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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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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Trends in AccreditationLocked

How Will Accreditors Once Again Become Relevant for Higher Education?
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
Dr. Lynn Priddy answers questions posed by education writer Stephen G. Pelletier related to changes in accreditation and their effect on institutions and students.
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Collection: Employing Accreditation to Strengthen Planning and Drive ImprovementLocked

Published 2020
Accreditation holds far more potential for an organization's strategic and academic planning than most colleges and universities realize. This collection of SCUP resources includes an introduction to accreditation along with examples of how institutions intentionally employ accreditation at multiple levels to strengthen planning and drive improvement.
Conference Presentations

Critical Concepts and Trends in Assessment, Accreditation, and Program Review

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. This session will help you define assessment-related terms (i.e. goals, outcomes, objectives, standards, etc.) and will provide an overview of assessment and accreditation trends that could impact your institution. We will also provide an overview of how this landscape is in flux due to COVID-19, and how this may impact higher education.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #1

How Data Can Power Crisis Response and Accreditation Insights During COVID-19
Published 2020
William Knight, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Miami University, addresses how his team has developed data dashboards for administration and faculty to provide insight into Learning Management System (LMS) use, enrollment projections, and overall student access and success.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Introduction to AccreditationLocked

From Volume 46 Number 1 | October–December 2017
The president of a regional accrediting body shares her answers to frequently asked questions about accreditation.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Connecting the Dots

Accountability, Assessment, Analytics, and Accreditation
From Volume 46 Number 1 | October–December 2017
Calls for accountability, outcomes assessment, evidence of institutional performance, and student success must be answered by integrated planning and decision making across higher education.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Value of Higher Education Academic Makerspaces for Accreditation and BeyondLocked

From Volume 46 Number 1 | October–December 2017
Institutions of higher education are incorporating makerspaces and skills on their campuses in support of institutional goals and accreditation requirements.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Reflections on Two Decades of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Developing EconomiesLocked

From Volume 46 Number 1 | October–December 2017
In our increasingly mobile world, quality assurance and accreditation across the globe, and particularly in developing countries, has a number of implications for higher education as a whole.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Five Dimensions of QualityLocked

A Common Sense Guide to Accreditation and Accountability
From Volume 46 Number 1 | October–December 2017
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Navigating AccreditationLocked

Tips for a Smooth Reaffirmation Process
From Volume 46 Number 1 | October–December 2017
Three members of IU Bloomington’s successful accreditation reaffirmation team share insights and strategies for navigating the process at your institution.
Conference Presentations

Flossing

Building Healthy, Aligned Planning and Assessment Habits Prior to Accreditation Reviews
Published 2016
This session shares how one institution efficiently integrated and aligned planning and assessment activities with accreditation standards and cycles.
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Integrating Higher Education Planning and AssessmentLocked

A Practical Guide
Published 2006
Using their extensive experience on the University of Delaware campus, the authors give numerous examples of the integrated nature of planning. Intended for anyone on campus who is involved with the planning or accrediting process.
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