Preliminary Program

 
February 3-6, 2019
JW Marriott Washington Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

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Sunday, February 3

Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Registration

Sponsored by  
Noon - 6:OO p.m.

Work Colleges Consortium

CLOSED SESSION FOR CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY

2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Government Relations Academy

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Attendees will hear an in-depth analysis on how several of the major issues actively being discussed in Washington could affect private college campuses in the months and years ahead. 
See session titles and speakers.
6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception: Super Bowl Party

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Kick off the Annual Meeting by relaxing with friends and colleagues, old and new, during the NFL's annual championship game. Food and drink will be available throughout the evening.

Monday, February 4

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 COMMITTEE MEMBERS ONLY  

8:00 a..m. - Noon

Public Relations Academy

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

Attendees of the Public Relations Academy will hear from experts and campus representatives about national perceptions of higher education, dealing with issues of campus culture, and other components of communications strategies and tactics. 
See session titles and speakers.
8:30 a.m. - Noon

NAICUSE Meeting

CLOSED SESSION FOR STATE EXECUTIVES AND THEIR STAFF MEMBERS

NOON - 1:30 p.m.

Monday Luncheon & Lecture:
Engaging the Campus Community: Speech and Intellectual Openness

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Hear about strategies for building campus communities dedicated to the free pursuit of ideas, even when some members of the community may be made uncomfortable by discussions around difficult contemporary debates. This session will help academic leaders to strengthen communities dedicated to the respectful, serious exchange of ideas.
SPEAKER:   
Emily Chamlee-Wright, Ph.D., President and CEO, Institute for Humane Studies
Sponsored by Institute for Humane Studies
 


New Committee Members Luncheon and Briefing

BY INVITATION ONLY

 

NAICUSE Luncheon

CLOSED SESSION FOR STATE EXECUTIVES AND THEIR STAFF MEMBERS

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Coffee Break

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Sponsored by  Kaludis Consulting logo
1:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Convening of the 2019 Annual Meeting 

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

SPEAKERS:
Andrew K. Benton, J.D., President and CEO, Pepperdine University (CA), and Chair, NAICU Board of Directors
David L. Warren, Ph.D., President, NAICU
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION I

Fireside Chat with Lester Holt

Hear one of the nation’s preeminent broadcast journalists discuss the news stories and trends in Washington, across the nation and around the world affecting our lives in an intimate one-on-one conversation.  Veteran newsman and award-winning journalist Lester Holt will be in conversation with Andrew Benton.
SPEAKERS:  
Lester D. Holt, Jr., Anchor, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, and Anchor, NBC Dateline
Andrew K. Benton, J.D., President and CEO, Pepperdine University (CA), and Chair, NAICU Board of Directors
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION II

The Global War Over the Internet

The last few decades have witnessed the growth of an American-sponsored internet open to all, and that has helped tie the world together, bringing wide-ranging benefits to billions. But that was then; conditions have changed.  China has ambitions to remake cyberspace in its own image.  The United States and its allies and trading partners need to pressure Beijing to open up the Chinese market to foreign companies, curb its preferential treatment of Chinese firms, and better protect foreign companies’ intellectual property.  Whatever Washington does, the future of cyberspace will be much less American and much more Chinese.
SPEAKER:                                                 
Gideon Rose, Ph.D., Editor, Foreign Affairs
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Annapolis Group Board of Directors Meeting

CLOSED SESSION FOR ANNAPOLIS GROUP BOARD MEMBERS ONLY

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION III

Political Outlook 2019

Relying on knowledge gained during years as NPR’s Congressional correspondent, Keith makes sense out of what’s happening in Washington, clarifying issues and providing colorful commentary on the stories behind the headlines.
SPEAKER: 
Tamara Keith, White House Correspondent, National Public Radio, and Co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Presentation of the Henry Paley Memorial Award - A 25-Year Retrospective                           

The 33rd Annual Henry Paley Award will be presented to an individual who embodies the spirit of unfailing service toward the students and faculty of independent higher education, 
SPEAKERS:
Patricia A. McGuire, J.D., President, Trinity Washington University, and the 2012 Paley Award Recipient
Christopher B. Nelson, J.D., Senior Contributor to The Imaginative Conservative; Former President, St. Johns College (MD), and the 2015 Paley Award Recipient

David L. Warren, Ph.D., President, NAICU
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

NAICU/NAICUSE Reception Honoring David L. Warren

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Select food stations sponsored by

   Mason Jay Blacher & Assoc logo

After a full day of meetings, unwind, network and compare notes with friends and colleagues, while enjoying a wide array of food and drink,

 
7:00 p.m.

The Annapolis Group Dinner

CLOSED SESSION FOR ANNAPOLIS GROUP MEMBERS ONLY

SPEAKER
Jennifer Kavanagh, Ph.D., Associate Director, Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program, RAND Arroyo Center, Political Scientist at The RAND Corporation and Co-author of Truth Decay
LOCATION:
Crystal Room, Willard Intercontinental Hotel Washington
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 

Tuesday, February 5

 
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

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7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES  

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.

Short Course Sessions 

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

 

Ensuring Financial Health for the Future:  Real-World Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenue, Increase Enrollment, and Manage Cost at Your Institution

Sponsored by  

This interactive, deep-dive session explores a variety of tips, methods, and strategies that can be used to diversify and grow institutional revenue sources, increase enrollments, manage cost, and address other critical business model issues.  Special emphasis is placed on the practical development and implementation strategies.  A three-step system (diagnostics, exploration, and implementation) for identifying key strategic growth building blocks will also be discussed. The ideas in this session will help you align institutional mission and strengths with new financial models for prosperity.  Attendees will leave with a set of clearly articulated strategies and rationales they can utilize at their institution with example strategies that have been implemented with success.
SPEAKER:
Jim Hundrieser, Ph.D., Associate Managing Principal, The Association of Governing Boards, Institutional Strategies

 

Leadership in Crisis
Sponsored by  
Colleges and universities recognize that a strong reputation leads to high quality faculty, the recruitment of a dynamic student body, supportive and active alumni, a competitive edge in research and grants, as well as the support of local communities and government authorities. Given this, presidents and chancellors across the country and around the world have supported increasingly sophisticated and expensive branding campaigns in order to help differentiate their institutions in a competitive marketplace. Yet all of this work, time, and money spent on brand building, has the potential to be completely undone by one major issue or crisis.  While the risk to a school is large, the personal risk to presidents and chancellors is even more significant.  They put your leadership style and your ability to motivate, inspire and drive behavior to the test. However good the best laid plans, the role of leadership is probably the single most important variable in the perceived—and actual—effectiveness of an organization’s response to a crisis.
SPEAKER: 

Simon BarkerManaging Partner, Blue Moon Consulting Group
Lynn Tierney, Senior Advisor, Crisis Leadership, Blue Moon Consulting Group
 

Online = Real Life. New Research Benchmarks the Online Conversation about College Campuses

Sponsored by  

Online conversation is reality, representing the real-life experiences of people all over the world. But do you know what your reality looks like? Understanding your reality is key to developing strategies that resonate with your audience. Campus Sonar’s newest research provides you with data to define your online conversation, conversation volume, and branded content based on comparable schools. The data analysis assessed 52 metrics, including: the amount of conversation, whether it was positive, negative, or neutral, or focused on athletics, prospective students, or alumni−across a sample of 64 representative schools throughout the U.S. This session shares the research and top trends in higher ed social listening that you can use to create actionable outcomes that directly relate to your institution’s strategic goals.

SPEAKER: 
Liz Gross, Ph.D., Founding Director, Campus Sonar

  Survive or Thrive?  Succeeding in Today’s Evolving Higher Education Environment
Sponsored by  

Against the backdrop of recent higher education trends, which we will showcase briefly through industry data, this session will focus on metrics and proactive strategies to help boards, presidents, and leadership teams assess financial and operating risk and develop realistic and actionable responses.  We will explore how a new financial health metric, currently being considered by accrediting bodies, can provide college and university leadership teams with visibility into the relative strategic health of their institutions and enable action before regulatory pressures limit operational options. Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of how the metric applies to private institutions of all sizes and with a menu of actionable responses, based on case studies from the higher education sector.
SPEAKER: 

Haven LaddManaging Director, EY-Parthenon
Kasia LundyManaging Director, EY-Parthenon

9:00 am. - 7:00 p.m.

ADVOCACY DAY

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

2019 Award for Advocacy for Independent Higher Education

The 2019 Award for Advocacy for Independent Higher Education Advocacy will be presented to the founding co-chairs of the Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus.  As departing members of Congress, they will also offer insight into the current political climate in Washington and predications on what the future might bring. Please join us in this important thank-you to these two leaders for our sector.

 
SPEAKERS:

Hon. Michael E. Capuano, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-MA) and founding co-chair of the Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus
 
Hon. Robert W. Goodlatte, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (R-VA) and founding co-chair of the Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus
 

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Advocacy Day Issue Overview

To prepare NAICU members for Advocacy Day visits to Capitol Hill, this session will focus on the key issues college presidents should raise, and how, in their meetings with their legislators.
SPEAKER:
Sarah A. Flanagan, Vice President for Government Relations & Policy Development,
NAICU

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Advocacy Day Visits to Capitol Hill

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

NAICU Board of Directors Meeting

CLOSED SESSION FOR NEW AND CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS ONLY 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Third Annual Congressional
Independent Colleges Caucus Reception

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

You are cordially invited to attend a reception for the Congressional Independent Colleges 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.
LOCATION: Kennedy Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building, Capitol Hill

WEDNESday, February 6

 

7:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Registration

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8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

NAICU Prayer Breakfast: In Search of Enough

TICKET REQUIRED

Andy Benton has spent 45 years helping equip students to excel and pursue success.  In retrospect, he would have preferred to give more attention to helping them find deep, inner satisfaction to equip them to address life's inevitable challenges. Hear his unique observations and insights during NAICU's annual prayer breakfast.

SPEAKER:  

Andrew K. Benton, J.D., President and CEO, Pepperdine University (CA), and Chair, NAICU Board of Directors

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION I

Lunchtime Politics

The editor of a daily email newsletter covering political and issue polling will offer informed insights on the public attitude on the range of public policy issues facing the nation today.
SPEAKER:  
Ronald A. Faucheux, Sr., Ph.D.,  President, Clarus Research Group, and Publisher, Lunchtime Politics

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION II

A Panel Discussion on the Proposed Title IX Regulations

In November, the Education Department released its long-awaited proposed Title IX rule, suggesting significant changes to how campuses deal with sexual assault incidents.  Please join our conversation with three NAICU campus representative as they discuss the institutional response to the changes contained in the proposed rule.
MODERATOR
Jody Feder, Director of Accountability and Regulatory Affairs, NAICU
SPEAKERS:   

David A. Armstrong, J.D., President, St. Thomas University (FL)
Scott Flanagan, Ed.D., President, Edgewood College, (WI)
Dana Scuduto, J.D., Associate General Counsel, Dartmouth College (NH)

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

NAICU Annual Business Meeting

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Agenda includes: Approval of the Public Policy Objectives for the 116th Congress; Approval of the proposed 2018-19 Estimated Revenues from Membership Dues and Budget; Passing of the Chair's Gavel.
SPEAKERS: 
Jo Allen, Ph.D., President, Meredith College (NC), and 2019 Chair, NAICU Board of Directors
Andrew K. Benton, J.D., President and CEO, Pepperdine University (CA), and 2017-18 Chair, NAICU Board of Directors
Richard Ekman, Ph.D., President, Council of Independent Colleges
David L. Warren, Ph.D., President, NAICU

11:30 a.m.

Adjournment

SAVE THE DATE:  2020 Annual Meeting - February 2-5, 2020

11:30 a.m.

NAICU Legal Services Review Panel

CLOSED SESSION FOR PANEL MEMBERS ONLY

 

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