2013 Summer Council of Presidents

2013 Summer Council of Presidents

Saturday, July 13, 2013 to Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Loews Annapolis Hotel • Annapolis, Maryland

Join AASCU colleagues at our annual summer retreat to explore topics related to embracing the opportunities for positive transformation that come with rapid change. Sessions will focus on ways presidents and chancellors can creatively take charge of institutional destiny and provide leadership around the theme “Harnessing the Winds of Change.”

About the Conference

Summer Council attendance is limited to current presidents and chancellors of member institutions, family members and guests. Spouses/partners will join presidents and chancellors for major sessions and will also have opportunities to discuss their shared interests and roles. 

The registration fee covers participation in sessions, coffee and refreshment breaks, breakfasts and receptions, except optional events. Optional events may be purchased online as part of the registration process but must be paid in advance. Optional events may also be purchased by check or credit card on site.

Participants must register and pay by June 14, 2013 to receive the discounted registration rate. Payments or purchase orders sent by mail will be eligible for the discount if postmarked by June 14, 2013. Registration is not complete until payment is received and participants must be registered to receive a badge and attend sessions or events.

Special Programs

Special programs offered in conjunction with the 2013 Summer Council require separate participation fee(s): 

  1. AASCU Women Presidents Program – Friday, July 12
    $75 Participation Fee
    This special workshop features case study discussions of issues facing women presidents and chancellors.
     
  2. Experienced Presidents Retreat – Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 
    $525 Participation Fee
    Sustaining the Creative Presidency in Challenging Times

    AALISupported in part by the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) in collaboration with Academic Search, Inc.

    Facilitators with presidential and consulting experience will help presidents and chancellors reflect on their accomplishments and challenges and develop a plan for addressing critical issues and opportunities in the next stages in their presidencies.
    Presidents and chancellors appointed prior to July 2010 are eligible to attend. Enrollment is limited to 15.
     
  3. AASCU Institutional Transformation Consortium Executive Briefing and Workshop – Tuesday, July 16
    By Invitation
    This executive briefing and workshop is offered in partnership with Huron Education, a leader in forming strategic partnerships with colleges and universities to create and implement lasting change in business operations. Senior leadership teams will learn how participation in AASCU’s Consortium can help institutions develop solutions customized to the unique challenges of their institutions. Members will learn from each other, benchmark their performance against one another and other peers, and gain insight into what efficiencies work—at significant savings through participation in AASCU’s Consortium.

Schedule top

Download final program (pdf)
(Updated July 10, 2013) 

 


Saturday, July 13

 

4:30 p.m. ‐ 5:30 p.m.
Opening General Session: History and Culture of Annapolis
Download handouts by Jane McWilliams 

Fees top

Registration Fees for the 2013 Summer Council of Presidents

Category
 
Early Registration
(4 weeks prior to
Meeting June 14, 2013)
 
Regular Registration
(After June 14, 2013)   
AASCU Member President/Chancellor $625 $700
AASCU Member Spouse/Partner $125 $175

Special Program and Optional Activity Fees

AASCU Women Presidents Program
Friday, July 12
$75 Participation Fee

Experienced Presidents Retreat
Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13
$525 Participation Fee

Welcome Reception and Dinner Buffet
Saturday, July 13
$65 Optional Activity Fee

U.S. Naval Academy Program
Sunday, July 14
Although there is not an additional charge for the program and tour of the U.S. Naval Academy, advance sign up and a government issued ID are required.

Dinner Sail (4.17.13: Note that this activity is currently sold out. Attendees should email Kevin to be placed on a wait list)
Sunday, July 14
$120 Optional Activity Fee

Farewell Cookout at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Monday, July 15
$110 Optional Activity Fee 

 

Registration Information top

Please select among the two options below:      

OPTION 1:
Register Online
NOTE: Please click this LOGIN HELP if you have trouble using the online registration form.

OPTION 2:
Register via the downloadable registration form, to be mailed or faxed in to AASCU Meetings attention to Kevin Finkelstein at (202) 478-5493.
Download Form (pdf) Right click on this link and choose "Save as."


Accommodations top

Hotel

The Loews Annapolis is located minutes from historic downtown Annapolis and the Maryland State House.

Loews Annapolis
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
www.loewshotels.com/Annapolis-Hotel

The deadline to reserve accommodations was Friday, July 14.

If you have not yet made a hotel reservation, we ask that you first contact the Loews Annapolis. If you are unable to secure a reservation, please contact Kevin.
AASCU is holding a block of rooms at the conference rate but, since Annapolis is such a popular summer destination, there is no guarantee that accommodations will be available through the June 14 cut off. 

Rooms are $184 for single or double occupancy, plus 6 percent state sales tax and 7 percent city sales tax.

Reservations by phone: Call 800-526-2593 and reference the American Association of State Colleges and Universities group rate.

Reserve Online 
A first night deposit is required to confirm a reservation.

Disability Needs/Special Requests
Indicate any disability-related requirements or special preferences when making the reservation.
The Loews Annapolis reservations department will try to accommodate requests.


General Information

Air
Fly into Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), located roughly 24 miles (30 minutes) north of the Loews Annapolis.

Alternatively, fly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), located roughly 35 miles or (60 minutes) east of the Loews Annapolis.

Ground Transportation

Airport Transfers
From BWI: Super Shuttle offers rates of $35 each way, per person, plus a $1 fuel surcharge for shared van service. A second person can be added for $12. Other options are available at higher rates. To book, visit: www.supershuttle.com
From DCA: Super Shuttle offers rates of $49 each way, per person, for shared van service. A second person can be added for $10. Other options are available at higher rates. To book, visit: www.supershuttle.com

Taxi
From BWI: Taxis are roughly $60 each way.
Note: Taxis are not recommended for commuting from DCA; the cost is prohibitive, particularly during rush hour traffic.

Car Rental
Hertz (Reserve online) is offering discounted rates for rental cars for the Summer Council. Rates are guaranteed from July 9 through July 19, subject to car availability, from BWI and DCA. Rentals may have airport fees, surcharges, and motor vehicle fees related to car rental, which are separate charges from tax. Call the Hertz Meeting Sales Desk at 800.654.2240 and mention the code Hertz CV#011B0076. (All “0” are zeros). Hertz will provide the best rates available. Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply. Advanced reservations recommended. Click here to view rental rates for the Summer Council (pdf).

Optional Activities top

Please see this list for activities to do and places to go on your own.
 

The following are a list of optional activities presented as a part of the Summer Council:

Welcome Reception and Dinner Buffet – Saturday, July 13
$65 Optional Activity Fee 

Join colleagues for an evening of fellowship and enjoy a buffet inspired by the Naval command, “Eyes in the Boat,” given to remind U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen to keep their vision focused squarely straight ahead when marching or in formation (menu features seared beef filet and roasted rock fish with Chesapeake clams as well as vegetarian items).


U.S. Naval Academy Program – Sunday, July 14
Although there is not an additional charge for the program and tour of the U.S. Naval Academy, advance sign up is required.

Government issued photo I.D. required to enter the U.S. Naval Academy (no exceptions).
Few institutions evoke leadership and inspire respect as profoundly as the United States Naval Academy with a mission to develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically into leaders of character for the Navy and Marine Corps. School buses will transport guests the short ride to the academy for a presentation on leadership in times of rapid change. Following the program, attendees mingle over light refreshments and experience a guided walking tour of the Yard—a chance to enjoy the scenic grounds and gain insights into the long and distinguished history of the academy.
Dinner Sail – Sunday, July 14
$120 Optional Activity Fee

Few experiences capture the essence of the magnificent Chesapeake Bay as a summer sail on the schooner Woodwind II. A school bus transports guests the short distance to the dock for boarding the schooner. Participants enjoy a simple dinner, inspired by summer on the Chesapeake, and sail until sunset. Rubber soled shoes, such as tennis shoes or docksiders, are required for sailing and a windbreaker or light jacket is recommended.
For more information on Schooner Woodwind and the Woodwind II, please visit this website.
Farewell Cookout at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club – Monday, July 15
$110 Optional Activity Fee

Poised on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the Beach Club sits on historic Kent Island--a picturesque setting in which to enjoy a summer evening of simple pleasures and camaraderie. Dress to play lawn games, wander the shoreline or just kick back and relax in a rocking chair on the deck, soaking in the image of sky meeting water. The informal cookout features a picnic-inspired menu that includes a taste of the famous Maryland blue crab.

Cancellation & Refund Policytop

Cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a cancellation fee if received after 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday June 24, 2013.   Cancellations received prior to 5 p.m. ET, June 24, 2013 will receive a full refund. Refunds will be issued within 45 days of the meeting's conclusion. Payments made online will be refunded back to the credit card, all other refunds will be issued via check.

Cancellation Fee – Member President/Chancellor: $150.00
Cancellation Fee – Member Spouse/Partner: 
$ 50.00 

Please note, due to pre-program preparations, cancellations received after 5 p.m. EST on July 5, 2013, including no-shows,* are not eligible for refunds (including optional events.)

Failure to reconcile Summer Council final invoices precludes members from registering for future meetings.

*No-show is a registrant who does not attend the meeting and has not canceled in writing. No-shows are responsible for all registered meeting charges. 

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