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SCUP Fellow Applications for 2022–2023

Online Submissions Closed: March 7, 2022, 11:59 pm ET
Applicants notified of decisions: By April 6, 2022

Launching the Next Generation of Planning Leaders

What new insights, best practices, or transformative direction could your research bring to higher education planning?

The SCUP Fellows program is designed to strengthen higher education leaders who seek to carry out new research that contributes to SCUP’s knowledge base of integrated planning. Fellows receive a unique professional development opportunity and make an important contribution to the higher education planning community.

Research topics that will receive priority consideration for 2022.

SCUP Fellows will initiate and complete a research project that contributes to SCUP’s knowledge base of integrated planning and share the outcomes of their project at the conclusion of their fellowship at SCUP’s Annual Conference and through a final report.

  • Academic planning
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) in planning
  • Campus planning and design (integrated physical planning on campuses)
  • Institutional change management
  • Institutional effectiveness
  • Climate resilience (integrated approach)
  • Shared governance practices
  • Strategic planning

Two SCUP Fellows will be selected to participate in the one-year fellowship. The program is open to members and nonmembers alike.

SCUP Fellow Benefits

  • Two years of SCUP membership
  • Receive research project coaching from volunteers experienced in an area of higher education or thought leadership that is aligned with the ultimate goals of the SCUP Fellow’s research project
  • Two conference registrations to the SCUP Annual Conference (1) Long Beach, July 24–26, 2022, and (2) Cleveland, July 30–August 1, 2023
  • Two nights of lodging for each of the two conferences, and two $750 stipends that can assist with travel, an additional hotel night, registration to another SCUP event, and expenses
  • One registration to attend a workshop in the SCUP Planning Institute
  • Fellowship within a community of higher education planners who will build your experience and leadership skills

Please read the FAQ for more information.

Contribute to the Future of Planning

Your gifts to the SCUP Fund make this program possible. The SCUP Fund supports research and initiatives that drive innovative ideas and enterprising solutions for higher education viability and vitality.

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2020-21 SCUP Fellows

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2020–2021 SCUP Fellow and Senior Associate, Space Planner + ArchitectAyers Saint Gross

SCUP Coaches: Eve Klein, Co-Founder, User Design Information Group, Center for Human Environments, Environmental Psychology, CUNY Graduate School and University Center; Christiana Moss, Principal, Studio Ma, Inc

Read their research report.

Watch her SCUP 2021 Annual Conference presentation: Vision: Planning and Designing Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Learning Environments

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2020–2021 SCUP Fellow and Interim Director of Strategic InitiativesRutgers University

SCUP Coaches: Jonathan Holloway, President & University Professor, Rutgers University; David Neuman, Founding Principal, Neu Campus Planning, Inc.; Michelle Packer, Chief Development Officer, Office of Undergraduate Studies, University of Maryland

Read their SCUP Fellows research proposal.

Watch her SCUP 2021 Annual Conference presentation: Naming Issues on Campus

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2020–2021 SCUP Fellow and Director, Academic TechnologyLe Moyne College

SCUP Coaches: Antoinette Farmer-Thompson, Deputy Vice President, Educational Outreach & Student Services, Arizona State University; Kathe Lehman-Meyer, Academic Media Center Director & Interim Director, Najim Center for Business Innovation, Academic Technology Services, St. Mary’s University; Pamme Boutselis, Senior Content Director, Marketing & Communications, Southern New Hampshire University

Read their research report.

Watch his SCUP 2021 Annual Conference presentation: Designing and Developing Mature, Mission-aligned Online Academic Courses

Our SCUP Fellows

Learn more about them and read their final SCUP Fellow research reports.

Janni Aragon
2015–2016 SCUP Fellow and Director, Technology Integrated LearningUniversity of Victoria

Victoria, BC

Read their research proposal

2018-2019 SCUP Fellow and Director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

SCUP Coaches: Danuta A. Nitecki, Dean of Libraries, Drexel University; Nancy Sturm, Principal, The Sextant Group, Inc.

Read their research report

2015–2016 SCUP Fellow and Former Assistant Provost for Strategic Planning & Institutional EffectivenessUniversity of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Read their research proposal

Nic de Salaberry
2016-2017 SCUP Fellow and Director, Planning and DevelopmentRyerson University

SCUP Coaches: Antonio Calcado, Executive Vice President for Strategic Planning and Operations & Chief Operating Officer, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; Krisan Osterby, Campus Planning Practice, Leader Perkins+Will

Read their research report

Shannon Dowling Headshot
2020–2021 SCUP Fellow and Senior Associate, Space Planner + Architect; 2020-2021 SCUP FellowAyers Saint Gross

SCUP Coaches (developing list): Eve Klein, Co-Founder, User Design Information Group, Center for Human Environments, Environmental Psychology, CUNY Graduate School and University Center; Christiana Moss, Principal, Studio Ma, Inc

Read their research report.

Watch her SCUP 2021 Annual Conference presentation: Vision: Planning and Designing Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Learning Environments

Angela Foss
2019–2020 SCUP Fellow and New Position: Development Manager, Autodesk (formerly Associate Dean of Operations and InnovationCollege of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics at Southern New Hampshire University

SCUP Coaches: Lev Gonick, CIO, Arizona State University; Amber Luther, Associate, Populous; Mary Beth McGrew, Asst Vice Chancellor of Campus Planning, University of Pittsburgh; Brian Ryckman, STEM Librarian/Harry A.B. and Gertrude C. Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University

Research in progress

Watch her research presentation: Smart Building Smart Campus

Sue Gerber
2019-2020 SCUP Fellow and Associate Vice President, Institutional EffectivenessWilliam Paterson University

SCUP Coaches: Margaret Kasimatis, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Mary's College of California; Nicholas Santilli, Sr Director of Learning Strategy, SCUP

Read their research report

Watch her research presentation: The Relationship between Accreditation and Integrated Planning

Erin Johnson Headshot
2020–2021 SCUP Fellow and Interim Director of Strategic Initiatives Rutgers University

SCUP Coaches (developing list): Jonathan Holloway, President & University Professor, Rutgers University; David Neuman, Founding Principal, Neu Campus Planning, Inc.; Michelle Packer, Chief Development Officer, Office of Undergraduate Studies, University of Maryland

Research in progress

Watch her research presentation: Naming Issues on Campus

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2016-2017 SCUP Fellow and Director of Campus PlanningBrandeis University

SCUP Coach: Howard Wertheimer, Institute Architect, Georgia Institute and Technology

Read their research proposal

Sylvia Ramirez
2014–2015 SCUP Fellow and Vice President, AdministrationMadison Area Technical College

Madison, WI

Read their research proposal

Royce Robertson Headshot
2020–2021 SCUP Fellow and Director, Instructional Design and Academic TechnologyLe Moyne College

SCUP Coaches: Pamme Boutselis, Senior Content Director, Marketing & Communications, Southern New Hampshire University;Antoinette Farmer-Thompson, Deputy Vice President, Educational Outreach & Student Services, Arizona State University; Kathe Lehman-Meyer, Academic Media Center & Director Interim Director, Najim Center for Business Innovation, Academic Technology Services, St. Mary’s University

Read their research report

Watch his SCUP 2021 Annual Conference presentation: Designing and Developing Mature, Mission-aligned Online Academic Courses

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2017-2018 SCUP Fellow and Senior ConsultantAcademic Search, Inc.

SCUP Coach: Daniel R. Kenney, Principal, Page

Read their research report

2018-2019 SCUP Fellow and Dean, Ohio University ZanesvilleOhio University-Zanesville Campus

SCUP Coaches: Linda L. Baer, Senior Consultant, Linda L. Baer Consultant; David N. Cox, Professor, University of Memphis

Read their research report

2014–2015 SCUP Fellow and Associate Professor for Integrated Medical ScienceFlorida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Read their research proposal