2017 Academic Affairs Winter Meeting

Academic Affairs Winter 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017 to Saturday, February 4, 2017
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina • San Diego, California

"Pathways: Structuring Choices, Facilitating Success"
AASCU’s 2017 Academic Affairs Winter Meeting will focus on ways to smooth the road to graduation, not just for students who enter as freshmen, but also for transfer students. 

About the Conference

Continuing our focus on student success, the AASCU Academic Affairs Winter Meeting will examine ways for institutions to make the pathway through college less complicated and more straightforward, not just for those who enter as freshmen, but also for transfer students.  We, along with the many others who are engaged in pathways work around the country, believe that being clear about the paths that students should take will increase the number of students who graduate, while reducing the time and money it takes to complete an undergraduate degree.  Our meeting will explore the full range of pathways work that is occurring on today’s college campuses—from meta-majors, to general education reform, and beyond—with a particular emphasis on how to successfully implement pathways initiatives at AASCU institutions.

In addition to our special focus on pathways, the Academic Affairs Winter Meeting will also feature an array of other topics of concern to the academic community, including new designs for the first year of college; new models of transfer student support; new approaches to advising, program prioritization and course re-design; and innovations in civic engagement, faculty recruitment, professional development, academic program development, international education, learning outcomes assessment, creating an optimal learning environment, et cetera.

For more information about the structure of the meeting, please take a look at our preliminary schedule.

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals is now closed.

Schedule top

Download a pdf of the full program here.

Download a pdf of the program at-a-glance here.

Fees top

Unless otherwise noted, registration fees include all program sessions and materials, the opening reception on Thursday, breakfast on Friday, lunch and the closing reception on Saturday, refreshments, and all breaks.

Provost / CAO: $650
If you are the provost or CAO of an AASCU member institution, your registration fee is $650. All other representatives from your campus should pay the reduced registration fee (see below).

Other Campus Representative: $550 
Provosts are encouraged to invite other individuals from their campuses (deans, associate provosts, student affairs representatives, faculty members, etc.) to attend the meeting. These individuals should pay the reduced registration fee of $550.

Non-Member: $750
Individuals who are not employed at AASCU member campuses should pay the Non-Member registration fee.

Sponsor (with a fee waiver): $0

Spouse / Partner / Guest: $150
This registration fee includes the opening reception on Thursday, breakfast on Friday and the closing reception on Saturday. 

Registration Information top

Please click here to access our online registration system.

When you register, please be sure to select the correct registration category (i.e., Provost/CAO, Other Campus Representative, Non-Member, Sponsor or Spouse/Partner/Guest). See "Fees" above for a description of each category.

Accommodations top

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina [SOLD OUT]
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-234-1500

AASCU’s room block at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is sold out. If you need a hotel for the conference, please book a room at another hotel in the area. 

Cancellation & Refund Policytop

If an individual must cancel their registration (or that of their guest), they will receive a full refund if the cancellation is received before 5p.m. EST on Monday, January 16, 2017. There will be a $200 cancellation fee after January 16. Special circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis.





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