Concurrent Sessions

November 6, 2022

Sponsored by Wiley University Services

Budgeting Within Our (Limited) Means: A CAO/CFO/CEMO Collaboration

The CAO/CFO/CEMO from University of St. Francis will share their institution’s journey from traditional, rigid operational planning exercises to a more transparent, robust workgroup/budget and planning committee model. Learn how a small, tuition-dependent institution improved their budgeting process to not only include more faculty and staff in the process but ensure that the entire university budgets within its financial means each year.

Julee Gard, Vice President for Administration and Finance, University of St. Francis (IL)
Beth Roth, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of St. Francis (IL)
Eric Wignall, Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Services, University of St. Francis (IL)
Chair: Samir Datta, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Lawrence University

Developing Middle Talent: Connecting Key Leaders to Institutional Strategy and Vision

Middle talent see and experience problems and inefficiencies at the ground level, but they aren’t usually invited to be part of the solution to those problems. While it’s critically important for cabinet leaders and the president to be aligned around institutional future, it’s the middle talent who can bring the perspective of how systems and culture impact students and faculty on a day-to-day basis. This panel discussion will explore connecting middle talent to mission and vision; developing their individual skills, passions, and strengths; and nurturing their change readiness and risk resilience.

Myriah Davis, Senior Consultant for Academic Strategies, Credo
Joretta Nelson, Vice Chairman & Founder of MTN / Owner, Credo
Alison Noble, Interim Provost, Messiah University
Suzanne Blum Malley, Provost, Methodist University
Chair: Lori Werth, Provost, University of Pikeville

Identifying and Mentoring the Next Generation of Academic Leaders

As the baby boom generation retires and the “great resignation” from academia proceeds, the need for academic leaders is great. This session will focus on how to identify all potential academic leaders within the faculty and staff, including those that may have historically been overlooked, offer them the encouragement and experiences necessary to prepare them for the role of Chief Academic Officer, and provide new CAOs with coaching and mentoring to help them succeed. Presenters will share their own paths to academic leadership and discuss the experiences they found most useful.

Susan R. Burns, President, College of Mount Saint Vincent
Graciela Caneiro-Livingston, Provost, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Christopher Spicer, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morningside University
Alden Stout, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Newman University (KS)
Carol Traupman-Carr, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Moravian University
Chair: William C. Deeds, Provost Emeritus, Morningside University

Improving Science Pedagogy on Your Campus

Making science accessible to students has been a major challenge. To address this concern and enhance the effectiveness of science education, CIC held a series of Seminars on Science Pedagogy, funded by the W. M. Keck Foundation. In this session, participating campus team leaders will discuss the impact of the seminars on faculty members and students at their institutions and how that impact can be sustained and serve as a foundation for additional growth. Did implementing the new interactive methods or techniques in courses improve overall inclusivity and participation in class? Were faculty members more willing to discuss pedagogy challenges and innovations with colleagues? How can CAOs support and encourage faculty members who are trying new methods or techniques?

Amanda J. Brosnahan, Dean, College of Health and Science and Associate Professor of Biology, Concordia University, St. Paul
Benjamin Harrison, Associate Professor of Biology, Concordia University, St. Paul
Ian J. Rhile, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Albright College
Chair: Karen A. Campbell, Provost and Senior Vice President, Albright College

Shared Governance and Institutional Change

As numerous institutions move from a college to university model, and as the need to become nimbler and more responsive in management styles becomes more palpable and pressing, the more shared governance must evolve. This panel presents the example of an institution that has spent time reworking its shared governance model—moving from divisions to schools and a college—and is now working to develop faculty leaders who will operationalize the new system. The other presenter will talk about models for driving change within organizations, with special attention paid to shared governance.

Colin Irvine, Provost and Executive Vice President, Augustana University (SD)
Nancy G. Schreiber, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Salve Regina University
Chair: David J. Dausey, Executive Vice President and Provost, Duquesne University