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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Carroll University is an urban, landlocked campus surrounded by historically protected residential neighborhoods. Looking forward both increased parking and building demands need to be met with existing land. This program will focus on the underutilized north end of campus, currently surface lots and the primary campus parking facility. The study will focus on strategies to create additional building area, while at the same time maintaining or increasing parking, and providing better campus and community connections.
There will be an additional fee to attend the Hackathon.
Join us for a tour of the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s (MSOE) Diercks Hall, Hammock Grove, Viets Residence Tower, and Family Plaza. The tour will focus on the school’s interior and exterior collaborative areas, interdisciplinary collision, partnership spaces, and different modes of learning and student support. Come learn how MSOE has evolved to offer students the traditional campus experience, find out where the school is heading, and discover some fun new facts along the way!
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.
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In this economic climate that has created challenges for so many colleges and universities, the Society for College and University Planning recognizes that professional development and travel budgets have continued to be reduced or cut. To that end, we are offering a limited number of scholarships to help underwrite costs associated with participating in SCUP events.
Scholarships of up to $500 will be awarded. Preference will be given to members in the region.
To be eligible for the Conference Scholarship, applicants must provide the following:
The Regional Council Chair will review applications and provide recommendations (ranked based on application criteria). Award recipients may elect whether to (1) receive the award directly or (2) have them paid to their institution/employer, and whether or not to use some of the funds as a waiver of the conference registration fee.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Scholarship applicants will be notified of award status by Friday, September 3, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Lakeeya Blue at email@example.com.
The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee Downtown
333 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
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Rates do not include state, local and occupancy taxes. Those taxes are currently 15.1%.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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Milwaukee Intermodal Station (TPA)
433 West St. Paul Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Located approximately .6 miles from the conference hotel
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.
Examples of active learning exercises you can include in your proposal.
QUESTIONS? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The call for proposals closed Monday, May 3, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST.
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