2017 Program

Wednesday July 12
5:00 –
6:30 pm
Registration & Reception
Hilton Garden Inn, Conway
Thursday July 13
9:00 am Registration
Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center (University of Central Arkansas)
9:30 am Welcome
Houston Davis, President, University of Central Arkansas
Kurt Boniecki, Conference Host, Associate Provost, University of Central Arkansas
Jeff Robertson, Program Chair, Dean of the College of Natural & Health Sciences, Arkansas Tech University
10:00 am Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Affairs: Where to Start, How to Stop and When to Yield
Bruce King, Assistant to the President and Chief Diversity Officer, St. Olaf College
11:00 am CAO Panel Discussion: What Does a CAO Really Want?
Mohamed Abdelrahman, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Arkansas Tech University
Scott Newman, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Jenifer Ward, Provost and Dean of the College, Centenary College of Louisiana
12:00 pm Lunch Workshop
Fostering a Collegial and Civil University: Strategies for Success

Bob Cipriano, Senior Partner, Academic Training, Leadership & Assessment Services (ATLAS)
2:00 pm The Art and Science of Deaning
Ron Darbeau, Dean of the College of STEM, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
Lisa Crandall, Dean of Business, Math & Sciences, New Mexico Junior College
3:00 pm Fundraising, Development, and Philanthropic Practices for Deans in Today’s New Academic Reality
Joe Golding, CEO of Advancement Resources
5:00 pm Special Keynote: Change Leadership in Higher Education
Jeffrey Buller, Director of Leadership and Professional Development, Florida Atlantic University
6:30 pm Reception – Drinks, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Music, and Networking
Friday July 14
7:15 am Breakfast
7:30 am NCAD Planning Committee
8:30 am Concurrent Sessions
Engaging Risk as a Path to Institutional Success
Paula Vene Smith, Director of the Purposeful Risk Engagement Project & Professor of English, Grinnell College
Critical Judgment for Ethical Leadership
Malcolm North, Founder, XQ Research
9:30 am Concurrent Sessions
The Faculty Evaluation Process: Student Success Percentages and their Nuances
Lisa Crandall, Dean of Business, Math & Sciences, New Mexico Junior College
Using Shared Governance when the Faculty Asks for a Divorce
Laura Burke, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Regis College
Diane Welsh, Dean of the School of Nursing, Regis College
10:30 am Future Proofing Higher Education: Understanding Next Generation Students
Jeff Stebar, Principal, Higher Education Practice Leader, Perkins+Will
Andrew Broderick, Principal, Perkins+Will
Stephen Coulston, Campus Planner, Perkins+Will
11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
Governing Bodies and Academic Affairs
Marla Strecker, Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Issues for Faith Based Institutions
J. Warren Casey, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, Harding University
Nicole McZeal Walters, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, University of St. Thomas
12:30 pm Lunch, NCAD business, and conference wrap-up