CCAS2023: Preparing Deans for a Sustainable Future


Session proposals will be accepted until March 5, 2023, via a new process integrated into the WHOVA app.

To submit a session proposal, email Amber Cox for a proposal invitation message.

2023 Theme:
Preparing Deans for Sustainable Future

      Possible Topics Include:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Moving from Crisis to Strategy
  • Doing More With Less
  • Adapting to the New Normal
  • Strategic Planning
  • Reorganizing Colleges (Right-sizing, restructuring, etc)
  • Special sessions for select audiences, such as Associate & Assistant Deans or Private Institutions or R1s
  • Risk Management
  • Working With Your Institution's Partners (Media or Development Officer or Budget Office or Student Services..)
  • Free Speech and Academic Freedom
  • Development, Fundraising, and Advancement
  • Data Analytics and Data for Decision Making
  • Working with, Coaching, Supporting, or Reviewing Faculty and/or Staff
  • Tolerance/Intolerance for Bullying Culture
  • Future Directions/Lessons Learned (ways we use tech differently, thinking about being responsive, changing enrollment, students changing expectations)
  • Sustaining DEI Gains Through Diverse Leadership
  • Preparing Institutions to Support Diverse Leaders
  • Enrollment Change Now or Forthcoming
  • Robot-Proof, Artificial Intelligence, ChatBot, etc.
  • Your Good Ideas Here!

    Guidelines for Proposals:

  • Proposals must include title, description, and information on all presenters and must be submitted using this new WHOVA submission process.
  • Proposals may, but are not required to, address the theme and suggested sub-themes. The planning committee intends that at least half of the selected sessions will relate to the topics listed above.
  • Approximately 6 pre- and post- conference workshops and 25 concurrent sessions will be selected to appeal to a diverse array of CCAS member institutions and participants.
  • Presenters must be CCAS Members at the time of the CCAS 2023 Annual Meeting, unless special permission is granted (e.g. for external experts).
  • CCAS Member Presenters must be registered attendees for the CCAS 2023 Annual Meeting by 10/1/2023.
  • Presenters will be provided with an optional PowerPoint presentation template; NEW THIS YEAR Presenters can easily upload their own slides, articles, videos, and other resources.
  • Laptops are not available; presenters must bring their own laptops and clicker devices. All rooms will be equipped with microphones, a screen, and projector.
  • All sessions will be 70 minutes in length; plan to allow for Q&A.
  • WHOVA will offer additional features for presenters, including live polling. More information will be available to selected presenters after July 1st.



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