Concurrent Sessions Tracked to Foundational Workshops

November 7, 2022

Sponsored by Cialfo

The following sessions are tracked to the foundational workshops offered on the morning of Monday, November 7. All sessions are open attendance: participants do not need to have attended the workshop to participate in these sessions.

Follow-up session for the Academic Programming for Financial Sustainability workshop:

Strategic Program Expansion: Adding Graduate Programs and Professional Programs

Enrollment pressures and difficult budgetary situations have led many colleges and universities to try creative ways to generate revenue. This session will feature case reports from institutions that undertook strategic program expansion to diversify and expand their revenue base. They will discuss how successful the expansions have been and the ways in which these programs have or have not altered their institutions, particularly liberal arts-oriented institutions.

Audra Hoffman Kahr, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Cedar Crest College
Cathy Swick, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Trine University
Mark D. Ward, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, University of Dubuque
Robert A. Wilson, Provost, Cedar Crest College
Chair: Brian D. Yontz, Interim Provost, Wittenberg University

Follow-up session for the Collegiate Mental Health in the Past Decade: Recent Trends, the Impact of COVID-19, and Next Steps workshop:

Mental Health and Wellness for the Campus Community:

Strategic Thought and Action
This discussion session will be led by a president who is professionally a leader in health and well-being. His campus is making health and well-being the centerpiece of their strategic plan and campaign. He will provide important background information on how and why Oglethorpe decided to focus so sharply on mental health in their community will be provided. There will be plenty of time for discussion.

Nicholas Ladany, President, Oglethorpe University
Chair: Michael Soto, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Point Park University

Follow- up session for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshop:

Creating an Inclusive Campus—Case Reports

This session will present examples of ongoing efforts to build a genuine culture of belonging for all students, faculty, and staff. Panelists will explore the distinctive elements that have made their institutions’ initiatives successful, the indicators of success, and their efforts to build campus-wide acceptance.

Lisa Perfetti, Provost, The College of Wooster
Heather Moore Roberson, Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Allegheny College
Ann M. Vendrely, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Goshen College
Chair: Maria Toyoda, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Western New England University

Follow-up sessions for The Intersection of Government and Politics on Your Campus workshop:

Navigating a Challenging Landscape: Endowments and Financial Sustainability in Higher-Ed

Through the lens of a case study with Emory & Henry College President John Wells, panelists will touch on specific decision points faced by Emory & Henry and explore how endowment considerations can inform discussions around enrollment, diversity, geographic competitiveness, and navigation of the looming demographic cliff. This session will examine the vital role an endowment plays in balancing the very real enterprise needs of today against the uncertain needs of tomorrow. At the end of this panel, participants will be equipped with critical questions which will support important cross-functional discussions related to the role the endowment ideally plays across an institution.

David Brief, CFA, Senior Managing Director & Partner, Angeles Investments
Sapna Shah, CFA & CAIA, Managing Director, Angeles Investments
John W. Wells, President, Emory & Henry College
Chair: Dana Strait, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Finance, Saint Mary’s College (IN)

The Library as a Shared Space Focused on Student Success

The library has long been considered the heart of the campus and is now reinventing that role to anticipate the changing needs of students. Building on traditional library strengths as a community center and collaborator, libraries are increasingly sharing spaces with academic success units, from career centers to peer tutoring services to information technology help desks. How can these departments retain their important individual identities and purposes, yet also fuse their services and energies to create an updated, dynamic approach to support student success? This session will explore potential benefits to these collaborative partnerships including as a tool for recruitment and cost-saving. Learn how to plan for a transition to a student success model in a library, and gain insight into best practices for enabling integration of academic success services among new building partners.

Karen A. Campbell, Provost and Senior Vice President, Albright College
Joan Ruelle, Dean of the Carol Grotnes Belk Library, Elon University
Chair: Luke Vilelle, University Librarian, Hollins University, and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Liaison to CIC

Follow-up session for the Using Data for Institutional Effectiveness workshop:

Data Informed Program Portfolio Development

If there were ever an opportunity for cross-functional partnerships, the process of developing and refining the academic program portfolio requires collaboration and coordination across academic, finance, marketing, and enrollment leadership to ensure your degree offerings are data-informed and designed to achieve success. This panel session will provide a comprehensive framework for program portfolio management from the perspective of those who have successfully brought new programs, and closed outdated programs, through campus partnerships and available data regarding market feasibility, labor market indicators, enrollment performance, and needed resources to support successful programs.

Susan C. Aldridge, Former president of Drexel University Online and University of Maryland Global Campus
Amy M. Becher, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Chatham University
Jenna Templeton, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chatham University
Chair: Cherron Hoppes, Chief Academic Officer, RNL