Preliminary Program

 

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NAICU offers this Preliminary Program for travel planning purposes. Please check back often for updates.


 

Sunday, February 4

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

CLOSED SESSION FOR CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY

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

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  From tax reform to the higher education act reauthorization, colleges and universities have been in the spotlight on Capitol Hill for the past three months.  Government Relations Academy attendees will hear an in-depth analysis on how these two pieces of legislation could affect private college campuses in the months and years ahead. See session titles and speakers.
 

 

6:00-8:30 p.m. Opening Reception: Super Bowl Party

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Sponsored by  

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 5

     
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration  
  Sponsored by  
   
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: Free Speech & Open Inquiry on Campus: Preparing for the Inevitable
SESSION IS FULL, PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Sponsored by 


The question of campus free speech increasingly has offered new and pressing challenges to academic leaders who are often forced to address thorny legal and moral issues in fast-moving and potentially dangerous circumstances.  In this session, our speakers will discuss how college and university leaders might think about these questions, both before they arise and in the midst of controversy. In addition, the legal precedents and basic principles that apply to free speech on campus will be considered, through a series of case studies that analyze administrative responses to such controversies. Attendees will be offered a way of thinking through these issues that could help to save time, money, and institutional prestige when controversy comes to campus.
SPEAKERS:
Donald A. Downs, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
George Waldner, Ph.D.President Emeritus, York College (PA)

   
  New Presidents Luncheon
BY INVITATION ONLY
   
  New Committee Members Luncheon and Briefing
BY INVITATION ONLY
   
1:30-2:00 p.m. Coffee Break        
 
OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES
Sponsored by  
     
2:15-2:30 p.m. Convening of the 2018 Annual Meeting 
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
   
2:30-3:30 p.m. PLENARY SESSION I:  The Changing Nature of the Political and Economic Landscape and What Lies Ahead
  The political environment following the first year of the Trump Administration will be the focus of comments by one of Washington's leading political commentators, and co-author of ONE NATION AFTER TRUMP: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported.  
  SPEAKER:  
Norman J. Ornstein, Ph.D., Resident Scholar and Co-host of Election Watch, American Enterprise Institute;  Contributing Editor and Columnist, National Journal and The Atlantic; and Chairman of the Campaign Legal Center.
   
3:30-4:30 p.m. PLENARY SESSION II:  Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  In the future, robots will replace humans in the workplace, not only in manufacturing but also white-collar jobs. Colleges today must begin to prepare students for their professional lives, while the professions themselves may be disappearing. In Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Joseph Aoun explores the development of artificial intelligence, and what colleges can do to better prepare students for the workplace of the future. In a moderated session, Aoun will discuss the framework for a new discipline, humanics, which builds on humanity’s innate strengths, and prepares students to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside humans.
[See: Are Colleges Preparing Students for the Automated future of Work? (Washington Post, Nov. 17, 2017)
  MODERATOR:
Michael Rogers, Futurist-in-Residence, The New York Times, and Columnist, NBC.com
SPEAKER:  
Joseph E. Aoun, Ph.D., President, Northeastern University (MA)
   
4:30-5:30 p.m. PLENARY SESSION III:  Can the Higher Education Community and  Republicans Work Together?
  Congressional action on tax reform, higher education act reauthorization, and the 2018 federal budget will like result in many reforms and adjustments that will significantly impact the nation's private colleges and universities. Some observers have theorized that conservatives are waging a war on higher education. Noted conservative Michael Steele will discuss the steps necessary for the higher education community and conservatives to work together.
  SPEAKER:  
Michael S. Steele, Co-host of The Steele & Ungar Show, SiriusXM; Former Chair, Republican National Committee (2009-2011) and Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland (2003-07)
   
5:30-6:00 p.m. Presentation of the Henry Paley Memorial Award                           
The 32nd 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, 
   
6:00-7:00 p.m.

NAICU/NAICUSE Reception

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES
Select food stations sponsored by      

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

Tuesday, February 6

     
7:30-11:15 a.m. Registration  
  Sponsored by  
   
7:30-8:30 a.m. Complimentary 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.

 
Sponsor Short Course Sessions (four sessions)
OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES
Hear higher education experts offer in-depth perspectives on the major trends influencing higher education. 
   
 

 

Digital Innovation: Driving Greater Access and Stronger Business Models 

Sponsored by 

Changing enrollment demographics and a need to diversify higher education revenue increase the need for digital innovation and digital pedagogies, including credential or certificate opportunities through multiple delivery platforms.  In this session, the impact of digital innovation on student access to higher education, and the power of these new delivery models to improve an institution’s business model will be discussed. The session will also explore practices of institutions that have adopted changing technologies, lessons learned from these institutions, and individuals who can play key roles in supporting new technologies on campus.
SPEAKER:
Jim Hundrieser, Ph.D., Associate Managing Principal, AGB Institutional Strategies                    

     
    Technology’s Role in Student Success and Retention

Sponsored by 

In today's increasingly competitive higher education market, technology is a game changer that can make the difference between students achieving their educational goals or dropping out. Too often technology investment decisions are made without considering the goals and expectations of today's digitally native students. But when technology aligns with those needs, it can improve student outcomes while also increasing net tuition revenue and decreasing expenditures for your institution. In this session, you will learn about technology's changing role in student success, and how to position your institution's investments to attract and retain more students.

SPEAKER:   Mahendran Jawaharlal, President, CampusWorks
     
   
Online College Students 2017: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences
Sponsored by 
An estimated 20.5 million students attended college in 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. And according to EdTech, one-quarter of college students are enrolled in online courses. At a time when higher education enrollments are flattening or even declining, online education remains a bright spot. But to stand out in an increasingly competitive marketplace, colleges and universities need to understand how to best serve online students.  A recent survey developed by The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research reveals the value that online learning provides, how mobile technology affects online learning, the most popular fields of study, and more.
SPEAKERS:
Jay Hatcher, Senior Vice President of Business Development & General Counsel, Learning House
Andrew J. Magda, Manager of Market Research, Learning House
     
   
Evolving Best Practices for Effective Alignment & Executive Retention
Sponsored by 
The environment for private independent colleges and universities continues to evolve, creating opportunities and challenges around strategic planning, financial management, student enrollment, program evaluation and planning, faculty engagement, philanthropy, and more.  Coupled with heightened board expectations, increasing time commitments, further government intrusion, parental expectations, and increased competition for talent, these factors narrow the margin of error available to navigate towards sustainable success. This session examines how institutions are re-evaluating or designing processes to be prepared to address these challenges constructively and collaboratively. The presentation will examine ways to approach critical issues in a more interconnected way:  Board oversight and a robust committee structure, strategic plans translated in operational objectives aligned with the goals of the president and president’s cabinet, effective performance evaluation, executive retention strategies including deferred compensation and continuous leadership development, and proactive stakeholder communication.
SPEAKER: 
Mary Pat Seurkamp, Ph.D.Senior Consultant, Yaffe & Co. 
John K. Tolmie, Senior Vice President and Senior Consultant, Yaffe & Co.
     
9:00-7:00 p.m. ADVOCACY DAY
   
9:00-9:30 a.m. SESSION I:  Capitol Hill Perspectives from a Member of the Senate Majority
Sen. Roy Blunt (a former NAICU member) is one of only three Senators who was a college president before assuming his current office.  As the chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the federal student aid programs, he will share his insights into the key issues of the day—both for Congress and for colleges
  SPEAKER: 
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Chair, Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, & Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations
   
9:30-10:00 a.m. SESSION II:  Capitol Hill Perspectives from a Member of the House Minority
  Rep. Derek Kilmer is a rising voice among the House Democrats, and in his third term has already been named to the Appropriations Committee.  He will provide a view of the workings of official Washington from a member who was first elected to Congress in 2012.
  SPEAKER: 
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior and Environment and Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science.
   
10:00-10:45 a.m. SESSION III: - Advocacy Day Issue Overview
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 A. Flanagan, Vice President for Government Relations & Policy Development, NAICU
   
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 executive before scheduling private visits. 
   
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

NAICU Board of Directors Meeting
CLOSED SESSION FOR NEW AND CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS ONLY 
LOCATION: Willard Room, Intercontinental Willard Washington Hotel,
1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

   
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Second 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

  REMARKS:
U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-MA), Member, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Co-chair, Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus
U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chair, House Judiciary Committee, and Co-chair, Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus
David L. Warren, Ph.D., President, NAICU
 

Wednesday, February 7

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

TICKET REQUIRED

The Association’s Annual Prayer Breakfast offers leaders of campuses and organizations with a religious mission and others to gather for fellowship and reflection.
SPEAKER:  Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., President, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)  
   
9:15-10:00 a.m SESSION ISabato's Crystal Ball:  A View of the American Political Scene
  As the American political scene continues to churn, one of the nation's most accurate election prognosticators and political observers will offer his unique perspective on Congress and the Trump Administration.
  SPEAKER: Larry J. Sabato, Ph.D. Professor of Politics and Director of the Center for Politics, University of Virginia
   
10:00-11:00 a.m SESSION II:  Challenges and Opportunities for a First Year President
  Assuming the leadership of a private college or university can be a daunting challenge.  Tasks faced during the first year include setting a vision for the institution and learning to manage the often competing demands of board members, faculty, staff and students, while continuing to seek adequate revenues and manage expenses.  In a moderated session, learn how one first-year president navigated the highs and lows of a college presidency.
  MODERATOR:
David L. Warren, Ph.D., President, NAICU
SPEAKER: 
Sylvia M. Burwell, President, American University (DC), and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2014-17)
   
11:00-11:30 a.m. NAICU Annual Business Meeting
  Agenda includes: Approval of the proposed 2018-19 Estimated Revenues from Membership Dues and Budget
  SPEAKERS: 
Andrew K. Benton, J.D., President and CEO, Pepperdine University (CA), and 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: 2019 Annual Meeting - February 3-6, 2019
     
11:30-2:00 p.m.
 
NAICU Legal Services Review Panel
CLOSED SESSION FOR PANEL MEMBERS ONLY
   
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