Collaboration for Student Success

41st Annual Institute for Chief Academic and Chief Student Affairs Officers

The national focus on college access and degree completion makes collaboration between chief academic officers (CAOs) and chief student affairs officers (CSAOs) especially important as these two key leaders help their institutions strengthen the pathways for students’ success. Learning to value each other’s priorities and understand each other’s approaches to student development calls for seamless communication between the CAO and the CSAO. Shared vision, collaborative spirit, and effective partnerships are essential elements of an environment in which students of varied backgrounds will flourish. (Read more.)