NCIA Rising Star Instructional Institute
The Wick Alumni Center, Lincoln, NE
May 27 – 29, 2020
Schedule at a Glance
Wednesday, May 27th - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4:15 Bus to the Wick Center from Embassy Suites
4:30 Registration Opens at the Wick Center
5:00 Hors d’oeuvres, Drinks, Networking
6:00 Welcome from NCIA President, Introductions, Guest Speaker
7:30/8 Bus to Embassy Suites
Thursday, May 28th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 – 10:00 Panel of faculty focused on community college research
10:30 – 12:00 Strategic Thinking in Collective Bargaining
Noon – 1:00 Lunch Provided
1:00 – 2:00 Eternal Quest for Institutional Communication
2:00 – 2:15 Refreshment Break
2:15 – 3:15 Great Leaders Roundtables with NCIA Board members
3:30 – 5:00 Restoration and Rejuvenation, Escorted by Board Member
Museum of Natural History; Art Museum; Football Stadium; Massage
5:00 Bus to Embassy Suites
Strategic Thinking in Collective Bargaining
This session will focus on approaches to collective bargaining with faculty unions (full-time and part-time). The session will start with a brief overview of contracts, collective bargaining methods, and collective bargaining basics. The session will then cover four key strategic processes: planning, overall strategic considerations, wages/benefits, and potential pitfalls. Planning will cover such items as building a team, financial modeling, CBA language, comparisons. Overall strategic considerations will cover the main strategy of collective bargaining including ground rules, proposal formats, proposals/responses, working groups, packages. The discussion on wages and benefits will cover CPI -linking, duration, backload/frontload, key benefits, insurance, retirement). Finally, the potential pitfalls section will cover such things as regressive bargaining, sacred articles, diminished expectations, equalization. Key concepts will be augmented with the presenters’ own experiences. There will be ample time for questions and answers. Participants will have the opportunity to participate on simulated bargaining teams.
The Eternal Quest for Effective Institutional Communication: An Active Exploration
Participants will engage actively in small teams to identify worst and best practices in institutional communication, focusing on information flow, tone, and transparency. Facilitators will lead the whole group in synthesizing lessons from this team work to develop ideas each participant can take home to their campus to improve communication.
Great Leaders Roundtables with NCIA Board Members
This session is inspired by the celebrated National Great Teachers Retreat – an engaging format for learning and sharing focused on oral tradition between peers. In this session, participants will gather in small groups and each briefly share: something innovative they’ve done as a leader, a persistent challenge they face as a leader, and a resource they find useful as a leader.
Navigating and Leading Transformative Change as an Instructional Leader in Community College 3.0
Community colleges across the Nation are engaged in significant reform and institutional change in order to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s students. Inspired by The Aspen Institute’s framing of this transformative work as “Community College 3.0” this session will focus on the instructional leader’s role in engaging faculty and staff in effective, sustainable, and student-centered change. Key reform efforts to be discussed are Competency-Based Education and Guided Pathways redesign and implementation. Join NCIA Board President Erika Hackman and Vice President Eric Heiser as they share their professional experiences in leading large institutional change work on their campuses. Be prepared for an engaging conversation!
Micro Topic Roundtables
This session will engage participants in focused discussion around specific teaching, learning, and leadership topics, all of which were recommended by conference participants. Be sure to let us know what issues you want to discuss with conference participants ranging from those new to instructional administrative roles and others with advanced instructional leadership experience from all over the Country. After this session, you’ll be officially part of the #NCIABrainTrust!
The mission of the National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA) is dedicated to supporting the needs of community college academic administrators through professional development, and serving as a national voice in policy planning and decision making.
The National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA) is housed at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) and works in cooperation with the community college leadership program at UNL. NCIA is an affiliate council in the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
NCIA is committed to the following purposes:
- To conduct studies and surveys of Member needs to assist in planning professional development and programming activities
- To analyze various techniques of program development and implementation in two-year colleges; serve as a clearinghouse for those techniques found to be particularly effective; compile and disseminate such information to the membership and other interested personnel through workshops, professional meetings and publications
- To provide for the collection and presentation of two-year college instructional administrative matters and/or concerns to appropriate professional organizations
- To provide a positive force regionally and nationally, to heighten public understanding of the goals and objectives of the community college
- To make recommendations to the Members and to the American Association of Community Colleges on matters related to instructional administration in two-year colleges
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PO Box 880360
University of Nebraska—Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0360