This page contains links to webinars provided by our Collaborative Partners for the benefit of our campuses as well as other resources. The page will be updated throughout the year as new webinars are held. You can learn more about our NCICU Collaborative Partners and see the entire list of partners here.

“Student Loan Payment & Forgiveness and Life/LTC Benefits”
April 4, 2024

Some highlights of the webinar will included:

  • How to improve the financial wellness of your people, with adding little work to your plate, and improve retention by upwards of 10%+?
  • How to add Student Loan Payment & Forgiveness Planning for Staff, Faculty, & their Families as well as a Permanent Life and Long Term Care as a benefit.
  • NCICU Members have added these benefits and seen over $5 Million in potential forgiveness for their Staff & Faculty.

Link to Webinar Presentation

“High-Impact Student Success Intervention Strategies for NCICU”
Held March 28, 2024

VP for Student Success at Pharos, Rachel Phillips-Buck, and Mars Hill University’s Sr Director of Student Persistence, Lisa Wachtman, discussed High-Impact Student Success Intervention Strategies.

Link to Webinar Presentation

“NCICU and Sqwire Collaborative Partnership Informational Webinar”
February 2024

NCICU is excited to announce a new collaborative partnership agreement with Sqwire, an organization that has created a financial wellness and literacy platform for students as well as for campus employees.  As introduced to NCICU by two of our Presidents during a recent webinar with CEO, Danijel Velicki and Jeff Stasko, SVP of Product, we learned about Sqwire’s analysis of data and guidance from higher ed faculty, leaders, and students nationally which led Sqwire to create targeted financial wellness content and a learning environment optimized for today’s students.  An Employee Benefit platform is also part of the program and both are being offered at a 25% discount on the first year by virtue of your campus being an NCICU institution.

Link to Webinar Presentation

“NCICU and Daly Seven Collaborative Partnership Informational Webinar”
November 8, 2023

A webinar to kick off the partnership between NCICU and Daly Seven. The primary focus of the partnership is to provide NCICU-affiliated travelers with an array of benefits. Travel support will be at the forefront of this initiative, with NCICU campuses gaining access to dedicated travel services that simplify their journeys. Another significant advantage of this partnership is the preferred hotel rates offered by Daly Seven Hotels to NCICU campuses. These specially negotiated rates will be available at all of Daly Seven Hotels properties across North Carolina and beyond.

Link to Webinar Presentation:  NCICU – D7 Presentation


“SECURE 2.0 – Opportunities, Questions and What’s Next”
July 20, 2023

SECURE 2.0 passed late in 2022; it’s the most comprehensive retirement plan legislation that’s been passed in yearx.  Join this webinar to learn more about the provisions, the effective date of certain requirements, what portions are optional, how to best navigate best practices related to the legislation and what provisions could be most impactful to your 403(b) plan participants.

Link to Webinar Presentation: SageView SECURE 2.0 Presentation


“EPA Brownfield Grant Opportunities for Higher Education – Incorporation Into Your Master Plan”

July 12, 2023

A Brownfield is a property where the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. From a campus perspective, a brownfield may be the defunct dry cleaner across the street, the closed gas station on the corner, the adjacent manufacturing facility, or the property gifted to the university.

Grant Types Available to Colleges:

  • Assessment (< $500,000)
  • Cleanup (<$650,000)
  • Revolving Loan Fund (<$1M)
  • Multipurpose (<$800,000)
  • Job Training (< $500,000)

The Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2018 (BUILD ACT) expands program eligibility to non-profit organizations for Assessment grants, increased funding for cleanup grants and remediation activities. A variety of federal, state and local tax incentives and credits allows a brownfield developer to use resources normally spent on taxes for other purposes. Tax increment financing, enterprise zone tax credits, economic development credits, job creation tax credits, and historical preservation credits are all examples of tax incentives that can facilitate brownfields redevelopment.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides a historic $1.2 B investment into USA EPA Brownfield project grants. Of the grant funding awarded by EPA each year, on average only 1 % typically goes to the higher education sector—not because of bias, but because of lack of interaction and use of the program by the higher education sector.

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“A Proactive Approach to Residence Hall Wi-Fi”

January 26, 2023

Gen Z well knows the benefit, convenience, and flexibility that Wi-Fi brings, and their fingers are crossed that campus administrators know it, too. It’s important for campus residence hall and technology decision-makers to partner and look at both the evolving technical usage requirements of residence hall Wi-Fi (multi-device support, personal area networking, IoT) and consider the specific ways incoming students rely on connectivity to live their lives. Only then can your institution design, deploy, and manage a network that delights your on-campus residents while reducing or eliminating student or family-member complaints.

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Click Here to explore a case study at Lenoir-Rhyne that showcases how Apogee’s partnership has enhanced the student experience on their campus

“The Journey of Implementing Holistic Student Support”
Held February 23, 2023, 10-11 a.m.

A holistic approach to student support is the cornerstone to increasing your student success and impacting your retention outcomes. Join our panel of practitioners from several NCICU colleges and Universities as we discuss the challenges and successes and best practices of a student-focused model of support. View the presentation. Passcode: 9gClee*i

“Lease Standard Adoption Tips & Reminders for NCICU Members”
Held February 2, 2023

The new lease accounting standard (ASC 842) is effective for all private companies for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. This means that, for most higher education institutions, the long-awaited lease standard will have to be adopted for fiscal 2023 (if you haven’t already). We understand there has been guidance and training on this topic over the last several years. However, with the task of adoption now imminent, FORVIS has developed a helpful presentation that touches on some tips and reminders related to this standard. View the presentation.

“The Property & Casualty Insurance Market and How Inflation will Impact Your Campus”

Held Tuesday, August 9, 2022

In this webinar, The IMA Higher Education team provided updates and context on the following:

  • The rapidly evolving insurance marketplace, including a market update
  • How Inflation has and will impact your risk management on campus
  • IMA’s Complimentary Insurance Program Assessment and best practices
    View the IMA webinar here


Landscape of Student Health Insurance Plans
June 16, 2022


Coursedog Resource Documents:

Technology-Enabled Development and Implementation of Guided Pathways Program Maps

Course Demand Analytics Lifecycle


Description: Paycor builds HR software to help empower leaders to build winning teams. Our HCM platform modernizes all aspects of people management from recruiting, onboarding, payroll, and career development. As we focus on leaders, our technology supports your goals of achieving a better streamlined HR process.  This webinar will show you how PayCor can help your campus.

Date of Webinar: December 8, 2022  View the Webinar here

NCICU Collaborative Partner Webinar information for NCICU Campuses