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2017 New Chairs' School & Administrators' Conference

Thursday, January 19, 2017  
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10-11 March 2017
Hyatt Regency Reston, Virginia

  • Conference registration is open! Scroll for details or use this link.
  • Make your hotel reservations today! Scroll for details or use this link.
  • New Chairs! There will be a New Chairs' School held the day before the Administrators Conference on March 9th. Hope to see you! Register for it along with your conference registration.
  • Deans! A Deans' Dinner for deans, associate and assistant deans is scheduled for Thursday, March 9. Register for this dinner using the conference registration link.

 

Thursday, 09 March

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 and Tim Chapin, Interim Dean, College of Social Sciences, Florida State University

1300 – 1345
Luncheon for the Governing Board and New Chairs School

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
Program as of 13 February 2017

Friday, 10 March

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] by Lois Takahashi, President, ACSP and 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, Executive Vice President and 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

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 Kamel, 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


Saturday, 11 March

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 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 (starting Feb 28, 2017)

1400
Conference Concludes



Conference Registration - use this link

  • New Chairs' School - $125
  • Administrators' Conference - $295 (all deans and department/program chairs are invited)
  • Deans' Dinner - $75 (deans, assistant deans and associate deans invited)

Any questions about registration, please contact Cathy Neal, ACSP Registration Manager.


Hyatt Regency Hotel - use this link
1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA 20190

Reservation Deadline
The cut-off date for this group rate is February 21, 2017.

Room rate
$195 for single/double occupancy plus 12% applicable taxes. Make sure to tell the hotel you are with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.



Metro
The current metro stop, Wiehle-Reston East, is 1 mile from the hotel. The hotel shuttle will make trips from the hotel to the metro stop based on reservations. A Reston metro stop is in the works and has an estimated completion time in 2020 which is a bit late for the 2017 Administrator's Conference but this link will provide a sneak peek at the plans for the new metro station. Reston Metro Station!


Parking
Reston Town Center parking garages are available on a per hour basis or a 24 hour basis at $2/hour.


About Reston
From the web site of the Reston Association ~ Reston is at a key moment in its history. Over 50 years old, Reston has changed immensely from its earliest days, and more change is likely to come. As our community grows, Reston Association is committed to ensuring that growth is community-oriented, sustainable, and true to the original principles of Reston’s founding. Read more...

 

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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