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Charting the Future of Higher Ed

Save the Date SUNYCON 2014 - October 29-30 2014.

Higher Education Reconsidered - Executing Change to Drive Collective Impact


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SUNY developed its Critical Issues in Higher Education conference series to create a dynamic forum for conversations about the status and future of higher education among society’s stakeholders—scholars, academic leaders, business and industry, and policy makers. As the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, SUNY takes seriously its role in facilitating the idea exploration that empowers colleges and universities to master the social challenges of the 21st century.

Since 2011, SUNY convenes this national two-day conference annually around a topic of pressing urgency in higher education, drawing hundreds of topic experts and participants. Following each event, SUNY publishes a companion volume, further substantiating the conference theme.

In year one, we focused on the topic of higher education’s contributions to economic development. In year two, we focused on the future of higher education systems. In year three, we explored big data and all its potential for higher ed. This year, we are excited to dive into the themes of change and collective impact.

We invite you to join the conversation each year as we continue to explore the unmapped frontier of the future of higher education — attend our annual conference, take a deep dive into one of our edited volumes, or follow the conversation live on Twitter.


Revisit past year's SUNYCON Conferences:

Critical Issues in Higher Education - Building a Smarter University - Big Data, Innovation and IngenuitySUNYCON 2013
Building a Smarter University:
Big Data, Innovation & Ingenuity
October 29-30, 2013


SUNYCON 2012 - Harnessing Systemness, Delivering PerformanceSUNYCON 2012
Harnessing Systemness, Delivering Performance
Charting a New Path for Higher Education
November 8-9, 2012


SUNYCON 2011: Universities as Economic Drivers - Measuring SuccessSUNYCON 2011
Universities as Economic Drivers
Measuring and Building for Success
September 26-27, 2011