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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

Breaking Barriers Locked

A Collaborative Approach to Problem-Solving Created a Culture of Campus Innovation
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
The University of West Georgia, toward dismantling silo thinking and promoting a sense of ownership within the workplace, formed a cross-divisional group: The Barriers Team. It was part of an initiative to recognize and encourage employee engagement, develop operational efficiencies and effectiveness, and eliminate obstructions to staff success.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa Locked

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.
Conference Presentations

President’s Panel

Transforming and Reimagining Higher Education for the Future
Published 2021
In this session, three college and university presidents from the United States, Canada, and Europe will reflect on how we can transform and reimagine higher education for the future.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

‘Smart Change’ for Turbulent Times Locked

Planning for Survival Requires Speed, Flexibility, and Committed Leadership
From Volume 48 Number 3 | April–June 2020
Higher education faces a very real threat today. In confronting the fallout from COVID-19, colleges and universities are pushed toward making a transformative change. What will that require? A commitment to adaptation, innovation, change management, meeting the most critical student needs, and leaders who stand up to the challenges.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Challenging “If You Build It, They Will Come” Locked

Success of Active Learning Is About More Than the Space
From Volume 48 Number 2 | January–March 2020
Active learning spaces can be catalysts for improved teaching and learning. Yet the key to planning for and effectively implementing them on campus is faculty who are willing to change, accept, and evolve their instructional delivery.
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

Keynote: Beyond Innovation

Reimagine Everything
Published 2020
William Lindner has led transformational initiatives at every level of government and education with this consistent message: “Tear the Page Out.” This session will demonstrate an approach to attacking big challenges by empowering audacious creativity inside tradition-bound institutions.
Tool

An Integrated Approach to Scenario Planning

Recovery Planning in a Volatile Environment: Part 1
Published 2020
No one can predict the future. That doesn’t mean it needs to be a total surprise. This toolkit will walk you step-by-step through scenario planning with instructions, examples, and worksheets that you can use to start scenario planning at your institution immediately.
Webinar Recordings

Creating a More Adaptive Institution in the Wake of COVID-19

Published 2020
Recorded August 20. This interactive panel discussion will bring together different institutions’ perspectives from facilities, technology, student services, and finance to understand the impact of COVID-19 on institutions and their student experience. The discussion will be organized in three parts, each with a prompt to inform the discussion, a poll to take the pulse of the audience, and an open discussion among panelists.
Conference Presentations

Keynote: The Empowered University

Shared Leadership for Academic Success and Crisis Management
Published 2020
Freeman A. Hrabowski III has led a transformation of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) from a young, regional institution to an innovative research university. In our opening keynote, he discusses how—by taking a hard look in the mirror, understanding strengths and weaknesses, assessing opportunities and challenges, and engaging in difficult conversations—an empowered campus can innovate in course redesign, group-based and experiential learning, entrepreneurship and civic engagement, academic inclusion, and faculty diversity.
Webinar Recordings

Developing a Nimble and Change-Ready Planning Culture Locked

Published 2020
Recorded July 15. Panelists Nick Santilli from SCUP and Larry Squarini and Tony Adam from SPOL discuss how integrated planning can help develop a robust culture and take a deep dive into strategic, operational, continuity, and scenario planning.

This is part three of the series, “Planning in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Reviving Your Strategic Planning Process.”

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.
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