Take your institution to a new level by using an integrated planning approach.
Exchange ideas, ask questions, and learn best practices from leaders on and off campus.
Make connections that will save you time and money.
While SCUP programs and publications focus on the many different types of planning required for colleges and universities to meet institutional goals, SCUP believes:
The academic plan should serve as the hub of all planning done on campus, and
All planning done on campus should have as a primary goal the enhancement of the learning environment.
What Does SCUP Offer?
An integrated plan. Integrated planning should serve as a road map, guiding your campus toward specific outcomes that support its mission and vision. Good planning sounds simple, but it isn't. Integrated planning is half art and half science. There are many roadblocks to overcome, not the least of which is resistance to change and the lack of resources. But, integrated planning is critical to your institution's effectiveness.
A good plan ensures you’re doing the right work, pursuing the right goals, and doing it the best way when there are always other ways to use your institution's limited resources.
SCUP exists to help its members understand how to bring the best integrated planning to their campuses. Planning sounds so simple but it is difficult do well. Success is the result of a good plan.
“SCUP provides a breadth of opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning and networking with experts in a wide range of roles — from college and university operations to planning. Its educational resources are a great way to stay current on planning best practices as well as emerging societal trends impacting our higher education environments.”
"SCUP offers me the opportunity to meet and learn from colleagues who experience the same challenges and hurdles that I do."
Kris Eric Olsen | Vice President of Campus Planning and Operations | Chapman University | Orange, CA
"SCUP is a unique and dynamic organization that brings together higher education professionals, service providers, and thought leaders who bring multiple perspectives and experiences, yet share a singular focus: using planning to improve and enhance the higher education landscape."
Robin Dasher-Alston | Senior Advisor, Accreditation Services | Cooley LLP | Washington, DC
"SCUP is an indispensable higher education organization. It has helped the institutions I've worked with to understand and implement integrated planning, complete effective master planning, transition to mobile computing, and become educated about emerging trends."
David Agazzi | Consultant, Financial and Master Planning | Oakton Community College | Des Plaines, IL