Featured Speaker: Dr. Gavin Henning

Gavin is a college student educator with a reputation as an organizer, collaborator, and catalyst for educational change. His professional mission is to generate applied scholarship, bridge theory to practice, create systems and processes, and teach higher education professionals to foster college student learning, development, and success.

He has advanced this mission during his 20+ years in higher education in positions including professor, assessment practitioner, and student affairs administrator. In his current position as Director of the Master of Higher Education Administration and Doctorate of Education Programs at New England College, Gavin helps prepare the next generation of professionals to improve educational organizations. As President of ACPA – College Student Educators International from 2015-2016, he led the premiere higher education association centered on fostering college student learning and development. As President of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education and founder of Student Affairs Assessment Leaders, Gavin helps further a national agenda of accountability and continuous improvement of higher education programs and services.

In addition to his practitioner work, Gavin’s scholarship includes two recent books on student affairs assessment. He is co-editor of Coordinating Divisional Student Affairs Assessment: A Practical Guide and co-author of Student Affairs Assessment: Theory to Practice.

He has been recognized by for his contributions to student affairs and higher education by receiving ACPA’s Annuit Coeptis award and Diamond Honoree awards.

Gavin holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education Leadership and Policy Studies and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology, both from the University of New Hampshire as well as a Master of Arts degree in College and University Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology from Michigan State University.


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Please enter campus at the main entrance. You will be directed to the parking lot across from The R.G. Wanek Center by the Norcross Graduate School.

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Hotel Information

For those who would like overnight accommodations on Monday, June 11 and/or Tuesday, June 12, NCICU has arranged a special rate at the Marriott Courtyard, 1000 Mall Loop Road, High Point, NC 27262.  To make reservations, please call the hotel at (336) 882-3600 or (800) 321-2211 and request the NC Independent Colleges & Universities rate of $129 plus tax. This rate code also includes “select” breakfast for one adult per room.  This rate is available until May 28th.  The hotel’s website, including directions, is found at this link: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/gsocy-courtyard-high-point/.

For other hotels in the area, the High Point University Campus Concierge lists other local accommodations according to proximity to campus.


Schedule of Events

Please note that these schedules could be subject to change. Participants will receive a finalized schedule at the event.

Downloadable: Pre-Conference Day Schedule (June 12, 2018)

Workshop participants: Please feel free to bring your laptop if you would like to follow along in the demonstrations.

Pre-Conference ScheduleTuesday, June 12, 2018 
9:00 a.m.Morning Workshop Check-in
Refreshments will be served.
Cottrell Hall
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Morning WorkshopCottrell Hall (Bauer Institute for Executive Education)
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Lunch
Optional; registration conducted separately for lunch.
Cottrell Hall (Graves Collaboratorium)
1:00 p.m.Afternoon Workshop Check-inCottrell Hall
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Afternoon WorkshopCottrell Hall (Bauer Institute for Executive Education)

Downloadable: Conference Day Schedule (June 13, 2018)

Conference ScheduleWednesday, June 13, 2018 
8:00 a.m.Check-in and Continental BreakfastR. G. Wanek Center (Lower Level)
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.Welcome Remarks
R. G. Wanek Center Cinema (Lower Level)
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.Opening PlenaryR. G. Wanek Center Cinema (Lower Level)
10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.Concurrent Sessions

Cottrell Hall (Second Floor)
10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Concurrent SessionsCottrell Hall (Second Floor)
11:45 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.LunchUpdated Location!
Cottrell - Kushner International Ballroom
(First Floor)
1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.Concurrent SessionsCottrell Hall (Second Floor)
1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Concurrent SessionsCottrell Hall (Second Floor)
2:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.Concurrent SessionsCottrell Hall (Second Floor)
3:20 p.m.Conference Ends

Conference Evaluation

A link will be made available for you to evaluated the 2018 conference . An email will be sent to all attendees once the evaluation is live.

Participant List

Download a copy of the attendees list here: Participant List – NCICU 14th Annual Assessment Conference 2018

Conference Presentations

A copy of the presentations will become available once we receive materials from presenters. Check back soon for that link.

If you were a presenter at this year’s conference, please email your presentation materials to Andrea Kennedy at akennedy@highpoint.edu.



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