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Collection: Employing Accreditation to Strengthen Planning and Drive ImprovementLocked

Published 2020
Accreditation holds far more potential for an organization's strategic and academic planning than most colleges and universities realize. This collection of SCUP resources includes an introduction to accreditation along with examples of how institutions intentionally employ accreditation at multiple levels to strengthen planning and drive improvement.
Conference Presentations

Critical Concepts and Trends in Assessment, Accreditation, and Program Review

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. This session will help you define assessment-related terms (i.e. goals, outcomes, objectives, standards, etc.) and will provide an overview of assessment and accreditation trends that could impact your institution. We will also provide an overview of how this landscape is in flux due to COVID-19, and how this may impact higher education.
Webinar Recordings

The Power of Integrated Planning

An Overview of the SCUP Planning Institute
Published 2020
Recorded July 8. Join two expert facilitators for an overview of SCUP’s Planning Institute, the premiere professional development experienced designed to build your capacity to apply an integrated planning strategy on your campus. You'll learn about how integrated planning creates “a sustainable approach to planning that builds relationships, aligns the organization, and emphasizes preparedness for change,” and have the chance to try exercises from each of the three workshops.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #1

How Data Can Power Crisis Response and Accreditation Insights During COVID-19
Published 2020
William Knight, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Miami University, addresses how his team has developed data dashboards for administration and faculty to provide insight into Learning Management System (LMS) use, enrollment projections, and overall student access and success.
Webinar Recordings

What If?

5 Questions About the Future of Higher Education
Published 2020
Two SCUP leaders use SCUP’s Trends for Higher Education report to explore five “What If?” questions, breaking down big trends and exploring how these trends might impact higher education.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Reflections on Two Decades of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Developing EconomiesLocked

From Volume 46 Number 1 | October–December 2017
In our increasingly mobile world, quality assurance and accreditation across the globe, and particularly in developing countries, has a number of implications for higher education as a whole.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Connecting the Dots

Accountability, Assessment, Analytics, and Accreditation
From Volume 46 Number 1 | October–December 2017
Calls for accountability, outcomes assessment, evidence of institutional performance, and student success must be answered by integrated planning and decision making across higher education.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Introduction to AccreditationLocked

From Volume 46 Number 1 | October–December 2017
The president of a regional accrediting body shares her answers to frequently asked questions about accreditation.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Navigating AccreditationLocked

Tips for a Smooth Reaffirmation Process
From Volume 46 Number 1 | October–December 2017
Three members of IU Bloomington’s successful accreditation reaffirmation team share insights and strategies for navigating the process at your institution.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Five Dimensions of QualityLocked

A Common Sense Guide to Accreditation and Accountability
From Volume 46 Number 1 | October–December 2017
Conference Presentations

Flossing

Building Healthy, Aligned Planning and Assessment Habits Prior to Accreditation Reviews
Published 2016
This session shares how one institution efficiently integrated and aligned planning and assessment activities with accreditation standards and cycles.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Afghanistan Higher EducationLocked

The Struggle for Quality, Merit, and Transformation
From Volume 42 Number 2 | January–March 2014
Has Afghan higher education been transformed? Basically yes, with the caveats noted, and indeed to a surprising degree given its limited resources and the little support it has received.
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