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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.
Conference Presentations

Planning for the Future of the Smart Campus

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered expectations on campuses everywhere, fundamentally disrupting every aspect of academic institutions with unknown long-term consequences. This session will draw from foresight analysis and interviews with campus leaders to consider the necessary adjustments to pedagogy, learning spaces, and emerging technologies and recommend appropriate planning and design approaches for navigating the year(s) ahead.
Conference Presentations

President’s Session | Every Student’s Dream Matters

Lorain County Community College’s Vision for Student Success
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. Lorain County Community College (LCCC) built its culture of student success upon strategies that include a broad community-based strategic planning process, transparent dialogue about institutional data, an organizational structure that fosters responsiveness, and strategic finance principles that align resources with mission. Come learn how LCCC identifies game-changing innovations and aligns resources to bring them to scale.
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Cleveland State University Campus Tour

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. The Washkewicz College of Engineering added over 100,000 GSF (gross square feet) to the existing 200,000 GSF building, completed in 2018. The building has become an icon for the college with modern lab and teaching spaces, as well as, for the university because its location serves as an entrance to the campus being on the campus edge in downtown Cleveland.
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Best Practices for Instructional Continuity During Short-Term Disruptions

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. This session will showcase best practices for instructional continuity for most short-term disruptions. We will cover different types of disruptions and modalities of instruction (on-campus and online). You will take back communication strategies, planning tips, and best practices to create a plan to deal with short-term disruptions at your institution.
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Improve Implementation and Innovation With Project Management

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. We will share how University of Illinois has introduced project management tools and processes to help stakeholders implement plans and use resources more effectively. You'll learn how providing a defined path from idea to implementation ensures initiatives are evaluated and prioritized, resources are deployed effectively, and projects are supported correctly.
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Pandemic Space Planning for Now and the Long Term

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. This session will address fundamental questions regarding COVID-19 space planning and utilization—both now and in the future. We will share approaches and tools to fulfill your institution's space needs in the current pandemic, and discuss how the pandemic may influence long-term campus space planning.
Conference Presentations

The Empowered University

Shared Leadership for Academic Success and Crisis Management
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. Freeman A. Hrabowski III has led a transformation of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) from a young, regional institution to an innovative research university. In this opening keynote, he discusses his new book, The Empowered University, which probes the ways in which an empowering culture and shared leadership enable a campus to tackle tough issues when times are good and manage challenges when crises emerge.
Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: Tracking the External Environment

The SCUP Spring Trends Report
Published 2020
Recorded July 15. Join Nick Santilli and Jim Downey for a conversation that will highlight the SCUP Spring Trends and SCUP Trends for Canada reports. Scanning the external environment is a key factor in keeping your institution nimble and change-ready—two facets necessary for effective institutional planning. These documents are essential tools for strategic planning, scenario planning, and contingency planning.
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Developing a Nimble and Change-Ready Planning Culture

Published 2020
Recorded July 15. Panelists Nick Santilli from SCUP and Larry Squarini and Tony Adam from SPOL discuss how integrated planning can help develop a robust culture and take a deep dive into strategic, operational, continuity, and scenario planning.

This part three of the series, “Planning in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Reviving Your Strategic Planning Process.”

Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #20

Opportunity Amid Disruption
Published 2020
Recorded June 29. Hear how Grand Valley State University’s Loren Rullman frames the changes COVID-19 brings to student life, using the word “more”—more technology, more options, more outside-the-box thinking, and more action and cultural change—as we look ahead to the transformation of campuses for fall and beyond.
Webinar Recordings

Strategic Planning Responses to the Pandemic

Published 2020
Recorded July 9. In this webinar, Jean Robinson from University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Dave Proulx from Rhode Island School of Design share how their campuses have been planning for this fall, and reflect on the impacts today’s urgent decision making could bring to the future campus.

This is part of the series “Less Talk, More Action: Tactical Topics to Return to Campus.”

Webinar Recordings

The Power of Integrated Planning

An Overview of the SCUP Planning Institute
Published 2020
Recorded July 8. Join two expert facilitators for an overview of SCUP’s Planning Institute, the premiere professional development experienced designed to build your capacity to apply an integrated planning strategy on your campus. You'll learn about how integrated planning creates “a sustainable approach to planning that builds relationships, aligns the organization, and emphasizes preparedness for change,” and have the chance to try exercises from each of the three workshops.
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