March 23–25, 2014 | Drexel University | Philadelphia, PA
Call for Proposals
Engagement for Value, Viability & Vitality
Join your Mid-Atlantic SCUP colleagues at Drexel University in Philadelphia on 23-25 March 2014 as we examine ENGAGEMENT as a way of fostering and shaping the higher education landscape. We will derive our themes from institutional challenges that Drexel faces and how this institution is engaging its internal community and external partners to address these challenges to remain academically relevant, vital, and visible:
Entrepreneurship (Innovation Neighborhood): Increasing the value of higher education through research, creativity, tech transfer and design advanced through strategic academic, institutional and partnership initiatives.
Improving Institutional Effectiveness: Measuring efficiencies, creating budget models, employing best practices, and measuring again.
Engaging Students: Exploring models for effective experiential learning, teaching, and research.
Academic Program Realignment: Reviewing, and reallocating resources.
Campus Renewal: Partnering to develop space, redesigning and repurposing existing facilities, and integrating strategic and master planning.
Utilizing the vibrant, energized urban campus of Drexel University, we will start with sessions and program tours that address how this institution recognized and addressed obstacles, challenges, or opportunities within each of the above themes. We solicit concurrent session proposals that describe how other institutions, with external and corporate partners, are addressing these same important, relevant themes. In other words, this is what Drexel is doing within each theme; now tell us what you are doing at your institution.
We are the SCUP benchmark for producing conferences that are interactive, thought-provoking, and collaborative, so we continue to favor concurrent sessions that engage the audience and encourage active participation. We hope to see you in the birthplace of our nation’s democracy!
Guidelines for Proposals
We are accepting proposals for the following types of sessions:
Concurrent sessions will last 60 minutes. They should include no more than 50 minutes of presentation followed by 10 minutes for questions. To improve the chances that your proposal will be accepted for inclusion, please consider the following:
Provide presentation proposals that reflect issues and influences related to the conference theme. Proposals should clearly outline the presentation’s subject and content, exhibits research and analysis of the subjects, and how it applies to the conference theme of Engagement for Value, Viability & Vitality. Describe who the target audience is. Define the delivery and presentation medium intended, and how you intend to engage the audience attendees in the presentation.
Involve Institutional Participants. Sessions should involve one to three presenters (no more than three). The presenters should include institutional representatives to add credibility, performance, and reference to the sessions. Meaningful involvement by institutional representatives is encouraged but not required for these sessions. You must confirm the commitment of all speakers listed in your proposal to active participation in planning and presenting.
Develop presentations that are relevant to current and future institutional planning parameters. Develop quality presentations that address key issues facing current institutional planning and delivery. Selection committee members seek presentations that are creative, fun, useful and informative. Effective use of graphics, statistical and analytic benchmarking, research, delivery methodologies and use of appropriate media are encouraged for presentations.
For tips on writing learning outcomes and delivering your presentation, please visit the presenters corner.
Proposal Submission Requirements
Proposals are due by 11:59 PM EDT, October 7, 2013.
Proposals should be submitted electronically.
All persons identified in proposals will be notified of their status by mid-November.
Presenters are financially responsible for conference attendance and all expenses involved in the delivery of all presentations. There will be no stipends or reimbursed expenses provided to presenters by SCUP or those individuals involved in administering the SCUP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference.
Call for Proposals Deadline
The deadline was October 7, 2013.
Thank you for submitting.
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