2019 Program


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Wednesday July 17

UCA Downtown
2:30 – 3:00 pm Registration
3:00 – 6:00 pm Pre-conference Workshop
Managing Conflict: Practical Strategies for Dealing with a Challenging Colleague
Robert E. Cipriano, Retired Department Chair and Senior Partner of ATLAS – Academic Training, Leadership & Assessment Services
6:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception

Thursday July 18

Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center
8:30 – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome
Houston Davis, President, University of Central Arkansas
Kurt Boniecki, Conference Host, Associate Provost, University of Central Arkansas
Carmen Burkhalter, Program Chair, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Alabama
Room 111/113
9:30 – 10:30 am Opening Plenary
Effective Academic Leadership in the Age of Uncertainty
Jon M. Garon, Dean of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
Room 111/113
11:00 – 12:00 am Concurrent Sessions
Student Transformation—A Goal We Can All Embrace
Michael Gray, Professor of Biology at Bob Jones University
Room 112
From Change Agent to Game Changer: Cultivating Equity and Inclusion for Institutional Success
Kim Jackson, Chair for the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, TX
Room 114
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Room 111/113
1:00 – 2:00 pm Special Plenary
Using Data and Collaboration to Transform Student Outcomes

Timothy M. Renick, Senior Vice President for Student Success at Georgia State University
Room 111/113
2:30 – 3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
Panel Discussion: Working With Stakeholder Advisory Councils to Achieve Mutual Goals

  • Jimmy Ishee, Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Central Arkansas
  • Jeff Robertson, Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences at Arkansas Tech University
  • Terry Wright, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Central Arkansas
  • Nicole McZeal Walters, Dean of Aquinas College at the University of St. Thomas
  • Moderator: Neil Hattlestad, Distinguished Dean Emeritus of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Central Arkansas
Room 112
General Education as a Campus-Wide Collaborative Effort
Jacob M. Held, Director of the UCA Core and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Central Arkansas
Room 114
4:00 – 5:00 pm Keynote
Dealing with Dysfunction: Moving Forward When Others Are Moving Backwards

Richard T. Castallo, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University Northridge
Room 111/113
5:00 – 6:00 pm Reception – Drinks, Hors d’oeuvres, Music, and Networking Room 112/114

Friday July 19

Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast Room 111/113
NCAD Planning Meeting
Interested in next year’s conference? Bring your breakfast to room 112 and join the conversation. We want to hear your ideas.
Room 112
9:00 – 10:00 am Concurrent Sessions
Panel Discussion: CAOs, Deans, and Chairs Working Together to Achieve Department, College, and University Goals

  • Penny Garcia, Dean of the College of Education and Technology at Eastern New Mexico University
  • Scott Newman, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
  • Hal Strough, Chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance and Associate Dean of the College of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University
  • Moderator: Amy Hawkins, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Central Arkansas
Room 101
Managing Day-to-Day Operations While Keeping Focused on the Big Picture
Mark Wallenmeyer, Dean of Health Professions at Northwest Arkansas Community College
Room 112
Developing C5 for an Inclusive and Culturally-Responsive Leadership in Higher Education: Beyond the ‎Language of Critique
Abdelilah Salim Sehlaoui, College of Education Director of Grant Research at Sam Houston State University
Room 114
10:30 – 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
Overcoming Obstacles When Implementing System-Level Gateway Course Redesign
Rachel Bates, Associate Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Room 101
Toto, I’ve a Feeling We’re not in Kansas Anymore: Going Beyond the “Lone Creator” Myth
Steven J. Peters, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Montevallo
Room 112
Strategic Approaches to Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Angela Webster, Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Central Arkansas
Room 114
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch and NCAD Business Room 111/113