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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

Succession PlanningLocked

The Key to Ensuring Leadership
From Volume 41 Number 3 | March–May 2013
The key is that the process of leadership formation is not random and serendipitous, but rather intentional and well planned.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Planning for University Crisis Management

The Seven-Step Approach
From Volume 44 Number 1 | October–December 2015
Good planning will allow good execution in crisis management.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Integrating Resilience Planning into University Campus PlanningLocked

Measuring Risks and Leveraging Opportunities
From Volume 44 Number 1 | October–December 2015
Incorporating resilience planning into the campus planning process provides an opportunity to engage key stakeholders to address a campus’s vulnerabilities, align resilience-related investments with the broad campus vision, and ensure the long-term viability of the institution.
Tool

How to Support Successful Institutional Planning

What does it take to succeed at integrated planning in higher education? We surveyed over 94,000 college and university professionals. Here’s what they said makes a difference.
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Integrated Planning Glossary

Words matter. In higher education, each unit often has its own language—acronyms, jargon, and connotations. A glossary can help college and university planning start on the right foot.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Strategic and Collaborative Crisis Management

A Partnership Approach to Large-Scale Crisis
From Volume 36 Number 1 | October–December 2007
How committed is your institution to emergency planning functions? Have you considered working with other organizations in a consortium?
Report

Succeeding at Planning Survey Report

Results from the 2015 Survey of Higher Education Leaders
Published 2015
SCUP partnered with the Baker Strategy Group in 2015 to conduct a study with more than 2,200 leaders who plan at colleges and universities. Several themes emerged around planning challenges and how to respond, which are explored in this report.
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Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement ToolkitLocked

Published 2019
This toolkit includes recommendations and worksheets to help you analyze your stakeholders and determine how to meaningfully engage them in the planning process.
Blog

5 Ways to Use Environmental Scanning

Published October 11, 2019
The practice of environmental scanning is often a first step in the strategic planning process. Typically, planning teams engage in an exhaustive analysis of the internal and external forces acting on the institution to set the planning context. But should scanning the internal and external environment be limited to the early phases of strategic planning?
Conference Slides

Disruption is Upon Us

Integrated Planning is Your Superpower
Published 2019
This session will discuss sources of disruption and how integrated planning can help institutions prepare for all different types as well as acculturate change conversation on campus.
Webinar

What If?

5 Questions About the Future of Higher Education
Published 2019
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.
Example Plans

Example Plan Locked

Public Master’s College or University (CA, United States)

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