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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

Help Wanted: Chief Coherency Officer

From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
An institutional effectiveness office headed by a chief coherency officer may be just what’s needed to support integrated, comprehensive strategies that foster student success and support institutional performance.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Developing a Benchmarking Survey for Academic Members of an International AcademyLocked

How to Create and Refine Tools and Collect Data for Measuring Performance
From Volume 47 Number 2 | January–March 2019
Toward sharing metrics between institutions and their academic programs, we discuss ways to identify critical components to be measured, navigate process challenges, and transfer knowledge.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Application of the Balanced Scorecard in Higher EducationLocked

Opportunities and Challenges
From Volume 40 Number 4 | July–September 2012
An evaluation of balance scorecard implementation at the College of St. Scholastica.
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Creating and Sustaining a Culture of AssessmentLocked

From Volume 38 Number 2 | January–March 2010
The guiding principles of institutions that have established a culture of assessment can be described as internally driven.
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Planning and Assessment in Higher EducationLocked

Demonstrating Institutional Effectiveness
From Volume 38 Number 2 | January–March 2010
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Reference Group Formation Using the Nearest Neighbor MethodLocked

From Volume 41 Number 2 | January–March 2013
A case study is used to demonstrate this robust and flexible methodology for identifying reference institutions for benchmarking.
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Benchmarking and Organizational ChangeLocked

From Volume 41 Number 2 | January–March 2013
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Connecting Your Institution’s Achievements to Demonstrate a Culture of ComplianceLocked

From Volume 41 Number 3 | March–May 2013
Achieving the goals of a strategic plan will provide an institution with directly correlated evidence of compliance.
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How to Support Successful Institutional Planning

What does it take to succeed at integrated planning in higher education? We surveyed over 94,000 college and university professionals. Here’s what they said makes a difference.
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Integrated Planning Glossary

Do you call it a “goal,” “objective,” or “priority”? The terms used to describe planning vary from campus to campus. That’s why it’s critical that your college or university creates a shared language around planning that everybody understands. The SCUP Integrated Planning Glossary gives you a place to start.
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Closing the Accountability Gap for Public Universities: Putting Academic Departments in the Performance LoopLocked

From Volume 34 Number 1 | September–November 2005
Accountability programs become increasingly invisible on campus below the vice presidential level and academic departments are often left entirely out of the loop. That creates a disabling disconnect among societal concerns, institutional goals, and departmental aspirations. Adopting feedback loops with common departmental indicators can enhance accountability without threatening the unique nature of higher education institutions.
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Closing in on Faculty Productivity MeasuresLocked

From Volume 24 Number 2 | Winter 1995–1996
Planners in Delaware have developed some promising first measures for this much-discussed topic.
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