Concurrent Sessions

Draft agenda as of Dec. 10, 2018; subject to change

From Capitol Hill: Advocacy Update* | Thursday, February 14 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Shapri D. LoMaglio, Vice President for Government & External Relations, CCCU

*Off the record 

Gen-Z Follow Up Roundtable Sharing* | Thursday, February 14 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

A time for those of us in campus ministry to take a deeper look, with colleagues from around the country, at how the research of Dr. Twenge shapes our understanding of who today’s students are, and consider what the implications are for practical ministry with this next generation of young people. This will be rich time of pointed conversations with those who are engaged in similar work across the country.

Facilitated by: CCCU Campus Ministry Commissioners

*Off the record 

Part 1: Wisdom for Our Work? A Modest Attempt to See More Clearly | Thursday, February 14 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

As the pressures of institutional and student affairs leadership on our campuses continue to mount, Chief Student Development Officers find themselves in uncertain and precarious territory. This conference presents a unique opportunity for CCCU CSDOs to gather and engage in a sustained conversation, offering one another wisdom, clarity and hope. Dr. David Guthrie will facilitate an interactive session that intends to explore our particular work and leadership efforts in our institutions. Together, we will take a quasi-action research approach as a community of practice to consider various challenges, needs, and hopes for our work with and on behalf of other institutional constituents, with internal and external contexts in mind.

David Guthrie, Associate Professor of Education, Center for the Study of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University

BIOGRAPHY
David Guthrie joined the Higher Education Program in 2014, and currently serves as the co-Professor-in-Charge of the program as well as the Coordinator of the M.Ed. in Higher Education Program at University Park. Prior to coming to Penn State, he served for seventeen years as Professor of Higher Education and Sociology at Geneva College. In addition to having full-time teaching experience at undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels, he has also previously served as a dean in both student affairs and academic affairs, and directed a multi-year grant from the Lilly Endowment that explored the topic of vocation in higher education, particularly at church-related institutions. Dave is the author of two monographs, several journal articles and book chapters, and numerous conference presentations. His intellectual interests include foundations of US higher education, church-related colleges and universities, and connections among religion, society, and higher education.

Competency Based Education-The New Frontier | Thursday, February 14 | 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Competency Based Education-The New Frontier
An exciting, emerging educational model, Competency Based Education focuses on what a student knows and is able to do with that knowledge rather than how much time the learner spent acquiring it.  This session considers the basic elements of CBE and the value shift they represent for the educational process.

John Lillis, Provost, Grace College & Seminary
                                          

Faith, Faculty, Friends and Funds: Predictors of Student Thriving in the CCCU | Thursday, February 14 | 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

This session will discuss the results of the Fall 2018 administration of the Thriving Survey across over forty CCCU campuses.  “Thriving” students are intellectually, interpersonally, and psychologically engaged, making the most of their college experience.  We will highlight predictors of student thriving and provide recommendations for helping all students thrive.

Laurie Schreiner
, Chair, Department of Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University and Rick Ostrander, Vice President for Research & Scholarship, CCCU

Engaging Students in Civic and Social Engagement Through a Biblical Lens* | Thursday, February 14 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Justin Giboney, Attorney, Political Strategist, and Co-Founder, AND Campaign

*Off the record

Part 2: Wisdom for Our Work? A Modest Attempt to See More Clearly | Thursday, February 14 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

As the pressures of institutional and student affairs leadership on our campuses continue to mount, Chief Student Development Officers find themselves in uncertain and precarious territory. This conference presents a unique opportunity for CCCU CSDOs to gather and engage in a sustained conversation, offering one another wisdom, clarity and hope. Dr. David Guthrie will facilitate an interactive session that intends to explore our particular work and leadership efforts in our institutions. Together, we will take a quasi-action research approach as a community of practice to consider various challenges, needs, and hopes for our work with and on behalf of other institutional constituents, with internal and external contexts in mind.

David Guthrie, Associate Professor of Education, Center for the Study of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University

BIOGRAPHY
David Guthrie joined the Higher Education Program in 2014, and currently serves as the co-Professor-in-Charge of the program as well as the Coordinator of the M.Ed. in Higher Education Program at University Park. Prior to coming to Penn State, he served for seventeen years as Professor of Higher Education and Sociology at Geneva College. In addition to having full-time teaching experience at undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels, he has also previously served as a dean in both student affairs and academic affairs, and directed a multi-year grant from the Lilly Endowment that explored the topic of vocation in higher education, particularly at church-related institutions. Dave is the author of two monographs, several journal articles and book chapters, and numerous conference presentations. His intellectual interests include foundations of US higher education, church-related colleges and universities, and connections among religion, society, and higher education.

Implementing an Open Textbook Initiative to Increase Access and Reduce Costs | Thursday, February 14 | 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

This presentation will focus on the implementation of an open textbook initiative as both a recruitment and retention strategy. The presenters will discuss the rationale for the initiative, the strategies for implementation, and the culminating launch of a zero-cost textbook degree (Z degree).

Janet Sommers, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dan Crane, Dean of the College of Behavioral and Natural Sciences, and Tanya Grosz, Dean of Graduate, Online, & Adult Learning, University of Northwestern-St. Paul

Faith, Faculty, Friends and Funds: Predictors of Student Thriving in the CCCU | Thursday, February 14 | 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

This session will discuss the results of the Fall 2018 administration of the Thriving Survey across over forty CCCU campuses.  “Thriving” students are intellectually, interpersonally, and psychologically engaged, making the most of their college experience.  We will highlight predictors of student thriving and provide recommendations for helping all students thrive.

Laurie Schreiner
, Chair, Department of Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University and Rick Ostrander, Vice President for Research & Scholarship, CCCU

Optional Breakfast Session: Title IX Update for Chief Academic Officers* | Friday, February 15 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am

With new guidance from OCR in 2017 and the proposed Title IX regulations in 2018, it is more important than ever that institutions stay up to date on developments. This presentation will include a legal update and a discussion of the impact those developments have on campus policies.

Kathryn Nash, Attorney, Gray Planty Mooty/trainED

*Closed to media 

Optional Breakfast Session: Shining a Light: A Look at the Current State of Student Mental Health | Friday, February 15 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am

CSDO colleagues from across the CCCU will present their work on an initiative to discuss and address the student mental health crisis from an institutionally holistic Christian perspective.

Steve Beers, Vice President for Student Development, Athletics and Facilities, John Brown University, Brad Lau, Vice President for Student Life, George Fox University, and Kim Stave, Dean of Students/Director of Student Life, Multnomah University

Christian Higher Education in the Age of Trump: Challenges and Opportunities | Friday, February 15 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

In today’s politically polarized culture— even among evangelicals— our campuses have been impacted. In this session we will share and discuss how academics and student development leaders can generate spiritually-formative learning experiences and foster civil dialogue amid the current situation. 

Moderator: Rick Ostrander, Vice President for Research & Scholarship, CCCU

Presenters: John Fea, Professor and Chair, Early America; history pedagogy, Messiah College and author, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Trump and Justin Giboney, Attorney, Political Strategist, and Co-Founder, AND Campaign

Flourishing in Ministry Part 1* | Friday, February 15 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The Flourishing In Ministry project is a Lilly-funded research initiative focused on the wellbeing of clergy and their families. Flourishing in Ministry examines what motivates pastors and priests to be engaged in ministry; and what disrupts them from experiencing wellbeing in their work. In our research, we attempt to explore how clergy, often working with lean resources, can give so much to others, and experience a sense of fulfillment and growth in their daily work lives.

Learning Objective #1: Participants will gain an understanding of the dimensions of human flourishing from a social science research perspective, and the centrality of relationships in this research.
Learning Objective #2: Participants will learn to articulate the conditions, factors, and practices that lead to well-being among clergy.
Learning Objective #3: Participants will learn to identify the kinds of relationships that all pastors need in order to flourish in ministry.

*Closed to media

Chris Adams, Executive Director, Azusa Pacific University Center for Vocational Ministry

Flourishing in Ministry Part 2* | Friday, February 15 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Flourishing In Ministry project is a Lilly-funded research initiative focused on the wellbeing of clergy and their families. Flourishing in Ministry examines what motivates pastors and priests to be engaged in ministry; and what disrupts them from experiencing wellbeing in their work. In our research, we attempt to explore how clergy, often working with lean resources, can give so much to others, and experience a sense of fulfillment and growth in their daily work lives.

Learning Objective #1: Participants will gain an understanding of the dimensions of human flourishing from a social science research perspective, and the centrality of relationships in this research.
Learning Objective #2: Participants will learn to articulate the conditions, factors, and practices that lead to well-being among clergy.
Learning Objective #3: Participants will learn to identify the kinds of relationships that all pastors need in order to flourish in ministry.

Chris Adams, Executive Director, Azusa Pacific University Center for Vocational Ministry

*Closed to media

Government & Legislative Affairs Update* | Friday, February 15 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Shapri D. LoMaglio, Vice President for Government & External Relations, CCCU

*Off the record