As higher education institutions look to reopen after a 2020 full of unexpected and unplanned for changes, 2021 offers a period of time to rejuvenate ourselves and our institutions.
We recognize planning as a continual process of doing, again and again, and that’s why this year’s conference theme is re, or ITERATION. We look forward to sharing the SCUP community’s experience and expertise as it relates to integrated planning in higher education with a focus on planning as a continual process of doing.
Share your expertise.
Increase your institution’s visibility, contribute to the advancement of your profession, share thought leadership, lessons learned, fresh perspectives, and innovative case studies regarding higher education integrated planning.
Be part of this exciting experience!
Deadline is May 3, 2021, 11:59 PM Eastern
Be part of the program.
Increase your institution’s visibility, contribute to the advancement of your profession, share thought leadership, lessons learned, fresh perspectives, and innovative case studies regarding higher education integrated planning as a speaker.
Integrated planning engages all sectors of higher education:
● academic affairs
● student affairs
● business and finance
● campus planning
● information technology
It involves stakeholders from across the campus:
By design, integrated planning is an inclusive practice that brings together perspectives and experiences from across an institution’s community to create solutions. This can only be accomplished when all voices are heard, recognized, and valued. As you put together your presentation team, consider these questions:
We strongly encourage you to make sure your presentation team includes diverse voices, and that these voices are given equitable time to share their perspectives.
Great proposals focus on one of two things:
All great proposals include the following:
We accept proposals on any topic related to integrated planning in higher education as long as they also align with the conference theme of re, or ITERATION, where we recognize planning as a continual process of doing, again and again. Especially welcome are proposals that are interactive and address the following:
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?
Communication and Engagement
The New Funding Environment
Preparing for the Future
Planning Process and How Tos
Managing Your Resources
This year, the Southern Regional Conference is offering two conference session types for presenters: (1) concurrent sessions, and (2) SCUPx ‘rapid fire’ sessions.
Note: All formats are considered of equal value and are reviewed with the same criteria.
Traditional conference session format for an individual presenter or team of presenters to cover content. Captivating, experiential sessions will be given preference over traditional presentations. Concurrent sessions can be given via lecture, panel discussion, round table, or other styles that invite not only presentation of your content but also invite attendee discussion and/or participation. 60 minutes in length, including introduction, presentation, and Q&A. Please note that panel presentations are limited to four (4) speakers, including a moderator. Panels should include at least one presenter from a higher education institution. Speakers may submit more than one proposal for consideration.
Concurrent Session Quick Facts
SCUPx Rapid Fire Sessions
Carrying on from our successful 2018 conference, we have decided to include another set of Rapid Fire sessions! These are concurrent sessions that contain 3 distinct 15-minute presentations on related topics. The committee will choose these from the final pool of submitted concurrent proposals.
If you would like your concurrent proposal submission to also be considered for a Rapid Fire session, please enter your information in our Rapid Fire Interest Form* to register your interest. You may sign up only after you have submitted your full concurrent proposal and your entry must include that proposal’s title.
*Filling out this form will not disqualify you nor reduce your chances for having your proposal accepted for a full concurrent session.
Selected 15-minute talks will be grouped by the conference planning team. This 60-minute session format is designed to have three speakers, each talking/involving the audience in experiential activities for 15 minutes or less on their topic. These presentations often have a personal narrative woven in to tie everything together. The intent is to inspire “Ideas Worth Spreading,” energizing the audience to build on and keep on spreading ideas. Q&A will take place after all three talks.
SCUPx Session Quick Facts
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.
Click on this link for examples of active learning exercises that you could include in your proposal.
View questions included on the Call for Proposals Form
Other questions you will need to answer
Please Note: No more than four presenters may be included in your proposal.
Proposals are selected to ensure the conference offers a comprehensive, nonpromotional, objective, and diverse program. Attention will be given to diversity of institutions/organizations, presenters, and geographic location. Note: You may be invited to present in formats other than the one you selected or those noted in the proposal submission form.
Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee and proposal reviewers using the following criteria:
Requirements if you are Accepted
QUESTIONS? Email email@example.com.
The call for proposals closed Monday, May 3, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST.