Plenary Session Update

For plenary session and workshop details, click on the "Plenary Sessions" and "Preconference Workshop" link to the right.

Date/Time Presenter Session Title
Thursday, March 22
9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Paul Fonteyn, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Massachusetts—Boston Opening Plenary
Thursday, March 22
Noon–1:45 PM
Jan Sadlak, Director, UNESCO-CEPES Globalization as a Shaping Vector in Policy and Planning of Higher Education
Thursday, March 22
3:15 PM–4:15 PM
Thorkell Sigurlaugsson, Executive Director/Development, Reykjavik University Planning a 21st Century "Univercity" in Reykjavik
Friday, March 23
Noon–2:00 PM
John Ryder, Director/Office or International Programs, Director/SUNY Center on Russia and the US, Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York at Albany What a Difference the World Makes: International Education and the Contemporary University

Conference Home

The conference seeks to address the impact of globalization on planning. We will explore strategies that facilitate the development of globally informed planning processes. We will look for ideas to incorporate international knowledge and experience in order to serve our members and stakeholders in a broader global context. We are looking for ideas that enrich our planning services by continuously integrating theories, planning knowledge and practices beyond an inward national focus, and exploring and being inspired by world-wide influences, experiences and expertise that will allow our campuses to participate meaningfully, confidently, and successfully in the global arena.

We in North America tend to think of "globalization" as simply the exporting of western culture and technology—and its results—to other countries. Perhaps we can also think of globalization in terms of learning from other societies, other campus cultures, and other cultures' traditions of education. How can we enrich services with more importing of global ideas instead of focusing on the exporting of North American ideals? What colleges and universities in North America have already implemented global "best practices" that strengthen planning efforts here?

At the SCUP 2007 North Atlantic Regional Conference, we will explore ideas that are working at colleges and universities in other countries. We will study how we can take ideas from other cultures and make necessary adaptations to incorporate them into our campuses, as well as adjust how we export our higher education models and practices.

Conference Registration Fee:

  Early Bird Regular
Member: $260 $300
Nonmember: $320 $360

North Atlantic Regional Sponsors


Structure Tone,


Consulting Engineering Services, Inc.,
Dimeo Construction Company,
Flack + Kurtz,
Haley & Aldrich, Inc.,
JCJ Architecture,
Nitsch Engineering,
Sasaki Associates, Inc.,
Tsoi Kobus & Associates,


Acentech, Inc.,
ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge,
Barr + Barr Builders,
Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture and Engineering,
Finegold Alexander + Associates, Inc.,
Harriman Associates Architects & Engineers,
Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Inc.,
RDK Engineers,
VHB Vanasse Hangen Brustlin,


Daniel O'Connell's Sons,
DiMella Shaffer,
Elkus Manfredi Architects,
Erland Construction,
Gilbane Building Company,
LeMessurier Consultants Inc.,
Saucier + Flynn, Landscape Architects,
SEI Companies,
SMRT Architecture Engineering Planning,
TMP Consulting Engineers, Inc.,
Walker Parking Consultants,

Online Registration March 5 at Noon EST
Hotel Registration February 23
Cancellation March 2

Conference Co Chairs
Roland Proulx
University of Montreal

Linda Seavey
University of Vermont

Local Host Chair
Debi Lacey McDonald
North Atlantic Regional Representative

Online form or web site contact:
April Pichlik
SCUP office

Sponsorship Contacts

Charles Tseckares

Allison Betts

Betty Cobb

No academic system can exist by itself in the world of the 21st century.



2007 SCUP North Atlantic Regional Conference

"Learning With and From Others:
A Global Perspective on the North American Campus"

UMass-Boston March 21–23, 2007
The University of Massachusetts—Boston
Campus Center
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA (USA)