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ACE West Summer Summit

Demonstrating Value: Economic Trends and the Changing Needs of Students

June 06, 2019

Summary

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Indisputable evidence shows that college graduates, on average, make more money, and are happier, healthier, and more civically engaged than those who never completed a degree. Nevertheless, it has become clear over the past several years that public skepticism about the value of higher education is on the rise​.

Concern about rising college costs, student debt loads, and workplace readiness has reignited long-standing debates about the role of higher education. This June, ACE is gathering thought leaders and experienced campus leaders to decipher the necessary steps to affirm the long-term benefits of higher education to individuals and our wider society. 

Join us at the ACE West Summer Summit in Portland, Oregon. It is important for presidents, provosts, and other senior leaders to understand the current perceptions of higher education in order to consider how best to position their institutions to address them and meet the needs of current and future students. 

This summit will provide an opportunity for leadership teams to:

  • Unpack the public’s perception of higher education.
  • Assess how those views apply to their own institutions.
  • Explore ways to meet the needs of all students in a manner that truly demonstrates the value of higher education.
 

 Sponsors & Support

 
The ACE West Summer Summit: Demonstrating Value: Economic Trends and the Changing Needs of Students is supported by a generous contribution from the TIAA Institute.
 
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 Media Coverage

 

This event is not open to the media. Reporters interested in more information should contact ACE Public Affairs at 202-939-9365.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Thank you for your interest in the ACE West Summer Summit. We are no longer accepting registrations.

June 6-7, 20197-8, 2019

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232


Closed Media
This event is not open to the media.

No longer accepting scholarship applications.

With the generous support of Fidelity Investments, a limited number of scholarships are now available to offset expenses to attend the June Summit. 

Scholarship applicants who have completed and submitted both a program re​gistration, including payment, and a scholarship application by May 12, 2019, will be considered.   ​Scholarship notifications will be sent by May 24, 2019. ​​​

 

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Details

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Who should Participate: 

This event is open to higher education leaders who are interested in unpacking public perceptions and positioning their institution for success. While individuals may attend, we encourage institutions to send leadership teams who can actively engage during the summit and address their institutional needs.​ 

Leadership teams should consist of at least three individuals. We encourage a team composition based on the desired outcomes for the institution, but suggest a representative mix of at least one senior leader and others who would advance institutional initiatives designed to meet the needs of students and advance institutional impact on the community (and society). Below are suggestions of individuals who may comprise a campus team.

Se​nior leaders:
Presidents 
Provosts 
Chief Student Affairs Officers 
Chief Diversity Officers 
Chief Outreach and Community Engagement Officers 
Chief Enrollment Officers 
Chief Financial Officer 
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives 

Team members: 
Directors of Workforce Development ​​
Directors of Career Services 
Chief Marketing/Communications Officers
Civic Engagement and Community Service 
Directors of Equity and Inclusion Initiatives ​​
Directors of Student Success Initiatives 
Deans ​
Department/Program Chairs ​

​Key Dates for Payments, Cancellations, and​ Accommodations
May 12, 2019 ​Scholarship submission deadline​
May 20, 2019 Deadline for accepting check payments.
May 20 –​ May 29, 2019 ​​​​Only credit card payments accepted.
​​May 22, 2019 ​Hotel ​Reservation Deadline (see Location tab​ for more details). 
Note: There is no guarantee on group rates for reservations made after this date.​​
May 24, 2019​ ​​Scholarship notifications will be sent.
M​ay 29, 2019 ​Cancellation requests submitted to ACELeadership@acenet.edu by 5:00 p.m. EST will receive a 50% refund
After May 29, 2019​​ Cancellation requests submitted to ACELeadership@acenet.edu are not eligible for a refund
May 30, 2019​​ ​If you register after this date, your name many not appear in printed materials on site.

Payment​

Full payment by check or credit card must be received by May 20, 2019 to confirm participation. After May 20, 2019, full payment accepted by credit card only. ACE accepts the following payment options:

  • Credit Card - American Express, Visa, Discover, or MasterCard accepted. Participants can pay during registration or by calling 202-939-9376 to have payment processed by phone. Or​, visit acenet.edu/pay to pay invoice online. 
  • Check - Make payable to American Council on Education. Mail both check and registration receipt to:
​American Council on Education
​c/o ACE Leadership
​P.O. Box 418762
​Boston, MA 02241-8762
 
​​​Note: Purchase orders are not accepted as payment. To request an invoice, email both purchase order and registration receipt to cbanks@acenet.edu​
​​​​QUESTIONS? Email ACELeadership@acenet.edu​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Thank you for your interest in the ACE West Summer Summit. We are no longer accepting registrations.

June 6-7, 20197-8, 2019

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232


Closed Media
This event is not open to the media.

No longer accepting scholarship applications.

With the generous support of Fidelity Investments, a limited number of scholarships are now available to offset expenses to attend the June Summit. 

Scholarship applicants who have completed and submitted both a program registration, including payment, and a scholarship application by May 12, 2019, will be considered.   ​Scholarship notifications will be sent by May 24, 2019. ​​​

Program

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Agenda​ 


S​peakers will include representatives and a host of leaders from regional campuses sharing their expertise on the Value of Higher Education.

Agenda is subject to change.


​Thursday, June 6​, 2019​
​5:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Welcome Remarks and Introductions
Sherri Lind Hughes, American Council on Education

​5:15 –​ 6:15 p.m.

Who Are Our Students and What Do They Need?​

Most college systems were designed to meet the needs of the 18-year-old student w​​ho arrives straight from high school, enrolls full-time, lives on campus, and has some degree of family support. This, however, is not an accurate depiction of today’s college students. Now, students come from a range of backgrounds and have a highly diverse set of needs. Many students are managing multiple competing priorities, including jobs and families, and their lives are further complicated by a higher education system that wasn’t really structured with them in mind. In order for higher education to change in ways that c​an meet the needs and expectations of all students, leaders must first understand the current student demographics and what students need from institutions. This session will set the context for our summit by providing an overview of ACE data and general insights into who our students are and what they need from higher education.  
Mushtaq Gunja​, American Council on Education

​6:15 –​ 6:45 p.m.

Reception

​6:45 –​ 7:45 p.m.

Dinner

​​Friday, June 7, 2019
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

​8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Greetings and​ Remarks​
Gailda Pitre Davis, American Council on Education

​8:15 – 8:30 a.m.

​Video Postcards: The Meaning of Higher Education

For higher education to demonstrate its value, leaders must understand the perspectives of multiple stakeholder groups. During this session, participants will view a brief video featuring various stakeholders, both internal and external, who will speak to the meaning and value of higher education. ​

​8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Student Perspectives on the Value of Higher Education ​

The value of higher education depends on our ability to serve more students and to meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional students. In this session, participants will hear from three students who would, in many cases, be seen as unlikely candidates to earn a higher education credential to understand their perspective. This session will explore college students’ needs and expectations. Participants will gain insights to better understand the varying needs of students (traditional-aged; working adults; veterans; first-generation; etc.).​ 
Morgan Denton​Freedom Education Project Puget Sound 
Joscelyn Guzman​Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America
Delores W. Scott, American Council on Education

​9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Activity Framing

​View a short clip from the film Unlikely (part 1), which speaks to the needs and expectations of students. 

​9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Br​​eak

​10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

​Team Activity 1

This interactive session will provide institutional teams and individual participants with an opportunity to translate student/workforce needs into institutional strategy. ​

​11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Br​​eak

​11:15 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.

Understanding Econ​​omic, Workforce, and Labor Market Trends 

An underst​andin​g of economic, workforce, and labor market trends is key to understanding the public perspective on the value of higher education.  Experts will discuss the current market trends and how administrators can use trends to inform institutional planning and decisions; cultivate constituent relationships; and establish and implement effective practices.​
​David Richardson​TIAA Institute
Anthony Carnevale, Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce 
Sherri Lind Hughes, ACE

​12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunc​​h

​​1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Team ​​Activity 2: Unpacking the Economic Trends

Teams and individuals will be gr​ouped by institutional type to talk about how higher education can serve the regional economies. They will explore how to move from the global/national economies picture to thinking about a regional economy. What do they perceive as the regional/community economic drivers? What can institutions do to best serve those economies and best position students to operate within the economies?

​​2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Bre​​ak

​​2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Leadership In​​sights: Demonstrating Value on Your Campus 

How do we demonstrate the value of higher education to skeptics? By engaging the campus to meet the needs of all students. This session will provide insights from current institutional leaders on how best to demonstrate the value of higher education by recommitting to a student-centered approach that takes market and workforce trends into consideration for key institutional decisions.
Soraya Coley​, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Demaree Michelau, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
​Paul Pitre, Washington State University Everett

​​3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Table Discussion​​s: Taking Action at Your Institution

Now what? Participants will ​engage in collaborative discussions about actionable next steps based on information obtained throughout the summit. Discussions will explore the concrete actions they can take to demonstrate the value of higher education to their communities; how they can aid students in realizing the value of higher education; and, ways to engage faculty, administrators, and other key stakeholders in working collaboratively to effect institutional change. ​

​​4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Wrap​-Up

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QUESTIONS? 
 Email ACELeadership@acenet.edu
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Thank you for your interest in the ACE West Summer Summit. We are no longer accepting registrations.

June 6-7, 20197-8, 2019

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232


Closed Media
This event is not open to the media.

No longer accepting scholarship applications.

With the generous support of Fidelity Investments, a limited number of scholarships are now available to offset expenses to attend the June Summit. 

Scholarship applicants who have completed and submitted both a program registration, including payment, and a scholarship application by May 12, 2019, will be considered.   ​Scholarship notifications will be sent by May 24, 2019. ​​​

Location

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​Hotel reservation deadline: May 15


Register
for the 
ACE West Summer Summit - Demonstrating Value: Economic Trends and the Changing Needs of Students prior to reserving accommodations. Partic​ipants are responsible for their hotel and travel expenses.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland​​
1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232​

Hotel Booking Information (PDF)​​  | 1 MB  document     

Includes discounted hotel reservation link and a
dditional logistic details.


QUESTIONS? Email ACELeadership@acenet.edu
 
​​​​​​​

Location

​​​​west summer summit ads17_acenet 640x200.jpg

​Hotel reservation extended deadline: May 29th


Register
for the 
ACE West Summer Summit - Demonstrating Value: Economic Trends and the Changing Needs of Students prior to reserving accommodations. Partic​ipants are responsible for their hotel and travel expenses.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland​​
1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232​

Hotel Booking Information (PDF)​​  | 1 MB  document     

Includes discounted hotel reservation link and a
dditional logistic details.


QUESTIONS? Email ACELeadership@acenet.edu

Thank you for your interest in the ACE West Summer Summit. We are no longer accepting registrations.

June 6-7, 20197-8, 2019

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232


Closed Media
This event is not open to the media.

No longer accepting scholarship applications.

With the generous support of Fidelity Investments, a limited number of scholarships are now available to offset expenses to attend the June Summit. 

Scholarship applicants who have completed and submitted both a program registration, including payment, and a scholarship application by May 12, 2019, will be considered.   ​Scholarship notifications will be sent by May 24, 2019. ​​​

Scholarships​​​​​

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With the generous support of Fidelity Investments, a limited number of scholarships are now available to offset expenses to attend the Jun​e SummitScholarship applicants who have completed and submitted both a program registration, including payment, and a scholarship application by May 12, 2019, will be consideredScholarship notifications will be sent by May 24, 2019​

These scholarships are to enable a select group of candidates from all sectors of higher education to participate in ACE’s signature leadership development programs. The Fidelity Investments scholarships are tied to ACE’s broader leadership development initiative designed to advance women and persons of color into the presidency and other leadership roles. Preference will be given to candidates from under- represented populations within higher education’s senior leadership ranks and to those candidates whose institutions lack the necessary resources to cover program attendance costs. ​


 
 

No longer accepting scholarship applications.

With the generous support of Fidelity Investments, a limited number of scholarships are now available to offset expenses to attend the June Summit. 

Scholarship applicants who have completed and submitted both a program registration, including payment, and a scholarship application by May 12, 2019, will be considered.   ​Scholarship notifications will be sent by May 24, 2019. ​​​

Thank you for your interest in the ACE West Summer Summit. We are no longer accepting registrations.

June 6-7, 20197-8, 2019

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232


Closed Media
This event is not open to the media.