2014 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting

Thursday, July 31, 2014 to Saturday, August 2, 2014
Harborbeach Marriott Resort • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The theme for AASCU’s Academic Affairs Summer Meeting in late July is “Fostering Student Success: Programs and Practices.” Now, as never before, the issue of student success, which is linked to retention and graduation, has assumed a position of prominence in the national dialogue about higher education.  Student success is increasingly being tied to national success in a global economy.  In an era of flat or decreasing enrollments, student success is also deeply connected to institutional success.

About the Conference

This summer’s conference will explore student success across the continuum, examining programs and practices in a variety of categories:  working with P-12 schools; tracking student progress; providing comprehensive student support; streamlining programs and attending to bottlenecks and obstacles; creating transparent financial aid; designing engaging academic and non-academic experiences; and building connections to and tracking post-graduation employment.  Most of these categories require a robust technology infrastructure for enrolling students, providing a broad array of data analytics, increasing personalization of pathways through specific courses, and offering electronic tutoring and advising support.  And of course beyond specific categories and tools, an overarching factor that contributes to student success is a supportive campus culture.  We will be highlighting examples of all of these programs and practices in our summer conference.

In addition to the presentations that are related to the theme of this summer’s conference, we will also have presentations and discussions about the wide range of issues that chief academic officers and their colleagues have to address daily:  faculty hiring and development, new course design and development, workshop for new provosts, international education, first year programs, strategic planning, preparing for the presidential search, the latest developments in online education, teacher education, and a variety of other contemporary issues.


Special Programs

New Provost Workshop
July 31, 2014
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(There is no charge for this workshop but you must indicate your intention to participate on the conference registration form.)

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CAO Registration fee: $650
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception and dinner on Thursday; lunch and breakfast on Friday; closing wine and cheese reception on Saturday; and refreshments at all breaks. All chief academic officers are expected to register and pay the fee even if only participating in the program.

Team Member Registration Fee: $550
If you are a Provost and want to bring a professional from your campus (Dean, Associate Provost, etc) we have created a special rate for your invitee. The Provost or primary representative from your campus is expected to pay the regular registration fee of $650 and the person attending at the invitation of the provost is eligible for the reduced fee of $550.

BAPA Registration Fee: $550
The meeting registration fee for BAPA attendees is $550.  You would have already paid a yearly fee to be a part of the BAPA program.  In addition to that fee, you are required to pay a $550 meeting registration to attend the Summer Program.

Non-Member Registration fee: $725
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception and dinner on Thursday; lunch and breakfast on Friday; closing wine and cheese reception on Saturday; and refreshments at all breaks.  All attendees are expected to register and pay the fee even if only participating in the program.

Sponsor Registration Fee: $425
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception and dinner on Thursday; lunch and breakfast on Friday; closing wine and cheese reception on Saturday; and refreshments at all breaks 

Sponsor Registration Fee: $0
Some sponsorship fees have been waived depending on your level of Sponsorship. If your fee has been waived choose this option. Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception and dinner on Thursday; lunch and breakfast on Friday; closing wine and cheese reception on Saturday; and refreshments at all breaks. 

Spouse/Guest Registration Fee: $150
Registration Fee includes opening reception and dinner on Thursday; breakfast on Friday and closing wine and cheese reception on Saturday. 

Cancellation Fee: $150
If you must cancel your (or your guest’s) registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 23. There will be a $150 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.

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Hotel

Harborbeach Marriott Hotel
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 
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Hotel accommodations for the 2014 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting can be made online. Click here to reserve online

Room Rate
The special conference rate is $169 for a single/double room plus 11% tax (current tax rate may change).
To obtain this rate, you must book your room by Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Check-in at the hotel is at 4 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.

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If you must cancel your or your guest’s registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 23. There will be a $150 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.

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