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Memphis celebrates many natural and cultural heritages: the birthplace of blues, civil rights, the mighty Mississippi, the best barbeque, Mud Island, and the KING.
Therefore, the theme of this year’s Southern Regional conference should be no surprise:
What is your institution’s celebrated cultural heritage?
How does an institution maintain and enhance its cultural heritage with the economic and societal challenges today?
The importance of building on an institution’s cultural heritage for the future was a frequent topic at last year’s conference in New Orleans. An institution’s culture serves as the rhythm of an institution, subconsciously guiding choices through a maze of traditions and values.
Rooting your future in your past means you must understand the institutional rhythm. Is it as slow and mysterious as the mighty Mississippi, as deliberate and predictable as the March of the Ducks at the Peabody, or as fast and controversial as Elvis in his prime? And why?
The reasons for institutional culture inform strategies to preserve, celebrate, modify, and enhance these cultural rhythms in the face of market pressures, budget reductions, and increasing expectations.
As we consider institutional values and traditions, should some be discarded to remain viable in the future? Has your institution been able to differentiate itself despite decreasing resources?
Speaker: Shirley Raines
University of Memphis
"Planning a Culture of Learning"
Dr. Raines will discuss how a leader links language and planning to bring change to the culture of an institution.
Speaker: Watson Harris
Director, Academic Technology Planning & Projects ADA Campus Coordinator
Middle Tennessee State University
"Institutional Culture – How to Identify, Change, and Celebrate"
Institutional culture is often defined as organizational structure, enacted environment, values, and traditions of the institution. Each institution may have various cultures, but one will tend to be dominant. Understanding these institutional cultures helps us make sense of what is going on around us and why leaders do what they do.
Once understood, we can communicate and make decisions in ways to complement or change the institutional culture. Those who choose to ignore these clues are often unsuccessful in their efforts, may feel disconnected from the institution, or may be terminated.
Join us in this interactive plenary to identify your institution’s dominant culture, explore characteristics of four culture groups, and discover strategies to prosper in each.
Moderator: Claire Turcotte
Managing Editor, Planning for Higher Education
Society for College and University Planning &
Project Administrator, Getty Foundation Campus Heritage Initiative
Panelist: Patricia Clubb
Vice President, University Operations
The University of Texas at Austin
Panelist: Gary Hauk
Vice President & Deputy to the President
Panelist: Mark Stansbury
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Panelist: Mike Johnson
Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities
University of Arkansas
This panel will discuss the cultural heritage of their respective institutions and how it shapes and defines the institution. Participants will identify their institutions’ celebrated cultural heritage and discuss their efforts to maintain their unique cultural heritage even in the face of economic and societal challenges.
Vice President of College Relations
"Crossroads to Freedom"
The Crossroads to Freedom Project of Rhodes College presents the intersection of institutional culture by way of community service and regional culture in the form of civil rights.
To learn more about what SCUP is doing with Campus Heritage visit: http://campusheritage.ning.com/
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Balfour Beatty Construction, www.balfourbeattyus.com
Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering, www.clarknexsen.com
Cooper Carry, Inc., www.coopercarry.com
Energy Ace, Inc., www.energyace.com
Hardin Construction Company, www.hardinconstruction.com
Heery International, Inc., www.heery.com
Holder Construction Company, www.holderconstruction.com
Lord, Aeck & Sargent, www.lasarchitect.com
Skanska USA Building, www.skanskausa.com
VHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, www.vhb.com
Watson Tate Savory Architects, www.watsontatesavory.com
The Winter Construction Company, www.winter-construction.com
Sponsorship list last updated October 5, 2009
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact:
Lewis C Godwin
Georgia Perimeter College
555 N Indian Creek Dr
Clarkston, GA 30021
Gita Hendessi, Hendessi & Associates
1212 Collier Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
339 East Liberty Street, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Chair, 2009 Fall Conference
Thomas S. Woodward
Heery International, Inc
Vice Chair & Program Chair, 2009 Fall Conference
William Todd Dolson
Leo A Daly
Program Vice Chair, 2009 Fall Conference
University of West Georgia
Local Host Chair, 2009 Fall Conference
University of Memphis
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