Southern Virtual Regional Conference | Future-Proof Planning

October 5-6, 2020

2020 represents the start of a new decade, bringing with it new opportunities to explore, share, and discover what’s in store for higher education. Even as we look toward the exciting possibilities for educational advancement and ingenuity over the coming years, institutions are also confronting the harsh realities of economic uncertainty, climate change, and a global pandemic. How is your institution responding to the challenges of today while preparing for the challenges of tomorrow? What positive changes have you made to set your institution up for long-term success? How can higher education adapt in the face of rapid change? Submit your proposal for the SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference and share how you’re future-proofing your institution for the 2020s and beyond. 

Future-Proof Planning

Integrated planning is key to successfully future-proofing higher education institutions.  Integrated planning is a holistic approach to planning that takes into account the rapid rate of change, aligns organizational goals, and focuses on adaptiveness and resilience, and engages all sectors of an institution—academic affairs, student affairs, business and finance, campus planning, information technology, communications, and development. It involves all stakeholders—faculty, students, staff, alumni, and external partners.

Future-proof planning layers in guidelines for planning and design to provide long-term usefulness, effectiveness, and success regardless of as yet unforeseeable changes. 

Program details will be added soon!