SCUP 2011 Pacific Region Symposium on Trends in Higher Education
June 10, 2011 Claremont College
Photos: 1. College tour. 2. Audience in attendance. 3. Phyllis Grummon with speakers. 4. Symposium Planning Committee, Left to Right: Tim Morrison (Claremont University Consortium); Diane Stephens (Cal State University, Northridge); Dianne Lee (Parsons); Phyllis Grummon (SCUP); John White (UC Merced); and Lauren Cooper (San Diego State University). Committee members not in the photo: Veda Solomon (Veda Solomon Consulting); and Phil Simpson (University of Colorado, Boulder).
By all accounts the Pacific Regional Council Symposium on “Trends in Higher Education” was a terrific success! The one-day symposium, held on June 10th, in Claremont, California, had over 150 participants. The Claremont University Consortium hosted the all-day event at Scripps College, and Phyllis Grummon, director of planning and education for SCUP served as facilitator with an impressive panel of six presenters.
Grummon started off the day with a presentation entitled “What Current Demographics are Telling Us About the Future.” Economic realities facing higher education were described by Dennis Jones, president of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS). Jones focused on changes in public sector revenue streams, unemployment, the economic recovery, and competition in higher education. He also described the demand for improved graduation rates, effective resource management (particularly in times of structural budget deficits), and increased productivity in higher education.
Steve Boilard, director of higher education for the California Legislative Analyst’s Office described the political climate for higher education planning in California in a speech entitled, “Politics is Not Changing Anytime Soon.” Boilard noted emerging themes in political change, including the demand for accountability, the gap between economic demand and our outputs in higher education, and an increased focus by legislators on specific details (e.g., individual projects, admissions policies, and town/gown relationships).
Michael G. Dolence, president of Michael G. Dolence & Associates, moved the conversation away from regional and state issues with a presentation on “Global Positioning and Higher Education.” He provided insights into the effects of the global economic crisis, new emerging economies, and the systematic recalibration of learning as we know it. Dolence described the implications for curricular and physical redesign needed as the world has shifted from the Industrial Age into the Information Age. James Frazee, director of Instructional Technology Services, San Diego State University and Stuart Mackey, director, Parsons, former director of Facilities, SDSU, presented a creative approach to viewing higher education systems through “old school” and “new school” perspectives. David Salazar, associate VP, Physical Planning & Facilities Management CSU Long Beach, discussed sustainability practices in higher education, both today and tomorrow.
Following lunch, the presenters gathered for an interactive Q&A discussion with the audience tackling topics including the capacity for structural change, paradigm shifts in higher education, on-line education, hybrids and space utilization. Tours of the Claremont University Consortium Colleges were conducted in the afternoon concluding with a wonderful reception for continued discussion and networking.
A BIG THANK YOU to Tim Morrison (and team) of Claremont and Lauren Cooper of SDSU as Pacific Regional Council symposium planner extraordinaire.
SCUP 2012 Pacific Regional Conference:
Leadership for the 21st Century Campus
March 25–28, 2012
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Mark your calendars for the 2012 Pacific Regional Conference to be held in Palo Alto, California!
The 21st century has been called the Pacific Century. North American colleges and universities at the edge of the Pacific are well positioned both geographically and intellectually to guide, influence, and lead this shift in global focus. The SCUP regional conference in Palo Alto will address institutional leadership: the ways in which our member campuses, consultants, and professional associates are preparing to lead planning for campuses for the next 50 years.
Photos, Stanford Campus: 1. Activities Fair, main quad 2. Main quad 3. LKC Building 4. Palm Drive 5. Science and Engineering quad 6. Medical Surgical Unit
The 2012 conference will be held from March 25th through the 28th, 2012 on the Stanford University Campus. We are excited to share the Bay Area higher education story with you. Plans area already underway for the conference – check out the tour ideas the committee is working on!
Historic and new development on the Stanford Campus
Innovations on the University of California at Berkeley Campus
Green buildings at the San Mateo Community College
The new University of California at San Francisco urban campus
Historic Foothill College
Silicon Valley and/or Bay Area model Corporate Campus
Photos, Tours: 1. College of San Mateo 2. UCSF Mission Bay Children’s Hospital 3. Foothill College
State of the art medical simulation labs, green building systems and details, food trek, athletic facilities, the Campus Center, outdoor art including the new Richard Serra “Sequence” and the Rodin Garden, the Stanford Knight Management Center LEED Platinum campus, Stanford’s special landscapes and the well known Stanford foothills “Dish” walk, two new hospitals under construction, and the largest stem cell research facility anywhere.
Stay tuned for the Call for Proposals – coming soon!
What’s happening at your institution? What do you want to share with your fellow SCUP colleagues at other institutions or corporations? We’d like to hear more about the issues, initiatives, projects, and other events that are happening in your institutions, companies, states, or countries.
Calendar for July–September 2011 Events
Welcome to the Calendar of Events. This schedule includes SCUP events in addition to other activities that may interest SCUP members. Have any institutional events you would like to include? Please contact Jacqueline Ashby at email@example.com for further details.
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2012 SCUP Pacific Regional Conference
March 25–28, 2012
Palo Alto, CA
In addition to the US states illustrated above, SCUP members in this region also live in American Samoa Guam, Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, North & South Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Philippines, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, other Pacific Rim countries, western Mexico (Baja California North and Sur, Sonora and Sinaloa).
Looking for ways to get more involved with SCUP? A way to meet new folks? Work alongside institutional partners? A committee is the best way to accomplish all this and more.
The communications committee is specifically looking for volunteers in every state and country of our region. We want to be able to better connect our members by featuring articles and updates from members in all parts of our region and are looking for volunteers interested in bringing news from their state or country into the newsletter and other forums.
If you’re interested, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Myrna Wagner, firstname.lastname@example.org who will help you find the best match for your interests and talents.
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