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The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is a community of higher education leaders responsible for the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. As planners, we advocate that with a culture of planning on a campus, an institution can be prepared for the changes that will inevitably impact the students, faculty and administration. While no strategic plan is resistant to change, with the support of an integrated planning practice, a campus’s strategic execution can be responsive to change in a manner that ultimately ensures student success and the long-term viability of an institution.

SCUP’s membership of more than 5,100 individuals represents higher education institutions and private sector organizations around the world. Members represent the areas of institutional planning, academic planning, finance and budgeting, administration, institutional research, IT, and campus and master planning who are charged with planning for the future of colleges and universities and the success of their students.

SCUP’s mission is to develop individual and organizational planning capacities to strengthen and transform institutions of higher education.

SCUP In the News

Learning By Design (Summer 2018)
Learning By Design (Spring 2018) 
Green Corner: Get informed during Rider's Campus Sustainability Day
The Rider News - Rider University (October 26, 2017) 
Colleges Lag Behind in IT, but They're Improving
GoodCall (Young, September 28, 2017)
Integrated Planning and the Physical Campus 
Learning By Design (Moss, Fall 2017)
Proliferating Partnerships
Inside Higher Ed (July 14, 2017)
Community Colleges Viewing Workforce Development Through Regional Lens
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education  (July 11, 2017)
Technical training prepares graduates for the automation era   
EducationDive (Maves and Wilczynski, March 15, 2017)
Training Students to Outpace Automation    
The Atlantic (Deruy, March 10, 2017)
Sustainable Campus Development
Architectural Record (November 2016)
Engaging on Purpose in Higher Education
EDUCAUSE REVIEW (January 11, 2016)

Topics of Expertise

​SCUP members and senior staff are expert sources of information on many topics related to planning issues on campus. 

Integrated planning is a sustainable approach to planning that builds relationships, aligns the organization, and emphasizes preparedness for change.

Institutional Leadership & Planning

  • Strategic planning  
  • Unit planning alignment

Academic Planning

  • Academic Business Plans 
  • Enrollment Growth and Revenue Projection
  • Faculty Contributions to Mission
  • Department Dashboards
  • Curriculum Planning
  • The Delaware Study (comparison to national norms)
  • Planning and Accreditation 

Information Technology Planning

  • Infrastructure planning

Learning space design

  • Distance and hybrid learning spaces

Resource and Budget Planning

  • Integrating planning and budgeting

Facilities, Campus and Master Planning

  • Analysis of environment and understanding institutional needs
  • Spaces to support the strategic plan
  • Space utilization and data analysis
  • Research and specialized spaces
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Learning Space Design

Key SCUP Initiatives

For general information or to talk to someone in our areas of expertise, please contact Kathleen Benton, associate director, strategic alliances,, 734.669.3271.​




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