2019 CCCU New Faculty Institute


The New Faculty Institute will take place at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI from June 3-6. The Institute, hosted by Dr. David Smith and the CCCU, is designed for professors in all disciplines who are in or completing their first three years of service at a CCCU institution. Professors who have recently been appointed but have not officially begun their service are also encouraged to apply. We welcome participants from across the wide spectrum of the liberal arts and sciences, professional studies, adult learning programs and more.

This Institute provides the opportunity to dialogue with and learn from colleagues from other Christian colleges and universities, explore the integration of Christian faith with teaching and scholarship in your discipline, and consider your work and calling as a Christian professor.

To view a copy of the 2018 New Faculty Institute schedule as a sample of what the program will look like in 2019, click the link below.

2018 Schedule

Please continue to check back to this site for more details and updates regarding the 2019 program, speakers, and more.


Prince Conference Center

1800 E Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Group rate: $135 USD/night for King or Double room or  $155/night for a Suite


The CCCU secured a group rate at the Prince Conference Center for participants. You can make your hotel reservation by calling them directly at (616) 526-7200 and referring to the code: CCCU NFI2019 block. The cut-off date to receive this special rate is May 2, 2019. Please make your reservation before this date to secure the lowest rate!


Airport Shuttle:

The Prince Conference Center offers free shuttle service between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. to and from Gerald R. Ford airport. They do require a notice of 7 days prior to arrival at the airport in order to schedule the shuttle. If proper cancellation notice of 24 hours is not given, a $25 fee will be added to the guest bill. Under circumstances of delayed and cancelled flights, they will do their best to accommodate these changes. Please contact (866) 526-7200 or (616) 526-7200 for more information.


Registration Rates:
Registration Class          
Early Bird Rate (by 3/30/19)            
Regular Rate (after 3/30/19)           
CCCU Institution    
 $470 $525

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Your registration fee includes:
Access to all conference sessions, meals, and materials. It does not including housing.

Registration Eligibility and Process:
CCCU conferences and events are a benefit to faculty, staff, and administrators at our CCCU institutions, so they are closed to non-member individuals and institutions unless they are sponsors or speakers. There are some exceptions to this rule, so if you are a non-member interested in attending, please send your request to conferences@cccu.org.

All registrations are reviewed to ensure they meet the CCCU eligibility policies.  The CCCU reserves the right to refuse or cancel all ineligible registrations at any time and shall not be held accountable for any outside fees associated with this cancellation.

Only individuals who register and present a badge may attend conference events. A badge is required for all conference sessions and events. For security reasons, badge swapping is not permitted. Anyone found wearing a badge that does not match his/her identification will be removed from the conference without a refund. In addition, the badge/name will be cancelled without a refund.

How Do I Register?
Once online registration is made available,
you can click the “Register” button and sign in to your CCCU account. If you have any issues or if you forgot your log-in information, please call our office at (202) 546-8713 for assistance.

By registering for the conference, you are providing permission to receive emails, mailings, and faxes related to the conference. If you would like to opt-out from receiving the e-Advance Newsletter or if you wish to no longer receive emails from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, updates your preferences by logging into your MY CCCU account.

Full payment must accompany your registration. Please call the CCCU office at (202) 546-8713 if you need to make payment by check.

Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel your registration at any time prior to the start of the program. If you must cancel, email conferences@cccu.org. Full refunds will be given for cancellations received by close of business March 30, 2019. Refunds for cancellations received after this date, will be issued minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 17, 2019. Substitutions will be honored at any time. No-shows are not refunded.

Photo/Video Disclaimer:
By registering for and attending this event, you agree that your image may be used at any time, without further notification, for printed materials, websites, social media, and other marketing purposes. If you do not want us to use any photo that includes you, please contact the CCCU conference director at clamar@cccu.org.