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

Friday, May 29th - 9:00 a.m. to noon
9:00 – 10:00 Navigating and Leading Transformative Change
10:30 – 11:45 Micro Topic Roundtables
11:45 – 12:00 Closing
Box lunch provided

Registration Form


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).

Erika Hackman NCIA President

Erika Hackman
NCIA President


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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Organizational Contact

Department of Educational Administration
141 Teachers College Hall
PO Box 880360
University of Nebraska—Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0360
Fax: 402-472-4300

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