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2018 ACUPA Conference

Presentation Proposal Submission Form


ACUPA invites proposals that reflect specific and trending policy topics for the 2018 joint conference with WACUBO (Western Association of College and University Business Officers) April 29 – May 2, in Anaheim, Calif. We especially seek proposals that will enrich participants with practical knowledge in the following areas:

Current Policy Issues

  • Assessing and building awareness around institutional culture and policy development
  • Integrating policies with governance, risk and compliance
  • Conflict of interest/commitment; faculty workload and administrative appointments
  • Sanctuary campus protections, media relations, law enforcement and culture
  • Weaving federal statute into diversity and inclusion policies
  • Pledging/hazing within social groups
  • Addressing bullying among students and faculty
  • Key issues and training points for service and emotional support animals
  • Recent legal and policy developments regarding free speech and peaceful assembly

Best Practices

  • Encouraging faculty participation in the policy development process
  • Writing effective policies
  • Addressing pitfalls associated with policy implementation
  • Conducting ongoing policy review
  • Aligning governing policies with administrative policies and assuring alignment at the lowest level
  • Drafting/revising policies to be gender neutral

Professional Knowledge

  • Defending policy during litigation
  • Regulations every policy administrator needs to know
  • Principles of community/civility statements
  • The role of policy in creating an inclusive physical and virtual campus


  • Matching policy function to financial reporting
  • Auditing a university policy program from a policy manager’s point of view
  • Assessing the strength of a policy program courtesy of the university auditor
  • Human resources role in policy development
  • Delegations of authority and obligating the institution
  • Policy process improvement practices

Submit your proposal by 9 a.m. (CST) Friday, Sept. 15.

Proposal and other related questions are welcomed by the 2018 joint conference chairs: Jen Rogers,, (701)-777-4392 or Tinu Diver,, (919)-445-8364.


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