SCUP–52, SCUP's Annual Conference:
We Strengthen and Transform Higher Education
July 8–12, 2017 | Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
Think & Plan Strategically!
Nowhere else will you get the cross-disciplinary knowledge, exposure to emerging issues impacting higher education, and skills to effectively integrate your planning efforts with your institution’s mission, vision, and academic priorities.
Each day offers new ways to connect ideas, spark conversations, and experience integrated thinking. SCUP–52 will inform your decisions and improve your effectiveness across your institution.
Demographic Change and Political Polarization Paul Taylor, Researcher and Author
The Future of Work: Aligning Higher Education to Jobs for the Future Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office | Sue Mukherjee, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educational Intelligence, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Alternative Pathways for Student Success (or, Are Coding Schools Eating Your Lunch?) Chris Onan, Co-Founder and Former Chief Operations Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Galvanize, Inc. | Eric Wise, Chief Academic Officer, The Software Guild
From Strategy to Execution: Institutionalizing a Strategic Plan to Achieve Greater Impact Lisa Guion Jones, Associate Provost for Strategy and Special Assistant to the President, University of Central Florida | A. Dale Whittaker, Provost and Executive Vice President, University of Central Florida
Trends in Technology and Higher Education:
The NMC Horizon Report and You Alex Freeman, Senior Director, Membership and Special Projects, New Media Consortium
The Trump Administration, Congress, and Higher Education Terry W. Hartle, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, American Council on Education (ACE)
3 Provocative Plenary Sessions
Creating a Campus for Everyone to Find Success in an Evolving 21st Century Economy Sunday: July 9, 2017 | 5:30 PM–6:45 PM Presentation Details
Higher education is experiencing an evolutionary change that challenges what higher education means and what it can be. Partnerships are reshaping colleges and universities and their communities. There is a fresh new focus on creating access and pathways for students who are underrepresented and underserved. Shifting student demographics, rising costs, and evolving workforce demands are impacting the way colleges operate while they strive to keep our institutions inclusive and diverse. Join higher education leaders for a wide-ranging discussion as they take an engaging and thought-provoking long view of higher education.
Emily DeRuy is a higher education reporter for The Mercury News, and is a former senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where she covered education. She has also written for National Journal, Fusion, and the San Francisco Chronicle. DeRuy holds a BA in political science from U.C. San Diego, and an MA in journalism from Stanford University.
Beverly Daniel Tatum is president emerita of Spelman College, serving as president from 2002–2015. A 2013 recipient of the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award, her tenure as president was marked by a period of great innovation and growth. Scholarship support tripled and alumni support also tripled reaching a record 41%. In 2008, the Gordon-Zeto Fund for International Initiatives was established with a gift of $17,000,000, increasing opportunities for faculty and student travel and funding for international students. Tatum’s oversaw the award-winning renovation of four historic buildings and the 2008 completion of a new “green” residence hall that increased housing capacity and signaled the college’s commitment to environmental sustainability. It was the first LEED Silver certified building on a historically black college or university. A subsequent renovation received a LEED Gold Certification. Tatum is a nationally recognized authority on racial issues in America. Her critically acclaimed 1997 book, Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race, will be re-released in September 2017. She also authored Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community (1987) and Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (2007) A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, she was the 2014 recipient of the APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology. She earned a BA in psychology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and a MA and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan. She also holds a MA degree in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary.
Follow Beverly Daniel Tatum on Twitter @BDTSpelman.
Jeffrey J. Selingo is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who who helps parents and higher-education leaders imagine the college and university of the future and how to succeed in a fast-changing economy. His newest book, There Is Life After College (HarperCollins, 2016), is a New York Times bestseller. Selingo is a regular contributor to the Washington Post and author of the books College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students and MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why. He is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Slate. He is the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. Selingo’s work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press. He received a BA in journalism from Ithaca College and an MA degree in government from the Johns Hopkins University.
Jeff Selingo’s newest publication: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow
Discuss new thinking about higher education and the unconventional approaches institutions are taking.
Plan a campus community inclusive of our increasingly diverse 21st Century.
Discover how the future of work requires institutions to think differently about how they prepare students for the new economy.
Identify the fundamental experiences that shape success in the job market, the skills that prove most helpful, and why some students prosper, while others struggle.
Discuss today’s increased student activism and describe ways to engage students in critical and civil conversations.
Beverly Daniel Tatum
President Emerita, Spelman College, and Author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?and Other Conversations About Race
Jeff Selingo Washington Post contributor; Author, There Is Life After College
Moderator: Emily DeRuy
Higher Education Reporter, The Mercury News; former Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
Insights, Innovations, Accreditation and the Future of Planning in Higher Education:
A Conversation Monday: July 10, 2017 | 8:30 AM–9:45 AM Presentation Details
This interactive plenary session will be a deep dive into the emerging data and increasing innovations in higher education, with a special focus on how these dynamic forces are interacting with accreditation. Our guests represent three of the seven regional agencies recognized by the US Secretary of Education that accredit US colleges and universities. They will explore the implications for SCUP leaders as they strive to prepare their institutions for more pressure for outcomes, expectations for change, and imperatives for quality. Of particular interest will be strategies for leveraging accreditation as a catalyst not a constraining factor on institutional change.
Mark David Milliron
Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning
Mark David Milliron is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant, who works with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and globally. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Civitas Learning, a corporation committed to using data science and design thinking to help students learn well and finish strong on education pathways. Milliron also serves as Executive Director of the Next-Gen Leadership Academy. Previously, he served as Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; founding Chancellor of WGU Texas; Endowed Fellow and Director of the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development at The University of Texas at Austin; Vice President for Education and Medical Practice with SAS; and President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College. He is a member of numerous boards and is a member of the board of directors of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).
Barbara Gellman-Danley, President
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in ni 19 states in the North Central region. Prior to joining the Higher Learning Commission, Barbara Gellman-Danley was the president of University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College from 2009-2014. She has also served as a vice chancellor at the Ohio Board of Regents, president at Antioch University McGregor, vice president at Monroe Community College, and vice chancellor at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. She was an HLC peer reviewer for 10 years. Gellman-Danley holds a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University, a Master of Library Science from Simmons College, a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University, and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Oklahoma.
Elizabeth H. Sibolski, President
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
MSCHE serves approximately 530 colleges and universities located in the Mid-Atlantic area, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and some international locations. Elizabeth Sibolski joined MSCHE in 2000 and became executive vice president in 2007. Previously, she served as director of university planning and research at The American University in Washington, DC. Sibolski is a past president of SCUP and has served as a trustee of the Mortar Board National Foundation and as a member of the PhD Advisory Board for American University's School of Public Affairs. Sibolski holds a BA in political science and an MPA and PhD in public administration from The American University. She is co-author of Integrating Higher Education Planning and Assessment: A Practical Guide (SCUP, 2006).
Belle S. Wheelan, President
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Post secondary institutions (799) from eleven Southern states receive their accreditation from SACSCOC. Belle Wheelan’s educational career spans over 40 years and includes the roles of faculty member, chief student services officer, campus provost, college president, and Secretary of Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In several of those roles, she was the first African American and/or woman to serve in those capacities. She has received numerous awards and recognition including six honorary degrees, including the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Terry O’Banion Prize in Education from the League for Innovation in Community Colleges. Wheelan received her BA from Trinity University in Texas; her MA from Louisiana State University in Developmental Educational Psychology; and her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin (1984) in Educational Administration with a special concentration in community college leadership.
Discuss the ways in which accreditation standards can facilitate institutional change and drive educational quality and continuous improvement.
Discuss and analyze anticipated and/or recent changes in your region’s accreditation standards and examine how those changes might impact your institution.
Examine how the higher education community can engage federal and state legislators in order to promote greater alignment concerning quality assurance in higher education.
Identify the evolving expectations and requirements accreditors have for institutional governance and explore the implications for your institution’s governing body.
Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning
Belle S. Wheelan
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Elizabeth H. Sibolski
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
A Whole New Mind Skills, Talents, and Capabilities College Graduates Will Need in a World of Automation and Machine Intelligence Wednesday: July 12, 2017 | 11:10 AM–12:30 PMPresentation Details
Daniel H. Pink has spent years looking at why people do the things they do, and how sometimes subtle changes can make big differences in their behaviors. He’s the author of five provocative books about the changing world of work, including the long-running New York Times bestseller, A Whole New Mind Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, and the #1 New York Times bestseller, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. His books have been translated into 33 languages. Currently, Pink hosts Crowd Control, a series on National Geographic Television that takes problems and creates solutions using unique design, technology and behavioral science principles. Or, Pink might say, “how to use diabolical psychology for the greater good.”
His latest book, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As he does in A Whole New Mind and Drive, Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it’s no longer “Always Be Closing”), explains why extraverts don’t make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an “off-ramp” for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds. Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another’s perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive, and much more. The result is a perceptive and practical book–one that will change how you see the world and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, uses 50 years of behavioral science to overturn the conventional wisdom about human motivation. Pink shows that carrot and stick motivators have been oversold and that high performance depends much more on the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things and to do better by ourselves and the world. Drive is a New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times bestseller—as well as a national bestseller in Japan and the United Kingdom.
In A WHOLE NEW MIND: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, Pink charts the rise of right-brain thinking in modern economies and explains the six abilities individuals and organizations must master in an outsourced, automated world. A WHOLE NEW MIND spent more than 100 weeks on The New York Times main and extended best seller lists—and has been a Freshman Read selection at several US colleges and universities. Oprah Winfrey also gave away 4,500 copies of the book to Stanford University's graduating class when she was Stanford's commencement speaker.
His first book, FREE AGENT NATION: The Future of Working for Yourself, was a Washington Post best seller that Publishers Weekly says "has become a cornerstone of employee-management relations."
Pink's articles on business and technology have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Sunday Telegraph, Fast Company and Wired. He has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and other networks in the US and abroad. He also advises both Fortune 100 companies and startups on recruiting, innovation and work practices.
A free agent himself, he held his last real job in the White House, where he served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore. He also worked as an aide to US Labor Secretary Robert Reich (another SCUP annual conference presenter) and in other positions in politics and government.
He received a BA from Northwestern University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD from Yale Law School.