At the SCUP 2020 North Central Regional Conference last fall, the theme of “Intentional Partnerships” inspired a rich program and robust dialogue among presenters and participants. In 2021, we are excited to support the continuity of that collective momentum and collaboration with the connected theme of “Impactful Partnerships.”
The notion of partnerships, in both actions and results, is foundational to SCUP’s distinctive belief that integrated planning is an indispensable and durable model to support evolutionary change in higher education. Both intentional and impactful partnerships are effective tools for navigating from a state of triage to transformation in the continuing confluence of a global pandemic, shifting demographics, financial challenges, and cultural change around social justice. Partnerships are a vehicle that can help campuses create future scenario models, operational flexibility, and lasting sustainability.
The 2021 North Central Regional Conference will embrace a diverse range of viewpoints, case studies, research, etc. that address the enterprise of building and maintaining institutional partnerships.
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The 2021 North Central Regional Conference will embrace a diverse range of viewpoints, case studies, research, etc. that address the enterprise of building and maintaining institutional partnerships by including and emphasizing:
Internal & External Stakeholders: Partnerships are not exclusively external. Equal, if not more valuable, are the partnerships we forge within our institutions as we strive to genuinely engage all sectors of the academy: academic affairs, student affairs, business and finance, campus planning, technology, communication, and development. Impactful partnerships are inclusive of all stakeholders: faculty, students, staff, alumni, and external parties.
Process & Outcomes: As higher education planners we seek successful outcomes but also understand the practice and discipline of process. Oftentimes the process itself is the most valuable result of our efforts. Impactful partnerships that achieve desired objectives include process intentionality and integrity.
Integrated Planning: By SCUP’s definition the concept of partnering is embedded in the definition of integrated planning: “…a sustainable approach to planning that builds relationships, aligns the organization, and emphasizes preparedness for change.”
Change Management & Resiliency: At our institutions, we aspire to evolve from surviving to thriving. Partnerships, as an inherent component of integrated planning, are essential to manage disruptive change and create long-term resilience. Impactful partnerships effectively engage stakeholders and have them work together towards common goals.
The proposal form doesn’t ask for an abstract, title, etc. Rather, it asks you specific questions about the content you are going to present. This gives session reviewers a clear understanding of what you plan to cover during your session.
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The call for proposals closed Monday, May 3, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST.