Workshops

Workshop for New Chief Academic Officers
(Sponsored by Jenzabar)

Saturday, November 7

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
Lily D. McNair, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wagner College
Caroline J. Simon, Provost and Executive Vice President, Whitworth University
8:45–10:00 a.m.
Developing Professional Relationships to Meet New Expectations
Cynthia Zane, President, Hilbert College
Moderator: Lily D. McNair
10:00–10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break
 
10:15 a.m.–Noon
Case Studies
Moderator: Jonathan D. Green
Dominic A. Aquila, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of St. Thomas (TX)
Allen Bedford, Dean of Academics and Faculty, Bryn Athyn College
William C. Deeds, Provost, Morningside College
Susan S. Hasseler, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Augustana University (SD)
Leanne M. Neilson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Lutheran University
John Swallow, Provost, Sewanee: The University of the South
12:15–1:15 p.m.
Lunch
 
1:15–1:30 p.m.
How CIC Supports CAOs
Richard Ekman, President, CIC
 
1:30–3:00 p.m.
Roundtable Discussions
Moderator: Caroline J. Simon
 
Accreditation
Michael B. Brown, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, North Carolina Wesleyan 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

Student Retention and Success
Dean Pribbenow, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Edgewood College

Working with the Chief Advancement Officer
Michael Selmon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Alma College

Working with the Chief Financial Officer
Kerry Dwayne Fulcher, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Point Loma Nazarene University
3:00–3:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break
 
3:15–3:50 p.m.
Panel: Group Questions and Answers
Jonathan D. Green, Lily D. McNair, and Caroline J. Simon
 
3:50–4:00 p.m.
Reflection: What Will I Take Back to Campus?
Moderator: Lily D. McNair
 
4:00–4:30 p.m.
Mentors Meet New CAOs
Mentor Coordinators:
Kim Mooney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Franklin Pierce University
Joseph Ritter, Chief Academic Officer, Principia College (IL)
 
Mentors:
Donna B. Aronson, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Michael B. Brown, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, North Carolina Wesleyan College
John M. Burney, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Doane College
Elizabeth Domholdt, Vice President for Academic Affairs, The College of St. Scholastica
Darin Fields, Vice President for Academic Affairs, The University of Findlay
Robert Graham, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Grove City College
Karen Kaivola, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Augsburg College (MN)
Valerie Lehr, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, St. Lawrence University
Lizbeth Martin, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Holy Names University
Kathryn Morris, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Butler University
Leanne M. Neilson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California Lutheran University
Catharine E. O’Connell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Mary Baldwin College
Tracy S. Parkinson, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Coker College
Perry Rettig, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Piedmont College
Marci Sortor, Provost and Dean of the College, St. Olaf College
Stephen D. Stahl, Provost, Baldwin Wallace University
Alan Woolfolk, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Flagler College
Andrew Workman, Provost and Senior Vice President, Roger Williams University
4:30 p.m.
Workshop for New CAOs Adjourns
 
 

Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service

Saturday, November 7

Coordinators:
Debbie Mauldin Cottrell, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas Lutheran University
Charlie T. McCormick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Schreiner University
7:308:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
 
7:50–8:00 a.m.
Welcome
Christoph Kunkel, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Operations, CIC
8:00–8:45 a.m.
Framing the Day and Introductions
Debbie Cottrell and Charlie McCormick
8:45–10:00 a.m.
Reflecting on the Moment
Charlie McCormick
 
Discussion Facilitators:
Kristine M. Bartanen, Academic Vice President and Dean of the University, University of Puget Sound
Judith A. Muyskens, Provost, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Gerard P. O’Sullivan, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Saint Peter’s University
Elfred Anthony Pinkard, former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Johnson C. Smith University
Burton J. Webb, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northwest Nazarene University
10:00–10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break
 
10:15–11:15 a.m.
Case Studies with Facilitators
Debbie Cottrell
 
11:15 a.m.–Noon
Envisioning the Future: Strategic Thinking
Debbie Cottrell and Charlie McCormick
 
12:00–1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Soul Care Discussion with Facilitators
 
1:15–1:45 p.m.
Critical Issues in Academic Leadership: Panel Discussion with All
Facilitators
1:45 p.m.
Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year of Service Adjourns
 

Institute workshops

Saturday, November 7

Advancement 101
2:00–4:30 p.m.
College and university advancement offices often are responsible for three major institutional priorities: development, alumni relations, and public information/media relations. What should chief academic officers know about each of these functional areas? How can chief academic and chief advancement officers work effectively together to identify funding opportunities for donors, set priorities for campaigns, engage alumni, and work with the media to promote the mission of the institution? This introductory-level workshop, led by experienced advancement colleagues, will set the programmatic stage for the Institute. Both chief academic and chief advancement officers are invited to participate.
Angie Heer, Vice President for Advancement, Avila University
Laurie McCormack, Vice President for University Advancement, Park University
Chair: Linda Samek, Provost, George Fox University
Pre-registration required.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Seminar for Very Experienced CAOs
2:00–4:30 p.m.
This seminar will address the opportunities and challenges chief academic officers face in their later career stages. Participants should have completed at least seven years of service as a CAO, at one or multiple institutions. Having fully mastered the core set of responsibilities of the position, participants will discuss mid-to-late career opportunities including how to strengthen leadership both internal and external to the campus; transform the relationship with the president; lead the faculty with renewed energy and vision; and take better care of personal lives while leading their institutions.
William Deeds, Provost, Morningside College
Colleen Hegranes, Executive Vice President and Provost, St. Catherine University
Chair: Marc Roy, Provost, Albion College
Pre-registration required.

What I Have Learned from Forty Years of Fundraising
2:00–4:30 p.m.
A seasoned fundraiser with more than 40 years of experience and numerous awards and citations to his credit will offer wisdom and advice about philanthropy for today’s colleges and universities. What skills and attributes make a great fundraiser? What motivates a person to make a gift? Why do donors stick with some organizations and not with others? What are the most effective ways to steward philanthropic gifts, especially planned gifts? Participants will complete and discuss four fundraising instruments. This workshop will provide food for thought and practical suggestions to put into practice.
Jerold Panas, Executive Partner and CEO, Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners
Chair: Pareena Lawrence, Provost and Dean of the College, Augustana College (IL)
Pre-registration required.

Academic and Strategic Planning
2:00–5:00 p.m.
Academic planning, including program review and assessment, is often begun reluctantly in the context of preparation for an accreditation visit or as part of a cost-saving effort. What are more effective ways to integrate academic planning into a broader institutional strategic planning process? What are advantages of and difficulties with aligning academic planning with institutional strategic planning? How can CAOs and CAdOs work together to integrate academic planning and fundraising for academic programs into the strategic planning process? Results from a study of the practices of 60 CIC member institutions will be presented for discussion.
John Greving, Vice President for Advancement, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Ronald P. Mahurin, Vice President for Strategy and Planning, Stamats
Judith A. Muyskens, Provost, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Frederik Ohles, President, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Chair: Bryan F. Le Beau, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Saint Mary (KS)
Pre-registration required.

Dispute Resolution
2:00–5:00 p.m.
Campus challenges continue to increase in number and complexity. Many of these challenges are exacerbated by conflicts that arise from miscommunication, efforts to protect finite resources, demographic shifts, changing institutional priorities, and a lack of understanding about how to address longstanding, unacceptable behaviors exhibited by faculty or staff members or administrators. This workshop, led by an experienced higher education attorney trained in dispute resolution, is designed to provide practical and accessible dispute resolution tools that can be used to identify, manage, and resolve the conflicts faced by senior campus officers.
Kathleen Rinehart, General Counsel, Saint Xavier University
Chair: Timothy G. O’Rourke, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Virginia Wesleyan College
Pre-registration required.