Catholic College Forum








Cordially invites you to attend the

Eleventh Annual

Catholic College and University

Forum for Institutional Research


The Role of Catholic Higher Education In Society


Monday, April 4, 2005

9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Villanova Room

The Connelly Center

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania



Research Symposium


Organizational Meeting

Sunday Afternoon and Evening

April 3, 2005


For the eleventh consecutive year, we are pleased to host the Catholic College and University Forum for

Institutional Research. This year's forum will be the second held under the auspices of the Catholic Higher

Education Research Cooperative (CHERC) and is scheduled for:

Monday, April 4, 2005

9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Villanova Room - Connelly Center

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Please share this invitation with interested colleagues at your institution and beyond.

Monday's Preliminary Agenda

9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks.........................................................................James F. Trainer, Villanova

9:45 Keynote Address:

The Catholic University - A Contrarian Institution

George Dennis O'Brien

President Emeritus of the University of Rochester and a Past President of Bucknell University,

O'Brien is the author of numerous books including The Idea of a Catholic University (2002) and All

the Essential Half-Truths about Higher Education (1998).

11:15 Break

11:30 Research Reports

Representatives from various CHERC member institutions will offer presentations and discuss

research that they have been conducting. Potential topics include: Mission Effectiveness, Critical

Incident Methodology, Assessment Practices at Catholic Institutions, Social and Civic Engagement,

and The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), among others. Additional topics and

presentations are welcome. Please share your ideas with us!

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Research Reports (continued) followed by "News from on Campus from Around the Country"

The research report segment begun before lunch will continue followed by an opportunity for

attendees to share with their colleagues information on "hot" topics and issues of interest from

their campuses and beyond.

2:00 Roundtable Discussions

We will convene a number of roundtable discussions to address "hot topics" impacting institutional

researchers and planners at Catholic colleges and universities.

2:45 Closing Remarks and Evaluation

3:00 Adjourn

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