SCUP’s 49th Annual, International Conference

“Plan for Transformation” | July 12–16, 2014 | Pittsburgh, PA

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Build Your Planning Effectiveness. HERE!

Get practical solutions and applications, fresh approaches, and best planning practices during SCUP’s robust annual, international conference.

SCUP's annual, international conference provides interactive programs that engage with tangible, precise takeaways to build your effectiveness with all your planning stakeholders.

Plan to meet more than 1,500 senior-level higher education leaders and design professionals!

New Session Update!

Paul Taylor, author of the new book, The Next America, Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdownwill present a concurrent session on Monday morning: A Demographic Look at the Near Future: The Next America. We're headed "toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial, and economic shifts the country has seen in a century." Taylor is the executive vice president of special projects at the Pew Research Center, and is a former reporter with the Washington Post.

More Than 115 Educational Sessions and Intensive Workshops

Topical areas include:

  • Academic Program Prioritization
  • Leading Through Disruptive Change
  • Institutional / Educational Effectiveness
  • Stewardship of Resources
  • Engagement and Inclusiveness in the Planning Process
  • IT and the Learning Environment
  • Environmental Sustainability 

Plenary Session Presenters Announced!

Sunday, July 13, 2014:  Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York (SUNY)

Chancellor Zimpher leads the largest comprehensive system (64 campuses) of public higher education in the nation under a single governing board. 

Monday, July 14, 2014:  Clay Shirky, Teacher, Writer and Consultant

Clay Shirky is the author of two books on social media: Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, and Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. From his recent blog: The biggest threat those of us working in colleges and universities face isn’t video lectures or online tests. It’s the fact that we live in institutions perfectly adapted to an environment that no longer exists.”

Clay Shirky - The State of the Social Web  (YouTube video)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: Jeff Selingo, Author, Columnist, and Speaker

​Jeff Selingo was one of the top editors to The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he still contributes. He’s the author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students.

Reasons Why You Should Attend 

  • Discover  ways to build your planning effectiveness, and use limited campus resources efficiently.
  • Exchange ideas with peers who face the same unique planning challenges that you do.​

There's more!

Integrated Planning: Ideas and Practices That Break Down Silos

SCUP supports integrated planning, which links vision, priorities, people, and resources across the campus in support of the institutional mission and academic plan. It shapes and guides the entire organization as it evolves over time because all areas on campus are linked to each other. What happens in one area almost always impacts another.

Who Should Attend

Our conference attendees come from the president’s office, academic affairs, budget and financial, student affairs, capital and facilities planning—and everywhere in between. Leaders with visions for transforming higher education exist in every department. How are you transforming higher education?

Annual Conference Updates:

July 2013 | San Diego, CA

​- Conference archives available.

- Conference recordings - Order Now.

July 2015 | Chicago

​- Details Coming Soon!

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