Planning for Higher Education Journal
Can You Trust Your Eyes?
Learn How to Minimize Misinterpretation of Data Reports and Visualizations
From Volume 48 Number 2 | January–March 2020
Volumes of data are available to administrators to support decision-making. But that doesn’t mean that what’s been presented is accurate. When data are misused or misconstrued, senior leaders at higher education institutions may make the wrong conclusions, ineffective policies may be enacted, and students may not be successful in completing their academic goals.
Academic Program Portfolio Planning
Preparing to Thrive
Published 2020Recorded August 27.
In a competitive landscape, it is more important than ever to ensure the programs you offer align with demand in the market. We will discuss the data you need, and where to find it to evaluate market demand for academic programs, including critical data on student demand that is often overlooked.
This is part one of a three-part program series, “Integrated Planning to Build a Thriving Academic Program Portfolio.”
Collection: Linking Resource Allocation to Planning and Assessment
Integrated planning is important, but it's not enough—plans must be linked to budgeting and assessment in order to create real change and progress. This collection of SCUP resources will help you learn how to link these three essential processes.
Collection: Employing Accreditation to Strengthen Planning and Drive Improvement
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.
An Analytics Handbook
Moving From Evidence to Impact
Data is powerful but not if you don't know how to use it. This handbook is designed to help any higher ed leader unleash the power of data that is always available but seldom leveraged.