Program Preview - Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences

ccas.net

Program Preview - Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Program Preview

Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences

43rd Annual Meeting

November 12-15, 2008

Portland, Oregon


Table of Contents

Featured Speakers.................3

Pre-Conference Workshop......4

Schedule of Events

Wednesday............................5

Thursday................................5

Friday....................................9

Saturday................................14

Post-Conference Workshop

Deans & Development...........18

Stepping Up...........................19

Local Attractions....................20

Beautiful Portland, Oregon......21

Registration Information........23


Portland Skyline with Mount Hood.

Featured Speakers

Susan Albertine

CCAS President-Elect

Annual Meeting Program Chair

Matthew C. Moen

The University of South Dakota

2007-2008 CCAS President

Friday Luncheon Address,

“Aristotle in an Era of Accountability”

Carol Geary Schneider, President

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Thursday Keynote Address,

“Liberal Education and Students’ Success”

Verlyn Klinkenborg, Member of the Editorial Board

The New York Times (Agriculture, Environment, and Culture)

Thursday Luncheon Address, “Nature and Nonfiction”

Isaac J. Mowoe, Attorney-at-Law

Deans and the Law: Agency and the Tenure Process

Thursday, 10:45-12:00 and 3:30-4:45

2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon 3


Pre-conference Workshop

WEDNESDAY

Separate registration and fees apply. You need not attend

the Annual Meeting to enroll in a workshop. Enrollment

is limited to 40 participants, so register early. There will

be no on-site registration for workshops.

Wednesday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Conflict Management for Deans

Conflict management is an essential skill for all arts and sciences deans. This interactive

workshop will focus on the dean’s role in managing conflict. The session will begin with

how to conduct a conflict analysis within the two main approaches to conflict (collaborative

and competitive). Key skills for effective conflict management will be discussed, and

workshop registrants will be active participants in specific skill-building activities. A

highlight of the workshop will be a set of several case studies featuring scenarios that are

frequently encountered by academic deans. The session will close with a discussion

of resources for conflict management.

Presenter:

Schedule:

Workshop Check-in: 7:30 – 8:00

(beverages & light refreshments will be available)

Morning session: 8:00 – 12:00,

with a mid-morning coffee break at 10:00 – 10:15

Networking lunch: 12:00 – 1:30

(box lunches will be provided)

Afternoon session: 1:30 – 3:30

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Conference registration is open from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

8:00 am – 3:30 pm Pre-Conference Workshop:

Conflict Management for Deans

Separate registration required; fee applies (see page 4)

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm CCAS Board of Directors Meeting

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Program Committee Meeting

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Newcomers’ Welcome Session

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Michigan Deans’ Meeting

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pacific Northwest Region Deans’ Meeting

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Ohio Deans’ Meeting

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Case Study Leaders’ Meeting

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Orientation to Portland

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception for Registrants and Guest

Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

Suzanne McCorkle

Director, Boise State

University Dispute Resolution

Program and Professor

of Communication

Previously Interim Dean and

Associate Dean, College of

Social Sciences and Public

Affairs, Boise State University

Author (with Melanie J.

Reese) of Mediation Theory

and Practice, Allyn and

Bacon, 2004

Location:

Broadway I-II, Portland Hilton and Executive Tower

Registration fee:

$195 per registrant

Presiding:

Denise A. Battles, University of Northern Colorado

Who should attend:

This workshop, first offered at the 2007 Annual

Meeting in Chicago, is appropriate for new and

experienced deans, associate deans, and assistant

deans who wish to learn or refine their conflict

management skills.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Conference registration is open from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

7:00 am - 7:45 am Meetings of CCAS Standing Committees

Committee of Assistant/Associate Deans

Committee on Comprehensive Universities

Committee on Cultural Diversity

Committee on Liberal Arts Institutions

Committee on Metropolitan/Urban Universities

Committee on Private Colleges/Universities

Committee on Research Universities

7:45 am – 8:45 am Breakfasts by Sector

Research Universities

Comprehensive Universities (10,000)

Metropolitan-Urban Universities

Liberal Arts Institutions

Private Institutions

9:00 am – 10:15 am Opening Plenary Session

Welcome: Matthew C. Moen, CCAS President

Speaker: Carol Geary Schneider, President, AACU

Title: Liberal Education and Students’ Success

4 2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon

2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon 5


Schedule of Events

THURSDAY

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY

10:45 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions I

Session A:

Deans and the Law:

Agency and the Tenure Process

When, in the usual and ordinary course of her

duties, an academic administrator with either

the real or apparent authority to do so makes

a decision in the tenure process, such action is

ordinarily binding on the institution by which

she is employed. Where that decision is

sound, both the courts and the law are silent.

But there are instances in which the law and

the courts break their silence and speak quite

loudly. How, in this very important aspect

of its operations, might an institution keep

the law and the courts as silent as they truly

prefer to be?

Presenter: Isaac J. Mowoe.

Session B:

New Deans Workshop

Discussion of the responsibilities and

obligations of a new dean, including resource

issues, organizational operations, personnel

management, planning, working with other

parts of the university, and whatever other

topics the audience wishes to address.

This session is run by the same team that

conducted the 2008 summer CCAS New

Deans Seminar.

Newcomer’s Welcome Session

This year’s first-time attendees

can benefit from a one-hour

session introducing them to

pertinent features of the

Annual Meeting, Wednesday,

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Following

is the Orientation to Portland,

open to all deans and guests.

Session C:

Beyond the Ivory Tower:

Integrating Traditional Liberal Arts

Education and Professional Preparation

While many view a college education as

providing professional skills development,

employers recognize that the traditional

liberal arts are critical to career development

and economic competitiveness. Presenters

will describe innovative attempts to integrate

learning outcomes from liberal arts education

with the career development students (and

their parents) expect. The themed poster/

multimedia session format will foster

informal interaction among participants and

attendees. Discussant comments will highlight

emerging themes, leadership opportunities,

and challenges that remain.

Session D:

Roundtable Discussion:

On the Future of Liberal Education

Oregon has committed to becoming a

LEAP state. This talk will examine what

this decision has meant at Portland State

University, and the opportunities and

challenges to this effort created by its distinct

structure for general education. We will then

facilitate a roundtable discussion around key

questions that this project entails: How do we

integrate essential learning outcomes into the

majors? What strategies can we use to make

excellence inclusive across the disciplines?

Responding to Carol Geary Schneider’s

keynote talk, Portland State University will

host a discussion of the direction and future

of liberal education.

Session E:

Organizing Arts & Sciences

A roundtable discussion of high-level questions

concerning the way we organize the arts and

sciences within the college or university.

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon and Address

Presiding: Susan Albertine, President-Elect, CCAS

Speaker: Verlyn Klinkenborg, Editorial Board,

The New York Times (Agriculture, Environment, and Culture)

Title: Nature and Nonfiction

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Special Discussion Topics for Luncheon Tables

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Case Study Sessions

A highlight of the CCAS meetings, case study sessions provide

participants the opportunity to discuss difficult situations and

consider various solutions. There are not always clear answers;

this is an opportunity to share experiences useful to everyone.

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions II

Session F:

National Scene: An Agenda on Higher

Education for the Next President and

Congress of the United States

A round-table of deans and observers of

the national scene, discussing what should

be done for higher education over the next

four years.

Session G:

Deans and the Law: Agency

and the Tenure Process

When, in the usual and ordinary course of her

duties, an academic administrator with either

the real or apparent authority to do so makes

a decision in the tenure process, such action is

ordinarily binding on the institution by which

she is employed. Where that decision is

sound, both the courts and the law are silent.

But there are instances in which the law and

the courts break their silence and speak quite

loudly. How, in this very important aspect

of its operations, might an institution keep

the law and the courts as silent as they truly

prefer to be?

Session H:

Enhancing Professional Development

of Junior Faculty through Formal

Mentoring Programs

Balancing the numerous demands of teaching,

research, service, and personal life can be

daunting to new hires. The professional

development of new and junior faculty

and their success in achieving tenure can,

however, be greatly enhanced through

mentoring by senior colleagues. The panelists

will provide strategies and practical tips

to foster profession growth of new faculty

through the implementation of formal

mentoring programs.

Session I:

Strategic Planning and Budgetary

Reallocation within a State

University System

The new strategic plan of the University System

of Ohio includes four areas: quality, access,

affordability, and economic leadership. The

state intends to build a university system for

the twenty-first century. Deans and presidents

take an active role in this strategic process. Each

panelist will address how the strategic planning

system affects individual institutions. Topics

include quality; STEM; “centers of excellence;”

interdisciplinary programs; economic

development; partnership building; enrollment,

tuition, degree completion; retention and

attraction of human talent.

6 2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon

2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon 7


Schedule of Events

THURSDAY

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions II

Session J:

Problems with Using Grades as Measures

of Student Learning Outcomes

Student grades are the primary means of

assessing learning outcomes in many college

and university courses. In this session

panelists discuss a number of questions that

have been raised about this approach. Are

grades valid? How well do grades correlate

with other measures of learning outcomes

such as standardized tests? Are grades reliable

in the sense that variance in average grades

is acceptably low across different instructors

and multiple sections of the same course? To

what extent do certain courses act as obstacle

courses or roadblocks to student learning

success, and what solutions may be adopted to

help students perform well in these courses?

Session K:

Rocky Mountain Deans’ Meeting

This meeting of deans from the Rocky

Mountain Region will include discussion

of issues affecting them and also the

reinstatement of the annual spring

conference. Bring issues, ideas and a

possible venue for the spring conference.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception for

Registrants and Guests

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception for Alumni

& Friends of the ACE

Fellows Program

Sponsored by the ACE

Council of Fellows

Host: David Carl

Wilson, Webster

University

Deans and the Law:

Agency and the

Tenure Process

Isaac J. Mowoe, Attorney-at-Law

When, in the usual and ordinary

course of her duties, an

academic administrator with

either the real or apparent

authority to do so makes a

decision in the tenure process,

such action is ordinarily

binding on the institution by

which she is employed. Where

that decision is sound, both

the courts and the law are

silent. But there are instances

in which the law and the

courts break their silence and

speak quite loudly. How, in

this very important aspect of

its operations, might an

institution keep the law and

the courts as silent as they

truly prefer to be?

Thursday, 10:45 am – 12 pm

and 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Conference registration is open from 8:00 am - Noon

7:30 am – 8:45 am Continental Breakfast

7:30 am – 8:45 am Breakfast for Minority Deans

Topic: The dean’s role in bridging global cultural

differences with American cultural differences.

Coordinated by the CCAS Cultural Diversity Committee.

9:00 am – 10:15 am Concurrent Sessions III

Session L:

Responding to Campus Tragedy and

Campus Violence

Campus violence challenges us in many ways:

How do we acknowledge the possibility of

violence and try to protect against it? How do

we respond in an emergency? In the aftermath,

how do we help our students faculty and staff

respond, grieve, and heal? How do we restore

campus life? How do we balance the needs

of safety against the core academic values of

openness and intellectual freedom? How do we

support and strengthen each other in dealing

with these profound issues? The deans of

Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University

will reflect on their campuses’ experiences and

the lessons that have been learned from them.

Session M:

Teaching Green: Integrating Sustainability

in the Curriculum

While many campuses are making their

operations more sustainable, the challenge

may be to translate these efforts to students

the classroom. This discussion focuses on how

issues of sustainability can be built into the

campus curriculum. Panelists offer their

experiences in integrating elements into

majors, as well as implementing programs

across thedisciplines on a campus.

Session N:

Fundraising to Support Research –

Beyond the Endowed Professorship

As fundraising has become more important to all

universities and colleges, deans spend increasing

amounts of time on fundraising. A key challenge

in these efforts is to be more creative in designing

proposals and raising funds for initiatives that go

beyond the conventional endowed professorship,

including support for research initiatives and

graduate education.

Session O:

Deans and Associate Deans

Working Together

A series of prepared questions asked of the

panelists will be used to facilitate a discussion

of the working relationship between deans

and associate/assistant deans. Questions will

include, but not be limited to, the following:

What is the division of labor between deans

and associate deans? How should an associate/

assistant dean represent a dean? How can an

associate/assistant dean carve out a specialty

area in which they can claim some of their own

success? How can old/new deans and old/

new associate deans get to know each other

and work toward common goal? How to best

handle disagreements between members of the

Dean’s staff? Sponsored by the Committee on

Associate/Assistant Deans.

Session P:

Kaleidoscope: A New Approach to

Undergraduate Admissions

Project Kaleidoscope provides a way to identify

students who have the potential to make a

positive and meaningful difference to the world

of the future. In this project, we supplement

SATs and high school GPAs with assessments

of creative, analytical, practical, and wisdombased

thinking. Our data so far show that

Kaleidoscope provide a means of increasing

the academic talents of the entering class,

increasing diversity with respect to ethnic and

socioeconomic groups, and sending a message

to students, parents, and guidance counselors

that an undergraduate admissions office cares

about more than test scores and grades.

Session Q:

Meeting of the Ohio Council of Deans of

Colleges of Arts and Sciences

(for University System of Ohio Universities)

8 2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon 2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon 9


Schedule of Events

FRIDAY

10:45 am – 12:00pm Annual CCAS Business Meeting

Presiding: Matthew Moen, President of CCAS

Reporting: Anne-Marie McCartan, Executive Director, CCAS

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm CCAS Luncheon and Presidential Address

Presiding: Susan Albertine

Speaker: Matthew Moen, The University of South Dakota

Title: Aristotle in an Era of Accountability

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm Special Discussion Topics for Luncheon Tables

Continental Breakfast on Friday

New this year is a networking breakfast, 7:30 am – 8:45 am.

Attendees wishing to discuss a particular topic or engage with others from

similar institutions can write up a sign naming your topic/group and locate a

table where interested parties can meet. The continental breakfast is included

in the registration fee. Those attending the Breakfast for Minority Deans also

will be provided a continental breakfast and will meet in a separate room.

Becoming a Chief Academic Officer:

Considerations and Search Strategies

George L. Mehaffy, Vice President for Academic Leadership

and Change, American Association of State Colleges

and Universities (AASCU) and Ann Die Hasselmo, former

Managing Director, Academic Search Consultants will be

featured in this three-hour special session. Participants

will be provided with detailed, practical advice on what

issues to consider and search strategies to employ when

contemplating becoming a chief academic officer. The

intended audience is individuals particularly interested

in positions at institutions belonging to the American

Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU),

whose members include a variety of public institutions,

some liberal arts colleges, many regional comprehensive

universities, and some doctoral institutions.

Friday, 9:00 am – 12 pm.

10 2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon

Ariel tram and St. Helens.


Schedule of Events

FRIDAY

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions IV 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions V

Session R:

Building Interdisciplinary and

International Collaborations

Nearly every knowledgeable speaker on

higher education who addresses current

and future intellectual challenges endorses

interdisciplinarity as one offering the most

promise for advances in knowledge. This

panel will explore the opportunities and

obstacles for building interdisciplinary

collaborations across multiple departments

and colleges within the institution as well as

interdisciplinary collaborations that cross

international boundaries. Sponsored by the

Committee on Research Institutions

Session S:

Tips for Creating a

College-Specific Advisory Board

Because deans increasingly are being called

upon to serve as their own development

officers, this panel will provide practical

advice about how to put together a board

that will function smoothly and generate

measurable funding increases for your

school’s needs. Panelists will share formulas

and ideas that have worked well and also

those that have not.

Session T:

Voices from Arts and Sciences

in Higher Education Budgeting

and Strategic Planning

Increasingly, budgets in Colleges of Arts

and Sciences and their encompassing

institutions need supplementation beyond

legislative appropriations (if any). There are

philosophically fundamental and pragmatic

questions about new organizational forms

connecting higher education, governments

(domestic and global), businesses, media,

foundations, etc. The humanities and

social sciences, usually located in colleges

of arts and sciences, have a large potential

role in enhancing educational innovation,

organizational strategic planning, and budgets.

This panel explores that potential role.

12 2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon

Session U:

Promoting and Assessing International

Programs on Our Campuses:

What Can Deans Do?

This session will provide historical

background of the development of

international programs in American higher

education, including the major federal

legislation that resulted

in the support and growth of these programs.

How the leadership of deans can stimulate

the growth of international programs will be

discussed, as well as promotion and funding

of collaborative research opportunities for

undergraduate students and faculty working

with colleagues in other countries. Creative

faculty development opportunities to facilitate

the internationalization of the curriculum

will be presented, and plans for assessment of

these efforts will be shared. Sponsored by the

Committee on Liberal Arts Institutions.

Session V:

Engaging Locally: Metropolitan/Urban

Universities and Community Partnerships

Metropolitan and Urban Universities often

sell themselves by pointing out the important

opportunities that cities alone can offer

to students and faculty. Being located in a

city is not enough, however; we want to be

fully integrated into the life of the cities in

which we find ourselves. In other words,

we want our students and faculty to be

fully engaged with their environment. As a

result, metropolitan and urban universities

often strive to build strong, constructive

partnerships with other urban institutions,

foundations, museums, community groups,

social agencies, or schools. This session

explores some significant examples of

successful community engagement. It

also discusses the challenges related to

the evaluation of faculty who take civic

engagement seriously. Sponsored by the

Committee on Metropolitan and Urban

Institutions.

Friday late afternoon sessions encourage

free-wheeling discussion and interaction.

Session W:

Building and Sustaining a

Culture of Assessment

In light of the growing emphasis on

accountability in higher education, assessment

continues to take on an increasingly important

role. However, assessment motivated

primarily by accountability creates significant

challenges for its success. This panel discusses

the experiences of several universities that

have built and sustained a strong culture of

assessment over a number of years. Attendees

will learn how this process occurred and how it

might be encouraged on other campuses.

Session X:

“He Wants What??!!??”

Hiring the New Generation of Faculty

and Keeping Them (Reasonably) Happy

Many deans and department chairs believe

that they face a new generation of younger

faculty members who have high expectations

for their careers and apparently little patience

for the institutions at which they work. We will

discuss a short white paper on faculty roles

and responsibilities for younger teachers and

scholars and what institutions should and

should not do to support new faculty members

and integrate them into their campus

community. We will open up the discussion to

hear the best practices and the worst horror

stories from participants in the session.

Breakfast for Minority Deans

Each year, conference participants

are invited by the CCAS Cultural

Diversity Committee to attend

a breakfast for minority deans.

This year’s discussion topic is the

dean’s role in bridging global

cultural differences with American

cultural differences.

Friday, 7:30 am – 8:45 am.

Bringing a Spouse/Guest

to Portland?

Guests are welcome to attend

the evening receptions but preregistration

is required. The $45

fee covers all three receptions.

Prices for the Thursday and Friday

luncheons are $35 per luncheon.

Personal checks accepted.

Session Y:

Distance Learning: Issues of Faculty

evelopment and Quality Control

In recent years distance learning has provided

traditional and non-traditional students a

convenient format for completing their academic

programs. However, this format provides

new challenges to academic administrators.

The panelists will address two of the most

critical—and intertwined—issues with examples

from their own campuses. Issues with regard to

Faculty Development relate to the differences

in pedagogical approaches in an online

environment as well as the role of technology

support on campus. Quality control is of critical

importance in assuring the worth of the degrees

earned and becomes of special interest when

adjunct faculty (both online and on campus) are

key providers of instruction.

Session Z:

Life after the Deanship

Did you think yours was a lifetime appointment?

College deans serve five years on average. What

is the next phase of your career: is it retirement,

retreat back to the faculty, or further movement

into the dark side as VP/Provost or President?

What are the considerations for retirement,

retreat, or the next job search? How do you plan,

where can you get needed advice. What are the

signs that the time is right? Please join us for an

interactive discussion with a panel of deans who

have made these decisions.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Reception for Registrants and Guests

2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon 13


Schedule of Events

SATURDAY

Saturday, November 15, 2008

7:30 am – 8:45 am Gender and Negotiation: Networking Breakfast for Women and Men

Presenter: Sara Laschever, co-author of Women Don’t Ask:

Gender and Negotiation.

Requires separate registration; fee applies (see page 16).

9:00 am – 10:15 am Concurrent Sessions VI

Session AA:

Support for the Sciences in Regional

Comprehensive Universities

Regional comprehensive universities provide

opportunities to many, including firstgeneration,

lower-income, and geographically

place-bound students, as well as those

who seek a nurturing environment that

emphasizes teaching. These institutions

offer modest graduate programs in many

disciplines, again providing opportunities to

students who may wish to prove themselves

or prepare for further study elsewhere. Data

comparing costs of teaching the sciences

in comprehensive institutions with those

of research, doctoral, or baccalaureate

institutions will be examined. The sciences

require costly instrumentation and

facilities, operating funds, and library

collections. Despite the cost effectiveness

of the comprehensives, the sciences are

often under pressure since the institutions

themselves have comparatively fewer

resources. The session will discuss costs,

resources, successes, problems, and

challenges. Sponsored by the Committee on

Comprehensive Universities.

Session BB:

Organizing 101: Departments,

Institutes, Schools, or Colleges?

As colleges and universities respond to

research, outreach, and teaching needs

or develop interdisciplinary programs,

relationships between desired functions and

organizational structures become increasingly

complicated. In many public institutions,

rules define and limit structures. In private

institutions, rules and governance often lag

behind the creation of new structures. The

dean’s role in structuring and restructuring

is complex, ranging from forecasting impacts

on faculty work to establishing and managing

new “academic units.” What are good

practices in developing new structures, and

when should these structures be changed or

eliminated? Sponsored by the Committee on

Private Institutions.

Session CC:

Expanding Student Options

with a Liberal Studies Degree

This session will provide information about

two liberal studies degrees—one that has been

in effect for several years and another that

is being invented. The speakers will explore

the distinction between general studies and

liberal studies and the status of a liberal

studies program as an alternative to a

traditional major.

14 2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon

Eastbank Esplanade on

the Willamette River.


Schedule of Events

SATURDAY

Schedule of Events

SATURDAY

10:45 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions VII

Session DD:

Reverse Engineering the Basic Sciences:

Deans of Science and Engineering Working

Together to Unplug the STEM Pipeline

A national conversation, in both the academic

(Rising above the Gathering Storm by the

National Academies) and lay communities

(The World Is Flat by T. Friedman), has

highlighted the urgent need to enlarge the

Science Technology Engineering and Math

(STEM) pipeline to fuel the knowledge-based

economy. State legislatures have picked

up the mantle and funded programs at all

levels. In most colleges and universities, the

relevant disciplines reside in separate units.

At a time when STEM units are being asked

to collaborate across traditional lines, what

paradigms exist for successful partnership?

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session EE:

Becoming a Chief Academic Officer:

Considerations and Search Strategies

If you are contemplating becoming a chief

academic officer, what issues should you

consider and what search strategies should

you use? This workshop will provide detailed,

practical advice. The intended audience are

those individuals particularly interested

in institutions belonging to the American

Association of State Colleges and Universities

(AASCU), whose members include a variety of

public institutions, some liberal arts colleges,

many regional comprehensive universities,

and some doctoral institutions.

Session FF:

Best Practices in Diversifying the Student

Body and Faculty: The Dean’s Role

Panelists will highlight on-going successful

strategies at their campuses that have

enhanced recruitment and retention of

faculty and students from underrepresented

groups, e.g., federally funded grant initiatives

to develop pipelines, along with innovative

hiring, mentoring, and financial reward

programs. They will also discuss how they

have dealt with implementation challenges,

in an effort to promote discussion of how to

develop replicable models of these activities

in a variety of disciplines and geographical

regions. Sponsored by the Committee on

Cultural Diversity.

Session GG:

Adopting the Teacher-Scholar Faculty

Model: It’s All about the Hyphen

This session explores models and issues

associated with institution-wide adoption

of the teacher-scholar faculty model,

which espouses integration of faculty

research/scholarship/creative activity with

pedagogy to stimulate an engaged learning

environment. Discussion will focus on the

core principles that define teacher-scholars,

salient elements of institutional culture

needed for implementation, and challenges

and opportunities confronting institutional

leadership in shifting to this model.

Session HH:

The Faculty Activity Reporting System:

Developing a Centralized, Comprehensive

Online Data-Collection System

All institutions collect yearly data on faculty

activity to be used for a variety of purposes.

The University of Alabama Faculty Activity

Report (FAR) is a comprehensive system

that not only gives the faculty the ability and

flexibility to enter information concerning

research, teaching, and service, but is also a

powerful administrative tool to streamline

tenure and promotion processes and to

generate data for a variety of purposes.

The presentation will review the process of

developing and incorporating a centralized,

comprehensive system at both college and

university levels, including discussion of data

collection (for Delaware II, for example), and

a variety of other reporting purposes.

Session II:

Faculty Recruitment in an Era of Change

This interactive panel, focused on best

practices, will examine faculty recruitment in

a changing landscape. Questions include: 1)

With increased expectations of faculty quality

and decreased recruitment resources, what

are some ways to optimize the search process?

2) How does one guide search committees

to conduct professional search processes?

3) What are the roles of references in faculty

recruitment? 4) What strategies might a dean

employ in convincing a candidate of first

choice to accept the offer?

State/Regional

Deans’ Meetings

Several deans’ groups will be

gathering during the annual

meeting. Check the schedule

for times:

◆ Michigan Deans

◆ Ohio Deans

◆ Ohio Council of Deans of

Colleges of Arts & Sciences

◆ Pacific Northwest Deans

◆ Rocky Mountain Deans

New name for Breakfast for Women Deans:

Networking Breakfast for Women and Men

This traditional breakfast has an expanded purpose and

audience. All those interested in gender-related issues

are welcome to attend. This year’s featured speaker is

Sara Laschever, co-author of Women Don’t Ask: Gender

and Negotiation.

Saturday, 7:30 am – 8:45 am. Registration fee: $35

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meeting of the New

CCAS Board of Directors

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Post-Conference Workshops:

Deans and Development

Stepping Up to the Deanship

Requires separate registration; fee applies

(see pages 18-19).

16 2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon 2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon 17


Post-conference Workshop

SATURDAY

Separate registration and fees apply. You need not attend

the Annual Meeting to enroll in a workshop. Enrollment

is limited to 40 participants, so register early. There will

be no on-site registration for workshops.

Post-conference Workshop

SATURDAY

Separate registration and fees apply. You need not attend

the Annual Meeting to enroll in a workshop. Enrollment

is limited to 40 participants, so register early. There will

be no on-site registration for workshops.

Saturday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Deans & Development

At most institutions, the dean’s role is changing. In addition to all the academic tasks, deans

are more and more becoming involved in major gift development for their units and, in

some cases, for the overall institutional goals. This workshop will focus on giving deans a

new and refreshing way to internalize their important role in the process. We will explore a

model that can enhance your effectiveness and enjoyment of this important responsibility

by emphasizing the true meaning of philanthropy and by giving you a meaningful

development vocabulary and philosophical context. We will explore not only the successful

model but will also give you an opportunity to assess the personality characteristics of your

team that tend to lead to great success in major gift development.

Presenter:

Donald R. Gray

Vice President for Principal

Gifts (retired), University of

Wisconsin Foundation

Schedule:

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

There will be one refreshment break and a wine &

cheese reception following.

Location:

Broadway III-IV, Portland Hilton & Executive Tower

Registration fee:

$95 per registrant

Presiding:

Mary Ellen Mazey, West Virginia University

Who should attend:

Since everyone associated with a school or college is

in some important way a member of the “development

team”, this workshop is relevant to all deans, associate/

assistant deans, faculty, and development officers.

Saturday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stepping Up to the Deanship:

A Hands-on Skills Assessment and CV Workshop

Sponsored by the Cultural Diversity Committee

Dr. Marlene Ross will facilitate a discussion of the complexities of the search process

and the “do’s and don’t’s” of applying for deanships and other positions in academic

administration. You will learn how to frame a good CV and letter of application, and how

to prepare yourself for the interview. Breakout sessions will focus on assessing sample CVs

and cover letters.

Schedule:

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

There will be one refreshment break and a wine &

cheese reception following.

Location:

Broadway I-II, Portland Hilton & Executive Tower

Registration fee:

$95 per registrant

Presiding:

Carmen Cid, Eastern Connecticut State University,

Co-chair, Cultural Diversity Committee

Rachel Lindsey, Chicago State University,

Co-chair, Cultural Diversity Committee

Who should attend:

This is a leadership development workshop targeting

Associate/Assistant Deans, faculty leaders, and others

who are thinking of moving up the administrative

ladder. While the workshop is open to all, members of

under-represented groups are especially encouraged

to participate.

Presenter:

Marlene Ross

Senior Adviser, Center for

Effective Leadership;

former Director, ACE Fellows

Program, American Council

on Education.

Marlene Ross directed the

ACE Fellows program for

17 years and is an expert on

leadership development for

academic administrators.

18 2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon

2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon 19


Local Attractions

Beautiful Portland, Oregon

HOTEL INFORMATION

For those not attending Saturday afternoon’s

post-conference workshops, several local

attractions may be of interest.

Spirit of Portland

http://www.portlandspirit.com

(800) 224-3901

Enjoy a riverboat cruise of the Willamette River.

The boat boards from downtown Portland at

11:30 am and cruises from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

Cruises board on the Willamette River at

Salmon St. and Naito Pkwy.

Portland Classical Chinese Garden

http://www.portlandchinesegarden.org

(503) 228-8131

A year-round wonder, the Portland Classical

Chinese Garden is an authentically built Ming

Dynasty style garden. Covered walkways,

bridges, open colonnades, pavilions and a richly

planted landscape frame Zither Lake, creating

views that are never twice the same. This urban

oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony, built by

Suzhou artisans will inspire and engage all who

visit. The Garden is located between NW 2nd

and 3rd and NW Everett and Flanders in Old

Town/Chinatown. Guided public tours are daily at

noon and 1 pm. No reservations are required.

CCAS members will travel to the Pacific Northwest for this November’s Annual

Meeting. The Hilton Portland and Executive Tower is in the heart of the downtown

arts and entertainment district, which features over 40 restaurants.

Within walking distance are the Performing Arts Center, Oregon History Center, and

Portland Art Museum. Three public transit systems (bus, rail, trolley) can take

visitors to the Pearl District, Chinatown and the

Chinese Garden, Old Town, the River District, the

Cultural District, and the famous Powell’s City of

Books. Runners and walkers can exercise along the

banks of the Willamette River.

Contest:

Free Hotel Accomodations

for Two Early Birds

Portland Art Museum

http:web.pam.org/index.asp

(503) 226-2811

The Portland Art Museum is the oldest art museum

in the Pacific Northwest and, since its founding

in 1892, has amassed a diverse collection

numbering over 35,000 objects and works of

art. This “collection of collections” comprises

primarily gifts from generous donors and smaller

collections purchased in their entirety. The

Museum’s collection includes works of European

painting and sculpture, American painting and

sculpture, silver, Asian art, Native American art,

Pre-Columbian art, Cameroon and other African

art, contemporary art, sculpture, prints and

drawings, and photography. Museum is located on a

short walking distance from the Hilton.

The CCAS preferred group rate is a very favorable

$128/night single or double. Rooms can be booked

by calling 1-800 HILTONS and saying that you are

with booking code CCO, or use the Hilton Portland

Reservation Link:

http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/

PDXPHHH-CCO-20081109/index.jhtml

Be sure to check airline schedules before booking

your room. Conference attendees from the East

coast may wish to fly home Sunday as few flights

leave Portland after noontime. Also take into

account the pre-conference workshop (Conflict

Management, see page 4) on November 12 and the

post-conference workshops (Deans & Development

and Stepping Up to the Deanship, see pages 18 &

19) on November 15.

Two lucky members

who register under the

Early Bird rate each will

receive a free suite at

the Portland Hilton &

Executive Towers. All

Early Bird registrants will

be registered automatically

for the drawing,

which will take place on

October 14, after Early

Bird registration closes.

Applicable dates are

November 11-15

(5 nights). Proceed

to make your hotel

reservations, as they can

be cancelled if you are

the lucky winner!

20 2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon 2008 CCAS Annual Meeting • Portland, Oregon 21


2008 Annual Meeting

Registration Information

Portland Hilton & Executive Tower • November 12-15, 2008

Register online at www.ccas.net. Credit card payment preferred.

All payments must be received by November 5

Registration Fees

Early Bird fee for CCAS Members — $450

Registration and payment must be received on or before October 13

CCAS Member fee (for member institutions after 10/13/08) — $500

Non-Member fee — $600

NOTE: $100 of this registration fee can be applied to CCAS membership

for your institution. Please write ccas@wm.edu for details.

One-day only fee (for non-members who are listed in the program) — $125

Functions Included with Registration Fee

Thursday, November 13...............Breakfasts by Sector

Thursday, November 13...............Luncheon and Address

Friday, November 14....................Continental Breakfast

Friday, November 14....................Presidential Luncheon and Address

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday....Networking Social Hours

Additional Special Events

Wednesday, November 12............Pre-conference workshop,

.......................................................“Conflict Management for Deans” — $195

Saturday, November 15................Networking Breakfast for Women and Men— $35

Saturday, November 15................Post-conference workshop,

.......................................................“Stepping Up to the Deanship” — $95

Saturday, November 15................Post-conference workshop, “Deans & Development” — $95

Guest Fees

Spouse/Guest Registration Fee (includes all receptions) —$45

Thursday, November 13...............Luncheon and Address — $35

Friday, November 14....................Presidential Luncheon and Address — $35

Cancellation Policy

All requests for refunds must be in writing. Requests made prior to November 5 will receive

a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. After November 5, no refunds will be issued

due to catering guarantees.

Hotel Reservations

http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/PDXPHHH-CCO-20081109/index.jhtml

or call 1-800 HILTONS and say that you are with booking code CCO.

Hawthorne Bridge and the Willamette River.

Bringing a Spouse/Guest to Portland?

Guests are welcome to attend the evening receptions but pre-registration is required.

The $45 fee covers all three receptions. Prices for the Thursday and Friday luncheons are

$35 per luncheon. Personal checks accepted.


Photo credits

Page 11:

POVA/Tim Jewett Photography

Page 2o:

POVA/Mr. Janis Miglavs

Page 21:

Chinese Gardens, POVA/Larry Geddis

Art Museum, POVA/Bob Woodward


Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences

P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg VA 23187-8795

(757) 221-1784

www.ccas.net

More magazines by this user
Similar magazines