Updated January 28, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Next Generation of Students
Now coming to your college campus: the first Globals. They are the most outward-looking generation in American history, more socially tolerant, and internationally aware. How does higher education need to adapt to a fundamental reorientation of the American character away from consumption and toward a new global citizen?
Speaker: John Zogby, pollster and author of The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
The Globalization of Higher Education
Speaker: Kishore Mahbubani, author of The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Power to the East and dean of the school of public policy at the National University of Singapore
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Monday, June 8, 2009
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Discover Your Inner Campus Economist: Use Incentives to Run a More Efficient, Stable, and Successful University
It's only the most challenging financial environment since the Great Depression. You can get frantic, or you can get wise to how the quantitative meets the qualitative. Learn strategies to make the necessary concessions sting less and your dollar buy more.
Guest: Tyler Cowen, best-selling author of Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist and professor of economics, George Mason University
Interviewer: Alexander C. Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Boards and College Leaders: Getting Along in Tough Times
When economic times get rough, board members sometimes pay a lot more attention to the institution. But a suddenly engaged board member is not always a good development. This look at good and bad working relationships includes tips on how to maintain positive interactions and improve flawed relations.
Panelists: Steven C. Bahls, president, Augustana College
R. Barbara Gitenstein, president, The College of New Jersey
Thomas C. Longin, trustee, Carroll College (Mont.), and governance consultant for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Susanne Svizeny, chair of the board of trustees, The College of New Jersey
Moderator: Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Fund Raising in Tough Times: How to Persuade Donors to Give
College development officers cannot operate in the same way they did when the stock market was up and the public was confident about the economy. How can colleges be sensitive to the problems of donors, yet continue to raise needed money? These tips are designed to help presidents, trustees, and development officers through the current crisis and beyond.
Panelists: Ted R. Grossnickle, trustee, Wabash College, and fund-raising consultant
Susan K. Kubik, executive director, Northampton Community College Foundation (Bethlehem, Pa.)
The Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., president, Marquette University
Moderator: Stacy Palmer, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
The Road Scholars
The proportion of university faculty members who work off the tenure track has risen dramatically over the last few decades. Is there any sign that the growth in numbers of faculty members who are not on tenure tracks will stop any time soon? And what is the impact on undergraduates, on teaching, on the way universities do business, and on adjunct teachers themselves? Are there changes universities could make in their treatment of such faculty members that might improve the job?
Panelists: Roy Flores, chancellor, Pima Community College District
Elizabeth Hoffman, English lecturer, California State University at Long Beach
Alan H. Schiller, instructor, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsor Case Study Session
Next Generation Education for Next Generation Students
Presented by the University Phoenix
This case study describes how University of Phoenix has redesigned the education experience for millennial students through a revolutionary approach to remedial education and an innovative First Year Experience designed to maximize student success and retention.
Speaker: William J. Pepicello, president, University of Phoenix
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Higher Education in Challenging Financial Times
During economic downturns, colleges have often benefited from increased enrollments. What better place than an ivy-covered campus to retreat, or to stay put, when the job market goes south? But higher-education economists agree this time will likely be different, with bigger strains on state budgets, family finances, and falling endowments. A widely quoted economist and author gives his take on the broader economic trends and their relevance for higher education.
Guest: Mark M. Zandi, chief economist and co-founder of Moody's Economy.com
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Leading in an Era of Limits
Since the end of World War II, American higher education has sought out leaders who can build and expand institutions. But as we enter an era of constrained resources, success will no longer be measured by growth and expansion. Do higher-education leaders have the right skills for this new period of reductions and redirection? Hear from Niko Canner, one of Fortune Magazine’s 10 new gurus you should know.
Guest: Niko Canner, co-founder and managing partner of Katzenbach Partners
Interviewer: Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Training a College Leader to Meet the Press
Many leaders consider themselves media ready, but those in public relations know better. Being media savvy is not necessarily in a college official’s CV. They may be able to prepare a balanced, multimillion-dollar budget or be brilliant working the crowd at a reunion, but it does not necessarily follow that they know how to speak effectively to a reporter.
Panelists: Karen W. Arenson, former higher-education reporter, The New York Times
John F. Burness, former senior vice president for public affairs and government relations, Duke University
Russell Powell, The Chronicle's "On Message" columnist and assistant director of marketing for public relations at Elms College
Moderator: Brad Wolverton, The Chronicle of Higher Education
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
How to Be “The One”
Anyone who has ever been interviewed for a presidency and hasn’t been picked has wondered: What did the other candidate have that I didn’t? How do search consultants and committees narrow their choices? What are the key moments of opportunity for candidates, and what are the pitfalls to avoid? A panel of search consultants discusses the inner workings of the process.
Moderator: Paul Fain, The Chronicle of Higher Education