2017 Administrators' Conference, New Chairs' School & Deans' Dinner
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2017 Administrators' Conference, New Chairs' School & Deans' Dinner

The ACSP New Chairs' School and 2017 Administrators' Conference in Reston, Virginia. March 9-11, 2017 Hyatt Regency Reston

3/9/2017 to 3/11/2017
When: Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:00 AM
Where: Hyatt Regency Reston
1800 Presidents Street
Reston, Virginia  20190
United States
Contact: Donna Dodd
850.385.2054


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The preliminary program is listed below, or you may click on this link for a downloadable version.


Administrators' Conference & New Chairs' School
9-11 March 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel
1800 Presidents Street
Reston Virginia



Pre-Conference Events ~ Thursday, 9 March 2017

0700 – 0800 Continental Breakfast

0800 – 1245 ACSP Governing Board Meeting (morning session)

1000 – 1245 New Chairs' School (introductory session)

Led by:
Cheryl Contant, Consultant, Advancing Your Strengths
Tim Chapin, Interim Dean, College of Social Sciences, Florida State University

1300 – 1345 Lunch

1400 – 1700 ACSP Governing Board Meeting (afternoon session)

1400 – 1700 New Chairs' School (afternoon session)

1900 – 2100 Deans’ Dinner [deans, assistant deans and associate deans]




ADMINISTRATORS' CONFERENCE ~ Friday, 10 March 2017


0700 – 0800 Breakfast is on your own.  There are restaurant options within an easy walking distance and recommendations will be provided.

0800 - 0815 Welcoming Remarks [plenary]
Lois Takahashi, President, ACSP
Niraj Verma, Chair, ACSP Committee on the Academy

0815 - 0930 Expectations of Planning Programs and Departments [plenary]

Panelists:
Niraj Verma, Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University [moderator]
Heather Campbell, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield [UK}
Ed Feser, incoming Executive Vice President & Provost, Oregon State University
Steven French, Dean, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sharon Gaber, President, University of Toledo

0945 - 1100 Challenges and Opportunities of Planning Programs [plenary]

Panelists:
Robert Shibley, Dean, University at Buffalo [moderator]
Maryanne Alabanza Akers, Dean, Morgan State University
Roland Anglin, Dean, Cleveland State University
Uwe Brandes, Dean, Georgetown University
Christoph Lindner, Dean, University of Oregon

1115 - 1230 Engagement with APA Chapters [concurrent session]

Panelists:
Monica Groh, Director of Emerging Professionals, American Planning Association [moderator]
Jim Drinan, Executive Director, American Planning Association
Meghan Gough, Associate Professor and Chair, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richard K. Norton, Professor and Chair, University of Michigan

1115 – 1230 Research Centers with Planning Schools [concurrent session]

Panelists:
Gerrit Knaap, Professor and Director, University of Maryland, College Park [moderator]
Subhrajit Guhathakurta, Professor and Director, Georgia Institute of Technology
Samina Raja, Professor, University at Buffalo


1230 - 1345 Luncheon & Keynote: Recognizing and Reassessing the Real Problems Facing America

Keynote Speaker: Hon. L. Douglas Wilder, Distinguished Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University


1400 - 1530 Planning Program Student Learning Outcomes 101: What and How [concurrent session]
Presenter: Cheryl Contant, Consultant, Advancing Your Strengths

1400 - 1530 Mentoring Planning Faculty for Promotion and Tenure [concurrent session]

Panelists:
Greg Lindsey, Professor, University of Minnesota [moderator]
Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Vice Provost, Ohio State University
Mulu Wubneh, Professor and Chair, East Carolina University
John Landis, Chair, University of Pennsylvania

1545 - 1700 Diversity in Faculty Hiring [concurrent session]

Panelists:
Jeffrey Lowe, Associate Professor, Texas Southern University [moderator]
Abbas Benmamoon, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Nabil Camel, Associate Professor, Western Washington University,
Robert Sellers, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1545 - 1700 Planning Program Student Learning Outcomes 102: Let's Write and Measure Some [concurrent session]
Facilitator: Cheryl Contant, Consultant, Advancing Your Strengths
Respondent: Siddartha Sen, Program Director and Interim Assistant Dean at Morgan State University

1900 - 2100 Dinner & Keynote: Why Planners are well suited to be University Presidents?
Keynote Speaker: Sharon Gaber, President, University of Toledo

Keynote followed by a Town Hall Meeting with ACSP Leadership, moderated by ACSP President-elect Weiping Wu



Administrators Conference ~ Saturday, 11 March 2017

0700 – 0800 Breakfast is on your own.  There are restaurant options within an easy walking distance and recommendations will be provided.

0800 - 0915 Communication Strategies for Planning Programs [concurrent session]

Panelists:
Lois Takahashi, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles [moderator]
Marlon Boarnet, Professor and Chair, University of Southern California
Ann Hoevel, Communications Director, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dave Richardson, Artemis Strategy Group
Pamela Stallsmith, Communications Director, Virginia Commonwealth University

0800-0915 Trends and Experiences in International Planning Education [concurrent session]

Panelists:
Weiping Wu, Professor and Director, Columbia University [moderator]
Gabriella Carolini, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Petra Doan, Professor, Florida State University
Meenu Tewari, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

0930 - 1045 Transformative International Initiatives [concurrent session]

Panelists:
Bruce Stiftel, Professor and Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology [moderator]
Eran Ben-Joseph, Professor and Head, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eugenie Birch, Lawrence Nussdorf, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Connie Ozawa, Professor, Portland State University


0930 - 1045 Increasing Student Diversity: Some Transferable Lessons [concurrent session]

Panelists:
Ann Forsyth, Director, Harvard University [moderator]
Reid Ewing, Chair/Keith Bartholomew, Associate Dean, University of Utah
Do Kim, Chair, Cal Poly Pomona

1100 - 1215 Strategies to Respond to Vulnerabilities [plenary]

Panelists:
Stacy Swearingen White, Professor and Chair, University of Kansas [moderator]
Ken Genskow, Professor and Chair, University of Wisconsin, Madison [invited]
Richard Norton, Professor and Chair, University of Michigan
Thomas Sanchez, Professor and Chair, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


1230 - 1345 Luncheon & Keynote: Affordability, Accessibility and Changing Funding Models in Higher Education

Keynote Speaker: Ed Feser, Executive Vice President and Provost, Oregon State University (from Feb 28, 2017)


1400 Conference Concludes



ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE SCHOOLS OF PLANNING
Lois Takahashi, President
Weiping Wu, President-elect
Joe Grengs, Treasurer
Carissa Slotterback, Secretary



This conference organized by the ACSP Committee on the Academy
Niraj Verma, Virginia Commonwealth University, Chair
Bruce Stiftel, Georgia Institute of Technology, Co-chair
Maria Conroy, The Ohio State University
Ed Feser, Oregon State University
Greg Lindsey, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Stacy White, University of Kansas


Mission

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.

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