SCUP 2015 Mid-Atlantic Symposium:
Doing More With Less: The Ins and Outs of Facilities Funding
October 16, 2015 | Montgomery County Community College | Blue Bell, PA
As states across the nation continue to tighten their belts, capital funding for higher education projects has taken a hit, right as enrollments rise and facility demands increase. How does a college get the funding it needs to respond?
And how do four-year and two-year institutions differ in funding? There continues to be a fair amount of inequity in state and federal funding for two-year colleges when compared to four-year colleges; with community colleges receiving approximately 20% of state tax appropriation for higher education.
A diverse group of speakers from the region will share where the money comes from, how it is allocated, and how colleges—both two-year and four-year—should justify their needs. Two planning experts will discuss how they've justified projects throughout the region, adapting to different state requirements. And, finally, when you just don’t have the money, and you desperately need to get it done—how do you proceed? Our panelists will highlight creative financing solutions.
Master the state budget system after examining the intricacies related to budgeting for capital projects.
Justify your campus demands and project needs to successfully obtain funding.
Identify opportunities for creative funding streams to help your institution get projects completed.
Leverage private resources and partnerships to develop projects.
Continuing Education Credits (for the day):
AIA LU 5.0 units (MA15M2)
Senior Financial Policy Analyst
Maryland Higher Education Commission
Sandra Lee Filippi
Interim Director and Senior Campus Planner
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Budget & Planning
Virginia Community College System
Montgomery County Community College
Director, Institutional Research
Maryland Association of Community Colleges
Gregory L. Strickler
Anderson Strickler, LLC