2014 NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Institute

June 21 – June 24, 2014
Daemen College - Amherst, New York

Hosted on a biennial basis by NASPA’s Small Colleges and Universities Division, the NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Institute is a three-day residential program during which chief student affairs officers and other senior-level administrators engage in discussion and reflection about critical issues in student affairs and the examination of effective and innovative programs.

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About

The 2014 Institute will be the ninth in its sixteen-year history and will be held at Daemen College in beautiful Amherst, New York, located just outside of Buffalo.  The Institute brings together chief student affairs officers and other senior-level leaders at small colleges and universities with enrollments of fewer than 5000 students for three days of learning and networking.  An intentional component of this signature NASPA program is living and learning together on the host campus.

The Institute will feature the following topics:

  • Shifts in higher education and what they mean for student affairs
  • Managing critical incidents on campus
  • Changing student demographics
  • Civic learning and democratic engagement
  • Hot topics for small colleges and universities

We hope you'll choose to join us in June!

 

Presented By

Small Colleges and Universities Division

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Senior Level

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Schedule

The Institute kicks off with an opening reception and dinner on Saturday, June 21, 2014.  Other sessions and activities on Saturday are optional, some of which carry an additional registration fee.  The Institute schedule is subject to change.  Please see below for more information.

Sat, Jun 21

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Institute Check-In
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pre-Institute Golf Outing (optional; advance registration required)
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10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pre-Institute Tour of the Darwin Martin House and Lunch at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery (optional; advance registration required)
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12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pre-Institute Stroll through Williamsville, New York (optional; advance registration required))
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3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fundraising and Friendraising: Student Affairs at the Intersection of Advancement Work (optional; advance registration required)
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5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception and Dinner
Details

Sun, Jun 22

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Institute Welcome and Participant Introductions
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Student Affairs Organizational Trends and How They May Affect Our Work
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12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Institute Luncheon
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
What to Expect When You Are Not Expecting: Managing Critical Incidents on Campus
Details
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Dinner
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
"Open Mic" Session
Details
9:00 p.m.
Evening Activity (optional)

Mon, Jun 23

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Changing Demographics: Often Unseen
Details
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement – Substance or Style?
Details
4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Institute Outing and Dinner at Niagara Falls State Park
Details

Tue, Jun 24

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Institute Check-Out
8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
"Organic" Discussions
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10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Division Meeting and Institute Closing

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

During the day on Saturday, June 21, you'll have the chance to participate in some optional pre-Institute sessions and activities.  All pre-Institute programs require registration, and some have an additional registration fee.  Institute attendees who wish to participate in these optional activities may also register for early-arrival housing, which is available on Friday evening, June 20 for an additional $39.00.

Fundraising and Friendraising: Student Affairs at the Intersection of Advancement Work

Saturday, June 21st • 03.00 PM – 04.30 PM

Student Affairs professionals, particularly those at small colleges where strong relationships are developed with students, are at a strategic advantage in relation to institutional fundraising.

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This session, presented by Ellen Heffernan, Partner at SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group, will cover fundraising basics – annual fund, major gifts, campaign, bequests, etc., with a focus on tuning your division and staff into identifying, shepherding, and managing potential gifts; and how, as the chief student affairs officer, you can partner with advancement to develop a fundraising agenda.
This session is complimentary to all attendees, however, registration is required.

Pre-Institute Golf Outing

Saturday, June 21st • 09.00 AM – 02.30 PM

Join us for this optional Institute tradition!

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Your $5.00 registration fee holds your spot and covers transportation from Daemen College to the Grover Cleveland Golf Course. Participants will be responsible for their own greens fees ($24), cart rental ($25), and clubs rental ($11) at the golf course. All prices listed are 2013 rates and are subject to change. Space is limited.

Pre-Institute Tour of the Darwin Martin House and Lunch at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery

Saturday, June 21st • 10.00 AM – 02.30 PM

Join other Institute participants for a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American masterpiece, the Darwin Martin House complex (www.darwinmartinhouse.org).

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The Martin House exemplifies Wright's Prairie house ideal and ranks as one of his finest residential works. Your docent will demonstrate Wright's genius in creating intricate harmonies between buildings and their landscape and will narrate the remarkable story of the great architect and his most loyal patron, Darwin D. Martin. (This optional tour is not handicap accessible.) Following the 90-minute tour, we will stop for lunch at the historically restored and funky Pearl Street Grill and Brewery in downtown Buffalo. Registration: $69.00.  Space is limited.

Pre-Institute Stroll through Williamsville, New York

Saturday, June 21st • 12.00 PM – 02.30 PM

Join other Institute participants for lunch and a casual strolll through the nearby scenic Village of Williamsville (www.willvill.com).

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Your $5.00 registration fee holds your spot and covers round-trip transportation from Daemen College. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch. Space is limited.

Registration

The 2014 NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Institute is designed for student affairs leaders at institutions with enrollments of fewer than 5,000 students.  Participation is limited to the campus chief student affairs officer (CSAO) and other senior-level professionals who report to the CSAO and have substantial divisional leadership responsibilities.  Your registration fee includes all sessions and materials, housing for the evenings of June 21-23 in an on-campus, apartment-style suite with a private bedroom and shared bathroom, transportation to/from Institute off-campus programs, and all meals beginning with dinner on June 21 and ending with breakfast on June 24.

Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

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Registration Fees

Registration Type Early-Bird before 04/30/2014 Regular before 05/16/2014 Late before 06/09/2014
Full Registration
NASPA Member $475 $550 $625
Non-Member $675 $750 $825

Pre-Institute Offerings

Registration Type Early-Bird before 04/30/2014 Regular before 05/16/2014 Late before 06/09/2014
Pre-Institute Session: Fundraising and Friendraising: Student Affairs at the Intersection of Advancement Work
Student Affairs professionals, particularly those at small colleges where strong relationships are developed with students, are at a strategic advantage in relation to institutional fundraising. This session, presented by Ellen Heffernan, Partner at SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group, will cover fundraising basics – annual fund, major gifts, campaign, bequests, etc., with a focus on tuning your division and staff into identifying, shepherding, and managing potential gifts; and how, as the chief student affairs officer, you can partner with advancement to develop a fundraising agenda. Session starts at 3:00 PM and ends at 4:30 PM.

This session is complimentary to all attendees, however registration is required.

Pre-Institute Golf Outing
Join us for this optional Institute tradition! Your $5.00 registration fee holds your spot and covers transportation from Daemen College to the Grover Cleveland Golf Course. Participants will be responsible for their own greens fees ($24), cart rental ($25), and clubs rental ($11) at the golf course. All prices listed are 2013 rates and are subject to change. Golf outing will start at 9:00 AM and end at 2:30 PM. Space is limited.
NASPA Member $5 $5 $5
Non-Member $5 $5 $5
Pre-Institute Tour of the Darwin Martin House and Lunch at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
Join other Institute participants for a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American masterpiece, the Darwin Martin House complex (www.darwinmartinhouse.org). The Martin House exemplifies Wright's Prairie house ideal and ranks as one of his finest residential works. Your docent will demonstrate Wright's genius in creating intricate harmonies between buildings and their landscape and will narrate the remarkable story of the great architect and his most loyal patron, Darwin D. Martin. (This optional tour is not handicap accessible.) Following the 90-minute tour, we will stop for lunch at the historically restored and funky Pearl Street Grill and Brewery in downtown Buffalo. Tour starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 2:30 PM. Space is limited.
NASPA Member $69 $69 $69
Non-Member $69 $69 $69
Pre-Institute Stroll through Williamsville, New York
Join other Institute participants for lunch and a casual strolll through the nearby scenic Village of Williamsville (www.willvill.com). Your $5.00 registration fee holds your spot and covers round-trip transportation from Daemen College. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch. Tour starts at 12:00 PM and ends at 2:30 PM. Space is limited.
NASPA Member $5 $5 $5
Non-Member $5 $5 $5

Early Arrival Lodging

Registration Type Early-Bird before 04/30/2014 Regular before 05/16/2014 Late before 06/09/2014
Early Arrival Lodging
Many participants will choose to arrive early on Friday, June 20 in order to participate in the optional pre-Institute offerings on June 21. An extra night of lodging in an on-campus, apartment-style suite with a private bedroom and a shared bathroom is available for $39.00.
NASPA Member $39 $39 $39
Non-Member $39 $39 $39

Questions?

James Stascavage
Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 719-1172

Policies

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Purchase Orders: 
Purchase orders will NOT be accepted for registration. There is now a Bill Me option online if you need to submit paperwork to your accounting office to have a check cut for your registration payment. Please use that option when registering online.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by May 5, 2014, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.  We are unable to change payment methods after the initial payment is processed. With prior approval, anyone registered but who cannot attend may send a substitute. Substitution information must come in writing from the registered participant. The membership status of the substitute must be the same as the registrant in order to have the same registration fee applied. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, registration fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies.  NASPA is not responsible for weather-related travel delays or other issues in regard to personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences.

NOTE: All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to [email protected]. Due to our food and beverage requirements, no refunds will be granted after May 5, 2014.  Registration Questions? Contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail at[email protected].

Sponsors

    Gold Level
  • SJG-The Spelman & Johnson Group
  • Campus Labs
  • Campus Clarity
  • Compatibility

Venue


Daemen College
Amherst, NY

All institute activities will take place at Daemen College.  An intentional component of this signature NASPA program is living and learning together on the host campus.

  • Travel

    The closest airport to Daemen College is Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF). Daemen College is approximately 10 minutes from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Complimentary shuttle transportation will be provided from Buffalo Niagara International Airport and AmTrak (DePew) travelling to Daemen College on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21. Participants will be responsible for arranging their own transportation from campus to the airport or train station. For more information on ground transportation from the airport, please visit the Ground Transportation section of the BUF website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Amherst in June are approximately 75 degrees F during the day and 55 degrees F at night. Please visit the Weather Channel before you travel for the most up to date information regarding weather.

Additional Info

We hope that you will explore Daemen College, when not busy with the institute or if you arrive on campus before the program begins.  There are plenty of things to do and see.  Please visit the Local Attractions section of the Daemen College website for more information.

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