2015-08-13

2016 NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Institute

June 25 – June 28, 2016
Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN

Hosted on a biennial basis by NASPA's Small Colleges and Universities Division, the NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Institute is a three-day residential program during which vice presidents for student affairs and other senior-level administrators engage in discussion and reflection about critical issues in student affairs and the examination of effective and innovative programs.

About

The 2016 Institute will be the tenth in its eighteen-year history and will be held at Macalester College in beautiful Saint Paul, Minnesota.  The Institute brings together vice presidents for student affairs and other senior-level leaders at small colleges and universities with enrollments of fewer than 5000 students for three days of learning and networking.  An intentional component of this signature NASPA program is living and learning together on the host campus.

Topics featured during the 2016 Institute include:

  • Student Affairs as the touchstone for justice
  • Gender-based violence and Title IX compliance
  • Presidential perspectives on student affairs and higher education
  • Innovations and trends in campus career development initiatives
  • Hot topics for small colleges and universities

We hope you'll choose to join us in June!

 

Presented By

Small Colleges and Universities Division

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Senior Level
  • Dean of Students

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Schedule

The Institute "officially" kicks off with an opening reception and dinner on Saturday, June 25, 2016.  Other sessions and activities on Saturday are optional, some of which carry an additional registration fee.  The Institute schedule is subject to change.  Please see below for more information.

Fri, Jun 24

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Institute Check-in for Early Arrivals

Sat, Jun 25

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Institute Check-in
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Pre-Institute Golf Outing, Highland National Golf Course, St. Paul (optional; advance registration required)
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pre-Institute Tour of the Lake Street District and Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis (optional; advance registration required)
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Pre-Institute Outing to Como Park, St. Paul (optional; advance registration required)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Advancing to the Presidency: Considering the Top Job (optional; advance registration required))
Ellen Heffernan, President, Spelman Johnson
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Opening Reception
6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Opening Dinner with Keynote Address
Kevin Kruger, President, NASPA
9:00 p.m.
Neworking Time (optional)

Sun, Jun 26

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Institute Welcome and Participant Introductions
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
From the Top: Small College President Perspective
David Anderson, President, St. Olaf College; Richard Artman, President, Viterbo University; Rebecca Bergman, President, Gustavus Adolphus College; David McInally, President, Coe College; Kevin Kruger, President, NASPA
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Travel to law offices of Gray Plant Mooty
Institute participants will travel together in provided transportation to an offsite venue for additional institute content.
1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Building a Culture of Respect for our Campuses
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Free time in downtown Minneapolis
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Return to Macalester College
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Dinner
7:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Open Mic
This popular and informal session is a perfect opportunity for open dialogue about issues and topics of concern to small college SSAOs. This facilitated conversation is organic in nature – so bring your ideas and questions, ready for a robust and informative time together.
9:15 p.m.
Networking Time (optional)

Mon, Jun 27

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Student Affairs as the Institutional Touchstone for Justice
Mamta Accapadi, Vice President for Student Affairs, Rollins College
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Reframing Career Development: Creative Approaches in an Era of Accountability
Mamta Accapadi, Vice President for Student Affairs, Rollins College; Felice Dublon, Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Sandy Olson-Loy, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Minnesota-Morris; Damon Sloan, Vice President of Student & Alumni Affairs, University of St. Francis
3:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Institute Outing and Dinner in Uptown, Minneapolis and Lake Calhoun
8:45 p.m.
Networking Time (optional)

Tue, Jun 28

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Institute Program
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Division Open Business Meeting and Institute Closing

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

During the day on Saturday, June 25, you'll have the chance to participate in some optional pre-Institute sessions and activities.  All pre-Institute programs require registration, and some have an additional registration fee.  Institute attendees who wish to participate in these optional activities may also register for early arrival lodging, which is available on Friday evening, June 24 for an additional $36.00.

Advancing to the Presidency: Considering the Top Job

Saturday, June 25th • 03.00 PM – 04.30 PM

This complimentary session is ideal for senior student affairs professionals who may be aspiring to a presidency or may simply wish to explore what a move to a presidency may entail.

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As a senior leader at your institution have you thought about what the transition from senior student affairs officer to president might look like? What would this kind of professional move entail? What would you need to consider in preparation for moving to the top spot? This session will be an informative and frank discussion about what it takes to move into a college presidency and how to be successful as a campus CEO. It is particularly focused on senior student affairs professionals who may be aspiring to a presidency or may simply wish to explore what a move to a presidency may entail.

Although complimentary, this session requires advance registration.

Pre-Institute Golf Outing

Saturday, June 25th • 09.00 AM – 03.00 PM

Join us for this optional Institute tradition!

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Your $15 registration fee holds your spot and covers transportation from Macalester College to Highland National Golf Course in St. Paul and a boxed lunch.  Highland National Golf Course is a renovated, upscale municipal golf course, which offers amenities of the modern course with the feel for a grand old traditional city course. This is an 18-hole, 3,200-6,600 yard, par 72 course with a 71.2 rating. Highland's signature hole, the 15th, features a large "Snoopy" shaped bunker constructed with the permission of Mrs. Jean Schulz in honor of her late husband, Charles Schulz, who learned to play golf here.  Participants will be responsible for their own greens fees ($37), cart rental ($16), and clubs rental ($12) at the golf course. All prices listed are 2015 rates and are subject to change.  Space is limited.

Pre-Institute Tour of the Lake Street District and Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis

Saturday, June 25th • 09.30 AM – 02.30 PM

Join other Institute participants for this optional tour of the historic Lake Street District and lunch at the Midtown Global Market.

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Your $15 registration fee holds your spot, covers transportation, and your lunch ticket. Lake Street is a major commercial artery in the Twin Cities, beginning as a hub of Scandinavian Culture, and later hosting waves of immigrant businesses as the population of the city diversified.  Take a guided tour of this historic avenue and see its impact on the history of the Twin Cities.  For lunch, the tour will stop at the Midtown Global Market in the Midtown Exchange. The Midtown Exchange is the second largest building in Minnesota, after the Mall of America. Originally built as a mail order facility for Sears in the 1920s, the building was vacant from the mid-1990s until 2005 when it was transformed into a public market full of small, independent restaurants and cafes, boutiques, and specialty grocers.  The complex includes a Sheraton Hotel, lofts and apartments, and the headquarters of Alina Health.  Space is limited.

Pre-Institute Outing to Como Park, St. Paul

Saturday, June 25th • 10.00 AM – 03.00 PM

Enjoy beautiful Como Park for a few hours prior to the "official" start of the Institute.

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The 760-acre Como Park features the McNeely Conservatory and Botanical Garden built in 1913, the Como Zoo (featuring new gorilla and polar bear exhibits), Cafesjian’s Carousel (a restored 1914 working carousel), Como Town Amusement Park, Putt’er There Miniature Golf, Como Regional Pool and the Lakeside Pavilion with a restaurant and bicycle, kayak, canoe and paddle boat rentals.  The park has multiple food outlets ranging from sit down restaurants to grab-and-go food carts.  Shuttles will depart from campus beginning at 10:00 a.m., with the last shuttle returning from the park at 2:45pm.  While there is no charge for this outing, participants will pay any fees for activities/meals they enjoy at the park.

Registration

The 2016 NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Institute is designed for student affairs leaders at institutions with enrollments of fewer than 5,000 students.  Participation is limited to the most senior student affairs officer on campus and other senior-level professionals who report to the most senior student affairs officer and have substantial divisional leadership responsibilities.  Your registration fee includes all sessions and materials, housing for the evenings of June 25-27 in an on-campus, apartment-style suite with a private bedroom and shared bathroom, transportation to/from Institute off-campus programs, and all meals beginning with dinner on June 25 and ending with breakfast on June 28.

Registration Fees

Early-Bird
before 05/01/2016
Regular
before 05/26/2016
Late
before 06/17/2016
NASPA Member
$475
$550
$625
Non-Member
$675
$750
$825

Pre-institute Session: Advancing to the Presidency: Considering the Top Job

Early-Bird
before 05/01/2016
Regular
before 05/26/2016
Late
before 06/17/2016
NASPA Member and Non-Member
Free
Free
Free

Pre-Institute Golf Outing

Early-Bird
before 05/01/2016
Regular
before 05/26/2016
Late
before 06/17/2016
NASPA Member and Non-Member
$15
$15
$15

Pre-Institute Tour of the Lake Street District and Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis

Early-Bird
before 05/01/2016
Regular
before 05/26/2016
Late
before 06/17/2016
NASPA Member and Non-Member
$15
$15
$15

Pre-Institute Outing to Como Park, St. Paul

Early-Bird
before 05/01/2016
Regular
before 05/26/2016
Late
before 06/17/2016
NASPA Member and Non-Member
Free
Free
Free

Early Arrival Lodging

Early-Bird
before 05/01/2016
Regular
before 05/26/2016
Late
before 06/17/2016
NASPA Member and Non-Member
$36
$36
$36

Policies

View Registration Policies

QUESTIONS?

Tonya Murphy
Member Services Coordinator
Email: tmurphy@naspa.org
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

POLICIES

Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is April 30, 2016, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to refund@naspa.org.

Group Registration Discount: NASPA offers a discount for members registering in groups of two or more individuals from a single institution. To apply for this discount send a request in writing to events@naspa.org prior to applying payment to registration orders. Please include all registrants’ full names, the institution name, and the title of the event. The membership department will follow up for any additional information required and provide a personalized discount code each member of your group can use when processing payment.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Mepayment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting theView Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to events@naspa.org.

Speakers


  • Mamta Accapadi

    Mamta Accapadi

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Rollins College

    Speaker Bio

  • David Anderson

    David Anderson

    President
    St. Olaf College

    Speaker Bio

  • Richard Artman

    Richard Artman

    President
    Viterbo University

    Speaker Bio

  • Rebecca Bergman

    Rebecca Bergman

    President
    Gustavus Adolphus College

    Speaker Bio

  • Mike Brody

    Mike Brody

    Vice President for Student Services
    Reed College

    Speaker Bio

  • Andrea Conner

    Andrea Conner

    Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
    Grinnell College

    Speaker Bio

  • Carl Crosby Lehmann

    Carl Crosby Lehmann

    Partner
    Gray Plant Mooty

    Speaker Bio

  • Felice Dublon

    Felice Dublon

    Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    Speaker Bio

  • Anna Gonzalez

    Anna Gonzalez

    Dean of Students
    Lewis & Clark College

    Speaker Bio

  • Ellen Heffernan

    Ellen Heffernan

    President
    Spelman Johnson

    Speaker Bio

  • Jim Hoppe

    Jim Hoppe

    Dean of Students
    Macalester College

    Speaker Bio

  • Kevin Kruger

    Kevin Kruger

    President
    NASPA

    Speaker Bio

  • David McInally

    David McInally

    President
    Coe College

    Speaker Bio

  • Kathryn Nash

    Kathryn Nash

    Principal
    Gray Plant Mooty

    Speaker Bio

  • Sandy Olson-Loy

    Sandy Olson-Loy

    Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
    University of Minnesota-Morris

    Speaker Bio

  • Damon Sloan

    Damon Sloan

    Vice President of Student & Alumni Affairs
    University of St. Francis

    Speaker Bio

Venue

Macalester College


Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

All institute activities will take place at Macalester College in beautiful Saint Paul, Minnesota. An intentional component of this signature NASPA program is living and learning together on the host campus. Institute participants will be housed in an on-campus, apartment-style suite with a private bedroom and a shared bathroom. Given this unique aspect of the program, we are not able to accommodate family members or other traveling companions in the institute-provided housing.

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