September 24, 2014
By Kaitlyn Rodriguez, Director of Member Relations
One of the benefits of our robust higher education sector in Massachusetts is the collaborative instinct to share best practices between colleges throughout the Commonwealth. Often institutions have successfully dealt with situations or challenges on campus and are able to share new ideas or innovative approaches with colleagues from peer institutions dealing with similar challenges. To promote this practice further, AICUM hosts an annual symposium that provides our members with an opportunity to learn from one another and from our presenting affiliate members with specific industry expertise.
On October 2nd, from 8:30 – 2:30, AICUM will once again convey our members and affiliates for our Fall symposium at the College of the Holy Cross to discuss Emerging Challenges to Independent Higher Education. During the five breakout sessions, some 150 attendees will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts about the latest trends on campus and discuss what has worked in tackling these challenges. Among the many topics to be presented, attendees will engage in discussions on student debt, state authorization reciprocity agreements, trends in student lifestyle and habits, sexual assault on campus, medicinal marijuana, campus design using the latest technology, the unionization of student athletes, campus health and wellness initiatives, and reputation management in the social media age.
In addition to these informative presentations, attendees will be offered networking opportunities throughout the symposium to develop new relationships with colleagues from peer institutions and reconnect with former colleagues.
If you work at an AICUM institution, there is still time to join us at the symposium. Please send me an email indicating your interest to Kaitlyn.Rodriguez@aicum.org by Tuesday, September 30th. Click here for the Symposium Agenda and Registration Form.