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

Pre-Institute Resources


Independent colleges and universities made major adjustments at a rapid pace and with great success under the pressures of 2020. Now it is time to redirect these institutional strengths of flexibility and innovation to reinvigorate institutional missions as higher education emerges from the pandemic. How can college and university leaders employ what they learned from the recent crisis to reimagine an integrated and collaborative 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 holistic strategies for increased student success.

Chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers now have new opportunities to collaborate on initiatives for both students’ and the institution’s success. Strong cooperation and seamless communication among these chief officers will be necessary to develop effective partnerships; examine strategic planning and institutional practice through the lens of equity; integrate curricular and co-curricular advising models; and 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 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 the 2021 Institute. Chief student affairs and diversity officers are encouraged to join chief academic officers at the Institute to strengthen their collaborative work on issues that matter to all three senior officers. Teams of campus leaders will facilitate many of the concurrent sessions.

Chief academic officers also are encouraged to invite other 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 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; or senior diversity officer, among many others.

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

Important Note on Health and Safety

REGISTRATION

When registering, expect to be asked about your vaccination status. If you cannot affirm that you have been fully vaccinated, you will be asked to talk to a member of our staff in order to proceed with the registration process. After completing registration, you will receive instructions on how to submit verification documentation through CrowdPass, a third-party vaccine verification system.

Participants

CIC is committed to the health and safety of its members and their communities. Like member campuses, CIC is balancing the benefits of gathering in-person with taking appropriate health and safety precautions. The following measures are in place to bring colleagues together with thoughtful care for health and well-being.

VACCINE

All participants are expected to be fully vaccinated. Verify your vaccination status on CrowdPass before you arrive.

MASKS

Participants should wear masks throughout the Institute meeting space, except when speaking from a stage or when eating or drinking in designated areas. Presenters may choose to remove their masks while speaking, so long as appropriate distancing is maintained.

SOCIAL DISTANCE

Participants will be expected to practice social distancing in Institute spaces. Session rooms will be set up to create ample physical distance between participants. Additional time has been allotted between sessions to minimize congestion in shared spaces.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

All break and meal spaces will allow for social distancing. Masks and gloves are required of all food and beverage staff. All participants should wear masks when not actively eating or drinking.

HAND HYGIENE

Hand sanitizer stations will be available in high-traffic areas, such as meeting room corridors and near food and beverage stations.

CLEANING AND SANITIZATION

Additional time between sessions will allow for enhanced cleaning protocols, with particular attention given to high touch areas during Institute hours and deep cleaning and disinfecting at the end of each day.

ILLNESS

Participants experiencing any signs of illness, including cold or flu-like symptoms, should self-isolate in their hotel sleeping room. Participants experiencing any symptoms typical of COVID-19 infection should be tested. CIC has arranged for a physician to be on-site during specific hours; see Guidebook for information about this service as well as local medical providers and testing resources. Report any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to (202) 773-0770. And in a true medical emergency, call 911.

Updated Health and Safety Information will be available on-site and in Guidebook.

Featured Speakers

 

 

  • Dan-el Padilla Peralta
    Dan-el Padilla Peralta
    Princeton University
  • Lindsay Till Hoyt
    Lindsay Till Hoyt
    Fordham University
  • Jillian Kinzie
    Jillian Kinzie
    Indiana University School of Education
  • 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

 

 

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 programs are invited to gather for conversation. Light refreshments will be available for pick up as you leave to enjoy at your convenience.<br><br>Convener: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)
BreakfastBreakfast17<p>​<em>Sponsored by Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all Institute participants.<br></p>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups82<h3>Breakfast for Conference for Mercy Higher Education Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong><em>Mary-Paula Cancienne</em></strong>, RSM, Associate Director of Mission, Conference for Mercy Higher Education</blockquote>
Connect with Institute SponsorsConnect with Institute Sponsors100<p>​Speak with industry-leading experts in a casual and collegial atmosphere face-to-face or via Guidebook. Representatives from sponsoring organizations at the Contributor level and above are available for conversations at their organizations’ display tables in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.<br></p>
Connect with Institute SponsorsConnect with Institute Sponsors107<p>​Speak with industry-leading experts in a casual and collegial atmosphere face-to-face or via Guidebook. Representatives from sponsoring organizations at the Contributor level and above are available for conversations at their organizations’ display tables in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.<br></p>
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration109
BreakfastBreakfast82<em>Sponsored by Capital Education</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all Institute participants. If you would like to participate in a Roundtable Discussion in Grand Ballroom C, please enjoy your breakfast in the Exhibit Hall before or after.
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations100​Schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules vary. Please sign up in advance at the Registration Desk.<br><br><h3>Executive Search Consultations</h3>Senior consultants from Academic Search are available for one-on-one consultations with Institute participants to discuss institutional or individual needs.<br><br> <h3>Faculty and Presidential Compensation Consultations</h3> <strong><em>Frank Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, is available for one-on-one discussions of negotiating administrative or faculty compensation and benefits models.<br><br> <h3>Retirement Consultations</h3>TIAA counselors are available for one-hour personal consultations with Institute participants.<br>
Reception for Chief Student Affairs OfficersReception for Chief Student Affairs Officers84<p>​All Chief Student Affairs Officers who are Institute participants are warmly invited to a reception hosted by NASPA President <strong>Kevin Kruger</strong>.</p>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations107​Schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules vary. Please sign up in advance at the Registration Desk.<br><br> <h3>Executive Search Consultations</h3>Senior consultants from Academic Search are available for one-on-one consultations with Institute participants to discuss institutional or individual needs.<br><br> <h3>Faculty and Presidential Compensation Consultations</h3> <strong> <em>Frank Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, is available for one-on-one discussions of negotiating administrative or faculty compensation and benefits models.<br><br> <h3>Retirement Consultations</h3>TIAA counselors are available for one-hour personal consultations with Institute participants.<br>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations109​Schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules vary. Please sign up in advance at the Registration Desk.<br><br> <h3>Executive Search Consultations</h3>Senior consultants from Academic Search are available for one-on-one consultations with Institute participants to discuss institutional or individual needs.<br><br> <h3>Faculty and Presidential Compensation Consultations</h3> <strong> <em>Frank Casagrande</em></strong>, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, is available for one-on-one discussions of negotiating administrative or faculty compensation and benefits models.<br><br> <h3>Retirement Consultations</h3>TIAA counselors are available for one-hour personal consultations with Institute participants.<br>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups17<h3>​Breakfast for Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program</h3>Alumni of and current participants in CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program are invited to gather for conversation. Breakfast will be available during the event or may be taken to go.<br><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br></blockquote> <br><h3>Breakfast for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers</h3>All administrators at HSIs are invited for discussion of current issues on their campuses. Breakfast will be available during the event.<br><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Barbara Aranda-Naranjo</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer and Provost, University of the Incarnate Word<br></blockquote><br><h3>Breakfast for Participants in the Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts</h3><em>(By invitation only)</em><br>CAOs from consortium institutions will share updates from their campuses and hear about next steps in project implementation. Breakfast will be available during the event or may be taken to go.<br><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Winnie Gerhardt</em></strong>, Project Director, Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts, and <strong><em>Jonnie G. Guerra</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC</blockquote>
Reception for NetVUE MembersReception for NetVUE Members84Representatives of institutions that are 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 their campus programs with colleagues. Refreshments will be available for pick up as you leave to enjoy at your convenience.<br><blockquote>Conveners:<br><strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</blockquote>
Workshop for New Chief Academic OfficersWorkshop for New Chief Academic Officers1Workshop<em>Sponsored by Academic Search</em><br><br> <div> <em>Workshops require pre-registration as space is limited. The registration fee covers materials, meals, and refreshments. To add a workshop to an existing Institute registration, please contact Tabitha Truscott, CIC conference and program manager, at </em> <a href="mailto:ttruscott@cic.nche.edu"> <em>ttruscott@cic.nche.edu</em></a><em>. </em> <em>Fee: early rate $75 (by September 3); regular fee $100 (after September 3)<br><br></em></div>Workshop Coordinators:<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene University<br><strong><em>Lori Werth</em></strong>, Provost, University of Pikeville<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Saturday, November 6</h3> <br> <strong>7:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Breakfast</h4> <br> <strong>8:00–8:05 a.m.</strong> <h4>Welcome</h4><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> <h4>Introductions</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Lori Werth</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>8:45–10:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Developing Professional Relationships to Meet New Expectations</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Burton J. Webb</em></strong>, President, University of Pikeville<br>Moderator: <strong> <em>Lori Werth</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>10:00–10:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Reflection and Break</h4> <br><strong>10:15 a.m.–Noon</strong> <h4>Case Studies</h4>Groups of five participants will meet with one of the designated leaders, listed below.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong> <em>Lori Werth</em></strong><br><strong><em>Barbara Aranda-Naranjo</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer and Provost, University of the Incarnate Word<br><strong><em>Dana Cook Baer</em></strong>, Provost, Waynesburg University<br><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, Rivier University<br><strong><em>Travis L. Frampton</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University<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>Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jarvis Christian College<br><strong><em>Janet B. Sommers</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Northwestern-St. Paul<br><strong><em>Lori Werth</em></strong>, Provost, University of Pikeville<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>Noon–1:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>Reflection and Lunch</h4> <br> <strong>1:00–1:05 p.m.</strong> <h4>Afternoon Welcome</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC<br></blockquote> <br><strong>1:05–2:50 p.m.</strong> <h4>Roundtable Discussions</h4>Participants have the opportunity to choose a topic in two cycles of discussion groups. Discussion groups are limited in size.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong> <em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong><br></blockquote> <strong>Accreditation, Assessment, and Institutional Effectiveness</strong><br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Janet Clark</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>Board Relations</strong><br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Jeffrey A. Frick</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>Crisis Management: After COVID and Beyond</strong><br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Janet B. Sommers</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>Diversity and Inclusion on Campus: Faculty, Curriculum, and Student Life</strong><br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>Faculty Governance and Faculty Leadership</strong><br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>Risk Management</strong><br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Dana Cook Baer</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>Student Retention and Success</strong><br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Travis L. Frampton</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>Wellness: Mind, Body, Spirit</strong><br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Lori Werth</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>Working with the Cabinet</strong><br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Brian Ernsting</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>Work-Life Integration</strong><br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Barbara Aranda-Naranjo</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>2:50–3:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>Reflection and Break</h4> <br><strong>3:00–3:45 p.m.</strong> <h4>What Am I Learning about Myself? What Will I Take Back to Campus?</h4><blockquote>Moderators: <strong> <em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Lori Werth</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>3:45–4:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>Mentors Meet New Chief Academic Officers  </h4>Participants have the opportunity to meet their pre-assigned mentor. Mentors will communicate with mentees to set up a time to meet at the Institute. It is suggested that mentors offer to sit with mentees during the dinner on Saturday evening. Please see Guidebook for the list of assignments.<br> <blockquote>Mentor Coordinators:<br><strong><em>Elissa Heil</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wilson College<br><strong><em>Stephen D. Stahl</em></strong>, Provost, Baldwin Wallace University<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>4:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>Workshop for New Chief Academic Officers Adjourns<br></h4>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions5Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by The Virtual Care Group</em><br><br> <h3>Free College Future?</h3>The “free college” movement has gained momentum over the past few years and President Biden is under pressure to act. The latest proposal is to provide all students with tuition benefits for community colleges in their home states. To date, several states have already implemented similar programs; several of these approaches were studied in CIC’s <cite>State “Free College” Programs:<br>Implications for States and Independent Higher Education and Alternative Policy Approaches</cite> (2020). In this moderated conversation, CAOs from states that have experimented with free college will share their experiences. They will discuss how state-level changes affected their institutions in order to help session participants anticipate the potential impact of a nationwide “free college” plan. Participants will share ideas about how an institution might thrive in a “free college” future.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Nancy Berner</em></strong>, Senior Vice President and Provost, Sewanee: The University of the South<br><strong><em>Junius J. Gonzales</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, New York Institute of Technology<br><strong><em>Gregor Thuswaldner</em></strong>, Provost and Executive Vice President, Whitworth University<br>Chair: <strong><em>D. Nathan Phinney</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northwestern College<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 administrative practices 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 and Labor and Employment Department Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br>Chair: <strong><em>Paul Gore</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Bellarmine University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Strengthening Humanities for a New Majority</h3>This 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. Sarah Fatherly will discuss how initiatives in the digital humanities, including digital portfolios and community-based research, give the humanities fresh relevance in the eyes of both students and the public. In her view, digital innovation and public engagement are central to a vital future for the humanities. Aaron J. Kuecker will discuss how the study of the humanities can co-exist with, and even support, a campus religious tradition or affiliation. Using the concept of “vocation,” Kuecker will show how the humanities, religious tradition, and career preparation can be interwoven to help students plan their futures. Sean P. O’Connell will describe how the humanities play a central role in creating personalized, interdisciplinary majors and provide the impetus for successful master’s degree programs by embracing new modes of experiential learning and framing the core axioms of humanistic study in new contexts.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Sarah Fatherly</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Queens University of Charlotte<br><strong><em>Aaron J. Kuecker</em></strong>, Provost, Trinity Christian College<br><strong><em>Sean P. O’Connell</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Albertus Magnus College<br>Moderator: <strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, President, Illinois Wesleyan University and former President, Society for Classical Studies<br></blockquote><br><h3>Student Mental Health</h3>Mental health plays a critical role in student success, and supporting mental well-being is an important area of collaboration for academic and student affairs professionals. Stresses related to a pandemic, social unrest, and economic turmoil intensified student mental health issues; at the same time the shift to a primarily virtual student experience posed new challenges to the identification of need and delivery of services. What effective strategies have institutions employed to reach students, to monitor their mental health, and to offer help and support? And which of these interim strategies suggest opportunities to serve students effectively in the long run? Senior administrators will lead a discussion of lessons learned and strategies for the future.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Deanne W. Hurley</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Ursuline College<br><strong><em>Kathryn M. LaFontana</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ursuline College<br><strong><em>Alexander Miller</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Denison University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Alden Stout</em></strong>, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morningside University<br></blockquote>
Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of ServiceWorkshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service1Workshop<em>Sponsored by Anthology</em><br><br><div> <em>Workshops require pre-registration as space is limited. The registration fee covers materials, meals, and refreshments. To add a workshop to an existing Institute registration, please contact Tabitha Truscott, CIC conference and program manager, at </em> <a href="mailto:ttruscott@cic.nche.edu"> <em>ttruscott@cic.nche.edu</em></a><em>. </em> <em>Fee: early rate $75 (by September 3); regular fee $100 (after September 3)</em></div> <br>Workshop Coordinators:<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Kimberly A. Coplin</em></strong>, Provost, Denison University<br><strong><em>John Kolander</em></strong>, Provost, Wisconsin Lutheran College<br></blockquote> <br>Discussion Facilitators:<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Lauren Bowen</em></strong>, Provost, Juniata College<br><strong><em>Ron Cole</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Allegheny College<br><strong><em>Richard Ice</em></strong>, Provost, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University<br><strong><em>Lisa Long</em></strong>, Acting President, Provost and Executive Vice President, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Talladega College<br><strong><em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Advisor, CIC and former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<br><strong><em>Catharine E. (Kate) O’Connell</em></strong>, Dean of the College and Provost, Illinois College<br><strong><em>Beth M. Schwartz</em></strong>, Provost, Endicott College<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>7:15 a.m.</strong> <h3>Breakfast</h3> <br> <strong>8:00–8:10 a.m.</strong> <h4>Welcome</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Jonnie G. Guerra</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC<br></blockquote> <br><strong>8:10–9:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Introductions and Framing the Day</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Kim Coplin</em></strong> and <strong> <em>John Kolander</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>9:15–10:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Reflecting on the Moment and Assessing the Challenges</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Kim Coplin</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>10:15–10:30 a.m.</strong> <h4>Break</h4> <br> <strong>10:30–11:30 a.m.</strong> <h4>The CAO as Cultural Architect: Opportunities in Leadership</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>John Kolander</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.</strong> <h4>Lunch</h4> <br> <strong>12:30–1:45 p.m.</strong> <h4>Vision and Strategy in Times of Change</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Kim Coplin</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>1:45– 2:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>Break</h4> <br> <strong>2:00–3:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>“It’s All Right”: Finding Fulfillment as a CAO</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>John Kolander</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>3:15–4:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>What Did We Miss? What’s Keeping You Up at Night?</h4>A discussion with all participants and facilitators around pressing issues.<br><br><strong>4:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>Workshop for Chief Academic Officers in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service Adjourns<br></h4>
Networking Break with SponsorsNetworking Break with Sponsors12<p>​Connect with representatives from sponsor organizations to learn more about their services and areas of expertise.</p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions8Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by Casagrande Consulting, LLC</em><br><br><h3>Career Readiness and Curricular Integration</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 will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs, including general education, to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Celia Cook-Huffman</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Manchester University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Peter M. Frank</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Grove City College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Constructing a Fair Faculty Compensation System</h3>Faculty morale depends in part on a structure of compensation that reflects an institution’s values. One way to build a compensation system considered fair by employees of the institution is to engage campus constituencies in discussions with a goal of creating a coherent and comprehensive plan. An appropriately constituted task force can determine a compensation philosophy, develop a valid and reliable peer group endorsed by the faculty and administration, and then design a compensation structure based on the current economic realities of the institution. Chief academic officers at different stages of constructing a compensation system will describe lessons learned from managing and implementing this process.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Paul Haught</em></strong>, Vice President for Academics, Christian Brothers University<br><strong><em>Elissa Heil</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wilson College<br><strong><em>Tracy Parkinson</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Enrollment Management, Mars Hill University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Darin E. Fields</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, The University of Findlay<br></blockquote><br><h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>CIC’s report Esports and Independent Colleges (2020) found that five out of six CIC member institutions had recently established some form of esports on campus. Many colleges and universities are finding that the rapid expansion of esports programs, meant to attract and engage students, can lead to 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? Leaders from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they launched or developed esports programs.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Travis L. Frampton</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University<br><strong><em>Davida L. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Charles M. Hueber</em></strong>, Dean of Students, Schreiner University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Colin Irvine</em></strong>, Provost and Executive Vice President, Augustana University (SD)</blockquote>
Welcome DinnerWelcome Dinner3<p><em>Sponsored by Academic Search</em><br><br>Immediately following the keynote address, greet old friends and meet new colleagues. Dinner will be safely served by hotel staff, buffet style. Eat with colleagues in a low-density seating area or take your meal to go.</p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions13Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by Synergis Education</em><br><br> <h3>Authentic Community: Creating Lives of Consequence, Inquiry, and Accomplishment</h3>Through more than 1,000 interviews with 25- to 65-year-old college graduates, social psychologist Richard Detweiler gathered powerful evidence that a liberal arts education experienced in “authentic community” leads to the most positive long-term outcomes. In <cite>The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs</cite> (2021) he provides the data to back up many often-repeated claims about the impact of the liberal arts on adult lives of leadership, altruism, continued learning, cultural involvement, fulfillment, and success. In conversation with provost Lauren Bowen of Juniata College, and in response to questions from session participants, Detweiler will explore the implications of his research for the work of academic, student affairs, and diversity officers.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Lauren Bowen</em></strong>, Provost, Juniata College<br><strong><em>Richard A. Detweiler</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Great Lakes College Association, and author of <cite>The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs</cite> (November 2021)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Sharon Dettmer</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Cazenovia College<br></blockquote><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. 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>Michael (Mike) Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University Deborah Murray, 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>Chair: <strong><em>Anita J. Thomas</em></strong>, Executive Vice President and Provost, St. Catherine University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Innovative Strategies for First-Generation Student Success</h3>First-generation college students are encountering new challenges as campuses re-open after a year of remote learning, finding it more difficult to become accustomed to the routine of college life and acclimate to the anxieties of institutional culture. Senior administrators from institutions with innovative strategies to help students overcome these obstacles will share their approaches and lead a discussion of similarly successful efforts at other CIC member colleges and universities.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Keri Alioto</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Mount Mary University (WI)<br><strong><em>Karen Friedlen</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mount Mary University (WI)<br><strong><em>Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak</em></strong>, Provost, Bucknell University<br><strong><em>Nikki Young</em></strong>, Associate Provost of Equity and Inclusive Excellence, Bucknell University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Michael A. Perry</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rockford University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Institution-Wide Open Educational Resources Initiatives</h3>With support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, CIC is developing Affordable Access: OER at CIC, a research report on the impact of open educational resources (OER) on teaching and learning at CIC’s minority-serving institutions. This report builds on the growing interest and innovation in OER on CIC campuses to lower costs for students, especially amidst the transition to virtual and hybrid learning formats during the last year, and on previous CIC initiatives to build and use digital collections at member institutions. Member institutions designing their own OER initiatives may be unaware of the many projects that have already been launched by other member colleges and universities, which can offer best practices for implementation and potential pitfalls to avoid. Chief officers from three institutions with successful, institution- wide OER initiatives will discuss the creation of their programs and the impact of these initiatives on librarians, faculty members, and students.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Edna Fugate</em></strong>, Director of Library Services, University of Pikeville<br><strong><em>Laura Lowe Furge</em></strong>, Provost, Muhlenberg College<br><strong><em>Andrea Scott</em></strong>, Provost, George Fox University<br><strong><em>Luke Vilelle</em></strong>, University Librarian, Hollins University and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Liaison to CIC<br>Chair: <strong><em>Terry M. Keller</em></strong>, Provost, Lourdes University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspectives 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 develop and share ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which their institutions belong to increase the institutional benefits of inter-institutional collaboration.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jeffrey E. 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>, Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Michael A. (Mickey) McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br>Chair: <strong><em>Jeffrey Barnette</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Brescia University</blockquote>
Plenary Session: Lindsay Till HoytPlenary Session: Lindsay Till Hoyt46Lindsay Till HoytPlenary Session<em>Sponsored by Wiley Education Services</em><br><br><h3>​Civic Engagement and Student Well-being</h3><p> 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, and prolonged isolation—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.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Lisa Long</em></strong>, Acting President, Provost and Executive Vice President, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Talladega College<br></p>
Networking Break with SponsorsNetworking Break with Sponsors6<p>​Connect with representatives from sponsor organizations to learn more about their services and areas of expertise.</p>
Luncheon and Discussion Groups for Women AdministratorsLuncheon and Discussion Groups for Women Administrators83<em>Note: This event requires pre-registration as space is limited. Fee: early rate $65 (by September 3); regular rate $80 (after September 3)</em><br> <div> <br><em>Sponsored by TIAA</em><br><br> </div><div>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.</div><div> <br> </div><div><h3>Featured Address: If Not Me, Then Who?</h3> <strong> <em> <img src="/p/2021-CAO-Institute/PublishingImages/Donovan-Susan.jpg" alt="Susan Donovan headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;" />Susan M. Donovan</em></strong> has served as president of Bellarmine University in Kentucky since 2017. Previously, she served for 32 years at Loyola University Maryland including as dean of residence life, chief student development officer, executive vice president, and interim president. At Bellarmine, Donovan’s early initiatives included the launch of a strategic plan that focuses on student success, inclusion, and academic innovation and efforts to increase institutional transparency and strengthen shared governance. She serves on the boards of the Muhammad Ali Center, a nonprofit museum and cultural center dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, and Impetus, a business-led coalition of Louisville leaders focused on improving education and public safety in the city. Donovan earned her PhD in higher education from St. Louis University, an MS degree in higher education from Florida State University, and a BA in communications from Buena Vista University.<br><br>Welcome: <strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC<br><br>Coordinator: <strong><em>Patricia Parrish</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College<br><br><h3>Discussion Topics</h3><br><h4>Advancing to a Presidency</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Marylouise Fennell, RSM</em></strong>, Senior Counsel, CIC, and former President, Carlow University<br><strong><em>Jo Ellen Parker</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC, and former President, Sweet Briar College<br></blockquote><br><h4>Developing Leaders Among Faculty and Staff</h4><blockquote><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Lisa Long</em></strong>, Acting President, Provost and Executive Vice President, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Talladega College<br><strong><em>Judith A. Muyskens</em></strong>, Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hiram College<br><strong><em>Yolanda Williams Page</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lynn University<br><strong><em>Mary Spoto</em></strong>, Vice President of Academic Affairs, St. Leo University<br></blockquote><br><h4>Gender Dynamics in the Cabinet</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Sarah M. Ferguson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas Lutheran University<br><strong><em>Susan Larson</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Concordia College (MN)<br><strong><em>Aimee Sapp</em></strong>, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, William Woods University<br><strong><em>Chioma Ugochukwu</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cabrini University<br></blockquote> <h4>How to Become an Inclusive Leader</h4><blockquote><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Graciela Caneiro-Livingston</em></strong>, Provost, Nebraska Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Ellen Goldey</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Centre College<br><strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC<br><strong><em>Anita Thomas</em></strong>, Executive Vice President and Provost, St. Catherine’s University<br></blockquote><br><h4>Women’s Leadership Challenges</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Laura Behling</em></strong>, Provost, University of Puget Sound<br><strong><em>Jonnie G. Guerra</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC<br><strong><em>Donna R. Hedgepath</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Campbellsville University<br><strong><em>Tynisha D. Willingham</em></strong>, Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Mary Baldwin University<br></blockquote></div>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions9Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by EAB</em><br><br> <h3>Adapting Living-Learning Communities to Post-COVID-19 Realities</h3>For more than a decade, living-learning communities have been an effective and popular student success strategy, one that CIC colleges and universities highlight as an example of integrated learning on their campuses. How are CIC institutions revisiting this popular and successful practice post-pandemic? Two teams of academic and student life officers will discuss how their living-learning community programs are evolving and what innovations are being planned.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Jon Dooley</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Elon University<br><strong><em>Marlin Nabors</em></strong>, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, Endicott College<br><strong><em>Beth M. Schwartz</em></strong>, Provost, Endicott College<br><strong><em>Aswani K. Volety</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Elon University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>John Shannon</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trine University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>College after COVID: Managing Demographic Trends</h3>Many colleges and universities have been concerned about looming demographic trends that indicate a declining number of traditional college- age students. Has the pandemic shifted those trends? Are there new practices, developed during the COVID crisis, that will help institutions attract different groups of students? What key factors are important to identify the best strategic enrollment focus for an institution? Panelists will discuss effective practices for using the challenges of the last two years to chart new recruiting and enrollment directions for your institution.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Bradley Fuster</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Keuka College<br><strong><em>Nathan D. Grawe</em></strong>, Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, Carleton College<br><strong><em>Matt McCoin</em></strong>, Regional Vice President, Ad Astra<br>Chair: <strong><em>Jason Rivera</em></strong>, Director of Strategic Research, CIC<br></blockquote> <br><h3>Promoting Students’ Civic Engagement</h3>New research by plenary speaker Lindsay Till Hoyt has found that key elements of civic engagement tend to be positively related to mental well-being and student success. How are colleges and universities promoting and supporting civic engagement through both the curriculum and co-curricular programming? Following Hoyt’s plenary address, senior leaders will discuss how their campuses encourage civic engagement.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Heather M. Black</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Success, Buena Vista University Ryan Flynn, Director of Community-Engaged Learning, Illinois College <strong><em>Catharine E. (Kate) O’Connell</em></strong>, Dean of the College and Provost, Illinois College<br><strong><em>Jenna Templeton</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chatham University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Scott Steele</em></strong>, Provost, Berea College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Strategic Academic Review and Realignment: An Iterative Process</h3>What do students need now for a 21st-century education? And what programs will attract students to your institution? Changing student demographics, emerging enrollment trends, and increasing societal expectations for direct outcomes-based learning lead many campuses to engage in academic restructuring and innovative program realignment. What is the right way to pace and structure these important but charged changes? Three chief academic officers will present case studies of the processes their institutions used to prioritize and restructure programs, the obstacles they faced, the results they achieved, and the strategies they employed to maintain campus morale. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their own campus situations and to seek advice about how to gain support for necessary changes.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Ron Cole</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Allegheny College<br><strong><em>Karlyn Crowley</em></strong>, Provost, Ohio Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Mary H. Van Brunt</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Gwynedd Mercy University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Wendy Sherman Heckler</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President, Otterbein University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Strategies for Difficult Campus Conversations</h3>Important and sensitive communication among institutional constituencies about the need for greater racial and gender justice became even more challenging under pandemic campus protocols. How can campus leaders address the sense of an urgent need for action on issues of social justice while managing external relations and helping reduce the trauma students and employees feel after a difficult year? Campus leaders will describe how their institutions have approached difficult conversations and offer lessons learned.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Yolanda Barbier Gibson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Shenandoah University<br><strong><em>Cameron J. McCoy</em></strong>, Provost, Shenandoah University<br><strong><em>Ryan Sandefer</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, The College of St. Scholastica<br><strong><em>Linda Strong-Leek</em></strong>, Provost, Haverford College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Wendy Hilton-Morrow</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean of the College, Augustana College (IL)</blockquote>
Plenary Session: Jillian KinziePlenary Session: Jillian Kinzie11Jillian KinziePlenary Session<em>Sponsored by Credo</em><br><br><h3>​Promoting Equity and Quality in Student Engagement and Success</h3><p> The twin goals of quality and equity are the foundation for excellence in undergraduate education and must be addressed directly to help all students thrive in college, complete their degrees, and attain fulfilling careers. The best education that colleges can design is one in which more students are engaged at high levels in practices that matter for their development and learning, including collaborative learning, effective advising, engagement across difference, and high-impact practices (HIPs). It is also one in which students have a healthy sense of belonging and feel supported in their educational journeys. Yet, evidence shows that inequities exist in these dimensions, particularly for traditionally underserved students. What should colleges and universities focus on to achieve student success for all?<br><br>Jillian Kinzie, associate director of the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and National Survey of Student Engagement, will draw on foundational results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), as well as new evidence about advising, sense of belonging, and career and workplace preparation, to explore the importance of HIPs for racial identity groups and to encourage data-informed strategies and greater connection between data and action. She will discuss the effective use of student engagement data to design experiences in and out of the classroom for increased equity and to improve educational quality for all students.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Christon G. Arthur</em></strong>, Provost, Andrews University<br></p>
WorkshopsWorkshops15Workshop<em>​These workshops are free of charge but require pre-registration as space is limited. To add an event to an existing Institute<br>registration, please contact Tabitha Truscott, CIC conference and program manager, at <a href="mailto:ttruscott@cic.nche.edu">ttruscott@cic.nche.edu</a>.<br></em><br><br><h3>Dispute Resolution for Administrators</h3> <h3></h3>Led by an experienced higher education attorney who also 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>Chair: <strong><em>Chioma Ugochukwu</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cabrini University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>How to Design a Campus Diversity Education Plan </h3>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 remaining sensitive to the distress that can be generated by focusing attention on traumatic internal or external events. This session will encourage teams of institutional colleagues 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 Multicultural Student Services, Ferris State University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Nicholas Hunt-Bull</em></strong>, Provost, Paul Smith’s College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Technology for Student Success</h3>Technology is now fundamental to how we learn, connect, communicate, and create. This became even more apparent at CIC institutions when, for many, the pandemic accelerated the move to hybrid and online learning environments. Providing equitable access to essential tools and resources is critical to the success of all students. How can institutions design and implement campus technology projects that center on student success? 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 explore these and other questions will share their experience designing and implementing campus technology projects to create meaningful and equitable student outcomes.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Paul D’Ascoli</em></strong>, Market Segment Executive, Higher Education, Apple Inc.<br><strong><em>Dominic N. Lacy</em></strong>, Chief Operating Officer, Gallaudet University<br><strong><em>Jeffrey W. Lewis</em></strong>, Interim Provost, Gallaudet University<br><strong><em>Eileen Lynd-Balta</em></strong>, Associate Provost, St. John Fisher College<br><strong><em>Lisa Hopkins Newell</em></strong>, Education Leadership Executive, Apple Inc.<br><strong><em>Kevin Railey</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, St. John Fisher College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Tynisha D. Willingham</em></strong>, Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Mary Baldwin University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>The Future of Work in Higher Education </h3>Organizations of all kinds responded quickly to the health and risk management needs of the pandemic workplace. By adopting new job schedules, workplace conditions, and modes of work, colleges and universities demonstrated that they have the flexibility 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 members. 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 workplace to post-pandemic higher education realities.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Mark Golden</em></strong>, Managing Director, Institutional Services, TIAA<br><strong><em>Vanya Quiñones</em></strong>, Provost, Pace University<br><strong><em>Marci Sortor</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, St. Olaf College<br><strong><em>Anup Vidwans</em></strong>, Senior Managing Director, Strategic Relationships, TIAA<br>Chair: <strong><em>Susan Larson</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Concordia College (MN)<br></blockquote>
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Closing Plenary PanelClosing Plenary Panel22Eva Chatterjee-Sutton; Leanne Neilson; Monica Smith; Kevin KrugerPlenary Session<em>Sponsored by RNL</em><br><br><h3>​Collaborating to Build the Future Campus</h3> Significant pressure creates significant opportunity. 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 urgent calls for racial justice. The last year and a half has shown that higher education is capable of shifting more rapidly than many 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.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong> <em>Kevin Kruger</em></strong>, President, NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC</blockquote>
Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Task Force MeetingChief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Task Force Meeting60<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em><br></p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions73Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by Gray Associates</em><br><br><h3>Athletics and Academics: Academic and Student Affairs as Team Sport</h3>Athletics are an important element of the student experience at many CIC institutions. Effective collaboration between academic and student affairs professionals is key to student athletes’ academic success. Athletics departments have had to adapt in response to new public health requirements and dramatically different schedules for competition. How will these challenges shape ongoing collaboration between academic and student affairs departments? How can CAOs and CSAOs together help student athletes excel both in the classroom and on the playing field? Chief officers of three institutions will describe how campus colleagues have planned for future athletic and academic success.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jeffrey R. Breese</em></strong>, Provost, University of Mount Union<br><strong><em>Debora D’Anna</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Students, Brevard College<br><strong><em>William (Rusty) Kennedy</em></strong>, Vice President of Admissions and Athletics, Midway University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Elizabeth Ann Gill</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Austin College<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 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 both student achievement and retention on their campus.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Katherine Clay Bassard</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rhodes College<br><strong><em>Meghan Harte Weyant</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Rhodes College<br><strong><em>Sherry L. Turner</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer, Rhodes College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Andy Chambers</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Missouri Baptist University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers</h3><em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Participants have the opportunity to seek practical advice from colleagues on pressing issues and to share information about emerging trends and practices in independent higher education.<br><blockquote>Moderator: <strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Aurora University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote><br><h3>Promoting Anti-Racism on Campus</h3>In light of goals for greater educational equity and social justice for students of color, campuses have stepped up efforts to incorporate anti- racism into their curricular and co-curricular offerings. Effective strategies are emerging: Some institutions have developed new organizational structures and created new initiatives to attain greater equity in learning outcomes and a more inclusive environment for students and employees. Leadership teams from two innovative institutions will describe their approaches to promoting anti-racism on their campuses. <br><blockquote><strong><em>Jennifer Bonds-Raacke</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, St. Norbert College<br><strong><em>Leanna Fenneberg</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Rider University<br><strong><em>DonnaJean Fredeen</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rider University<br><strong><em>John W. Miller Jr.</em></strong>, Dean of Curriculum and Senior Diversity Officer, St. Norbert College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Mojgan Behmand</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Dominican University of California</blockquote>
Welcome and Keynote: Dan-el Padilla PeraltaWelcome and Keynote: Dan-el Padilla Peralta2Dan-el Padilla PeraltaPlenary Session<h3></h3><em>Sponsored by McAllister & Quinn</em><br><br>Chair: <strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Aurora University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br><br><h3>Welcome and Presentation of Awards</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC<br></blockquote><br><h3>Awards for Service to the CIC Chief Academic Officers Task Force</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Yolanda Williams Page</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University<br><strong><em>Dean A. Pribbenow</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Elmhurst University<br><strong><em>Aimee Sapp</em></strong>, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, William Woods University<br></blockquote><br><h3>2021 CIC Chief Academic Officer Award</h3><strong><em>Ron Cole</em></strong>, provost and dean of the college of Allegheny College, is the recipient of the 2021 CIC Chief Academic Officer Award in recognition of his significant support of colleagues at independent colleges and universities. He has participated as a presenter at nearly every CIC Institute for CAOs since 2016, led the Mentor Program for New CAOs in 2018 and 2019, and served as a mentor to many of his colleagues as they began their tenure as CAOs. Since 2017, Cole also has shared his knowledge and advice as a presenter for the CIC Workshops for Department and Division Chairs on chairs’ multiple roles and responsibilities, advising new chairs that “leadership can be messy,” “leadership is about people,” and to “lead with empathy, lead to serve, and lead for purpose.”<br><br>After working in the environmental consulting industry, Cole joined the Allegheny College faculty in 1994, holding many leadership positions, including chair of the Department of Geology; faculty moderator; and chair of the finance and facilities committee, the faculty review committee, and the faculty council. He also served on the trustee diversity task force. He has served as CAO since 2015. During Cole’s tenure, he has promoted data-informed change to improve student access and success, leading to curricular revisions in STEM and humanities fields and increased first-year student retention. He led strategic work to achieve operational savings while investing in new academic programs and he advanced diversity of faculty and the curriculum with an interdisciplinary cohort program in race, gender, and social justice. Cole serves on the Meadville Medical Center Corporate Board and as treasurer of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Foundation Board of Meadville, Pennsylvania. He is chair of the Deans Council for the Great Lakes Colleges Association.<br><div><br></div>Cole’s scholarship includes student-centered research on tectonics and volcanism (field and geochemical studies) in south-central Alaska, California, and Costa Rica and sandstone petrology in the Appalachian Basin, with funding from the National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society, and the American Chemical Society. He has taught at all levels of the curriculum, including interdisciplinary courses and travel seminars to Turkey, South Africa, and Alaska that integrate science and humanities. He earned a BS in geology from Allegheny College, and an MS and PhD in geological sciences from the University of Rochester. In 2004 he was the recipient of the Thoburn Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching at Allegheny College.<br><br><h3>Keynote Address</h3><h4>Revitalizing the Humanities for Social Justice and Civic Engagement</h4>Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s trajectory from childhood as an undocumented immigrant in New York City to a professorship in classics at a major research university demonstrates the dynamic power of a liberal arts education. His much-published 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 who work to keep these foundational disciplines strong and vital on their campuses.<br>
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception47<em>Sponsored by TIAA</em><br><br>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 (masked) conversation and (distanced) drinks. Light refreshments will be available and may be enjoyed in a low-density seating area or taken to go.<br>
BreakfastBreakfast10<p><em>Sponsored by Nearpeer</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all Institute participants. If you would like to participate in a Roundtable Discussion in Grand Ballroom C, please enjoy your breakfast in the Exhibit Hall before or after.<br></p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions18Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by The Registry</em><br><br><h3>Building Processes to Support Underprepared Students’ Success</h3>Student success depends on supporting timely degree completion. This session will highlight a proven approach to increasing degree completion by strengthening readiness and retention at all stages of a student’s undergraduate career. The CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium (CIC-OCSC) has succeeded on dozens of participating campuses by increasing opportunities for students to stay on track with their academic programs or even to get ahead. Panelists will discuss how the CIC-OCSC has helped students on their campuses overcome challenges and move toward completion of their academic programs.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Cynthia K. Kosso</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Moravian University<br><strong><em>Jamila S. Lyn</em></strong>, Senior Fellow, Acadeum’s Center of Excellence, and Director of Specialized Programming, Benedict College<br><strong><em>Yolanda Williams Page</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Kendrick T. Brown</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morehouse College<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>Chair: <strong><em>Christina A. Clark</em></strong>, Provost, Marywood University<br></blockquote><br><h3>New Academic Programs and Partnerships to Enhance Enrollment</h3>Independent colleges often develop new initiatives to attract student interest and provide additional value to students in terms of their careers and personal growth. Leaders from campuses with innovative programs and partnerships will share their experiences and outline lessons learned in the process of developing ideas and creating plans for new academic programs.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Brenda Kelly</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the College, Gustavus Adolphus College<br><strong><em>Susan Kruml</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Midland University<br><strong><em>JoNes R. VanHecke</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Gustavus Adolphus College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Anne McCall</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Xavier University of Louisiana</blockquote>
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Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups94<strong>9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Marpeck Mennonite Chief Academic Officers</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong> <em>Ann Vendrely</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Goshen College<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>2:30–4:30 p.m.</strong> <h3>Catholic Colleges and Universities Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong> <em>Brian Schmisek</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of Facilities, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota<br></blockquote>
Workshop for New Chief Academic Officers Mentors Orientation MeetingWorkshop for New Chief Academic Officers Mentors Orientation Meeting95<em>(By invitation only)</em><br><br>Mentor Coordinators:<br><blockquote><strong><em>Elissa Heil</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Wilson College<br><strong><em>Stephen D. Stahl</em></strong>, Provost, Baldwin Wallace University</blockquote>
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Reception for SponsorsReception for Sponsors97​CIC greatly values its partnerships with sponsoring companies and organizations that serve small and mid-sized independent colleges and universities. As an expression of gratitude for their generous support, all sponsors of the Institute are invited to gather for celebration and conversation. Drinks and dessert will be available.<br><blockquote>Hosts: <strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC and the <strong><em>CIC Chief Academic Affairs and Chief Student Affairs Officers Task Force</em></strong></blockquote>
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Roundtable DiscussionsRoundtable Discussions99Roundtable discussions offer informal opportunities for participants with similar interests to share information and ideas. Many of the discussions on Sunday focus on topics related to resilience and recovery. Leaders will welcome participants and open the discussion; participants will carry the conversation.<br><br><br> <h3>Best Practices for Faculty Handbook Revision</h3>What are best practices for updating and revising faculty handbooks? What is the CAO’s role in the process? Senior officers are invited to share successes and challenges and to offer advice to those who are planning a handbook revision.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Andy Chambers</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Missouri Baptist University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>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 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. Participants will learn about the structure of the year-long program and the nomination process for the 2022–2023 cohort, and will have ample time to ask questions.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Emerging from the Pandemic Stronger and Better</h3>The pandemic forced many changes across higher education at a record pace. Which changes will be permanent, and which will fade? What does the “next” normal look like for CIC institutions? Participants are invited to discuss their best campus practices for resilience, recovery, and future success.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Jeffrey Gingerich</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Scranton<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Faculty Exhaustion: From Burnout to Thriving</h3>Even before COVID-19, faculty members often felt on the brink of burnout. How can academic leaders help faculty members thrive as teachers, scholars, and positive role models for students? Participants are invited to share approaches for dealing with post-pandemic faculty exhaustion and ideas for supporting faculty members in achieving balanced professional and personal lives.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Teresa A. Garrett</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Sweet Briar College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>The Future of Global Education and Study Abroad</h3>How will global education and study abroad programs change as the world eventually emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic? How will aspirations and worries of students and their parents influence program plans? The chief academic officer of Campbell University invites participants to join him in a conversation about opportunities and challenges.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Mark L. Hammond</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Campbell University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Helping Students Readjust to In-Person Instruction</h3>How are CIC colleges and universities helping students to readjust to in-person classes and less flexible policies about attendance, deadlines, and grading than were in place during the pandemic? What strategies are proving effective in restoring students’ classroom engagement and reinvigorating their commitment to completing their undergraduate degrees on time? Participants in this conversation will share best practices to bolster student resilience.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Janet R. Clark</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>How Libraries Can Be Centers for Strengthening Student Resilience</h3>How are libraries helping students develop a sense of belonging and community that fosters resilience and retention? The facilitator will share best practices to ensure library resources, services, and spaces all help all students feel like they belong. Participants are invited to contribute strategies and insights from their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Luke Vilelle</em></strong>, University Librarian, Hollins University, and Association of College and Research Libraries Liaison to CIC<br></blockquote>  <h3>Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports</h3>CIC’s Key Indicators Tool (KIT) and Financial Indicators Tool (FIT) benchmarking reports, provided free to members, calculate metrics that allow colleges and universities to set goals and measure progress across a range of institutional information in a streamlined way. The reports thereby provide a way for institutions to understand and strategically engage 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 effectively as well as what the reports say about the health of the institution.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, Founder and former President, The Austen Group, a division of RNL<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Long-Term Effects of the Online Pivot on CIC Campuses</h3>In response to the pandemic, Mount St. Joseph University (MSJU) developed the In*Sync format for virtual teaching. MSJU’s provost will share results of an institutional survey of students about their course format preferences as a starting point for a conversation with colleagues about how the online pivot impacted campuses and plans for the future.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Diana J. Davis</em></strong>, Provost, Mount St. Joseph University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Mentoring Your Leadership Team</h3>What types of mentoring programs and practices are chief officers at CIC colleges and universities using to develop and strengthen their leadership teams? Participants will share mentoring tips<br>and discuss successful strategies that encourage individual professional growth and help team members work together effectively to achieve institutional goals.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Kathleen Poorman Dougherty</em></strong>, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Alma College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Practicing Agile Shared Governance</h3>The COVID-19 pandemic forced many CIC institutions to make rapid and consequential decisions about such matters as academic program closures, faculty terminations, and reorganizations. The provost of Ashland University will discuss how shared governance stayed agile on his campus amid the crisis. Participants are encouraged to reflect on the agility of shared governance on their own campuses and to exchange advice on current challenges.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Amiel Jarstfer</em></strong>, Provost, Ashland University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Remote Work Policies for 2021 and Beyond</h3>How have CIC colleges and universities adapted their remote work policies for 2021 and beyond? How is eligibility for flexible work being determined? Participants are invited to discuss benefits and challenges encountered on their campus’s remote work procedures and to share information about how to develop policies that aim to square the interests and needs of faculty, staff members, and most importantly the students they serve.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Jason Lowrey</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bethany Lutheran College (MN)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Shared Governance Takeaways from COVID</h3>Many routine operating procedures and governance policies went out the window as CIC campuses adapted to the immediate challenges of the pandemic. What were the lessons learned—good and bad—about shared governance during a time of crisis? How might chief academic officers use these lessons to strengthen shared governance on their campuses permanently? Participants will share their experiences and recommendations.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Wendy Hilton-Morrow</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean of the College, Augustana College (IL)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Vocation and Calling as Differentiators for Retention and Recruitment</h3>Given the critical importance of retention and recruitment, colleges and universities find themselves needing to employ every available tool. The recent focus on the concepts of vocation and calling in higher education affords independent institutions an opportunity to provide something that is often missing in public higher education: greater individualized attention to questions of meaning and purpose among undergraduates. This session provides information on CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), which offers programmatic and financial support to CIC institutions that are making use of these concepts in their recruitment and retention efforts.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Lynne M. Spoelhof</em></strong>, NetVUE Program Manager, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>What We Learned about Our Students during the Pandemic</h3>Join the CAO from Schreiner University in reflection and discussion about what chief officers learned about their students during the pandemic and how these lessons are helping to shape future programs, policies, and initiatives at CIC colleges and universities.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Travis L. Frampton</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University<br></blockquote>
Boxed LunchesBoxed Lunches101<p>​Complimentary boxed lunches will be available for pickup in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. Socially distanced seating is available in the Exhibit Hall. Find a comfortable space to eat on your own or with a colleague. Or, if you prefer, visit a local restaurant. See Guidebook for a list of nearby options.<br></p>
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Networking Break with SponsorsNetworking Break with Sponsors103<p>​Connect with representatives from sponsor organizations to learn more about their services and areas of expertise.</p>
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Roundtable DiscussionsRoundtable Discussions105<h3>Advising Partnerships for Student Success</h3>What types of advising partnerships between academic affairs and student affairs are promoting student persistence and success at CIC institutions? Participants are invited to discuss cross-divisional collaborations to strengthen advising and to share advice about tools and strategies that enhance the likelihood of students’ success during and after college.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Joseph Lane</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Bethany College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Assessing Campus Climate</h3>What kinds of quantitative and qualitative assessments of campus climate for diversity and inclusion are being utilized by CIC colleges and universities? Who conducts the assessments?<br>How and with whom are the results shared? Participants are invited to exchange information about their institutional practices and lessons learned.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Peter J. Holbrook</em></strong>, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Tiffin University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Campus Policing</h3>Providing oversight for campus security or a campus police force is typically not a skill honed during academic preparation programs. It also is not an area in which most college administrators have experience. During our time together, we will have a collaborative conversation about how to approach that work in a way that keeps your campus safe, acknowledges authentic national and perhaps local concerns about policing, and supports the professionalism of campus security or police forces.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Helen-Grace Ryan</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Bellarmine University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Collaborative Approaches to Setting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals</h3>What collaborative strategies—including focus groups, town halls, and campus surveys—have proven useful to setting institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion goals? The facilitator will share best practices and participants are invited to discuss their own successful approaches and to seek advice.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Nakeshia N. Williams</em></strong>, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Hollins University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Defining the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Role</h3>Many CIC colleges and universities have created chief officer positions to guide diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) agendas. How is the chief DEI officer role defined, to whom does it report, and how do institutions avoid placing the full burden of DEI plans and progress on the shoulders of a single leader? The conversation will explore these and related questions about this essential campus role.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Daniel K. Silber</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Piedmont University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy</h3>Learn about CIC’s yearlong leadership development programs offered in collaboration with the American Academic Leadership Institute: 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 Institute (AALI)<br><strong><em>Alana K. Cassidy</em></strong>, Director of Sponsorships, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Exploring the Legacies of American Slavery</h3>CIC’s “Legacies of American Slavery” initiative is designed to help member institutions address the continuing impact of slavery on American life through research, teaching, and public engagement. The national network was launched in 2021 with seven institutions that serve as regional collaboration hubs. Join the CIC project director and the CAO of one regional partner (Lewis University) to learn more about the structure and goals of the project—including opportunities for other colleges and communities to participate—as well as Lewis University’s specific activities to explore the post- emancipation themes of migration and mass incarceration.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Philip M. Katz</em></strong>, Director of Projects, CIC<br><strong><em>Christopher Sindt</em></strong>, Provost, Lewis University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Forging an Identity as a Hispanic-Serving Institution</h3>What does it mean to serve Latinx students, not just enroll them? Texas Lutheran’s chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer will share best practices for helping Latinx students persist and complete college. Participants are invited to seek feedback about their programs in the planning stages.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>David A. Ortiz</em></strong>, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Texas Lutheran University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>From Student Wellness to Student Success</h3>How can chief officers of independent colleges collaborate to design and implement wellness programs that promote student success? Participants will share practices and initiatives that have been effective on their campuses and exchange advice about how to encourage student participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Barbara L. LoMonaco</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Centre College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>How CIC Colleges and Universities Are Changing to Eradicate Systemic Racism on Campus</h3>How are CIC colleges and universities transitioning from statements denouncing racism to actions that eliminate racist structures, policies, and practices? Participants are invited to discuss institutional changes already implemented or in the planning stages and to strategize with colleagues about overcoming obstacles.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Rebecca Hernandez</em></strong>, Associate Provost for Academic Success and Chief Diversity Officer, George Fox University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Identifying and Developing Faculty Leaders for Equity</h3>Ohio Wesleyan University is advancing its equity agenda with an innovative Equity Fellows Program for faculty members. The facilitator will discuss the program’s design and benefits to date. Participants are invited to share their own campus strategies for developing inclusive leaders.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Karlyn Crowley</em></strong>, Provost, Ohio Wesleyan University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Inclusive Student Engagement</h3>How are CIC institutions fostering inclusive student engagement? How are academic and student affairs leaders collaborating in these efforts to improve inclusivity? Participants are invited to discuss successful programs and practices and to seek advice about their campus challenges.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Timeka Rashid</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Baldwin Wallace University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Meaning, Purpose, and Identity: Vocation and Minoritized Students</h3>Academic programs focused on questions of meaning and purpose have had a significant impact on the undergraduate experience, but many institutions have found it difficult to fully bring students from minoritized groups into these conversations. Obstacles include structural inequities, well-intentioned but misplaced pedagogies, and demotivating messages that some students receive long before arriving on campus. Programming focused on the concepts of <em>vocation</em> and <em>calling</em> can be particularly valuable for minoritized students—allowing institutions to avoid a culture of mainstream and margins, and instead providing a “free and ordered space” in which all students can participate.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Lynne M. Spoelhof</em></strong>, NetVUE Program Manager, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>New Approaches to Student Orientation Programs</h3>For fall 2021, Goshen College extended its new student orientation program from two days to a full week to assist first-year students with their transition to college following two pandemic- disrupted high school years. Goshen’s CAO will detail her institution’s new approach and share how well it worked. Participants are invited to share new orientation designs and effective practices in play at their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Ann Vendrely</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Goshen College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Setting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals: What’s Realistic?</h3>What makes a diversity, equity, and inclusion goal realistic? How do such factors as institutional mission, location, finances, and stakeholders’ expectations for change influence the setting of DEI goals? Join the chief student life officer from Hanover College in a conversation about how to be successful in setting DEI goals.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Dewain Lee</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Hanover College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Using CIC Course Sharing to Achieve DEI Goals</h3>Participants are invited to share how utilizing CIC’s Online Course Sharing Consortium (CIC- OCSC) opportunities help achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion goals through enhanced student support, diversifying faculty, and sharing courses in key areas. Participants will explore how collaborations within the CIC Consortium can support an institution’s overall DEI plan.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Nathan Green</em></strong>, Vice President for Business Development, Acadeum<br><strong><em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President for State Council Programs and the Online Course Sharing Consortium, CIC</blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups106<h3>Breakfast for Annapolis Group Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong> <em>Jeffrey A. Frick</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Washington & Jefferson College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Breakfast for Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong> <em>Christopher Dougherty</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Chestnut Hill College<br></blockquote>  <h3>Breakfast for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers</h3>All administrators at HBCUs are invited for discussion of current issues on their campuses. Breakfast will be available during the event or may be taken to go.<br> <blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Yolanda Williams Page</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University</blockquote>
A Conversation with the New President of CICA Conversation with the New President of CIC108Join a conversation with Marjorie Hass, the new president of CIC. Hear her vision for CIC and her aspirations for independent higher education. Share your own insights about the most pressing issues member institutions and their leaders face and discuss how CIC programming might respond to those needs.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC<br>Chair: <strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Aurora University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force</blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups16<h3>American Benedictine Colleges Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers Dinner and Discussions</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong> <em>Richard Ice</em></strong>, Provost, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers Dinner and Discussions</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong> <em>Jeffrey E. Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers Dinner and Discussions</h3><blockquote>Coordinator: <strong> <em>Stan Rosenberg</em></strong>, Vice President for Research and Scholarship, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</blockquote>
Networking Break with SponsorsNetworking Break with Sponsors110<p>​Connect with representatives from sponsor organizations to learn more about their services and areas of expertise.</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, will offer a variety of networking opportunities to exchange ideas in an informal atmosphere. The 2021 Institute will also include these organized networking opportunities:


Information on CIC Programs and Services

Over breakfast on Sunday and Monday, participants will be able to meet with CIC staff members and advisors to learn about CIC programs and services including: the Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy; the Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program for prospective presidents; the CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium; the Legacies of American Slavery project; and the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), among others.


Senior Leadership Academy

(by invitation)
November 5–7
The opening seminar for the 2021–2022 cohort of CIC’s Senior Leadership Academy (SLA) will precede and overlap with the Institute. SLA participants are welcome to participate in the remainder of the Institute at a reduced registration fee.

SLA is a yearlong professional development program for mid-level administrators in any division of a CIC member institution who aspire to senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. SLA is offered jointly by CIC and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI).
Director: Linda M. Bleicken, President, AALI
Note: For information about the nomination process for the 2022–2023 SLA cohort, please participate in the Senior Leadership Academy breakfast discussion or visit the SLA program page.


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. Fee: early rate $65 (by September 3); regular rate $80 (after September 3)

Sponsored by TIAA

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.

Featured Address: If Not Me, Then Who?

Susan Donovan headshotSusan M. Donovan has served as president of Bellarmine University in Kentucky since 2017. Previously, she served for 32 years at Loyola University Maryland including as dean of residence life, chief student development officer, executive vice president, and interim president. At Bellarmine, Donovan’s early initiatives included the launch of a strategic plan that focuses on student success, inclusion, and academic innovation and efforts to increase institutional transparency and strengthen shared governance. She serves on the boards of the Muhammad Ali Center, a nonprofit museum and cultural center dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, and Impetus, a business-led coalition of Louisville leaders focused on improving education and public safety in the city. Donovan earned her PhD in higher education from St. Louis University, an MS degree in higher education from Florida State University, and a BA in communications from Buena Vista University.

Welcome: Marjorie Hass, President, CIC

Coordinator: Patricia Parrish, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College

Discussion Topics


Advancing to a Presidency

Marylouise Fennell, RSM, Senior Counsel, CIC, and former President, Carlow University
Jo Ellen Parker, Senior Vice President, CIC, and former President, Sweet Briar College

Developing Leaders Among Faculty and Staff

Lisa Long, Acting President, Provost and Executive Vice President, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Talladega College
Judith A. Muyskens, Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hiram College
Mary Spoto, Vice President of Academic Affairs, St. Leo University

Gender Dynamics in the Cabinet

Sarah M. Ferguson, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas Lutheran University
Susan Larson, Provost and Dean of the College, Concordia College (MN)
Aimee Sapp, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, William Woods University
Chioma Ugochukwu, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cabrini University
 

How to Become an Inclusive Leader

Graciela Caneiro-Livingston, Provost, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Ellen Goldey, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Centre College
Marjorie Hass, President, CIC
Anita Thomas, Executive Vice President and Provost, St. Catherine’s University

Women’s Leadership Challenges

Laura Behling, Provost, University of Puget Sound
Jonnie G. Guerra, Senior Advisor, CIC
Donna R. Hedgepath, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Campbellsville University
Tynisha D. Willingham, Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Mary Baldwin University

Sponsor Showcase Discussions

Monday, November 8, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Participants will gather to discuss issues raised by sponsor showcase sessions—short, pre-recorded videos that will be available on the conference app.


Special Events

Welcome Dinner

Saturday, November 6, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Academic Search
Immediately following the keynote address, greet old friends and meet new colleagues. Dinner will be safely served by hotel staff, buffet style. Eat with colleagues in a low-density seating area or take your meal to go.

All-Institute Reception

Monday, November 8, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by TIAA
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 (masked) conversation and (distanced) drinks. Light refreshments will be available and may be enjoyed in a low-density seating area or taken to go.


Other CIC Gatherings

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

Sunday, November 7, 5:45–6:30 p.m.
Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy programs are invited to gather for conversation. Light refreshments will be available for pick up as you leave to enjoy at your convenience.
Convener: Linda M. Bleicken, AALI

Reception for NetVUE Members

Sunday, November 7, 5:45–6:30 p.m.
Representatives of institutions that are 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 their campus programs with colleagues. Refreshments will be available for pick up as you leave to enjoy at your convenience.
Conveners: David S. Cunningham, Director of NetVUE, CIC, and Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, CIC

 Roundtable Discussions

​Roundtable discussions offer informal opportunities for participants with similar interests to share information and ideas.


Sunday, November 7

7:30–8:15 a.m.

Best Practices for Faculty Handbook Revision

What are best practices for updating and revising faculty handbooks? What is the CAO’s role in the process? Senior officers are invited to share successes and challenges and to offer advice to those who are planning a handbook revision.
Andy Chambers, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Missouri Baptist University

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 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. Participants will learn about the structure of the year-long program and the nomination process for the 2022–2023 cohort, and will have ample time to ask questions.
Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, CIC

Emerging from the Pandemic Stronger and Better

The pandemic forced many changes across higher education at a record pace. Which changes will be permanent, and which will fade? What does the “next” normal look like for CIC institutions? Participants are invited to discuss their best campus practices for resilience, recovery, and future success.
Jeffrey Gingerich, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Scranton

Faculty Exhaustion: From Burnout to Thriving

Even before COVID-19, faculty members often felt on the brink of burnout. How can academic leaders help faculty members thrive as teachers, scholars, and positive role models for students? Participants are invited to share approaches for dealing with post-pandemic faculty exhaustion and ideas for supporting faculty members in achieving balanced professional and personal lives.
Teresa A. Garrett, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Sweet Briar College

The Future of Global Education and Study Abroad

How will global education and study abroad programs change as the world eventually emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic? How will aspirations and worries of students and their parents influence program plans? The chief academic officer of Campbell University invites participants to join him in a conversation about opportunities and challenges.
Mark L. Hammond, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Campbell University

Helping Students Readjust to In-Person Instruction

How are CIC colleges and universities helping students to readjust to in-person classes and less flexible policies about attendance, deadlines, and grading than were in place during the pandemic? What strategies are proving effective in restoring students’ classroom engagement and reinvigorating their commitment to completing their undergraduate degrees on time? Participants in this conversation will share best practices to bolster student resilience.
Janet R. Clark, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

How Libraries Can Be Centers for Strengthening Student Resilience

How are libraries helping students develop a sense of belonging and community that fosters resilience and retention? The facilitator will share best practices to ensure library resources, services, and spaces all help all students feel like they belong. Participants are invited to contribute strategies and insights from their campuses.
Luke Vilelle, University Librarian, Hollins University, and Association of College and Research Libraries Liaison to CIC
 

Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports

CIC’s Key Indicators Tool (KIT) and Financial Indicators Tool (FIT) benchmarking reports, provided free to members, calculate metrics that allow colleges and universities to set goals and measure progress across a range of institutional information in a streamlined way. The reports thereby provide a way for institutions to understand and strategically engage 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 effectively as well as what the reports say about the health of the institution.
Michael Williams, Founder and former President, The Austen Group, a division of RNL

Long-Term Effects of the Online Pivot on CIC Campuses

In response to the pandemic, Mount St. Joseph University (MSJU) developed the In*Sync format for virtual teaching. MSJU’s provost will share results of an institutional survey of students about their course format preferences as a starting point for a conversation with colleagues about how the online pivot impacted campuses and plans for the future.
Diana J. Davis, Provost, Mount St. Joseph University

Mentoring Your Leadership Team

What types of mentoring programs and practices are chief officers at CIC colleges and universities using to develop and strengthen their leadership teams? Participants will share mentoring tips
and discuss successful strategies that encourage individual professional growth and help team members work together effectively to achieve institutional goals.
Kathleen Poorman Dougherty, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Alma College

Practicing Agile Shared Governance

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many CIC institutions to make rapid and consequential decisions about such matters as academic program closures, faculty terminations, and reorganizations. The provost of Ashland University will discuss how shared governance stayed agile on his campus amid the crisis. Participants are encouraged to reflect on the agility of shared governance on their own campuses and to exchange advice on current challenges.
Amiel Jarstfer, Provost, Ashland University

Remote Work Policies for 2021 and Beyond

How have CIC colleges and universities adapted their remote work policies for 2021 and beyond? How is eligibility for flexible work being determined? Participants are invited to discuss benefits and challenges encountered on their campus’s remote work procedures and to share information about how to develop policies that aim to square the interests and needs of faculty, staff members, and most importantly the students they serve.
Jason Lowrey, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bethany Lutheran College (MN)

Shared Governance Takeaways from COVID

Many routine operating procedures and governance policies went out the window as CIC campuses adapted to the immediate challenges of the pandemic. What were the lessons learned—good and bad—about shared governance during a time of crisis? How might chief academic officers use these lessons to strengthen shared governance on their campuses permanently? Participants will share their experiences and recommendations.
Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean of the College, Augustana College (IL)

Vocation and Calling as Differentiators for Retention and Recruitment

Given the critical importance of retention and recruitment, colleges and universities find themselves needing to employ every available tool. The recent focus on the concepts of vocation and calling in higher education affords independent institutions an opportunity to provide something that is often missing in public higher education: greater individualized attention to questions of meaning and purpose among undergraduates. This session provides information on CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), which offers programmatic and financial support to CIC institutions that are making use of these concepts in their recruitment and retention efforts.
David S. Cunningham, Director of NetVUE, CIC
Lynne M. Spoelhof, NetVUE Program Manager, CIC

What We Learned about Our Students during the Pandemic

Join the CAO from Schreiner University in reflection and discussion about what chief officers learned about their students during the pandemic and how these lessons are helping to shape future programs, policies, and initiatives at CIC colleges and universities.
Travis L. Frampton, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University

Monday, November 8

7:30–8:15 a.m.

Advising Partnerships for Student Success

What types of advising partnerships between academic affairs and student affairs are promoting student persistence and success at CIC institutions? Participants are invited to discuss cross-divisional collaborations to strengthen advising and to share advice about tools and strategies that enhance the likelihood of students’ success during and after college.
Joseph Lane, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Bethany College

Assessing Campus Climate

What kinds of quantitative and qualitative assessments of campus climate for diversity and inclusion are being utilized by CIC colleges and universities? Who conducts the assessments? How and with whom are the results shared? Participants are invited to exchange information about their institutional practices and lessons learned.
Peter J. Holbrook, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Tiffin University

Campus Policing

Providing oversight for campus security or a campus police force is typically not a skill honed during academic preparation programs. It also is not an area in which most college administrators have experience. During our time together, we will have a collaborative conversation about how to approach that work in a way that keeps your campus safe, acknowledges authentic national and perhaps local concerns about policing, and supports the professionalism of campus security or police forces.
Helen-Grace Ryan, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Bellarmine University

Collaborative Approaches to Setting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals

What collaborative strategies—including focus groups, town halls, and campus surveys—have proven useful to setting institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion goals? The facilitator will share best practices and participants are invited to discuss their own successful approaches and to seek advice.
Nakeshia N. Williams, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Hollins University

Defining the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Role

Many CIC colleges and universities have created chief officer positions to guide diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) agendas. How is the chief DEI officer role defined, to whom does it report, and how do institutions avoid placing the full burden of DEI plans and progress on the shoulders of a single leader? The conversation will explore these and related questions about this essential campus role.
Daniel K. Silber, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Piedmont University

Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy

Learn about CIC’s yearlong leadership development programs offered in collaboration with the American Academic Leadership Institute: 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 Institute (AALI)
Alana K. Cassidy, Director of Sponsorships, CIC

Exploring the Legacies of American Slavery

CIC’s “Legacies of American Slavery” initiative is designed to help member institutions address the continuing impact of slavery on American life through research, teaching, and public engagement. The national network was launched in 2021 with seven institutions that serve as regional collaboration hubs. Join the CIC project director and the CAO of one regional partner (Lewis University) to learn more about the structure and goals of the project—including opportunities for other colleges and communities to participate—as well as Lewis University’s specific activities to explore the post- emancipation themes of migration and mass incarceration.
Philip M. Katz, Director of Projects, CIC
Christopher Sindt, Provost, Lewis University

Forging an Identity as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

What does it mean to serve Latinx students, not just enroll them? Texas Lutheran’s chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer will share best practices for helping Latinx students persist and complete college. Participants are invited to seek feedback about their programs in the planning stages.
David A. Ortiz, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Texas Lutheran University

From Student Wellness to Student Success

How can chief officers of independent colleges collaborate to design and implement wellness programs that promote student success? Participants will share practices and initiatives that have been effective on their campuses and exchange advice about how to encourage student participation.
Barbara L. LoMonaco, Vice President for Student Life, Centre College

How CIC Colleges and Universities Are Changing to Eradicate Systemic Racism on Campus

How are CIC colleges and universities transitioning from statements denouncing racism to actions that eliminate racist structures, policies, and practices? Participants are invited to discuss institutional changes already implemented or in the planning stages and to strategize with colleagues about overcoming obstacles.
Rebecca Hernandez, Associate Provost for Academic Success and Chief Diversity Officer, George Fox University

Identifying and Developing Faculty Leaders for Equity

Ohio Wesleyan University is advancing its equity agenda with an innovative Equity Fellows Program for faculty members. The facilitator will discuss the program’s design and benefits to date. Participants are invited to share their own campus strategies for developing inclusive leaders.
Karlyn Crowley, Provost, Ohio Wesleyan University

Inclusive Student Engagement

How are CIC institutions fostering inclusive student engagement? How are academic and student affairs leaders collaborating in these efforts to improve inclusivity? Participants are invited to discuss successful programs and practices and to seek advice about their campus challenges.
Timeka Rashid, Vice President for Student Affairs, Baldwin Wallace University

Meaning, Purpose, and Identity: Vocation and Minoritized Students

Academic programs focused on questions of meaning and purpose have had a significant impact on the undergraduate experience, but many institutions have found it difficult to fully bring students from minoritized groups into these conversations. Obstacles include structural inequities, well-intentioned but misplaced pedagogies, and demotivating messages that some students receive long before arriving on campus. Programming focused on the concepts of vocation and calling can be particularly valuable for minoritized students—allowing institutions to avoid a culture of mainstream and margins, and instead providing a “free and ordered space” in which all students can participate.
David S. Cunningham, Director of NetVUE, CIC
Lynne M. Spoelhof, NetVUE Program Manager, CIC

New Approaches to Student Orientation Programs

For fall 2021, Goshen College extended its new student orientation program from two days to a full week to assist first-year students with their transition to college following two pandemic- disrupted high school years. Goshen’s CAO will detail her institution’s new approach and share how well it worked. Participants are invited to share new orientation designs and effective practices in play at their campuses.
Ann Vendrely, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Goshen College

Setting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals: What’s Realistic?

What makes a diversity, equity, and inclusion goal realistic? How do such factors as institutional mission, location, finances, and stakeholders’ expectations for change influence the setting of DEI goals? Join the chief student life officer from Hanover College in a conversation about how to be successful in setting DEI goals.
Dewain Lee, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Hanover College

Using CIC Course Sharing to Achieve DEI Goals

Participants are invited to share how utilizing CIC’s Online Course Sharing Consortium (CIC- OCSC) opportunities help achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion goals through enhanced student support, diversifying faculty, and sharing courses in key areas. Participants will explore how collaborations within the CIC Consortium can support an institution’s overall DEI plan.
Rob Manzer, Chief Academic Officer and Co-Founder, Acadeum
Carol M. Schuler, Vice President for State Council Programs and the Online Course Sharing Consortium, CIC

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Bridging the Gap Between Higher Education and Employers: Developing Curriculum Pathways

What does a higher education credential represent? It is the responsibility of colleges and universities to prepare graduates for the workforce. Yet research makes clear the lack of preparedness of too many graduates for employment, especially in the development of soft skills. This session will address ways that colleges can partner with employers in designing course and program outcomes to enhance graduates’ soft skills.
Tammy Shelton, Vice President for Business Development, Capital Education

Building and Managing a Sustainable Academic Program Portfolio

Participants are invited to a conversation about how to balance mission, markets, and money when evaluating an academic program portfolio. What data should be examined? How often should programs be reviewed? How can the evaluation process become easier and less time consuming? Where should CAOs look for growth: the development of new programs or the expansion of existing ones?
Lisa Piatek, Vice President for Business Development, Gray Associates

Fair and Affordable Faculty Compensation

Following a concurrent session on the same topic, this discussion will further explore how to engage faculty in conversation about fair faculty compensation that carefully balances consideration of institutional resources with external competitiveness and internal equity resulting in a valid, reliable, and stakeholder- owned pay structure.
Frank A. Casagrande, President, Casagrande Consulting, LLC

Institutional DEIJ Planning: Moving from Vision to Action to Results

As institutions grapple with racism on their campuses and their institution’s complicity, they are creating institutional plans that focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ). In this session, participants will discuss how to focus their DEIJ plans toward action and the metrics to measure success. The discussion leader will engage participants in determining next steps for building a comprehensive and clear strategy for their institution, how to identify areas of improvement, and why specific and measurable metrics are critical to institutional success on DEIJ initiatives.
Angela Street, Director, EAB

New Sources of Federal Funding for Colleges and Universities

This discussion considers the latest developments in federal funding for colleges and universities, including appropriations increases to federal agencies, new developments in congressionally directed spending (such as community projects, formerly known as earmarks), COVID-19 stimulus funding, and new federal funding priorities.
Sally White, Senior Vice President and Advisor for Firm Wide Strategic Initiatives, McAllister & Quinn

Preparing an Institution for Significant and Meaningful DEI Success

Before launching diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, campus leadership must engage in activities to prepare their institution for this important work. Linking DEI work to the core values of the institution and to its strategic purposes are essential first steps. It’s also imperative that leaders gain the commitment of important stakeholders, including trustees, faculty, staff, and students, so that a coherent planning process and implementation can produce significant and meaningful results.
Robert L. Head, Associate Consultant, Hyatt- Fennell Executive Search

Shared Equity Leadership: Who, What, and How?

Who are, or should be, the drivers of equity at colleges and universities? What is shared equity leadership? How do campuses implement, integrate, and invest in equity-minded leadership? Inclusive, equitable, effective instruction is essential to delivering higher education’s goal of ensuring that every student has the opportunity to succeed. This roundtable discussion will explore the collective responsibility to create a more equitable and just learning environment for all students.
Penny MacCormack, Chief Academic Officer, Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)

Sustaining Executives and Institutions through Executive Coaching

How can executive coaching help expand the adaptive capacity and resilience of both leaders and institutions? How can it enhance team effectiveness to set and accomplish institutional priorities efficiently? How can executive coaching facilitate intentional and strategic transitions and onboarding for new leaders?
Steven E. Titus, Executive Coaching Practice Leader and Senior Executive Coach, Academic Search

Tenure on the Post-Pandemic Campus

An experienced consultant will lead a discussion of how both the current pandemic and longer-term enrollment trends may affect tenure practices on higher education campuses. Participants are invited to explore shifts that are already emerging on campuses as well as those to come. The discussion will also explore legal best practices related to program changes and faculty right- sizing.
Mark E. Hanshaw, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Understanding Today’s Graduate and Online Student: Seizing Opportunities for Enrollment and Revenue Growth

As the graduate and online markets evolve, campuses face new challenges and complexities. How do campuses establish new programs? What are ideal onboarding processes for integrating new technologies? How can ROI from marketing and admissions investments be documented? In this session, RNL will lead a discussion of the latest research, strategies, and technology to power enterprise enrollment growth and shape the student lifecycle.
Cherron Hoppes, Chief Academic Officer, RNL

 Consultations

Consultations

Advance sign-up will be available closer to the time of the Institute.

Executive Search Consultations

Schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules vary. Please sign up in advance at the Registration Desk.

Faculty and Presidential Compensation Consultations

Frank Casagrande, president of Casagrande Consulting, LLC, is available for one-on-one discussions of negotiating administrative or faculty compensation and benefits models.

Retirement Consultations

TIAA counselors are available for one-hour personal consultations with Institute participants.

 Spouses and Partners

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

 Meetings of Affinity Groups


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


Friday, November 5


2:00–6:00 p.m.

Network of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) College and University Chief Academic Officers

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

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Lutheran Colleges and Universities Chief Academic Officers

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

Saturday, November 6


9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Marpeck Mennonite Chief Academic Officers

Coordinator: Ann Vendrely, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Goshen College

2:30–4:30 p.m.

Catholic Colleges and Universities Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers

Coordinator: Brian Schmisek, Provost and Dean of Facilities, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Sunday, November 7


7:00–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast for Conference for Mercy Higher Education Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers

Coordinator: Mary-Paula Cancienne, RSM, Associate Director of Mission, Conference for Mercy Higher Education

Monday, November 8


7:30–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast for Annapolis Group Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers

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

Breakfast for Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers

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

Breakfast for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers

All administrators at HBCUs are invited for discussion of current issues on their campuses. Breakfast will be available during the event or may be taken to go.
Convener: Yolanda Williams Page, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University

6:30 p.m.

American Benedictine Colleges Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers Dinner and Discussions

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

Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers Dinner and Discussions

Coordinator: Jeffrey E. Arnold, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers Dinner and Discussions

Coordinator: Stan Rosenberg, Vice President for Research and Scholarship, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Tuesday, November 9


7:30–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) Chief Academic, Chief Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officers

All administrators at HSIs are invited for discussion of current issues on their campuses. Breakfast will be available during the event.
Convener: Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Chief Academic Officer and Provost, University of the Incarnate Word

12:15–5:00 p.m.

Christian College Consortium Chief Academic Officers and Spouses

Coordinator: James H. (Jay) Barnes III, President, Christian College Consortium

Wednesday, November 10


8:00 a.m.–Noon

Christian College Consortium Chief Academic Officers and Spouses

Coordinator: James H. (Jay) Barnes III

 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 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 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 Yankees. It also features hands-on exhibits where, for instance, visitors can experience what it would feel like to have a ball fly toward them at 90 mph.

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 a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali with a mission to preserve and share his legacy. Although most people are aware of Ali’s amazing exploits in the ring, not everybody is aware of his humanitarian service: Muhammad Ali was named a Messenger of Peace by the United Nations. More than a series of exhibitions, the Center offers diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism workshops and other educational programs for children and adults.

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 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 the largest hotel in Kentucky, consisting of two towers. Connecting the towers on the third floor is the famous Conservatory, which features a café, a cocktail lounge, and a gathering area. The hotel offers seven restaurants and lounges including the newly refurbished rooftop Swizzle restaurant (formerly 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 the Welcome Reception and Dinner on Saturday.

 Travel


(All rates below are as of July 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.


Taxicabs

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 pickup 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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 Signature

 

 

Task Force

Chief Academic 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, was planned with the assistance of CIC’s Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers Task Force:

Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Chief Academic Officer and Provost, University of the Incarnate World
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, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Washington & Jefferson College
Kerry D. Fulcher, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene University
Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jarvis Christian College
Lisa Long, Acting President, Provost and Executive Vice President, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Talladega College
J. Andrew Prall, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Aurora University (Chair)
Beth M. Schwartz, Provost, Endicott College
JoNes R. VanHecke, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Gustavus Adolphus College
Lori Werth, Provost, University of Pikeville

Association Representatives

James Stascavage, Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives, NASPA– Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Kathy Whatley, Senior Advisor for Academic Programs, Council of Independent Colleges
Michelle Friedman, Senior Director of Programs, Council of Independent Colleges