Friday, July 14, 2017 to Tuesday, July 18, 2017 • Boston, Massachusetts
5:3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception for Pre-meeting Program Participants (Presidents and Spouses)
6:30 p.m. AASCU Board of Directors and Committee on Professional Development Dinner (by invitation)
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Registration10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Mindfulness Seminar: Micro-mindfulness: Quick Centering in a Busy WorldThis highly interactive workshop introduces several mindfulness techniques that attendees can integrate immediately into their busy lives to achieve greater work/life balance. We experience the basic mindfulness principles of being more present, less-reactive, and nonjudgmental that help us observe our thoughts and feelings from a more neutral perspective. Along the way, we trace mindfulness from its roots to the present day, review the latest research and correlations to psychological theories, and even explore quantum physics. In the end participants learn what mindfulness is, how it works, and how to practice it.Facilitator: Scott Morgan, Mindfulness CoachNoon – 1:30 p.m.
New Member Presidents and Spouses Welcome Lunch
All presidents and chancellors, spouses and partners, appointed since July 2016 are invited to attend.
Convener: Scott R. Olson, Chair, Committee on Professional Development and President, Winona State University (MN)Remarks: Muriel A. Howard, President, AASCU Deborah F. Stanley, President, State University of New York College at Oswego and Chair AASCU Board of Directors Cyndie J. Shepard, Coordinator, Spouse/Partner Planning and Outreach, AASCU Reflections on the First Year
Speaker: Kenneth Hawkinson, President, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spouse/Partner New Member Pre-meeting Workshop: Signature Pre-Meeting Workshop: Finding Your Way as the Spouse/Partner of a University PresidentAASCU’s Spouse/Partner Program understands the tightrope new spouses and partners walk. This session will address questions such as
Presiding: Cyndie J. Shepard, Coordinator, Spouse/Partner Planning and Outreach, AASCUFacilitators: Jane Dorman, Presidential Spouse, Georgia College & State UniversitySharon James, Presidential Spouse, Henderson State University, (AR)Karla Oty, Presidential Spouse, Cameron University (Ok.)Elizabeth Ross, Presidential Spouse, Central Michigan University4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Break4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Opening General Session: Bridging the Educational Gap Speaker: Turahn Dorsey, Chief of Education, Boston, MA Presiding: Muriel A. Howard, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities Welcome: J. Keith Motley, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston Remarks: Scott R. Olson, Chair, Committee on Professional Development and President, Winona State University (Minn.)5:30 p.m. – 6:30p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Welcome Dinner Connect with colleagues and sample the local cuisine in anticipation of a compelling and information Summer Council program.
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Registration7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
LGBTQ Presidents/Spouses/Partners Breakfast Meeting
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast for President/Chancellors and Spouse/Partners
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. General Session: Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education American higher education faces some serious problems- but they are not
the ones most people think. This session will provide an assessment of
the biggest challenges confronting higher education and propose a bold
agenda for re-engineering essential elements of the system to meet them. Speaker: Michael McPherson, President, Spencer Foundation 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Refreshment Break10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Spouse/Partner Program Concurrent Session- Navigating the Political Environment Moderator: Deborah Bynum, Presidential Spouse, Mississippi Valley State UniversitySpeaker: Michael Zola, Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Analysis (AASCU)12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Buffet Luncheon – John F. Kennedy Library Join colleagues for a lunch buffet featuring popular Boston cuisine in the elegant Smith Hall at the John F. Kennedy Library. Following lunch attendees will take a short walk over to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for an interactive program. 1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Program and Interactive Session - Edward M. Kennedy Institute Presenters will facilitate an interactive tech-based program as attendees immerse in a full-scale representation of the United States Senate Chamber and explore the legislative process by participating in a one-of-a-kind experience as a Senator-in-training. 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Spouse/Partner Networking Reception Optional Event 6:00 pm - Odyssey Dinner Cruise on the Boston Harbor Join colleagues for dinner on board the all new, fully renovated, Odyssey ship features an upscale and elegant cruise around Boston Harbor. Guests will enjoy a freshly prepared plated dinner, live and DJ entertainment, and top notch service, and amazing views of Boston’s historical sites. (Limit 50 people)Evening Dinner on an individual basisBoston and has a wide assortment of dining experiences and reservations are strongly suggested for dinner.
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Registration7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast for President/Chancellors and Spouse/Partners
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.General Session: Support College Student Access and Success: Making Sure Hard Work Pays Off As a follow up to the discussion of “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” by Robert Putnam, Dr. Terry Long will examine both the class and educational gaps of colleges students and discuss policies, programs, and other supports that are effective in reducing these gaps. Speaker: Bridget Terry Long, Academic Dean and Saris Professor Education and Economics Harvard Graduate School of Education 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Refreshment Break10:30 a.m. –11:45 a.m. General Session: Speaker: Steve Pemberton, Senior Executive and Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens and Author of “A Chance in the World & Voice of Change for Youth” 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Legislative Update and Luncheon Facilitators: Michael Zola, Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Analysis (AASCU) Barmak Nassirian, Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis (AASCU) 12:15 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. Male Spouse/Partner Lunch Program Presiding: Albert (Mickey) Howard, Liaison to AASCU’s Spouse/Partner Program 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Spouse/Partner Program: Minnesota Survey Follow-up Facilitator: Karla Oty, Presidential Spouse, Cameron University, (Okla.) Remarks: Gwendolyn Freed, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota Presenters: Karen Whitney and Peggy Apple, President/Presidential Spouse, Clarion University of Pennsylvania 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Spouse/Partner Planning Committee Chair: Becky Driscoll, Presidential Spouse, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Coordinator: Cyndie J. Shepard, Coordinator, Spouse/Partner Planning and Outreach, AASCU4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Evening Reception - Design and Social Media Center, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MASSART) The evening reception provides an opportunity to reflect on the many insights gained during the conference and continue networking and comparing notes with peers. (Support provided by TIAA)
a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast with the
Secretary of the Department of Education – Invited