Preliminary Program

 

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


 

 

Sunday, February 4

 
     
Noon-6:00 p.m. Registration  
   
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

 

 

6:00-8:30 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 5

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

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

   
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 and Open Inquiry on Campus: Preparing for the Inevitable
OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

The question of campus free speech increasingly has offered new and pressing challenges to academic leaders, who are often forced by 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 on your campus and in the midst of controversy. By considering the legal precedents and basic principles that apply to free speech on campus, and through a series of case studies that analyze administrative responses to such controversies as have arisen, academic leaders 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)

   
  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
   
1:30-2:00 p.m. Coffee Break        
     
2:00-2:45 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
   
2:45-3:45 p.m. PLENARY SESSION I:  The Changing Nature of the Political and Economic Landscape and What Lies Ahead
  The political environment in the Trump era 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 Cohost of Election Watch, American Enterprise Institute;  Contributing editor and columnist, National Journal and The Atlantic; and Chairman of the Campaign Legal Center.
   
3:45-4:45 p.m. PLENARY SESSION II:  The Artificial Intelligence Economy and the Robot-Proof Graduate,
  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 are 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.  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 human professionals. [See: Are Colleges Preparing Students for the Automated future of Work? (Washington Post, Nov. 17, 2017)]
  SPEAKER:  
Joseph E. Aoun, Ph.D., President, Northeastern University (MA)
Michael Rogers, Futurist and Columnist, MSNBC
   
4:45-5:45 p.m. PLENARY SESSION II:  TBA
   
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.
   
  

Tuesday, February 6

     
7:30-11:15 a.m. Registration  
   
7:30-8:30 am. 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)
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 who 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., Associated Management Principal, AGB Institutional Strategies
                    

     
    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:  TBA
     
9:00-5:00 p.m. ADVOCACY DAY
   
9:00-10:00 a.m. SESSION ICapitol Hill Perspectives on Higher Education Issues
Hear Members of Congress discuss their perspective on some o the issues facing America's colleges and universities.
  SPEAKER: Hon. Roy Blunt, U.S. Senator (R-MO)
   
10:00-11:00 a. m. SESSION II: - 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
   
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
   
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Second Annual Congressional Independent College Caucus Reception
OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES
You are cordially invited to attend a reception for 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.

LOCATION: Kennedy Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building, Capitol Hill

   
 

Wednesday, February 7

 
     
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.
  
   
9:15-11:00 a.m PLENARY SESSIONS I & II - TBA
   
11:00-11:30 a.m. NAICU Annual Business Meeting
  Agenda items include: (1.) Approval of the proposed 2018-19 Estimated Revenues from Membership Dues and Budget, (2.) 
  SPEAKERS: 
Andrew K. Benton, J.D., President and CEO, Pepperdine University (CA) and Chair, NAICU Board of Directors
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: 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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