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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

American University of Beirut’s Meta-Assessment FrameworkLocked

Rubrics Improve Evaluation Processes, Set Clear Expectations, and Help in Decision-Making
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
In a higher education setting, it is important to evaluate assessment processes, establish clear expectations, and efficiently make decisions. Doing so will support program and unit outcomes and periodic program and unit reviews, aligning with the institution’s strategic plan and optimizing budget allocation.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Streamlining the Process of Student Success and PersistenceLocked

Curriculum Complexity Analyses Can Deploy Timely Academic Support Services
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
A combination of course prerequisite simplification and focused efforts by academic advising and tutoring services, when and where needed most, can substantially improve student achievement and degree attainment.
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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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Can You Trust Your Eyes?Locked

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.
Webinar Recordings

Academic Program Portfolio Planning

Preparing to Thrive
Published 2020
Recorded 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.”

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Collection: Linking Resource Allocation to Planning and AssessmentLocked

Published 2020
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.
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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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Using Big DataLocked

How Moneyball and an Ardent Baseball Fan Shaped Successful Metrics-Based University Planning
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
Over the last three decades, the University of Texas at El Paso has refined its planning system and integrated metrics within a comprehensive planning framework—to produce dramatic outcomes.
Conference Presentations

Higher Ed’s Missing Link

Turning Your Big Data Into Institutional Change
Published 2019
We'll share our metrics-based planning framework—that's producing remarkable outcomes—and explain how you can apply this concept at your institution.
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An Analytics HandbookLocked

Moving From Evidence to Impact
Published 2019
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.
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.
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