The 2024 Academic Operations Conference by Coursedog

Join us for the first annual Academic Operations Conference, where registrars, provosts, and leaders in academic affairs gather to shape the future of academic operations.
July 31st - August 1st, 2024
The Envue
550 Ave at Port Imperial,
Weehawken, NJ 07086
Across the Hudson from NYC
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Why Attend?

Meet the Coursedog Community: Meet peers and professionals working in academic operations and share insights for driving institutional success.

Professional Development Workshops for Coursedog Partners: The first half day on July 31st will be devoted to diving into using Coursedog to drive impact at your institution. Led by our customer success and product teams, you’ll deep dive into software-specific insights and share best practices with peers.

Thought-Provoking Speakers & Sessions: The second day will include thought leadership sessions from peers, as well as discussions on how to navigate the changing higher ed landscape and prepare for the future of academic operations.

The AcOpscars: Share your stories of academic operations success to nominate your team for winning an AcOpscar Award at the closing dinner event.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, July 31st

Registration 9am - 8pm

Coursedog Workshops 12pm - 3pm

These tactical workshops will be held back-to-back and focus on empowering Coursedog end users to get more out of our product suites, learn from peers’ innovative use cases, and explore best practices with Coursedog team members. Coursedog partners are encouraged to attend workshops whether they are actively using the product or plan to in the future.

Integrations Best Practices: Do’s and Don’ts 12:00 - 12:45pm

Leveraging Analytics to Drive Student-Centric Academic Operations 12:00 - 12:45pm

Preparing for a New Term & Projecting Faculty Workload 1:00 - 1:45 pm

How Curriculum, Catalog, Syllabus & Assessment Management Work Together
1:00 - 1:45 pm

Using Rules to Enforce Institution-Specific Business Processes 2:00 - 2:45pm

How to Do an Effective Full Campus Rollout of Coursedog at Your Institution + SSO Tips & Tricks 2:00 - 2:45pm

Optional Activities 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Welcome Reception 7pm - 9pm

Thursday, August 1st

Registration 7am - 9am

Breakfast 7am - 9am

Opening Keynote 9am - 9:45am

Justin Wenig, Coursedog CEO & Co-Founder
Lisa Van Ever, Chief Customer Officer
Claire Genre, VP of Product

Concurrent Sessions 10am - 2pm

Session Topics:

Measuring the Impact of Academic Operations 10:00 - 10:50am

New Strategies to Center Your Scheduling on Student Success 10:00 - 10:50am

Leveraging Curriculum Workflows to Support Committees & New Processes
11:00 - 11:50am

Getting Leadership & Faculty Onboard For New Technology: Change Management Strategies 11:00 - 11:50am

The Road to Becoming a University Registrar 1:00 - 1:50pm

Points to Ponder From Inside Higher Ed: Student-Centric Course Scheduling
1:00 - 1:50pm

Lunch 12pm - 1pm

Closing Keynote 2:15pm - 3:15pm

The Future of Academic Operations
by Matt Winn, Ph.D. from Tambellini Group & former CIO at Dallas Baptist University

Awards Dinner 6pm - 11pm

Live music performance by the Hudson Horns

Dog show by the Canine Stars

Live Entertainment

An Evening of Live Music by Hudson Horns

Experience the refined harmonies of Hudson Horns. This elite ensemble, with alumni from prestigious music schools, has collaborated with industry legends from Rihanna to Shawn Mendes. Known for their dynamic performances, they transcends traditional boundaries, offering a blend of academic rigor and captivating stage presence.

Paws for Applause — The Canine Stars' Spectacular Stunts

Delight in the Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show, a spectacle of agility and charm featuring adopted dogs turned professional athletes. From dock diving to high-flying frisbee routines, these furry friends promise laughter, awe, and heartwarming moments. Don't miss this performance as it will be an unforgettable blend of entertainment and canine prowess.

Keynote Speakers

Matthew Winn, Ph.D.

Senior Analyst with Tambellini Group, Previous CIO at Dallas Baptist University

Melissa Ezarik

Inside Higher Ed Editor, Student Success

Justin Wenig

CEO & Co-Founder of Coursedog

The AcOpscars

Nominate Your Team for
An AcOpscar Award

The AcOpscars are awards to recognize the impact that leaders in academic operations create at their institutions. Nominate your team to recognize their hard work for one of our three prize categories.

Change Management

Roll -Out


Nominate Your Team

Reserve in the Hotel Room Block

Book now & reserve your room at Residence Inn Weehawken Port Imperial with our discounted room rate of $229 per night.

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Available from 7/30/2024 to 8/2/2024.
Price excludes taxes and fees.