2014 Academic Affairs Winter Meeting

Thursday, February 6, 2014 to Saturday, February 8, 2014
Coronado Island Marriott • Coronado, California

"Myths, Assumptions and Realities: Creating New Narratives"

As we confront a rapidly changing environment in higher education, our institutions are under growing pressure to change and adapt. We are experiencing particular pressure to retain and graduate more of the students that we accept into our institutions. As we consider opportunities and new approaches, we find ourselves being constrained not only by external forces –political pressure, reduced funding, growing competition – but constrained as well by the shackles of past practices and belief systems. In this AASCU Academic Affairs Winter Meeting, we will be introduced to a variety of new models and new approaches that often challenge existing dogma.

About the Conference

Our conference begins with pre-conference programs on veteran’s issues on Thursday morning, February 6th prior to the opening session on Thursday afternoon. During the conference, we will have a variety of program elements, including plenary, featured, and concurrent Sessions. We will also have another series of teaching demonstrations, based on the enormous popularity of that feature at last summer’s meeting. But most importantly, this conference is designed to provide a series of high quality program events with time for small group discussions and reflection, ensuring the most productive environment for your professional development and renewal.

This Academic Affairs Meeting is designed for chief academic officers and professional colleagues invited by her or him who might benefit from this meeting.

For questions about the Academic Affairs Winter Meeting, please contact:
Jill M. Gately
Manager, ALC Meetings and Outreach Programs
(202) 478-4668


NEW this year! Preconference: Understanding and Serving Military Student Populations

February 6, 2014
Part One: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Part Two: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
No charge for registered attendees, RSVP required

Over the course of the next three years, more than a million demobilized servicemembers and veterans are returning from military service in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many returning veterans intend to use their education funding benefits to pursue post-secondary education and bring with them transfer credit and prior learning experiences from a variety of non-traditional credit sources.

This workshop will present the theoretical and practical issues related to setting academic policy that optimizes the award of credit for documented military training and experiences appropriate to degree requirements. The morning workshop offers an insider’s view of military training at nearby North Island Naval Air Station. The afternoon workshop will offer information about the ACE evaluative process and quality measures used in credit recommendations in the ACE Guide will be presented using hands-on credit exhibits, as well as reports by faculty members who have served on ACE review teams. Exemplary campus practices for attracting, engaging, and retaining veterans will be showcased

This workshop will be in two parts. You may sign up for the morning session, the afternoon session, or both sessions. Please sign up when you register for the Academic Affairs Winter Meeting. The workshop is free but you must register in advance.

Morning Preconference Session:
Familiarization with Military Training (Part 1)
 
9 a.m.
9:05 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Welcome
Understanding the Military Student Population
Transport to North Island, Security Check-point
Educator’s Tour of HSM 41, Naval Base Coronado
Lunch on your own before returning to the Marriott
Morning Program ends
   
Afternoon Preconference Session:
Models for Providing Credit for Military Training (Part 2)
 
1 p.m.
2 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Demystifying Military Training and Occupational Specialty Evaluations
Faculty Panel on ACE Review Teams
SDSU Academic Affairs and Troops to Engineer presentation
Afternoon Program ends


Call For Presentations

The following website has a very simple one page form to fill out in order to submit a proposal: www.surveymonkey.com 

Fees top

CAO Registration fee: $650
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception and dinner on Thursday; breakfast on Friday; lunch and 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.

BAPA and Team Member Registration Fee: $550
Provost and you 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 members are also required to pay the $550 registration fee.

Non-Member Registration fee: $725
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception and dinner on Thursday; breakfast on Friday; lunch and 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.

Sponsor Registration Fee: $425
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception and dinner on Thursday; breakfast on Friday; lunch and happy hour 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.

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; breakfast on Friday; lunch and happy hour 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.

Spouse/Guest Registration Fee: $150
Includes opening reception and dinner on Thursday; breakfast on Friday; closing reception on Saturday; and refreshments at all breaks.

Cancellation Fee: $150
If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 31. There will be a $150 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis. Guest meals should be cancelled by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 1st for a full refund; no refund is available after that date.

Registration Information top

There are three options to register:

Online Registration Form
(NOTE: Please click this LOGIN HELP if you have trouble using the online registration form)

Provosts, BAPA and Team Member, Non-Member Registration Form, to be mailed or faxed to Felicia Durham at (202) 296-5819
Download form (pdf)

Or contact Felicia Durham at (202) 478-4673 to register for this meeting.


Accommodations top

Hotel

Coronado Island Marriott
2000 2nd Street
Coronado, CA 92118-1551
Hotel website

Hotel accommodations for the 2014 Academic Affairs Winter Meeting can be made online. Click here to reserve online

Room Rate

The special conference rate is $225 for a single/double room plus 8.5% tax (current tax rate may change) and a .23 cent tourism fee.
To obtain this rate, you must book your room by Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

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

Transportation

You will want to fly into San Diego International Airport. Detailed travel instructions can be found at this website http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/sanci-coronado-island-marriott-resort-and-spa/ 

Cancellation & Refund Policytop

If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 1st. There will be a $150 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.

Guest meals should be cancelled by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 1st for a full refund; no refund is available after that date.

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