Building Emerging Leaders in Higher Education Planning
Q: Who is eligible to apply?
Eligible applicants must be affiliated with a college or university, either as a student, employee, or both. International applicants are welcome to apply. New! There are no age restrictions on applicants.
Q: When does the application process open?
Online Submissions Open: November 21, 2016
Online Submissions Close: January 31, 2017
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants will be notified of selection outcomes by March 31, 2017.
Q: When does the SCUP Fellows year begin?
The SCUP Fellows year will begin on July 1, 2017 and will conclude on July 15, 2018. SCUP Fellow projects must be completed by March 31, 2017 to prepare for presentation at SCUP’s annual conference.
Q: What is required of a SCUP Fellow?
SCUP Fellow Project
During their SCUP Fellow project year, fellows execute the project that they outlined in their SCUP Fellow application. They are assigned a SCUP member mentor who serves as a resource throughout their project and facilitates the Fellow’s engagement within the organization.
The learning outcomes from the project are delivered in these formats:
Q: How are SCUP Fellows Selected?
Members of SCUP’s Professional Development Committee (PDC) select SCUP Fellows. PDC members look for research projects that will bring a fresh perspective to higher education planning. Projects that address academic planning or institutional effectiveness are especially encouraged this year.
Q: What kind of planning interests SCUP?
Projects should contribute to SCUP’s knowledge base of integrated planning. Integrated planning builds relationships, aligns the institution, and emphasizes preparedness for change. It bridges institutional divisions so that all efforts—from the president’s office to student affairs to academic departments to administrative units—work together to support an institution’s priorities, goals, and mission.
Below are some of the planning types our members engage in. Fellows are encouraged to be creative and cross planning disciplines as they design their research project.
|Academic Planning||International Campuses|
|Accreditation||Landscape and Open Space|
|Campus Heritage/ Historic Preservation||Master/Campus Planning|
|Community Relations/Town-Gown||Operational Planning|
|Enrollment Planning||Performance Measurement/Benchmarking|
|Facilities Planning||Project Management/Delivery|
|Facilities Design||Resource Planning|
|Libraries||Risk/Crisis Management & Preparedness|
|Governance and Leadership||Signage/Wayfinding|
|Information Technology||Space Management/Utilization|
|Institutional Change Management||Strategic Planning|
|Institutional Effectiveness||Student: Student Life, Student Affairs|
Q: What do fellows receive through the SCUP Fellows Program?
SCUP Fellows (or their employers) agree to cover their own expenses beyond that which the fellowship program provides.