Workshops


Workshop for New Chief Academic Officers

(Pre-registration required)

Saturday, November 3
​7:30 a.m.

8:00–8:05 a.m.



8:05–8:45 a.m.








8:45–10:00 a.m.




10:15 a.m.–Noon
















12:15–1:30 p.m.



1:30–3:00 p.m.
















3:15–3:40 p.m.



3:40–4:00 p.m.


4:00–4:30 p.m.



































4:30 p.m.
​Continental Breakfast

Welcome
   Ginny Coombs, Vice President for Annual
   Programs, CIC

Introductions
New CAO Workshop Coordinators
   Jeffrey Barker, Vice President for Academic Affairs
   and Dean of the College of Humanities and
   Sciences, Converse College
   Jeanine Silviera Stewart, Vice President for
   Academic Affairs, Hollins University
   Michael A. McDonald, Provost, Kalamazoo College

Developing Professional Relationships to Meet New Expectations
   Cynthia Zane, President, Hilbert College
   Moderator: Michael A. McDonald

Case Studies
   Jeffery Aper, Provost, Blackburn College
   Jonathan Green, Provost and Dean of the Faculty,
   Illinois Wesleyan University
   Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Provost, Dominican
   University (IL)
   Victoria McGillin, Provost and Vice President for
   Academic Affairs, Otterbein University
   Leanne Neilson, Provost and Vice President for
   Academic Affairs, California Lutheran University
   Carolyn J. Stefanco, Vice President for Academic
   Affairs and Dean of the College, Agnes Scott
   College
   Marilyn Sutton-Haywood, Vice President for
   Academic Affairs, Shaw University
   Moderator: Jeffrey Barker

New CAO Luncheon
Remarks
   Richard Ekman, President, CIC

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
   Moderator: Jeanine Silviera Stewart
Accreditation
   Katie Conboy, Provost and Vice President for
   Academic Affairs, Stonehill College
Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness
   Darin E. Fields, Vice President for Academic Affairs
   and Dean of Faculty, Bethany College (WV)
Faculty Governance and Faculty Leadership
   Michael A. McDonald
The Technology Challenge
   Mary Ann Gawelek, Provost and Dean of the
   Faculty, Seton Hill University
Working with the Chief Financial Officer
   Steven J. Griffith, Senior Vice President and
   Academic Dean, Simpson College (IA)

Open Mike
   Jeffrey Barker, Jeanine Silviera Stewart, and Michael
   A. McDonald

Re-Entry to Campus—What Did I Hear?
   Moderator: Jeanine Silviera Stewart

Mentors Meet New CAOs
Mentor Coordinators:
   Mark Braun, Provost, Gustavus Adolphus College
   Elizabeth Tobin, Vice President for Academic Affairs
   and Dean of the College, Illinois College
Mentors:
   Brad Born, Vice President for Academic Affairs,
   Bethel College (KS)
   Charlotte Borst, Vice President for Academic Affairs
   and Dean of the College, Whittier College
   John M. Burney, Vice President for Academic Affairs
   and Dean of the College, Doane College
   Philip Acree Cavalier, Provost and Dean of College,
   Eureka College
   J. Bradley Creed, Provost and Executive Vice
   President, Samford University
   Elizabeth Domholdt, Vice President for Academic
   Affairs, The College of St. Scholastica
   Charles McCormick, Provost and Vice President for
   Academic Affairs, Schreiner University
   Amy Novak, Provost and Executive Vice President,
   Dakota Wesleyan University
   Frank E. Pettigrew, Provost, Ashland University
   Christine Pharr, Vice President for Academic
   Affairs, College of Saint Mary
   David B. Rehm, Provost, Mount St. Mary’s
   University (MD)
   Marc Roy, Provost, Goucher College
   Marilyn Sutton-Haywood, Vice President for
   Academic Affairs, Shaw University
   Doris A. Tegart, Provost, Bellarmine University
   Alzada Tipton, Vice President for Academic Affairs
   and Dean of the Faculty, Elmhurst College
   Susan Traverso, Provost and Senior Vice President,
   Elizabethtown College

New CAO Workshop Adjourn


Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service

(Pre-registration required)

Coordinators:
Sherilyn Emberton, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, East Texas
   Baptist University
Bryon Lee Grigsby, Senior Vice President and Vice President for Academic
   Affairs, Shenandoah University

Saturday, November 3
7:30–8:00 a.m.

8:00–8:15 a.m.


8:15–8:30 a.m.


8:30–9:00 a.m.


9:00–10:30 a.m.












10:45–11:45 a.m.


Noon–1:15 p.m.

1:15–1:45 p.m.



1:45–2:45 p.m.

3:00–4:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m.
​Continental Breakfast

Welcome
   Christoph Kunkel, Vice President for Operations, CIC

Framing the Day
   Sherilyn Emberton and Bryon Lee Grigsby

Introductions
   Sherilyn Emberton

Reflecting on the Moment
   Bryon Lee Grigsby
Discussion Facilitators:
   David R. Evans, Vice President for Academic Affairs
   and Dean of the Faculty, Buena Vista University
   Kina Mallard, Provost, Carson Newman College
   Daniel J. May, Vice President for Academic Affairs,
   University of Findlay
   Gerard P. O’Sullivan, Vice President for Academic
   Affairs, Neumann University
   Katherine Whatley, Provost and Dean of Academic
   Affairs, Berry College

Soul Care and Discussion with Facilitators
   Sherilyn Emberton

Lunch

Envisioning the Future: Strengthening Your
   Leadership Capital
   Sherilyn Emberton and Bryon Lee Grigsby

Case Studies with Facilitators

Critical Issues in Academic Leadership
   Open panel discussion with all facilitators

Workshop Adjourns


Seminar for Experienced CAOs
(Pre-registration required)
 
Monday, November 5
2:00–4:30 p.m.
New this year, this seminar seeks to address the opportunities and challenges of the later career stages of a chief academic officer. Participants considering this seminar should have completed at least eight years of service as a CAO, either at a single institution or at multiple institutions. Having mastered the basic set of responsibilities of the position, participants will discuss mid-to-late career issues including how CAOs evaluate opportunities for leadership both internal and external to the campus; the nature of their relationship to the president; what strategies CAOs employ to lead the faculty with energy and vision; and how CAOs take care of their own professional lives while also leading their institutions. Using a selection of short readings that all registered participants will receive in advance, CAOs will gain new perspectives about this stage in their careers.
  • Mary Ann Gawelek, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Seton Hill University
  • Rita Knuesel, Provost, College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University
  • Chair: Jeffery Aper, Provost, Blackburn College
 

Budget Fundamentals for the CAO
(Pre-registration required)

Monday, November 5
2:00–5:00 p.m.

CAOs will gain a greater understanding of the budget process and of 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. Experienced and new CAOs are welcome to attend.
  • Mark J. Krejci, Provost and Dean of the College, Concordia College (MN)
  • Elizabeth Rudenga, Provost, Trinity Christian College
  • Chair: Bryan Le Beau, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Saint Mary (KS)