AAUA Official Logo   Facebook

AAUA Awards

2019 AAUA Leadership Seminar │ June 6 - 7 │ Detroit, Michigan
(With optional campus visits to be scheduled for June 5)


Several preseminar offerings are planned for Wednesday, June 5th.


The preseminar campus visits offer an opportunity to participate in a short organized visit to a Detroit-area college or university. Each of these sessions will include a campus tour and an extended session with senior campus officials during which you will learn about the institution, its challenges, and its successes.

Transportation will be provided from the seminar’s hotel location (departing Wednesday morning at 10:30 and returning about 2:30). There is a $10 fee for participating in one of the campus visits; lunch and transportation are provided.

While arrangements have not yet been completely finalized, we are planning to make visits available to the following institutions:

*College for Creative Studies - A nonprofit, private college awarding bachelor's and master's degrees; the College for Creative Studies is generally recognized as one of the nation's leading art and design colleges. The College is a major supplier of talent to numerous industries, such as transportation, film and animation, advertising and communications, consumer electronics, athletic apparel, and many more. Its graduates are exhibiting artists and teachers, design problem solvers and innovators, as well as creative leaders in business.

Henry Ford College – This public community college (founded in 1938), is a recognized pioneer in the American community college movement. It enrolls more than 13,000 students and offers a bachelor's degree, 3+1 programs, associate degrees, and a variety of certificate and workforce development and training programs, as well as dual-enrollment options. The college offers classes on its two Dearborn campuses and other regional locations, and offers many popular online courses in a variety of academic programs.

University of Detroit Mercy - With its origins dating to 1877 (with the establishment of Detroit College), the current iteration of this private, Roman Catholic co-educational university sponsored by both the Society of Jesus and the Religious Sisters of Mercy was finalized in 1990 with the consolidation of the University of Detroit and Mercy College of Detroit. It is the largest Roman Catholic university in Michigan.

University of Windsor (Canada) - A public comprehensive and research university established in 1963 with the consolidation of four independent institutions (the oldest of which—Assumption College—was founded in 1857). It enrolls approximately 13,000 students in 190 undergraduate programs, 65 graduate programs, and six professional programs. (This visit is open only to citizens of the USA. A valid US passport is required to cross the US/Canada border.)

*Wayne State University – Detroit's public research university offers more than 300 academic programs and serves over 27,000 enrolled students. The university is ranked particularly highly in its health programs of midwifery, anesthesia and pharmacy. Programs in education have and continue to lead change and improvement in Detroit's city school system. Students have many opportunities to conduct research, including several special cross-disciplinary and institutionally collaborative initiatives that focus on issues related to development of the city's and state's economy.

(* Visit opportunities have been confirmed. As more confirmations are received they will be noted on page updates.)


In addition to campus visits, we're planning another of past years' popular career development sessions for individuals who are anticipating a potential job search. Intended especially for those who are looking to "move to the next level" (e.g., dean to provost, provost to president)—but not necessarily excluding those who are anticipating a lateral professional move—a practicing executive search consultant will offer suggestions and advice. Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. There is no charge for this preseminar. (The specific facilitator for this session has not yet been finalized. When it has, details will be posted here.)


Finally, Who hasn't spent some time thinking about Title IX issues?!? Sit with a practicing campus-based Title IX administrator to discuss the latest developments and new strategies for addressing Title IX issues. Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. There is no charge for this preseminar. (The specific facilitator for this session has not yet been finalized. When it has, details will be posted here.)

All rights reserved 2018 | Design by SEED Media Services, a division of SEED Group, Inc.