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All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception47<em></em>After an afternoon of sessions, it will be time to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company. All Institute participants are invited to gather for drinks, refreshments, and conversation.<br>
Boxed Lunches and NetworkingBoxed Lunches and Networking83
Boxed Lunches with Discussion GroupsBoxed Lunches with Discussion Groups88<em></em>Boxed lunches will be provided for all Institute participants. <br><br>Roundtable discussion groups will provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Discussion facilitators will be experienced colleagues with insight to offer on each topic. Please suggest topics, nominate a discussion leader, or volunteer to serve as one, by contacting Jonnie G. Guerra, CIC senior advisor, at <a href="mailto:jguerra@cic.edu">jguerra@cic.edu</a>.<br>
BreakfastBreakfast17<p>​<em>Sponsored by Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all Institute participants.<br></p>
Breakfast and Roundtable DiscussionsBreakfast and Roundtable Discussions105<p>​Breakfast will be provided for all Institute participants. <br><br>Roundtable discussion groups will provide opportunities to gain practical advice from colleagues. Discussion facilitators will be experienced colleagues with insight to offer on each topic. Please suggest topics, nominate a discussion leader, or volunteer to serve as one, by contacting Jonnie G. Guerra, CIC senior advisor, at <a href="mailto:jguerra@cic.edu">jguerra@cic.edu</a>.<br></p>
Breakfast and Roundtable Discussions across Campus RolesBreakfast and Roundtable Discussions across Campus Roles99<em></em>Breakfast will be provided for all Institute participants.
Breakfast for Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission ProgramBreakfast for Alumni of CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program17Alumni of and current participants in CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program are invited to gather for breakfast and conversation.<br><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</blockquote>
Breakfast in Campus TeamsBreakfast in Campus Teams109
CIC Chief Academic Officers with Chief Financial and Enrollment Officers Task Force MeetingCIC Chief Academic Officers with Chief Financial and Enrollment Officers Task Force Meeting96
Closing Plenary PanelClosing Plenary Panel22Robert S. Blue; Glenn Getchell; Anita Jones ThomasPlenary Session<em></em>Tenacious. Confident. Forward looking. This closing plenary panel will wrap up the Institute with a forward-looking vision of better collaboration between different areas on campus. Panelists will explore key lessons they learned from each other, about each other’s work, and ways in which they can support each other to be more successful. They will share how they plan to collaborate for better results and move forward tenacious and confident.
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions103Concurrent Session
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Connect with Institute SponsorsConnect with Institute Sponsors100
Connect with Institute SponsorsConnect with Institute Sponsors107
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Foundational WorkshopsFoundational Workshops11Workshop<em></em>These workshops will equip participants with the language and skills they need to respond to specific pressing issues on their campuses. The workshops are foundational in that they will outline best practices in nuanced language and take participants through the specific steps necessary to lead their campuses to implement well-conceived plans that respond to a specific challenge. Each workshop will be followed by concurrent sessions that delve more deeply into the topic.<br><br><em>These workshops are free of charge and do not require pre-registration, but they have limited capacity. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Workshops will be repeated at 10:45 a.m.<br></em><br> <h3>Academic Programming for Financial Sustainability</h3> <strong> <em>Robert Atkins</em></strong>, CEO and Founder, Gray Associates<br><br>Academic program decisions are critical to future students, faculty, mission, and financials. How can campus leaders make sure they get them right? This session will describe best practices for evaluating markets for academic programs and will cover metrics on student demand, employment, and competition. It will describe how to estimate the effects of program decisions on an institution’s bottom line and will explore how to invest in programs that will increase enrollment and margins. The workshop will also address the impact of program choices on diversity, equity, and inclusion and share a model for estimating the cost of implementing an equitable student success initiative. Finally, participants will explore a simulator that shows the impact of program decisions on budgeting and student success.  <br><br>Robert Atkins leads Gray Associates and the development of Gray’s education industry software and services. He works with education clients, consulting with presidents, CAOs, CFOs, and CMOs on program assessment, institutional strategy, pricing, and location selection. Since founding Gray Associates, Atkins has worked with institutions across all sectors of higher education, including the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, to develop institutional and programmatic growth strategies, identify new markets, and model program and course economics. He led the design of PES+ Markets, PES+ Economics, and Gray Associates Program Strategy Workshops. His new book, Start, Stop, or Grow? A Data-Informed Approach to Academic Program Evaluation and Management, was published this spring.  <br><br> <h3>Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion</h3> <strong> <em>Rodmon King</em></strong>, Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion, Connecticut College<br><br>The curricular modules presented in this workshop will provide participants with practical tools with which to evaluate institutional structures and create transformational change. Participants will explore a variety of equity-focused tools and concepts, including cultural humility and appreciative inquiry, and use them to assess institutional structure and culture. Specific modules will help participants to create strategies that centralize diversity, equity, and inclusion in institutional processes and structures. Other modules will address overcoming backlash and other forms of resistance to change. Upon completion of the modules, participants will have developed an individualized plan to address their community’s campuswide equity and inclusion needs. <br> <br>For almost 20 years, Rodmon King has facilitated workshops and professional development sessions on cultural humility, organizational assessment, full participation, structural inequality, microaggressions and implicit bias, unearned privilege, nonviolent communication, transformational change, and appreciative inquiry. Currently the dean of institutional equity and inclusion at Connecticut College, King previously served as the interim director of the Institute for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Transformative Practice at SUNY Oswego. He has also served on the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Consortium advisory board as well as the steering committee for the Consortium for Faculty Diversity. King earned his MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Rochester.<br><br> <h3>Collegiate Mental Health in the Past Decade: Recent Trends, the Impact of COVID-19, and Next Steps</h3> <strong> <em>Brett E. Scofield</em></strong>, Executive Director, The Center for Collegiate Mental Health, Pennsylvania State University<br><br>This workshop will review a brief history of the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) and present the latest findings on trends in student mental health and the impact of COVID-19. The workshop will then examine widely documented increases in mental health problems and demand for counseling services over the past two decades. Finally, the presenter will explore implications pertaining to mental health resource allocation, multi-layered support options, and future directions for research. The CCMH at Penn State University is an international practice-research network of more than 700 colleges and universities whose mission is to bridge the gap between science and practice in college counseling centers. CCMH collects and analyzes de-identified data as part of the routine practice when students seek mental health treatment at colleges and universities. The information is used, in turn, to benefit college counseling centers, administrators, researchers, the public, and most importantly the students receiving services.  <br><br>Brett E. Scofield has devoted nearly his entire career to collegiate mental health, working as a clinician and administrator within numerous university-based counseling centers over the past 18 years. He currently serves as associate director of the Penn State Center for Counseling and Psychological Services as well as executive director of the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH). Scofield has played a significant role within CCMH for the past eight years, contributing to several publications on the topic of college student mental health and helping the center develop numerous tools that are widely used by college counseling centers nationally to advocate for services. In addition, threat assessment and management are a particular interest of Scofield’s, having served on the Threat Assessment Teams at two major universities since 2012. Scofield earned a PhD in clinical-community psychology from Wichita State University.<br><br> <h3>Using Data for Institutional Effectiveness</h3> <strong> <em>Bethany Miller</em></strong>, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, Macalester College<br><br>This workshop will focus on the foundations of institutional effectiveness and how campus leaders can pause, reflect, evaluate, and innovate as institutional effectiveness practices are adapted to challenges higher education is facing now and into the future. Student success, retention, equity, and quality are at the forefront of conversations on many campuses and in higher education itself. Ways to engage campus-wide participation focused on quality, equity, retention, and student success will continue to be part of larger strategic conversations as higher ed moves beyond this moment and into other challenges that await.<br><br>Bethany Miller is director of institutional research and assessment at Macalester College in Minnesota. With a focus on equity and inclusion as well as assessment, she has published, presented, and consulted, building on her work experiences at Cornell College and Mary Baldwin University. Supported by a PhD in education with an emphasis on research, evaluation, statistics, and assessment, her work lays a foundation for collaboration to build shared understanding and use of data to strengthen student and institutional success. Miller is co-authoring a book on equity-centered collaboration in the use of data to inform student and institutional success. She currently chairs the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) board; she is concluding her service as steering committee chair for the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) of the Upper Midwest and as a member of AIR’s Nominations and Elections Committee.<br><br> <h3>Tenacious Independent Education</h3> <strong> <em>Barbara K. Mistick</em></strong>, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)<br><br>Barbara K. Mistick became president of NAICU in 2019. During the past two years, Mistick led independent higher education through the COVID-19 pandemic, collaborating with all sectors of the higher education eco-system to secure over $77 billion in relief funds from Congress. Working together with NAICU members across the United States throughout this crisis, she ensured fair and equitable treatment for the nation’s 1,700 private, nonprofit colleges and universities and the more than 5 million students they serve. Mistick also enhanced NAICU’s communication efforts and virtual tools to keep members informed of federal efforts and opportunities for assistance. These efforts were critical to ensuring the health and safety for our nation’s campuses and the communities they serve. Over the course of her 30-year career in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Mistick has been an entrepreneur, educator, and leader at institutions such as Wilson College (PA), the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the H.J. Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, the National Education Center for Women in Business at Seton Hill University, and at various businesses she managed or founded.
Foundational Workshops (repeated)Foundational Workshops (repeated)12Workshop<h3>Academic Programming for Sustainability</h3><strong><em>Robert Atkins</em></strong>, CEO and Founder, Gray Associates<br><br><h3>Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion</h3><strong><em>Rodmon King</em></strong>, Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion, Connecticut College<br><br><h3>Healthy and Supportive Campus Communities</h3><strong><em>Brett E. Scofield</em></strong>, Executive Director, The Center for Collegiate Mental Health, Pennsylvania State University<br><br><h3>Using Data for Institutional Effectiveness</h3><strong><em>Bethany Miller</em></strong>, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, Cornell College<br><br><h3>Tenacious Independent Education</h3><strong><em>Barbara K. Mistick</em></strong>, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
Free Time for DinnerFree Time for Dinner91
Free Time for DinnerFree Time for Dinner16
Gathering and Discussion Group for Women AdministratorsGathering and Discussion Group for Women Administrators83Debbie CottrellIn this inclusive event, women and those interested in issues related to women in higher education are invited to join discussion groups on current issues. Boxed lunches will be provided for all Institute participants.<br><blockquote>Speaker:<br><strong><em>Debbie Cottrell</em></strong>, President, Texas Lutheran University<br><br>Coordinators:<br><strong><em>Karlyn Crowley</em></strong>, Provost, Ohio Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Patricia Parish</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College<br></blockquote><br><em>Note: There is no fee for this event and pre-registration is not required.</em>
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration93
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration98
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration104
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration116
Jewish Havdala PrayersJewish Havdala Prayers112
Luncheon for CIC Chief Academic Affairs, Finance, and Enrollment Officers Task ForceLuncheon for CIC Chief Academic Affairs, Finance, and Enrollment Officers Task Force60<p>​<em>(By invitation only)</em><br></p>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups94<strong></strong><br>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups105<h3>Breakfast for Administrators at Annapolis Group Institutions</h3><br> <h3> Breakfast for Administrators at Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs)</h3><br> <h3>Breakfast for Administrators at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)</h3>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups16<h3><br></h3>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups111<h3><br></h3>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups99
Meetings of Chief Academic Officers, Chief Financial Officers, and Chief Enrollment OfficersMeetings of Chief Academic Officers, Chief Financial Officers, and Chief Enrollment Officers8
Networking Break with SponsorsNetworking Break with Sponsors6
Networking and Refreshment BreakNetworking and Refreshment Break15<em></em><br>
Networking and Refreshment Break (Break for Hotel Check-out)Networking and Refreshment Break (Break for Hotel Check-out)110
Plenary Session: Mark D. GearanPlenary Session: Mark D. Gearan46Mark D. GearanPlenary Session<h3>Service and Democracy: Liberal Arts’ Unique Role in the 21st Century</h3><p>As a former long-serving president of a liberal arts institution and former director of the Peace Corps, and as current director of Harvard’s Institute of Politics, Mark Gearan will draw from his experience in government and higher education to reflect on this critical moment for our democracy and the unique role liberal arts institutions play in rebuilding a civic ethic and renewed engagement.<br></p>
Poetry ReadingPoetry Reading108
Reception for Administrators of ColorReception for Administrators of Color73<p>All college and university administrators who identify as people of color are invited to attend this networking reception.<br></p>
Reception for Alumni of CIC’s Executive and Senior Leadership AcademiesReception for Alumni of CIC’s Executive and Senior Leadership Academies84
Reception for NetVUE MembersReception for NetVUE Members84
Reception for SponsorsReception for Sponsors97CIC 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 with Chief Financial and Chief Enrollment Officers Task Force</em></strong></blockquote>
Senior Leadership AcademySenior Leadership Academy89Workshop<em>(by invitation)</em><br><strong></strong><br>The opening seminar for the 2022–2023 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.<br><br>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).<br><blockquote>Director: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, AALI<br></blockquote>
Senior Leadership AcademySenior Leadership Academy90Workshop<em>(by invitation)</em><br><br>The opening seminar for the 2022–2023 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.<br><br>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).<br> <blockquote> Director: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, AALI</blockquote>
Session for Members of the CIC Online Course Sharing ConsortiumSession for Members of the CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium114
Welcome DinnerWelcome Dinner3<p>Immediately following the keynote address, greet old friends and meet new colleagues at this combination reception and dinner.<br></p>
Welcome and Keynote: Mary B. MarcyWelcome and Keynote: Mary B. Marcy2Mary B. MarcyPlenary Session<h3>Campuses at the Inflection Point: Strategic Innovation for Sustainability and Equity</h3><p>Independent higher education is in the midst of profound challenges: the disruption of the pandemic, an impending demographic cliff, problems with the business model, and overdue racial reckoning. Yet the value of independent higher education, including our ability to engage students across difference, build strong communities, and ask fundamental questions, has never been more apparent. How can we position our campuses to meet the moment? This talk will present a strategic framework, raise essential questions, and offer examples from institutions that are successfully adapting to the shifting higher education ecosystem.<br></p>
Wellness ActivitiesWellness Activities10<p><em><br></em></p>