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Higher education, along with our everyday lives, has been completely disrupted by COVID-19. Colleges and universities across our North Atlantic region first responded, then planned, and now are learning about what is working and what is not.
Join us to explore key areas of institutional life that have been profoundly impacted and operations that have been recast.
Four sessions over two days will focus on academic planning, student life, fiscal health, and operations/capital planning. How are these areas working together in new ways? What were your plans for the fall, how have they worked, or need adjustments going forward? Out of this great crisis, what are some of the unexpected outcomes that will innovate higher education going forward? What new ways are your institutions working together across disciplines/departments toward your common institutional mission?
You’ll gain perspectives from different types and sizes of institutions across the region. Panels will be moderated by experts in specific fields. At the end of each day, we will all reflect and comment on the topics discussed.
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Moderated by: Persis Rickes, President & Principal, Rickes Associates
Presented by: Elizabeth Hendry, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Queens College—CUNY | James M. Sloat, Associate Provost and Associate Dean of Faculty, Colby College | Donald Hall, Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, University of Rochester
Distance learning and hybrid teaching models have been part of the higher education conversation for some time, with many schools experimenting with these approaches for a subset of their offerings. Academic change generally doesn’t happen overnight. . . until March 2020. This spring, colleges and universities scrambled to find ways to deliver the entire curriculum remotely. This fall each institution has crafted its own approach to academics – some fully remote, others with some portion of students on campus, but much of the learning remote, some dabbling with particular courses in person, and others back in person. This session will examine how diverse institutions have addressed the academic challenges and what they have learned. How will these experiences shape both near-term and longer-term (post-pandemic) academic delivery and pedagogy? What does the “new normal” look like? How does this affect academic and research space needs?
Moderated by: John Fogarty, Director, Capital Planning, Stony Brook University
Presented by: Richard Gatteau, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Stony Brook University | Jeffrey Barnett, Associate Dean of Students, Stony Brook University
One of the universally-accepted advantages of higher education is the maturation, socialization and leadership opportunities offered within a large campus community. But when safety requires students to strictly limit their face-to-face activities, how are students’ natural desires for community, cultural, recreational and civic engagement opportunities met? This session will examine in detail the efforts of Stony Brook University, a large public NY institution, to engage its student population, and maintain a student community in trying times.
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Moderated by: Rick Staisloff, Senior Partner, rpk GROUP
Presented by: Melissa Beardmore, Vice President for Learning Resources Management, Anne Arundel Community College | Tim Bowman, Executive Dean for Administration and Finance, Harvard University, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | Scott Jordan, Executive Vice President for Administration & Chief Financial Officer, University of Connecticut
Higher education’s response to the COVID-19 crisis has required a short-term focus on necessary expenses to support remote work and learning, as well as one-time adjustments to address budget shortfalls. However, if COVID is viewed as an accelerant rather than a cause of higher education’s long-term business model challenges, how might institutions begin to pivot towards a more sustainable model? This session will highlight best practice approaches for reallocating existing resources (people, time and money) toward strategic investments that support mission, student success and the business model.
Moderated by: Pete Zuraw, Vice President of Market Strategy and Development, Gordian
Presented by: Suzanne Musho, P Capital Facilities Management and EH&S, New York Institute of Technology | Matt Purcell, Director of Capital Planning and Development, University System of New Hampshire
Planning strategically for the future has never been more pressing and rarely been as challenging as it is today. Entering 2020, schools were mulling whether or not to confront growing enrollment, financial, and building renewal challenges. Nine months later, institutions were implementing a completely new approach to education while saddled with the reality of those challenges in real time. We will explore the physical plans we made in response to the pandemic-driven fall academic plan, how we implemented those plans, and what this means for the future of higher education.
AIA LU 1.25 Unit (SCUPN20M1)
AICP CM 1.25 Unit
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Special Group Membership Discount: If you work at a college or university that holds a SCUP group membership anyone from your institution can attend this event and any SCUP event at the member rate.
|Registration||11/13/2020 at 1:30 PM EST|
|Cancellation||11/5/2020 at 11:59 PM EST|
Cancelations must be made in writing and may be submitted by email to your registration team firstname.lastname@example.org by 11/5/2020. Refunds are subject to a processing fee – 10% of the total purchase. No-shows are not eligible for a refund, and funds committed by purchase order must be paid in full by the first day of the event. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of received written notification.