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Sunday, January 29

 

 

Noon-6:00 p.m. Registration  
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1:00-6:OO p.m. Work Colleges Consortium

CLOSED SESSION FOR CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY

   
2:00-5:30 p.m. Government Relations Academy

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

 

2:00-3:00 p.m.  Overview: Outlook for the First Session of the 115th Congress
  Hear the latest updates on issues important to NAICU members, and the outlook for the legislative landscape in the 115th Congress and with the new administration.
  SPEAKER: Sarah Flanagan, Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Development, NAICU
     
3:00-4:30 p.m.  Mini-Policy Sessions:  Risks and Opportunities
  A series of mini-sessions, offered over three time blocks, covering current and emerging issues.
     
3:00-3:20 p.m.  Session I (Choose one session)
     
    Tax Reform:  The Future of Higher Education Benefits and Endowments
Will Congress and the Trump Administration pursue a major tax package quickly?  We will explore what this could mean for higher education benefits and college and university endowments.
    SPEAKER: Karin Johns, Director of Tax Policy, NAICU
     
    The Budget Process and Student Aid Funding
FY 2017 and FY 2018 Budget and Appropriations processes will collide in the new Congress.  Pell Grant, Federal Work Study and SEOG funding, along with student loan benefits, could be in the mix.  Get the latest on the process, opportunities and pitfalls.
    SPEAKER: Stephanie Giesecke, Director of Budget and Appropriations, NAICU
     
    Accreditation: Policy Outlook for the 115th Congress
Accreditation has landed front and center as Congress looks to increase accountability in higher education.  What are the political pressure points for the current system and how might Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization undo accreditation’s core functions and characteristics?
    SPEAKER: Tim Powers, Director of Accountability and Regulatory Affairs, NAICU
     
3:30-3:50 p.m.  Session II (Choose one session)
     
    Tax Reform:  The Future of Higher Education Benefits and Endowments
Will Congress and the Trump Administration pursue a major tax package quickly?  We will explore what this could mean for higher education benefits and college and university endowments.
    SPEAKER: Karin Johns, Director of Tax Policy, NAICU 
     
    Student Loans: Changes Ahead in the New Congress?
The arrival of the Donald Trump Administration could lead to changes in student loan policies, including income-based repayment, income share agreements, a return to bank-based lending, risk-sharing, new borrowing limits, and the loss of the in-school interest subsidy.  We will explore the possibilities.
    SPEAKER:  Maureen Budetti, Director of Student Aid Policy, NAICU
     
    Deregulation: Pathways Available to Congress and the Administration
A new Republican-controlled Congress and White House will offer new challenges and opportunities regarding regulatory reform.
    SPEAKER: Tim Powers, Director of Accountability and Regulatory Affairs, NAICU
     
    NLRB: What Could Change Under the New Administration
With two membership openings on the National Labor Relations Board, the recent series of rulings on labor practices at private colleges could be up for reconsideration.
    SPEAKER:  Jon W. Fuller, Ph.D., Staff Coordinator, NAICU Legal Services Review Panel
     
4:00-4:20 p.m.  Session III (Choose one session)
     
    The Budget Process and Student Aid Funding
FY 2017 and FY 2018 Budget and Appropriations processes will collide in the new Congress.  Pell Grant, Federal Work Study and SEOG funding, along with student loan benefits, could in the mix.  Get the latest on the process, opportunities and pitfalls.
    SPEAKER: Stephanie Giesecke, Director of Budget and Appropriations, NAICU
     
    Student Loans: Changes Ahead in the New Congress?
The arrival of the Trump Administration could lead to changes in student loan policies, including income-based repayment, income share agreements, a return to bank-based lending, risk-sharing, new borrowing limits, and the loss of the in-school interest subsidy.  We will explore the possibilities.
    SPEAKER:  Maureen Budetti, Director of Student Aid Policy, NAICU
     
    Deregulation: Pathways Available to Congress and the Administration
A new Republican-controlled Congress and White House will offer new challenges and opportunities regarding regulatory reform.
    SPEAKER: Tim Powers, Director of Accountability and Regulatory Affairs, NAICU
   
4:30-5:30 p.m.  Free Public College: What Happens Now?
  While “free public college” is not a top priority for the Trump Administration, policymakers and advocacy groups continue to think about this proposal and how it might influence higher education policy discussions moving forward.  A balanced panel discussion will relate the pros, cons, and policy implications for “free public college” provisions in this year’s work on higher education legislation.
  MODERATOR: Gary Steinke, President, Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 
SPEAKERS:  
Matthew Chingos, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Urban Institute 
Kim Dancy, Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program, New America
Mark Huelsman, Ed.M., Senior Policy Analyst, Demos
     
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Opening Reception

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

The historic 2016 presidential election will long be remembered not only for its unexpected results but also for breaking ground on many different levels, including: the use of social media, total campaign expenditures, and the first woman candidate for the Presidency.  Our keynote speaker will discuss the results and implications of the 2016 elections for the nation and politics generally.
SPEAKER:  Charles E. Cook, Jr., Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report and Columnist, National Journal 
   
  Sponsored by Valic
 

Monday, January 30

 

 

 

 

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration  
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7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
 
NAICUSE Executive Committee
CLOSED SESSION FOR STATE EXECUTIVES AND THEIR STAFF MEMBERS ONLY 
   
8:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 
Public Relations Academy & Luncheon

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

   
8:15-9:15 a.m.   SESSION 1:  Universities in a New Era of Public Cynicism: Protecting, Promoting and Evolving Reputation
In an era of unprecedented challenges to the reputations of American universities, it is increasingly critical for university leaders to be mindful of a sometimes cynical public audience. This session will review latest trends and research on external university reputation management, with a discussion on the foundations of protecting, promoting and evolving reputation. We will share insights we have learned from university boards, global influencers and corporate leaders, as well as new directions we see in the public dialog on higher education, and possible directions we can expect over the next four to eight years. 
    SPEAKERS:
Julia Weede, Executive Vice President, Education Practice Leader, Edelman
Charles G. Bakaly III, Senior Counselor, Edelman
   
9:30-10:30 a.m.   SESSION 2: Georgetown University: Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation
Citing the recent incidents and long history of racial injustice in the United States, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia earlier this year laid out a series of commitments to inform the university’s work to address racial injustice.  Hear about how decisions were made, actions were implemented, and what progress has been made.
SPEAKER: John J. DeGioia, Ph.D., President, Georgetown University (DC)
   
10:45-11:45 a.m.   SESSION 3:  Hosting a Presidential Debate: the Inside Story
Hosting an event on your campus as large and all-consuming as a national presidential or vice presidential debate carries many risks and many rewards.  Find out the pros and cons of shining an international media, political, and cultural spotlight on your campus, and take a look behind the scenes to find out how events of this magnitude are carried out, and the impact they have on campus and in the community. 
SPEAKERS: 
Melissa Connolly, Vice President, University Relations, Hofstra University (NY)
John Roush, Ph.D., President, Centre College (KY)
Steve DiSalvo, Ph.D., President, Saint Anselm College (NH)
   
Noon-1:15 p.m.   Public Relations Academy Luncheon
SPEAKER:  Michael Stratford, Education Reporter, Politico
   
8:30 a.m. - Noon
 
NAICUSE Meeting

CLOSED SESSION FOR STATE EXECUTIVES AND THEIR STAFF MEMBERS ONLY

   
NOON-1:15 p.m. NAICUSE Luncheon
CLOSED SESSION FOR STATE EXECUTIVES AND THEIR STAFF MEMBERS ONLY
   
  New Presidents Luncheon
BY INVITATION ONLY
   
  New Committee Members Luncheon and Briefing
BY INVITATION ONLY
   
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Coffee Break        
  Sponsored by 
   
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Convening of the 2017 Annual Meeting & Presentation of the 30th Annual Henry Paley Memorial Award
The official start of the Annual Meeting, this session will include welcome remarks and presentation of the 31st Henry Paley Memorial Award.
SPEAKERS:
Marjorie Hass, Ph.D., President, Austin College (TX) and Chair, NAICU Board of Directors
David L. Warren, Ph.D., President, NAICU
   
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. PLENARY SESSION 1:  From in Front of the Camera: A View of the Nation in 2017
One of the world’s most prominent journalists, Judy Woodruff will share her unique insights on the Washington political scene including the new Trump Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress.
SPEAKER:  Judy Woodruff, Co-anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour
   
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. PLENARY SESSION 2:  Political Realism:  Governing in the Age of Chaos​
Chaos syndrome is a chronic decline in the political system’s capacity for self-organization. It begins with the weakening of the institutions and brokers—political parties, career politicians, and congressional leaders and committees—that have historically held politicians accountable to one another and prevented everyone in the system from pursuing naked self-interest all the time. As these intermediaries’ influence fades, politicians, activists, and voters all become more individualistic and unaccountable. The system atomizes. Chaos becomes the new normal—both in campaigns and in the government itself.  Our keynote speaker will discuss how our national leaders will govern in an age of chaos. 
SPEAKER: Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies Program, Brookings Institution
   
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION 3:  The Trump Administration: Opportunities and Risks for Higher Education
As the Trump Administration gets underway, a panel of higher education leaders, each with their own unique perspectives on the incoming administration, will discuss the opportunities and risks for higher education.

  MODERATOR:  John McCardell, Ph.D., President, Sewanee: The University of the South (TN)
SPEAKERS:
William M. B. Fleming, Jr., President, Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)
Shirley V. Hoogstra, J.D., President, Council For Christian Colleges and Universities
James H. Mullen, Jr., Ed.D., President, Allegheny College (PA)
   
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. NAICU/NAICUSE Reception
OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES
After a full day of meetings, enjoy a wide array of food and drink while comparing notes, networking and unwinding with friends and colleagues.
   
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Tuesday, January 31

 

 

7:30 - 11:15 a.m. Registration  
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7:30 - 8:30 am. Complimentary Continental Breakfast
 
OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES
 

Sponsored by  AGB IS         
                       IHS logo   Learning House logo

   
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
 
Orientation for New NAICU Board Members
CLOSED SESSION FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS ONLY
   
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

 
Sponsor Short Course Sessions (four sessions)
Hear higher education experts offer in-depth perspectives on the major trends influencing higher education. 
   
      Implementing a Framework for
Institutional Policy Regarding Campus Free Speech

Many American colleges and universities have experienced controversies related to changing student expectations about the kinds of ideas and issues they want – or don’t want – to encounter on campus. Without a comprehensive and well-considered set of policies that help proactively address or mitigate these controversies, campus administrators are left ill-prepared to respond in crisis situations. To protect the educational missions and public reputations of their institutions, it is imperative that academic leaders prepare their respective campuses before a potential crisis occurs. This includes soliciting the support and engagement of trustees in crafting a broad-based set of policies grounded in the institution's educational vision and commitment to encourage civil discourse and intellectual growth within a diverse campus community. In this session, IHS speakers will present a framework intended to assist academic leaders in structuring conversations about these complex questions in ways that help their institutions navigate potentially treacherous times.
    SPEAKERS:  
Donald Downs. Alexander Meiklejohn Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, and Visiting Faculty Fellow, Institute for Humane Studies
George Waldner, Ph.D., President Emeritus, York College (PA) and Visiting Fellow, Institute for Humane Studies
   
 
 
New Business Models for Higher           
Education                                              
In this short course, AGB Institutional Strategies will provide a brief situational assessment of higher education and discuss current macro trends such as technology migration, state appropriations, tuition pricing, and changing consumer behaviors. Following this assessment, we will then discuss the need for sustainable business models in higher education and show how the use of both situational assessment (diagnostics) and macro trends (exploration) provides for the implementation of sustainable business models on campuses today. 
    SPEAKER:
Jim Hundrieser, Ph.D., Associate Managing Principal, AGB Institutional Strategies
     
   

Trends in Online Higher Education:
A Review of Recent Data
An estimated 3.75 million college students are currently studying online, and Eduventures predicts that number to reach 4 million by 2020. Even as overall higher education enrollments have declined in recent years, online education remains a bright spot for growth—making it important for institutions to consider its place in their growth strategy.  Two recent surveys from The Learning House, Inc., reveal the latest national trends in online learning—including the preferences and demands of online college students as well as how private institutions are implementing online learning. This session will focus on: the barriers to online education, how to effectively market to online learners, and strategies to develop online programs.

    SPEAKERS:
David Clinefelter, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, The Learning House
Andrew J. Magda, Manager of Market Research, The Learning House
     
    403(b):  Compliance, Conversion &         Asset Strategy
Comfort

For 25 years, Asset Strategy Consultants has been providing investment management consulting to fiduciaries of endowments, foundations, retirement plans, and insurance reserves.  In addition to consulting on their endowments, ASC assists their educational clients with managing the risk and responsibility of sponsoring retirement and investment programs while helping their employees achieve a successful retirement outcome.  Participants at this informational session will hear about servicing retirement plans in the higher-ed space, preparing for retirement annuity conversions, avoiding lawsuits, and understanding the new Department of Labor definition of “fiduciary” and what that means, as well as the introduction of a “403(b) Complete” process designed to support both the plan sponsor and the participants with face-to-face education and guidance. 
    SPEAKERS:
India G. Suter, Director of Business Development, Asset Strategy Consultants Inc.
Paul Hunt, President, Millennium Advisory Services, Inc.
   
9:00 - 5:00 p.m. Advocacy Day
   
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. SESSION 1:  Advocacy Day Issue Overivew
To prepare NAICU members for Advocacy Day visits to Capitol Hill, this session will focus on the impact of the November election results on NAICU’s policy issues and priorities.  
  SPEAKER:  Sarah Flanagan, Vice President for Government Relations & Policy Development, NAICU
   
10:00 - 11:00 a. m. SESSION 2:  Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
The November 2016 elections may be most noteworthy for the politics of rebellion that determined the outcome.  Many believe poor white Americans drove this rebellion that embraced not only eventual winner Donald Trump, but also Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Keynote speaker J.D. Vance will offer a discerning analysis of the culture of poor white Americans and the basis for the rebellious mood in the American heartland.
SPEAKER:  J.D. Vance, author of The New York Times bestseller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
   
11:00-5:00 p.m. Advocacy Day Visits to Capitol Hill
Spend the rest of the day visiting your Congressional delegation. Many independent college state associations coordinate visits to Capitol Hill, so check with your state exec before scheduling
private visits. 
   
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. NAICU Board of Directors Meeting
   
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Congressional Independent College Caucus Reception
OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES
Kennedy Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building,
Capitol Hill
 
You are cordially invited to attend a reception for the launch of the Congressional Independent College Caucus.  The Caucus is focused on celebrating the contributions independent colleges and universities make to the educational, intellectual, economic, social and cultural life of our nation.
REMARKS:
Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-MA), Chair, House Judiciary Committee and Co-chair, Congressional Independent College Caucus
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Member, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Co-chair, Congressional Independent College Caucus
David L. Warren, Ph.D., NAICU President

(Shuttle transportation will be available from the JW Marriott to Capitol Hill during the reception.)

   
 

Wednesday, February 1

 

 

7:30 - 11:15 a.m. Registration
   
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. NAICU Prayer Breakfast

TICKET REQUIRED

The Association’s Annual Prayer Breakfast offers leaders of campuses with a religious mission and others to gather for fellowship and reflection.
SPEAKER:  Mike McCurry,  distinguished professor of public theology, Wesley Theological Seminary (DC), and former White House Press Secretary to President Bill Clinton.
   
9:15 - 10:00 a.m PLENARY SESSION 1:  Higher Education: Top Issues in 2017
  The dean of Washington's higher education media will outline the top issues facing college and universities in 2017. 
SPEAKER:  Scott Jaschik, Co-Founder and Editor, “Inside Higher Ed”
   
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PLENARY SESSION 2:  Immigration Post-Election:  International Students, DACA, and “Sanctuary Campuses”
A top immigration attorney will discuss post-election immigration issues on campuses, and what legal considerations presidents should know when navigating their international student population, freedom of speech, as well as DACA students and the concept of “sanctuary campuses.” 
SPEAKER:  Dan H. Berger, Esq., Partner, Curran and Berger, LLP.
   
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Annual NAICU Business Session
  Agenda items include: (1.) Approval of the proposed 2017-18 Estimated Revenues from Membership Dues and Budget, (2.) Approval of the Public Policy Objectives for the 115th Congress, and (3.) Passing of the Gavel to the 2017 NAICU Board Chair.
  SPEAKERS: 
Marjorie Hass, Ph.D., President, Austin College (TX) and 2016 NAICU Board Chair
Christopher B. Nelson, President, St. John’s College (MD) and 2017 NAICU Board Chair
Richard H. Ekman, Ph.D., President, Council of Independent Colleges
David L. Warren, Ph.D., President, NAICU
   
11:30 a.m. Adjournment
  SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Annual Meeting - February 4-7, 2018
     
11:30 - 2:00 p.m.
 
NAICU Legal Services Review Panel
CLOSED SESSION FOR PANEL MEMBERS ONLY
   
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