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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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Doing Academic PlanningLocked

Effective Tools for Decision Making
Published 1996
This reader was developed to provide academic planners with tools to facilitate the transformation of higher education institutions from provider-centered cultures and organizations to leamer-centered franchises.
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Integrating Higher Education Planning and AssessmentLocked

A Practical Guide
Published 2006
Using their extensive experience on the University of Delaware campus, the authors give numerous examples of the integrated nature of planning. Intended for anyone on campus who is involved with the planning or accrediting process.
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Planning and Resource Strategy for Higher EducationLocked

A Guide for Universities in Africa
Published 2013
Doug and JoEllyn Fountain wrote the book they wish someone had handed them when they began working for eight years with a rapidly growing university in Uganda.
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Academic DesignLocked

Sharing Lessons Learned
Published 2003
This book describes the design process used in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to evaluate academic programs and priorities based on the unique needs of individual institutions. The conclusion offers information on how to prepare your academic design plan.
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A Call to Action for Student Success AnalyticsLocked

From Volume 44 Number 4 | July–September 2016
Optimizing student success should be Institutional Strategy #1.
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The Power of “Systemness”Locked

A Collaborative Approach Aids Workers in New York State
From Volume 45 Number 1 | October–December 2016
What was needed was an organized, comprehensive program to equip workers with the skills to survive and thrive in the world of 21st-century manufacturing.
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Transform the Program Strategy, Transform the CollegeLocked

From Volume 45 Number 1 | October–December 2016
An effective program strategy improves both student access and success while helping the college be more nimble in meeting emerging labor market needs.
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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.
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Instituting a New Degree ProgramLocked

A Case Study of University Planning
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Change in higher education rests on the skills of administrators and their knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of various planning approaches described in this case study.
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Disrupting Poor Curricular ProcessesLocked

A Three-Prong Model Approach with Reflections and Suggestions for Institutional Change
From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
A large-scale change process, such as a curricular process revision, can be made easier by following a proven approach and understanding the potential hazards and challenges involved.
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Designing and Implementing Systemic Academic ChangeLocked

Hiram College’s Model for the New Liberal Arts
From Volume 47 Number 1 | October–December 2018
The Hiram College president offers a constructive and realistic example of systemic change designed to help liberal arts institutions not only survive but thrive in the face of 21st-century challenges.
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Developing a Mission Statement for a Faculty SenateLocked

From Volume 39 Number 2 | January–March 2011
The mission statement stakes the faculty’s claim in the institutional decision-making process.
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