4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Opening General Session The Collective Impact Model: Achieving Large-Scale Change through Collaboration
Support provided by Aramark
Remarks: Muriel A. Howard, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Presiding: Steve M. Jordan, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo), and Chair, AASCU Board of Directors
Speaker Introduction: Deborah F. Stanley, President, State University of New York College at Oswego and Chair-Elect, AASCU Board of Directors
Presenter: Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York System
AASCU Excellence and Innovation Awards
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sponsored Receptions Featuring Hors d’oeuvres and Signature Beverages• Educational Testing Service (ETS) • EAB | Royall & Company 7:30 p.m. Dutch Treat Dinner for Presidents and Chancellors Traveling SoloEpic Hotel - Area 31 Restaurant - 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way Miami, FL 33131
Former Presidents, Chancellors, Spouses and Guests Dinner (ticketed $70 per person & cash bar)
Toro Toro Restaurant - InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza
Affinity Group Breakfast Meetings
• African-American Presidents and Chancellors • Asian-American and Pacific Islander Presidents • Hispanic and Latino Presidents and Chancellors • LGBTQ Presidents, Chancellors, and Spouse/Partners
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Now, this central tenet of the American dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In this
session, Putnam shares evidence of a growing opportunity gap and its implications for public higher education and public policy.
Presenter: Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
Presiding: Rudy Crew, President, City University of New York, Medgar Evers College
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Beyond Diversity in Public Higher Education: Uprooting Racism, Privilege and InequityCollege campuses are one of the most multicultural spaces in American society today. Zip codes, cultures, religions, classes, races, genders, political positions co-exist in the intimacy of a classroom, the familiarity of a student organization, the physicality of a sports team, and the living space of a dorm. Moreover, those who work and study on campuses bring the world in with them, with all its painful and often unacknowledged histories, its differential memories, its unequal opportunities, and its unresolved oppositional stances. In the midst of all this, students are finding their voices, organizing, and demonstrating a refreshing if challenging activism. To get beyond the surface and take a deeper look at underlying issues, Tim Wise, writer and activist, examines the ways in which American politics and culture serve to rationalize inequalities on the basis of class and race. Wise posits that we can only begin to move toward authentic social and economic equity by acknowledging the way racial identity continues to shape our experiences and perceptions (consciously and unconsciously) today. Participants will leave this session with examples of strategies that are working on other campuses to shift institutional cultural as well as specific suggestions of actions that presidents can take to create a new reality on their individual campuses in both the short-term and over a longer time horizon. Presenter: Tim Wise, Writer and Activist11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Spouse/Partner Planning Committee
Chair: Becky Driscoll, Presidential Spouse, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Coordinator: Cyndie Shepard, Spouse/Partner Planning and Outreach, AASCU
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
American Academic Leadership Institute Luncheon
Supported by the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) in collaboration with Academic Search, Inc.
Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
Presenter: Lt. General Steven L. Kwast, Commander, and President, Air University
Presiding: Jack Hawkins, Chancellor, Troy University, (Ala.)
Presentation of the Secretary of the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award to Muriel A. Howard, President, AASCU
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. – Part 1 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Part 2 Spouse/Partner Program: Crucial Conversations Can We Talk?Tools for engaging in meaningful conversationsThis interactive session will explore the important conversations that we have in our lives and how we might be able to improve the quality of them with some tools and techniques. We will draw on some of the methods and concepts from the best selling book Crucial Conversations and apply them to real-life situations. We will gain insight into our own individual styles under stress and explore ways to manage their impact. We will also explore the field of Emotional Intelligence and identify some of the skill areas that can have a profound influence on meaningful conversations such as: empathy, emotional self-control, and managing conflict. Participants will be able practice these tools and increase their confidence in applying them in a variety of personal and professional situations. Facilitators: Tim Switalski, Founder and President, Darwin AssociatesLaura Switalski, Managing Director, Darwin Associates
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
General Session: Leveraging Scarce Resources through Strategic Public-Private Partnerships
While public-private partnerships (commonly called P3 activity) are relatively well understood as a way to finance student housing developments and sports stadiums, collaborative projects between corporate partners and state colleges and universities are also increasingly being used to enhance academic programs, increase revenue and meet workforce needs through projects such as hotels, research incubators, technology development sites and energy projects.
This spotlight session features examples of different models of P3 activity on AASCU campuses with a focus on what are some of the opportunities, challenges and risks associated with public-private partnerships. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the pros and cons of using a P3 model; the key political and academic considerations in the decision-making process; how to bring community stakeholders together to move a P3 project forward; and what the research says about the strategic importance of partnerships.
Presiding: George Ross, President, Central Michigan University
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Sponsored Receptions - featuring Hors d’oeuvres and Signature Beverages• The Registry for College and University Presidents • Ruffalo Noel-Levitz • TIAA