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Learning Resources

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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Conference Presentations

The Spectrum of Space and Capital Planning in Florida and Georgia

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. The Florida State and Georgia University Systems employ varied approaches to their space standards, planning, and capital programs. We’ll compare these approaches and discuss best practices for determining the effectiveness of space use and the planning process.
Conference Presentations

Building a Culture of High Performance, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement from a University System and Institutional Perspective

Published 2019
The President of two University System of Georgia (USG) universities during the process and initial implementation of Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR) will provide an institutional perspective and insight into building a culture of high performance with a focus on evidence-based leadership, accountability, and continuous improvement.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Integrating Board, System, and University Planning and Performance During a Period of Rapidly Declining State Funding CommitmentLocked

From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
Even in the most difficult financial times, integrating planning and budgeting throughout the organization creates opportunities for success.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Innovation in the University of the West IndiesLocked

Practical Road Map for Enhancing Both Organizational and Research-Based Innovation
From Volume 45 Number 2 | January–March 2017
Developing an innovation ecosystem and infrastructure to support both institutional and research-driven innovations can lead to wealth creation at the university, country, and regional levels.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

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.
Example Plans

Strategic Plan Locked

Public Doctoral/Research University (AZ, United States)
Included in this plan are detailed, system-wide goals, strategies, and key focus areas, plus objectives and performance measures for several programs including instruction, student support, and public service.

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Planning for Higher Education Journal


A Case Study
From Volume 44 Number 1 | October–December 2015
This article traces the launch of a substantial reorganization of public higher education in Connecticut through the lens of “systemness”. The case study details the dynamics and challenges of implementing “Transform CSCU 2020” in a period of turbulence and change with a concluding focus on lessons learned.