Workshops

 

 
Workshop for New Chief Academic Officers
Saturday, November 5, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
CAOs in their first or second year will have an opportunity to participate in a workshop led by experienced colleagues that is intended to address the issues faced by those in their first year in office. Participants will meet in small groups, work on case study exercises, and discuss topics such as: developing professional relationships to help meet new expectations; assessment, accreditation, and institutional effectiveness; the CAO’s role in curriculum development; fostering faculty leadership and faculty governance; managing time, technology, and paper; and working with peer administrators.
  • Jeffrey Barker, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Converse College
  • Mary Ann Gawelek, Provost and Dean of Faculty, Seton Hill University
  • Betty Overton-Adkins, Provost, Spring Arbor University
Note: Please sign up for this workshop using the online registration form.
Cost: $37 (covers materials, lunch, and refreshments)

 
Experienced CAOs as Mentors
Saturday, November 5, 4:00–4:30 p.m. (initial meeting)
Sunday, November 6, 4:15–5:30 p.m. (discussion session)
All CAOs registered for the Workshop for New Chief Academic Officers are invited to participate in the Mentor Program, which consists of small groups of new CAOs working with more experienced mentors. New CAO colleagues have the benefit of the day’s presentations as well as their first four months of on-the-job experience to bring to the conversation. Issues raised by the new CAOs will be the topics of discussions led by the mentors.
  • Mark Braun, Provost, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Elizabeth Tobin, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Illinois College

 
Workshop for CAOs in their Third or Fourth Year of Service
Saturday, November 5, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Entering the third or fourth year of service, CAOs have usually mastered the fundamentals of the role and found a measure of ease in their work. At this stage, CAOs will have greater opportunities to lead rather than simply manage. What are the key questions CAOs should be addressing at this stage in their work? For example, how do CAOs balance attention to their institutions’ urgent issues with long-term strategic academic issues? How do CAOs take care of their own professional lives while also taking care of their institutions? How do CAOs help to develop a strategic academic vision for their institutions? Participants will explore these questions, so that by the end of the workshop they will have developed new perspectives about the next stage in their careers as CAOs.
  • David Brailow, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Franklin College
  • Sherilyn Emberton, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, East Texas Baptist University
Note: Please sign up for this workshop using the online registration form.
Cost: $37 (covers workshop materials, lunch, and refreshments)
 

Workshop: Budget Fundamentals for CAOs
Monday, November 7, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Chief academic and chief advancement officers will gain a greater understanding of the budget process and financial statements and reports by participating in this workshop led by experienced colleagues. Topics will include the essential elements and timeline for the budget process, difficulties CAOs encounter in preparing the budget, effective oversight of the budget process, and working with department chairs on budget issues. Workshop participants will learn more about the annual balance sheet and the operating budget of the institution. Both experienced and new CAOs are welcome to participate.
  • Mark Matson, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Milligan College
  • Joanne Passaro, Provost, Carroll University
Note: Please sign up for this workshop using the online registration form.
Cost: There is no fee for this workshop.
 

Workshop: Fundraising Fundamentals for Chief Academic Officers 
Monday, November 7, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Chief academic officers will gain a greater understanding of the fundraising process by participating in this workshop led by experienced advancement colleagues. How can the chief academic and chief advancement officer work together to identify opportunities for donors? What are some examples of these funding opportunities? What is the chief academic officer’s role in developing a request? Who should be included in conversations with potential donors? All chief academic officers are welcome to participate.
  • Charles Haight, Vice President for Development, Mount Holyoke College
  • Kelly Thompson, Vice President for External Relations, Barton College
Note: Please sign up for this workshop using the online registration form.
Cost: There is no fee for this workshop.
 

CIC/Aspen/Wye Seminar on Leadership and Liberal Education in a Global Context 
 
Tuesday, November 8, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
The global expansion of education both refreshes and challenges our traditional thinking about liberal learning. What habits of mind and scope of knowledge do our students need? What are the implications of the globalization of culture for our curricula? How do we encourage students at home and abroad to think about the place of education in a democratic republic, whether established or emerging? This Socratic seminar relies on classic works from the Western, African, and Asian traditions to provide a framework for a collaborative dialogue about the global context of higher education and the roles of CAOs as intellectual leaders. Among the readings to be discussed are:
  • Jean-Jacque Rousseau, Discourse on the Arts and Sciences (selections);
  • John Dewey, On Education (selections);
  • Mohandas Gandhi, What is Education?;
  • Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom (selections); and
  • Chimamanda Adichie, The Danger of a Single Story
Seminar Leader: David Townsend, Director of Wye Programs, Aspen Institute, and Tutor, St. John’s College (MD)
 
Note: Please sign up for this workshop using the online registration form.
Cost: $200 (covers materials and refreshments)