Constructing the Future, Collaborating for Success

2021 Institute for Chief Academic Officers with Chief Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officers 11/6/2021 11/6/2021 11/6/202111/9/202111/9/202111/9/2021 Galt House Hotel Louisville, KY
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About the Institute

Independent colleges and universities made major adjustments at a rapid pace under the pressures of 2020. Now it is time to reassess these institutional strengths and reinvigorate institutional missions. Some recent changes will be embraced permanently, some will be deemed no longer necessary, and others will influence institutional strategy in many areas. How can college and university leaders employ what they learned from the recent crisis to reimagine an integrated approach to the student learning experience? The theme of CIC’s 2021 Institute—“Constructing the Future: Collaborating for Success”—provides a framework for discussion of strategies for increased success in student development and academic achievement.

As chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers contend with the ongoing challenges of the pandemic and look ahead to its aftermath, they have opportunities to collaborate on new initiatives for both students’ and the institution’s success. Strong cooperation and seamless communication among these chief officers will be vital to productive engagement on key campus issues.

The 2021 Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officers will offer participants many opportunities to learn about collaborations that have enabled academic, student affairs, and diversity leaders to develop effective partnerships; to embed an equity lens into strategic planning and institutional practice; to integrate curricular and co-curricular advising models; and to encourage students’ civic engagement. Concurrent sessions will offer practical advice on such topics as student retention, student mental health, and community college transfer pathways. Sessions also will focus on issues related to first-generation students, academic integrity in online courses, and the future of the faculty.

The 2021 Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officers, will help participants develop the mutual aspirations and collaborative relationships that produce institution-wide success in these challenging times. Above all, the Institute will provide college leaders the time and space to share—with candor—ideas, solutions, and proven practices with colleagues from across the country and abroad.

In cooperation with NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

CIC is grateful for the substantial and continuing support of the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI).


Who Should Participate?

CIC invites chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers of all independent colleges and universities to participate in this annual Institute. Chief student affairs and diversity 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 CSAOs 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 student affairs officers may have such titles as vice president for student affairs or dean of students. Chief diversity officers hold a wide variety of titles, including vice president for equity and inclusion; executive director of the office of diversity, equity, and inclusion; senior diversity officer, among many others.

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

Important Note on Health and Safety

CIC is committed to the health and safety of its members and their communities. To create the safest possible Institute environment while offering meaningful opportunities for interaction, CIC expects that all participants who are able to receive the COVID vaccine will be fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arriving at the Institute. Please expect to be asked about your vaccination status when you register online: if you have been unable to receive the vaccine for any reason you will need to speak to a staff member to complete your registration.

Participants are expected to contribute to creating a safe event by respecting all national, local, and venue-specific health guidelines that might be in effect when the Institute takes place. Updated information reflecting the most recent available guidance will be issued shortly before the event. By attending, participants agree to support their colleagues and communities by complying with public health recommendations that are in effect during the Institute, as well as with the CIC Code of Conduct.

Featured Speakers

 

 

  • Dan-el Padilla Peralta
    Dan-el Padilla Peralta
    Princeton University
  • Sarah Fatherly
    Sarah Fatherly
    Queens University
  • Aaron J. Kuecker
    Aaron J. Kuecker
    Trinity Christian College
  • Sean P. O’Connell
    Sean P. O’Connell
    Albertus Magnus College
  • Lindsay Till Hoyt
    Lindsay Till Hoyt
    Fordham University
  • Eva Chatterjee-Sutton
    Eva Chatterjee-Sutton
    Washington & Jefferson College
  • Leanne Neilson
    Leanne Neilson
    California Lutheran University
  • Monica Smith
    Monica Smith
    Augustana College
  • Kevin Kruger
    Kevin Kruger
    NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Schedule

 

 

Workshop for New Chief Academic OfficersWorkshop for New Chief Academic Officers1WorkshopCAOs who have served for fewer than two years are invited to participate in this workshop, led by experienced colleagues, that addresses issues that newer chief academic officers often face. Participants will work in small groups, analyze case studies, and discuss such topics as accreditation; assessment and institutional effectiveness; faculty governance and leadership; appointments, promotion, and tenure and its alternatives; managing time, technology, and paper; and working with peer administrators. Participants also will be paired with an experienced CAO mentor.<br><blockquote>Workshop Coordinators:<br><strong><em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong>, Provost, Chief Academic Officer, and Professor of Biology, Point Loma Nazarene University<br><strong><em>Lori Werth</em></strong>, Provost, University of Pikeville<em></em><br></blockquote><br><em>Fee: early rate $75 (by September 3); regular fee $100 (after September 3) (covers materials, meals, and refreshments)</em>
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 Programs84Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy are invited to gather for light refreshments and conversation.<br><br>Convener: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute
Strengthening Humanities for a New MajorityStrengthening Humanities for a New Majority5Sarah Fatherly; Aaron J. Kuecker; Sean P. O’ConnellConcurrent Session<p>​This concurrent session will engage and develop the themes of the opening plenary, “Revitalizing the Humanities for Social Justice and Civic Engagement.” Three chief academic officers, all distinguished humanists, will share their perspectives on how to revive broad student interest in humanistic learning. <strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, president of Illinois Wesleyan University and former president of the Society for Classical Studies, will chair the panel.</p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions5Concurrent Session<em>(Concurrent Sessions have not yet been assigned to designated days and times. Additional sessions and speakers will be added to the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br><br> <h3>“Calling” across the (Co-)Curriculum: Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Foster Vocational Exploration </h3>CIC institutions are finding new ways to help undergraduate students examine questions of meaning, purpose, and identity in their lives. One approach employs the venerable concept of “finding one’s calling” to encourage students to integrate academic study in professional and liberal arts disciplines with non-academic career preparation. In this panel, two pairs of administrative colleagues will describe how academic affairs and student affairs offices can collaborate to make vocational exploration and discernment a powerful aspect of student experience through programming for students and professional development for staff and faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Carson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Furman University<br><strong><em>Mike Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University<br><strong><em>Deborah Murray</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lee University<br><strong><em>Ken Peterson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Career Readiness</h3>Given public skepticism of the value of college as career preparation, how can institutions ensure that students benefit from their distinctive educational missions while also gaining the skills and attitudes necessary for professional success? Two academic leaders from quite different institutions will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sandra Dunbar-Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Current Legal Issues in Higher Education</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues likely to affect independent colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Managing Attorney, Novus Law Firm, Inc.<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>Many independent colleges and universities have created esports programs that attract and engage students. Rapid expansion in this area also can mean internal growing pains in the context of a dynamic external environment. What are the strategic issues that college leaders should consider as they initiate and expand esports programs? Three chief officers from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they generated esports programs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Davida H. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<strong><br><em>Tiffany Sanchez</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevenson University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspective of Association Leaders</h3>With accelerating change across higher education, inter-institutional collaboration is more important than ever. In this session, leaders of consortial organizations will explore the implications of a variety of models and initiatives for chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers. They will highlight strategies for building a culture of collaboration both across—and within—institutions. Participants will spend time developing and sharing ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which they belong to increase the institutional benefits of consortial participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Stephanie L. Fabritius</em></strong>, President, Associated Colleges of the South<br><strong><em>Michael E. Hodge</em></strong>, Interim Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Mickey McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Maximizing Student Achievement and Retention</h3>Initiatives to enhance student academic achievement and personal development are important points of collaboration between academic and student affairs divisions. What strategies effectively maximize the persistence to graduation, academic success, and holistic personal growth of students? Through intentional cooperation and innovative student support models, campuses can implement a comprehensive program to promote student success. Academic and student development officers will share approaches that have boosted greater student achievement and retention on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <em></em> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<em></em><br><strong><em>Abigail T. Wernicki</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Holy Family University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Student Affairs, and Diversity Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Campus leaders 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>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Provost, St. Edwards University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recent and Anticipated Changes to Title IX</h3>Title IX requirements have undergone revisions in recent years, creating the need to adjust practices of administrators at independent colleges and universities. What are the most important changes to guidelines and requirements that institutions need to be aware of in the current regulatory environment? What practices and campus policies are best suited to an equitable process? An experienced higher education attorney will provide timely and practical advice on Title IX compliance and risk management.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
Reception for NetVUE MembersReception for NetVUE Members84Staff of institutions that are members of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) are invited to learn over refreshments about recent NetVUE activities and to share lessons learned from their campus programs with colleagues.<br><blockquote>Conveners:<br><strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</blockquote>
Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of ServiceWorkshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service1Workshop​Entering the third or fourth year of service, CAOs usually have mastered the fundamentals of the role. At this stage, CAOs discover 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 can CAOs attend to their own professional lives while also serving their institutions? How do CAOs work effectively with the president and other cabinet officers on strategic planning for the good of their institutions? Participants will explore these and related questions and gain fresh perspectives on the next stage in their careers as CAOs.<br><blockquote>Workshop Coordinators:<br><strong><em>Kim Coplin</em></strong>, Provost, Denison University<br><strong><em>Michael J. Sosulski</em></strong>, Provost, Wofford College <br></blockquote> <br><em>Fee: early rate $75 (by September 3); regular fee $100 (after September 3) (covers materials, meals, and refreshments)</em>
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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions8Concurrent Session<em>(Concurrent Sessions have not yet been assigned to designated days and times. Additional sessions and speakers will be added to the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br><br> <h3>“Calling” across the (Co-)Curriculum: Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Foster Vocational Exploration </h3>CIC institutions are finding new ways to help undergraduate students examine questions of meaning, purpose, and identity in their lives. One approach employs the venerable concept of “finding one’s calling” to encourage students to integrate academic study in professional and liberal arts disciplines with non-academic career preparation. In this panel, two pairs of administrative colleagues will describe how academic affairs and student affairs offices can collaborate to make vocational exploration and discernment a powerful aspect of student experience through programming for students and professional development for staff and faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Carson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Furman University<br><strong><em>Mike Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University<br><strong><em>Deborah Murray</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lee University<br><strong><em>Ken Peterson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Career Readiness</h3>Given public skepticism of the value of college as career preparation, how can institutions ensure that students benefit from their distinctive educational missions while also gaining the skills and attitudes necessary for professional success? Two academic leaders from quite different institutions will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sandra Dunbar-Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Current Legal Issues in Higher Education</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues likely to affect independent colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Managing Attorney, Novus Law Firm, Inc.<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>Many independent colleges and universities have created esports programs that attract and engage students. Rapid expansion in this area also can mean internal growing pains in the context of a dynamic external environment. What are the strategic issues that college leaders should consider as they initiate and expand esports programs? Three chief officers from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they generated esports programs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Davida H. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<strong><br><em>Tiffany Sanchez</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevenson University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspective of Association Leaders</h3>With accelerating change across higher education, inter-institutional collaboration is more important than ever. In this session, leaders of consortial organizations will explore the implications of a variety of models and initiatives for chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers. They will highlight strategies for building a culture of collaboration both across—and within—institutions. Participants will spend time developing and sharing ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which they belong to increase the institutional benefits of consortial participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Stephanie L. Fabritius</em></strong>, President, Associated Colleges of the South<br><strong><em>Michael E. Hodge</em></strong>, Interim Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Mickey McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Maximizing Student Achievement and Retention</h3>Initiatives to enhance student academic achievement and personal development are important points of collaboration between academic and student affairs divisions. What strategies effectively maximize the persistence to graduation, academic success, and holistic personal growth of students? Through intentional cooperation and innovative student support models, campuses can implement a comprehensive program to promote student success. Academic and student development officers will share approaches that have boosted greater student achievement and retention on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <em></em> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<em></em><br><strong><em>Abigail T. Wernicki</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Holy Family University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Student Affairs, and Diversity Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Campus leaders 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>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Provost, St. Edwards University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recent and Anticipated Changes to Title IX</h3>Title IX requirements have undergone revisions in recent years, creating the need to adjust practices of administrators at independent colleges and universities. What are the most important changes to guidelines and requirements that institutions need to be aware of in the current regulatory environment? What practices and campus policies are best suited to an equitable process? An experienced higher education attorney will provide timely and practical advice on Title IX compliance and risk management.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions13<em>(Concurrent Sessions have not yet been assigned to designated days and times. Additional sessions and speakers will be added to the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br><br> <h3>“Calling” across the (Co-)Curriculum: Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Foster Vocational Exploration </h3>CIC institutions are finding new ways to help undergraduate students examine questions of meaning, purpose, and identity in their lives. One approach employs the venerable concept of “finding one’s calling” to encourage students to integrate academic study in professional and liberal arts disciplines with non-academic career preparation. In this panel, two pairs of administrative colleagues will describe how academic affairs and student affairs offices can collaborate to make vocational exploration and discernment a powerful aspect of student experience through programming for students and professional development for staff and faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Carson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Furman University<br><strong><em>Mike Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University<br><strong><em>Deborah Murray</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lee University<br><strong><em>Ken Peterson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Career Readiness</h3>Given public skepticism of the value of college as career preparation, how can institutions ensure that students benefit from their distinctive educational missions while also gaining the skills and attitudes necessary for professional success? Two academic leaders from quite different institutions will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sandra Dunbar-Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Current Legal Issues in Higher Education</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues likely to affect independent colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Managing Attorney, Novus Law Firm, Inc.<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>Many independent colleges and universities have created esports programs that attract and engage students. Rapid expansion in this area also can mean internal growing pains in the context of a dynamic external environment. What are the strategic issues that college leaders should consider as they initiate and expand esports programs? Three chief officers from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they generated esports programs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Davida H. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<strong><br><em>Tiffany Sanchez</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevenson University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspective of Association Leaders</h3>With accelerating change across higher education, inter-institutional collaboration is more important than ever. In this session, leaders of consortial organizations will explore the implications of a variety of models and initiatives for chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers. They will highlight strategies for building a culture of collaboration both across—and within—institutions. Participants will spend time developing and sharing ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which they belong to increase the institutional benefits of consortial participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Stephanie L. Fabritius</em></strong>, President, Associated Colleges of the South<br><strong><em>Michael E. Hodge</em></strong>, Interim Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Mickey McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Maximizing Student Achievement and Retention</h3>Initiatives to enhance student academic achievement and personal development are important points of collaboration between academic and student affairs divisions. What strategies effectively maximize the persistence to graduation, academic success, and holistic personal growth of students? Through intentional cooperation and innovative student support models, campuses can implement a comprehensive program to promote student success. Academic and student development officers will share approaches that have boosted greater student achievement and retention on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <em></em> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<em></em><br><strong><em>Abigail T. Wernicki</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Holy Family University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Student Affairs, and Diversity Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Campus leaders 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>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Provost, St. Edwards University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recent and Anticipated Changes to Title IX</h3>Title IX requirements have undergone revisions in recent years, creating the need to adjust practices of administrators at independent colleges and universities. What are the most important changes to guidelines and requirements that institutions need to be aware of in the current regulatory environment? What practices and campus policies are best suited to an equitable process? An experienced higher education attorney will provide timely and practical advice on Title IX compliance and risk management.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
Plenary Session: Lindsay Till HoytPlenary Session: Lindsay Till Hoyt46Lindsay Till HoytPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>​Civic Engagement and Student Well-being</h3><p> <br>Mental health is fundamental to student achievement and academic success. Support for student mental health is important at the best of times, and especially so when recent events—a divisive presidential election, graphic depictions of police brutality, a global pandemic—have traumatized affected populations, contributed to general anxiety, and negatively influenced student achievement. Intentional mental health support can help all students maintain their academic progress and personal development. New research by Lindsay Till Hoyt has found that volunteering, voting, and activism—key elements of civic engagement—tend to be positively related to mental well-being and student success, with some important nuances. A noted scholar and researcher who studies the social determinants of health, Hoyt will share recent findings and discuss how they can help campus leaders create thriving communities of learning that simultaneously support students’ mental well-being and prepare them for active and meaningful civic engagement.</p>
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Luncheon and Discussion Groups for Women AdministratorsLuncheon and Discussion Groups for Women Administrators83Women chief academic officers, student affairs officers, diversity officers, and other administrators are invited to join discussion groups on current issues led by colleagues who have been selected for their expertise on the topic.<br><blockquote>Featured speaker: <strong><em>Susan M. Donovan</em></strong>, President, Bellarmine University<br></blockquote><br><em>Fee: early rate $65 (by September 3); regular rate $80 (after September 3)</em><br><br><em>Note: This event requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em>
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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions9Concurrent Session<em>(Concurrent Sessions have not yet been assigned to designated days and times. Additional sessions and speakers will be added to the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br><br> <h3>“Calling” across the (Co-)Curriculum: Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Foster Vocational Exploration </h3>CIC institutions are finding new ways to help undergraduate students examine questions of meaning, purpose, and identity in their lives. One approach employs the venerable concept of “finding one’s calling” to encourage students to integrate academic study in professional and liberal arts disciplines with non-academic career preparation. In this panel, two pairs of administrative colleagues will describe how academic affairs and student affairs offices can collaborate to make vocational exploration and discernment a powerful aspect of student experience through programming for students and professional development for staff and faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Carson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Furman University<br><strong><em>Mike Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University<br><strong><em>Deborah Murray</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lee University<br><strong><em>Ken Peterson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Career Readiness</h3>Given public skepticism of the value of college as career preparation, how can institutions ensure that students benefit from their distinctive educational missions while also gaining the skills and attitudes necessary for professional success? Two academic leaders from quite different institutions will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sandra Dunbar-Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Current Legal Issues in Higher Education</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues likely to affect independent colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Managing Attorney, Novus Law Firm, Inc.<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>Many independent colleges and universities have created esports programs that attract and engage students. Rapid expansion in this area also can mean internal growing pains in the context of a dynamic external environment. What are the strategic issues that college leaders should consider as they initiate and expand esports programs? Three chief officers from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they generated esports programs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Davida H. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<strong><br><em>Tiffany Sanchez</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevenson University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspective of Association Leaders</h3>With accelerating change across higher education, inter-institutional collaboration is more important than ever. In this session, leaders of consortial organizations will explore the implications of a variety of models and initiatives for chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers. They will highlight strategies for building a culture of collaboration both across—and within—institutions. Participants will spend time developing and sharing ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which they belong to increase the institutional benefits of consortial participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Stephanie L. Fabritius</em></strong>, President, Associated Colleges of the South<br><strong><em>Michael E. Hodge</em></strong>, Interim Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Mickey McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Maximizing Student Achievement and Retention</h3>Initiatives to enhance student academic achievement and personal development are important points of collaboration between academic and student affairs divisions. What strategies effectively maximize the persistence to graduation, academic success, and holistic personal growth of students? Through intentional cooperation and innovative student support models, campuses can implement a comprehensive program to promote student success. Academic and student development officers will share approaches that have boosted greater student achievement and retention on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <em></em> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<em></em><br><strong><em>Abigail T. Wernicki</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Holy Family University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Student Affairs, and Diversity Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Campus leaders 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>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Provost, St. Edwards University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recent and Anticipated Changes to Title IX</h3>Title IX requirements have undergone revisions in recent years, creating the need to adjust practices of administrators at independent colleges and universities. What are the most important changes to guidelines and requirements that institutions need to be aware of in the current regulatory environment? What practices and campus policies are best suited to an equitable process? An experienced higher education attorney will provide timely and practical advice on Title IX compliance and risk management.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
Plenary SessionPlenary Session11Plenary Session;Spouses and Partners
WorkshopsWorkshops15Workshop <em>​These workshops are free of charge but require pre-registration as space is limited.</em><br> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Monday, November 8, 2:00–5:00 p.m.</h3> <br><h4>Dispute Resolution for Administrators</h4>Led by an experienced higher education attorney who has served as an independent college president, this workshop will feature practical and accessible dispute resolution tools that can be used to identify, manage, and resolve the conflicts encountered by campus leaders, including those related to pandemic, personnel, and human resources issues.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Kathleen A. Rinehart</em></strong>, Principal, Conflict Consultants Network LLC<br></blockquote><br><h4>How to Design a Campus Diversity Education Plan </h4>Independent college and university leaders increasingly want to offer diversity and equity training programs for students and employees as part of their mission to promote a healthy, vibrant learning environment. Institutions strive to promote anti-racist and inclusive thinking while also being sensitive to the distress that can be generated by focusing attention on traumatic internal or external events. This session will encourage teams of administrators from the same institution to develop concrete and practical implementation plans for training campus constituencies on a range of topics under the umbrella of diversity education.  <br><blockquote><strong><em>Donnesha A. Blake</em></strong>, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Alma College<br><strong><em>Danyelle Gregory</em></strong>, Director of Diversity, Access, and Inclusion, Muskingum University<br></blockquote><br><h4>Leveraging Technology for Student Success</h4>Technology is fundamental to how we learn, connect, communicate, and create. This became even more apparent at CIC institutions when the pandemic accelerated the use of hybrid and online learning environments. Providing equitable access to essential tools and resources is critical for enabling the success of every student. How can institutions design and implement campus technology projects that center equity? How can technology support diverse learning styles? What is the place for campus technology tools in the student experience outside the classroom? Two institutions that have recently worked with Apple’s education division to ask these and other questions will share their experience designing and implementing campus technology projects to create meaningful and equitable impact on student success.<br><br><br><h4>The Future of Work in Higher Education </h4>Organizations of all kinds responded quickly to the health and risk management needs of the pandemic workplace. By adapting to new job schedules, workplace conditions, and modes of work, colleges and universities demonstrated that they have the flexibility they need to design the higher education jobs and workplaces of the future. This workshop will outline research undertaken by TIAA that provides the impetus for thinking about distributed and decentralized work arrangements for faculty and staff. Two academic leaders of CIC institutions will share the ways their campuses have adapted to remote work expectations while maintaining vibrant learning communities. Participants will have the opportunity to develop action plans to adapt their campus workforce to post-pandemic higher education.
Free Time for DinnerFree Time for Dinner16Spouses and Partners
BreakfastBreakfast17
Closing Plenary PanelClosing Plenary Panel22Eva Chatterjee-Sutton; Leanne Neilson; Monica Smith; Kevin KrugerPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>​Collaborating to Build the Future Campus</h3><p> <br>Significant pressure creates significant opportunities. Independent colleges and universities made major adjustments at a rapid pace under the pressures of 2020—including large-scale changes to course delivery and student services in response to the global health pandemic and calls for racial justice. The last year and a half has shown us that higher education is capable of shifting more rapidly than we thought possible to meet the evolving needs of students and the nation. Some recent changes will be embraced permanently, some will be deemed no longer necessary, and others will influence institutional strategy across divisions for the foreseeable future. What decisions do campuses face today that will most significantly shape their futures? Distinguished panelists—senior campus leaders with experience working collaboratively to drive strategic change—will share ways that institutional leadership teams can collaborate to build a future focused on both student and institutional success. This moderated conversation will provide an opportunity for other campus leaders to offer their insights and raise additional questions for consideration.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President-elect, CIC<br></p>
CAO/CSAO Task Force MeetingCAO/CSAO Task Force Meeting60<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em><br></p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions73Concurrent Session<em>(Concurrent Sessions have not yet been assigned to designated days and times. Additional sessions and speakers will be added to the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br><br> <h3>“Calling” across the (Co-)Curriculum: Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Foster Vocational Exploration </h3>CIC institutions are finding new ways to help undergraduate students examine questions of meaning, purpose, and identity in their lives. One approach employs the venerable concept of “finding one’s calling” to encourage students to integrate academic study in professional and liberal arts disciplines with non-academic career preparation. In this panel, two pairs of administrative colleagues will describe how academic affairs and student affairs offices can collaborate to make vocational exploration and discernment a powerful aspect of student experience through programming for students and professional development for staff and faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Carson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Furman University<br><strong><em>Mike Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University<br><strong><em>Deborah Murray</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lee University<br><strong><em>Ken Peterson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Career Readiness</h3>Given public skepticism of the value of college as career preparation, how can institutions ensure that students benefit from their distinctive educational missions while also gaining the skills and attitudes necessary for professional success? Two academic leaders from quite different institutions will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sandra Dunbar-Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Current Legal Issues in Higher Education</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues likely to affect independent colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Managing Attorney, Novus Law Firm, Inc.<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>Many independent colleges and universities have created esports programs that attract and engage students. Rapid expansion in this area also can mean internal growing pains in the context of a dynamic external environment. What are the strategic issues that college leaders should consider as they initiate and expand esports programs? Three chief officers from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they generated esports programs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Davida H. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<strong><br><em>Tiffany Sanchez</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevenson University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspective of Association Leaders</h3>With accelerating change across higher education, inter-institutional collaboration is more important than ever. In this session, leaders of consortial organizations will explore the implications of a variety of models and initiatives for chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers. They will highlight strategies for building a culture of collaboration both across—and within—institutions. Participants will spend time developing and sharing ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which they belong to increase the institutional benefits of consortial participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Stephanie L. Fabritius</em></strong>, President, Associated Colleges of the South<br><strong><em>Michael E. Hodge</em></strong>, Interim Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Mickey McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Maximizing Student Achievement and Retention</h3>Initiatives to enhance student academic achievement and personal development are important points of collaboration between academic and student affairs divisions. What strategies effectively maximize the persistence to graduation, academic success, and holistic personal growth of students? Through intentional cooperation and innovative student support models, campuses can implement a comprehensive program to promote student success. Academic and student development officers will share approaches that have boosted greater student achievement and retention on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <em></em> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<em></em><br><strong><em>Abigail T. Wernicki</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Holy Family University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Student Affairs, and Diversity Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Campus leaders 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>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Provost, St. Edwards University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recent and Anticipated Changes to Title IX</h3>Title IX requirements have undergone revisions in recent years, creating the need to adjust practices of administrators at independent colleges and universities. What are the most important changes to guidelines and requirements that institutions need to be aware of in the current regulatory environment? What practices and campus policies are best suited to an equitable process? An experienced higher education attorney will provide timely and practical advice on Title IX compliance and risk management.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
Welcome and Keynote: Dan-el Padilla PeraltaWelcome and Keynote: Dan-el Padilla Peralta2Dan-el Padilla PeraltaPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>​Revitalizing the Humanities for Social Justice and Civic Engagement</h3><p> <br>Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s trajectory from childhood as an undocumented immigrant in New York City to a professorship in classics at an elite university demonstrates the dynamic power of a liberal arts education. A much-published professor of classics, his views on how to revitalize the humanities have sparked both academic and popular discussion and spurred debate about how classic texts and humanistic learning can best engage the full range of today’s students, preparing them for lives and careers in the years to come. He argues that to reverse a decades-long decline in enrollments, programs in the humanities should focus on pressing problems such as xenophobia and racism and on promoting social justice and civic engagement. This keynote address, offered in the spirit of critical reform that is itself an essential legacy of the liberal arts, will take a deep dive into one core humanistic field—classics—to offer insights of interest to all academic, student life, and diversity officers and faculty leaders who work to keep these foundational disciplines strong and vital on their campuses.</p>
Dinner and Sponsor TimeDinner and Sponsor Time81Spouses and Partners
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception47Spouses and Partners<p>​After an afternoon of workshops and sessions, it is time to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company. All Institute participants—including spouses, sponsors, and guests—are invited to gather for drinks, refreshments, and conversation.</p>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions10<p>​Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings will provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will focus on current issues and perennial concerns of leaders in academic affairs, student affairs, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. Suggestions for topics and nominations for discussion leaders may be directed to Jonnie G. Guerra, CIC senior advisor, at <a href="mailto:jguerra@cic.nche.edu">jguerra@cic.nche.edu</a>.</p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions18Concurrent Session<em>(Concurrent Sessions have not yet been assigned to designated days and times. Additional sessions and speakers will be added to the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br><br> <h3>“Calling” across the (Co-)Curriculum: Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Foster Vocational Exploration </h3>CIC institutions are finding new ways to help undergraduate students examine questions of meaning, purpose, and identity in their lives. One approach employs the venerable concept of “finding one’s calling” to encourage students to integrate academic study in professional and liberal arts disciplines with non-academic career preparation. In this panel, two pairs of administrative colleagues will describe how academic affairs and student affairs offices can collaborate to make vocational exploration and discernment a powerful aspect of student experience through programming for students and professional development for staff and faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Carson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Furman University<br><strong><em>Mike Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University<br><strong><em>Deborah Murray</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lee University<br><strong><em>Ken Peterson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Career Readiness</h3>Given public skepticism of the value of college as career preparation, how can institutions ensure that students benefit from their distinctive educational missions while also gaining the skills and attitudes necessary for professional success? Two academic leaders from quite different institutions will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sandra Dunbar-Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Current Legal Issues in Higher Education</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues likely to affect independent colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Managing Attorney, Novus Law Firm, Inc.<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>Many independent colleges and universities have created esports programs that attract and engage students. Rapid expansion in this area also can mean internal growing pains in the context of a dynamic external environment. What are the strategic issues that college leaders should consider as they initiate and expand esports programs? Three chief officers from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they generated esports programs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Davida H. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<strong><br><em>Tiffany Sanchez</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevenson University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspective of Association Leaders</h3>With accelerating change across higher education, inter-institutional collaboration is more important than ever. In this session, leaders of consortial organizations will explore the implications of a variety of models and initiatives for chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers. They will highlight strategies for building a culture of collaboration both across—and within—institutions. Participants will spend time developing and sharing ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which they belong to increase the institutional benefits of consortial participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Stephanie L. Fabritius</em></strong>, President, Associated Colleges of the South<br><strong><em>Michael E. Hodge</em></strong>, Interim Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Mickey McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Maximizing Student Achievement and Retention</h3>Initiatives to enhance student academic achievement and personal development are important points of collaboration between academic and student affairs divisions. What strategies effectively maximize the persistence to graduation, academic success, and holistic personal growth of students? Through intentional cooperation and innovative student support models, campuses can implement a comprehensive program to promote student success. Academic and student development officers will share approaches that have boosted greater student achievement and retention on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <em></em> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<em></em><br><strong><em>Abigail T. Wernicki</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Holy Family University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Student Affairs, and Diversity Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Campus leaders 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>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Provost, St. Edwards University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recent and Anticipated Changes to Title IX</h3>Title IX requirements have undergone revisions in recent years, creating the need to adjust practices of administrators at independent colleges and universities. What are the most important changes to guidelines and requirements that institutions need to be aware of in the current regulatory environment? What practices and campus policies are best suited to an equitable process? An experienced higher education attorney will provide timely and practical advice on Title IX compliance and risk management.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions82<p>​Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings will provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will focus on current issues and perennial concerns of leaders in academic affairs, student affairs, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. Suggestions for topics and nominations for discussion leaders may be directed to Jonnie G. Guerra, CIC senior advisor, at <a href="mailto:jguerra@cic.nche.edu">jguerra@cic.nche.edu</a>.</p>

 

 

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Additional Features

 Sharing Ideas with Colleagues


CIC’s 2021 Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officers, offers an important networking opportunity for these senior officers. Participants will have opportunities to exchange ideas in an informal atmosphere. The 2021 Institute will include these regular conference features:


BREAKFAST DISCUSSIONS

Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings will provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will focus on current issues and perennial concerns of leaders in academic affairs, student affairs, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. Suggestions for topics and nominations for discussion leaders may be directed to Jonnie G. Guerra, CIC senior advisor, at jguerra@cic.nche.edu.


Luncheon and Discussion Groups for Women Administrators

Sunday, November 7, 12:30–2:00 p.m.


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

Women chief academic officers, student affairs officers, diversity officers, and other administrators are invited to join discussion groups on current issues led by colleagues who have been selected for their expertise on the topic.
Featured speaker: Susan M. Donovan, President, Bellarmine University
Fee: early rate $65 (by September 3); regular rate $80 (after September 3)


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

Sunday, November 7, 5:45–7:00 p.m.

Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy are invited to gather for light refreshments and conversation.
Convener: Linda M. Bleicken, President, American Academic Leadership Institute

Reception for NetVUE Members

Sunday, November 7, 5:45–7:00 p.m.

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

All Institute Reception

Monday, November 8, 5:00–6:00 p.m.

After an afternoon of workshops and sessions, it is time to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company. All Institute participants—including spouses, sponsors, and guests—are invited to gather for drinks, refreshments, and conversation.


Meetings of Associated Organizations

The Institute provides opportunities for formal and informal meetings of other groups in conjunction with the conference. A full list of associated organizations hosting meetings at the Institute will be available soon.

 Consultations

Consultations


Retirement Consultation

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

 Spouses and Partners

SPOUSES AND PARTNERS

Spouses and partners of attendees are invited to register for the Institute. Registration, at a separate fee level, includes the opening reception, dinner, all plenary sessions, and the all-Institute reception on Monday evening. Additional opportunities include breakfast discussions and concurrent sessions related to campus life.

 Local Attractions


Belle of Louisville

The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat. The Belle, a National Historic Landmark and an icon of the Louisville waterfront, was initially designed to be a ferry. The boat is completely paddle driven and can be used on nearly every navigable inland waterway. A variety of tours are available.

Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum

Churchill Downs is home to the world famous Kentucky Derby. The 147-acre racetrack, which features a one-mile dirt oval racetrack and a seven-furlong turf race course, was designated a National Historical Landmark in 1986. Located on the grounds of Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the Kentucky Derby. The museum’s exhibits highlight the history of this great race, how many of its traditions came about, and the different stages of a race horse’s life, from birth through to race day. The museum houses more than 20,000 items, including many that have been donated by jockeys and breeders since the museum opened in 1985.

Historical Cathedral of the Assumption

The Cathedral of the Assumption is a cathedral and mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Louisville, Kentucky. The cathedral has had a long and interesting history; shortly after it was built, it was nearly destroyed when anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant activists attacked it. The cathedral is open for daily masses, and the body of the church is made up of individual chairs with kneelers instead of the traditional pews. The inside of the cathedral has been renovated several times but still manages to maintain its beautiful intricate finish.

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC)

The KMAC museum has one key tag line that explains what the museum is about: “Art is the Big Idea, and Craft is the Process.” The museum helps visitors begin to understand the relationship that art has with craft. Since the museum opened in 1981, it has built an interest among the local people in Kentucky’s rich craft heritage. The museum has moved and expanded over the years and now occupies a four-story building in downtown Louisville.

Kentucky Science Center

The Kentucky Science Center is the largest hands-on science museum in Kentucky and sits in downtown Louisville’s Museum Row. Founded as a natural history museum in 1871, the museum has expanded over time and typically hosts over half a million visitors a year. The center includes a four-story digital theater that was renovated in 2014. A new exhibit, “Science in Play,” has been hugely popular with children.

Louisville Slugger Field

The Louisville Bats stadium, which opened in 2000, was named after the Slugger baseball bat that originates from Louisville. The field has a retro-classic design and is much loved by the locals. Stadium tours can be arranged when no home game is being played. Tours last one hour and are offered twice daily.

Louisville Slugger Museum

The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory is located along Museum Row in downtown Louisville. The museum shows off the Hillerich & Bradsby baseball bats that are known as the Louisville Slugger and includes a section on the production of bats. With 16,000 square feet of exhibition space, the museum showcases many historical bats, including the bat that Babe Ruth used when he hit his last home run with the New York Yankee’s. It also features hands-on exhibits where, for instance, visitors can experience what it would feel like to have a 90 mph ball fly toward them.

Louisville Zoo

Founded in 1969, the 169-acre Louisville Zoo houses approximately 1,700 animals. There are six geographical settings in the zoo: the Asian Plains, African Veldt, the Islands, Australian Outback, and North and South America Panorama. The Gorilla Forest is extremely popular with tourists and is currently home to western lowland gorillas and patas monkeys. The Glacier Run exhibit, featuring polar bears, is a great place to hang out and even includes a splash park for children.

Muhammad Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center is an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. The multicultural center aims to share both the history of this champion boxer and his ideals with its visitors. Although most people are aware of Ali’s amazing exploits in the ring, not everybody is aware of the 22 million meals that he provided for the world’s most impoverished or the medical supplies he delivered to Cuba. Visitors can learn about the 15 hostages that he helped to release from Iraq during the Gulf War and many other amazing selfless acts. Muhammad Ali was named a Messenger of Peace by the United Nations, and all of these amazing stories come to life at the center.

Ronald-Brennan House

The Ronald-Brennan House is a historic Italianate townhouse located in downtown Louisville that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Francis Ronald was a tobacco merchant who initially owned this house before selling it to Thomas Brennan in 1884. The house is the last remaining Victorian mansion on its street and still features original lighting and furnishings. The rooms feature stained glass windows, hand-carved marble, and crystal chandeliers.

Speed Art Museum

The Speed Art Museum, located near the University of Louisville Belknap Campus, is the oldest and largest museum of art in the state. The museum features a large collection of ancient, modern, and classical art; the collection focuses mainly on Western art. A recent renovation doubled the museum’s floor space and added a theatre, café, shop, and pavilion. Highlights of the museum collection include pieces by Rembrandt and Monet.

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Opened in 1983, the center is home to the Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, Broadway Across America, and the Kentucky Opera. The center focuses on education and sends staff all over Kentucky to work with both children and adults to increase their performing arts skills.

The Louisville Palace

Located in the city’s theater district, the Louisville Palace is a music venue with a seating capacity of 2,800. The historic landmark opened in 1928 and was designed by architect John Eberson. The venue has intricate decorations throughout. A vaulted ceiling inside the palace features 139 sculptures of historical figures, and the ceiling in the theatre room is painted like a night time sky. The Louisville Palace hosts a large range of shows and an ever-changing list of performances; visitors should check the schedule in advance.

Thomas Edison House

Thomas Edison House is a modest shotgun duplex property built in 1850 and located in historic Butchertown, the center of meat production in Louisville for over 200 years. Edison arrived in Louisville at the age of 19 to accept a job offer as a telegraph key operator from Western Union. Some of the interesting artifacts found at the Thomas Edison House include both cylinder and disc phonographs, as well as Edison Business Phonographs. An Edison Kinetoscope, the first home motion picture projector, is also on display in the museum.

Tom Sawyer State Park

“Tom” Sawyer State Park is a 550-acre park that was opened in 1974 on land that used to house Kentucky’s Central State Hospital. The park was named in honor of Jefferson County Judge “Tom” Sawyer who was killed in a car accident in 1969. Sawyer was the father of journalist Diane Sawyer. The park’s amenities include an activities center with a gymnasium that has indoor courts for badminton, basketball, and volleyball as well as an Olympic-sized swimming pool and weight room. The park also has tennis courts, soccer fields, lighted softball fields, a fitness trail, nature trail, BMX track, model aircraft airfield, a dog park, playgrounds, and picnic facilities. The park is also the site of the Louisville Astronomical Society’s Urban Astronomy Center.

 

Hotel and Travel

 Location

The Galt House Hotel

140 North Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 589-5200

 Hotel Information


The Galt House Hotel skyline view at nightAll program sessions of the Institute for Chief Academic Officers with Chief Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officers will be held at the Galt House Hotel.

Room Rate:
$179 single/double per night (for Deluxe Rivue Tower rooms); $199 single/double per night (for Executive Suite Tower rooms)

Hotel Reservation Deadline:
Friday, October 1, 2021

Louisville’s only waterfront hotel, the Galt House Hotel is located four blocks from Fourth Street Live and eight miles from the Louisville International Airport. The hotel also is just minutes from several Louisville attractions including the KFC Yum! Center, Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, the Muhammad Ali Center, and Whiskey and Museum Rows. A family run hotel since 1835, the Galt House Hotel is now the largest hotel in Kentucky, consisting of two towers. Connecting the towers is the famous Conservatory, which features a café, a cocktail lounge and gathering area, an aviary, and a greenhouse space. The hotel offers seven restaurants and lounges including the famous rooftop Rivue Restaurant and Lounge with its spectacular views of downtown and the waterfront.

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

The registration and hotel reservation deadline is Friday, October 1, 2021. 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 $179 and $199 for single or double occupancy is available for rooms reserved for the period November 3–10, 2021, 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.

Executive Suite Tower rooms ($199) are all-suite style accommodations. The Executive Suite Tower is located above the Galt House Hotel main lobby. The Deluxe Rivue Tower rooms ($179) are standard hotel rooms and are connected to the Galt House lobby by a glass bridge and conservatory.


Dress Guidelines

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

 Travel


(All rates below are as of April 2021)

The Galt House Hotel is located approximately eight miles from Louisville Muhammad Ali International airport (SDF). Transportation to the hotel is available from several providers.


Taxi

Taxicabs are available at the airport terminal traffic island on the left of the taxi stand. The estimated fare to the Galt House Hotel is $20 one way. Reservations are not required. The airport taxicab providers are:
  • CityScoot—(502) 566-6384
  • Green Cab—(502) 635-6400; (502) 797-6064
  • Ready Cab—(502) 451-4114
  • Taxi7—(502) 777-7777
  • Yellow Cab—(502) 636-5511

Rideshares

Lyft and Uber are the only authorized ridesharing services available from the Louisville Airport. The Lyft and Uber pick-up area is located on the lower level, east side of the terminal on the inner curb.


Hotel Parking

Self-parking for conference participants at the Galt House Hotel is $22 per day. Valet parking is currently suspended due to COVID-19.
 

Sponsors

​​CIC is grateful to the following sponsors (to date) for their support of the Institute:

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Task Force

Chief Academic Affairs and Chief Student Affairs Officers Task Force

The program of the 2021 Institute for Chief Academic Officers, with Chief Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officers, is being planned with the assistance of CIC’s Chief Academic Affairs and Chief Student Affairs Officers Task Force:

Christon Arthur, Provost, Andrews University
Roland N. Bullard, Vice President for Student Success, Dillard University
Leanna Fenneberg, Vice President for Student Affairs, Rider University
Jeffrey A. Frick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Washington & Jefferson College
Kerry D. Fulcher, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene University
Lisa Long, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Talladega College
Michael W. Markowitz, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University
J. Andrew Prall, Provost, St. Edwards University (Chair)
Michael J. Sosulski, Provost, Wofford College
JoNes R. VanHecke, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Gustavus Adolphus College
Lori Werth, Provost, University of Pikeville
Renée T. White, Provost, Wheaton College

Association Representatives

Kerry E. Pannell, Vice President for Academic Programs, Council of Independent Colleges
James Stascavage, Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives, NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education