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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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Example Plans

Strategic Plan Locked

Private Doctoral/Research University (DC, United States)

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Webinar Recordings

5 Questions About the Future of Higher Education

Published 2020
Join Jim Downey, vice president of planning and institutional effectiveness at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and Nick Santilli, SCUP’s senior director of learning, as they use SCUP’s Fall 2020 Trends for Higher Education report to explore “What If?” questions in a practical format that will allow your team to pinpoint areas for institutional advancement.
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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa Locked

Strategic Planning and Policy
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
The book describes the author’s work over the past thirty years advising governments and universities in eight countries, providing case studies that focus on the challenges, failures, and successes in planning for change at twelve universities. The author explores themes, policies, and strategies that emerged, and provides widely applicable lessons for bringing about change, especially in using strategic planning as the vehicle for it.
Example Plans

Academic Plan, Information Technology Plan, Master Plan, Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, Strategic Plan Locked

Public Associate’s College (CA, United States)
The institution displays their list of institutional plans in a clickable infographic that shows them in the context of the long-range planning cycle and the annual cycle.

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Example Plans

Strategic Plan Locked

Public Doctoral/Research University (OK, United States)
The university's 2015 strategic plan in brief, listing its mission, vision, core values, and core goals and related strategies.

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Blog

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.
Example Plans

Strategic Plan Locked

Public Master’s College or University (VA, United States)
The institution’s 2018 strategic plan was launched by its new president in 2016, kicking off a collaborative process involving constituents both on and off campus. The plan describes detailed goals and strategies around six focal areas.

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Conference Presentations

The Kitchens

How a Culinary Arts Program Supports Community Revitalization
Published 2021
In this session, you'll learn how RCC delivers culinary workforce training and academic programs in a satellite facility at the heart of a poverty-concentrated area, pushing back economic isolation and promoting learning and health.
Conference Presentations

President’s Panel

Transforming and Reimagining Higher Education for the Future
Published 2021
In this session, three college and university presidents from the United States, Canada, and Europe will reflect on how we can transform and reimagine higher education for the future.
Example Plans

Strategic Plan Locked

Private Master’s College or University (AL, United States)
The university’s strategic plan details five broad goals with supporting strategies and measures for success. Focus centers on student success and leveraging technology for the 21st-century learning experience.

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Tool

Reviewing and Updating Your Mission Statement

Published 2021
This toolkit will walk you through the steps of evaluating your current mission statement, facilitating the key conversations and decisions that underpin an effective mission statement, and writing a mission statement that serves your institution.
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