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Trends that Impact Higher Education Planning

Insights from SCUP’s Fall Trends in Higher Education Report

There are a multitude of internal and external forces that impact higher education, but how can you be intentional about examining and understanding these trends? From demographic shifts to political charges to social movements, the evolving economy and technology, regular environmental scanning will inform decisions around your strategic plan development or plan implementation.

Join Jim Downey, former vice president for planning and institutional effectiveness at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and senior strategy consultant, and Nick Santilli, former provost at John Carroll University and SCUP’s senior director of learning strategy, as they use SCUP’s Fall 2021 Trends for Higher Education report to explore “What If?” questions in a practical format that will allow your team to pinpoint areas for institutional advancement.

This webinar is a must for anyone serving in a planning capacity in higher education, be it academic, institutional research, institutional effectiveness, campus planning, student affairs, etc.


Jim Downey, senior strategy consultant
Nicholas Santilli, Senior Director of Learning Strategy, Society for College and University Planning

Recorded September 20, 2021.

Related resource: SCUP’s Fall 2021 Trends for Higher Education report.

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