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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Keep on Keepin’ on Locked

Customized Retention Practices Helped Low Income and Single Mom Students to Persist
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
A support program for low-income and/or single-mother students to improve their persistence and retention was revisited 15 years after it had been launched at Charter Oak State College. Did follow-up with the graduates show that the effort had aided the former participants in obtaining their college degree? Had the collaboration between the institution’s Academic Services, Enrollment Management, and Financial Aid departments—and the support they offered—help the students to persevere? Based on survey results, was the program still of value, and what improvements needed to be made?
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Advancing Institutional Sexual Violence Prevention Education Through Faculty Research: Part 2 Locked

A Perspective From a Department Chair
Published 2021
Professor Armstrong describes the college's particular interest in sexual assault prevention and highlights the critical role that academic department chairs can play in designing institutional research partnerships that support faculty interests as well as the institution's.
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Advancing Institutional Sexual Violence Prevention Education Through Faculty Research: Part 1 Locked

A Perspective From Campus Life
Published 2021
Vice President Diorio describes how Student Life (or other institutional areas) can successfully embrace faculty researchers to further institutional goals.
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Advancing Institutional Sexual Violence Prevention Education Through Faculty Research: Part 3 Locked

A Perspective From a Faculty Researcher
Published 2021
Dr. Cuomo, a pre-tenure feminist geographer, describes the research project at the heart of Lafayette College's initiative and shares her perspective on the potential for similar institutional research partnerships in higher education.
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Advancing Institutional Sexual Violence Prevention Education Through Faculty Research: Part 4 Locked

A Perspective From a Student Activist
Published 2021
Ella Goodwin, a Lafayette College senior and co-president of a student organization called Pards Against Sexual Assault, shares a student’s desire for clear institutional planning in areas of critical student concern.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Academic Deans Reveal Their Leadership Styles Locked

Annual Budgeting Becomes an Exercise in How Authority is Enacted
From Volume 48 Number 4 | July–September 2020
Academic deans adopt one of three approaches when developing the annual budget report for their colleges: distributed authorship, delegated authorship, or dominated authorship. Depending on the approach they select, deans can include and collaborate with their senior teams—or exclude, ignore, and alienate them. Their choice demonstrates how they lead.
Report

The Connected Campus

Building Long-Term Value and Agility by Connecting Offerings, Organizations and Operations
Published 2020
Campus environments play a vital role in student success. By making changes to their combination of spaces, institutions can respond to the shifts transforming higher education. Elliot Felix shares how colleges and universities can prepare for a more blended world by bringing together the digital and physical, enabling greater diversity and inclusion, and implementing flexible structures, staffing, space, and services. Sponsored Content: Knoll and brightspot strategy.
Report

Fostering Innovation on Ohio’s Co-Located Campuses Through Collaborative Planning

Published 2020
This is the SCUP Fellow Research Project Final Report for the 2018–2019 program. This research project investigates whether co-located institutions, specifically, and competing institutions of higher education, more generally, could use the concept of “collaborative planning” to achieve mutual success.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

An Analysis of Instructional Expenditures in U.S. Public Higher Education

From 2004 Through 2015
From Volume 47 Number 3 | April–June 2019
Results indicate that, when adjusted for inflation, instructional expenditures at U.S. public institutions increased from 2004–2015; however, evidence suggests that the rise was more modest and less consistent than may be known.
Conference Presentations

Designing for Academic Success

A Collaborative Research Model Between Architects and Environmental Psychologists
Published 2019
Discovery, assessment, and scholarship all play a role in how we can shape spaces to meet educational goals.
Report

Institutional Decisions of How to Carry On After a Campus Tragedy

An Examination of Campus-Based Memorial Structures and Commemorative Spaces
Published 2019
This is the SCUP Fellow Research Project Final Report for the 2017–2018 program. This research project focuses on physical memorials that are the result of a tragic moment in institutional history.
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