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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.
Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: Speculating Higher Education Priorities & Trends Post Pandemic

Published 2020
Recorded April 29. From Ayers Saint Gross, Jessica Leonard, Associate Principal, and Laura Hall, Associate, moderated this Coffee Chat on how will the COVID-19 pandemic might impact higher education.
Webinar Recordings

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.
Webinar Recordings

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.
Webinar Recordings

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.
Webinar Recordings

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.
Webinar Recordings

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

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.
Conference Presentations

How a Substation Project Enabled a New Academic Research Building at Penn

Published 2020
This session will explore how the University of Pennsylvania is achieving new student learning and research spaces within an infrastructure project.
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