Session Modalities


There a variety of session types to meet various needs. Please read the brief descriptions below and propose a session that follows one of these modalities.

  • Traditional Panel of 3 PanelistsThis is the type CCAS has offered in the past, which is a traditional panel arranged around a topic or issue. Each panelist has 15-20 minutes to present information, and then moderators facilitate audience engagement.

  • Expert PresenterThis type of session is built around one presenter who engages the participants for the full 75 minutes about a topic or issue in which s/he has expertise.

  • Point/CounterpointThis modality, particularly relevant to controversial or complex issues, would have at least two presenters who would present different sides to or strategies for solving an issue.

  • Paired Theory/Practice PresentationsThe idea behind this modality is presenting both theory and practice in the same session. This could involve one presentation from a single institution or presenter, or it could have one group or individual presenting theory while the other provides some more practical applications.

  • Author Meets CriticAs suggested, this session would feature an author of a book or article relevant to deaning or to higher education with a responder to provide questions or clarification, designed to get a topic in depth.


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