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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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Conference Presentations

Organizational Transformation to an Efficient Student-centered Service Model

Published 2019
We will show how to maintain a friendly warm-touch environment that leverages technology to streamline business processes, collect data, and utilize obtained data to cross train your team and improve productivity.
Report

Succeeding at Planning Survey Report

Results from the 2015 Survey of Higher Education Leaders
Published 2015
SCUP partnered with the Baker Strategy Group in 2015 to conduct a study with more than 2,200 leaders who plan at colleges and universities. Several themes emerged around planning challenges and how to respond, which are explored in this report.
Tool

Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement ToolkitLocked

Published 2019
This toolkit includes recommendations and worksheets to help you analyze your stakeholders and determine how to meaningfully engage them in the planning process.
Blog

5 Ways to Use Environmental Scanning

Published October 11, 2019
The practice of environmental scanning is often a first step in the strategic planning process. Typically, planning teams engage in an exhaustive analysis of the internal and external forces acting on the institution to set the planning context. But should scanning the internal and external environment be limited to the early phases of strategic planning?
Conference Presentations

Disruption is Upon Us

Integrated Planning is Your Superpower
Published 2019
This session will discuss sources of disruption and how integrated planning can help institutions prepare for all different types as well as acculturate change conversation on campus.
Conference Presentations

Building a Culture of High Performance, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement from a University System and Institutional Perspective

Published 2019
The President of two University System of Georgia (USG) universities during the process and initial implementation of Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR) will provide an institutional perspective and insight into building a culture of high performance with a focus on evidence-based leadership, accountability, and continuous improvement.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

If Tuition Rises . . .Locked

. . . Does Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Enrollment Plummet?
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
When the cost of American higher education goes up, access to economic opportunity, social mobility, and positive academic outcomes are, subsequently, restricted for students of color. Campus admissions and retention planning professionals are first witnesses to the inequality.
Video

What If?

5 Questions About the Future of Higher Education
Published 2020
Two SCUP leaders use SCUP’s Trends for Higher Education report to explore five “What If?” questions, breaking down big trends and exploring how these trends might impact higher education.
Blog

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.
Video

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.
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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.
Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #4

Empowering Underrepresented Students for the Long Term During Crisis and Contingency Planning
Published 2020
Pat McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC, discusses how her all-women’s undergrad program is maintaining support for underrepresented students.
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