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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Planning for Instructional ContinuityLocked

Develop a Communication and Implementation Strategy Before a Short-Term Class Disruption Happens
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
Classes can be cancelled because of inclement weather, faculty being unavailable, IT or power outages, pandemic-related closures, and other occurrences. The result of any of these circumstances can be a loss of instruction. St. Joseph’s University developed and applied a best practices guide to ensure the continuation of instruction in the advent of many short-term disruptions.
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.
Conference Presentations

Best Practices for Instructional Continuity During Short-Term Disruptions

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. This session will showcase best practices for instructional continuity for most short-term disruptions. We will cover different types of disruptions and modalities of instruction (on-campus and online). You will take back communication strategies, planning tips, and best practices to create a plan to deal with short-term disruptions at your institution.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #7

Beyond Academics: A Supportive Faculty Helps Ensure Continuity
Published 2020
Florida Atlantic University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Bret Danilowicz discusses how their online-experienced faculty stepped up to assist colleagues, how he’s prioritizing to ensure continuity and assess capital projects, and the importance of pulling together as a community to find ways to help beyond academics.
Conference Presentations

The Evolving Academic Workplace

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference. Learn current methodologies for effective, function-based workplace planning that eliminate redundancies, break down silos, allow dynamic modes of working, and increase collaboration.
Example Plans

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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.
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Faculty Motivation in Challenging TimesLocked

Do Leadership and Economic Conditions Matter?
From Volume 47 Number 1 | October–December 2018
Financial concern influences many of the factors that make up job satisfaction for faculty in small-to-medium-sized institutions; transparent leadership can mitigate some of these concerns.
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Integrating Planning Into the Development of Future Higher Education Leaders

From Volume 46 Number 3 | April–June 2018
A practitioner-based program uses the practices of integrated planning to cultivate the knowledge and decision-making capacity of mid-level faculty and administrators, enhancing the higher education leadership of tomorrow.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Engaging Faculty Senates in the Budget Planning ProcessLocked

From Volume 39 Number 4 | July–September 2011
The opinions of faculty may add to the development of productive strategies during tough economic times.
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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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A Comparative Study of Academic Versus Business SabbaticalsLocked

From Volume 32 Number 4 | June–August 2004
The academic model for sabbaticals is far more rigorous, in terms of being based on merit and having its outcomes evaluated, than is the practice of sabbaticals in the commercial world.
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