2017 CCCU Financial Aid Administrators Conference

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2017 CCCU Financial Aid Administrators Conference

Bahia Resort Hotel | San Diego, CA
February 06, 2017 - February 08, 2017
CCCU Conference Team
conferences@cccu.org
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Financial Aid Administrators (FAA) Agenda

Draft agenda as of 1.14.17

Mon: February 6
3:00 PM
7:00 PM
Registration

3:30 PM
4:30 PM
Financial Aid Administrators Welcome & Introductions
This session will serve as a valuable networking opportunity and will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about the CCCU financial aid commission - its purpose and its members.

4:30 PM
5:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Meet a new colleague, say hello to an old friend, learn about a new product or service, and enjoy this time of fellowship.

5:30 PM
7:00 PM
Joint Welcome Dinner & Keynote Address
Shirley V. Hoogstra
, President, CCCU
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Tu: February 7
 
7:30 AM
3:30 PM
Registration/Information Desk

7:30 AM
8:15 AM
Come & Go Breakfast Buffet
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.  We encourage you to grab a plate, meet a new colleague, learn about a new product or service, and enjoy this time for morning fellowship.

8:15 AM
9:00 AM
Joint Worship & Devotion
Devotional: Clint LaRue, Executive Director for Budget & Financial Services, Oklahoma Christian University and Chair, CCCU Financial Aid Administrators Commission
Worship led by: George Williamson, Director of Worship Arts, Point Loma Nazarene University

9:00 AM
10:15 AM
Joint Plenary Session: Engaging Millennials In Your Cause
Derrick Feldmann, President, Achieve and Creator, The Millennial Impact Project
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10:15 AM
10:45 AM
AM Refreshments & Networking Break

10:45 AM
12:00 PM
Joint Plenary Session: Finding Common Ground
The NCAA Common Ground initiative provides a platform for individuals under the auspice of athletics to come together and work through the differences of faith and LGBT to create a shared future for the promotion of collegiate athletics. This session focuses on two individuals who are active in the common ground conversation and their process toward understanding the importance of a common language, a common understanding, and the ultimate pursuit of valuing each other.

Speakers: Gary Pine, Director of Athletics, Azusa Pacific University and Pat Griffin, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts

12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Joint Buffet Lunch Discussion: Religious Freedom & LGBT Rights: Where Do We Go From Here?
Religious freedom and LGBT civil rights protections are often portrayed as incompatible. For too long these have been pitted against one another with a zero sum, winner take all approach. Yet both implicate constitutional values. Those with alternative convictions about the sexual norms accepted by society regard their beliefs to be fundamental. This presentation will consider how to preserve the diversity of institutions within civil society by providing equal treatment for LGBT persons while also allowing people of varied convictions about human sexuality to fully participate in the public square.

Shirley V. Hoogstra
, President and Shapri D. LoMaglio, Vice President for Government & External Relations, CCCU

1:30 PM
2:45 PM
FAA Track Session:  Financial Aid Survey Summary
Join your colleagues Dan Nelson and Jeff Olson for this annual session to share and discuss the results of the Financial Aid survey and offer potential implications for the future.
Presenters: Dan Nelson, Vice President for Institutional Data & Research and Jeff Olson, Director of Financial Aid, Bethel University

2:45 PM
3:15 PM
PM Refreshment Break

3:15 PM
4:15 PM
FAA/CEO Session: Trends in Affordability and Institutional Financial Health at CCCU Schools (Combined session with Chief Enrollment Officers)
How have CCCU Institutions weathered the storms of economic recession, increased competition, and a declining pool of high school graduates? Using data from IPEDS and nearly two decades of CCCU surveys, Dan and Jeff examine trends in enrollment, college costs, discount rates, financial aid, student debt, and family wealth. From these metrics they derive trends measuring institutional financial health (changes in net revenue) and student and family affordability (net price compared with family ability to pay). Finally, they identify those characteristics that appear to be consistent with healthy institutions.

This session is designed to 1) increase your understanding of issues of affordability and institutional financial health, 2) show how your institution compares with other CCCU institutions, and 3) identify those characteristics associated with the more successful institutions.

Presenters: Dan Nelson, Vice President for Institutional Data & Research and Jeff Olson, Director of Financial Aid, Bethel University

4:15 PM 5:15 PM
FAA Track Session: Leveraging Your Strengths to Maximize Leadership Potential
Leading with our strengths allow us to create maximum impact. Often, we are challenged to identify our strengths and authentically live out of them. Using Gallup StrengthsFinder as a launch point, this leadership development workshop will address three questions every leader is invited to ask:
  • What are my strengths and how do I identify them?
  • How do I use my strengths every day as a leader?
  • What keeps me from living out of my strengths?

To make the most of this workshop: We highly encourage you to take the StrengthsFinder assessment at gallupstrengthscenter.com and bring your results to the session.

Facilitators: Danny Kim and Devin Jones, Career and Strengths Coaches, Point Loma Nazarene University

    Dinner On Own

8:00 PM
10:00 PM
Optional Activity:  Beach Bonfire
Kick back, relax, and end your evening with your peers around a beach bonfire! Join your peers on the Bahia's private beach for S'mores and games.

Wed: February 8  
8:00 AM
12:00 PM
Information Desk

8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Come & Go Breakfast Buffet
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.  We encourage you to grab a plate, meet a new colleague, learn about a new product or service, and enjoy this time for morning fellowship.
 
9:00 AM
10:15 AM
FAA Track Session:  Hot Topics
Come together with your peers during this informal time to discuss current topics, trends, and challenges. This is the time to bring up those big ideas that didn’t get discussed!

Facilitator: Pam Macias, Director of Financial Aid, Point Loma Nazarene University

10:15 AM
10:45 AM
AM Refreshment Break 

10:45 AM
12:00 PM
FAA Track Session: Financial Aid Office Structures - Rethinking the Scope and Responsibilities of Your FA Office
Because financial aid offices differ in scopes of responsibility and office structures, financial aid directors sometimes question which type of structure provides the best opportunity to serve students. A panel representing four types of office structures will lead a discussion of (or about) their organizational charts, job descriptions, as well as the advantages and disadvantages associated with each.

Panelists:
  • Angie Di Claudio, Azusa Pacific University - One Stop Shop
  • Clint LaRue, Executive Director for Budget & Financial Services, Oklahoma Christian University - Integration of Financial Aid & AR
  • Pam Macias, Director of Financial Aid, Point Loma Nazarene University - Financial Aid & AR Parallel Reporting
  • Kim Eldridge, Associate Vice President of Financial Aid & Enrollment, John Brown University - Financial Aid & AR Separate Reporting Structure
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Joint Closing Lunch & Keynote Address
Worship led by: George Williamson, Director of Worship Arts, Point Loma Nazarene University

Presenter: Rick Warren, Founder & Sr. Pastor, Saddleback Church and Author, The Purpose Driven Life
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Post-Conference Opportunity: February, 10-12
Attendees are invited for an incredible experience we’re offering post-conference, from February 10-12, with one of our partners, The Global Immersion Project around peacemaking.  Some of your peers when on this this deeply meaningful trip to the US/Mexico border last year, you can read about their experience here.  This is an opportunity to learn about immigration policy and its impact on the US, its Christian community, and Christian higher education by joining a cohort of colleagues from CCCU schools on a trip to the U.S. / Mexico border. We will be journeying to both sides of the border and hear how immigration policy impacts many different people. The trip includes meeting with border patrol, touring the border, meeting with immigration policy experts, as well as deported students, mothers, and veterans. 

Sign Up For This Event Is Now Closed.