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Five Ways to Advance Higher Education for Future Viability

Key Insights, Findings, and Questions From the Virtual Pacific Region Fall Series, “COVID + CRUCIBLE: HIGHER EDUCATION FACES FALL 2020”
Published 2021
In the fall of 2020, SCUP’s Pacific Region held five sessions over eight weeks to explore the core topics shaping higher education as colleges and universities adapted in response to the pandemic. This publication offers key insights, findings, and questions from this Virtual Pacific Region Fall Series.
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

The Convergence of Gaming and LearningLocked

Higher Education Should Pivot to a Game-Based Instruction Model
From Volume 48 Number 2 | January–March 2020
It’s time for the virtual gaming principles of enjoyment, autonomy, leadership, and curiosity to be designed into the higher education classroom experience. That’s because students, with their technological nativism, will soon be demanding the enhancement in order to be workforce and life ready.
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


Saving Lives Through Healthcare Simulation
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. The University of South Florida’s (USF) Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation (CAMLS) is a world-class facility dedicated to simulation-based healthcare education, training, and developing innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes and reduce preventable medical errors.
Conference Presentations

Curriculum Redesign

Evolving Practices for Virtual and Physical Learning
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Pacific Regional Conference. This session will explore how institutions can move away from “crisis teaching” and towards a mindfully-redesigned and thoughtfully-delivered curriculum spanning a range of models, from virtual to hybrid to in-person learning.
Webinar Recordings

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.
Example Plans

Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity

Supporting Document
Published: 2020
A growing collection of links to teaching continuity resources posted on US institution websites.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Middle Skills EducationLocked

Planners Are Reimagining Ways to Meld Instruction and Industry
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
Many jobs of the future will require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree. How should we prepare the next generation of employees?
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Co-Curricular Community Service-Learning ProgramLocked

The Impact on Teacher Candidates and Indigenous Populations
From Volume 47 Number 3 | April–June 2019
Real-life experience through community service-learning assisted teacher candidates in developing specific skills, knowledge, and the cultural competency to meet the needs of diverse students in elementary and secondary classrooms.
Conference Presentations


What Does the Literature Say?
Published 2019
An overview of how we learn and how various forces impact the learning experience.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Lessons Learned from Strategic Planning for Improved Teaching and Learning in Developing EconomiesLocked

From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
U.S. institutions have much to learn from the major transformations of teaching and learning achieved by higher education institutions in developing economies faced with limited funding and inhospitable environments.
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