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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Transforming Higher Education in Asia and AfricaLocked

Strategic Planning and Policy
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
The book describes the author’s work over the past thirty years advising governments and universities in eight countries, providing case studies that focus on the challenges, failures, and successes in planning for change at twelve universities. The author explores themes, policies, and strategies that emerged, and provides widely applicable lessons for bringing about change, especially in using strategic planning as the vehicle for it.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Guide for Optimizing Resource Allocation

Link Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Budgeting to Achieve Institutional Effectiveness
From Volume 48 Number 2 | January–March 2020
By connecting assessment, strategic planning, and budgeting processes, the real needs and priorities of an institution are revealed. Colleges and universities can adapt the provided, step-by-step framework to their own institutional structure and methods.
Webinar Recordings

5 Questions About the Future of Higher Education

Published 2020
Join Jim Downey, vice president of planning and institutional effectiveness at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and Nick Santilli, SCUP’s senior director of learning, as they use SCUP’s Fall 2020 Trends for Higher Education report to explore “What If?” questions in a practical format that will allow your team to pinpoint areas for institutional advancement.
Conference Presentations

The Spectrum of Space and Capital Planning in Florida and Georgia

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. The Florida State and Georgia University Systems employ varied approaches to their space standards, planning, and capital programs. We’ll compare these approaches and discuss best practices for determining the effectiveness of space use and the planning process.
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Collection: Linking Resource Allocation to Planning and AssessmentLocked

Published 2020
Integrated planning is important, but it's not enough—plans must be linked to budgeting and assessment in order to create real change and progress. This collection of SCUP resources will help you learn how to link these three essential processes.
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 experience 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 #3

From Crisis to Collaboration and Creativity
Published 2020
Mike Martin, Associate Dean Science, Math, and Health at John Carroll University discusses how the administration addressed the first few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis and how they have creatively shifted gears with students and faculty toward what’s next.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #2

Business is Not So Usual at a (Mostly) Online Institution During COVID-19
Published 2020
Cynthia Tweedell, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Ohio Christian University talks about how this faith-based institution with a personal touch is working through the transition for students, athletes, and summer programs.
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.
Conference Presentations

Designing for Climate Action

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference. We will explore ways that a design thinking process can build a visible culture of sustainability at the hyper-local campus scale and drive climate action across academics, governance, and operations.
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

Book Review: Research Universities and the Public Good

Discovery for an Uncertain Future
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
This book offers a good look inside the way research faculty view their role in the university. The perspectives shared are broadly applicable for all planners at post-secondary institutions, especially in their considering complex organizations that have both unlimited potential and finite resources.
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