This Week and Next at SCUP:
- May 16: Event: SCUP 2012 Southern One-Day Symposium, "Projects for Student Affairs That Pay for Themselves," Charlotte, NC.
- May 23: Event: Online Program, Prioritizing Administrative Programs and Activities, 2:00 PM Eastern.
Quote of the Week
“Do you actually believe in this stuff?” one of my colleagues at The Chronicle asked me last week.
The stuff he was referring to were the disruptive innovations that are supposed to revolutionize how higher ed is delivered in this country, a topic I’ve been writing a lot about lately.
-The Chronicle of Higher Education editorial director Jeff Selingo in the first of a two-part blog post about “disruption” and his recent conversations with real students, Did Anyone Ask the Students? Here’s Part 2.
If this topic interests you, you won’t want to miss Fast Company writer and voice for the students Anya Kamenetz when she speaks to the society in plenary session on Monday morning, July 9 at SCUP–47 in Chicago.
This Week's Scan of Higher Ed News & Resources
Dickeson is well known as the author of Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services; Goldstein as the author of College and University Budgeting: An Introduction for Faculty and Administrators. At SCUP–47 Dickeson and Goldstein are presenting separately.
On May 23 they are presenting the SCUP online program, Prioritizing Administrative Programs and Activities, drawing from elements of Dickeson’s book, The program will be highly interactive, with questions via text or live call-in throughout the program. Register now, This webinar will focus entirely on ways and tools to help you think about and effectively manage the prioritization of administrative programs. This includes all non-classroom and non-lab activities. This program is a time- and cost-effective way to share this knowledge with your team members.
Related SCUP Member Bonus: SCUP members can download for free, as a member benefit (others can purchase), SCUP’s October 2011 book, Integrated Resource and Budget Planning at Colleges and Universities, in several digital reading formats.
Do you know an emerging leader working in the education field who would like a summer grant to conduct research in learning space?
The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) asks one selected emerging professional to conduct research on learning environments for comparison and analysis. The Scholar will spend their summer conducting comprehensive professional research on Architecture for Education case study projects. The Scholar will have their completed work published on AIA websites. The Scholar will be funded for their research and work in full equivalent to a 12 week summer architectural internship at $7,000.
The scholarship application is open to all emerging professionals defined as:
Undergraduate and graduate students in NAAB-accredited architecture programs,
architectural interns active pursuing licensure, and young architects (architects with 10 years or less of licensure). Questions? Contact CAE@aia.org.
The Hideo Sasaki Foundation and SCUP will be announcing the first year of a research prize at SCUP-47. Updates coming soon.
IGEN is an exemplary community college network. With the rapid emergence of green building innovations, the higher education sector must meet new demands to maintain a highly skilled and competitive workforce, both within their staff and in the delivery of relevant training for students. The Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) facilitates collaboration among Illinois community colleges and their partners to identify and implement sustainability projects and share best practices. Discover how this statewide initiative, led by Illinois community college presidents, is transforming planning, education, and the economy.
View IGEN’s website; learn more about the insider information you’ll learn when you attend IGEN—A Collaboration Model Transforming Planning, Education, and the Economy on Monday, July 9 at 3 pm, during SCUP–47 in Chicago It is presented by Edward Choklek, Director, Business Development, FGM Architects Inc.; Julie Elzanati, Executive Director, Illinois Green Economy Network, Heartland Community College; Raymond Rieck, Vice President of Business Services, Lake Land College; Jerry Weber, President, College of Lake County; Robert D. Widmer, Vice President of Business Services, Heartland Community College.
In this article from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Mike Sheridan looks at the changing types of workspaces being demanded by knowledge-economy businesses. These aren't your parents' cubicle-filled steel and glass boxes.
Sheridan explores the impacts of the emerging information-based economy on everything from the design of multifamily housing to corporate campuses.
"Not only are high-tech companies looking for unusual spaces that are reflective of their corporate culture, but firms in the knowledge sector are also reviving inner-city neighborhoods, spearheading the drive for sustainability, and even changing the way some new buildings are designed."
In 2009, the University of Saskatchewan began developing and implementing a new, activity-based resource allocation process to replace the traditional, historic-based process. This work resulted in the Transparent, Activity-Based Budgeting System (TABBS), a model that aligns college and unit budgets with activities in a more transparent, comprehensive, and systematic way; links budgets to cycles of integrated planning; ensures resources are put behind strategic priorities; and places responsibility for budgets at the appropriate college/unit and university levels.
Brett Fairbairn, Provost & Vice President, Academic and Pauline M. Melis, Assistant Provost, Institutional Planning & Assessment, University of Saskatchewan will share their intimate knowledge of this change process at 3:30 pm, Tuesday, July 20 in Chicago. To get you ready to maximize this SCUP–47 session, here are links to:
- TABBS Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Critical Design Features of Responsibility Centres (PDF)
- TABBS FAQ (PDF)
This is an exciting and seemingly radical initiative. The planning and decision making is going on right now. And at SCUP–47, you can learn about the issues from those guiding the process. Here’s their abstract:
The Ohio State University is deciding whether to concession parking garages and surface lots to an investment group for the next 50 years. The outcome of transferring the control of over 35,000 parking spaces not only affects the campus community with regard to customer service and rates, it also has significant implications for campus planning. Parking lots and garages are typically "land banks" for academic building expansion or renewed green space. What are the issues when this land changes hands for 50 years?
The session, Concessioning University Parking for 50 Years: Implications for Campus Planning, will be presented at SCUP–47 by Sarah Blouch, Executive Director, Transportation & Parking, Ohio State University-Main Campus; as well as Barbara J. Chance, President and Chief Executive Officer, andRobert Furniss, Senior Operations Consultant, each of CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc