Concurrent Sessions

Sunday, November 3
Monday, November 4
Tuesday, November 5
 

Sunday, November 3

10:30–11:45 a.m.

Career Services: Collaborative Opportunities for Academic and Student Affairs
Many campuses are looking for ways to restructure career services. Can the career center become a locus of efforts to articulate the value of a liberal arts education? How can faculty members and staff work together to encourage students to make informed choices about academic, professional, and personal opportunities? What types of structures aid in the cultivation of the self-reflective learning that will help students throughout their years in college and prepare them to be lifelong learners and responsible global citizens? How do internships, cross-cultural study experiences, and graduate school preparation work together? Campus leaders who have been wrestling with these issues will lead the discussion.
 
Debbie Cottrell, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas Lutheran University
Kurt C. Holmes, Dean of Students, The College of Wooster
Carolyn R. Newton, Provost, The College of Wooster
Kristi R. Quiros, Vice President and Dean of Student Life and Learning, Texas Lutheran University
Chair: Amy Jessen-Marshall, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Sweet Briar College
 
Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin: Implications for CIC Colleges and Universities
According to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Fisher case “preserves the well-established legal principle that colleges and universities have a compelling interest in achieving the educational benefits that flow from a racially and ethnically diverse student body, and can lawfully pursue that interest in their admissions programs.” But the ruling does require substantially more justification of race-conscious admissions policies than was previously necessary, including proof of the unavailability of race-neutral alternatives. What impact will this ruling have on admissions policies of CIC colleges and universities? What information must be considered in the review of existing policies? What kinds of documentation should be considered in order to support an institution’s justification of race-conscious policies if institutional leaders deem one necessary to insure a diverse student body?
 
Natasha Baker, Partner, Hirschfeld Kramer, LLP
Chair: Leanne Neilson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Lutheran University
 
Improving Retention: Lessons from the Field
Retention of students through graduation is an important part of the enrollment management strategy for all institutions. Effective retention efforts almost always involve a multi-pronged approach to student support, including alert systems, direct intervention, and the opportunity for close attention by an advisor or mentor. How can the CAO and CSAO best shape and support retention efforts? Panelists in this session will focus on data collection and analysis, institutional structures, programs and initiatives, and student populations as the organizing framework for a discussion of retention strategies.
 
John T. Day, Provost and Academic Vice President, John Carroll University
Joseph Falese, Senior Vice President for Student Services and Special Assistant to the President for Alumni Development, Lewis University
Mark McCarthy, Vice President for Student Affairs, John Carroll University
Stephany Schlachter, Provost, Lewis University
Chair: B. Connie Allen, Provost, Saint Augustine’s University
 
Plenary Session Follow-up
Second-Generation Immigrants—Factors Affecting Academic and Social Success
Participants will meet informally to discuss the ideas offered in Alejandro Portes’s plenary address.
 
Alejandro Portes, Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University
Chair: Gregory Roberts, President, ACPA–College Student Educators International
 
Using CIC’s Key Indicators Tool (KIT) and Financial Indicators Tool (FIT) to Study Retention and Graduation Rates
Many CIC colleges and universities make effective use of CIC’s KIT and FIT benchmarking reports, individualized for each campus, to provide a context for data-informed decision making. This session will focus on retention and graduation rate indicators in the KIT, how to evaluate those rates, and how to formulate reasonable goals for them. Senior leaders from campuses that are outperforming expectations will lead a discussion of strategies for setting goals and improving retention and graduation rates.
 
Michael Williams, President, Austen Group
Ann M. Heath, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Immaculata University
Richard Mandeville, Vice President for Student Life, Whitworth University
Chair: John Kolander, Provost, Wisconsin Lutheran College


1:30–2:45 p.m.

Academic and Student Affairs: Structural Models that Strengthen Collaboration
The current emphasis on assessment of learning outcomes requires greater collaboration between academic and student affairs. Combining these two divisions into one unit focused on student learning has been effective at some institutions. What are the structural models that can strengthen collaboration? What are the advantages and disadvantages of structures that include both academic and student affairs? What subunits of the divisions fit together naturally, and which require more effort to connect in meaningful ways? Can CAOs and CSAOs who lead separate units work together to achieve similar results?
 
Jeffrey H. Barker, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Converse College
Christopher L. Holoman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hilbert College
Susan Traverso, Provost and Senior Vice President, Elizabethtown College
Chair: Peter Millet, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Stillman College
 
Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer
How can CAOs help departments restructure curricula to make room for undergraduate research within faculty and student course loads? What resources are available to help departments and individual faculty members? Participants will learn about departments and colleges that have successfully integrated undergraduate research into their curricula, as well as the best practices presented in two recent publications from the Council on Undergraduate Research: Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Faculty Support and Undergraduate Research. CAOs will have opportunities to share their practices and discuss challenges and opportunities afforded by integrating undergraduate research into the curriculum.
 
Elizabeth Ambos, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Undergraduate Research
Julio Rivera, Provost, Carthage College, and President, 2013–2014, Council on Undergraduate Research
Chair: Tracy Espy, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Pfeiffer University
 
Living-Learning Communities: Integrating Learning into Students’ Lives
Learning takes place in the classroom and also in the residence hall and dining hall, during co-curricular activities, and on field trips. Living-learning communities are one way to structure student learning to reinforce the institution’s mission and extend student learning. What are the characteristics of the most effective living-learning communities? How can CAOs and CSAOs help faculty and staff members reach a shared definition of student learning and a commitment to it wherever it takes place? How can we assess what students are learning outside the classroom?
 
Kristine Bartanen, Academic Vice President and Dean of the University, University of Puget Sound
Robert Gatti, Vice President for Student Affairs, Otterbein University
Stephen St. Onge, Dean and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Burlington College
Chair: Dominic Aquila, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of St. Thomas (TX)
 
Threat Assessment Teams: Managing and Helping Students at Risk
of Harming Themselves or Others
With the increase in awareness of incidents of violence on campuses, how do CAOs and CSAOs work together to provide help to students who may be at risk of harming themselves or others? What structures and policies can help address immediate threats? Who should be included on threat assessment teams? How can the teams protect the rights of potentially violent students, provide pathways to the help they need, and assure the safety of other students?
 
Billye Auclair, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Anna Maria College
Drew Klein, Vice President for Student Success, Anna Maria College
Melissa Morriss-Olson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bay Path College
David Yelle, Dean of Students, Bay Path College
Chair: John Beckford, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Furman University
 
Title IX: Compliance and Best Practices
Title IX concerns of colleges and universities have expanded from equal opportunities for male and female students to participate in intercollegiate athletics to equal educational experiences, including freedom from sexual harassment for both men and women. What are the most effective Title IX educational initiatives and appropriate training for dealing with sexual harassment? What kinds of investigations meet the requirements of compliance?
 
Natasha Baker, Partner, Hirschfeld Kramer, LLP
Cheryl Brandsen, Dean of Social Science and Contextual Disciplines, Calvin College
Chair: David P. Haney, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Emory & Henry College


3:00–4:15 p.m.

The Degree Qualifications Profile Consortium: Lessons Learned
The CIC Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) Consortium is a two-year project, generously funded by the Lumina Foundation, that has allowed CIC to work with a group of 25 independent colleges and universities to examine the usefulness of the DQP in improving student learning and increasing the successful completion of baccalaureate degrees at independent colleges and universities. Today, more than 270 colleges and universities utilize the DQP. The DQP attempts to define what students should learn, understand, and be able to do at each degree level and provides a way for institutions to demonstrate the quality of their academic programs by assessing student learning outcomes without the intrusion of state or federally mandated standards. The work of the Consortium began late in 2011 and will conclude with the publication of the results at the end of 2013. CAOs of institutions that are part of the Consortium will discuss lessons learned from the project.
 
Christine Bahr, Provost, McKendree University
David Brailow, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Franklin College (IN)
Letha Zook, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, University of Charleston (WV)
Chair: Terry Grimes, CIC Senior Advisor, Degree Qualifications Profile Project
 
Honor Systems and Academic Integrity
Honor systems and other academic integrity initiatives work best when they are part of the campus ethos. How can CAOs and CSAOs work with students and student organizations to support a campus culture of academic integrity? What training for student leaders is available and effective? What are the pitfalls to avoid? CAOs and CSAOs from campuses that have established systems will begin the conversation.
 
Aaron Fetrow, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Guilford College
Carl Girelli, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Randolph College
Adrienne Israel, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Guilford College
Matha Thornton, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Randolph College
Chair: James Lang, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Assumption College (MA)
 
Partnerships among Faculty, Staff, and Athletic Coaches: Supporting the Student Athlete
Student and alumni surveys have shown that participation in athletics can help students become more engaged in the college community and develop leadership skills. But participation in athletics also can result in frequent class absences, and practices and games sometimes compete with study time. How can faculty members, staff, and coaches work together to help student athletes succeed? What strategies help students meet both their academic and athletic commitments?
 
Patricia Draves, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University, University of Mount Union
Stephanie L. Fabritius, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Centre College
Randy Hays, Vice President and Dean of Student Life, Centre College
Chair: Kathryn Morris, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Butler University
 
Revising the General Education Program: Breaking the Logjam and Making Progress
Revising the general education program or the core curriculum can seem like a never-ending process replete with delays and pitfalls. How can CAOs help faculty members move the process forward? What are the characteristics of review processes that result in robust programs focused on student learning? What is the relationship between the student learning objectives of the general education program and the major? Three CAOs who have recently worked through successful revision processes will reflect on their experiences and invite participants to share effective practices.
 
Jeffrey Frick, Dean of the College and Academic Vice President, St. Norbert College
Vivia L. Fowler, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wesleyan College (GA)
Gregory Kerr, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Sterling College
Chair: Glenn Sharfman, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, Manchester University
 
So Your Faculty Have Flipped Their Classrooms—Now What?
How can smaller colleges continue to provide individual attention and powerful learning environments to students? Three CAOs will lead a highly interactive session on one technique that faculty members could use in the flipped classroom, “Reacting to the Past.” This technique develops students’ critical thinking and oral communication skills as well as empathy and confidence.
 
John Burney, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Doane College
Agnes Caldwell, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, Adrian College
Charlie McCormick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University
Chair: Joan Propst, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Alderson Broaddus University
 
Weaving the Safety Net: Student Success Strategies that Integrate Academic and Student Affairs
Students’ struggles in the classroom often are accompanied by struggles in their co-curricular lives. How can CAOs and CSAOs build early warning teams to identify issues as they arise? What are effective strategies for supporting students in their efforts to bounce back and succeed in and outside the classroom? What roles can faculty and staff members, parents, peers, and academic support centers play?
 
Donna Aronson, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Christopher Kendall, Vice President for Student Life, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Paul Koch, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, St. Ambrose University
Timothy Phillips, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, St. Ambrose University
Chair: Jane Atkinson, Vice President and Provost, Lewis & Clark College


4:30–5:30 p.m.

Open Mike for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers
(Open only to currently-serving CAOs and CSAOs)
CAOs and CSAOs have the opportunity to seek advice from colleagues on specific issues and to share information regarding trends and practices on private college and university campuses.
 
Moderators: J. Bradley Creed, Provost and Executive Vice President, Samford University
Sally Walker, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Albion College
 
Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation
(Joint session with Spouses and Partners)
Pittsburgh is an adaptable, progressive city. It combines the spirit of the expression, “necessity is the mother of invention,” with H.J. Heinz’s motto, “do a common thing uncommonly well,” and Pittsburgher J. Howard Miller’s famous phrase, “we can do it.” The result is a city filled with an enormous amount of creativity and innovation.
 
This fast-paced look at 250 years of Pittsburgh history will include little-known stories about ketchup, robots, the Jeep, and the polio vaccine, along with other Pittsburgh innovations and some observations on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
 
Andrew E. Masich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Senator John Heinz History Center
Introduction: Paul Hennigan, President, Point Park University
Chair: Karen S. McIntyre, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, Point Park University
 
Program Prioritization: Framing the Conversation
Many colleges and universities are engaged in program prioritization, often at the request of the board or the president, to ensure that the curriculum is responsive to students’ interests, honors the liberal arts tradition, and uses funds responsibly. The challenge, however, is to determine criteria by which program viability will be evaluated that go beyond intrinsic quality and consistency with the college mission, a process that often requires new data collection and creates unusual stress for institutions with strong collective governance and faculty autonomy. A panel of CAOs who are engaged in determining program prioritization criteria and implementing data-informed conclusions will lead the conversation.
 
Christopher M. Duncan, Provost, Wittenberg University
Susan S. Hasseler, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Augustana College (SD)
Judith Muyskens, Provost, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Chair: Marie S. Morris, Provost, Anderson University (IN)
 
Securing America’s Future: The Power of Liberal Arts Education
CIC is engaged in a two-year initiative to promote the liberal arts and independent higher education. The ultimate objective is to increase the likelihood that the next generation of Americans will be prepared for the 21st century workforce and for leadership in a democratic society. The major goals of the campaign are 1) to increase public awareness of the value and effectiveness of the liberal arts and independent liberal arts colleges; and 2) to direct greater attention to the compelling evidence that smaller independent colleges produce graduates who are among the best prepared for success in their personal, career, and community lives. All Institute participants are invited to learn more about the campaign, progress to date, and how to become involved from the leader of the campaign.
 
S. Georgia Nugent, Senior Fellow, CIC, and President Emerita, Kenyon College
Chair: Patricia Draves, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University, University of Mount Union
 

Monday, November 4

10:00–11:15 a.m.

Developing Comprehensive Programs to Support At-Risk Students
Most campuses have programs to support first-year students, and many are developing more robust programs focused on sophomores. What types of support are most effective to help low-income students, first-generation students, students of color, and others who might be at higher risk of leaving college prior to graduation? How can CAOs and CSAOs work together to provide vision and resources for those who work directly with these students?
 
Chad Berry, Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, Berea College
Philip Acree Cavalier, Provost and Dean of the College, Eureka College
Sarah Jiter, Assistant Dean of First-Year Programs, Eureka College
Elfred A. Pinkard, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Johnson C. Smith University
Chair: Paula McNutt, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Carroll College (MT)
 
Disruptive Student Behavior—Legal Issues
Although most faculty members have had specialized training in a discipline and are familiar with effective methods of teaching, few are well prepared to deal with disruptive behavior in the classroom. What do faculty members need to know to avoid or stop disruptive behavior? Who can help? What are the FERPA and HIPPA issues involved? A higher education attorney will address these and other issues.
 
Kathleen Rinehart, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University (IL)
Chair: Stephen Coleman, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Elmira College
 
Plenary Session Follow-up
Public Health and Community Approaches to Comprehensive Student Health and Wellness
Participants will talk further about the ideas offered in Henry Chung’s plenary address in an informal discussion.
 
Henry Chung, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Montefiore Care
Management Company, and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Yeshiva University
Chair: Stephanie Gordon, Vice President for Professional Development, NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
 
Released Time and Stipends for Faculty Members
When faculty members engage in administrative or other responsibilities outside the customary expectations of a full-time faculty member, they are often compensated through “released” or “reassigned” time from teaching responsibilities or by a stipend or overload pay. When and how should additional compensation be offered? Many CAOs lack data that would help them make such decisions. Panelists will present results from a pre-Institute survey.
 
Kenneth P. Carson, Provost, Geneva College
Tom Cornman, Academic Vice President, Cedarville University
Dale Simmons, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Aurora University
Chair: Elizabeth Meade, Provost, Cedar Crest College
 
Responding to Bias Incidents: Case Studies
Many institutions have developed mission and values statements and community standards that aim to develop student leaders in communities that are based on mutual respect and compassion. Yet incidents of vandalism, disrespect, and hate continue to afflict our campuses. Bias reporting systems and response teams can help students, faculty members, and staff act quickly and effectively.
 
Eric Estes, Vice President and Dean of Students, Oberlin College
Richanne Mankey, Vice President for Student Affairs and Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Daemen College
Lily McNair, Provost, Wagner College
Chair: Gerald Seaman, Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Ripon College


11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Best Practices in Hiring and Evaluation: How to Ensure Legal Compliance, Reduce Conflict, and Grow a Productive Workforce
Current social and economic challenges require chief academic officers to think more carefully about the legal risks campuses face when conducting searches for new staff and faculty members and when dealing with unacceptable behavior or poor performance and the possible termination of employees. An attorney with experience in relevant cases will discuss best hiring and evaluation practices in drafting the position description, appointing and training the search committee, checking references, completing background checks, and interviewing candidates. She also will share tools that can help administrators manage evaluations while minimizing risk to the institution and themselves.
 
Kathleen Rinehart, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University (IL)
Chair: Janet Laughlin, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Averett University
 
Building Cultural Capital in First-Year Students
Success in college requires persistence to graduation. A new study of students’ persistence in private residential colleges and universities measures “cultural capital” as the degree to which students were involved in cultural activities such as reading books, attending concerts and plays, and visiting museums during their last year in high school. One of its conclusions is that the cultural capital that students bring with them to college plays a significant indirect role in first-year students’ persistence. This session will present for discussion various ways in which CIC member institutions can facilitate the retention of students who have lower levels of cultural capital.
 
John M. Braxton, Professor, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Program, Vanderbilt University
David S. Wood, Provost, Wofford College
Roberta Hurley Bigger, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Wofford College
Chair: Donald L. Tucker, Provost, Malone University
 
Focus on Student Success: Reframing Campus Culture
Research indicates that traditional-aged students stay enrolled, demonstrate academic achievement, and are more satisfied with their collegiate experience when they are both academically and socially integrated into the campus. Representatives of two universities that have new ways of integrating academic and student affairs to increase students’ success will discuss specific examples of their new strategic partnerships and the impact they are having on students. Features of these systems include living-learning communities, shared curricular and co-curricular student learning objectives, and integrated early-alert systems.
 
Thomas V. Brisco, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Hardin-Simmons University
David Rozeboom, Vice President for Student Life, Hardin-Simmons University
Edee Schulze, Vice President for Student Life, Bethel University (MN)
Deborah L. Sullivan-Trainor, Acting Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Bethel University (MN)
Chair: Joretta Nelson, Vice President, Credo
 
Internationalizing Your Campus: The New CIC-American Councils for International Education Partnership
CIC and the American Councils for International Education (American Councils) have formed a partnership to provide CIC member institutions exclusive access to services and opportunities to advance internationalization on their campuses. American Councils offers CIC members discounted prices for access to its student and faculty overseas programs in more than 60 countries, expert help in designing customized study-abroad programs that meet a specific institution’s needs, resources for the recruitment of international students and faculty, often with partial or full funding support, and introductions to global partnerships. Presenters will explain how to take advantage of the services that are included within the CIC-American Councils partnership.
 
Kirsten Brecht Baker, Chief Marketing Officer, American Councils
Robert O. Slater, Senior Consultant for Policy Research, American Councils
Graham Hettlinger, Director, Higher Education Programs, American Councils
Chair: Alan Runge, Provost, Concordia University Texas
 
Offices for First-Year Students and Students in Transition: Collaboration between Academic and Student Affairs
Many campuses have an office for first-year students and students in transition to facilitate smooth collaboration between the CAO and CSAO and their staffs. The potential for conflict also exists, however. How can one assure consistent and effective first-year student retention?
 
Sherry Fraser, Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Concordia College (NY)
Jeanne Hart-Steffes, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Western New England University
Jerry Hirsch, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Western New England University
Mandana Nakhai, Dean of Academic Affairs-Traditional Undergraduate Programs, Concordia College (NY)
Chair: Tracy S. Parkinson, Provost, Coker College
 

Tuesday, November 5

9:00–10:15 a.m.

Effective Uses of Data
Data are critical to the evaluation of programs and the allocation of resources but must be interpreted in ways that reflect the mission and strategic plan of the institution for both faculty members and trustees. What are the most effective ways to use data to help make decisions? Experienced CAOs will present three successful accounts.
 
William C. Deeds, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Morningside College
R. Richard Ray, Jr., Provost, Hope College
Stuart J. Sigman, Provost, American Jewish University
Chair: Marlene Moore, Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Willamette University
 
Intrusive Advising: Support for Low-Income, First-Generation College Students
Recent studies have confirmed the direct correlation between the income level of a student’s family and the educational level the student will achieve. Institutions from the Yes We Must coalition all enroll 50 percent or more Pell-eligible students. The coalition works to increase degree attainment among low-income students by promoting the work of its member institutions and by being an advocate for this group of higher education institutions. Yes We Must members have been collecting and sharing information on programs that have a measureable impact on the college completion rates of low-income, first-generation students. One such program, “intrusive advising,” is a collaborative effort between academic and student affairs. Advisors contact advisees in classrooms, residence halls, and through student activities to track progress and provide support.
 
Ann Landis, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Thomas University (GA)
Christine Pharr, Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Saint Mary (NE)
Gail Summer, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ferrum College
Andrea Zuschin, Vice President for Student Affairs, Ferrum College
Moderator: Gloria Nemerowicz, President, Yes We Must Coalition
 
Programs for International Students on Your Campus
When international students arrive on campus, they may be excited about the adventure that awaits, worried about their place in campus life, and concerned about their mastery of English. What programs and opportunities help these students find their place on campus? In what ways does the support that international students require differ from the support required by other new students? Which services and activities make the campus feel welcoming? Participants will have the opportunity to discuss best practices from their institutions in this interactive session.
 
Paul Bennion, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, The College of Idaho
David R. Evans, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Buena Vista University
Pareena Lawrence, Provost and Dean of the College, Augustana College (IL)
John Ottenhoff, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, The College of Idaho
Chair: Timothy Austin, Provost, Duquesne University
 
The State of Online Programs at CIC Member Institutions
Earlier this year, CIC partnered with The Learning House, Inc. to survey CAOs regarding current practices and future plans for online programs at their institutions. Panelists will discuss the results of this study, including patterns in online classes and programs, examples of different organizational approaches to online instruction, barriers to the use of online education, and effects of online programs on CIC institutions. Comparisons between institutions with large and small online enrollments will be highlighted.
 
David Clinefelter, Chief Academic Officer, The Learning House, Inc.
Gregg Cox, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lynn University
Michael Fischer, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, St. Bonaventure University
Chair: Kim Mooney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Franklin Pierce University