Innovations 2007

March 4-7, 2007
Hilton New Orleans

Hosted by
Louisiana Community and Technical College System

Tentative Session List:
Registration Information:
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General Conference, Ancillary Meetings, Hotel Information:
Robin Piccirilli
(480) 705-8200 x232

Presenter Questions:
Robin Piccirilli
(480) 705-8200 x232

Registration Questions:
Judy Greenfield
(480) 705-8200 x200

Exhibition, Partnership:
Chris Hennessey
(480) 705-8200 x237

Website Questions:
Andre Morris

(480) 705-8200 x242

Technical Questions:
Matthew Milliron

(480) 705-8200 x225


Conference Information

Arthur ChickeringArthur Chickering is Special Assistant to the President of Goddard College. He began his career in higher education as a psychology teacher and coordinator of evaluation at Goddard College from 1959 to 1965. From 1965 to 1969, he directed the Project on Student Development in Small Colleges. In 1969-1970, he was a visiting scholar in the Office of Research at the American Council on Education. From 1970 to 1977, as founding vice president for academic affairs, Chickering played a major role in creating Empire State College. He was Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Memphis State University from 1977 to 1986, and from 1986 to 1996, University Professor at George Mason University. From 1996 to 2004, he was Visiting Distinguished Professor at Vermont College.

Chickering is the author of many publications, including Education and Identity (1969, 1993); Commuting Versus Resident Students: Overcoming Educational Inequities of Living Off Campus (1974); The Modern American College: Responding to the New Realities of Diverse Students and a Changing Society (1981); Improving Higher Education Environments for Adults: Responsive Programs and Services from Entry to Departure (1989, with N.K. Schlossberg and A.Q. Lynch); Getting the Most Out of College, (1995), with Nancy Schlossberg); and Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education (2005), with Jon Dalton and Liesa Stamm.. 

He has received the E.F. Lindquist Award from the American Educational Research Association for his studies of college impacts on student development, the Outstanding Service Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the Distinguished Contribution to Knowledge Award from the American College Personnel Association, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Council for Independent Colleges.

Chickering has been board member and chair of the American Association for Higher Education, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and the National Society for Experiential Education.  He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Higher Education, the Journal of Higher Education Administration, and About Campus