Academy Council

SCUP’s Planning Academies serve as communities of practice—cohorts of members grouped by expertise who exchange knowledge with each other and contribute expertise to SCUP. The Academy Council provides leadership to SCUP’s Planning Academies. They also contribute to the work of the SCUP Council and the Annual Conference Committee.

The Planning Academies and Academy Council supports SCUP’s strategic plan initiatives adopted by the SCUP Board. The council supports the following initiatives:

Engage our Communities in Creating and Delivering Value

  • Strategy: Engagement – Enhance and expand opportunities to connect individuals, institutions, and organizations that advance higher education.

Deliver Learning that Strengthens and Transforms Higher Education Planning

  • Strategy: Institutional Support – Develop, implement, and continually improve services to develop institutional planning capabilities.
  • Strategy: Collaborative LearningCreate stakeholder networks designed to improve collaboration, share effective practices, and solve critical problems facing our stakeholders.

The Planning Academies

Planning Academy members contribute to SCUP according to their time, expertise, and inclination. Contributions range from reviewing conference proposals to participating in peer-to-peer informal learning.

SCUP has four Planning Academies. These Academies, with their respective members, are:

SCUP’s Academy Council

Each Planning Academy is led by a convener and an associate convener. These eight individuals constitute the Academy Council.

Current Academy Council members:

  • Linda Schoonmaker, Convener, Resource and Budget Planning Academy, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Big Bend Community College
  • Joel Frater, Convener, Academic Planning Academy, Executive Dean at Damon City Campus, Monroe Community College
  • Todd Dolson, Convener, Campus Planning Academy, Vice President, Stevens & Wilkinson