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ACUPA 2020 At a Glance

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Join your friends and colleagues at the ACUPA conference, June 8-10, 2020, in Chicago's northwest suburb of Itasca, for two-and-a-half days packed with policy, motivational, and professional development content.

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Sunday, June 7 
4 -- 6 pm  
5 -- 7 pm  
Drop-in Reception 
Monday, June 8 
7 -- 8:30 am  
7:30 -- 8:30 am  
8:30 am -- 12 pm  
Keynote: Passion! 8 Steps to Ignite Yours - Mark J. Lindquist
 Policy Session 1: Acclimating a New Leader, Policy Group Member, or Stakeholder - University of Minnesota/Cornell University
 12 -- 1 pm  Lunch
1 -- 2 pm  ACUPA Annual Meeting
2:30 -- 5 pm  Policy Session 2: Enhancing the Transparency of Policy Administration - James Madison University
   Policy Session 3: Incorporation of University Governance into Academic Policy Management - Virginia Tech
5:30 -- 9 pm  
Networking Reception and Activity
Tuesday, June 9

7:30 -- 8:30 am  
8:30 am -- 12 pm  
Policy Session 4: Impact of Governance Change on Fiscal Policy Development - Oregon State University
   Policy Session 5: Putting It All Together: Building and Improving a Systemwide Policy Structure - University of Wisconsin System Administration
   Policy Session 6: Power, Politics, and People: A Discourse Analysis of Disability in Higher Ed - George Washington University

Policy Session 7: Top 10 Regulatory Changes that Affect Higher Ed Policy - University of Alabama
 12 -- 1 pm   
 1:15 -- 4:30 pm   
Policy Session 8: Here to Help! The Policy-Risk-Audit Connection - University of Regina

Professional Development: Work/Life Balance - Diane Moca
6 pm  
Dinner on Your Own
Wednesday, June 10

7:30 am -- 8:30 am  

8:30 am -- 12 pm  

Policy Session 9: Campus Melodies, System Harmony - University of Alabama
 Policy Session 10: Applying an Equity Lens with Developing or Reviewing Policies: Training - University of Minnesota

Policy Session 11: Policy Potpourri - Discussion moderated by Cornell University & Old Dominion University
12 pm  
End of Conference/Lunch on Your Own
 2 -- 8 pm  
Optional Sightseeing Boat Tour and Dinner


Conference Service Project


ACUPA is proud to announce its first conference sponsored service project supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities – Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. Total service project contributions will be matched by ACUPA up to $500. For more information or to make a donation, visit the service project webpage.


Optional Architectural Boat Tour Wednesday Afternoon

Boat and Dinner Pictures

Take a half day and do something fun in Chicago! Tickets include a charter bus ride from the conference hotel to Navy Pier and back, a 75-minute architecture boat tour along the Chicago River, and dinner. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the boat tour webpage.




PowerDMS LogoACUPA extends a special thanks to its conference sponsor, at the Bronze Level, PowerDMS.

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