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Program and Schedule

 

logoThe following information represents the TENTATIVE agenda for the 2017 Regional and Branch Campus Administrators Conference at the Longboat Key Club Resort.  The conference is designed for and with presentations by the senior executive of a branch campus. The conference organizers will update this page as information about conference sessions becomes known.  We hope this information is of value and will help those considering attending the conference to understand the conference format and plan their time.

 

 

General Conference Site Information

 

All sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and luncheons will be held in the Longboat Key Club Resort Center.  Suggested attire for conference sessions is casual.

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The Tuesday banquet will be held in the Islandside Club House, adjacent to the Golf course.  Suggested dress for the banquet is business casual.

 

The resort requests business casual for dining at on-site restaurants.  Smoking is not permitted in the public areas or at meeting or social functions.

 

 

TENTATIVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE RBCA 2017

 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

 

3-6 p.m.      Conference Registration - Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

3:30-5 p.m. Opening session(s)

 

5-7 p.m.      Welcome Reception – Barefoots Bar, poolside

 

                  Dinner on your own

 

Monday, June 12, 2017

 

7:30 a.m.    Continental Breakfast and Conference Registration – Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

8:30 a.m.    Welcome – Bill Willan and Jim Smith, Ohio University – John Ringling Room

 

8:45 a.m.    Keynote Speaker – Dr. Terry MacTaggart - John Ringling Room

Presentation and Group Discussion     8:45—10:00

Challenges for Higher Education Executives

Executives in America’s colleges, universities and campuses today face an almost unparalleled set of challenges. Many students, families and policy makers question the historic value proposition that a college degree all but guarantees a good job and bright future. In addition, many institutions experience a widening gap between revenue and costs; college students are more apt to act out their grievances; national political divides threaten to disrupt campus life; and shared governance often fails to deliver consensus around new directions. These challenges are intensified by the ubiquitous effects of mobile social media.

This environment calls for a fresh understanding of what it takes to lead institutions and their major units. In this first session, Dr. Terry MacTaggart will outline the critical success factors required of leaders today and facilitate a discussion with participants of their relevance to regional campus leadership.

 

10:00 a.m.   Refreshment Break – Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

10:15 a.m.   Sessions on topics most closely aligned with the conference theme– John Ringling Room

Session II      Roundtable and Plenary Discussion   10:15—11:15

In a roundtable format, groups of six to eight participants will discuss these questions:

  • What are the major challenges facing regional campus leaders today? To what extent are they new problems? To what degree are they intensified versions of perennial challenges?
  • What are the most effective strategies to address these challenges? Are there opportunities to be seized in this changing environment? What are the barriers to overcoming these problems?
  • What advice would participants offer to aspiring or new executives? How might aspiring campus leaders prepare themselves for the role?

Following the roundtable discussions, the whole group will discuss the responses to these topics and additional ideas generated in the small groups.

12:15 p.m.  Luncheon – John Ringling Room or as announced

 

1:15 p.m.    Session on topics most closely aligned with the conference theme  – John Ringling Room

 

2:30 p.m.    Refreshment Break – Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

2:45 p.m.    Sessions/panel presentations/round tables/papers aligned with conference theme – John Ringling Room

 

4:45 p.m.    Reflections on the Day’s Presentations

 

5:00 p.m.    Adjourn for the Day – dinner on your own

 

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

 

7:30 a.m.    Continental Breakfast – Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

8:30 a.m.    Sessions/panel presentations/round tables/papers of general interest to RBCA – John Ringling Room

 

10:00 a.m.   Refreshment Break – Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

10:15 a.m.   Sessions/panel presentations/round tables/papers of general interest to RBCA – John Ringling Room

 

12:00          Lunch on your own

 

1:30 p.m.    Networking opportunities and discussions with colleagues

 

6:30-7 p.m. Reception – Islandside Club House

 

7:00 p.m.    Banquet – Islandside Club House

 

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

 

7:30 a.m.    Breakfast – Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

8:30 a.m.    Sessions/panel presentations/round tables/papers of general interest to RBCA – John Ringling Room

 

                  Wrap-up and Business Session – John Ringling Room

 

10:30 a.m..  Conference Closing and Evaluation – John Ringling Room

 

Revised June 20, 2016