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SCUP's 40th Annual International Conference
and Idea Marketplace

Planning • Linking • Learning

July 23–27, 2005

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC (USA)

Welcome to the SCUP–40 website!

Capitol Steps: Attendees have been asking for the words to the "Lirty Dies" routine performed by the Capitol Steps during the opening of SCUP–40. Visit to find and enjoy several versions.

The society's fortieth annual, international conference and idea marketplace has concluded. More than 1,400 higher education leaders joined in the premier planning conference of 2005. This page and some linked to it will remain as an archive of the conference, to which SCUP staff will add items over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, see you next year in Honolulu!

Click here to see the final program.

Sal D. Rinella and US Senator Lamar Alexander

SCUP–40 Conference Committee Chair Sal Rinella of STRATUS (left) with US Senator Lamar Alexander prior to Alexander's keynote address to the Monday morning plenary session of the conference.

Peter Bardaglio and Tom Longin

Peter Bardaglio (left), provost at Ithaca College, speaking with an old friend, the executive editor of Planning for Higher Education, Tom Longin. Longin was also once Ithaca College's provost. Bardaglio's session on "Building Sustainability in the Curriculum: The Key to Our Sustainable Future" was well-received and acquired substantial media coverage, including a nice article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.


One excited SCUPer finds that he's won a bottle of wine from the idea marketplace wine raffle.

Jolene Knapp and Diana Oblinger

SCUP executive director (left) with the closing plenary session speaker, Diana G. Oblinger, noted author and EDUCAUSE vice president. Oblinger's presentation, "Listening to What We're Seeing," (what our students are really like and what they want) was enthusiastically received by the audience, which wanted more! SCUP may feature Oblinger in an upcoming 'no-travel' webcast on this topic.

L. Carole Wharton and Sal D. Rinella

SCUP's immediate past-president, L. Carole Wharton (left) cutting the ribbon to officially open SCUP–40's idea marketplace. Holding the ribbon is SCUP–40 Conference Committee chair, Sal Rinella.

L. Carole Wharton and Michael F. Middaugh

SCUP president Michael F. Middaugh thanking immediate past-president L. Carole Wharton for her service as president during 2004–05.

Alan Freeman and Miguel Romo Cedano

Relaxing after Wednesday's final SCUP–40 board meeting are former SCUP president Alan Freeman, currently residing in Vilnius, Latvia, and newly-elected board member Miguel Romo Cedano of Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico.

Richard A. Rigterink

Richard A. Rigterink, of The Campus Studio, receiving SCUP's Distinguished Service Award from then-president L. Carole Wharton.

Distinguished Service Award winner

The University of Delaware joins previous Distinguished Service Award winner, the University of Michigan. Shown (left to right) are current SCUP president Michael F. Middaugh, president David Roselle of the University of Delaware, and former SCUP president David E. Hollowell. Hollowell and Middaugh are among the veritable host of valuable SCUP leaders who've been based at Delaware over the years.

Planning Institute Step I

An exciting moment of vigorous discussion during Step One of SCUP's Planning Institute, which was offered all day on Saturday.

L. Carole Wharton and Bill Tibbs

Then-president L. Carole Wharton thanking Bill Tibbs of Brown University for his many years of service as SCUP's North Atlantic Region's representative on SCUP's Board of DIrectors.

Peter Brennan

At-large director Peter Brennan, of Australia, being recognized for his tenure on SCUP's Board of Directors.

Thomas B. Flaherty

Former "almost everything on the board" SCUP president Thomas B. Flaherty accepting a recognition plaque as he steps down from the board of directors.

2004-05 Board of Directors

SCUP's 2004–05 Board of Directors just after its final meeting in its then-current configuration on Friday, July 22.

Campus of the Future booth

The "local hosts" from Honolulu had a great display booth near the SCUP–40 registration area in anticipation of luring SCUPers to next year's combined APPA/NACUBO/SCUP conference—"The Campus of the Future: A Meeting of the Minds."


The notion that learning is preeminent—in classrooms, labs, libraries, studios, student government chambers, boardrooms, everywhere—is a unifying element for many institutions of higher education and all who are a part of the educational community-students, faculty, staff, administration, and trustees. Learning is also a unifying element for all planning, whether academic, facilities, resources, or other areas.

The theme of SCUP–40, "Planning • Linking • Learning," reflects the idea and ideal that planning is about linking all of the individuals and activities in the academic enterprise to advance learning. Planning should be viewed as a double helix connecting every part of the academic enterprise, with learning as the common purpose.



Questions? Email SCUP's professional development staff at or call 734.998.6966.

About the Conference:


Final Program (pdf)

Final List of Registrants (pdf)

Audio Order Form (pdf)

AIA Conference Reporting Form (pdf)

Conference Proceedings
Includes links to final program, final list of registrants, archived presentations and related handouts



Sponsor Acknowledgements

Conference Committee


SCUP–40 Conference Committee