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All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception47Spouses and Partners<p>​After an afternoon of workshops and sessions, it is time to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company. All Institute participants—including spouses, sponsors, and guests—are invited to gather for drinks, refreshments, and conversation.</p>
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Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions10<p>​Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings will provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will focus on current issues and perennial concerns of leaders in academic affairs, student affairs, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. Suggestions for topics and nominations for discussion leaders may be directed to Jonnie G. Guerra, CIC senior advisor, at <a href="mailto:jguerra@cic.nche.edu">jguerra@cic.nche.edu</a>.</p>
Breakfast DiscussionsBreakfast Discussions82<p>​Discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday mornings will provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Topics will focus on current issues and perennial concerns of leaders in academic affairs, student affairs, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Discussion facilitators will be colleagues experienced with each topic. Suggestions for topics and nominations for discussion leaders may be directed to Jonnie G. Guerra, CIC senior advisor, at <a href="mailto:jguerra@cic.nche.edu">jguerra@cic.nche.edu</a>.</p>
CAO/CSAO Task Force MeetingCAO/CSAO Task Force Meeting60<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em><br></p>
Closing Plenary PanelClosing Plenary Panel22Eva Chatterjee-Sutton; Leanne Neilson; Monica Smith; Kevin KrugerPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>​Collaborating to Build the Future Campus</h3><p> <br>Significant pressure creates significant opportunities. Independent colleges and universities made major adjustments at a rapid pace under the pressures of 2020—including large-scale changes to course delivery and student services in response to the global health pandemic and calls for racial justice. The last year and a half has shown us that higher education is capable of shifting more rapidly than we thought possible to meet the evolving needs of students and the nation. Some recent changes will be embraced permanently, some will be deemed no longer necessary, and others will influence institutional strategy across divisions for the foreseeable future. What decisions do campuses face today that will most significantly shape their futures? Distinguished panelists—senior campus leaders with experience working collaboratively to drive strategic change—will share ways that institutional leadership teams can collaborate to build a future focused on both student and institutional success. This moderated conversation will provide an opportunity for other campus leaders to offer their insights and raise additional questions for consideration.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President-elect, CIC<br></p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions8Concurrent Session<em>(Concurrent Sessions have not yet been assigned to designated days and times. Additional sessions and speakers will be added to the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br><br> <h3>“Calling” across the (Co-)Curriculum: Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Foster Vocational Exploration </h3>CIC institutions are finding new ways to help undergraduate students examine questions of meaning, purpose, and identity in their lives. One approach employs the venerable concept of “finding one’s calling” to encourage students to integrate academic study in professional and liberal arts disciplines with non-academic career preparation. In this panel, two pairs of administrative colleagues will describe how academic affairs and student affairs offices can collaborate to make vocational exploration and discernment a powerful aspect of student experience through programming for students and professional development for staff and faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Carson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Furman University<br><strong><em>Mike Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University<br><strong><em>Deborah Murray</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lee University<br><strong><em>Ken Peterson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Career Readiness</h3>Given public skepticism of the value of college as career preparation, how can institutions ensure that students benefit from their distinctive educational missions while also gaining the skills and attitudes necessary for professional success? Two academic leaders from quite different institutions will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sandra Dunbar-Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Current Legal Issues in Higher Education</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues likely to affect independent colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Managing Attorney, Novus Law Firm, Inc.<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>Many independent colleges and universities have created esports programs that attract and engage students. Rapid expansion in this area also can mean internal growing pains in the context of a dynamic external environment. What are the strategic issues that college leaders should consider as they initiate and expand esports programs? Three chief officers from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they generated esports programs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Davida H. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<strong><br><em>Tiffany Sanchez</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevenson University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspective of Association Leaders</h3>With accelerating change across higher education, inter-institutional collaboration is more important than ever. In this session, leaders of consortial organizations will explore the implications of a variety of models and initiatives for chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers. They will highlight strategies for building a culture of collaboration both across—and within—institutions. Participants will spend time developing and sharing ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which they belong to increase the institutional benefits of consortial participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Stephanie L. Fabritius</em></strong>, President, Associated Colleges of the South<br><strong><em>Michael E. Hodge</em></strong>, Interim Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Mickey McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Maximizing Student Achievement and Retention</h3>Initiatives to enhance student academic achievement and personal development are important points of collaboration between academic and student affairs divisions. What strategies effectively maximize the persistence to graduation, academic success, and holistic personal growth of students? Through intentional cooperation and innovative student support models, campuses can implement a comprehensive program to promote student success. Academic and student development officers will share approaches that have boosted greater student achievement and retention on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <em></em> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<em></em><br><strong><em>Abigail T. Wernicki</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Holy Family University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Student Affairs, and Diversity Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Campus leaders have the opportunity to seek advice from colleagues on specific issues and to share information about emerging trends and practices in independent higher education.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Provost, St. Edwards University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recent and Anticipated Changes to Title IX</h3>Title IX requirements have undergone revisions in recent years, creating the need to adjust practices of administrators at independent colleges and universities. What are the most important changes to guidelines and requirements that institutions need to be aware of in the current regulatory environment? What practices and campus policies are best suited to an equitable process? An experienced higher education attorney will provide timely and practical advice on Title IX compliance and risk management.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions13<em>(Concurrent Sessions have not yet been assigned to designated days and times. Additional sessions and speakers will be added to the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br><br> <h3>“Calling” across the (Co-)Curriculum: Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Foster Vocational Exploration </h3>CIC institutions are finding new ways to help undergraduate students examine questions of meaning, purpose, and identity in their lives. One approach employs the venerable concept of “finding one’s calling” to encourage students to integrate academic study in professional and liberal arts disciplines with non-academic career preparation. In this panel, two pairs of administrative colleagues will describe how academic affairs and student affairs offices can collaborate to make vocational exploration and discernment a powerful aspect of student experience through programming for students and professional development for staff and faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Carson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Furman University<br><strong><em>Mike Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University<br><strong><em>Deborah Murray</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lee University<br><strong><em>Ken Peterson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Career Readiness</h3>Given public skepticism of the value of college as career preparation, how can institutions ensure that students benefit from their distinctive educational missions while also gaining the skills and attitudes necessary for professional success? Two academic leaders from quite different institutions will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sandra Dunbar-Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Current Legal Issues in Higher Education</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues likely to affect independent colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Managing Attorney, Novus Law Firm, Inc.<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>Many independent colleges and universities have created esports programs that attract and engage students. Rapid expansion in this area also can mean internal growing pains in the context of a dynamic external environment. What are the strategic issues that college leaders should consider as they initiate and expand esports programs? Three chief officers from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they generated esports programs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Davida H. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<strong><br><em>Tiffany Sanchez</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevenson University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspective of Association Leaders</h3>With accelerating change across higher education, inter-institutional collaboration is more important than ever. In this session, leaders of consortial organizations will explore the implications of a variety of models and initiatives for chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers. They will highlight strategies for building a culture of collaboration both across—and within—institutions. Participants will spend time developing and sharing ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which they belong to increase the institutional benefits of consortial participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Stephanie L. Fabritius</em></strong>, President, Associated Colleges of the South<br><strong><em>Michael E. Hodge</em></strong>, Interim Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Mickey McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Maximizing Student Achievement and Retention</h3>Initiatives to enhance student academic achievement and personal development are important points of collaboration between academic and student affairs divisions. What strategies effectively maximize the persistence to graduation, academic success, and holistic personal growth of students? Through intentional cooperation and innovative student support models, campuses can implement a comprehensive program to promote student success. Academic and student development officers will share approaches that have boosted greater student achievement and retention on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <em></em> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<em></em><br><strong><em>Abigail T. Wernicki</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Holy Family University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Student Affairs, and Diversity Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Campus leaders have the opportunity to seek advice from colleagues on specific issues and to share information about emerging trends and practices in independent higher education.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Provost, St. Edwards University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recent and Anticipated Changes to Title IX</h3>Title IX requirements have undergone revisions in recent years, creating the need to adjust practices of administrators at independent colleges and universities. What are the most important changes to guidelines and requirements that institutions need to be aware of in the current regulatory environment? What practices and campus policies are best suited to an equitable process? An experienced higher education attorney will provide timely and practical advice on Title IX compliance and risk management.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions5Concurrent Session<em>(Concurrent Sessions have not yet been assigned to designated days and times. Additional sessions and speakers will be added to the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br><br> <h3>“Calling” across the (Co-)Curriculum: Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Foster Vocational Exploration </h3>CIC institutions are finding new ways to help undergraduate students examine questions of meaning, purpose, and identity in their lives. One approach employs the venerable concept of “finding one’s calling” to encourage students to integrate academic study in professional and liberal arts disciplines with non-academic career preparation. In this panel, two pairs of administrative colleagues will describe how academic affairs and student affairs offices can collaborate to make vocational exploration and discernment a powerful aspect of student experience through programming for students and professional development for staff and faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Carson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Furman University<br><strong><em>Mike Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University<br><strong><em>Deborah Murray</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lee University<br><strong><em>Ken Peterson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Career Readiness</h3>Given public skepticism of the value of college as career preparation, how can institutions ensure that students benefit from their distinctive educational missions while also gaining the skills and attitudes necessary for professional success? Two academic leaders from quite different institutions will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sandra Dunbar-Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Current Legal Issues in Higher Education</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues likely to affect independent colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Managing Attorney, Novus Law Firm, Inc.<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>Many independent colleges and universities have created esports programs that attract and engage students. Rapid expansion in this area also can mean internal growing pains in the context of a dynamic external environment. What are the strategic issues that college leaders should consider as they initiate and expand esports programs? Three chief officers from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they generated esports programs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Davida H. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<strong><br><em>Tiffany Sanchez</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevenson University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspective of Association Leaders</h3>With accelerating change across higher education, inter-institutional collaboration is more important than ever. In this session, leaders of consortial organizations will explore the implications of a variety of models and initiatives for chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers. They will highlight strategies for building a culture of collaboration both across—and within—institutions. Participants will spend time developing and sharing ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which they belong to increase the institutional benefits of consortial participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Stephanie L. Fabritius</em></strong>, President, Associated Colleges of the South<br><strong><em>Michael E. Hodge</em></strong>, Interim Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Mickey McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Maximizing Student Achievement and Retention</h3>Initiatives to enhance student academic achievement and personal development are important points of collaboration between academic and student affairs divisions. What strategies effectively maximize the persistence to graduation, academic success, and holistic personal growth of students? Through intentional cooperation and innovative student support models, campuses can implement a comprehensive program to promote student success. Academic and student development officers will share approaches that have boosted greater student achievement and retention on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <em></em> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<em></em><br><strong><em>Abigail T. Wernicki</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Holy Family University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Student Affairs, and Diversity Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Campus leaders have the opportunity to seek advice from colleagues on specific issues and to share information about emerging trends and practices in independent higher education.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Provost, St. Edwards University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recent and Anticipated Changes to Title IX</h3>Title IX requirements have undergone revisions in recent years, creating the need to adjust practices of administrators at independent colleges and universities. What are the most important changes to guidelines and requirements that institutions need to be aware of in the current regulatory environment? What practices and campus policies are best suited to an equitable process? An experienced higher education attorney will provide timely and practical advice on Title IX compliance and risk management.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions9Concurrent Session<em>(Concurrent Sessions have not yet been assigned to designated days and times. Additional sessions and speakers will be added to the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br><br> <h3>“Calling” across the (Co-)Curriculum: Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Foster Vocational Exploration </h3>CIC institutions are finding new ways to help undergraduate students examine questions of meaning, purpose, and identity in their lives. One approach employs the venerable concept of “finding one’s calling” to encourage students to integrate academic study in professional and liberal arts disciplines with non-academic career preparation. In this panel, two pairs of administrative colleagues will describe how academic affairs and student affairs offices can collaborate to make vocational exploration and discernment a powerful aspect of student experience through programming for students and professional development for staff and faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Carson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Furman University<br><strong><em>Mike Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University<br><strong><em>Deborah Murray</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lee University<br><strong><em>Ken Peterson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Career Readiness</h3>Given public skepticism of the value of college as career preparation, how can institutions ensure that students benefit from their distinctive educational missions while also gaining the skills and attitudes necessary for professional success? Two academic leaders from quite different institutions will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sandra Dunbar-Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Current Legal Issues in Higher Education</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues likely to affect independent colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Managing Attorney, Novus Law Firm, Inc.<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>Many independent colleges and universities have created esports programs that attract and engage students. Rapid expansion in this area also can mean internal growing pains in the context of a dynamic external environment. What are the strategic issues that college leaders should consider as they initiate and expand esports programs? Three chief officers from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they generated esports programs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Davida H. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<strong><br><em>Tiffany Sanchez</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevenson University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspective of Association Leaders</h3>With accelerating change across higher education, inter-institutional collaboration is more important than ever. In this session, leaders of consortial organizations will explore the implications of a variety of models and initiatives for chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers. They will highlight strategies for building a culture of collaboration both across—and within—institutions. Participants will spend time developing and sharing ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which they belong to increase the institutional benefits of consortial participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Stephanie L. Fabritius</em></strong>, President, Associated Colleges of the South<br><strong><em>Michael E. Hodge</em></strong>, Interim Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Mickey McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Maximizing Student Achievement and Retention</h3>Initiatives to enhance student academic achievement and personal development are important points of collaboration between academic and student affairs divisions. What strategies effectively maximize the persistence to graduation, academic success, and holistic personal growth of students? Through intentional cooperation and innovative student support models, campuses can implement a comprehensive program to promote student success. Academic and student development officers will share approaches that have boosted greater student achievement and retention on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <em></em> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<em></em><br><strong><em>Abigail T. Wernicki</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Holy Family University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Student Affairs, and Diversity Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Campus leaders have the opportunity to seek advice from colleagues on specific issues and to share information about emerging trends and practices in independent higher education.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Provost, St. Edwards University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recent and Anticipated Changes to Title IX</h3>Title IX requirements have undergone revisions in recent years, creating the need to adjust practices of administrators at independent colleges and universities. What are the most important changes to guidelines and requirements that institutions need to be aware of in the current regulatory environment? What practices and campus policies are best suited to an equitable process? An experienced higher education attorney will provide timely and practical advice on Title IX compliance and risk management.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions73Concurrent Session<em>(Concurrent Sessions have not yet been assigned to designated days and times. Additional sessions and speakers will be added to the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br><br> <h3>“Calling” across the (Co-)Curriculum: Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Foster Vocational Exploration </h3>CIC institutions are finding new ways to help undergraduate students examine questions of meaning, purpose, and identity in their lives. One approach employs the venerable concept of “finding one’s calling” to encourage students to integrate academic study in professional and liberal arts disciplines with non-academic career preparation. In this panel, two pairs of administrative colleagues will describe how academic affairs and student affairs offices can collaborate to make vocational exploration and discernment a powerful aspect of student experience through programming for students and professional development for staff and faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Carson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Furman University<br><strong><em>Mike Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University<br><strong><em>Deborah Murray</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lee University<br><strong><em>Ken Peterson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Career Readiness</h3>Given public skepticism of the value of college as career preparation, how can institutions ensure that students benefit from their distinctive educational missions while also gaining the skills and attitudes necessary for professional success? Two academic leaders from quite different institutions will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sandra Dunbar-Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Current Legal Issues in Higher Education</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues likely to affect independent colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Managing Attorney, Novus Law Firm, Inc.<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>Many independent colleges and universities have created esports programs that attract and engage students. Rapid expansion in this area also can mean internal growing pains in the context of a dynamic external environment. What are the strategic issues that college leaders should consider as they initiate and expand esports programs? Three chief officers from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they generated esports programs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Davida H. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<strong><br><em>Tiffany Sanchez</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevenson University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspective of Association Leaders</h3>With accelerating change across higher education, inter-institutional collaboration is more important than ever. In this session, leaders of consortial organizations will explore the implications of a variety of models and initiatives for chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers. They will highlight strategies for building a culture of collaboration both across—and within—institutions. Participants will spend time developing and sharing ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which they belong to increase the institutional benefits of consortial participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Stephanie L. Fabritius</em></strong>, President, Associated Colleges of the South<br><strong><em>Michael E. Hodge</em></strong>, Interim Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Mickey McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Maximizing Student Achievement and Retention</h3>Initiatives to enhance student academic achievement and personal development are important points of collaboration between academic and student affairs divisions. What strategies effectively maximize the persistence to graduation, academic success, and holistic personal growth of students? Through intentional cooperation and innovative student support models, campuses can implement a comprehensive program to promote student success. Academic and student development officers will share approaches that have boosted greater student achievement and retention on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <em></em> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<em></em><br><strong><em>Abigail T. Wernicki</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Holy Family University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Student Affairs, and Diversity Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Campus leaders have the opportunity to seek advice from colleagues on specific issues and to share information about emerging trends and practices in independent higher education.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Provost, St. Edwards University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recent and Anticipated Changes to Title IX</h3>Title IX requirements have undergone revisions in recent years, creating the need to adjust practices of administrators at independent colleges and universities. What are the most important changes to guidelines and requirements that institutions need to be aware of in the current regulatory environment? What practices and campus policies are best suited to an equitable process? An experienced higher education attorney will provide timely and practical advice on Title IX compliance and risk management.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions18Concurrent Session<em>(Concurrent Sessions have not yet been assigned to designated days and times. Additional sessions and speakers will be added to the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em><br><br> <h3>“Calling” across the (Co-)Curriculum: Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Foster Vocational Exploration </h3>CIC institutions are finding new ways to help undergraduate students examine questions of meaning, purpose, and identity in their lives. One approach employs the venerable concept of “finding one’s calling” to encourage students to integrate academic study in professional and liberal arts disciplines with non-academic career preparation. In this panel, two pairs of administrative colleagues will describe how academic affairs and student affairs offices can collaborate to make vocational exploration and discernment a powerful aspect of student experience through programming for students and professional development for staff and faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Carson</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Furman University<br><strong><em>Mike Hayes</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development, Lee University<br><strong><em>Deborah Murray</em></strong>, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lee University<br><strong><em>Ken Peterson</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Furman University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Career Readiness</h3>Given public skepticism of the value of college as career preparation, how can institutions ensure that students benefit from their distinctive educational missions while also gaining the skills and attitudes necessary for professional success? Two academic leaders from quite different institutions will share how they integrate career readiness training across a range of programs to ensure that students make a smooth transition into valuable work opportunities and successful career trajectories.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sandra Dunbar-Smalley</em></strong>, Provost, AdventHealth University<br><strong><em>Nancy J. Evangelista</em></strong>, Provost, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Current Legal Issues in Higher Education</h3>It is critical, especially in the current regulatory and political environment, for senior campus leaders to be up-to-date in their understanding of key legal issues in higher education. An experienced higher education attorney will offer an update on the most important legal issues likely to affect independent colleges and universities in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Managing Attorney, Novus Law Firm, Inc.<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Expanding Esports at Independent Colleges</h3>Many independent colleges and universities have created esports programs that attract and engage students. Rapid expansion in this area also can mean internal growing pains in the context of a dynamic external environment. What are the strategic issues that college leaders should consider as they initiate and expand esports programs? Three chief officers from institutions that have developed successful initiatives will outline promising approaches and describe challenges they faced as they generated esports programs.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Davida H. Haywood</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Karen D. Morgan</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University<strong><br><em>Tiffany Sanchez</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevenson University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Consortial Collaboration: The Perspective of Association Leaders</h3>With accelerating change across higher education, inter-institutional collaboration is more important than ever. In this session, leaders of consortial organizations will explore the implications of a variety of models and initiatives for chief academic, student affairs, and diversity officers. They will highlight strategies for building a culture of collaboration both across—and within—institutions. Participants will spend time developing and sharing ways they can further leverage the various consortia to which they belong to increase the institutional benefits of consortial participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Stephanie L. Fabritius</em></strong>, President, Associated Colleges of the South<br><strong><em>Michael E. Hodge</em></strong>, Interim Executive Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium<br><strong><em>Mickey McDonald</em></strong>, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Maximizing Student Achievement and Retention</h3>Initiatives to enhance student academic achievement and personal development are important points of collaboration between academic and student affairs divisions. What strategies effectively maximize the persistence to graduation, academic success, and holistic personal growth of students? Through intentional cooperation and innovative student support models, campuses can implement a comprehensive program to promote student success. Academic and student development officers will share approaches that have boosted greater student achievement and retention on their campuses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <em></em> <strong> <em>Michael W. Markowitz</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Family University<em></em><br><strong><em>Abigail T. Wernicki</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Holy Family University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Open Mic for Chief Academic, Student Affairs, and Diversity Officers</h3> <em>(Open only to currently-serving CAOs, CSAOs, and CDOs.)</em><br>Campus leaders have the opportunity to seek advice from colleagues on specific issues and to share information about emerging trends and practices in independent higher education.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong><em>J. Andrew Prall</em></strong>, Provost, St. Edwards University, and Chair, CIC CAO-CSAO Task Force<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Recent and Anticipated Changes to Title IX</h3>Title IX requirements have undergone revisions in recent years, creating the need to adjust practices of administrators at independent colleges and universities. What are the most important changes to guidelines and requirements that institutions need to be aware of in the current regulatory environment? What practices and campus policies are best suited to an equitable process? An experienced higher education attorney will provide timely and practical advice on Title IX compliance and risk management.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
Dinner and Sponsor TimeDinner and Sponsor Time81Spouses and Partners
Free Time for DinnerFree Time for Dinner16Spouses and Partners
Luncheon and Discussion Groups for Women AdministratorsLuncheon and Discussion Groups for Women Administrators83Women chief academic officers, student affairs officers, diversity officers, and other administrators are invited to join discussion groups on current issues led by colleagues who have been selected for their expertise on the topic.<br><blockquote>Featured speaker: <strong><em>Susan M. Donovan</em></strong>, President, Bellarmine University<br></blockquote><br><em>Fee: early rate $65 (by September 3); regular rate $80 (after September 3)</em><br><br><em>Note: This event requires pre-registration, as space is limited.</em>
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Plenary SessionPlenary Session11Plenary Session;Spouses and Partners
Plenary Session: Lindsay Till HoytPlenary Session: Lindsay Till Hoyt46Lindsay Till HoytPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>​Civic Engagement and Student Well-being</h3><p> <br>Mental health is fundamental to student achievement and academic success. Support for student mental health is important at the best of times, and especially so when recent events—a divisive presidential election, graphic depictions of police brutality, a global pandemic—have traumatized affected populations, contributed to general anxiety, and negatively influenced student achievement. Intentional mental health support can help all students maintain their academic progress and personal development. New research by Lindsay Till Hoyt has found that volunteering, voting, and activism—key elements of civic engagement—tend to be positively related to mental well-being and student success, with some important nuances. A noted scholar and researcher who studies the social determinants of health, Hoyt will share recent findings and discuss how they can help campus leaders create thriving communities of learning that simultaneously support students’ mental well-being and prepare them for active and meaningful civic engagement.</p>
ReceptionReception3Spouses and Partners
Reception for Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy ProgramsReception for Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy Programs84Alumni of CIC’s Executive Leadership Academy and Senior Leadership Academy are invited to gather for light refreshments and conversation.<br><br>Convener: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute
Reception for NetVUE MembersReception for NetVUE Members84Staff of institutions that are members of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) are invited to learn over refreshments about recent NetVUE activities and to share lessons learned from their campus programs with colleagues.<br><blockquote>Conveners:<br><strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</blockquote>
Strengthening Humanities for a New MajorityStrengthening Humanities for a New Majority5Sarah Fatherly; Aaron J. Kuecker; Sean P. O’ConnellConcurrent Session<p>​This concurrent session will engage and develop the themes of the opening plenary, “Revitalizing the Humanities for Social Justice and Civic Engagement.” Three chief academic officers, all distinguished humanists, will share their perspectives on how to revive broad student interest in humanistic learning. <strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, president of Illinois Wesleyan University and former president of the Society for Classical Studies, will chair the panel.</p>
Welcome and Keynote: Dan-el Padilla PeraltaWelcome and Keynote: Dan-el Padilla Peralta2Dan-el Padilla PeraltaPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>​Revitalizing the Humanities for Social Justice and Civic Engagement</h3><p> <br>Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s trajectory from childhood as an undocumented immigrant in New York City to a professorship in classics at an elite university demonstrates the dynamic power of a liberal arts education. A much-published professor of classics, his views on how to revitalize the humanities have sparked both academic and popular discussion and spurred debate about how classic texts and humanistic learning can best engage the full range of today’s students, preparing them for lives and careers in the years to come. He argues that to reverse a decades-long decline in enrollments, programs in the humanities should focus on pressing problems such as xenophobia and racism and on promoting social justice and civic engagement. This keynote address, offered in the spirit of critical reform that is itself an essential legacy of the liberal arts, will take a deep dive into one core humanistic field—classics—to offer insights of interest to all academic, student life, and diversity officers and faculty leaders who work to keep these foundational disciplines strong and vital on their campuses.</p>
Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of ServiceWorkshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service1Workshop​Entering the third or fourth year of service, CAOs usually have mastered the fundamentals of the role. At this stage, CAOs discover greater opportunities to lead rather than just manage. What are the key questions CAOs can and should address at this stage in their tenure? For example, how do CAOs balance attention to their institutions’ immediate issues with long-term academic needs? How can CAOs attend to their own professional lives while also serving their institutions? How do CAOs work effectively with the president and other cabinet officers on strategic planning for the good of their institutions? Participants will explore these and related questions and gain fresh perspectives on the next stage in their careers as CAOs.<br><blockquote>Workshop Coordinators:<br><strong><em>Kim Coplin</em></strong>, Provost, Denison University<br><strong><em>Michael J. Sosulski</em></strong>, Provost, Wofford College <br></blockquote> <br><em>Fee: early rate $75 (by September 3); regular fee $100 (after September 3) (covers materials, meals, and refreshments)</em>
Workshop for New Chief Academic OfficersWorkshop for New Chief Academic Officers1WorkshopCAOs who have served for fewer than two years are invited to participate in this workshop, led by experienced colleagues, that addresses issues that newer chief academic officers often face. Participants will work in small groups, analyze case studies, and discuss such topics as accreditation; assessment and institutional effectiveness; faculty governance and leadership; appointments, promotion, and tenure and its alternatives; managing time, technology, and paper; and working with peer administrators. Participants also will be paired with an experienced CAO mentor.<br><blockquote>Workshop Coordinators:<br><strong><em>Kerry D. Fulcher</em></strong>, Provost, Chief Academic Officer, and Professor of Biology, Point Loma Nazarene University<br><strong><em>Lori Werth</em></strong>, Provost, University of Pikeville<em></em><br></blockquote><br><em>Fee: early rate $75 (by September 3); regular fee $100 (after September 3) (covers materials, meals, and refreshments)</em>
WorkshopsWorkshops15Workshop <em>​These workshops are free of charge but require pre-registration as space is limited.</em><br> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Monday, November 8, 2:00–5:00 p.m.</h3> <br><h4>Dispute Resolution for Administrators</h4>Led by an experienced higher education attorney who has served as an independent college president, this workshop will feature practical and accessible dispute resolution tools that can be used to identify, manage, and resolve the conflicts encountered by campus leaders, including those related to pandemic, personnel, and human resources issues.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Kathleen A. Rinehart</em></strong>, Principal, Conflict Consultants Network LLC<br></blockquote><br><h4>How to Design a Campus Diversity Education Plan </h4>Independent college and university leaders increasingly want to offer diversity and equity training programs for students and employees as part of their mission to promote a healthy, vibrant learning environment. Institutions strive to promote anti-racist and inclusive thinking while also being sensitive to the distress that can be generated by focusing attention on traumatic internal or external events. This session will encourage teams of administrators from the same institution to develop concrete and practical implementation plans for training campus constituencies on a range of topics under the umbrella of diversity education.  <br><blockquote><strong><em>Donnesha A. Blake</em></strong>, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Alma College<br><strong><em>Danyelle Gregory</em></strong>, Director of Diversity, Access, and Inclusion, Muskingum University<br></blockquote><br><h4>Leveraging Technology for Student Success</h4>Technology is fundamental to how we learn, connect, communicate, and create. This became even more apparent at CIC institutions when the pandemic accelerated the use of hybrid and online learning environments. Providing equitable access to essential tools and resources is critical for enabling the success of every student. How can institutions design and implement campus technology projects that center equity? How can technology support diverse learning styles? What is the place for campus technology tools in the student experience outside the classroom? Two institutions that have recently worked with Apple’s education division to ask these and other questions will share their experience designing and implementing campus technology projects to create meaningful and equitable impact on student success.<br><br><br><h4>The Future of Work in Higher Education </h4>Organizations of all kinds responded quickly to the health and risk management needs of the pandemic workplace. By adapting to new job schedules, workplace conditions, and modes of work, colleges and universities demonstrated that they have the flexibility they need to design the higher education jobs and workplaces of the future. This workshop will outline research undertaken by TIAA that provides the impetus for thinking about distributed and decentralized work arrangements for faculty and staff. Two academic leaders of CIC institutions will share the ways their campuses have adapted to remote work expectations while maintaining vibrant learning communities. Participants will have the opportunity to develop action plans to adapt their campus workforce to post-pandemic higher education.