• 2014 AASCU Annual Meeting

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    The Fairmont • Washington, D.C.

    AASCU’s Annual Meeting provides presidents and chancellors meaningful opportunities to examine critical issues, to focus on leadership challenges and to explore ways in which they can advance their institutions in the fulfillment of their missions.

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    2014 Annual Meeting Schedule for Spouses and Partners

    (program updated August 15, 2014)

    Saturday, October 18

    6:00 p.m.
    Departure for AASCU Board of Directors Dinner (By Invitation)

    Sunday, October 19

    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Spouse/Partner Planning Committee

    12 Noon. – 1:00 p.m.
    New Member Brunch with Board of Directors

    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    New Member Spouse/Partner Workshop 

    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Spouse/Partner Nominations Committee 

    4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Opening General Session 
    Public Higher Education Serving the Public Good

    Tomás Morales, President, California State University, San Bernardino 
    Alice Chandler, President Emerita, State University of New York at New Paltz 

    5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Sponsored Receptions

    Monday, October 20

    7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
    Advancing Solutions for Challenging Issues: Thought Leader Breakfasts

    9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
    Advancing Solutions for Challenging Issues: Thought Leader Forums

    10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    General Session
    Education Policy Initiatives
    Receive a timely update on the federal higher education agenda from the front line of higher education policy development. Administration officials will provide an update on key federal policy initiatives, including the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed Postsecondary Institution Rating System, changes in eligibility for institutional participation in federal financial aid programs (gainful employment), and reform efforts aimed at decreasing student debt. Also hear the Obama administration’s priorities involving major policy and funding-related legislation, including reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, immigration reform, and budget bills affecting higher education, workforce development, and the advancement of STEM and innovation.  

    12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m.
    AALI Leadership Lecture Luncheon

    Presenter: C. Kent McGuire, President and CEO, Southern Education Foundation

    12 Noon – 2:00 p.m.
    American Academic Leadership Institute Luncheon 

    2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Spouse/Partner Program
    Brainstorming for Rewrite of First-Year Spouse Publication 

    5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    Sponsored Receptions 

    Tuesday, October 21

    7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Spouse/Partner Breakfast Program
    Point Counterpoint: The Reality of Expectations for Spouse-Partner Roles
    9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    General Session
    Citizenship, Democracy and Education in a Global Age

    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Concurrent Sessions

    • Economic and Workforce Development
    • Global Citizenship/International Education
    • P-12 Partnerships
    • Civic Engagement  
    11:00 a.m. - Noon
    Spouse/Partner Planning Committee 

    12:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

    Luncheon Program

    Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient: Michael Marletta, President and CEO, The Scripps Research Institute and 1973 graduate of State University of New York at Fredonia 

    The Public University and the Common Good

    President-to-Presidents Lecture: F. King Alexander, President and Chancellor, Louisiana State University 

    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    General Session 

    3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Spouse/Partner Program
    Point Counterpoint Follow Up: Free Flow Conversation

    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    General Session
    An Evening with Thomas Friedman

    6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Reception and Farewell Dinner

    Wednesday, October 22 (Travel Day)

    8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    2015 AASCU Board of Directors Organizational Meeting

    8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    Leadership Development Coordinating Council (AASCU/AALI/APC Leadership Program Coordinators)

    8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    First Year Spouse Re-write Subcommittee

    Thursday, October 23

    8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    First Year Spouse Re-write Subcommittee