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Planning for Higher Education Journal

‘Smart Change’ for Turbulent TimesLocked

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.

Coffee Chat: Moving Online

The Challenges of an LMS Adoption
Published 2020
Recorded June 3. Transitioning to a Learning Management System (LMS) has been one of the most significant challenges an institution will manage, even prior to the unique challenges emerging around the COVID-19 pandemic. Doug Murphy, Dean of Operations at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, has overseen several LMS transitions in his career, and moderated this discussion.

Coffee Chat: The Physical-Virtual Nature of Learning Design

Published 2020
Recorded May 27. The COVID-19 disruption will accelerate the connection of the physical campus to the virtual learning experience. Planners who think of their campuses as large, interactive gameboards designed to connect students and faculty with virtually integrated architecture will have an advantage. Gaming gives us planning clues to build now for our learning demands. SCUPers Brady Mick and Lauren Della Bella moderated this discussion.

Coffee Chat: Planning for an Uncertain Future

Published 2020
Recorded May 21. Campuses and businesses share a common challenge—business continuity in a new landscape. How is it working? How do we plan for an uncertain future? Where should we invest and prioritize? SCUP members Deborah Shepley and John White moderated this discussion.

Coffee Chat: Maker Movement

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Published 2020
Recorded May 13. Amid the pandemic, makers on campuses across the world have pitched in by crafting 3-D printed face shields, ventilator components, and other life-saving innovations. The value of the maker movement is apparent; but how do we adjust maker spaces to a quarantined, social-distancing world? SCUP members Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham and Heather Taylor moderated this discussion.

Coffee Chat: Speculating Higher Education Priorities & Trends Post Pandemic

Published 2020
Recorded April 29. From Ayers Saint Gross, Jessica Leonard, Associate Principal, and Laura Hall, Associate, moderated this Coffee Chat on how will the COVID-19 pandemic might impact higher education.

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.
Conference Presentations

Three Revolutions

Why Education Leaders Need a Plan
Published 2019
In this session, we’ll unpack how higher education leaders can leverage integrated planning to get ready for and make the most of the compelling revolutions at hand.
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