Please note that advance registration is required for all workshops, and most have limits on the number of participants. Spouses may register on a space-available basis. Please pre-register for each workshop by calling (202) 466-7230.

Sunday, January 5, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Considerations in Online Education: What to Do about MOOCs, Virtual Programs, and Regulatory Requirements
(Sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Traditional independent colleges and universities are being peppered with different approaches to learning that confront, confuse, and confound leaders, rearrange priorities, and cloud mission. Moreover, the use of technology in teaching and learning is changing rapidly, further complicating planning and decision making. What do presidents need to know about these issues to evaluate, initiate, or further develop the institution’s use of online education? How will presidents decide which (if any) approaches help the bottom line and contribute to institutional sustainability? Experienced presidents and knowledgeable consultants will lead informed discussions of these questions and the following topics:
  • Current trends and practices in online learning at independent colleges, based on a new survey of CIC chief academic officers;
  • Online course options: hybrid, blended, or completely online;
  • Online development and delivery options: outsource, insource, or collaborate;
  • MOOCs and their potential to supplement course offerings;
  • Implications for marketing, recruiting, and serving students in online programs; and
  • Navigation of regulatory requirements.
David L. Clinefelter, Chief Academic Officer, The Learning House, Inc.
Thomas R. Kennedy, Executive Director (retired), New Ventures of Regis
Kevin J. Manning, President, Stevenson University
Frederick V. Moore, President, Buena Vista University
Elizabeth J. Stroble, President, Webster University
Chair: Diana O. Stano, OSU, President, Ursuline College

Fee: $75

Sunday, January 5, 2:00–4:30 p.m.
Strategies for Building More Effective Boards
(Sponsored by Witt/Kieffer)

The breadth of issues being discussed by college and university trustees constitutes a new kind of stress test of governing board competence. What strategies can presidents employ to develop more effective boards? How can presidents help reposition their boards to be constructive partners in making difficult decisions? In a highly participatory session, presenters will lead a series of discussions on the following issues:
  • Board development methods;
  • In-service trustee education programs;
  • Approaches to strengthen president and board chair relationships; and
  • Strategies to reposition the board for constructive engagement.
Lori Bettison-Varga, President, Scripps College
Richard T. (Tom) Ingram, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC and Former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Ronald R. Pressman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, TIAA-CREF
Jon C. Strauss, President, Manhattanville College
Robert L. Wyatt, President, Coker College
Chair: Denvy A. Bowman, President, Capital University (OH)
Fee: $50

Monday, January 6, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Winning Enrollment Management Strategies: Aligning Institutional Mission and Net Revenue Goals
(Thanks to the generous support of Miller/Cook & Associates, Inc., this workshop is being offered free of charge.)

Too many college presidents are discovering that their traditional enrollment and financial aid leveraging models are strained and do not deliver needed enrollment and revenue outcomes. New strategic and tactical solutions are needed in today’s environment as students and parents make enrollment decisions based upon perceived value. This hands-on workshop will examine five strategies that presidents can implement to align their enrollment management objectives with the institution’s core mission and values while maximizing net tuition revenue. The issues addressed by these strategies are:
  • How to build the case for value using media and messages most likely to influence core constituent groups;
  • How to develop new search strategies that generate targeted, completed applications from students earlier in the application cycle;
  • How to use the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as a better predictor of enrollment than traditional approaches;
  • How to realign an institution’s financial aid strategies with core values and mission to maximize net tuition revenue and enrollment outcomes; and
  • How to select assessment tools to judge the impact of enrollment management strategies.
Catherine R. Cook, CEO, Miller/Cook & Associates, Inc.
Robert E. Johnson, President, Becker College
Philip T. Malinoski, Senior Vice President, Miller/Cook & Associates, Inc.
William B. Miller, President, Miller/Cook & Associates, Inc.
Rosalie M. Mirenda, President, Neumann University
Chair: Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera, President, Keuka College