NACU to Address Civic Professionalism at Upcoming CIC Conference

November 4

NACU President Sean Creighton and several NACU campuses will present during the CIC 2020 Institute for Chief Academic Officers and Academic Team Members from Nov. 7 – 10.

On Monday, November 9, from 3 – 4:10 pm ET, Creighton, together with Beth Harville, executive vice president and provost at Drury University, and Andrea Talentino, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Nazareth College, will present on ‘Educating Civic Professionals.’ The panel will talk about how institutions can inspire students to think of their specialized academic training and professional work to be an element of how they contribute to civic life. Additional resources will be available after the presentation at

NACU partnered with the Kettering Foundation on its civic professionalism initiative over the past year to examine the concept on NACU campuses. This was a natural fit for NACU as its campuses share the same vision of an educational model that prepares students not only be successful in their careers but also be productive and responsibly engaged citizens of the world.

Presentations and Discussions with NACU Campus Leaders

Also on Monday, November 9, at 4:30 pm ET, University of La Verne Provost Jonathan Reed will talk about COVID-19’s impact on tenure policies and solutions to those challenges that have emerged.

On Tuesday, November 10, California Lutheran University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Leanne Neilson will be one of several women’s brunch discussions from 11:45 am – 12:30 pm ET. Neilson will talk about leading institutions with changing student demographics.

Later on Tuesday, from 4 – 4:50 pm ET, Jeffrey Kraus, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wagner College, will lead a discussion group on the factors influencing campus plans in spring 2021.