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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

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.
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.
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

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

If Tuition Rises . . .Locked

. . . Does Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Enrollment Plummet?
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
When the cost of American higher education goes up, access to economic opportunity, social mobility, and positive academic outcomes are, subsequently, restricted for students of color. Campus admissions and retention planning professionals are first witnesses to the inequality.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Adjunct Faculty Can Increase Student Success

Create Opportunities for Them to Lift Graduation and Retention Rates
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
Although the numbers of adjunct faculty members at most institutions of higher education have increased, those instructors rarely are included in programs to improve student achievement. But Cal Poly Pomona, by providing modest resources and mentoring, generates opportunities for adjuncts to positively affect student success.
Example Plans

Strategic Plan, Strategic Planning Website Locked

Public Master’s College or University (KY, United States)
Website presenting the university’s expedited and focused strategic planning process. To develop the plan, a core team, supported by multiple resource teams consisting of representatives from all constituencies, gathered input from nearly 2,000 stakeholders.

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Institutional Expenditures and State Economic Factors Influencing 2012–2014 Public University Graduation RatesLocked

From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
A better understanding of how to allocate different types of institutional expenditures for maximum return on investment may positively influence six-year graduation rates.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

From Innovation to ImpactLocked

How Higher Education Can Evaluate Innovation’s Impact and More Precisely Scale Student Support
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Rigorously evaluating the impact of innovative student success initiatives is key in meeting institutional goals for student outcomes, resource allocation, and return on investment.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Innovation in ActionLocked

iPASS, Student Success, and Transformative Institutional Change
From Volume 45 Number 2 | January–March 2017
Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) is an emerging, innovative practice with the potential to create transformative institutional change.
Conference Presentations

Benchmark Your Digital Capabilities to Improve Student Success

Published 2017
You will learn how to assess your institution’s digital capacity for student success technologies so you can affect costs and improve outcomes with new analytics tools and services.
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