Click here to view a Final Conference Agenda (Microsoft Word 88kB Nov5 09).
Friday, November 6
5:30-6:30 p.m. Registration and Reception (Clark Alumni House)
An opportunity for pre-dinner mingling and networking
6:30–9:00 p.m. Welcomes, Dinner, and Keynote Address (Clark Alumni House Dining Room)
Welcomes by Christopher Welna (ACM) and James Phifer (Coe College)
Introduction of Keynote Speaker by John Ottenhoff (ACM)
Keynote Speaker: Robert Malekoff (Guilford College)
Dr. Malekoff is Assistant Professor of Sport Studies at Guilford College and senior advisor to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's College Sports Project. He has also served as the facilitator for the Integration Institutes sponsored by the College Sports Project, and as director of athletics at the College of Wooster and at Connecticut College, associate director of athletics at Harvard University, and as lacrosse and soccer coach at Princeton University.
Saturday, November 7
8:00-8:45 a.m. Breakfast (Clark Alumni House Dining Room)
8:45-9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion 1: Challenges into Assets (Hickok Hall, Kesler Auditorium)
Building on the challenges mentioned in the keynote address, panelists will give guiding principles to turn these challenges into assets.
Panelists: Marie Baehr (Coe College), John Cochrane (Cornell College), and Michael Hemesath(Carleton College)
9:30-10:15 a.m. Breakout Session 1: Addressing Challenges
Schools are grouped together to determine ways to address the challenges raised in the first panel discussion. This will also be a time for campuses to share best practices. Each group should be prepared to share their top five solutions. Each group should select a scribe to take notes, a time keeper, and another person to report back. Notes should be given to a conference organizer.
Group A: Carleton, Coe, Macalester, St. Olaf (Hickock Hall, Room 102); Facilitator: Kristina Garrett (St. Olaf College)
Group B: Cornell, Grinnell, Ripon (Hickock Hall, Room 106); Facilitator: Christopher Carlson (Cornell College)
Group C: Colorado, Lake Forest, Luther, Monmouth (Hickock Hall, Room 201); Facilitator: Kathryn Wagoner (Monmouth College)
10:15-10:45 a.m. Plenary: Reporting Back (Hickok Hall, Kesler Auditorium)
Breakout session 1 groups share their top five solutions.
10:45-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00-11:45 a.m. Breakout Session 2: Addressing challenges from a specific perspective (Hickok Hall, Rooms 102, 106, 201)
Participants will be assigned to groups based on job categories in three wide areas: Academics, Athletics and Administrators to discuss the same challenges and the solutions offered so far. Groups should be prepared to address the challenges and solutions from their shared perspective. Each group should select a scribe to take notes, a time keeper, and another person to report back. Notes should be given to a conference organizer.
Group 1:Academics (Hickock Hall, Room 106); Facilitator: Colleen Byron (Ripon College)
Group 2: Athletics (Hickock Hall, Room 102); Facilitator: Jackie Slaats (Lake Forest College)
Group 3: Administrators (Hickock Hall, Room 201); Facilitator: Joyce Stern (Grinnell College)
Group assignments (Acrobat (PDF) 78kB Nov5 09) are available for this session.
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Plenary: Reporting Back (Hickok Hall, Kesler Auditorium)
Breakout session 2 groups share their perspective on solutions offered.
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch (TBA)
Time for networking—have lunch with people you haven't met yet!
1:15-2:00 p.m. Facilitated Interactive Panel Discussion: Solutions (Hickok Hall, Kesler Auditorium)
Panelists will share themes from the morning sessions and will turn the conversation to developing more concrete solutions and strategies for implementation.
Facilitator: John Chandler(Coe College)
Panelists: Rachelle Brooks(Director, Center for Data Collection and Analysis, College Sports Project), Robert Malekoff(Guildford College), and John Ottenhoff(ACM)
2:00-2:45 p.m. Breakout session 3: Solutions by Theme (Hickok Hall, Rooms 102, 106, 201)
Based on the conversations thus far, each person will select the "theme" they are most interested in developing further. Campuses are encouraged to work on more than one theme, if applicable. This will also serve as a time to learn from other ACM colleagues as to what works (or doesn't work) on their campus. Each group should select a scribe to take notes and another person to report back. Notes should be given to a conference organizer. Each group should be prepared to present two or three action items to eliminate or reduce the challenge.
2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-4:00 p.m. Reporting Back and Wrapping-Up (Hickok Hall, Kesler Auditorium)
Breakout session 3 groups share their action items with the entire group.