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Where planning comes together. T​he power of SCUP is its community. We learn from one another, sharing how we’ve achieved success and, maybe more importantly, what we’ve learned from failure. SCUP authors, produces, and curates thousands of resources to help you prepare for the future, overcome challenges, and bring planning together at your college or university.
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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Keep on Keepin’ on Locked

Customized Retention Practices Helped Low Income and Single Mom Students to Persist
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
A support program for low-income and/or single-mother students to improve their persistence and retention was revisited 15 years after it had been launched at Charter Oak State College. Did follow-up with the graduates show that the effort had aided the former participants in obtaining their college degree? Had the collaboration between the institution’s Academic Services, Enrollment Management, and Financial Aid departments—and the support they offered—help the students to persevere? Based on survey results, was the program still of value, and what improvements needed to be made?
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Leveraging Institutional Planning to Benefit Latinx Students Locked

Racially Disaggregated and Actionable Data Improve Community College Transfer Success
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
How can institutional planners make a difference for underrepresented minority students? Senior administrators at East Los Angeles College addressed inequities in Latinx student transfer rates with data-backed culturally-relevant strategies.
Conference Presentations

After the Fall

Including Faculty in Retention Efforts Without Burnout
Published 2021
Come learn how you can plan and coordinate campus-wide retention efforts and promote faculty participation at your institution.
Webinar Recordings

How to Create a Secondary-Postsecondary Partnership to Promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Underrepresented Populations in Higher Education

Published 2021
This webinar will focus on how to develop a secondary-postsecondary partnership to intentionally promote diversity, inclusion, and recognition of under-represented populations through collaboration and integrated planning strategies. The presenters will share their goals and project planning for a competency-based, project-based learning model—with an emphasis on mentoring.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Streamlining the Process of Student Success and Persistence Locked

Curriculum Complexity Analyses Can Deploy Timely Academic Support Services
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
A combination of course prerequisite simplification and focused efforts by academic advising and tutoring services, when and where needed most, can substantially improve student achievement and degree attainment.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Redefining Federal Work-Study Programs Locked

Support Students in Their Academic and Professional Success by Developing Their Career-Readiness Skills
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
The University of Missouri-Kansas City, by reinventing its campus Federal Work-Study (FWS) program (newly termed PRO Roos), committed to a goal of supporting student success through developing their career-readiness skills. FWS students were engaged in worthwhile campus employment that increased their sense of belonging within the university, enhanced their professional proficiencies, and prepared them for careers after graduation.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Is Higher Education Ready for Its Learners? Locked

Impact Student Success Using the Three-Box Solution
From Volume 48 Number 3 | April–June 2020
With sweeping shifts in recruitment and retention of students throughout higher education, Northern Kentucky University committed to a pivot. Its new student framework emphasizes student support and academic delivery driven by strategic decisions and data rather than by impulsivity. Their Success by Design framework encouraged innovations that focused the university on meeting learners where they were.
Conference Presentations

Making Colleges Student Ready

It’s About Time!
Published 2020
We will share a tool we developed through the National Institutes for Historically-Underserved Students for institutions to assess their readiness to support underserved students. In this session, you will learn about this tool and the detailed survey of relevant research that went into its development as well as discover how you can employ this tool on your campus.
Conference Presentations

President’s Session | Every Student’s Dream Matters

Lorain County Community College’s Vision for Student Success
Published 2020
Come learn how Lorain County Community College (LCCC) identifies game-changing innovations and aligns resources to bring them to scale.
Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: Tracking the External Environment Locked

The SCUP Spring Trends Report
Published 2020
Recorded July 15. Join Nick Santilli and Jim Downey for a conversation that will highlight the SCUP Spring Trends and SCUP Trends for Canada reports. Scanning the external environment is a key factor in keeping your institution nimble and change-ready—two facets necessary for effective institutional planning. These documents are essential tools for strategic planning, scenario planning, and contingency planning.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #4

Empowering Underrepresented Students for the Long Term During Crisis and Contingency Planning
Published 2020
Pat McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC, discusses how her all-women’s undergrad program is maintaining support for underrepresented students.
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.
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