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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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Coffee Chat: Scenario Planning

Published 2020
Recorded April 24. Jim Downey, VP for planning and institutional effectiveness at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and Chris McCord, acting executive VP and provost, Northern Illinois University, moderated this Coffee Chat on Scenario Planning.
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Voices from the Field: Episode #3

From Crisis to Collaboration and Creativity
Published 2020
Mike Martin, Associate Dean Science, Math, and Health at John Carroll University discusses how the administration addressed the first few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis and how they have creatively shifted gears with students and faculty toward what’s next.
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Voices from the Field: Episode #2

Business is Not So Usual at a (Mostly) Online Institution During COVID-19
Published 2020
Cynthia Tweedell, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Ohio Christian University talks about how this faith-based institution with a personal touch is working through the transition for students, athletes, and summer programs.
Report

Integrated Planning in a VUCA Environment

Advice You Need in the Age of COVID-19
Published 2020
For many institutions, institutional viability and constituents’ health and wellbeing are the most pressing concerns—strategic plans are no longer top of mind. How to move forward? SCUP suggests that the principles of good planning serve as a blueprint for responding to COVID-19.
Report

Fostering Innovation on Ohio’s Co-Located Campuses Through Collaborative Planning

Published 2020
This is the SCUP Fellow Research Project Final Report for the 2018–2019 program.

This research project investigates whether co-located institutions, specifically, and competing institutions of higher education, more generally, could use the concept of “collaborative planning” to achieve mutual success.
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Voices from the Field: Episode #1

How Data Can Power Crisis Response and Accreditation Insights During COVID-19
Published 2020
William Knight, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Miami University, addresses how his team has developed data dashboards for administration and faculty to provide insight into Learning Management System (LMS) use, enrollment projections, and overall student access and success.
Conference Presentations

Mid-century Make-over

Creating a 21st Century Learning Center and Student Hub
Published 2020
As part of repositioning for the 21st century, Drexel University renovated the Korman Center, a 1950s library, and the academic quad to serve as a 24/7 student hub and interdisciplinary academic study center that encourages student collaboration.
Conference Presentations

Delivering on Vision

Princeton’s New Lake Campus
Published 2020
South of its historic campus, Princeton is expanding into land that has been preserved for the past century to build its Lake Campus, a new center for research, discovery, recreation, and student life.
Conference Presentations

Planning with Athletics

Balancing Program Demand with Campus Mission and Culture
Published 2020
This session will help you find athletics facilities solutions that benefit your entire campus community and reinforce your institutional mission through understanding the issues facing athletics and identifying new strategic associations.
Conference Presentations

Emerging Credentials

A Framework to Define and Measure the Quality of Non-degree Credentials
Published 2020
This session will discuss a conceptual framework for defining and measuring non-degree credential quality as well as policy and practice.
Conference Presentations

Sustainability and Resiliency

The Rider University Energy Master Plan
Published 2020
This session will discuss Rider University's energy master plan, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 through integrating facility management and future campus development as well as incorporating energy conservation and generation options.
Conference Presentations

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Collaborative Campus

Transformation through Ecological Planning
Published 2020
This session will deliver a methodology for rethinking campus culture and infrastructure to meet climate change challenges. We will share techniques for shifting traditional campuses to educational institutions that safeguard the planet and its people.
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