• 2014 Annual Meeting Handouts and Presentations

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    The Fairmont • Washington, D.C.

    Sunday, October 19

    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
    Pre-Annual Meeting Seminar for Presidents and Chancellors
    Finding the Strategic Value of IT without Getting Technical

    Program presented in collaboration with EDUCAUSE with support provided by Ellucian.

    Information technology can enhance an institution’s brand, reduce costs, increase risk, or just be “plumbing.” This session will help presidents and chancellors develop a better understanding of the strategic uses of information technology, looking at the “state of the art” as well as emerging areas.  Participants will leave with an understanding of the high impact issues institutions should be alert to, including competitiveness, productivity, and the quality of the learning environment.  

    Presenter: Diana Oblinger, President, EDUCAUSE 
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    4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
    Opening General Session: Private Benefits and the Public Good
    Support provided by ARAMARK Higher Education

    By comparison with high-school graduates, college graduates enjoy many personal benefits, including higher salaries and lower unemployment rates, greater health and longevity, and more engaged and fulfilling lives. These private benefits translate directly and indirectly into the public good in the form of higher taxes, lower social welfare costs, greater contributions to the nation’s economic growth, and higher voting and volunteerism rates. The children of college graduates are more likely to attend college themselves and far more likely to lift themselves out of poverty. Many of these societal economic benefits have now been quantified—with figures amounting to more than a trillion dollars a year. America’s public colleges and universities enroll three-quarters of all undergraduates. In an increasingly stratified society, public higher education is a potent force for public betterment. 

    Presenter: Alice Chandler, President Emerita, State University of New York at New Paltz
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    Monday, October 20

    8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
    Strategic Use of Financial Aid as a Tool for Enrollment Management and Degree Completion
    Presented by Noel-Levitz

    What are public colleges and universities doing to succeed in a challenging higher education environment? Over the last several years, the economy has put public colleges and universities under intense pressure. Funding and other changes have forced campuses to dramatically increase their prices at the same time students and families have greater financial need.  Despite these challenges, some public institutions are not only succeeding but thriving.

    Faciliator: Kevin Crockett, President, Enrollment Management Division, Noel-Levitz
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    12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
    American Academic Leadership Institute Luncheon
    Support provided by the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) in collaboration with Academic Search, Inc.

    Education for Individual Success and the Public Good
    Presenter: C. Kent McGuire, President and CEO, Southern Education Foundation
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    3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    General Session
    Issues and Trends for Global Higher Education Leadership

    In an increasingly globalized world, higher education is on the brink of significant transformations requiring institutions and systems to adapt more quickly, and effectively, to unexpected changes.  A significant demographic, technological, and economic shift happening domestically and abroad will pose challenges and opportunities for higher education.  How should institutional policies and programs consider significant worldwide trends and what critical aspects might higher education leaders factor into their decision-making?  

    Presenter:  Francisco Marmolejo, Tertiary Education Coordinator, The World Bank
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    • Danita Young
      Project Director, Leadership Development and Meeting Operations
      (202) 478-4677