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Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Call to Action for Student Success Analytics

Optimizing student success should be Institutional Strategy #1.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Multidimensional Strategy for Student Assessment

The results of a national study to propose several multidimensional planning models for institutional planners and researchers focus on developing, supporting, and using a number of important factors.
Webinar Recordings

Academic Program Portfolio Planning

In a competitive landscape, it is more important than ever to ensure the programs you offer align with demand in the market. We will discuss the data you need, and where to find it to evaluate market demand for academic programs, including critical data on student demand that is often overlooked.

This is part one of a three-part program series, “Integrated Planning to Build a Thriving Academic Program Portfolio.”

Planning for Higher Education Journal

American University of Beirut’s Meta-Assessment Framework

In a higher education setting, it is important to evaluate assessment processes, establish clear expectations, and efficiently make decisions. Doing so will support program and unit outcomes and periodic program and unit reviews, aligning with the institution’s strategic plan and optimizing budget allocation.
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An Analytics Handbook

Data is powerful but not if you don't know how to use it. This handbook is designed to help any higher ed leader unleash the power of data that is always available but seldom leveraged.
Conference Presentations

Analytics, Assessment, Award

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Balanced Scorecard Implementation in a School of Nursing

Implementing the balanced scorecard measurably improved the overall effectiveness of planning activities and increased individual involvement in and understanding of the strategic planning process.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Can You Trust Your Eyes?

Volumes of data are available to administrators to support decision-making. But that doesn’t mean that what’s been presented is accurate. When data are misused or misconstrued, senior leaders at higher education institutions may make the wrong conclusions, ineffective policies may be enacted, and students may not be successful in completing their academic goals.
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Collection: Employing Accreditation to Strengthen Planning and Drive Improvement

Accreditation holds far more potential for an organization's strategic and academic planning than most colleges and universities realize. This collection of SCUP resources includes an introduction to accreditation along with examples of how institutions intentionally employ accreditation at multiple levels to strengthen planning and drive improvement.
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Collection: Linking Resource Allocation to Planning and Assessment

Integrated planning is important, but it's not enough—plans must be linked to budgeting and assessment in order to create real change and progress. This collection of SCUP resources will help you learn how to link these three essential processes.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Connecting the Dots

Calls for accountability, outcomes assessment, evidence of institutional performance, and student success must be answered by integrated planning and decision making across higher education.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Assessment

The guiding principles of institutions that have established a culture of assessment can be described as internally driven.
Conference Presentations

Critical Concepts and Trends in Assessment, Accreditation, and Program Review

This session will help you define assessment-related terms (i.e. goals, outcomes, objectives, standards, etc.) and will provide an overview of assessment and accreditation trends that could impact your institution.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Dueling Scorecards

Learn from this in-depth comparison of the “balanced scorecards” implemented by two small institutions.
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Flossing

This session shares how one institution efficiently integrated and aligned planning and assessment activities with accreditation standards and cycles.
Conference Presentations

Higher Ed’s Missing Link

We'll share our metrics-based planning framework—that's producing remarkable outcomes—and explain how you can apply this concept at your institution.
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Integrating Higher Education Planning and Assessment

Using their extensive experience on the University of Delaware campus, the authors give numerous examples of the integrated nature of planning. Intended for anyone on campus who is involved with the planning or accrediting process.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Keep on Keepin’ on

A support program for low-income and/or single-mother students to improve their persistence and retention was revisited 15 years after it had been launched at Charter Oak State College. Did follow-up with the graduates show that the effort had aided the former participants in obtaining their college degree? Had the collaboration between the institution’s Academic Services, Enrollment Management, and Financial Aid departments—and the support they offered—help the students to persevere? Based on survey results, was the program still of value, and what improvements needed to be made?
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Mission-Aligned Online Academic Programs at US Jesuit Institutions

A custom survey measured the process maturity involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating online offerings that reflected the principles of Ignatian Pedagogy.
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Planning for: Changes in Accreditation

Accreditation is rapidly changing, creating new challenges and opportunities for colleges and universities. We interviewed Lynn Priddy, executive advisor and provost emeritus at National American University, to discuss these challenges and opportunities and how institutions can prepare.
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Planning for: Effective Data Analytics

Interview with Colleen Carmean, former associate vice chancellor for academic innovation, University of Washington-Tacoma, about effectively using data to improve teaching, learning and business operations.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Streamlining the Process of Student Success and Persistence

A combination of course prerequisite simplification and focused efforts by academic advising and tutoring services, when and where needed most, can substantially improve student achievement and degree attainment.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Trends in Accreditation

Dr. Lynn Priddy answers questions posed by education writer Stephen G. Pelletier related to changes in accreditation and their effect on institutions and students.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Using Big Data

Over the last three decades, the University of Texas at El Paso has refined its planning system and integrated metrics within a comprehensive planning framework—to produce dramatic outcomes.
Conference Presentations

What You Want to Know About Assessment But Are Afraid to Ask

This session will help you define assessment-related terms and will provide an overview of assessment and accreditation trends that could impact your institution.