2018 NASPA M. Ben Hogan Small Colleges and Universities Institute

June 23 – June 26, 2018
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

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

Participation in this institute is limited to the most senior student affairs officer on campus and other senior-level administrators who (1) report to the most senior student affairs officer and (2) have substantial responsibility for divisional leadership. For example, a director of student conduct who oversees student conduct functions only would not be eligible.  An associate dean of student affairs who oversees several departments/units/functional areas would be eligible to attend.

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About

The 2018 Institute will be the eleventh in its twenty-year history and will be held on the beautiful campus the University of Puget Sound.  The Institute brings together vice presidents for student affairs 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.

Topics featured during the 2018 Institute include:

  • Protecting freedom of speech and creating inclusive campus climates
  • Campus partnerships that transform the student experience
  • Using data to tell the student affairs story
  • Promoting healthy campus communities and healthy staff
  • Creatively addressing resource challenges
  • Hot topics for small colleges and universities

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

About M. Ben Hogan

In March 2016, the NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Division proposed that the NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Institute be renamed in honor of Michael “Ben” Hogan.  The NASPA Board of Directors enthusiastically supported the proposal, and the Institute was renamed the NASPA M. Ben Hogan Small Colleges and Universities Institute.  The 2018 institute will be the first that bears Ben's name.

Ben Hogan had a long and distinguished career in student affairs.  Having spent time at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania and Springfield College in Massachusetts, among other places, Ben was a long-time student affairs administrator at small colleges.  As the chairperson of the NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Network (predecessor to the current division), he worked tirelessly to advance the mission and purpose of the small college movement. He was instrumental in laying the groundwork for increased recognition, which resulted in small colleges and universities gaining a seat on the NASPA Board of Directors.  Through this work, Ben championed the concept of a professional development experience specifically for small college professionals, and he served as the chairperson of the first NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Institute in 1998.

 

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”

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Schedule

The Institute "officially" kicks off with an opening reception and dinner on Saturday, June 23, 2018.  Other sessions and activities on Saturday are optional, some of which carry an additional registration fee.  The Institute schedule is subject to change.

About the Institute Model

This exclusive professional development program is an institute.  Unlike conferences where participants choose to participate (or not) in concurrent sessions, during this institute, all attendees will participate in the same cohort experience and are expected to engage fully in all aspects of the program including meals.  It is a very intensive experience, and the program will run into the evening each day.

Fri, Jun 22

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Institute Check-in for Early Arrivals

Sat, Jun 23

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Available for Early Arrivals
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Institute Check-in
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pre-Institute Outing to Pike Place Market, Seattle (optional; advance registration required)
9:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pre-Institute Outing to Tacoma Museum District (optional; advance registration required)
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Pre-Institute Outing to Point Defiance Park (optional; onsite registration available)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Student Affairs Career Pipeline: New, Mid-level, and Seasoned Professionals (optional; advance registration recommended)
Ellen Heffernan, president, Spelman & Johnson and Mike Segawa, interim dean of students, University of Nevada, Reno
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Opening Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Opening Dinner with Keynote Address
Kevin Kruger, president, NASPA
8:45 p.m.
Networking Time (optional)

Sun, Jun 24

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Institute Welcome and Participant Introductions
9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Expanding the Circle for Student Learning and Success: Why a Shared Vision Takes Many Hands (and Minds)
Ashley Finley, associate vice president for academic affairs and dean for the Dominican experience, Dominican University of California
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Quantifying the Unquantifiable – Using KPIs and Dashboards to Share Your Success
Haider Ali, product marketing & insights, OOHLALA Mobile Inc.; Joe Baggot, associate dean of students, Carleton College; Andrea Conner, associate vice president for student affairs, Grinnell College; and Carolyn H. Livingston, vice president for student life & dean of students, Carleton College
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
What's on Your Mind?
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Break
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Sponsored Reception (optional)
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Dinner
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Mic
9:00 p.m.
Networking Time (optional)

Mon, Jun 25

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Speaking Freely about Free Speech
Mike Brody, vice president & dean of students, Reed College; Daniel Hirsch, associate dean of students, Pitzer College; and Byron McCrae, vice president for student life and dean of students, Davidson College
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Flourishing on Campus: Principles and Practice
Janet Lewis Muth, director of health promotion, Carleton College
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Making Meaning in Community
3:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Institute Outing and Dinner in Downtown and Museum District, Tacoma
9:00 p.m.
Networking Time (optional)

Tue, Jun 26

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Check-out Available
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Leading in an Era of Resource Constraints
Jane Kenyon, director of foundation relations, University of Puget Sound; Moses Lee, program director, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust; Mark Miller, dean of students, Centenary College of Louisiana; and Erica O’Neal Howard, senior associate dean of students, Occidental College
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Organic Discussions
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Division Update and Caucus and Institute Closing

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

During the day on Saturday, June 23, 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 lodging, which is available on Friday evening, June 22 for an additional $52.00. (Breakfast on Saturday, June 23 is included with your early arrival lodging fee.)

Pre-Institute Session: The Student Affairs Career Pipeline: New, Mid-level, and Seasoned Professionals

Saturday, June 23rd • 03.00 PM – 04.30 PM

Make the most of your time in Tacoma by taking advantage of this optional (and complimentary!) educational session.

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The student affairs profession has assumptions, expectations, and traditions for how one progresses through the career pipeline. From graduate school to the hiring of SSAOs, we seem to have a paradigm for how that pathway unfolds. How well does this model, if it does exist, serve us? How prepared are those in the pipeline to advance to senior levels in the profession? Does this lens, relative to a prescribed professional pathway, color the way we hire across all aspects of our division? There’s growing sentiment that we need to revamp this construct given the unrelenting demands of our work and the need for succession planning across our divisions. We will challenge some of our profession’s sacred cows and with attendees identify initiatives for moving forward especially related to mid and senior level positions.

Presented by Ellen Heffernan, president, Spelman & Johnson and Mike Segawa, interim dean of students, University of Nevada, Reno.

Although complimentary, advance registration is required for this session.

Pre-Institute Outing to Pike Place Market, Seattle

Saturday, June 23rd • 09.00 AM – 02.30 PM

Travel in the provided transportation to Seattle with other institute participants to explore the famous Pike Place Market!

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With more than a century of history, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the country and one of Seattle’s most popular draws. The market lures visitors and locals alike with its farm-fresh produce, flower bouquets, abundance of shops and restaurants—not to mention some of the best people-watching in the city. From wader-clad fishmongers slinging salmon to street buskers playing for adoring crowds, there’s always something going on here. The multilevel space is home to more than 500 shops, vendors, restaurants, and bars.  Your $5 registration fee holds your spot for this limited capacity outing, 3-hour visit. Transportation included. Participants will pay any fees for activities/meals they enjoy at the Market.

Pre-Institute Outing to Tacoma Museum District

Saturday, June 23rd • 09.45 AM – 02.30 PM

Travel in the provided transportation to the jewel of the South Sound!

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The Tacoma Museum District is one of the jewels of the South Sound. It is comprised of six premier museums, all within walking distance (or a free ride on the Link light rail) of each other in Tacoma’s historic downtown. Each museum shares a different aspect of Pacific Northwest arts and culture and they all work together to share the wonders of Tacoma as a destination.  The museums include the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, America’s Car Museum, Museum of Glass, Foss Waterway Seaport, and Children’s Museum of Tacoma.  Your $5 registration fee holds your spot for this limited capacity outing, 4-hour visit. Transportation included.  Participants will be responsible for adult admission costs ($10-18 per museum) and any other costs for meals and other activities.

Pre-Institute Outing to Point Defiance Park

Saturday, June 23rd • 10.00 AM – 03.00 PM

Free shuttle transportation will bring you to one of the most beautiful natural sites in the Northwest.

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Point Defiance Park is a 760-acre park that includes Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, the Rose Garden, Rhododendron Garden, beaches, trails, a boardwalk, a boathouse, a Washington State Ferries ferry dock for the route to Vashon Island, and Fort Nisqually. Natural forest, saltwater beaches and spectacular views offer numerous possibilities for recreation, education and communing with nature.  Come explore the only combined zoo and aquarium in the Northwest (admission paid by guest). You'll see sharks and seahorses, polar bears and peacocks, walruses and wolves, all in one place!  Fort Nisqually is a living history museum where volunteers and staff, in period clothing, demonstrate the crafts of the 19th century and engage visitors in historic dialogue. Discover what life was like in the 1850s at Fort Nisqually, the region’s premier living history museum (admission paid by guest).  Free shuttle service to Point Defiance will be provided.

Registration

Participation in this institute is limited to the most senior student affairs officer on campus and other senior-level administrators who (1) report to the most senior student affairs officer and (2) have substantial responsibility for divisional leadership. For example, a director of student conduct who oversees student conduct functions only would not be eligible.  An associate dean of student affairs who oversees several departments/units/functional areas would be eligible to attend.

Register Online

General Registration

Early Bird
before 04/28/2018
Regular
before 06/04/2018
Late
before 06/14/2018
NASPA Member
$495
$575
$650
Non-Member
$695
$775
$850

Pre-institute Session: The Student Affairs Career Pipeline: New, Mid-level, and Seasoned Professionals

Early Bird
before 04/28/2018
Regular
before 06/04/2018
Late
before 06/14/2018
NASPA Member
Free
Free
Free
Non-Member
Free
Free
Free

Pre-institute Outing to Pike Place Market, Seattle

Early Bird
before 04/28/2018
Regular
before 06/04/2018
Late
before 06/14/2018
NASPA Member
$5
$5
$5
Non-Member
$5
$5
$5

Pre-institute Outing to Tacoma Museum District

Early Bird
before 04/28/2018
Regular
before 06/04/2018
Late
before 06/14/2018
NASPA Member
$5
$5
$5
Non-Member
$5
$5
$5

Pre-institute Outing to Point Defiance Park

Early Bird
before 04/28/2018
Regular
before 06/04/2018
Late
before 06/14/2018
NASPA Member
Free
Free
Free
Non-Member
Free
Free
Free

Early Arrival Lodging and Breakfast

Early Bird
before 04/28/2018
Regular
before 06/04/2018
Late
before 06/14/2018
NASPA Member
$52
$52
$52
Non-Member
$52
$52
$52

Questions?

Tonya Murphy
Member Servies Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

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

Policies

View Registration Policies

Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is April 27, 2018, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to [email protected]. This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, 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 or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues.

Group Registration Discount: NASPA offers a discount for members registering in groups of two or more individuals from a single institution. To apply for this discount send a request in writing to [email protected] prior to applying payment to registration orders. Please include all registrants’ full names, the institution name, and the title of the event. The membership department will follow up for any additional information required and provide a personalized discount code each member of your group can use when processing payment.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting theView Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to [email protected].

Speakers


  • Haider Ali

    Haider Ali

    Product Marketing & Insights
    OOHLALA Mobile

    Speaker Bio

  • Joe Baggot

    Joe Baggot

    Associate Dean of Students
    Carleton College

    Speaker Bio

  • Mike Brody

    Mike Brody

    Vice President & Dean of Students
    Reed College

    Speaker Bio

  • Andrea Conner

    Andrea Conner

    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    Grinnell College

    Speaker Bio

  • Ashley Finley

    Ashley Finley

    Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean for the Dominican Experience
    Dominican University of California

    Speaker Bio

  • Ellen Heffernan

    Ellen Heffernan

    President
    Spelman Johnson

    Speaker Bio

  • Daniel Hirsch

    Daniel Hirsch

    Associate Dean of Students
    Pitzer College

    Speaker Bio

  • Jane Kenyon

    Jane Kenyon

    Director of Foundation Relations
    University of Puget Sound

    Speaker Bio

  • Kevin Kruger

    Kevin Kruger

    President
    NASPA

    Speaker Bio

  • Moses Lee

    Moses Lee

    Program Director
    M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

    Speaker Bio

  • Carolyn Livingston

    Carolyn Livingston

    Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students
    Carleton College

    Speaker Bio

  • Byron McCrae

    Byron McCrae

    Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
    Davidson College

    Speaker Bio

  • Mark Miller

    Mark Miller

    Dean of Students
    Centenary College of Louisiana

    Speaker Bio

  • Janet Lewis Muth

    Janet Lewis Muth

    Director of Health Promotion
    Carleton College

    Speaker Bio

  • Erica O'Neal Howard

    Erica O'Neal Howard

    Senior Associate Dean of Students
    Occidental College

    Speaker Bio

  • Mike Segawa

    Mike Segawa

    Interim Dean of Students
    University of Nevada, Reno

    Speaker Bio

Venue

University of Puget Sound


University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington

All institute activities will take place at the University of Puget Sound in beautiful Tacoma, Washington. An intentional component of this signature NASPA program is living and learning together on the host campus. Institute participants will be housed in an on-campus, apartment-style suite with a private bedroom and a shared bathroom. Given this unique aspect of the program, we are not able to accommodate family members or other traveling companions in the institute-provided housing.

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