September 29 - October 1, 2016
Kingsport, TN


The following meetings and workshops are being held in conjunction with the Annual Summit:

Administrative Issues Committee Meeting

(Committee members only)

Deans' Council Meeting

(Chief Academic Officers only)

Joint Session with Deans' Council and Global Leadership Circle & Advisory Board included in schedule

Deans' Executive Council Meeting

(Members of the Deans' Executive Council only)

Departmental Chair Workshop

Led by:  Judy Dilts and Sylvia Nadler

What is your department's vision of what a graduate from your department should know, be able to do, etc. to be successful in the world they are entering.  How do you and your faculty develop this shared vision?  How do you communicate the vision and get buy in from your various constituents? What kinds of faculty development are needed to realize the vision and help faculty develop to their full potential? How do you help move your department to a realization of the shared vision?

These are just some of the types of questions that department leaders ask as they work to ensure their students have an excellent learning experience.  Join us as we explore these questions together and leave with plans for the future.


Graduate & Professional Schools Exhibit

The ACA welcomes graduate and professional schools from the region to attend the Summit with faculty, staff and students from the ACA membership.  The cost to participate is included in the Summit Registration for both attendees and representatives.

For Graduate & Professional School representatives, exhibit space is limited and registration is on a first-served basis and may close without notice.  Registration is complete when we have received your online registration.  A confirmation email is sent to you when we have received your registration.  Please contact us for more details as to how you can participate in this exciting opportunity!


IPEDS Workshop

The Appalachian College Association (ACA) and the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) are co-hosting an IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users in conjunction with the 2016 Annual Summit.  Anyone interested in attending must register  seperately for this workshop.


Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Ledford Scholar Student Summit

This Comunity of Practice is for students awarded a 2015-2016 Ledford Scholarship and their faculty mentors.

Library Directors' Meeting

(ACA Library Directors only)

Outcomes Assessment Forum

Individuals who have worked as leaders in outcomes assessment will share with other ACA assessment practitioners what's new, as well as what works and doesn't work in the world of educational assessment.


In addition, the ACA and the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) are co-hosting an IPEDS workshop for data providers and users the following day, Thursday September 29, 2016.  (Interested individuals must register separately for this workshop.)


Shared Catalog Meeting

(ACA Library Directors using Shared Catalog)