In response to CIC member data and requests for more information about ongoing topics in the sector, CIC has hosted four webinars since June 2023:
“Diversifying Your Class Within the Law” was held on September 7, 2023. This webinar offered wisdom and advice to CIC member presidents, admissions officers, and other campus leaders in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision on affirmative action. The discussion focused specifically on the mission challenges posed to independent colleges and universities by the decision, not just in terms of admissions policy but the related political and communication efforts as well. Panelists included Marvin Krislov, president of Pace University (NY), and David Hawkins, chief education and policy officer at the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Discussion was moderated by CIC President Marjorie Hass. The conversation was recorded for distribution to registrants upon request.
“Development 101: A Primer for Successful Fundraising” was held on September 21, 2023. This webinar was offered to new presidents as well as their spouses/partners and addressed how experienced presidents approached fundraising early in their presidencies, explored strategies for successful fundraising, and considered ways that both members of a presidential couple can work together in the fundraising endeavor. Panelists included Cindy and John Gnadinger, president and presidential spouse of Carroll University (WI), and Wes Fugate, president of Wilson College (PA). Discussion was moderated by Darrel and Christy Colson, former president and presidential spouse of Wartburg College (IA). The conversation was recorded for distribution to registrants upon request.
Student Ally, a technology leader in the Title IX space and CIC’s new corporate affiliate partner, hosted a webinar on October 12, 2023. Student Ally provides an integrated platform that covers compliance, student training, safety, case reporting, evidence collection, investigations, climate surveys, mental health support and more. The webinar offered information about Title IX requirements and liabilities, as well as benefits for CIC members. View the recording.
The “Foundation Conversation Webinar: Building Community-Focused Humanities Projects” was held on October 16, 2023. The discussion was led by Raymond Foxworth, program director for Indigenous Knowledge at the Henry Luce Foundation, and Carol Peters, director of the Division of Education Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities. The presentations focused on building grant-funded humanities initiatives, particularly those that create mutually beneficial partnerships and elevate the voices and expertise of communities underrepresented in higher education. The event was open to State Council executives as well as administrators, faculty members, and staff members at CIC member institutions, and those who lead community-engaged projects are especially invited to participate. This webinar was not recorded.