2013 Academic Affairs Winter Meeting

Thursday, February 7, 2013 to Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Grand Hotel Marriott • Point Clear, Alabama

"Leading Change: Approaches to Institutional Transformation"

Please join us for another stimulating and challenging professional development conference, set in the context of the enormous disruption and change now occurring in higher education. Our Red Balloon Project, launched in July 2010, has focused for the past two years on the challenges and changes across the higher education landscape, with particular attention to the threats and vulnerabilities of our AASCU institutions. Several of the past few Academic Affairs Meetings have detailed the rapid changes in higher education, and have also described some of the innovations that various AASCU campuses are developing to transform their institutions to respond to a new environment.

About the Conference

The 2013 Academic Affairs Winter Meeting will continue our focus on how AASCU institutions can thrive in the dramatically changing landscape of higher education in the 21st century. We will feature plenary, featured and concurrent sessions that describe innovative models and approaches to educate more students, to higher learning outcomes, at lower cost. We will also focus in this meeting on the specific leadership approaches and strategies that are most effective in fostering institutional transformation.

In addition to the core programming around leadership and transformation, we will continue to have program sessions that address the broad range of responsibilities of the chief academic officer, including curriculum, faculty, teacher education, budgeting, international education, and a variety of other topics. We will also host a number of leadership program activities, including a New Provost Workshop and a special session on search strategies and tactics. The American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) will provide programming for this year’s participants in the Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) and the Becoming a Provost Academy (BAPA).

This will be a rich program with substantive content that responds to the concerns of leaders at many levels in our AASCU-member institutions. We hope to see many of you there.

For questions about the Academic Affairs Winter Meeting, please contact:
Jill M. Gately
Manager, ALC Meetings and Outreach Programs
(202) 478-4668

Schedule top


Thursday, February 7

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Salon C
Becoming a Provost Academy (by invitation for those who have signed up for the year-long BAPA program) (lunch included)

9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Magnolia 1
Special Program for the University of Comoros Delegation

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Salon A
Pre-Conference Workshop: Workshop for New Provosts (free of charge for registered attendees, RSVP required)
A workshop for provosts who have been in their role for less than a year.
Presenters: Jane M. Gates, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Western Connecticut University; Jaimie Hebert, Sam Houston State University (Texas); and Barbara Lyman, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Shippensburg University (Pa.)

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Magnolia 3
Pre-Conference Workshop: Enhancing P-12 Partnerships—Strategies for Building Campus-Wide Commitment
The workshop will use the experience of the two facilitators to focus on strategies for building strong university/P-12 partnerships in order to strengthen and enhance the entire education continuum from early childhood through college. Special emphasis will be placed on the leadership role of chief academic officers in developing and executing campus-wide strategies designed to support university involvement with P-12 education as well as institutionalizing this work as a major campus priority. The facilitators will draw upon their recent publication, Becoming an Engaged Campus (Jossey-Bass, 2011) and the recent report of the AASCU Task Force on College Readiness, Serving America’s Future: Increasing College Readiness.
Facilitators: James C. Votruba, President Emeritus and Professor of Educational Leadership and Gail Wells, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northern Kentucky University

1 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Salon B
Red Balloon Steering Committee Meeting (by invitation)

3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Magnolia 4
Opening Plenary

The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera
A look at the evolution of the Alabama/Florida Panhandle Gulf Coast since World War II—what it was then and how it became what it is today.
Presenter: Harvey H. (Hardy) Jackson, Eminent Scholar in History, Jacksonville State University (Ala.)

Leading on Behalf of the College Readiness Challenge
Our nation confronts a crisis that threatens our future. Too many students are completing their P-12 education unprepared for either college or career. Drawing on the recent report of the AASCU Task Force on College Readiness, this session will address the nature of the college readiness challenge and the important role that AASCU institutions can play in enhancing P-12 education performance. The session highlights the critical leadership role that chief academic officers must play if progress is to be achieved.
Presenter: James C. Votruba, President Emeritus and Professor of Educational Leadership, Northern Kentucky University

5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom North
Opening Reception and Dinner (sponsored by Rosetta Stone Education)

7:15 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.  
Salon C
AALI Current and Former Program Participants in ELA, Provosts to Presidents and BAPA
On Transitions: Preparing for and Living the First 100 Days
This session follows the opening reception and it is not a dinner.
Facilitator: Ann Die Hasselmo, President, AALI
Presenter:  Sandra J. Jordan, Chancellor, University of South Carolina Aiken; Provost to President Class of 2009-2010 


Friday, February 8

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Grand Ballroom North

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom North
Networking Breakfast  

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Women Provosts Breakfast Meeting
Facilitators:  Angela Brenton, Provost and Carol Burton, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Western Carolina University (N.C.) 
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Magnolia 4
Plenary: STEM Workforce Development— Regional Manufacturing Needs
For the first time in two decades, the manufacturing sector in the US is growing. There are currently 600,000 manufacturing jobs vacant nationwide, with more than 50 percent of employers reporting moderate to severe shortages of scientists and industrial, manufacturing and product design engineers. In this session, strategies for meeting the needs of regional manufacturers are reviewed, followed by a panel discussion to project what campuses need to do to prepare for a more responsive dialog with employers.
Moderator: Richard Dunfee, Executive Director, Grants Resource Center, AASCU
Presenter: Jennifer McNelly, President, The Manufacturing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers
Panelists: Glen Cope, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Missouri-St Louis; Devinder Malhotra, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, St. Cloud State University (Minn.); and Robert English, Associate Dean, Indiana State University 

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom North
Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. - Noon 
Featured Sessions

Salon A
Featured Session: On the Backs of Mightiest- Undergraduate Research as Transformative Innovation
As one of the noted "high impact" practices, undergraduate research has the potential to significantly advance both institutional objectives as well as long-term graduate outcomes. This panel proposes to address issues around implementation of a credible undergraduate research program. Presenters discuss strategic implications involved in the institution’s cultural transformation toward an expansion of undergraduate research. Next, panelists explore possible personnel and budgetary structural adaptations necessary to establish a sustainable undergraduate research program. Panelists present two successful case study approaches and offer suggestions, recommendations, experiences, and pitfalls encountered in implementing a campus undergraduate research program.
Presenters: Chris Crawford, Assistant Provost for Quality Management; Robert Scott, Dean, College of Education and Technology; and Greg Farley, Professor, Department of Biology, Fort Hays State University (Kan.)
Steven Trout, Chair, Department of English, University of South Alabama

Salon B
Featured Session: Complete College America in Georgia: Diverse Perspectives, Activities and Successes
The Complete College America project in Georgia is being coordinated by the governor's office, and the chancellor of the University System of Georgia has made this a top priority for system institutions. Presenters in this panel have all produced and evaluated plans and now are in the process of early implementation. Hear from representatives from four different level institutions about their plans, activities and early successes.
Presenters: Michael Crafton, Provost, Clayton State University (Ga.); Timothy Renick, Associate Provost, Georgia State University; Scot Lingrell, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of West Georgia; Sandra S. Stone, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dalton State College (Ga.); and Tonya Strickland, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bainbridge College (Ga.)

Salon C
Featured Session: New Metrics for a New Age
California State University (CSU) Northridge actually uses assessment data and discussions about the institution to make change. The system interweaves benchmarks developed out of national data sets, the CLA and NSSE, CSU data, college/department assessments and job/salary history of graduates. This session discusses the design, integration, some findings and assessment politics.
Presenter: Harold Hellenbrand, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California State University, Northridge

Salon D
Featured Session: Leading Change—Optimizing Student Success through Analytics
Optimizing student success requires intelligent investment in a new gold standard in analytics that will improve performance, productivity and institutional effectiveness. The presenter’s research identifies best practices in leading institutions and vendor products; identifies key gaps in organizational capacity in analytics; and features a toolkit for building organizational capacity in analytics. Speakers invite audience participation in discussions about how to access and learn from the best practices in the Toolkit for Building Organizational Capacity in Analytics in Higher Education which includes match-up tools, case studies of best practices in comparable institutions, and partnerships/collaborations with vendors and other institutions. Also discussed are crafting strategies for analytics-optimized student success that are aligned with and embedded in other university strategies.
Presenters: Linda L. Baer, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Minnesota State University and Donald Norris, President, Strategic Initiatives

Featured Session: CORE—Catalysts for P-20 Educational Transformation
Factors supporting real transformational change are present in northeast Alabama, where more than 30 K-12 systems are partnering with Jacksonville State University to improve college and career readiness through engaged student learning. Collaboration has led to partnership building and professional development for administrators, IT directors, teachers and faculty. Central to educational transformation is the preparation of teachers and general education faculty in higher education. This session focuses on the inter-related components that have formed a cohesive approach to collaborative transformation. Presenters discuss their informed, strategic approach to transformational change that is CORE, collaborative regional education.
Presenters: Becky Turner, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs; Vinson Houston, Vice President for Information Technology; Alicia Simmons, Executive Director, Institutional Planning and Research; John Hammett, Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies; Lisa Williams, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Jacksonville State University (Ala.); and Matt Akin, Superintendent, Piedmont Schools (Ala.) 

Magnolia 1
Featured Session:  Strengthening the Nonprofit Sector via an Alliance
The nonprofit sector is in desperate need to hire well-trained professionals. Discuss a competency-based model that is working across 50 campuses across the US. These campuses collaborate to improve their curriculum, measure student progress and get them hired straight out of college. It includes service learning, professional development and community outreach. Attend this session to learn how to attract more students, have closer ties to your community and grant a nationally recognized certificate that aims for >90 percent hiring rates.
Presenter: Michael Cruz, President, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

Magnolia 2 
Featured Session: Elite Education for the Masses—The Process for Adopting the Liberal Arts at a Regional State Institution
This session explores the processes involved in moving an academic community towards the adoption of a liberal arts curriculum. First, is a discussion of the approaches used to gain faculty buy-in. Next, is an overview of the structural changes needed to support the incorporation of a new curriculum. Finally, there is a discussion of the on-going processes involved in sustaining the new curriculum model.
Presenter:  Brenda Allen, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Winston-Salem State University (N.C.)

Noon – 2 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own

12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
AALI Current and Former Program Participants in ELA, Provosts to Presidents, and BAPA Lunch
 (RSVP requested)
Cabinet Structure, Cabinet Dynamics, and Building a Cabinet
Facilitator:  Ann Die Hasselmo, President, AALI
Presenter:  Sandra J. Jordan, Chancellor, University of South Carolina Aiken; Provost to President Class of 2009-2010 

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Salon B
Sponsor Lunch: Crawl, Walk, RunA 3-step Approach to Saving Your Students Thousands (RSVP required)
Note: Open to the first 25 respondents
Moody's just rated the near term outlook for higher ed as bleak. Yet, our partner schools are saving their students hundreds of thousands of dollars each semester, providing personalized content, and seeing improvements in course completion. Join us for a dialogue over lunch to discuss how college leaders are seizing the economic and political climate by adapting a "crawl, walk, run" approach to redefining the textbook into an affordable, personalized learning resource that supports their institution's goals of improving student success. Attendees are encouraged to join the discussion by sharing their unique challenges and success stories in this area.
Facilitators: Jeff Shelstad, Founder and Virginia Guariglia, Account Manager, Flat World Knowledge 

12:15 p.m.- 1:45 p.m.
Salon C
Lunch for Provosts of Color
Moderator: Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, City University of New York, York College

2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Salon A
Concurrent Session: Innovative Faculty Compensation and Scheduling for Summer and Winter Online Sessions
Over the past two years, Southeast Missouri State University (SMSU) has instituted an online winter intersession and expanded the summer online program. In both sessions, SMSU instituted a new compensation model, pro-rated on enrollment, to ensure cost effectiveness. Presenters changed the scheduling plan: Instead of a fixed budget for summer courses, they allowed departments to open additional sections of any course that reached capacity. The result has been significant growth in the summer despite changes in Pell funding, and a rapidly growing winter intersession. Surveys show high faculty and student satisfaction with both sessions. The growing programs have little or no impact on regular semester enrollments, and fees have produced significant additional income after instructional costs.
Presenters: Dave Starrett, Dean of Academic Information Services and Allen Gathman, Associate Dean for Online Learning, Southeast Missouri State University

Salon B
Concurrent Session: Committing to Stewards of PlaceExamining the Durability of Civic Engagement Change Efforts
Stewards of Place (SoP) articulates an important regional engagement role for comprehensive universities. A variety of activities and initiatives have been undertaken to institutionalize commitments to SoP on AASCU campuses. Much has been written about what it takes to embed such efforts into academic life however less scholarship exists exploring the full evolution of these efforts. Specifically, what happens to these commitments over time, especially after administrative leadership and priorities change? As described by the Red Balloon Project, public universities are undergoing a time of intense disruption. This research project examines the evolution of civic commitments on three AASCU campuses, each at different points in the institutionalization process, and offers findings that illuminate strategies for upholding the SoP efforts amidst the challenges facing public higher education.
Presenters: Matthew Hartley, Associate Professor, Higher Education and Cecilia M. Orphan, PhD Student, Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania

Salon C
Concurrent Session:  Transforming in an Age of Disruption
This session describes how institutions need to respond to disruptive forces in two ways: 1) by focusing on reinventing their legacy programs and 2) creating new programs, experiences and revenue streams made possible by disruptions. The session discusses changes in strategy, business models and emerging practices made possible by disruption. It also provides guidance on changes in institutional planning processes, combining strategy, innovation and organizational development, all linked by analytics. This session builds on a background white paper, shared with participants before the conference. 
Presenters:  Linda L. Baer, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Minnesota State University and Donald Norris, President, Strategic Initiatives

Salon D
Concurrent Session: MOOC-tastic or MOOC-trocious? Exploring the Academic Value of Higher Education’s Latest Trend
As MOOCs explode onto the higher education landscape, American colleges and universities are rushing to jump on the distance learning bandwagon. But amid the hype, these ventures have also raised a number of legitimate questions. For example, does a university's brand necessarily equate to quality teaching, especially in the online environment? Likewise, does the rapidly emerging xMOOC model exploit the power of technology to promote effective learning (as its predecessor, the cMOOC, did)? And do the courses and certifications offered actually meet the needs of MOOC participants? Aldridge takes a closer look at these issues, while also suggesting ways to use the open online concept to enhance our own institutional missions.
Presenter: Susan C. Aldridge, Senior Fellow, AASCU

Concurrent Session:  The New York Times in Leadership Across the Curriculum 
The New York Times in Leadership is designed to provide educators and students with opportunities to connect leadership concepts to real world examples. This project's vision is a community engaged in issues of the day via news articles, discussion questions, video conferences and other interactions to expand understanding of how leadership works in the 21st century. This project centers on five key components: 1) civic engagement 2) global leadership 3) business leadership 4) non-profit leadership and 5) policy & politics. Additionally, the goals of The New York Times in Leadership include: • Impelling students to think more deeply about the practice of effective leadership; • Aiding students to be more articulate about and skilled in leadership roles; • Leveraging leadership as an interdisciplinary field engaging people around events and ideas; and • Using journalism to illustrate effective and ineffective Leadership examples. 
Presenters: Carlos Vargas-Aburto, Provost and Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; and Kevin Cappallo and Lynn Hall, National Education Directors, The New York Times 

Magnolia 1
Concurrent Session:  Building Academic Partnerships with the University of Comoros
Presenter:  Ibrahim Mohamed Rachadi, President, University of Comoros

Magnolia 2
Discussion Session: Incentivizing Change 
During each set of concurrent sessions, we have reserved a place for an open discussion of a topic of current interest. A discussion facilitator will lead the discussion but there will be no presentation. Come join one of these discussions to hear what others are thinking, and to share your own experiences and insights.
Facilitator: Houston Davis, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

2:45 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Grand Ballroom North
Refreshment Break

3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Salon A
Concurrent Session: Partnering for ChangeFaculty Excellence Centers and University Leaders Working together for Transformational Change
Institutions seeking transformational change need more than a top-down mandate to achieve desired outcomes. Institutional change requires faculty support and faculty support requires transparent and engaging opportunities to understand and participate in making that change happen. University leaders and Centers for Faculty Excellence can partner to play critical roles in leading and supporting institutional change. This session explores several programs that have been successfully implemented to: 1) orient all new faculty members over the first year to the campus culture and its expectations and provide them with the skills and equipping necessary to be successful; 2) provide large-scale campus-wide equipping opportunities that seek to engage everyone in the desired outcomes and change; and 3) establish of a personnel evaluation processes that follows-up and provides accountability. 
Presenters: Christopher Markwood, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Bradley Shope, Director of Center for Faculty Excellence, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Salon B
Concurrent Session: Advancing Institutional Change through Support of Pedagogical Innovation
Supporting an atmosphere of change, Jacksonville State University is moving from a traditional university to a forward-looking, learning-centered, 21st century institution. As we implement changes to enhance flexible learning, we are increasing the amount of project-based learning and assessment, along with more hands-on activities and experiential learning. This compulsion for change, initiated with our Red Balloon Project, draws power from faculty engagement and enthusiasm, as well as administrative support. It seeks new approaches and collaborations across disciplines through updating of learning support technologies. Speakers share how these changes are becoming the accepted standard at JSU, recounting several significant projects that cover a range of academic disciplines and sharing examples, such as redesign of the classroom into a charismatic center, where student collaboration is continuously encouraged. 
Presenters: Lisa Williams, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Lou Reinisch, Head, Department of Physical and Earth Sciences, Jacksonville State University (Ala.)

Salon C
Concurrent Session: AALI BAPA Program—The Essential Ingredients of an Effective CFO/Provost Team
Presenters:  Kathy M. Mangels, Vice President for Finance & Administration, Southeast Missouri State University; ELA Class of 2012-2013
Ronald Rosati, Provost, Southeast Missouri State University; BAPA Class of 2010-2011 Mentor

Salon D
Concurrent Session: Mathematics Partnership Program—A Red Balloon Initiative

Framed under the auspices of the Red Balloon Project, the Math Partnership Program (MaPP) brings together college and high school professionals to enhance the college readiness of high school students through improving the content knowledge of teachers. MaPP is the manifestation of a philosophical shift in the pedagogical perspective of our faculty as we redefine our influence and responsibility to reach students beyond the formally defined four years of college study. The intent of our program is to better serve the 21st century student. MaPP is increasing student engagement in response to greater expectations of learning; responding to the current economic climate; using technology as a featured resource; and redesigning the role of the 21st century faculty member.
Presenters: Judith Vogel, Associate Professor of Mathematics; Bradley Forrest, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; and Dennis Weiss, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 

Concurrent Session: Global Challenges National Blended Learning Course and eBook
Global Challenges: Promise and Peril in the 21st Century is a first of its kind collaborative effort of AASCU’s  American Democracy Project (ADP) and the AASCU Global Engagement Scholars, comprised of teaching faculty from 11 AASCU institutions. This Red Balloon Project uses the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Seven Revolutions content as a curricular framework for educating globally competent citizens. It also aims to respond to three critical challenges facing higher education in the 21st century: the need to better engage students; to make more effective use of advances in technology; and to more efficiently allocate increasingly scarce resources. The collaboration has produced a teaching toolkit, a national course, an eBook and a series of institutes and workshops. The national course design relies on the most recent research on blended learning models, combining the best of online and face-to-face educational approaches. Offered in the Epsilen eLearning environment, the fully customizable turnkey course allows for shared course content, social and professional networking, course administration, data analytics and access to The New York Times digital content repository. Piloted in spring 2012, this groundbreaking national blended learning model course serves as a template for further national blended learning model courses. The eBook, published by Sourcebooks and piloted in fall 2012, makes effective use of emerging technologies to engage students with up-to-date material. The Teaching Toolkit, institutes, workshops and web collaborative spaces are all designed to stimulate collaboration between colleagues across campuses and disciplines toward common interdisciplinary learning objectives. In this session, the national global challenges project coordinator, the interim chair of the Global Engagement Scholars, and ADP’s national manager discuss the collaborative effort.
Presenters: Shala Mills, Chair and Professor of Political Science and National Coordinator, Global Challenges Course, Fort Hays State University (Kan.); Keisha L. Hoernner, Associate Dean & Professor, University College, Kennesaw State University (Ga.); and Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, ADP, AASCU

Magnolia 1
Concurrent Session: AASCU and Cisco—Using Technology for Change
AASCU and Cisco have created a partnership driven by a joint desire to help public universities respond—rather than react—to a very challenging new environment. We began our partnership in 2012 with three “National Conversations,” using Cisco’s TelePresence equipment to bring together experts from all over the United States. The National Conversations last year focused on data and learning analytics; course redesign; and institutional transformation. In each of these 3-hour discussions, we identified the best practitioners we could find from public, private or for-profit organizations. The results of those conversations shaped the content of our subsequent AASCU national meetings, and launched several initiatives. In Phase II of the project in 2013, we are hosting a series of campus conversations for AASCU presidents and their teams, once again using Cisco TelePresence technology. We will host three 2-hour conversations this spring, beginning in March. Each of the conversations will include between 10 and 12 campus teams, talking to each other about how we respond to the rapidly changing world of MOOCs, free materials, student learning outcomes, and a host of other challenges. These National Conversations will capture the rich ideas and insightful perspectives of many thought leaders in our community. The goal of the project is to help prepare our AASCU institutions to not only survive but thrive in this new century. This concurrent session serves as an opportunity to help design and shape those conversations. 
Presenter: Ian Temple, Director, Transformation & Strategy , Cisco Education

Magnolia 2
Discussion Session: Using Accreditation and Other External Tools for Internal Change
During each set of Concurrent Sessions, we have reserved a place for an open discussion of a topic of current interest. A discussion facilitator will lead the discussion but there will be no presentation. Come join one of these discussions to hear what others are thinking, and to share your own experiences and insights.
Facilitator:  Sunny Ohia, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas Southern University

Magnolia 6
Concurrent Session:  Cross-Institutional Collaboration as a Tool for TransformationImproving College Affordability, Student Retention, and Connectedness
In the Spring 2011, the Kaleidoscope project was awarded a Next Generation Learning Challenge (NGLC) Grant. Multi-level leadership—across eight higher education institutions (four year, two year, public and private), profit and nonprofit entities, faculty grassroots, staff and administration—resulted in improving student learning, reducing textbook cost (via Open Education Resources), and connecting individuals within and across institutions to become a collaborative team. NGLC awarded a follow-up grant (as of October 2012) based upon the strong commitment, impressive results, ability to scale project, and potential wide impact of the program. Hear how connective leadership occurred in this new approach, the innovations that created the opportunity for change and the cross-institutional collaboration process.  
Presenters: Charles Snare, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Chadron State College (Neb.); Amber Gilewski, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Tompkins Cortland Community College (Neb.); and Kim Thanos, Founder and CEO, Lumen

4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Salon A
Concurrent Session: Developing a 21st Century GraduateCreating Language Options in Business Schools
As economies become more interdependent, the intersection of languages and cultures is inevitable. In fact, 65 percent of business executives in a recent study stated language barriers existed between their companies’ managers and other workers. This session reviews recent insights on the language skills U.S. business school graduates need to possess and propose a framework business schools can use to integrate language into their programs. Join Rosetta Stone as we explore how to create language program options in business schools.
Presenters:  Rob Mercer, Vice President, North American Institutional Sales and Shelley Patterson, Chief Academic Officer, North American Higher Education, Rosetta Stone

Salon B
Concurrent Session: University Transformation and Presidential Goals—Three University Units’ Responses to Change
Initiatives of Western New Mexico University's (WNMU) Extended University, specifically the Virtual Campus team, over the last six years have resulted in impressive increases in enrollment and access. Growth from under 20 students per semester to around 300 students in one program resulted in the formation of a new department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Online offerings have enhanced some programs and saved others, as recruitment of students on the ground can be unreliable. Growth in online learning has also changed WNMU's attention to quality, assessment of learning outcomes, and accessibility. Movement online has enhanced WNMU's evaluation of what the univeristy does. Hear the transformational efforts of WNMU's Virtual Campus and Interdisciplinary Studies programs and about new, campus-wide efforts to spark course redesign.
Presenters: Jennifer Coleman, Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of Psychology; Dabareh Vowell, Assistant Professor of Faculty Development; Katherine Warren, Associate Dean, Virtual Campus and Donna Rees, Dean, Extended University, Western New Mexico University

Salon C
Concurrent Session:  AALI BAPA Program—What Every Advancement Professional Wishes Their Provost and President Knew About Fundraising
Facilitator:  Ann Die Hasselmo, President, AALI
Presenter:  Neal Weaver, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, West Texas A&M University; ELA Class of 2012-2013

Salon D
Concurrent Session: Utilizing a Systems Approach to Increase Access and Decrease Costs: The Evolution of the Electronic Core Curriculum (eCore) in the University System of Georgia
The University System of Georgia is creating ways to share programs, services and personnel across institutions to increase access and decrease costs of higher education. One example is a shared online core curriculum available to any student enrolled in a system institution. This presentation discusses the development of the eCore program, how the model has changed over time, and its current operation, focusing on the benefits to students, faculty, institutions and the system as a whole.
Presenter:  Sandra Stone, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dalton State College (Ga.)

Concurrent Session:  Badges= Engagement + Data
Digital achievement badges have begun to migrate from informal learning contexts into academic courses and programs. Badges can be a tool for increasing student engagement and generating data on engagement and learning. This session explores trends in digital badge implementation and take a look at specific course design case studies.
Presenter: Kelvin Thompson, Assistant Director, Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida

Magnolia 1
Concurrent Session: The Degree Qualifications Profile—What Users Are Doing and What Others Want to Know
The Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) is being beta-tested by more than 100 colleges and universities, including AASCU institutions, in consortia funded by the Lumina Foundation to experiment with the DQP. Institutions are using the DQP for a variety of purposes, including guiding curricular revisions, retooling assessment approaches and organizing accreditation self-studies. This session briefly reviews the DQP purposes, share information about institutions using the DQP, and provide an opportunity to ask questions and raise issues about the promise and future of the DQP.
Presenter: Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University

Magnolia 2
Discussion Session: The Role of Students in Institutional Transformation
During each set of Concurrent Sessions, we have reserved a place for an open discussion of a topic of current interest. A discussion facilitator will lead the discussion but there will be no presentation. Come join one of these discussions to hear what others are thinking, and to share your own experiences and insights.
Facilitator: Robbyn Wacker, Acting Provost & Senior Vice President, University of Northern Colorado

5 p.m.
Dinner on Own/Dine-Arounds


Saturday, February 9

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer

7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast on Own

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom North
AAP Sponsored Breakfast: Cost Effective Solutions for Student Success (RSVP required)
Note: Open to the first 75 respondents
Straight talk and wide open Q&A with publishers on tested methods to lower the cost per pupil for instruction, improve persistence, lower the cost to students for course materials and the latest business models colleges are using to put course materials and learning technologies in the hands of 100 percent of their students. AASCU Vice President George Mehaffy will lead this session.
Please note: AAP will be giving away 2 iPad minis, which participants can enter to win.

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Magnolia 4
Plenary Sessions 

The Sino-American Connection—Programs and Initiatives of AASCU and CEAIE/CCIEE
Based on the 25+ year partnership between AASCU and CEAIE/CCIEE, we have developed international programs and initiatives that have benefited our membership and offered a variety of opportunities for senior administrators, faculty and students in both the US and China. These projects have generated millions of dollars for our AASCU campuses. This session provides a retrospective on the various programs currently in operation; a look at future projects scheduled to begin in 2013; testimonies from provosts representing campuses that have actively participated in these initiatives to develop student/faculty exchanges, visiting scholar and dual degree programs; and how your campus can become involved in these mutually beneficial international opportunities.
Moderator: Arlene Jackson, Director of International Education
Presenter: Zong Wa, Deputy Secretary-General, China Education Association for International Exchanges 
Panelists: Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Troy University (Ala.); Beverly Kopper, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Becky Turner, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Jacksonville State University (Ala.)

The Red Balloon Plenary Session: Challenge and Change
In July 2010, AASCU launched the Red Balloon Project, arguing that public funds were declining, expectations were rising, and technology was rapidly altering the landscape of higher education. In retrospect, what an innocent time that was...no MOOCs, little evidence of rising public skepticism, venture capitalists not yet spending millions, educational debt still below credit card debt, and limited studies of how little students learn. Even the completion agenda was still in its infancy. What a difference 30 months makes! Now, of course, the landscape has changed forever, and we are confronting massive change. This session highlights some of the most significant areas of our operation that will change in the months and years ahead, and suggest ways that campuses might respond. We are joined in this session by Burck Smith, an educational entrepreneur who was one of the creators of two companies: Smarthinking and now StraighterLine. Burck describes the landscape of higher education from the vantage point of both a for-profit provider and a longtime friend of the public sector.
Presenters: George L. Mehaffy, Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change, AASCU and Burck Smith, CEO and Founder, StraighterLine 

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom North
Refreshment Break  

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Small Group Discussions
see handout for groupings

Noon – 2 p.m.
Lunch and Featured Sessions

Salon A
Lunch and Featured Session: The Degree Qualifications Profile and Its Potential Impact on Higher Education
At the end of 2011, AASCU received a grant from the Lumina Foundation to explore the usefulness of the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP)—a framework that illustrates clearly what students should be expected to know and be able to do once they earn their degrees, at any level—to build measurable student learning outcomes, to assist with transfer and articulation, and to improve the efficiency and intentionality of degree programs. A year into the two-year venture, three college and university systems— the State University of New York System (SUNY), the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), and the University System of Georgia (USG)—are working with AASCU to do just that, specifically regarding its utility in better preparing students for success in a specific field; designing a consistent degree program across campuses; and making transfers from a community college to a four-year college or university easier through curriculum alignment, respectively. In this session, representatives from each of the three systems more fully describe their work, compare and contrast the three initiatives, and provide some insight and lessons learned.
Presenters: Irma Harper, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Texas State University System; Deborah L. Moeckel, Assistant Provost for Community College Education, State University of New York; and Timothy Renick, Vice Provost, Chief Enrollment Officer and Professor of Religious Studies, Georgia State University

Salon B
Lunch and Featured Session: Gateways to Completion—An AASCU and Gardner Institute Pilot Project for Improving Student and Institutional Performance in High-Risk Gateway Courses
This featured session provides an overview of the John N. Gardner Institute’s newest effort – the Gateways to Completion™ process for improving institutional and student success in high failure rate gateway courses. This session includes an overview of the project, including a description of the process and analytics tools associated therewith as well as a special opportunity for AASCU institutions to be involved in the pilot version of this effort. This is a must-attend session for meeting attendees from AASCU institutions seeking to improve student retention and completion rates, increase performance-based funding and/or advance evidence-based quality improvement efforts associated with undergraduate education.
Presenters: John N. Gardner, President and Drew Koch, Executive Vice President, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Salon C
Lunch and Featured Session:  AALI BAPA Program
A Search Consultant Discusses Searches: What are Search Committees Looking for and How Do You Show You’ve Got It?
Facilitator:  Ann Die Hasselmo, President, AALI
Presenter:  Jessica Kozloff, President of Academic Search, Inc. and President Emerita of Bloomsburg University

Salon D
Lunch and Featured Session: Revenue Generation and Protecting the University’s Identity
With state support rapidly shrinking, universities must find alternate sources of revenue to remain viable while continuing to offer new programs to meet the needs of the work force. An important alternate revenue source is graduate programs supported entirely by tuition, with no state subsidy. This presentation highlights two graduate programs that use differing business models with different effects on faculty workload and revenue. The benefits and difficulties involved in offering such programs are described, along with discussions of the shared governance process, creating faculty buy-in, developing a sustainable cost structure model and revenue sharing strategies. Also discussed are the challenges of maintaining quality and protecting the university brand while ensuring a viable revenue stream.
Presenters: Marten denBoer, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Shanthi Srinivas, Associate Vice President for Academic Planning, Policy and Faculty Affairs; and Andy Feinstein, Dean, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Lunch and Featured Session: Innovations in Budget: Generating Private Revenues through Public Private Partnerships
In this era of shrinking state funding and incentives to keep tuition increases low, seeking external revenues is increasingly important. Typically, external revenues come through donations and grants. Metropolitan State University of Denver has successfully pursued revenues through public-private partnerships as well. This session focuses on three such successes in recent years – partnerships with Marriott Hotels, Red Robin and Daz Bog. In the first two cases, these partnerships generate revenues and directly support the delivery of curricula, providing students in the Hotel, Tourism and Events Planning majors opportunities to apply what they learn in the classroom to the real worlds of managing a hotel and a restaurant. In all three cases, revenues will support scholarships in to perpetuity.
Presenters:  Vicki Golich, Provost and Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs and Sandra Haynes, Dean, School of Professional Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver

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Lunch and Featured Session: Unbounded Possibilities—A Commitment to Institutional Distinction
This session provides an overview of the Unbounded Possibilities at Indiana State University. This initiative is a mechanism by which Indiana State University is reallocating $5 million in areas of current or potential strength, that meet societal needs, that require the participants to work together in interdisciplinary ways and that assist in bringing notoriety to the University. This session provide an overview of rationale, process, progress, success and challenges to date.
Presenter: C. Jack Maynard, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Indiana State University

Magnolia 2
Lunch and Featured Session:  Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR)—Provosts' Perspectives on Attributes of Highly Successful Campus-Wide Undergraduate Research Efforts
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) (www.cur.org) is the foremost organization that supports and facilitates high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research, scholarship and creative activity. Undergraduate research (UR) is a high-impact educational practice that has been documented to increase student retention and graduation rates, as well as capture student interest and create enthusiasm for a discipline. Provosts engage in discussions of Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR), a recently issued CUR report that identifies best practices in initiating, developing, and sustaining campus UR programs. The discussion focuses on the hallmarks of successful programs in UR, how the COEUR document might best be used by Provosts and how to address challenges to sustaining and expanding campus-wide undergraduate research activities.
Moderator: Larry Gould, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Fort Hays State University (Kan.)
Presenter: Mary Crowe, Associate Provost of Experiential Education, Florida Southern College

2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Salon A
Concurrent Session: Awakenings in Academic Affairs

With so many positive and negative possibilities in higher education, many of us react to the point where we can no longer act. That is, we spread ourselves so thinly and burden faculty and staff so heavily that ‘institutional paralysis’ sets in. How do we “awaken” from this paralysis in Academic Affairs and address competing demands, competing philosophies and competing “masters” to serve? How do we move actively forward into an uncertain future? Presenters share an academic program planning process implemented last fall, along with related initiatives to create a university-wide focus and future direction for a regional university of 5,000. Feedback and ideas to help continue the needed awakening while advancing the university in a focused, sustainable direction is encouraged.
Presenters: Martin Tadlock, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Patricia Rogers, Dean, College of Health Sciences & Human Ecology & School of Graduate Studies Bemidji State University (Minn.)

Salon B
Concurrent Session: The G2C Deeper Dive–A Follow up Conversation about the Gardner Institute and AASCU Gateways to Completion (G2C) Pilot Project
This concurrent session provides a follow-up opportunity for meeting attendees from AASCU institutions who want to learn more about the John N. Gardner Institute’s Gateways to Completion™ process for improving institutional and student success in high failure rate gateway courses. This session allows attendees to ask in-depth follow up questions about the project and learn more about how their institution can become part of the pilot version of the effort.
Presenters: John N. Gardner, President and Drew Koch, Executive Vice President, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Salon C
Concurrent Session: The Critical Role of Academic Leadership in AASCU's American Democracy Project
AASCU's American Democracy Project (ADP) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, commemorating a decade of preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. Chief academic officers, vice provosts, deans and faculty have and continue to play critical roles in advancing ADP's civic learning and engagement work on AASCU campuses. Learn about ADP information and resources, as well as strategies for implementing and enhancing civic learning and engagement efforts on your campus.
Presenters: Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager, AASCU; Larry Gould, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Fort Hays State University (Kan.); and Peg Gray-Vickrey, Provost, Texas A&M University-Central Texas

Salon D
Concurrent Session: Creating an Innovative Sustainable Outreach Model for Success in Good Times and Tough Times
Western Kentucky University is now in the 10th year of operating a Division of Extended Learning and Outreach. It was created by Academic Affairs, and operates as a self-sustaining, revenue generating unit. It is a win-win for everyone involved. It also generates a considerable amount of surplus revenue annually that is used (by the Provost) to support the academic enterprises of the university.
Presenter: Barbara Burch, Provost Emeritus and Civic Engagement Scholar, Western Kentucky University

Concurrent Session:  MOOCs at My University? Mythbusting One University's Experience at San Jose State in Establishing MOOC Partnerships
The national headlines are replete almost daily with new news about the disruptive forces associated with the adoption of MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. Less than a year ago, San Jose State University ventured into the MOOC world by partnering with Harvard-MIT's edX and most recently with Udacity, to offer college courses for credit, and formally testing and evaluating the success of the MOOCs or blended course formats with actual students and with faculty who are learning to teach these new courses. Come hear about this grand adventure and discuss progress to date that may help to inform your institutions about the potential value and benefits for students and faculty and alert you to potential challenges in adopting MOOCs or other related technologies for teaching students.
Presenter: Ellen Junn, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs San Jose State University (Calif.)

Magnolia 1
Concurrent Session: The Common Core State StandardsImplications for General Education and Teacher Preparation
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics define the knowledge and skills all students should master by the end of each grade level in order to be on track for success in college and career. State governors and school chiefs spearheaded the development of the standards. To date, 45 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the CCSS in ELA and mathematics. Implementation timelines will vary for each state, but the rollout of CCSS assessments is scheduled for 2014-15. The implications, particularly for general education and teacher preparation, appear to be profound. Two nationally recognized experts speak about these implications and answer your questions.
Presenters: Jolanda Westerhof, Director of Teacher Education, American Association of State Colleges and Universities; David T. Conley, Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership, founder and chief executive officer of the Educational Policy Improvement Center, and founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research at the University of Oregon; and Janice Poda, Strategic Initiative Director, Education Workforce, The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
(Please note: This session uses Skype to bring speakers in electronically)

Magnolia 2
Discussion Session: Working with For-Profit Providers
During each set of Concurrent Sessions, we have reserved a place for an open discussion of a topic of current interest. A discussion facilitator will lead the discussion but there will be no presentation. Come join one of these discussions to hear what others are thinking, and to share your own experiences and insights.
Facilitator: Steve Doblin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lamar University (Texas)

3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Salon A
Concurrent Session: Positive RestlessnessIs It In Your DNA
We are experiencing unprecedented change in higher education but we can provide transformational leadership and we can thrive, not just survive. This session focuses on a process of positive restlessness and breaking down silos as a foundation for campus collaboration and innovation even during difficult times. This approach is used to promote continuous improvement especially related to Liberal Education and America’s Promise, Inclusive Excellence, new models for academic programs and their delivery, a positive work-life balance, student success and “magic wand” dreams for transformation. Is positive restlessness in your campus DNA? Are you breaking down silos as you strive to provide your students with an academic experience that is truly transformational?
Presenter: Beverly Kopper, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Salon B
Concurrent Session:   In Stitches- A Quilting Metaphor for Achieving Institutional Change
This session describes parallels between quilting processes and institutional transformation as SUNY Cobleskill’s college designed, pieced, rearranged, and layered multiple initiatives – academic prioritization and planning, regional accreditation standards compliance, strategic plan implementation, and shared services as mandated by the state university system – amidst frequent administrative turnover to achieve disciplined, intentional change while also striving for programmatic and institutional distinction.  Hear how being “in stitches” prevented the panelists from scrapping the quilt and taking up fishing.
Presenters:  Debra Thatcher, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Susan Zimmermann, Dean, School of Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences; and Timothy Moore, Dean, School of Agriculture and Natural Resources,  State University of New York Cobleskill

Salon C
Concurrent Session:  AALI BAPA Program
The Provost and the Deans: A Critical Relationship
Facilitator:  Ann Die Hasselmo, President, AALI
Presenters:  Diane D. Allen, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Salisbury University; ELA Class of 2012-2013
Sunny Ohia, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, Texas Southern University; ELA Class of 2011-2012
Suzanne Ozment, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Montevallo (Ala.); ELA Class of 2011-2012

Salon D
Concurrent Session: Civic Pipeline—2-year/4-year Partnerships Where Everybody Wins
The Democracy Commitment (TDC), the 2-year sister organization to the American Democracy Project (ADP), is headquartered at AASCU, not just for the benefit of community colleges across the nation, but to expand and enhance the civic mission of higher education for all students in the U.S. Because 50% of AASCU students come from community colleges, this relationship couldn’t be more perfect for this work. Since its launch in 2011, many TDC member community colleges have partnered with ADP colleges and universities to create a civic pipeline relationship in an effort to sustain democratic learning among transfer students. In this session, participants learn about some of the examples of 2-year/4-year civic pipelines across the nation, how such partnerships help student preparedness and success, and then discuss how best participants can create similar partnerships on their own campus communities.
Presenters: Amee Bearne, National Manager, The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project (ADP), AASCU

Concurrent Session: Developing an Annual Academic Affairs Instructional Budget Based on Student Faculty Ratios
For institutions that are funded on a full-time equivalent student basis, this approach determines allocations based on appropriate student faculty ratios. The model is designed to generate operational budgets that determine instructional costs based on student faculty ratios. It distinguishes between fixed and variable costs of instruction. The model takes an all-funds approach that accounts for tuition revenue as well as all other sources, including reimbursement from externally sponsored grant and contract activities. It outlines critical decision points such as determining the student faculty ratio, the amount of faculty reassigned time for administrative and other duties and the amount of reimbursement for external grants and contracts that are necessary to determine annual budgets. The model is effective in aligning enrollment to financial requirements.
Presenters: Ashish Vaidya, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs and Benjamin Figueroa, Special Assistant to the Provost, California State University Los Angeles

Magnolia 1
Concurrent Session: National Civic Minor in Urban Education Project--Five New Models that Integrate Service Learning with Public Policy Coursework
Five AASCU urban campuses were selected in 2010 to design and implement new Civic Minors in Urban Education. Each minor was developed as a partnership between Education and Arts & Sciences faculty and is available to all university students. Each minor offers pre-service teachers, and their peers who might not otherwise consider a career in education, an opportunity to take courses that develop a rich understanding of the public policy context of urban schools and community factors that affect school performance, community connections to schools and learning outcomes for students. This session includes a presentation of three of the five models, with updates on their current implementation, plus time for Q&A.
Presenters: Jolanda Westerhof, Director of Teacher Education, AASCU and participating campus representatives: Susan Harden, Assistant Professor of Education, Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and K-12 Education, University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Vicki McGinley, Professor of Special Education; and Marjorie McLellan, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Affairs and Geography and Department of History, Wright State University (OH)
(Please note: This session uses Skype to bring speakers in electronically)

Magnolia 2
Discussion Session: Re-Imagining Research in the 21st Century University
During each set of Concurrent Sessions, we have reserved a place for an open discussion of a topic of current interest. A discussion facilitator will lead the discussion but there will be no presentation. Come join one of these discussions to hear what others are thinking, and to share your own experiences and insights.
Facilitator: Ray Alden, Executive Vice President and Provost, Northern Illinois University

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closing Wine and Cheese Reception 


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CAO Registration fee: $650
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception and dinner on Thursday; breakfast on Friday; lunch and closing wine and cheese reception on Saturday; and refreshments at all breaks. All chief academic officers are expected to register and pay the fee even if only participating in the program.

Team Member Registration Fee: $550
If you are a Provost and you want to bring a professional from your campus (Dean, Associate Provost, etc) we have created a special rate for your invitee. The Provost or primary representative from your campus is expected to pay the regular registration fee of $650 and the person attending at the invitation of the provost is eligible for the reduced fee of $550.

Non-Member Registration fee: $695
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception and dinner on Thursday; breakfast on Friday; lunch and closing wine and cheese reception on Saturday; and refreshments at all breaks. All chief academic officers are expected to register and pay the fee even if only participating in the program.

Spouse/Guest Registration Fee: $150
Includes opening reception and dinner on Thursday; breakfast on Friday; closing reception on Saturday; and refreshments at all breaks.

Cancellation Fee: $150
If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 1st. There will be a $150 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis. Guest meals should be cancelled by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 1st for a full refund; no refund is available after that date.

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There are Three options for Registration:

Register online
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Provosts Registration Form, to be mailed or faxed to Felicia Durham at (202) 296-5819
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Team Member Registration Form
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Non-Member Registration Form
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Or contact Felicia Durham at (202) 478-4673 to register for this meeting.

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Grand Hotel Marriott
One Grand Boulevard, P.O. Box 639
Point Clear, Alabama 36564
Phone: (251) 928-9201
Fax: (251) 928-1149
Toll-free: (251) 544-9933

Hotel accommodations for the 2013 Academic Affairs Winter Meeting can be booked directly with the hotel by calling (800) 544-9933 and referring to the group rate for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities group room block.

You may also reserve your room online.

Room Rate

The special conference rate is $189 for a single/double room plus 6% tax (current tax rate may change)
To obtain this rate, you must book your room by January 13, 2013.

Check-in at the hotel is at 4 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m. 


You will want to fly into Mobile Regional Airport or Pensacola International Airport.  Detailed travel instructions can be found HERE.  


Cancellation & Refund Policytop

If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 1st. There will be a $150 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.

Guest meals should be cancelled by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 1st for a full refund; no refund is available after that date.


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