• 2015 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting Handouts and Presentations

    July 23-25, 2015 • Portland, Oregon


    Thursday, July 23

    3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Opening Plenary: College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education
    Presenter: Ryan Craig, founding Managing Director, University Ventures 
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    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Opening Plenary: Reimagining the First Year: What an Opportunity! But What are We to Do?
    Presenter: John Gardner, President, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
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    Friday, July 24

    9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Plenary Session: What Employers Want from Higher Education
    Moderator: Richard Dunfee, Executive Director, Grants Resource Center/AASCU (retired)
    Panelists: Mike Bomar, President, Columbia River Economic Development Council
    Susy Dunn, Vice President of People, Jama Software
    Paul A. Zimmerman, University Program Office Manager, Intel Corporation
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    10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
    Do We Ask Too Much of the First Year Seminar?
    Presenter: Warren Sandmann, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, William Paterson
    University (N.J.)
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    11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Retention and Reinvention: The First Year Experience as a way to Embed the University Mission
    Presenters: Gayle Hutchinson, Provost and Amanda Quintero, Director, Hispanic Serving Institutio Initiatives, California State University Channel Islands
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    11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Skin in the Game: How a Redesigned Budget Model Can Promote Student Engagement and
    Success

    Presenters: Sue Ott Rowlands, Vice President and Provost, Northern Kentucky University and Jaime Ontiveros, Manager, Huron
    Education
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    11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. * Salon G
    Enhancing Engagement through Profession-Based Work Experiences Early in a Student’s Education
    Presenters: Timothy Mottet, Provost; Deb Toomey, Provost Fellow and Carol Spradling, Associate Professor, Northwest Missouri State University
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    11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Investing in Partnerships with Chinese Universities: A Worthwhile Strategy
    Presenters: Rebecca O. Turner, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs; Lisa Williams, Associate Dean/Arts and Science; and Ronnie Clayton, Eminent Scholar of Finance, Jacksonville State University (Ala.)
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    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Closing Gaps and Supporting Equity in First Year Success
    Presenters: Vicki Golich, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Lunde MacDonald, Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.)
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    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. * Salon B
    Driving Student Success: Using Holistic Assessment to Improve Retention and Completion Rates
    Presenter: Ross Markle, Senior Research and Assessment Advisor, ETS
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    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 
    Integrating Alternative Credit Options for First-Time and Transfer Students
    Presenter: Jon Bellum, Provost and Senior Vice President, Colorado State University-Global Campus
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    2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 
    A First Year Aligned with Campus Mission: Cross-disciplinary, Connected Learning, Community
    Engaged

    Presenters: Leslie Ashbaugh, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Achievement and Emily Christian, Assistant Dean Student Affairs, University of Washington, Bothell
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    2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 
    Re-imagining the First-Year: Scalable Pedagogical Innovations with Proven Effects on Student
    Success

    Presenters: William Loker, Dean, Undergraduate Education and Thia Wolf, Director, First Year Experience Program, California State University, Chico
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    3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    First Year Student Success and the Virtual One Stop Shop
    Presenters: Timothy King, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and
    Janet Moore, Director of Academic Enhancement, Jacksonville State University (Ala.)
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    3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Strategic Issues and Priorities for International Enrollment: Survey Findings
    Presenters: Rahul Choudaha, Chief Knowledge Officer and Senior Director of Strategic Development World Education Services and Arlene Jackson, Director of International Education, AASCU
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    Saturday, July 25

    8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    Plenary: Intentional and Strategic Considerations in the First Year and Beyond
    Re-designing the First Year of College for Student Success

    Presenter: James Anderson, Chancellor, Fayetteville State University (N.C.)
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    10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Entrepreneurship and Start-Ups: Engaging Faculty and Students
    Presenters: Ashish Vaidya, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, St. Cloud State University (Minn.); Christopher Paolini, Department of Computer Science and the Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University (Calif.); Colette Hart, Senior Director, Centers for Outreach and Engagement, Cleveland State University (Ohio) and Erin Flynn, Associate Vice President for Research and Partnerships, Portland State University (Ore.)
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    10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. * Salon B
    Interactive Symposium on Programs to Advance Student Success
    Presenter: Suzanne Kissel, Systems Consultant, Principal, Ellucian
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    10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. * Salon D
    Never Waste a Mandate: NSLDS Federal Requirements—Seizing an Opportunity to Increase Retention, Improve Campus Major-coding Practices and Enhance Curriculum
    Presenters: Marilyn Wells, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Ginger Zierdt, Interim Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education, Minnesota State University, Mankato
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    1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
    Data Driven Holistic Approach to Early Intervention
    Presenters: Karla Berry, Director, Director of the Center for Teaching, Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondale and Andy Hall, Vice President of Technology, Pearson Higher Ed Services
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    1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. * Salon G
    E-Advising and Early Alerts: Proactive Interventions across Divisions at California State University Long Beach
    Presenter: Nele Hempel-Lamer, Interim AVP for Undergraduate Studies, California State University Long Beach
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    2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 
    Using Analytics to Drive Learning-Centered Design and Assessment
    Presenters: Colleen Carmean, Assistant Chancellor, University of Washington Tacoma and Matthew Milliron, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering, Civitas Learning
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    2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    Building a First-Year Program of Success
    Presenters: Daniel Engstrom, Associate Provost of Academic Success and Bruce Barnhart, Acting Provost, California University of Pennsylvania
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