Strategies for Engaging Faculty in Change
Published February 22, 2021
In difficult times, planning and the successful implementation of that planning requires the buy-in and support of a range of stakeholders—particularly the faculty. We interviewed Sandra Patterson-Randles, chancellor emerita and professor of English at Indiana University Southeast, to discuss how to best engage faculty in planning initiatives.
Preparing for the Post-Pandemic World
(or, what to do when VUCA Strikes!)
Published April 22, 2021
Well, that didn’t go as planned. Let’s face it, 2020 was one of the most volatile years in world history. We now find ourselves digging out from the impact of the global pandemic and thinking, “What next?” To be honest, volatility is not new to higher education. In fact, a measure of volatility is commonplace in the higher education environment. Just over a year ago, the sector was obsessively focused on the enrollment cliff, the higher education business model, and free speech. We’ve added to this list a worldwide pandemic, calls for social and racial justice, cancel culture, and waves of natural disasters.
Planning for: Changes in Accreditation
Published October 2, 2020
Accreditation is rapidly changing, creating new challenges and opportunities for colleges and universities. We interviewed Lynn Priddy, executive advisor and provost emeritus at National American University, to discuss these challenges and opportunities and how institutions can prepare.
Announcing New SCUP Board Members
Published April 24, 2020
Now more than ever, effective leaders must be in place to position SCUP for its place in our new world.
It is our pleasure to announce the SCUP community’s election of two new members and one returning member to the SCUP Board of Directors. They were elected by the association’s membership for a three-year term starting in July 2020.
Planning for: Professional Development for Online Faculty
Published April 6, 2020
Interview with Dr. Joel Domingo, Associate Professor and Chair, Research Institute, City University of Seattle (formerly Academic Program Director/Associate Professor of the online Ed.D. in Leadership Program).
Connecting the SCUP Community – COVID-19
Published March 24, 2020
The word “pandemic” changed everything causing significant disruption in our day-to-day living and expectations. In this unprecedented time, it is even more important than ever that we keep our connections alive as we support one another and help higher education develop the solutions that will ensure our students and institutions continue to thrive.
As part of the SCUP community, there are a number of virtual tools at your disposal to use to stay connected.
Ways to Connect With SCUP Peers During COVID
Published March 13, 2020
We are a community where planning comes together, and I know that our professional work and connections create relationships that transcend the plan. We have heard many of you are leading crisis management activities on campuses. Then there are the thousands of you supporting the institutions, having tough conversations in an effort to partner on what’s next. It’s remarkable to see how a crisis activates the best of humanity and reminds us of the power of the SCUP community.
Crisis brings questions and the need to connect with a supportive community. We have two tools at your disposal to connect with SCUP members.
Planning for: Allergen-Free Dining
Published February 28, 2020
Nearly half of all college students today avoid at least one food allergen, according to a report listed in our Spring 2020 issue of Trends in Higher Education
. As the number of students with disclosed food allergies continues to rise, allergen-free dining has become a key consideration in creating a healthy and inclusive campus—as well as in recruitment and retention efforts.
Recently, Michigan State University opened an allergen-free dining hall on its campus called Thrive. We caught up with Gina Keilen, Registered Dietitian, Culinary Services, at Michigan State to learn more about the planning process and how her team’s efforts are positively impacting the campus community.
Planning for: Effective Data Analytics
Published February 25, 2020
Interview with Colleen Carmean, former associate vice chancellor for academic innovation, University of Washington-Tacoma, about effectively using data to improve teaching, learning and business operations.
It’s Time to Join the Band
Published February 13, 2020
Where does the SCUP community come together to “join the band?”