North Central 2005 Regional Conference

Discovery Through Collaboration

October 9–11, 2005
The Blackwell Inn
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio (USA)

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The North Central Regional Council invites you to attend the 2005 Conference to be convened at the The Ohio State University, Columbus, OhioBlackwell Inn in Columbus, October 9–11, 2005. All conference sessions will be held in the Fisher College of Business state-of-the art classrooms, directly adjacent to the hotel.

The Conference Committee has been busy assembling an impressive list of sessions and presenters that cover a broad range of topics and issues facing higher education today. We are positive you will find something of interest and value that will benefit you and your institution.

This year's theme "Discovery Through Collaboration" addresses the issue of collaboration and partnership in higher education. Concurrent sessions include interactive lectures/demonstrations and panel discussions centered on innovative approaches to sustainability, student centered learning, academic planning, strategic planning, facility planning, and technology.

This year's local host committee has put together an exciting selection of tours and social events that complete the theme and make this conference memorable. Our location on the campus of The Ohio State University offers the opportunity to be within walking distance to a one of the most comprehensive public institutions in the country. It is both the state's land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and the state's primary research university, with an enrollment of 51,000 students, and faculty of national and international reputation. The university has $1.5 billion of renovation and new construction projects underway on campus, including a renovation of the main library, renovation of the biological sciences building, a new student recreation center, mechanical engineering building, psychology building, and a new biomedical research tower. Recently completed projects include a new heart hospital, physical sciences research building, biological sciences research building, architecture building, renovated classrooms and office buildings, and a new student housing complex.

The university is located near a number of vibrant urban redevelopment areas, including the campus gateway, the short north arts district, and the nationwide arena entertainment district, which include a variety of dining and nightlife options. The campus is also surrounded by a number of significant historic residential neighborhoods.

We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to visit a major metropolitan city and to network with your friends and meet new colleagues. We look forward to greeting you personally at the conference and to sharing new ideas and experiences with you.


Featured Sponsor
Bovis Lend Lease, Inc.,

Conference Sponsor
BHDP Architecture,
DSA Architects, A Member of SHW Group,
KORDA/Nemeth Engineering,
GBBN Architects,
Moody•Nolan, Inc.,
Research Facilities Design,

General Sponsor
Heapy Engineering LLC,
Ruscilli Construction Co., Inc.,
Woolpert, Inc.,

In-Kind Donations
Denison University,
Gund Partnership,


Program Contact:
Kate Pepin
University of Michigan—Dearborn

Sponsorship Contact:
Couper Gardiner
BHDP Architecture

North Central Regional Chair:
Lisa Macklin

Online Form or Website Contact:
Lorel Vidlund

Conference Home

Campus Tours and Optional Events

Concurrent Sessions


List of Registrants (pdf)
(sorted by last name)

List of Registrants (pdf)
(sorted by organization)

Plenary Sessions

Preconference Workshops

Program at a Glance

Printable Registration Form

SCUP Culture Guidelines