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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

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Northcentral University’s School of Business Succeeded in Integrated Strategic Planning in an All-Distance Environment
From Volume 48 Number 2 | January–March 2020
In the context of a fully online institution, how do you collaborate to strategically plan? You leverage online tools and techniques to keep widely distributed and separated-by-a-distance team members engaged in the process.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Guide for Optimizing Resource Allocation

Link Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Budgeting to Achieve Institutional Effectiveness
From Volume 48 Number 2 | January–March 2020
By connecting assessment, strategic planning, and budgeting processes, the real needs and priorities of an institution are revealed. Colleges and universities can adapt the provided, step-by-step framework to their own institutional structure and methods.
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Higher Education Should Pivot to a Game-Based Instruction Model
From Volume 48 Number 2 | January–March 2020
It’s time for the virtual gaming principles of enjoyment, autonomy, leadership, and curiosity to be designed into the higher education classroom experience. That’s because students, with their technological nativism, will soon be demanding the enhancement in order to be workforce and life ready.
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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.
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From Volume 48 Number 2 | January–March 2020
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Success of Active Learning Is About More Than the Space
From Volume 48 Number 2 | January–March 2020
Active learning spaces can be catalysts for improved teaching and learning. Yet the key to planning for and effectively implementing them on campus is faculty who are willing to change, accept, and evolve their instructional delivery.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Business Practices in Higher Education

A Guide for Today’s Administrators
From Volume 48 Number 2 | January–March 2020
Although the authors seem to write primarily for student affairs administrators, the book represents an important effort to meet the need for solid analysis for new generations of higher education leadership in all areas.
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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.
Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: Feeding and Comforting the Campus Community in a Pandemic

Published 2020
Recorded August 5. Join us for a discussion on food production and distribution in campus eateries during COVID-19. Questions regarding how the pandemic will influence the dining experience, the evolving menu of sustainable, healthy food, variety and choice, and how students come together to share a meal will be considered.
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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

Addressing the Financial Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. Effectively managing the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to institutional survival. This session will focus on retrenchment and even delve into the taboo issue of financial exigency. Join us to discuss short-term, medium-term, and long-term approaches to retrenchment and find out which solutions can most benefit your institution in this time of financial uncertainty.
Conference Presentations

Demographics, Defaults, Disillusionment, Disruption

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. This session will show how Innovation Theory can help institutions thrive in learning's new golden age rather than falling under the scythe of the industry's most daunting challenges, the most urgent of which is COVID-19. The theory-based framework we discuss will give you a new lens through which to analyze your challenges and guide your strategic decision making.
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