ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Co-authors of the best-selling book on teaching and learning in U.S. higher education, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, which reported that American students did not develop core skills, such as critical thinking, reasoning, and writing skills, while at college, will speak about their research at SCUP-46, the Society for College and University Planning's (SCUP) annual, international conference and idea marketplace, July 23-27, 2011, at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, MD.
The conference is titled "Integrated Solutions: How & Now."
Richard Arum, professor of sociology and education at New York University, and Josipa Roksa, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, will speak on Monday morning, July 25, to an audience of nearly 1,500 higher education senior administrators.
The conference will open on Sunday evening with plenary speaker, Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, president of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). In 2008, Hrabowski was named one of America's Best Leaders by US News & World Report, which in both 2009 and 2010 ranked UMBC the number one "up-and-coming" university in the nation and among the top colleges and universities in the nation for commitment to undergraduate teaching. In 2009, Time magazine named Hrabowski one of America's ten best college presidents.
The conference will close on Wednesday around noon following a plenary by Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education (ACE). She is the first woman to lead ACE since its founding in 1918. Broad formerly served as president of the University of North Carolina from 1997 to 2006, where she led the university through a period of unprecedented enrollment growth.
More than 90 concurrent sessions and workshops will focus on integrated planning for higher education, specifically academic, facilities, financial, and strategic planning. Tours of local college and university campuses will be offered. The Idea Marketplace will showcase more than 100 exhibitors and 26 poster sessions.
The conference is open only to registered attendees and media. One-day registrations are available. Press passes are available at the registration desk; ID required.
The early-bird registration deadline is May 6. Visit www.scup.org/page/annualconf/46/.
SOURCE Society for College and University Planning