Webinar Recordings

The Relationship between Accreditation and Integrated Planning

2019–2020 SCUP Fellow Sue Gerber—Research Presentation
Delivered October 29, 2020
Presented by Sue Gerber, SCUP Fellow 2019–2020, New Jersey City University | Lynn Priddy, National American University-Rapid City | Nick Santilli, Society for College and University Planning
Planning Types: Academic Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
New Jersey City University

In the current higher education climate, the importance of integrated planning cannot be overstated. Accreditors and planners can work together to assist institutions develop a culture of integrated planning. This discussion explores the findings from a year-long SCUP Fellows Research Project on the relationship between integrated planning and accreditation. Using the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as a case study and the SCUP integrated planning maturity model as a framework, we discuss potential synergies to support institutional planning.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Reflect upon the relationship of planning and accreditation—and which pushes which—at your institution.
  2. Recognize the way elements of an integrated planning culture can play out on a campus.
  3. Identify opportunities to connect accreditation and integrated planning.


Sue Gerber

SCUP Fellow 2019–2020
Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness
New Jersey City University

Nick Santilli (Moderator)

Senior Director of Learning Strategy
Society for College and University Planning

Lynn Priddy (Moderator)

Executive Advisor and Provost Emeritus
National American University-Rapid City

Recorded October 29, 2020.