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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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Breaking BarriersLocked

A Collaborative Approach to Problem-Solving Created a Culture of Campus Innovation
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
The University of West Georgia, toward dismantling silo thinking and promoting a sense of ownership within the workplace, formed a cross-divisional group: The Barriers Team. It was part of an initiative to recognize and encourage employee engagement, develop operational efficiencies and effectiveness, and eliminate obstructions to staff success.
Webinar Recordings

Why Integrated Planning?

Building Capacity Across Institutional Boundaries
Published 2021
This partnered webinar by SCUP, NACAS, and ACUHO-I examines how using the SCUP Integrated Planning Model—a strategic and operational planning process tailored for the complexities and challenges of institutions of higher education—will help you create a solid foundation at your institution for planning for both the short- and long-term.
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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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

‘Colorblind-Spots’ in Campus DesignLocked

Planners and Architects Can Offer Solutions That Center on Social Justice
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
Educational leaders are noting that conventional campus design planning efforts have neglected to include the voices of historically underserved communities. Socio-spatial inquiry can help institutions offer an equity approach to inclusivity and authentic engagement.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Redefining Federal Work-Study ProgramsLocked

Support Students in Their Academic and Professional Success by Developing Their Career-Readiness Skills
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
The University of Missouri-Kansas City, by reinventing its campus Federal Work-Study (FWS) program (newly termed PRO Roos), committed to a goal of supporting student success through developing their career-readiness skills. FWS students were engaged in worthwhile campus employment that increased their sense of belonging within the university, enhanced their professional proficiencies, and prepared them for careers after graduation.
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Essentially ThereLocked

Higher Education Returns to Serve
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
There is a call for higher education institutions to think of ways that knowledge can be created and shared between people— credentialed and noncredentialed—more readily so that society can better handle adversities.
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一 V49N1 Full IssueLocked

October–December 2020
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
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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.
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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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Book Review: How University Budgets WorkLocked

From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
This book serves as a primer for establishing a baseline by which academic leaders can participate in conversations regarding finances at their institutions.
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De-Densifying Classrooms in the COVID-19 EraLocked

A Scalable and Accurate Non-Linear Model Projects New Distanced Space Capacities
From Volume 48 Number 4 | July–September 2020
Columbia College Chicago’s “logistic growth model,” a mathematical model that is adaptable to highly variable campus spaces, gives priority to human-centered solutions while also promoting physical and emotional well-being. It can flexibly accommodate instructors, teaching assistants, and students for different pedagogical uses and within different types of facilities.
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Book Review: The New American College TownLocked

Designing Effective Campus and Community Partnerships
From Volume 48 Number 4 | July–Sep 2020
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