To foster productive relationships, institutions must break down silos—carefully and thoughtfully. Participants will be invited to share successful approaches and to seek advice on issues encountered in their institution’s efforts to develop collaborative relationships across the two divisions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Brenda Kelly</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Gustavus Adolphus College<br></blockquote> <h3>Career Mentoring for Students: Collaborative Opportunities</h3>Career mentoring has become a student expectation that extends from recruitment through long-term alumni status. How are CIC institutions responding to this imperative? How are academic and student affairs officers collaborating with their advancement counterparts on new models? Participants will share their experiments with cross-divisional collaboration and reflect on other options to enhance the quality of career mentoring.<br><blockquote><strong><em>William J. Ehmann</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hartwick College<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program</h3>CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program is designed for senior administrators—and their spouses or partners—who are considering whether to seek a college presidency. The program helps participants clarify their own sense of calling, the significance of the mission of the institution they might lead, and how alignment between personal vocation and the institutional mission fosters effective presidential leadership. In this session, participants will learn about the structure of the seminars and the nomination process for the 2020–2021 program and will have ample time to ask questions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Communication Strategies during Times of Institutional Transformation</h3>What communication practices are effective in engaging stakeholders during times of institutional transformation? The University of Bridgeport leadership team will discuss how they kept internal and external constituencies in the know as their new president ushered in important and needed changes at their institution. Participants are invited to share communication strategies that have been successful on their campuses.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Stephen Healey</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Bridgeport<br><strong><em>Marie Muhvic</em></strong>, Vice President for Advancement, University of Bridgeport<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Connecting Students with Donors: Benefits and Challenges</h3>What are best practices for connecting students with donors, both before “the ask” and after gifts are made? What are pitfalls to avoid? The facilitator will share approaches that have been beneficial at the College of Saint Elizabeth, particularly as the institution transitioned to co-education two years ago. Participants are encouraged to discuss effective strategies from their own campuses.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Monique Guillory</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Saint Elizabeth<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Encouraging Faculty and Staff Giving</h3>Butler University increased faculty and staff giving from 41 percent in 2018 to 59 percent in 2019. The facilitators will share the strategies that led to this successful outcome and explore with participants how to promote employee giving and avoid pitfalls.<br>Kathryn A. Morris, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Butler University<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jonathan Purvis</em></strong>, Vice President for University Advancement, Butler University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Federal and Foundation Grants Ideal for Teaching Institutions</h3>Many foundations and government agencies are eager to provide funding for projects at teaching institutions. What is the right approach to grant-getting in the current environment? Which organizations are most likely to fund small and medium-sized independent colleges and universities? This session will include key information about several relevant grant programs and an overview of the agencies sponsoring them. The discussion will include examples of successful grant applications from<br>CIC institutions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jessica C. Gerrity</em></strong>, Vice President, McAllister & Quinn<br></blockquote><br></div><div><h3>Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports</h3>The Key Indicators Tool (KIT) and Financial Indicators Tool (FIT) are metrics that allow colleges and universities to set goals and measure progress across a range of institutional information in a streamlined way. CIC’s benchmarking services provide a way for institutions to understand a complex set of data in the context of what peer institutions are doing. This discussion will answer questions regarding how KIT and FIT can be used as well as what the reports say about the health of the institution.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, Founder and President, The Austen Group, a division of RNL<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Major Donors with Big Ideas</h3>When a college or university attracts a major donor with large aspirations such as “to save the liberal arts” or “to reflect the unique ethos of the region,” how can senior leaders collaborate to deliver programs and initiatives that are bold, attainable, and structured to put the institution on the map? Join Linfield University’s chief officers in a conversation about their approach to this enviable challenge and explore how other CIC institutions have taken advantage of transformative opportunities.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Susan Agre-Kippenhan</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Linfield University<br><strong><em>John McKeegan</em></strong>, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and General Counsel, Linfield University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Managing Cabinet Transitions</h3>In today’s higher education environment, senior leadership transitions and new cabinet configurations have become increasingly common. What are effective ways for chief officers to manage the changes in cabinet personnel, to establish mutual trust, and to build a commitment to teamwork? Participants will discuss their experiences and share strategies that have been effective at their institutions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Ann Vendrely</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Goshen College<br><strong><em>Todd Yoder</em></strong>, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Goshen College<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Marketing Academic Programs</h3>How do chief academic officers work with their institution’s marketing team to introduce and promote new academic programs to prospective student audiences? Heidelberg University’s chief academic officer will discuss her collaborative efforts to develop an effective marketing strategy for the university’s new baccalaureate nursing program. Participants are invited to share their own experiences with marketing academic programs, both successes and lessons learned.<br><blockquote><strong>Beth M. Schwartz</strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Heidelberg University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Marking Institutional Milestones</h3>What types of events and initiatives do CIC colleges and universities plan to commemorate their milestones? The team from Morningside College will discuss how their institution prepared for its 125th anniversary celebration. Participants are invited to share their experiences, ideas, and advice.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Christopher Spicer</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morningside College<br><strong><em>Kari Winklepleck</em></strong>, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Morningside College<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Navigating Classroom Racial Incidents: Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Freedom</h3>How have CIC colleges and universities responded to disruptive racial incidents in their classrooms in light of institutional commitments to equity, inclusion, and academic freedom? How have chief officers and other campus leaders collaborated to communicate effectively to diverse stakeholders, to defuse tension, and to rebuild trust? Participants will exchange advice based on their own campus experiences.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Rebecca John</em></strong>, Chief Operating Officer, Augsburg University<br><strong><em>Karen Kaivola</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg University<br></blockquote><br></div><div><h3>Partnering to Promote Academic Excellence</h3>How do chief academic and advancement officers at CIC institutions partner to promote academic excellence on their campuses? What information about student outcomes and faculty successes engages donors’ interest in funding centers and other initiatives dedicated to enhancing faculty development and faculty and student scholarship? The team from Augustana University (SD) invites participants to share ideas and strategies for securing financial support for academic excellence projects.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jonathan Mammenga</em></strong>, Associate Vice President for Development, Augustana University (SD)<br><strong><em>Colin Irvine</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University, Augustana University (SD)<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Strengthening Town-Gown Relations</h3>Schreiner University and its home city of Kerrville, Texas, recently signed the Town-Gown Compact, which formalized their already long-term commitment to cooperation. What factors influenced university and city leaders to take this strategic step? What are potential benefits to both partners? The facilitator will share details about the compact and insights gained from Schreiner’s experience. Participants are invited to ask questions and to discuss their own institutional approaches to strengthening town-gown relations.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Mark C. Tuschak</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Recruitment, External Relations, and Marketing and Communication, Schreiner University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Supporting Efforts to Improve Science Pedagogy on Campus</h3>Many chief academic officers have questions about current science teaching and learning on their campus. How can campuses improve persistence and success in science courses and increase retention rates in science majors? How can CAOs support faculty members who are trying new methods or techniques? CAOs who are interested in building or enhancing science education at their institutions and making it more attractive to current and prospective students, should bring questions and join a discussion about motivation, incentives, and disincentives for change in the way science courses are structured.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Susan Singer</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Rollins College<br><strong><em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for Academic Programs, CIC<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Sustainability on CIC Campuses</h3>What types of sustainability initiatives are underway at CIC colleges and universities? How can chief officers develop, communicate, and support such initiatives on their campuses? Participants are invited to share their experiences, strategies, and best practices for implementing and sustaining efforts “to go green” at their institutions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Laura L. Behling</em></strong>, Provost, University of Puget Sound<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>The Value-Added of Higher Education Consortia</h3>Some CIC colleges and universities have found a source of strength and resource enhancement through membership in a consortium of institutions with shared attributes. In what ways can consortium arrangements become a competitive advantage in marketing strategy and the external funding arena? Join a chief academic officer from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) in a discussion of opportunities and challenges.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Time, Treasure, and Talent: Generational Differences among Donors</h3>National statistics claim that the average age at which individuals, particularly alumni, think about “giving back” to their alma maters is 48 years old. How can chief academic and advancement officers and their staffs collaborate to ensure that donors of varying generations are connected to their institutions? Participants are invited to share ideas that have worked on their campuses.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Mitchell P. Blonde</em></strong>, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Public Affairs, Tiffin University<br><strong><em>Peter J. Holbrook</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Tiffin University<br></blockquote></div>
Meetings of Associated OrganizationsMeetings of Associated Organizations22<h3>​Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Breakfast</h3> Members of the Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph will meet for breakfast and discussion.<br><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Christopher Dougherty</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Chestnut Hill College</blockquote>
Reception for NetVUE MembersReception for NetVUE Members19<div>Members of CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) are invited to learn about recent NetVUE activities and to share lessons learned from campus programs with colleagues over light refreshments.</div><blockquote><div>Hosts: <strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</div></blockquote>
Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of ServiceWorkshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service3Workshop<div>Entering the third or fourth year of service, chief academic officers 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 work effectively with the president and other cabinet officers on strategic planning for the good of their institutions? How do CAOs attend to their own professional lives while also serving their institutions? Participants will explore these and related questions and gain fresh perspectives on the next stage in their careers as CAOs.<em></em></div><div><br></div><div><em>Sponsored by The Registry</em></div><div><br><em>(Pre-registration is required. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.)</em><br><br><blockquote>Coordinators:<br><strong><em>Kim Coplin</em></strong>, Provost, Denison University<br><strong><em>Paula F. Dehn</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Kentucky Wesleyan College<br><br>Discussion Facilitators:<br><strong><em>Jonnie Guerra</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC<br><strong><em>Kerry E. Pannell</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Programs, CIC<br><strong><em>Linda Samek</em></strong>, Provost, George Fox University<br><strong><em>Daniel K. Silber</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Piedmont College<br></blockquote><br><strong>7:30–8:00 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Continental Breakfast</h3><br><strong>8:00–8:10 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Welcome</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Kerry E. Pannell</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Programs, CIC<br></blockquote><br><strong>8:10–9:00 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Framing the Day and Introductions</h3><strong><em>Kim Coplin</em></strong> and <strong><em>Paula F. Dehn</em></strong><br><br><strong>9:00–10:30 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Leadership Skills Assessment</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Kim Coplin</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><strong>10:30–10:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Reflection and Break</h3> <br><strong>10:45–Noon</strong></div><div><h3>Case Studies with Facilitators</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Paula F. Dehn</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><strong>Noon–1:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Lunch</h3><br><strong>1:00–2:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Vision and Strategy in Times of Change</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Kim Coplin</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><strong>2:00–3:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Finances and the Chief Academic Officer: What’s Normal and What’s Not?</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Paula F. Dehn</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><strong>3:00–4:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>What’s Keeping You Up at Night?</h3>A discussion with all facilitators around pressing issues.<br><br><strong>4:00 p.m.</strong></div><h3>Workshop for Chief Academic Officers in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service Adjourns<br></h3>
Breakfast for CAOs, CAdOs, and PROs of Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesBreakfast for CAOs, CAdOs, and PROs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities22All HBCU chief officers are invited to discuss current issues on their campuses and meet with colleagues over breakfast.<br> <blockquote>Coordinator: <strong> <em>Yolanda W. Page</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University</blockquote>
Workshop: "Talking about Private Colleges: Busting the Myths"Workshop: "Talking about Private Colleges: Busting the Myths"29Workshop<span><div><em>Note: This workshop requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em><br></div><div> <br> </div><div> <em>Sponsored by EAB</em></div><div> <br></div><div>Inaccurate and negative myths about private higher education are pervasive. CIC’s new Talking about Private Colleges: Busting the Myths workshops use comparative data drawn from public sources to prepare participants to share accurate and persuasive information about private colleges and universities and their institutions and shape community opinion through informal interactions. This workshop will preview the series of CIC workshops that will be held at locations around the country over the next two academic years.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC<br><strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br><strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, CIC Senior Fellow<br><strong><em>Jo Ellen Parker</em></strong>, Vice President for Communications, CIC<br></blockquote></div></span>
Meetings of Associated OrganizationsMeetings of Associated Organizations85<div><strong>6:15 p.m.</strong><br></div><h3>Conference for Mercy Higher Education Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Dinner<br></h3><blockquote> Coordinators: <strong><em>Michelle M. Kalis</em></strong>, Provost, University of Saint Joseph, <strong><em>Allyson M. Lowe</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trocaire College<br></blockquote><br><div><strong>6:15 p.m.</strong></div><h3>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Dinner<br></h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Linda Samek</em></strong>, Provost, George Fox University, and President, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Chief Academic Officers’ Commission<br></blockquote><br><div><strong>6:30 p.m.</strong></div><h3>American Benedictine Colleges Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Dinner<br></h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Richard Ice</em></strong>, Provost, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University<br></blockquote><div><br></div><div><span><span><strong>6:30 p.m.</strong></span></span><br></div><h3>General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Dinner</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Mark E. Hanshaw</em></strong>, Associate General Secretary, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church</blockquote>
Spouses and Partners of Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Welcome CoffeeSpouses and Partners of Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Welcome Coffee13Spouses and Partners<p>​Greetings: <strong><em>Kerry E. Pannell</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Programs, CIC</p>
Luncheon for Members of the CIC Online Course Sharing ConsortiumLuncheon for Members of the CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium27​Members of the CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium are invited to gather for lunch to learn about the growth of the Consortium and to share institutional strategies that support student progress.<br><blockquote>Coordinators: <strong><em>Robert Manzer</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer, Acadeum, and <strong><em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President and Director of the Online Course Sharing Consortium, CIC</blockquote>
Meetings of Associated OrganizationsMeetings of Associated Organizations33<h3>​Annapolis Group Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and  Public Relations Officers Breakfast</h3>Members of the Annapolis Group will meet for informal discussion of current issues.<br><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Jeffrey A. Frick</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Washington & Jefferson College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Breakfast for Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program</h3>Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program are invited to gather for breakfast and conversation.<br><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Breakfast for Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers of Hispanic-Serving Institutions</h3>All HSI chief academic, chief advancement, and public relations officers are invited to discuss current issues on their campuses and meet with colleagues over breakfast.<br><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Travis Frampton</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University</blockquote>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions22Sponsored by Synergis Education<br> <div>Breakfast discussions will offer informal opportunities for participants with similar interests to share information and ideas. Leaders will welcome participants and open the discussion. Participants will carry the conversations and may move among discussion groups.</div><div><br> </div><div><h3>Adaptive Leadership on a Changing Campus</h3>This discussion will focus on the merits of adaptive leadership to initiate institutional change in response to higher education challenges. The AdventHealth University team will share examples of leading through change and invite participants to discuss their own experiences and effective strategies.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Len M. Archer</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Administration, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Sandra Dunbar Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Capital Campaigns: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer</h3>What is the chief academic officer’s role before, during, and after a capital campaign? Participants are invited to share their experiences and to seek advice on challenges encountered during the campaign process.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Elizabeth K. Mauch</em></strong>, Interim President, Bethany College (KS)<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)</h3>NetVUE seeks to deepen the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among students, faculty members, and staff at more than 250 independent colleges and universities. Learn about the ways your institution can benefit from NetVUE programs, national and regional gatherings, grants, and services.<br><blockquote><strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Lynne Spoelhof</em></strong>, NetVUE Program Coordinator, CIC<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Connecting with Campus Constituencies as a New Chief Officer</h3>This discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges of connecting with campus constituencies as a new chief officer. What strategies can facilitate efforts to learn campus culture, to build positive relationships, and to create a receptivity to new leadership and priorities?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Terry M. Keller</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lourdes University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Continuity of Mission: Connecting the Institution’s Past to Its Future</h3>How are CIC colleges and universities connecting forward- looking strategic plans to the history and founding mission of their institutions? How are they gaining buy-in for change from donors, alumni, and other supporters? Participants will exchange information about strategies and challenges.<br><br><blockquote><strong><em>Margaret Everett</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lesley University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Developing Deans for Fundraising</h3>How can CIC institutions prepare deans to be effective in their fundraising role during a capital or comprehensive campaign? Gwynedd-Mercy’s chief academic and advancement officers will discuss their collaboration on a professional development workshop for their campus deans, exploring both benefits and lessons learned. Participants are invited to share how their institutions have developed and involved deans as fundraising partners.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Gerald T. McLaughlin</em></strong>, Vice President for Advancement, Gwynedd Mercy University<br><strong><em>Mary H. Van Brunt</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Gwynedd Mercy University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy</h3>Learn about CIC’s yearlong leadership programs: Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) and Senior Leadership Academy (SLA). The ELA prepares college and university vice presidents for presidencies, while the SLA prepares mid-level administrators for vice presidencies in independent higher education.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institution (AALI)<br><strong><em>Barbara Hetrick</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC<br><strong><em>Alana K. Cassidy</em></strong>, Development Manager, CIC<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Fostering Faculty-Led Change</h3>How can chief academic officers support faculty members to be effective leaders of institutional change? What role can the chief advancement officer play in encouraging faculty-led change? Join a conversation about strategies that have been successful in moving faculty members from discussion to action and in fostering a culture of innovation on two CIC campuses.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Patricia Parrish</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College<br><strong><em>Lori Werth</em></strong>, Provost, University of Pikeville<br></blockquote></div><div><br></div><div><h3>Initiatives to Support Diverse Student Learners</h3>How do colleges and universities with diverse student populations ensure that each student has equal access to learning? Goodwin College has initiated a job-embedded professional program to teach its faculty members how to apply the Universal Design for Learning model to curricula and instruction. The chief academic officer will share the program’s design and positive results since implementation. Participants are invited to compare their own approaches that have improved learning outcomes for diverse student groups.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Danielle Wilken</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of Faculty, Goodwin College<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Integrating Marketing, Choice of Major, and Career Development for Student Success</h3>Students who are undecided about their course of study are often at greater risk of leaving college. How can an institution’s marketing team support retention and enhance student outcomes? Mount Mary University’s Compass Year embeds self-assessment and advising into first-year coursework in order to promote students’ progress toward their degrees. Discussion participants are encouraged to share ways their institution uses marketing to promote student success.<br><strong><em>Kathleen A. Van Zeeland</em></strong>, Director of Marketing and Communications, Mount Mary University<br></div><div><h3><br>Involving Deans, Faculty Members, and Support Staff in Donor Relations</h3>How can chief academic and advancement officers collaborate to enhance donor relations through the involvement of key members of the constituent groups on their campuses? What are best practices to facilitate successful interactions with donors? Participants are invited to share strategies that have worked at their institutions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Patricia S. Ireland</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Mount Aloysius College<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Mentoring Millennial Faculty Members</h3>The millennial generation has been characterized as needing “instant gratification/recognition” and as being both “deeply connected through social media” and innately “curious,” traits that in the traditional higher education setting might be translated to mean “insecure,” “easily distracted,” and “lacking focus.” Do such generalizations ring true? How are CIC institutions creating or adapting their mentoring programs to accommodate this new generation of faculty members? Participants will discuss the ways chief academic officers and other academic leaders provide millennials on their campuses constructive feedback and incentives for professional growth.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Alyson A. Gill</em></strong>, Provost, University of the Ozarks (AR)<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Millennial Giving: Preliminary Results from the Schuler Initiative</h3>Millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, represent a large segment of most institutions’ active alumni. How can independent colleges enhance engagement with this key demographic? The Schuler Education Foundation has partnered with RNL and five liberal arts colleges to better understand this cohort and reverse a trend of declining participation. This discussion will highlight preliminary insights from our market research and a few of the strategies implemented that helped the pilot group achieve 37 percent growth in their millennial donor base. Participants are invited to share their experiences engaging millennial alumni through philanthropic efforts.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Sarah Kleeberger</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Fundraising Consulting, RNL<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>New Chief Academic Officer Workshop</h3>New chief academic officers who participated in the earlier Workshop for New Chief Academic Officers will have an additional opportunity to discuss conference sessions, general concerns, and new ideas.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene<br><strong><em>Deneese L. Jones</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trinity University (TX)<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Peer-Led Faculty Development Programs</h3>At George Fox University, faculty members have created and implemented a peer-led faculty development program that addresses areas of need relevant to their colleagues’ professional lives. Participants are invited to join the facilitator in a conversation about the George Fox model and to share effective faculty development programs from their campuses.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Linda Samek</em></strong>, Provost, George Fox University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Planned Giving Programs at Young Institutions</h3>How does a young college or university with a small alumni base mount a meaningful planned giving program? Cabrini’s chief advancement officer will share strategies his university is using to enhance planned giving. Participants are invited to exchange information about practices and initiatives that have been successful in securing planned gifts on their own campuses.<br><br><blockquote><strong><em>Stephen Highsmith</em></strong>, Vice President for Advancement, Cabrini University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Strategies to Thrive as an Administrator of Color</h3>Administrators of color face significant challenges and also bring unique strengths to their roles. What are the best strategies for overcoming bias, developing resilience, and advancing meaningful culture change at independent colleges? Participants are encouraged to share their challenges and successes as new, mid-career, or seasoned administrators of color.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Julia Chinyere Oparah</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Mills College<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Success and the New Student Majority: Yes We Must Coalition</h3>Independent colleges strive to increase the degree attainment of students from low-income backgrounds. Discussion will examine strategies for ensuring equitable success rates for all students. In particular, the facilitator will explain how the Yes We Must Coalition supports independent institutions whose undergraduate populations of Pell-eligible students are in the majority on their campuses. Participants will share ways to increase graduation rates and to advocate for low-income students.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Tracy S. Parkinson</em></strong>, Executive Vice President, Coker University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>Synchronizing Academic and Fundraising Goals</h3>How can chief academic and advancement officers partner to secure funds for academic program needs and faculty-initiated projects? What happens when academic and fundraising priorities clash? Join the facilitators from Wheaton College (MA) in a conversation about successful strategies as well as challenges.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Merritt Crowley</em></strong>, Vice President for College Advancement, Wheaton College (MA)<br><strong><em>Renée T. White</em></strong>, Provost, Wheaton College (MA)<br></blockquote></div><div><br></div><div><h3>The Academic Narrative: Great Stories That Support Advancement Campaigns</h3>What are the narratives of teaching, research, and student success that have inspired donors to support academic initiatives at CIC colleges and universities? Participants are invited to share examples of institutional stories that have helped connect their donors with funding opportunities such as faculty chairs, named programs and departments, experiential learning endowments, and other academic priorities.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Janet L. Bland</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Marietta College<br><strong><em>Jenni Cushman</em></strong>, Executive Director, Major Gifts and Campaign Coordinator, Marietta College<br></blockquote></div><div><h3><br>The Role of the Advancement Office in Accreditation</h3>How do CIC colleges and universities involve the chief advancement officer and other members of the advancement staff in institutional accreditation processes and activities? Participants will compare experiences and share best practices.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Melba Rodriguez</em></strong>, Vice President for Advancement, Hanover College</blockquote></div>
Workshop: "Dispute Resolution"Workshop: "Dispute Resolution"29Workshop <div> <em>Note: This workshop requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em><br></div><div> <br> </div><div> <em>Sponsored by McAllister & Quinn</em></div><div> <br>Conflicts on campus arise from miscommunication, efforts to protect finite resources, demographic shifts, changing institutional priorities, and a lack of understanding about how to address long-standing, unacceptable behaviors exhibited by faculty members, administrators, and students. This workshop, led by an experienced higher education attorney trained in dispute resolution, will feature practical and accessible dispute resolution tools that can be used to identify, manage, and resolve the conflicts encountered by senior campus officers.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Kathleen A. Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Maria L. Cronley</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ohio Northern Universit</blockquote></div>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange1<p>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 to display 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.<br></p>
ConsultationsConsultations10<div><h3>Consultations with TIAA: Retirement Planning</h3>TIAA Consultants will be available for personal consultations with chief academic, chief advancement, and public relations officers to discuss retirement planning. Sign up for an appointment at the TIAA table.</div><div> <br> </div><h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3><div> <strong> <em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for consultations to discuss approaches to negotiating presidential compensation or faculty compensation and benefits models. Contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or <a href="mailto:FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com">FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com</a> to schedule an appointment.<br></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Search Consultation</h3><div> <strong> <em>Shawn Hartman</em></strong>, chief operating officer of Academic Search, will be available for one-on- one consultations with Institute participants to discuss institutional or individual needs. Participants can sign up for a consultation time at the Academic Search table or email him directly at <a href="mailto:shawn.hartman@academicsearch.org">shawn.hartman@academicsearch.org</a>.</div>
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>David Timmerman</em></strong>, provost of Carthage College.<br><br>Participants will have the opportunity to attend Roman Catholic Mass and other services at local houses of worship. See the list in the Guidebook app.<br>
Plenary Session: Illah R. NourbakhshPlenary Session: Illah R. Nourbakhsh12Illah R. NourbakhshPlenary Session<h3>Technology, Education, and Our Robot Future</h3><div> The advent of artificial intelligence is transforming work and education at a rapid pace. How will the advances in human intelligence simulation affect our lives in the future? How can machine learning and robotics be deployed to support, rather than detract from, student learning in college? Graduates of our educational institutions will shape our robot future and help us understand and manage the ethical implications of artificial intelligence. Promotion of technology fluency—the ability to be a developer and shaper, rather than merely a consumer, of these technologies—is the key to student success and personal fulfillment in the decades of change ahead.</div><div><br></div><div>Chair: <strong><em>Yolanda W. Page</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University<br></div>
Free Time for LunchFree Time for Lunch47
Luncheon and Discussion Groups for Women AdministratorsLuncheon and Discussion Groups for Women Administrators15<div> <em>Sponsored by Capital Education</em></div> <br> <div> <em>(Pre-registration is required. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.)</em></div><div> <br> </div> The luncheon will feature speaker Nancy E. Tate, whose remarks will draw lessons from the history of the suffrage movement for women who vote today and outline opportunities for continued reform to encourage greater participation in U.S. politics.<br><br><img src="/p/2019-CAO-Institute/PublishingImages/Tate-Nancy.jpg" alt="Nancy Tate headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:120px;height:135px;" />Tate led the League of Women Voters of the United States from 2000 to 2015. Since 2015, she has served as the co-chair of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, an information- sharing collaborative that focuses on commemorating the<br>100th anniversary of women gaining the Constitutional right to vote.<br> <div> <br> </div><div>Tate was chief operating officer of the National Academy of Public Administration and served in the U.S. Departments of Education and Energy as well as the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Tate earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University and a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University.<br></div><blockquote><div> <strong> <em>Nancy E. Tate</em></strong>, Co-Chair, Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative</div><div> <br> </div><div>Coordinators:<br><strong><em>Marilyn Abbott</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Lindenwood University<br><strong><em>Lori Werth</em></strong>, Provost, University of Pikeville<br></div></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Discussion Groups<br></h3><div> <br> </div><div><h4>Best Practices for Advancing Women in Leadership</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Linda Samek</em></strong>, Provost, George Fox University<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Building a Strong Relationship between Advancement and Academic Affairs</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Developing Leaders among Faculty and Staff</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Barbara Hetrick</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Engaging Faculty in Curricular/Co-Curricular Partnerships</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Kim Haverkos</em></strong>, Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences, Thomas More University<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Keys to Strong Public Relations</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Jo Ellen Parker</em></strong>, Vice President for Communications, CIC<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Learning a New Institutional Culture</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Judith A. Muyskens</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Hiram College <br></blockquote></div><div><br></div><div><h4>Maintaining a Life: Work/Life Integration</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Patricia Parrish</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Managing Presidential Transitions</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Maria C. Garriga</em></strong>, Acting Provost, Thomas More University<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Should I Consider a Presidency?</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Marylouise Fennell, RSM</em></strong>, Senior Counsel, CIC, and former President, Carlow University<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Women’s Leadership Challenges</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Jonnie G. Guerra</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Working with Your Leadership Team</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Lori V. Quigley</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Medaille College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Working with Your Team to Prepare for an Accreditation Review</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Marilyn Reineck</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Concordia University, St. Paul</blockquote></div>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions16Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by HigherEdJobs</em><br> <div> <br> </div><h3>Advancement Benchmarking</h3>Higher education is increasingly data-driven, and boards, presidents, policy makers, and donors all demand performance metrics. Analytics also usefully inform advancement practice and strategy. With data from the CASE Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey, this session will provide an overview of key benchmarking metrics related to fundraising and alumni relations. It also will explore the implications for independent colleges’ advancement programs and strategy.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David Bass</em></strong>, Senior Director of Research, CASE<br><strong><em>Jenny Cooke Smith</em></strong>, Senior Strategic Consultant AMAtlas, CASE<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Lisa Flowers</em></strong>, Vice President for College Advancement, University of Providence (MT)<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Campus Planning and Student Learning</h3>The best campus master plan is intentionally developed through the lens of the student experience to ensure that learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom. How do we invest in spaces that will serve students for years to come given rapid changes in education technologies and student demographics? How can private colleges and universities effectively position themselves for an extended period of meaningful capital investment? Leaders from two universities will consider the role of campus master planning in capturing the institution’s vision of the student experience and the future of learning.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David Hutchens</em></strong>, Vice President for Advancement, University of Pikeville<br><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Gary Klein</em></strong>, Vice President for University Development and Alumni Engagement, Buena Vista University<br><strong><em>Brian Lenzmeier</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Buena Vista University<br><strong><em>Joretta Nelson</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, Credo<br><strong><em>Lori Werth</em></strong>, Provost, University of Pikeville<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Mary K. Boyd</em></strong>, Provost, Berry College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Crisis Communication</h3>Unexpected events that require coordinated internal and external communication seem to arise on campus with increasing frequency. It can be especially difficult to manage a narrative in reaction to tragic events. How can college leaders be proactive and plan for events when the details cannot be anticipated? Using real-world examples, this session will highlight strategies to handle these difficult situations and prepare for them as well as possible.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Regina Biddings-Muro</em></strong>, Vice President for University Advancement, California Lutheran University<br><strong><em>Ron Cole</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Allegheny College<br><strong><em>Leanne Neilson</em></strong>, Provost, California Lutheran University<br><strong><em>Susan Salton</em></strong>, Vice President for College Relations, Allegheny College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Caroline J. Simon</em></strong>, Provost and Executive Vice President, Whitworth University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Institutional Support for Veterans’ Educational Aspirations</h3>Veterans and military students often take a less-traditional path to college, and many face formidable challenges in finishing a college degree. Three chief academic officers of CIC member institutions will discuss ways their institutions help veterans meet these challenges and succeed as undergraduate students.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Barbara Aranda-Naranjo</em></strong>, Interim Provost, University of the Incarnate Word<br><strong><em>Michael Evans</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Southern New Hampshire University<br><strong><em>Jonathan Reed</em></strong>, Provost, University of La Verne<br>Chair: <strong> <em>John Shannon</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trine University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Understanding the Financial Impact of Programs through Data-Informed Decision Making</h3>Financial sustainability requires that college leaders make the best use of the institution’s resources while at the same time striving to align educational programs with their mission and market opportunities. How can chief academic officers use data aggregated from existing student information and learning systems to make decisions about curricula and staffing? This session will outline how to assess program viability and discuss methods for optimizing student recruitment by taking a longitudinal view of costs and revenue from enrollment.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Diane Fladeland</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Mary<br><strong><em>Terry M. Keller</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lourdes University<br><strong><em>Robert Wheeler</em></strong>, Vice President for Services, Dynamic Campus<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Andrew Workman</em></strong>, Provost, Widener University</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions17Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by IDEA</em><br><div><br></div><h3>Fostering Resilience through Intergenerational Connections</h3>One of CIC’s most valuable services is to obtain foundation funding to support member institutions’ engagement with new ventures that enhance teaching, learning, and other critical aspects of their missions. In 2016, the AARP Foundation supported a network of more than 40 CIC colleges and universities to establish programs that benefit both students and older adults in their communities. Institutions have approached alumni, local organizations, and national foundations about long-term sustaining of their projects. This session offers a rare glimpse into the ways two senior officers—the chief academic officer and chief advancement officer—are working to sustain these programs and their considerable benefits.<br><blockquote><strong><em>David Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Advancement, Coe College<br><strong><em>Glenell Lee-Pruitt</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jarvis Christian College<br><strong><em>Paula O’Loughlin</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Coe College Chair: <strong><em>Jeffrey Barker</em></strong>, Provost, Converse College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Higher Education Legal Issues Roundup</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their knowledge and understanding of key legal issues in higher education. A seasoned higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues for private colleges and universities.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Susan Deniker</em></strong>, Attorney and Labor and Employment Practice Group Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br>Chair: <strong><em>Judith A. Muyskens</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Hiram College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers</h3><em>(Open only to currently-serving chief officers)</em><br>Chief academic, chief advancement, and public relations officers will 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>Glenn R. Sharfman</em></strong>, Provost, Oglethorpe University, and Chair, CIC Chief Academic and Chief Advancement Officers Task Force<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Promoting Diversity and Civility through the Liberal Arts</h3>Some protests and unrest on today’s campuses can be addressed by encouraging students to consider and discuss recent research on diversity and identity in the humanities and social sciences. Chief academic officers of three CIC institutions will share lessons learned at CIC’s Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute. The lessons led to the creation of innovative campus projects that integrate liberal arts teaching and learning into curricular and co-curricular approaches to deepen understanding of the dimensions of diversity and civility on their campuses.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Christon Arthur</em></strong>, Provost, Andrews University<br><strong><em>Jeffrey Carlson</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>Elizabeth Frombgen</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Thiel College<br>Co-Chairs: <strong><em>Jo M. Beld</em></strong>, Vice President for Mission, St. Olaf College, and <strong><em>Bruce King</em></strong>, Assistant to the President and Chief Diversity Officer, St. Olaf College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>The Chief Academic Officer–Chief Advancement Officer Partnership: Collaboration in Times of Change</h3>Chief academic and chief advancement officers both pursue ambitious strategic goals, including new academic programs and construction projects. To achieve success in strategic plan implementation, chief academic and chief advancement officers collaborate and support each other in making the case for, and securing, new resources. Given bold institutional aspirations and external challenges that confront these senior officers, maintaining a strong partnership is essential. Two chief academic officer–chief advancement officer teams will describe how they have adapted and collaborated on key projects, such as historic building renovation and corporate partnership development, and will outline lessons for other similar teams.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Kathleen Hansen</em></strong>, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, College of Saint Benedict<br><strong><em>Richard Ice</em></strong>, Provost, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University<br><strong><em>John D. Kolander</em></strong>, Provost, Wisconsin Lutheran College<br><strong><em>Richard Mannisto</em></strong>, Vice President for Development and Strategic Initiatives, Wisconsin Lutheran College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Josh Walter</em></strong>, Vice President for College Advancement, Lewis & Clark College</blockquote>
Workshop for New Chief Academic OfficersWorkshop for New Chief Academic Officers2Workshop<div>Chief Academic Officers who have served for fewer than two years are invited to participate in this workshop, led by experienced colleagues, that addresses issues that newer CAOs 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.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <em>Sponsored by Academic Search</em><br><br><em>(Pre-registration is required. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.)</em><br></div><div><blockquote>Coordinators:<br><strong><em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene University<br><strong><em>Deneese L. Jones</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trinity University (TX)<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>7:30 a.m.</strong> <h3>Continental Breakfast</h3> <br> <strong>8:00–8:05 a.m.</strong> <h3>Welcome</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for Academic Programs, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>8:05–8:45 a.m</strong> <h3>Introductions</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Deneese L. Jones</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>8:45–10:00 a.m.</strong> <h3>Leading as a Chief Academic Officer</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Burton J. Webb</em></strong>, President, University of Pikeville<br>Moderator: <strong> <em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong></blockquote></div><div> <br> <strong>10:00–10:15 a.m.</strong> <h3>Reflection and Break</h3> <br> <strong>10:15 a.m.–Noon</strong> <h3>Case Studies (with leaders)</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Janet Clark</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College<br><strong><em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College<br><strong><em>Jeffrey A. Frick</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Washington & Jefferson College<br><strong><em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene University<br><strong><em>Wendy Hilton-Morrow</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean of the College, Augustana College (IL)<br><strong><em>Julia Jasken</em></strong>, Provost and Executive Vice President, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Deneese L. Jones</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trinity University (TX)<br><strong><em>John D. Kolander</em></strong>, Provost, Wisconsin Lutheran College<br>Moderator: <strong> <em>Deneese L. Jones</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>Noon–1:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Reflection and Lunch</h3> <br> <strong>1:00–1:05 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Afternoon Welcome</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Kerry E. Pannell</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Programs, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>1:05–2:50 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS</h3></div><div> <br> </div><div><h4>Accreditation, Assessment, and Institutional Effectiveness</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Lisa Long</em></strong>, Provost, Talladega College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Board Relations</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Jeffrey A. Frick</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Washington & Jefferson College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Diversity and Inclusion on Campus: Faculty, Curriculum, and Student Life</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Deneese L. Jones</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trinity University (TX)<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Faculty Governance and Faculty Leadership</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene University<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Risk Management</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Scott Sheffield</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Brevard College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Student Retention and Success</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Wendy Hilton-Morrow</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean of the College, Augustana College (IL)<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Working with the Cabinet</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Work-Life Integration</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>John D. Kolander</em></strong>, Provost, Wisconsin Lutheran College <br></blockquote> <br>Moderator: <strong> <em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong><br> <br><strong>2:50–3:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Reflection and Break</h3> <br> <strong>3:00–3:45 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>What Am I Learning about Myself? What Will I Take Back to Campus?</h3><blockquote>Moderators: <strong> <em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Deneese L. Jones</em></strong>, with other facilitators<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>3:45–4:00 p.m.</strong></div><h3>Mentors Meet New Chief Academic Officers</h3><blockquote><div>Mentor Coordinators:<br><strong><em>Ron Cole</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Allegheny College<br><strong><em>Jenna Templeton</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chatham University</div></blockquote><div> <blockquote>Mentors:<br><strong><em>Mary K. Boyd</em></strong>, Provost, Berry College<br><strong><em>Susan Burns</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Clarke University (IA)<br><strong><em>Margaret Diddams</em></strong>, Provost, Wheaton College (IL)<br><strong><em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wartburg College<br><strong><em>Darin E. Fields</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, The University of Findlay<br><strong><em>Deborah R. Garrison</em></strong>, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Methodist College Abiodun Goke-Pariola, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, North Central College (IL) <strong> <em>Monique Guillory</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Saint Elizabeth<br><strong><em>Elissa Heil</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wilson College<br><strong><em>Colin Irvine</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University, Augustana University (SD)<br><strong><em>Julia Jasken</em></strong>, Provost and Executive Vice President, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Michelle Kalis</em></strong>, Provost, University of Saint Joseph<br><strong><em>Brenda Kelly</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Gustavus Adolphus College<br><strong><em>Joseph Klesner</em></strong>, Provost, Kenyon College<br><strong><em>Kathryn A. Morris</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Butler University<br><strong><em>Judith A. Muyskens</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Hiram College<br><strong><em>John Pearson</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Point Park University<br><strong><em>Beth M. Schwartz</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Heidelberg University Scott Sheffield, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Brevard College<br><strong><em>Cady Short-Thompson</em></strong>, Provost, Hope College<br><strong><em>Sarah Stevenson</em></strong>, Provost, College of Mount Saint Vincent<br><strong><em>Renée White</em></strong>, Provost, Wheaton College (MA)<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>4:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Workshop for New Chief Academic Officers Adjourns</h3> <br> <strong>4:00–4:30 p.m.</strong> <h3>New Chief Academic Officers and Mentors: Conversations Continue</h3> <em></em></div>
Mentor Program for New Chief Academic Officers: Follow-upMentor Program for New Chief Academic Officers: Follow-up18Participants in the Workshop for New Chief Academic Officers will meet with chief academic officer mentors to discuss key issues and concerns for new chief academic officers.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Ron Cole</em></strong>, Provost, Allegheny College <br><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Jenna Templeton</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chatham University</blockquote>
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange60<p>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 to display 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.</p>
ConsultationsConsultations23<div><h3>Consultations with TIAA: Retirement Planning</h3>TIAA Consultants will be available for personal consultations with chief academic, chief advancement, and public relations officers to discuss retirement planning. Sign up for an appointment at the TIAA table.</div><div> <br> </div><h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3><div> <strong> <em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for consultations to discuss approaches to negotiating presidential compensation or faculty compensation and benefits models. Contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or <a href="mailto:FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com">FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com</a> to schedule an appointment.<br></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Search Consultation</h3><div> <strong> <em>Shawn Hartman</em></strong>, chief operating officer of Academic Search, will be available for one-on- one consultations with Institute participants to discuss institutional or individual needs. Participants can sign up for a consultation time at the Academic Search table or email him directly at <a href="mailto:shawn.hartman@academicsearch.org">shawn.hartman@academicsearch.org</a>.</div>
Plenary Session: Scott JaschikPlenary Session: Scott Jaschik24Scott JaschikPlenary Session<h3>Perceptions and Challenges for Higher Education</h3><div>The recent college admissions/athletics scandal exacerbated the public’s mistrust of higher education. The apparent lack of accountability and elitism on top of rising student loan debt amplified the frustration of policy makers, students, and their families. How can independent colleges tackle new challenges and regain public trust? Better communication with a concerted effort to address the sources of these misguided perceptions can help heal the rift between the public and private higher education.</div><div><br></div><div>Chair: <strong><em>Aimee Sapp</em></strong>, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, William Woods University<br></div>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions25Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP</em><br> <div> <br> </div><h3>Best Practices in Hiring</h3>The current political and legal environment requires chief academic, chief advancement, and public relations 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 A. Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Joe Dieker</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Cornell College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Follow-up Discussion with Scott Jaschik: “Perceptions and  Challenges for Higher Education”</h3>Scott Jaschik will lead an informal discussion of the ideas he presented in his plenary address.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Scott Jaschik</em></strong>, Editor and Cofounder, <cite>Inside Higher Ed</cite><br>Chair: <strong> <em>Aimee Sapp</em></strong>, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, William Woods University<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Integrating Course Sharing into Retention and Completion Strategies</h3>This panel will present how institutions are integrating course sharing into their student success strategies. Working within the framework of the Council of Independent Colleges Online Course Sharing Consortium, two provosts will explain how they use course sharing to improve student outcomes, especially retention and completion, by giving students options to regain good academic standing, to return after dismissal, to get back on pace to graduate on time, and also to get ahead in completing requirements.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Alyson Gill</em></strong>, Provost, College of the Ozarks<br><strong><em>Robert Manzer</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer, Acadeum<br><strong><em>Aimé Sposato</em></strong>, Provost, Ferrum College<br> <div>Chair: <strong><em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President and Director of the Online Course Sharing Consortium, CIC</div></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Projects to Construct Science Buildings That Transform an Institution</h3>With rapid technological change and special space requirements, science buildings can present both strategic and practical opportunities and challenges for college leaders. These projects often initially are designed to meet an increasing student demand for space. However, approaches that reinforce university values, explore new partnerships, and engage non-science divisions can excite a donor base and change institutions in unexpected ways. This session will outline two projects—among the largest development activities in the history of both schools—and the unexpected ways in which the fundraising and design process opened up avenues that are transforming their institutions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Tim Elgren</em></strong>, Special Advisor on Strategic Initiatives, Stetson University<br><strong><em>Noel Painter</em></strong>, Executive Vice President and Provost, Stetson University<br><strong><em>S. Abu Turab Rizvi</em></strong>, Professor of Economics and former Provost, Lafayette College Kimberly Spang, Vice President for Development and College Relations, Lafayette College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Junius Gonzales</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, New York Institute of Technology<br></blockquote> <div> <br> </div><h3>Three Approaches to Graduate Programs</h3>Independent colleges and universities are increasingly turning toward graduate programs as a way to generate revenue and fulfill their missions. Campus leaders of three CIC institutions will outline different ways to generate and implement graduate, certificate, and professional degree programs that meet the market test and contribute to the local higher education landscape.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Kelly Ball</em></strong>, Assistant Dean for Graduate and Extended Programs, Agnes Scott College<br><strong><em>Darin Fields</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, The University of Findlay<br><strong><em>Isabel Roche</em></strong>, Interim President, Bennington College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Monique Guillory</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Saint Elizabeth</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions26Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by The Center for Higher Education Leadership</em><br><div><br></div><h3>A History of Baltimore City</h3>Known as a dynamic port city with a rich cultural heritage, the city of Baltimore also has a long history of racial segregation and conflict. Protests following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968 and the death of Freddie Gray in 2015 are important milestones in the city’s history. Award-winning author, scholar, filmmaker, radio host, and educator Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead will outline the history of Baltimore City and its struggles with violence and inequality. Despite fraught politics, resilience and strength are emerging out of the education system, community activism, and neighborhood partnerships.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Karsonya Wise Whitehead</em></strong>, Associate Professor of Communication, Loyola University Maryland<br>Chair: <strong><em>Graciela Caneiro-Livingston</em></strong>, Provost, Nebraska Wesleyan University<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Academic Affairs 101 for Chief Advancement and Public Relations Officers</h3>A college’s academic policies, procedures, governance, and staffing can be opaque to those outside academic affairs. Experienced chief academic officers will provide an overview of how an academic division works and discuss opportunities for collaboration among college leaders.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Cynthia K. Kosso</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Moravian College<br><strong><em>Glenn R. Sharfman</em></strong>, Provost, Oglethorpe University<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Best Practices in Performance Evaluation</h3>The current regulatory and legal environment requires chief academic, chief advancement, and public relations 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 A. Rinehart</em></strong>, President, Cardinal Stritch University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Angela Walker</em></strong>, Special Assistant to the Provost, Talladega College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Vocational Exploration and Institutional  Distinction</h3>CIC institutions often have an approach to vocation, calling, or purpose that is central to the student experience. Some institutions find that emphasizing these aspects of campus life and students’ education can benefit student and donor recruitment. Understanding vocational exploration as a marker of a college or university’s distinctiveness, how can college leaders ensure that the process of enhancing and communicating the nature of such programs resonates across stakeholder groups? Cabinet members from three CIC institutions will describe challenges and successful implementation of NetVUE projects.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Hans Houshower</em></strong>, Vice President for Advancement, Bluffton University<br><strong><em>Lamar Nisly</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bluffton University<br><strong><em>Tracy Parkinson</em></strong>, Executive Vice President, Coker University<br><strong><em>Kurt Schackmuth</em></strong>, Vice President for Mission, Lewis University Chair: <strong><em>Jo M. Beld</em></strong>, Vice President for Mission, St. Olaf College</blockquote>
Closing Plenary Session: Judith R. ShapiroClosing Plenary Session: Judith R. Shapiro35Judith R. ShapiroPlenary Session<h3>A College President’s View of Academic and Advancement Officers; and a Foundation President’s View of all Three</h3> Aligning a college’s advancement and academic affairs leaders to pursue institution-wide objectives is ultimately the president’s responsibility. Although all three senior officers share the core goals of a liberal arts education, interaction with donors, alumni, and foundation officers requires that they form an effective leadership team. Changes are afoot in the foundation world, donors have evolving expectations, and colleges and universities seeking philanthropic help face challenging transformations of their own. Judith Shapiro, who has been a chief academic officer, president, highly successful fundraiser, and president of a foundation that has made significant commitments to private colleges and universities, will share her perspective on the emerging changes that face funders and colleges alike.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Marc Roy</em></strong>, Provost, Albion College<br>
CAO/CAdO Task Force MeetingCAO/CAdO Task Force Meeting36<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em><br></p>
ConsultationsConsultations32<div><h3>Consultations with TIAA: Retirement Planning</h3>TIAA Consultants will be available for personal consultations with chief academic, chief advancement, and public relations officers to discuss retirement planning. Sign up for an appointment at the TIAA table.</div><div> <br> </div><h3>Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation</h3><div> <strong> <em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for consultations to discuss approaches to negotiating presidential compensation or faculty compensation and benefits models. Contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or <a href="mailto:FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com">FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com</a> to schedule an appointment.<br></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Search Consultation</h3><div> <strong> <em>Shawn Hartman</em></strong>, chief operating officer of Academic Search, will be available for one-on- one consultations with Institute participants to discuss institutional or individual needs. Participants can sign up for a consultation time at the Academic Search table or email him directly at <a href="mailto:shawn.hartman@academicsearch.org">shawn.hartman@academicsearch.org</a>.</div>
Welcome and Keynote Conversation: Sue Cunningham and Robert O. CarrWelcome and Keynote Conversation: Sue Cunningham and Robert O. Carr5Sue Cunningham; Robert O. CarrPlenary Session<em>Sponsored by Credo</em><br><br><blockquote>Chair: <strong> <em>Glenn R. Sharfman</em></strong>, Provost, Oglethorpe University, and Chair, CIC Chief Academic and Chief Advancement Officers Task Force<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Welcome and Presentation of Awards</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Awards for Service to the CIC Chief Academic Officers Task Force</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Chad Berry</em></strong>, Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, Berry College<br><strong><em>Cynthia K. Kosso</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Moravian College<br><strong><em>Marc Roy</em></strong>, Provost, Albion College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>2019 CIC Chief Academic Officer Award</h3><strong><em>Leanne Neilson</em></strong>, provost of California Lutheran University, is the recipient of the 2019 CIC Chief Academic Officer Award in recognition of her significant support of colleagues at independent colleges and universities. She has led sessions for new campus leaders at CIC’s Department and Division Chairs Workshops since 2013, providing essential advice on having difficult conversations to hundreds of new chairs. Colleagues appreciate her skillful leadership of the Chief Academic Officers Task Force and her numerous contributions to the Institute for<br>Chief Academic Officers since first attending in 2007.<br>A visionary leader during a time of tremendous growth for California Lutheran University, Neilson has spearheaded efforts to promote increased student access to a high-quality educational experience. She and her husband, George, recently established an emergency scholarship endowment at the institution, which will allow students with financial difficulties to receive support to complete their degrees. A licensed clinical psychologist, Neilson has published and presented research on psychological issues that affect college students and on other topics pertinent to higher education administration. She received her BA, MA, and PsyD, all in psychology, from Pepperdine University.<br><br><h3>2019 Academic Leadership Award</h3><strong><em>Judith R. Shapiro</em></strong>, Barnard College president and professor of anthropology emerita, served as president of the Teagle Foundation from 2014 until 2018. She also served as president of Barnard College from 1994 until 2008. Shapiro joined the faculty at Bryn Mawr College in 1975, rising to provost there in 1986. She began her academic career as the first woman in the anthropology department at the University of Chicago.<br>Shapiro’s scholarly accomplishments include numerous publications related to her work on cross-cultural gender<br>differences. She has served as president of the American Ethnological Society and on advisory boards of numerous nonprofit institutions and organizations. She currently serves on the boards of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Scholars at Risk, the Senate and Executive Committee of Phi Beta Kappa, and the boards of University of the People and Reacting to the Past. In 2002, Shapiro received the National Institute of Social Sciences Gold Medal Award for her contributions to higher education. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2003. Shapiro earned a BA from Brandeis University and a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University.<br><div><br></div><h3>KEYNOTE CONVERSATION</h3><div><br></div><h4>“Philanthropic Support for Higher Education”</h4>Major donors bring a lifetime of experience to their philanthropic endeavors. How do they decide which to support among all the worthwhile causes they consider? In this dialogue, Robert O. Carr, founder and chair of Give Something Back, and Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of CASE, will explore the motivation and justification for philanthropic support of higher education and discuss the power of a transformative contribution to a signature cause. Their conversation will delve into the details of the creation and implementation of a major scholarship program that increases college access for low-income students.
Buffet DinnerBuffet Dinner46Spouses and Partners<div><em>(Admission by Institute badge)</em></div><div><br></div><em>Sponsored by Academic Search​</em>
Welcoming ReceptionWelcoming Reception6Spouses and Partners<div><em>​(Admission by Institute badge)</em></div><br><em></em><em>Sponsored by The Registry</em>
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception48Spouses and Partners<div><em>Sponsored by TIAA</em></div><br>All Institute participants—including spouses and partners, speakers, and sponsors—are invited to gather for light refreshments and conversation.
Institute Registration and Idea ExchangeInstitute Registration and Idea Exchange8<div></div>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 to display 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.
Roman Catholic MassRoman Catholic Mass73<p>​Catholic Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, November 5, 7:30–8:00 a.m.</p>
Senior Leadership AcademySenior Leadership Academy81<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em><br><br>Coordinator: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br></p>
Meetings of Associated OrganizationsMeetings of Associated Organizations82<strong>9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Marpeck Mennonite Chief Academic Officers</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Brent Yoder</em></strong>, Vice President for Academics, Hesston College<br></blockquote><br><strong>10:00 a.m.–Noon</strong><h3> Concordia University System Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Paul A. Philp</em></strong>, Director of Institutional Research and Integrity, Concordia University System<br></blockquote><br><strong>2:30–4:30 p.m.</strong><h3>Catholic Colleges and Universities Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Meeting</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Robert J. Smith, FSC</em></strong>, Vice President, Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota</blockquote>
Reception for SponsorsReception for Sponsors83​All sponsors of the Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Advancement and Public Relations Officers, are welcome.<br><blockquote>Hosts: CIC Chief Academic and Chief Advancement Officers Task Force</blockquote>
Senior Leadership AcademySenior Leadership Academy84<em>(By invitation only)</em><br><br>Coordinator: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)
Spouses and Partners of Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Hospitality Room OpenSpouses and Partners of Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Hospitality Room Open86Spouses and Partners<p>​The Hospitality Room will be open all morning. Breakfast is available from 7:30–8:45 a.m.</p>

Additional Features

 Information for Spouses and Partners


Spouses and partners of participants are encouraged to register for the Institute and participate in select events. Registration, at a lower fee, includes the opening reception, buffet dinner, all plenary sessions, and the all-Institute reception on Monday evening. Additional opportunities include a welcome coffee hour, breakfasts with other spouses and partners, and a presentation on the history of Baltimore.

 Sharing Ideas with Colleagues


CIC’s 2019 Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Advancement and Public Relations Officers, offers an important networking opportunity for these senior officers. Participants will have
opportunities to exchange ideas in an informal atmosphere. The 2019 Institute will again include these regular conference features:


BREAKFAST DISCUSSIONS

Breakfast discussions offer participants with similar interests informal opportunities to share information and ideas. Leaders will welcome participants and open the discussion. Participants will carry the conversations and may move among discussion groups.


Sunday, November 3, 7:30–8:45 a.m.

Sponsored by Wiley Education Services

An Asset-Based Approach to Accessibility and Student Success

Increasing student retention and success requires shifting the focus away from student deficiencies and toward an asset-based approach. How can independent colleges and universities better serve students through improving access to critical support throughout their undergraduate education? Participants in this discussion will share ways they have worked to improve and integrate educational services, including advising and career development.
Lauren L. Bowen, Provost, Juniata College

Assessing Library Impact: ACRL’s Project Outcome

How can libraries show the impact of their programs and services? How can they integrate their assessment with other institutional units? The Association of College and Research Libraries’ liaison to CIC, Luke Vilelle, will explain ACRL’s Project Outcome, and encourage feedback on its toolkit for academic libraries.
Luke Vilelle, University Librarian, Hollins University

Best Practices for Inclusive Hiring

As diversity expert Damon Williams has written, “On too many campuses, tales of heroic diversity plans and heartfelt efforts often play out alongside persistent resistance that thwarts the work of well-meaning educators.” What hidden structural and cultural barriers to inclusive hiring exist on CIC campuses? What practical steps can chief officers take to overcome obstacles and succeed in making institutional hiring processes more inclusive? Participants are invited to contribute strategies and insights from their campuses.
Ty Buckman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mary Baldwin University


Building Effective Relationships between Academic Affairs and Advancement

How can chief academic officers help faculty and staff members collaborate with their advancement colleagues? To foster productive relationships, institutions must break down silos—carefully and thoughtfully. Participants will be invited to share successful approaches and to seek advice on issues encountered in their institution’s efforts to develop collaborative relationships across the two divisions.
Brenda Kelly, Provost and Dean of the College, Gustavus Adolphus College


Career Mentoring for Students: Collaborative Opportunities

Career mentoring has become a student expectation that extends from recruitment through long-term alumni status. How are CIC institutions responding to this imperative? How are academic and student affairs officers collaborating with their advancement counterparts on new models? Participants will share their experiments with cross-divisional collaboration and reflect on other options to enhance the quality of career mentoring.
William J. Ehmann, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hartwick College


CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program

CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program is designed for senior administrators—and their spouses or partners—who are considering whether to seek a college presidency. The program helps participants clarify their own sense of calling, the significance of the mission of the institution they might lead, and how alignment between personal vocation and the institutional mission fosters effective presidential leadership. In this session, participants will learn about the structure of the seminars and the nomination process for the 2020–2021 program and will have ample time to ask questions.
Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, CIC


Communication Strategies during Times of Institutional Transformation

What communication practices are effective in engaging stakeholders during times of institutional transformation? The University of Bridgeport leadership team will discuss how they kept internal and external constituencies in the know as their new president ushered in important and needed changes at their institution. Participants are invited to share communication strategies that have been successful on their campuses.
Stephen Healey, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Bridgeport
Marie Muhvic, Vice President for Advancement, University of Bridgeport


Connecting Students with Donors: Benefits and Challenges

What are best practices for connecting students with donors, both before “the ask” and after gifts are made? What are pitfalls to avoid? The facilitator will share approaches that have been beneficial at the College of Saint Elizabeth, particularly as the institution transitioned to co-education two years ago. Participants are encouraged to discuss effective strategies from their own campuses.
Monique Guillory, Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Saint Elizabeth


Encouraging Faculty and Staff Giving

Butler University increased faculty and staff giving from
41 percent in 2018 to 59 percent in 2019. The facilitators will share the strategies that led to this successful outcome and explore with participants how to promote employee giving and avoid pitfalls.
Kathryn A. Morris, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Butler University
Jonathan Purvis, Vice President for University Advancement, Butler University


Federal and Foundation Grants Ideal for Teaching Institutions

Many foundations and government agencies are eager to provide funding for projects at teaching institutions. What is the right approach to grant-getting in the current environment? Which organizations are most likely to fund small and medium-sized independent colleges and universities? This session will include key information about several relevant grant programs and an overview of the agencies sponsoring them. The discussion will include examples of successful grant applications from CIC institutions.
Jessica C. Gerrity, Vice President, McAllister & Quinn


Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports

The Key Indicators Tool (KIT) and Financial Indicators Tool (FIT) are metrics that allow colleges and universities to set goals and measure progress across a range of institutional information in a streamlined way. CIC’s benchmarking services provide a way for institutions to understand a complex set of data in the context of what peer institutions are doing. This discussion will answer questions regarding how KIT and FIT can be used as well as what the reports say about the health of the institution.
Michael Williams, Founder and President, The Austen Group, a division of RNL


Major Donors with Big Ideas

When a college or university attracts a major donor with large aspirations such as “to save the liberal arts” or “to reflect the unique ethos of the region,” how can senior leaders collaborate to deliver programs and initiatives that are bold, attainable, and structured to put the institution on the map? Join Linfield University’s chief officers in a conversation about their approach to this enviable challenge and explore how other CIC institutions have taken advantage of transformative opportunities.
Susan Agre-Kippenhan, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Linfield University
John McKeegan, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and General Counsel, Linfield University


Managing Cabinet Transitions

In today’s higher education environment, senior leadership transitions and new cabinet configurations have become increasingly common. What are effective ways for chief officers to manage the changes in cabinet personnel, to establish mutual trust, and to build a commitment to teamwork? Participants will discuss their experiences and share strategies that have been effective at their institutions.
Ann Vendrely, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Goshen College
Todd Yoder, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Goshen College


Marketing Academic Programs

How do chief academic officers work with their institution’s marketing team to introduce and promote new academic programs to prospective student audiences? Heidelberg University’s chief academic officer will discuss her collaborative efforts to develop an effective marketing strategy for the university’s new baccalaureate nursing program. Participants are invited to share their own experiences with marketing academic programs, both successes and lessons learned.
Beth M. Schwartz, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Heidelberg University


Marking Institutional Milestones

What types of events and initiatives do CIC colleges and universities plan to commemorate their milestones? The team from Morningside College will discuss how their institution prepared for its 125th anniversary celebration. Participants are invited to share their experiences, ideas, and advice.
Christopher Spicer, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morningside College
Kari Winklepleck, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Morningside College


Navigating Classroom Racial Incidents: Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Freedom

How have CIC colleges and universities responded to disruptive racial incidents in their classrooms in light of institutional commitments to equity, inclusion, and academic freedom? How have chief officers and other campus leaders collaborated to communicate effectively to diverse stakeholders, to defuse tension, and to rebuild trust? Participants will exchange advice based on their own campus experiences.
Rebecca John, Chief Operating Officer, Augsburg University
Karen Kaivola, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg University


Partnering to Promote Academic Excellence

How do chief academic and advancement officers at CIC institutions partner to promote academic excellence on their campuses? What information about student outcomes and faculty successes engages donors’ interest in funding centers and other initiatives dedicated to enhancing faculty development and faculty and student scholarship? The team from Augustana University (SD) invites participants to share ideas and strategies for securing financial support for academic excellence projects.
Jonathan Mammenga, Associate Vice President for Development, Augustana University (SD)
Colin Irvine, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University, Augustana University (SD)


Strengthening Town-Gown Relations

Schreiner University and its home city of Kerrville, Texas, recently signed the Town-Gown Compact, which formalized their already long-term commitment to cooperation. What factors influenced university and city leaders to take this strategic step? What are potential benefits to both partners? The facilitator will share details about the compact and insights gained from Schreiner’s experience. Participants are invited to ask questions and to discuss their own institutional approaches to strengthening town-gown relations.
Mark C. Tuschak, Vice President for Student Recruitment, External Relations, and Marketing and Communication, Schreiner University


Supporting Efforts to Improve Science Pedagogy on Campus

Many chief academic officers have questions about current science teaching and learning on their campus. How can campuses improve persistence and success in science courses and increase retention rates in science majors? How can CAOs support faculty members who are trying new methods or techniques? CAOs who are interested in building or enhancing science education at their institutions and making it more attractive to current and prospective students, should bring questions and join a discussion about motivation, incentives, and disincentives for change in the way science courses are structured.
Susan Singer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Rollins College
Katherine M. Whatley, Senior Advisor for Academic Programs, CIC


Sustainability on CIC Campuses

What types of sustainability initiatives are underway at CIC colleges and universities? How can chief officers develop, communicate, and support such initiatives on their campuses? Participants are invited to share their experiences, strategies, and best practices for implementing and sustaining efforts “to go green” at their institutions.
Laura L. Behling, Provost, University of Puget Sound


The Value-Added of Higher Education Consortia

Some CIC colleges and universities have found a source of strength and resource enhancement through membership in a consortium of institutions with shared attributes. In what ways can consortium arrangements become a competitive advantage in marketing strategy and the external funding arena? Join a chief academic officer from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) in a discussion of opportunities and challenges.
Michael W. Markowitz, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University


Time, Treasure, and Talent: Generational Differences among Donors

National statistics claim that the average age at which individuals, particularly alumni, think about “giving back” to their alma maters is 48 years old. How can chief academic and advancement officers and their staffs collaborate to ensure that donors of varying generations are connected to their institutions? Participants are invited to share ideas that have worked on their campuses.
Mitchell P. Blonde, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Public Affairs, Tiffin University
Peter J. Holbrook, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Tiffin University

Monday, November 4, 7:15–8:15 a.m.

Sponsored by Synergis Education

Adaptive Leadership on a Changing Campus

This discussion will focus on the merits of adaptive leadership to initiate institutional change in response to higher education challenges. The AdventHealth University team will share examples of leading through change and invite participants to discuss their own experiences and effective strategies.
Len M. Archer, Vice President for Academic Administration, AdventHealth University
Sandra Dunbar Smalley, Provost, AdventHealth University


Capital Campaigns: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer

What is the chief academic officer’s role before, during, and after a capital campaign? Participants are invited to share their experiences and to seek advice on challenges encountered during the campaign process.
Elizabeth K. Mauch, Interim President, Bethany College (KS)


CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)

NetVUE seeks to deepen the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among students, faculty members, and staff at more than 250 independent colleges and universities. Learn about the ways your institution can benefit from NetVUE programs, national and regional gatherings, grants, and services.
David S. Cunningham, Director of NetVUE, CIC
Lynne Spoelhof, NetVUE Program Coordinator, CIC


Connecting with Campus Constituencies as a New Chief Officer

This discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges of connecting with campus constituencies as a new chief officer. What strategies can facilitate efforts to learn campus culture, to build positive relationships, and to create a receptivity to new leadership and priorities?
Terry M. Keller, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lourdes University


Continuity of Mission: Connecting the Institution’s Past to Its Future

How are CIC colleges and universities connecting forward- looking strategic plans to the history and founding mission of their institutions? How are they gaining buy-in for change from donors, alumni, and other supporters? Participants will exchange information about strategies and challenges.
Margaret Everett, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lesley University


Developing Deans for Fundraising

How can CIC institutions prepare deans to be effective in their fundraising role during a capital or comprehensive campaign? Gwynedd-Mercy’s chief academic and advancement officers will discuss their collaboration on a professional development workshop for their campus deans, exploring both benefits and lessons learned. Participants are invited to share how their institutions have developed and involved deans as fundraising partners.
Gerald T. McLaughlin, Vice President for Advancement, Gwynedd Mercy University
Mary H. Van Brunt, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Gwynedd Mercy University


Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy

Learn about CIC’s yearlong leadership programs: Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) and Senior Leadership Academy (SLA). The ELA prepares college and university vice presidents for presidencies, while the SLA prepares mid-level administrators for vice presidencies in independent higher education.
Linda M. Bleicken, President, American Academic Leadership Institution (AALI)
Barbara Hetrick, Senior Advisor, CIC
Alana K. Cassidy, Development Manager, CIC


Fostering Faculty-Led Change

How can chief academic officers support faculty members to be effective leaders of institutional change? What role can the chief advancement officer play in encouraging faculty-led change? Join a conversation about strategies that have been successful in moving faculty members from discussion to action and in fostering a culture of innovation on two CIC campuses.
Patricia Parrish, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College
Lori Werth, Provost, University of Pikeville


Initiatives to Support Diverse Student Learners

How do colleges and universities with diverse student populations ensure that each student has equal access to learning? Goodwin College has initiated a job-embedded professional program to teach its faculty members how to apply the Universal Design for Learning model to curricula and instruction. The chief academic officer will share the program’s design and positive results since implementation. Participants are invited to compare their own approaches that have improved learning outcomes for diverse student groups.
Danielle Wilken, Provost and Dean of Faculty, Goodwin College


Integrating Marketing, Choice of Major, and Career Development for Student Success

Students who are undecided about their course of study are often at greater risk of leaving college. How can an institution’s marketing team support retention and enhance student outcomes? Mount Mary University’s Compass Year embeds self-assessment and advising into first-year coursework in order to promote students’ progress toward their degrees. Discussion participants are encouraged to share ways their institution uses marketing to promote student success.
Kathleen A. Van Zeeland, Director of Marketing and Communications, Mount Mary University


Involving Deans, Faculty Members, and Support Staff in Donor Relations

How can chief academic and advancement officers collaborate to enhance donor relations through the involvement of key members of the constituent groups on their campuses? What are best practices to facilitate successful interactions with donors? Participants are invited to share strategies that have worked at their institutions.
Patricia S. Ireland, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Mount Aloysius College


Mentoring Millennial Faculty Members

The millennial generation has been characterized as needing “instant gratification/recognition” and as being both “deeply connected through social media” and innately “curious,” traits that in the traditional higher education setting might be translated to mean “insecure,” “easily distracted,” and “lacking focus.” Do such generalizations ring true? How are CIC institutions creating or adapting their mentoring programs to accommodate this new generation of faculty members? Participants will discuss the ways chief academic officers and other academic leaders provide millennials on their campuses constructive feedback and incentives for professional growth.
Alyson A. Gill, Provost, University of the Ozarks (AR)


Millennial Giving: Preliminary Results from the Schuler Initiative

Millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, represent a large segment of most institutions’ active alumni. How can independent colleges enhance engagement with this key demographic? The Schuler Education Foundation has partnered with RNL and five liberal arts colleges to better understand this cohort and reverse a trend of declining participation. This discussion will highlight preliminary insights from our market research and a few of the strategies implemented that helped the pilot group achieve 37 percent growth in their millennial donor base. Participants are invited to share their experiences engaging millennial alumni through philanthropic efforts.
Sarah Kleeberger, Senior Vice President for Fundraising Consulting, RNL


New Chief Academic Officer Workshop

New chief academic officers who participated in the earlier Workshop for New Chief Academic Officers will have an additional opportunity to discuss conference sessions, general concerns, and new ideas.
Kerry D. Fulcher, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene
Deneese L. Jones, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trinity University (TX)


Peer-Led Faculty Development Programs

At George Fox University, faculty members have created and implemented a peer-led faculty development program that addresses areas of need relevant to their colleagues’ professional lives. Participants are invited to join the facilitator in a conversation about the George Fox model and to share effective faculty development programs from their campuses.
Linda Samek, Provost, George Fox University


Planned Giving Programs at Young Institutions

How does a young college or university with a small alumni base mount a meaningful planned giving program? Cabrini’s chief advancement officer will share strategies his university is using to enhance planned giving. Participants are invited to exchange information about practices and initiatives that have been successful in securing planned gifts on their own campuses.
Stephen Highsmith, Vice President for Advancement, Cabrini University


Strategies to Thrive as an Administrator of Color

Administrators of color face significant challenges and also bring unique strengths to their roles. What are the best strategies for overcoming bias, developing resilience, and advancing meaningful culture change at independent colleges? Participants are encouraged to share their challenges and successes as new, mid-career, or seasoned administrators of color.
Julia Chinyere Oparah, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Mills College


Success and the New Student Majority: Yes We Must Coalition

Independent colleges strive to increase the degree attainment of students from low-income backgrounds. Discussion will examine strategies for ensuring equitable success rates for all students. In particular, the facilitator will explain how the Yes We Must Coalition supports independent institutions whose undergraduate populations of Pell-eligible students are in the majority on their campuses. Participants will share ways to increase graduation rates and to advocate for low-income students.
Tracy S. Parkinson, Executive Vice President, Coker University


Synchronizing Academic and Fundraising Goals

How can chief academic and advancement officers partner to secure funds for academic program needs and faculty-initiated projects? What happens when academic and fundraising priorities clash? Join the facilitators from Wheaton College (MA) in a conversation about successful strategies as well as challenges.
Merritt Crowley, Vice President for College Advancement, Wheaton College (MA)
Renée T. White, Provost, Wheaton College (MA)


The Academic Narrative: Great Stories That Support Advancement Campaigns

What are the narratives of teaching, research, and student success that have inspired donors to support academic initiatives at CIC colleges and universities? Participants are invited to share examples of institutional stories that have helped connect their donors with funding opportunities such as faculty chairs, named programs and departments, experiential learning endowments, and other academic priorities.
Janet L. Bland, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Marietta College
Jenni Cushman, Executive Director, Major Gifts and Campaign Coordinator, Marietta College


The Role of the Advancement Office in Accreditation

How do CIC colleges and universities involve the chief advancement officer and other members of the
advancement staff in institutional accreditation processes and activities? Participants will compare experiences and share best practices.
Melba Rodriguez, Vice President for Advancement, Hanover College

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 to display 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 3, 12:15–1:45 p.m.

Sponsored by Capital Education

(Pre-registration is required. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.)

The luncheon will feature speaker Nancy E. Tate, whose remarks will draw lessons from the history of the suffrage movement for women who vote today and outline opportunities for continued reform to encourage greater participation in U.S. politics.

Nancy Tate headshotTate led the League of Women Voters of the United States from 2000 to 2015. Since 2015, she has served as the co-chair of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, an information- sharing collaborative that focuses on commemorating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the Constitutional right to vote.

Tate was chief operating officer of the National Academy of Public Administration and served in the U.S. Departments of Education and Energy as well as the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Tate earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University and a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University.

Nancy E. Tate, Co-Chair, Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative

Discussion Groups


Best Practices for Advancing Women in Leadership
Linda Samek, Provost, George Fox University

Building a Strong Relationship between Advancement and Academic Affairs
Katherine M. Whatley, Senior Advisor, CIC

Developing Leaders among Faculty and Staff
Barbara Hetrick, Senior Advisor, CIC

Engaging Faculty in Curricular/Co-Curricular Partnerships
Kim Haverkos, Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences, Thomas More University

Keys to Strong Public Relations
Jo Ellen Parker, Vice President for Communications, CIC

Learning a New Institutional Culture
Judith A. Muyskens, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Hiram College
 
Maintaining a Life: Work/Life Integration
Patricia Parrish, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College

Managing Presidential Transitions
Maria C. Garriga, Acting Provost, Thomas More University

Should I Consider a Presidency?
Marylouise Fennell, RSM, Senior Counsel, CIC, and former President, Carlow University

Women’s Leadership Challenges
Jonnie G. Guerra, Senior Advisor, CIC

Working with Your Leadership Team
Lori V. Quigley, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Medaille College

Working with Your Team to Prepare for an Accreditation Review
Marilyn Reineck, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Concordia University, St. Paul

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

Sunday, November 3, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

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

Reception for NetVUE Members

Sunday, November 3, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

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

Breakfast for CAOs, CAdOs, and PROs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Monday, November 4, 7:15–8:15 a.m.

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

Luncheon for Members of the CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium

Monday, November 4, 12:45–2:00 p.m.

Members of the CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium are invited to gather for lunch to learn about the growth of the Consortium and to share institutional strategies that support student progress.
Coordinators: Robert Manzer, Chief Academic Officer, Acadeum, and Carol M. Schuler, Vice President and Director of the Online Course Sharing Consortium, CIC

All Institute Reception

Monday, November 4, 5:00–6:15 p.m.

Sponsored by TIAA

All Institute participants—including spouses and partners, speakers, and sponsors—are invited to gather for light refreshments and conversation.


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

Tuesday, November 5, 7:30–8:45 a.m.

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

 Consultations and Renewal

Consultations


Consultations with TIAA: Retirement Planning

TIAA Consultants will be available for personal consultations with chief academic, chief advancement, and public relations officers to discuss retirement planning. Sign up for an appointment at the TIAA table.

Faculty Compensation and Benefits Consultation

Frank A. Casagrande, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, will be available for consultations to discuss approaches to negotiating presidential compensation or faculty compensation and benefits models. Contact Casagrande at (404) 200-5941 or FrankA@CasagrandeConsultingLLC.com to schedule an appointment.

Search Consultation

Shawn Hartman, chief operating officer of Academic Search, will be available for one-on- one consultations with Institute participants to discuss institutional or individual needs. Participants can sign up for a consultation time at the Academic Search table or email him directly at shawn.hartman@academicsearch.org.


Worship Services


Ecumenical Service

A Christian ecumenical worship service will be held on Sunday, November 4, 8:00–8:30 a.m., led by
David Timmerman, provost of Carthage College.

Roman Catholic Mass

Roman Catholic Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, November 4, 7:30–8:00 a.m. at a nearby church.

Other Religious Services

Participants also will have the opportunity to attend other nearby houses of worship.

 Meetings of Associated Organizations


The Institute for CAOs, with CAdOs and PROs, will provide opportunities for formal and informal meetings of other groups in conjunction with the conference. Meetings scheduled to date include:

Friday, November 1


8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Association of Adventist Academic Administrators Chief Academic Officers Meeting

Coordinator: Ronald L. Carter, Provost, Loma Linda University

Noon–8:00 p.m.

Senior Leadership Academy

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

2:00–6:00 p.m.

Network of ELCA College and University Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers

Coordinator: Mark Wilhelm, Executive Director, Network of Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Lutheran College and University Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Reception and  Dinner Program

Coordinator: Mark Wilhelm, Executive Director, Network of Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Saturday, November 2


8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Senior Leadership Academy

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

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Marpeck Mennonite Chief Academic Officers

Coordinator: Brent Yoder, Vice President for Academics, Hesston College

10:00 a.m.–Noon

Concordia University System Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers

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

2:30–4:30 p.m.

Catholic Colleges and Universities Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Meeting

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

Sunday, November 3


7:30 a.m.–Noon

Senior Leadership Academy

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

Monday, November 4


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Breakfast

Coordinator: Christopher Dougherty, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Chestnut Hill College

6:15 p.m.

Conference for Mercy Higher Education Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Dinner

Coordinators: Michelle M. Kalis, Provost, University of Saint Joseph, Allyson M. Lowe, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trocaire College

6:15 p.m.

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Dinner

Coordinator: Linda Samek, Provost, George Fox University, and President, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Chief Academic Officers’ Commission

6:30 p.m.

American Benedictine Colleges Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Dinner

Coordinator: Richard Ice, Provost, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

6:30 p.m.

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers Dinner

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

Tuesday, November 5


7:30–8:45 a.m.

Annapolis Group Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and  Public Relations Officers Breakfast

Coordinator: Jeffrey A. Frick, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Washington & Jefferson College

7:30–8:45 a.m.

Breakfast for Chief Academic, Chief Advancement, and Public Relations Officers of Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Coordinator: Travis Frampton, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University

Noon–5:00 p.m.

Christian College Consortium Chief Academic Officers and Spouses Meeting

Coordinator: Stan D. Gaede, President, Christian College Consortium

WEDNESDAY,  NOVEMBER 6    


8:00 a.m.–Noon

Christian College Consortium Chief Academic Officers and Spouses Breakfast and Meeting Continues

Coordinator: Stan D. Gaede, President, Christian College Consortium

 Local Attractions

American Visionary Art Museum

The American Visionary Museum displays works of artists not formally trained. Many exhibits leave the viewer wanting to know more about the thought process and vision of the creator. The museum exhibits drawings, paintings, and sculptures of “Visionary” artists.


Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

Following the collapse of its roundhouse roof in a snowstorm, the B&O Railroad Museum might have remained closed forever. But through perseverance and hard work, the museum reopened with many improvements. The beautiful roundhouse is thoroughly renovated and showcases a variety of interactive exhibits, a number of historic engines, and fascinating railroad equipment. A “must see” for railroad buffs, the museum was the first of its kind admitted to the Smithsonian Affiliates program. Souvenirs, videos, books, and clothing are available at the gift shop.


Baltimore Basilica

The Baltimore Basilica, formerly the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was the first Roman Catholic cathedral built in the United States. Constructed from 1806 to 1821, the Baltimore Basilica is an impressive architectural masterpiece and a National Historic Landmark.


Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is home to more than 95,000 works of art, including an extensive collection of American Art dating back to the colonial period, along with contemporary painting and sculpture from around the world. BMA also is one of the first museums in the country to have exhibited works by African American artists. Located three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.


Fells Point

Fells Point is a historic waterfront neighborhood located along the north shore of the Baltimore Harbor and the northwest branch of the Patapsco River. Named for the Englishmen who founded a ship-building company in 1726 that would go on to produce the famous “Baltimore Schooners,” Fells Point is a spirited waterfront community in perpetual celebration of Baltimore’s British nautical roots. The neighborhood’s visage has remained largely unchanged since its founding and attracts many visitors.


Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Built on a peninsula, Fort McHenry played a crucial role in one of the key battles in the War of 1812. It is considered the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, where Francis Scott Key was moved to write the “The Star Spangled Banner” lyrics as he watched the fort’s bombardment. When a new flag is designed, it flies over Fort McHenry first. It is currently the only site in the United States designated as both a national monument and a historic shrine.


Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

Located in Camden Station at Camden Yards, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is a quirky specialty museum that shows the influence of pop culture on everyday lives through its displays of toys, comic books, posters, and memorabilia. With more than 8,000 items, the collection spans over three centuries dating back to the 1700s.


Maryland Science Center

Located a few blocks from the Inner Harbor, the Science Center offers interactive educational displays within its three floors of exhibits. The most popular exhibits include Outer Space Place, where the Hubble Space Telescope National Visitor Center and Space Link are housed; DinoQuest; an IMAX Theater; and the Davis Planetarium.


National Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore, whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, is Maryland’s number one tourist attraction. Visitors will feel as though they are part of the resident sharks’ habitat as they walk inside the donut-shaped shark tank. Dolphin Discovery is the aquarium’s largest exhibit, home to seven Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphins. The aquarium’s conservation efforts include partnerships with local organizations to improve and preserve the natural beauty and wildlife habitat of Baltimore’s harbor.


USS Constellation

The USS Constellation is a massive vessel that was instrumental in cutting off illegal slave trade routes to the area. Built in 1854, the Constellation is one of three ships that make up the Historic Ships collection in the Harbor. The Constellation displays sleeping, eating, and medical quarters, along with countless military artifacts within its bowels.
 

Hotel and Travel

 Location

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 385-3000

Baltimore’s Show Your Badge Program

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 Hotel Information


San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter skyline view at nightAll program sessions of the Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Advancement and Public Relations Officers will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

Room Rate:
$199 single/double

Hotel Reservation Deadline:
Friday, October 11, 2019

The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel is centrally located along the scenic water’s edge of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Guests are near many cultural, shopping, and entertainment options of the Harbor East neighborhood and the city’s downtown. On foot or via water taxi, participants can explore nearby attractions including the National Aquarium, Baltimore Zoo, Maryland Science Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium, Fells Point, and Little Italy.

Please Note the Hotel Reservation Procedure: Participants first need to register for the Institute. Upon Institute registration, participants will receive an email that includes detailed hotel booking instructions and a code to make a reservation at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel at the CIC discounted rate.

The registration and hotel reservation deadline is Friday, October 11, 2019. Because hotel rooms may sell out before the deadline, 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 can be accommodated only on a space-available basis and may be at a rate higher than the CIC rate.

The CIC hotel rate of $199 for single or double occupancy includes complimentary in-room Wi-Fi for all Marriott Rewards members. The discounted rate is available for rooms reserved for the period October 30–November 6, 2019, for participants who would like to extend their stay. Please be aware that rooms on the extended dates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Dress Guidelines

Business casual wear is appropriate throughout the Institute. Business attire is suggested only for the opening keynote address and reception and buffet dinner on Saturday, November 2.

 Travel


Driving Directions

The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is located about 12 miles from the hotel. Upon leaving the airport, take Route 170 to Interstate 295 North/ Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The parkway will become Russell Street in downtown Baltimore. Follow Russell Street to Pratt Street and turn right. Continue on Pratt Street through ten traffic lights to President Street and turn right again. Follow President Street through three traffic lights moving into the right hand lane after the second light (Eastern Avenue). At the third light, drive straight ahead toward the Katyn Memorial and enter the traffic circle. Take the first right exit (about 50 feet into the circle) onto Aliceanna Street. The hotel entrance will be 100 yards on the right.

The Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport (DCA) is located about 50 miles from the hotel. Upon leaving the airport, take the George Washington Parkway North to Interstate 495 and continue to Interstate 95 North. Follow Interstate 95 North to Interstate 395 and exit at Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore. Turn right and proceed to President Street. Turn right then right again onto Aliceanna Street. The hotel will be on the right.

The Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located about 60 from the hotel. Upon leaving the airport, take the Dulles Toll Road East to Interstate 495 North and continue to Interstate 95 North. Follow Interstate 95 North to Interstate 395 and exit at Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore. Turn right and proceed to President Street. Turn right then right again onto Aliceanna Street. The hotel will be on the right.



Charm City Circulator

The Charm City Circulator is a free bus service with four routes through downtown Baltimore. These routes connect to other modes of transit, including Light Rail, MARC, Metro Subway, and the Baltimore Water Taxi. Call (410) 350-0456 or visit the Circulator's website for more information.


Taxi

Taxi service is available from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to the hotel for a fare of about $35 (one way). Fares from Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport are $110–$140.


Shuttle Service

Super Shuttle provides shared ride van shuttle service (multiple passengers/stops) to and from each of the area airports. Approximate rates are listed below. Reserve a shuttle online or by calling (1-800) BLUE-VAN or (800) 258-3826.
  • From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):
    $21 one way; $41 round trip

  • From Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport (DCA):
    $145 one way; $276 round trip

  • From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD):
    $154 one way; $293 round trip                


Amtrak

Penn Station is located about one mile from the hotel. Taxi service is available to the hotel for a fare of about $10 (one way).


Parking

Overnight valet parking is available at the hotel for $45 per night. Self-parking is available for $26 per night.
 

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 and Chief Advancement Officers Task Force

The program of the 2019 Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Advancement and Public Relations Officers, is being planned with the assistance of CIC’s Chief Academic and Chief Advancement Officers Task Force:

Chad Berry, Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, Berea College
Regina Biddings-Muro, Vice President for University Advancement, California Lutheran University
Kelly Brown, Vice President for Advancement, St. John’s College (MD)
Cynthia K. Kosso, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Moravian College
Yolanda W. Page, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University
J. Andrew Prall, Provost, St. Edwards 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, William Woods University
Glenn R. Sharfman, Provost, Oglethorpe University (Chair)
Caroline Simon, Provost and Executive Vice President, Whitworth University
James Watt, Vice President for Advancement, Juniata College

Association Representative

Paul Heaton, Senior Director, Member Engagement, CASE
Kerry E. Pannell, Vice President for Academic Programs, Council of Independent Colleges