Workshops

Workshop for New Chief Academic Officers
Sponsored by Jenzabar

Saturday, November 1

7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
 
8:00–8:05 a.m.
Welcome
Kathy Whatley, Vice President for Annual Programs, CIC
 
8:05–8:45 a.m.
Introductions, New CAO Workshop Coordinators
Jonathan D. Green, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Illinois Wesleyan University
Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dominican University (IL)
Michael A. McDonald, Provost, Kalamazoo College
Jeanine Silveira Stewart, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, McDaniel College
 
8:45–10:00 a.m.
Developing Professional Relationships to Meet New Expectations
Cynthia Zane, President, Hilbert College
Moderator: Cheryl Johnson-Odim
 
10:00–10:15 a.m.
Break
 
10:15 a.m.–Noon
Case Studies
Dominic Aquila, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of St. Thomas (TX)
Debbie Mauldin Cottrell, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas Lutheran University
William C. Deeds, Provost, Morningside College
Susan S. Hasseler, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Augustana College (SD)
Leanne M. Neilson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Lutheran University
John Swallow, Provost, Sewanee: The University of the South
Moderator: Jonathan D. Green
 
12:15–1:15 p.m.
Lunch
 
1:15–1:30 p.m.
Welcome
Richard Ekman, President, CIC
 
1:30–3:00 p.m.
Roundtable Discussions
Accreditation
Michael Selmon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Alma College
 
Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness
Darin Fields, Vice President for Academic Affairs, The University of Findlay
 
Crisis and Risk Management on Campus
Sherry Fraser, Provost, Concordia College (NY)
 
Faculty Governance and Faculty Leadership
Chad Berry, Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, Berea College
Rita E. Knuesel, Provost, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University
 
Working with the Chief Financial Officer
Kenneth M. Macur, Provost and Dean of the College, Bethany College (KS)
 
Working with the Chief Student Affairs Officer
Dean Pribbenow, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Edgewood College
 
Moderator: Jeanine Silveira Stewart
3:00–3:15 p.m.
Break
 
3:15–3:50 p.m.
Panel: Group Questions and Answers
Jonathan D. Green, Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Michael A. McDonald, and Jeanine Silveira Stewart
 
3:50–4:00 p.m.
Reflection: What Will I Take Back to Campus?
Moderator: Michael A. McDonald
 
4:00–4:30 p.m.
Mentors Meet New CAOs
Mentor Coordinators:
Mark J. Braun, Provost, Gustavus Adolphus College
Kim Mooney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Franklin Pierce University
 
Mentors:
Susan Agre-Kippenhan, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Linfield College
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
Stephanie Fabritius, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Centre College
Karen Kaivola, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg College
Valerie D. Lehr, Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs, St. Lawrence University
Leanne M. Neilson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Lutheran University
Carolyn Newton, Provost, The College of Wooster
Christine Pharr, Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Saint Mary (NE)
Marc Roy, Provost, Goucher College
Marci Sortor, Provost and Dean of the College, St. Olaf College
Alan Woolfolk, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Flagler College


Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service

Saturday, November 1

Coordinators:
Kina Mallard, Executive Vice President and Provost, Carson Newman University
Charlie T. McCormick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University
 
7:30–8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
 
8:00–8:15 a.m.
Welcome
Christoph Kunkel, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Operations, CIC
 
8:15–9:00 a.m.
Framing the Day and Introductions
Kina Mallard and Charlie T. McCormick
 
9:00–10:30 a.m.
Reflecting on the Moment
Charlie T. McCormick
 
Discussion Facilitators:
Kristine M. Bartanen, Academic Vice President and Dean of the University, University of Puget Sound
David R. Evans, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Buena Vista University
Judith A. Muyskens, Provost, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Elfred Anthony Pinkard, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Johnson C. Smith University
Marc Roy, Provost, Goucher College
 
10:30–10:45 a.m.
Break
 
10:45–11:55 a.m.
Soul Care and Discussion with Facilitators
Kina Mallard
 
Noon–1:15 p.m.
Lunch
 
1:15–1:45 p.m.
Envisioning the Future: Strengthening Your Leadership Capital
Kina Mallard and Charlie T. McCormick
 
1:45–2:45 p.m.
Case Studies with Facilitators
 
2:45–3:00 p.m.
Break
 
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Critical Issues in Academic Leadership
Panel discussion with facilitators
 

Institute Workshops

Monday, November 3

2:00–5:00 p.m.
Faculty Workload and Compensation
(Pre-registration required.)
Faculty workload is a complex issue. The conventions, traditions, and methods of calculation vary from campus to campus. This workshop will provide an introduction to the ways faculty workload can be measured, distributed, evaluated, and rewarded, as well as the factors that should influence these decisions. Workload assignments to be covered include serving as department chair or in other faculty governance roles, teaching laboratories or music lessons, advising student organizations, supervising independent studies and internships, developing online courses, and more. CAOs and CFOs are welcome.
 
Kenneth P. Carson, Provost, Geneva College
Tracy S. Parkinson, Provost, Coker College
Chair: Donna McDaniel, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bellevue University
 
2:00–5:00 p.m.
Integrated Planning, Resource Allocation, and Assessment
(Pre-registration required.)
This workshop will provide CAOs and CFOs with opportunities to learn about a method of integrated planning for new and continuing academic programs, including the allocation of resources to those programs and the assessment of the effectiveness of the programs in meeting the college or university’s learning outcomes. The initial presentation will be followed by an exercise in which participants assess how they might apply what they have learned on their campus. Topics to be discussed include planning to fund facilities for the sciences and fine arts, discontinuing programs, and finding funding for new programs.
 
Larry Goldstein, President, Campus Strategies, LLC
Chair: Donna Aronson, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
 
2:00–5:00 p.m.
Sophomore to Junior Year Retention
(Pre-registration required.)
The significant number of rising juniors who transfer to other institutions is a disturbing recent development on many campuses. CAOs and CFOs will gain a deeper understanding from this workshop of the issues considered by sophomores as they decide whether to remain at the same college for their last two years. Why do students transfer at this point? What types of intervention are most effective in preventing students from transferring? How can senior administrators work together to support students in this transition year?
 
Laurie A. Schreiner, Professor and Chair, Doctoral Programs in Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University
Chair: Yolanda Page, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dillard University
 
2:00–5:00 p.m.
Strategic Uses of Information Technology
(Pre-registration required.)
Information technology can enhance an institution’s brand, reduce costs, increase risk, and be a vital part of the institutional infrastructure. This workshop will help senior leaders develop a better understanding of the strategic uses of information technology, including “state of the art” and emerging approaches to blended and online teaching and learning, targeted student recruitment, and tracking of assessment and other data. CAOs and CFOs will explore how to deal with issues such as technological competitiveness, campus productivity, and the quality of the learning environment.
 
Diana G. Oblinger, CEO and President, EDUCAUSE
Chair: Dominic Aquila, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of St. Thomas (TX)