2017 UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Conference

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday October 4, 2017


Check-in, Registration and Information Table Open (Brunswick Pre-Function Area)  


Breakfast for Pre-Conference Attendees (Outside Conf Rm BC)



Pre-Conference Workshop - Individual and Organizational Excellence in Higher Education (Separate registration required)
Conf Rm BC


Newcomer’s Welcome and Orientation (Conf Rm A)



Welcome Luncheon (Brunswick Ballroom)

Welcome Remarks -Bob Hansen, CEO, UPCEA



Keynote Session -Building Inclusiveness Upon a Foundation of Diversity
Brunswick Ballroom

  • Karen R. Stubaus, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rutgers University


General Session -The Evolving Regional Workforce: How the Workforce is Adapting to Gen Z and Young Millennials
Brunswick Ballroom

  • Jim Fong, Director, Center for Research and Strategy, UPCEA


Networking, Exhibitor Showcase, Refreshment Break (Brunswick Pre-Function Area)

3:45p-4:45p Concurrent Sessions  
5:00p-6:00p Networking Social at Hyatt Regency (Brunswick Pre-Function Area)


Dinner on your own (Possible Dinner groups sign-up available)  

Thursday, October 5, 2017

7 am Morning Walk (or run for the more ambitious) Meet in Hotel Lobby  


Check-In, Registration  and Information Table Open (Brunswick Pre-Function Area)


Breakfast (Brunswick Pre-Function Area)
8:00a–8:45a Regional Business and Institutional Reps Meeting (Brunswick Ballroom)


General Session Panel - The Universe of Alternative Credentials
Brunswick Ballroom

Business, industry, and changing demographics suggest the demand for traditional four year degrees will remain flat or decline, while alternative credentials will increase. Suppliers of alternative credentialing can come from a number of places, but will higher education keep pace? This presentation will showcase essential elements of the Alternative Credential landscape, including foundation support, advocacy for badging and micro-credentialing, institutional responses, and benchmarking data which defines the emerging trends in alternative credentials.

  • Rich Novak, Vice President of Continuing Studies, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey
  • Nora Lewis, Vice Dean, Professional and Liberal Education, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
  • Wayne Smutz, Dean of Continuing Education and UCLA Extension, University of California Los Angeles, and President, UPCEA
  • Ken Lindblom, Dean of the School of Professional Development, Stony Brook University




Networking, Exhibitor Showcase, Refreshment Break (Brunswick Pre-Function Area)

10:30-11:30a Concurrent Sessions  

11:45a – 1:00p

Luncheon and Awards Ceremony with Student Recipient Comments (Brunswick Ballroom)



General Session - Managing Intercultural Interactions in a Challenging Global Higher Education Landscape
Brunswick Ballroom

  • Rudie Altamirano, Director of International Student and Scholar Services, University of Pennsylvania


2:15–3:15p Concurrent Sessions  


Networking, Exhibitor Showcase, Refreshment Break (Brunswick Pre-Function Area)

Emerging Leaders Informational Meeting



Turning Notes into Action
Brunswick Ballroom

Facilitated by Christina Sax, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Maryland University of Integrative Health



Rutgers Hosted Reception
Zimmerli Art Museum


6:00 pm

Dinner on your own

Friday October 6, 2017


Check-In, Registration and Information Table Open (Brunswick Pre-Function Area)



Breakfast Stations with Exhibitors (Brunswick Pre-Function Area)



General Session Panel: The Value of the UPCEA Emerging Leaders Program: Enhancing Leadership Skills; Expanding Professional Networks
Brunswick Ballroom

  • Carolyn Callaghan, Shippensburg University
  • Dawn Coder, Penn State University
  • Maggie Place, Widener University
  • Nicole Westrick, Temple University
  • Ana-Rita Mayol-Cabassa, University of Pennsylvania

FACILITATOR: Mary Angela Baker, Salisbury University



Life-Hacking Apps to Improve Your Professional Life
Brunswick Ballroom

  • Julie Uranis, Vice President for Online and Strategic Initiatives, UPCEA



Conference Wrap-up and Adjourn and Social Media Contest Announcement - Must Be Present to Win
Brunswick Ballroom





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