Nowhere else will you get the cross-disciplinary knowledge, exposure to emerging issues impacting higher education, and skills to effectively integrate your planning efforts with your institution’s mission, vision, and academic priorities.
Each day offers new ways to connect ideas, spark conversations, and experience integrated thinking. SCUP–52 will inform your decisions and improve your effectiveness across your institution.
3 Provocative Plenary Sessions
A Whole New Mind: Skills, Talents, and Capabilities College Graduates Will Need In the Conceptual Age Wednesday: July 12 | 11:10 AM–12:30 PMPresentation Details
The last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind. People equipped with what we might call “SAT and spreadsheet skills” have flourished, while others have floundered. But the future is changing once again. Last generation machines replaced physical labor; this generation software and artificial intelligence are replacing intellectual labor. The fear: We’re reaching the end of jobs. The reality: We’re actually nearing the end of an era. Just as we shifted from the Industrial Age to the Information last century, this century we’re shifting from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age. The abilities that matter most will be hard to outsource, hard to automate, and will augment powerful technologies rather than be destroyed by them. In this provocative presentation, bestselling author Daniel Pink offers his thoughts on what these abilities are and how higher education might prepare students for their future rather than their parents’ past.
Discuss how the forces of Asia, automation, and abundance are reconfiguring the workplace skills, reducing the importance of some abilities and elevating the importance of abilities we’ve often overlooked and undervalued.
Place the raging debate over automation and the jobless future in historical context, understanding how (and how not) the current transition resembles the transitions out of the Agriculture Age and the Industrial Age.
Evaluate the emerging abilities that matter most in 21st century labor markets and explore how colleges and universities can help students build those capacities.
Rethink the role of higher education as an economic actor and a force in the democratic dialogue about America’s direction.
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive, A Whole New Mind, and To Sell is Human, whose books have sold more than 2 million copies and have been translated into 35 languages.
Over 18 Million Views!
Daniel Pink's TED Talk, "The puzzle of motivation," is one of the most popular TED Talks of all time, with over 18 million views.
Creating a Campus for Everyone to Find Success in an Evolving 21st Century Economy Sunday: July 9 | 5:30 PM–6:45 PM Presentation Details
Higher education is experiencing an evolutionary change that challenges what higher education means and what it can be. Partnerships are reshaping colleges and universities and their communities. There is a fresh new focus on creating access and pathways for students who are underrepresented and underserved. Shifting student demographics, rising costs, and evolving workforce demands are impacting the way colleges operate while they strive to keep our institutions inclusive and diverse. Join higher education leaders for a wide-ranging discussion as they take an engaging and thought-provoking long view of higher education.
Emily DeRuy is a higher education reporter for The Mercury News, and is a former senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where she covered education. She has also written for National Journal, Fusion, and the San Francisco Chronicle. DeRuy holds a BA in political science from U.C. San Diego, and an MA in journalism from Stanford University.
Beverly Daniel Tatum is president emerita of Spelman College, serving as president from 2002–2015. A 2013 recipient of the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award, her tenure as president was marked by a period of great innovation and growth. Scholarship support tripled and alumni support also tripled reaching a record 41%. In 2008, the Gordon-Zeto Fund for International Initiatives was established with a gift of $17,000,000, increasing opportunities for faculty and student travel and funding for international students. Tatum’s oversaw the award-winning renovation of four historic buildings and the 2008 completion of a new “green” residence hall that increased housing capacity and signaled the college’s commitment to environmental sustainability. It was the first LEED Silver certified building on a historically black college or university. A subsequent renovation received a LEED Gold Certification. Tatum is a nationally recognized authority on racial issues in America. Her critically acclaimed 1997 book, Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race, will be re-released in September 2017. She also authored Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community (1987) and Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (2007) A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, she was the 2014 recipient of the APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology. She earned a BA in psychology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and a MA and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan. She also holds a MA degree in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary.
Follow Beverly Daniel Tatum on Twitter @BDTSpelman.
Jeffrey J. Selingo is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who who helps parents and higher-education leaders imagine the college and university of the future and how to succeed in a fast-changing economy. His newest book, There Is Life After College (HarperCollins, 2016), is a New York Times bestseller. Selingo is a regular contributor to the Washington Post and author of the books College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students and MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why. He is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Slate. He is the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. Selingo’s work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press. He received a BA in journalism from Ithaca College and an MA degree in government from the Johns Hopkins University.
Jeff Selingo’s newest publication: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow
Discuss new thinking about higher education and the unconventional approaches institutions are taking.
Plan a campus community inclusive of our increasingly diverse 21st Century.
Discover how the future of work requires institutions to think differently about how they prepare students for the new economy.
Identify the fundamental experiences that shape success in the job market, the skills that prove most helpful, and why some students prosper, while others struggle.
Discuss today’s increased student activism and describe ways to engage students in critical and civil conversations.
Beverly Daniel Tatum
President Emerita, Spelman College, and Author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?and Other Conversations About Race
Jeff Selingo Washington Post contributor; Author, There Is Life After College
Moderator: Emily DeRuy
Higher Education Reporter, The Mercury News; former Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
Insights, Innovations, Accreditation and the Future of Planning in Higher Education:
A Conversation Monday: July 10 | 8:30 AM–9:45 AM Presentation Details
This interactive plenary session will be a deep dive into the emerging data and increasing innovations in higher education, with a special focus on how these dynamic forces are interacting with accreditation. Our guests represent three of the seven regional agencies recognized by the US Secretary of Education that accredit US colleges and universities. They will explore the implications for SCUP leaders as they strive to prepare their institutions for more pressure for outcomes, expectations for change, and imperatives for quality. Of particular interest will be strategies for leveraging accreditation as a catalyst not a constraining factor on institutional change.
Mark David Milliron
Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning
Mark David Milliron is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant, who works with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and globally. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Civitas Learning, a corporation committed to using data science and design thinking to help students learn well and finish strong on education pathways. Milliron also serves as Executive Director of the Next-Gen Leadership Academy. Previously, he served as Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; founding Chancellor of WGU Texas; Endowed Fellow and Director of the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development at The University of Texas at Austin; Vice President for Education and Medical Practice with SAS; and President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College. He is a member of numerous boards and is a member of the board of directors of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).
Barbara Gellman-Danley, President
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in ni 19 states in the North Central region. Prior to joining the Higher Learning Commission, Barbara Gellman-Danley was the president of University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College from 2009-2014. She has also served as a vice chancellor at the Ohio Board of Regents, president at Antioch University McGregor, vice president at Monroe Community College, and vice chancellor at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. She was an HLC peer reviewer for 10 years. Gellman-Danley holds a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University, a Master of Library Science from Simmons College, a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University, and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Oklahoma.
Elizabeth H. Sibolski, President
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
MSCHE serves approximately 530 colleges and universities located in the Mid-Atlantic area, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and some international locations. Elizabeth Sibolski joined MSCHE in 2000 and became executive vice president in 2007. Previously, she served as director of university planning and research at The American University in Washington, DC. Sibolski is a past president of SCUP and has served as a trustee of the Mortar Board National Foundation and as a member of the PhD Advisory Board for American University's School of Public Affairs. Sibolski holds a BA in political science and an MPA and PhD in public administration from The American University. She is co-author of Integrating Higher Education Planning and Assessment: A Practical Guide (SCUP, 2006).
Belle S. Wheelan, President
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Post secondary institutions (799) from eleven Southern states receive their accreditation from SACSCOC. Belle Wheelan’s educational career spans over 40 years and includes the roles of faculty member, chief student services officer, campus provost, college president, and Secretary of Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In several of those roles, she was the first African American and/or woman to serve in those capacities. She has received numerous awards and recognition including six honorary degrees, including the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Terry O’Banion Prize in Education from the League for Innovation in Community Colleges. Wheelan received her BA from Trinity University in Texas; her MA from Louisiana State University in Developmental Educational Psychology; and her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin (1984) in Educational Administration with a special concentration in community college leadership.
Discuss the ways in which accreditation standards can facilitate institutional change and drive educational quality and continuous improvement.
Discuss and analyze anticipated and/or recent changes in your region’s accreditation standards and examine how those changes might impact your institution.
Examine how the higher education community can engage federal and state legislators in order to promote greater alignment concerning quality assurance in higher education.
Identify the evolving expectations and requirements accreditors have for institutional governance and explore the implications for your institution’s governing body.
Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning
Belle S. Wheelan
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Elizabeth H. Sibolski
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
The Free Tuition Movement: Lessons From the Front Lines Stella M. Flores, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Director of Access and Equity, Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy, New York University | Scott Jaschik, Editor and Co-Founder, Inside Higher Ed, Inside Higher Ed
A Story Leads the Way: Strategy and Creativity That Encourages Implementation Eileen L. Strempel, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus | Elizabeth L. Tutelman, Senior Vice Provost, Strategic Communications, Temple University
A Quality Risk? The Future of Federal Accountability and Oversight: What it Means for Higher Education Ben Miller, Senior Director, Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress
Fostering Effective State and Federal Government Relations David Baime, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Policy Analysis, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) | Thomas L. Harnisch, Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis, American Association of State Colleges & Universities | Jay V. Kahn, Retired Vice President, Finance & Planning, Keene State College and State Senator in New Hampshire, Keene State College | Barmak Nassirian, Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis, American Association of State Colleges & Universities
Becoming A Student-Ready Campus Tia Brown McNair, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) | Moderator: Salvador D. Aceves, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Regis University
Demographic Change and Political Polarization Paul Taylor, Researcher and Author
The Trump Administration, Congress, and Higher Education Terry W. Hartle, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, American Council on Education (ACE)
The Exponential Benefits of Public Space on Campus Jessica Deaver, Designer, Pfeiffer Partners Architects | Marc Fisher, Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services and Campus Architect, University of California-Santa Barbara | Jean Marie Gath, Principal, Pfeiffer Partners Architects | Natalie Shivers, Associate University Architect, Princeton University
The Future of Work: Aligning Higher Education to Jobs for the Future Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office | Sue Mukherjee, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educational Intelligence, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
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Screening of the Feature-Length Film: Starving the Beast
Tuesday: July 11 | 1:40 PM–4:00 PM
Director Steve Mims writes that Starving the Beast, "examines the on-going power struggle on college campuses across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America's public universities. The film documents a philosophical shift that seeks to reframe public higher education as a 'value proposition' to be borne by the beneficiary of a college degree rather than as a 'public good' for society. Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change public higher education."
The film is 95 minutes in length and will be shown uninterrupted. There will be a short break at the conclusion of the film followed by a facilitated audience dialog.
Monday: July 10 | 12:30 PM–2:30 PM
Issues in Education, an influential national program dedicated to leaders in education and business who are advocates of education, will be broadcasting live at SCUP–52 on Monday in the SCUP Commons.
Topics to Include:
Shaping Higher Education and Creating a Culture of Transformation
Community Colleges and Small Schools' Strategies
Inclusion and Equity Issues
Cost and the Value of a College Education
Optimizing Human Performance & Experience
Come watch the program!
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