7:00 AM

July 14, 2018 - 7:00 AM to July 17, 2018 - 5:00 PM

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
-Albert Einstein

Planning to the beat in Nashville 2018!

SCUP's Annual Conference is the only conference where you'll learn and collaborate with higher ed leaders who are connecting ideas, people, and resources to create positive change within their institution.

Planning isn't just about the physical campus and neither is the content, people, and bright ideas you'll walk away with at SCUP 2018.

Each day will offer new ways to connect ideas, spark conversations, and experience integrated planning (big or small). Bring your team or come alone, whatever the case, you will walk away with information to help inform your decisions and improve your effectiveness across your institution.

Get ready to share your planning models, success stories, and experience that will help your colleagues make a difference for the students of the future.

3:00 PM

July 15, 2018 - 3:00 PM to July 18, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The Annual Conference will be held from July 15 - 18th in Washington, D.C. NCCEP encourages GEAR UP sites and other organizations committed to advancing college readiness and success to submit proposal(s) to present. GEAR UP and partners will share effective programming, teachable moments, and best-practices with other college-access professionals.

If you, your team, partners, or collaborators have something you want to share with the GEAR UP community, consider completing the RFP for the Annual Conference. The Annual Conference is a time to highlight and hear from GEAR UP grantees and partners whose effective and results-driven programming represents teachable moments and best-practices for attendees.

8:00 AM

July 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM to July 20, 2018 - 9:30 PM
Planning for The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) 41st international conference: Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education is underway!

Over 200 conference sessions have been proposed and are currently under review by the Program Chairs and their team of reviewers.

Agencies and innovators who provide services and resources to disability resource professionals are making their plans to be a part of AHEAD’s annual Exhibit Hall.

Selection of a Keynote Speaker is underway… with announcement to be made in January The annual conference is the Association’s hallmark event, drawing approximately 1,500 participants from around the world with expertise in diverse fields such as education, technology, law, scholarship, and government. Disability resource and services managers, student affairs personnel, ADA coordinators, diversity officers, faculty, AT/IT staff, instructional personnel, students, and interested colleagues will converge for five days of learning and networking. We hope you’re planning to join us!

7:30 AM

July 17, 2018 - 7:30 AM to July 18, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Thank you for your interest in the ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs. This 2-day workshop focuses on the chair, not only as a unit leader, but also as an academic leader in service to the institution and its mission. Academy participants will engage in case studies, table-top discussions, problem-solving exercises, role play exercises, and simulations on key leadership issues, department success, and contributing to the larger mission of the institution.

The 2-day workshop will focus on the following topics:
- What Does a Department Chair Do?
- Budgeting and Financial Management
- Department Chair Leadership in an Institutional Governance Structure
- Conflict Management
- Critical Role of Chairs in Advancing the Academic Quality and Mission of the Institution
- Diversity and Leadership
- Innovation of the Future