Agnes Scott College

9/12/2014 Time: 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to: Women's College Coalition presidents, deans and chief academic officers Cost: $50 Type: Members Meeting
141 E. College Ave. Decatur, GA 30030
United States

Women's College Coalition Annual Meeting

The Women’s College Coalition Annual Meeting will be held at Agnes Scott College on Friday, September 12.  The meeting is open to presidents, deans and chief academic officers whose institutions are members of the Women's College Coalition.

Lunch will be served from 11:45am-12:30pm.  In addition to a business meeting, there will be two sessions on very important topics.

Strategic Challenges and Decision Making: A New Approach for Women’s Colleges
David Strauss, Founding Principal of the Strategy Consulting Firm Art & Science Group

It is obvious that women’s colleges face an even greater challenge than other colleges today in enrolling qualified, diverse student bodies that can generate the net revenue needed to operate a thriving institution.  What is less obvious is what to do about it.  Strauss will make the case that the solution for most lies not so much in enrollment management operations as it does in substantive action and in careful competitive positioning that requires a significantly different approach to strategic planning and decision-making.  At this Women’s College Coalition meeting, he will lead a discussion about how individual institutions can address these critical issues, informed by collaborations with a wide array of women’s colleges and other institutions of higher learning.

Navigating the Complexities of Title IX and Sexual Assault
Panel led by Lori Bettison- Varga, President, Scripps College; Larry Walraven, Attorney at Walraven and Westerfeld, LLP; and a representative from student affairs

Title IX is not just about sports.  It prohibits sex discrimination in education and is the basis for the way colleges and universities must address sexual violence.  And as a women’s college, compliance with Title IX means that your institution faces a particularly complex landscape. How should you respond, report and support victims of sexual assault?  And what are the particular reporting and legal challenges for women’s colleges?  This panel will discuss the complexities and potential responses for women’s colleges when faced with these issues.

For those who are attending the international conference sponsored by Women's Education Worldwide and the Women's College Coalition on  Women, Leadership and Sustainability, buses will be available at Agnes Scott at 5pm to take you to the Marriott Marquis Hotel.