2016 Academic Affairs Winter Meeting

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 to Saturday, February 6, 2016
Austin, TX

Improving Student Success:  Policies, Programs and Practices
The AASCU Academic Affairs Winter Meeting in Austin, TX will focus on the factors that contribute to student success. A growing body of research suggests that we know a great deal about the most promising practices to dramatically increase student success. Yet student success efforts on too many campuses remain piecemeal, disconnected, or idiosyncratic. We don’t have a knowledge problem. We have an implementation problem.

About the Conference

Yet to say that generically “we know a great deal“ about the factors that contribute to student success doesn’t mean that each of us, on our various campuses, know about all the various policies, programs and practices that are either demonstrated to improve student success or at least are emerging as promising.  We all learn about various pieces and parts but seldom do we have a complete sense of the entire picture of strategies for student success.  Our meeting in Austin will begin to assemble a comprehensive list of the most effective  policies, programs and practices that can be employed on our campuses to foster greater student success.  The goal of our Academic Affairs Winter Meeting is to collectively build a comprehensive vision of all of the best practices, enabling each of our participants to go back to their campus, assess current success, and employ the most appropriate new innovative practices that help more students succeed.  Then at the AASCU Academic Affairs Summer Meeting, we’ll focus on implementation strategies, examining how to install promising practices to scale student success.  

We urge you to consider bringing a campus team to this event.  If your campus is committed to increasing student success, sending a campus team prepares you extremely well to begin the work when you return from the conference. Traveling together as a team, we have found, builds a sense of shared purpose, provides substantial time for in-depth discussions and planning for your campus project, while allowing individual members of the team to each see different presentations and participate in different discussions, therefore growing the expertise on campus.
      
I hope you will join us in the heart of Texas for this in-depth look at student success.  


Call for Proposal

Submit your Call for Proposals (Deadline is November 6, 2015)

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Preliminary Schedule


Thursday, February 4

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration 
 
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (by invitation, only for JSU CORE Regional Partners)
CORE Regional Universities Partnership Building Workshop

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (RSVP Requested)
Pre-conference:  Workshop for New Provosts 

Presenters:    
Barbara Lyman, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Shippensburg University (Penn.)
Jane M. Gates, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Western Connecticut State University
Jaimie L.  Hebert, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Sam Houston State University (Texas)
 
2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Registration and Pre-Plenary Networking Reception


Friday, February 5

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration

7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Breakfast

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Concurrent Sessions  

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  
Concurrent Sessions  

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch and Featured Sessions

2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Featured Sessions 

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  
Concurrent Sessions

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  
Wine & Cheese Conversation (by invitation) 

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  
Wine & Cheese Conversation (by invitation) 

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  
Wine & Cheese Conversation (by invitation)  

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  
Wine & Cheese Conversation (by invitation)
Re-imagining the First Year


Saturday, February 6

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Registration   

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast on Your Own  

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast for Women Provosts  

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast for Re-imagining the First Year

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Featured Sessions

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch for Provosts of Color

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Featured Sessions

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Closing Program and Reception

Factors Contributing to Student Success: A Compendium
Presentation, interactive discussions, and small group work.

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CAO Registration fee: $650
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception on Thursday; lunch and breakfast on Friday; closing 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: TBA
The meeting registration fee for BAPA attendees is $550.  You would have already paid a yearly fee to AALI be a part of the BAPA program.  In addition to that fee, you are required to pay a $550 meeting registration to attend the Winter Program.

Non-Member Registration fee: $725
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception on Thursday; lunch and breakfast on Friday; closing  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 on Thursday; lunch and breakfast on Friday; closing wine and cheese reception on Saturday; and refreshments at all breaks.

Spouse/Partner or Guest Registration Fee: $150
Registration Fee includes opening reception 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 Friday, January 29th. There will be a $150 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.

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There are two options to register:


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Hotel

JW Marriott Austin  -- SOLD OUT
110 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-4777

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Due to an overwhelming response to the program, the JW Marriott is sold out. We are beginning a waiting list. Please email your name, institution, arrival date, and departure date to Felicia Durham at durhamf@aascu.org and she will add your name to the list. As cancellations occur within our group, or others at the hotel, we will reach out to the attendees in the order in which the requests are received. If you have any questions, please call Felicia at 202-478-4673.

ALTERNATIVE HOTELS


Airport Transfers

Super Shuttle offers one-way and roundtrip options for getting to and from the airport. The discount code can only be used online for your airport transfers. When you use the link below, click on the icon “Book Online” in the upper left-hand corner of the page and it will take you directly to our reservations site and populate the discount code for you and your colleagues.

Personalized Link: http://groups.supershuttle.com/academicaffairsmeetings.html  
Discount Code: (Y3NY9)

Here are our two sites for quick reference:
(Enter the discount code manually on these websites) www.SuperShuttle.com or www.ExecuCar.com

Cancellation & Refund Policytop

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 Friday, January 29th.  There will be a $150 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE

  • Felicia DurhamStaff Associate, Academic Leadership and Changedurhamf@aascu.org(202) 478-4673

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