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Planning for Higher Education Journal

‘Smart Change’ for Turbulent Times

Higher education faces a very real threat today. In confronting the fallout from COVID-19, colleges and universities are pushed toward making a transformative change. What will that require? A commitment to adaptation, innovation, change management, meeting the most critical student needs, and leaders who stand up to the challenges.
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5 Questions About the Future of Higher Education

Join Jim Downey, vice president of planning and institutional effectiveness at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and Nick Santilli, SCUP’s senior director of learning, as they use SCUP’s Fall 2020 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.
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5 Ways to Use Environmental Scanning

The practice of environmental scanning is often a first step in the strategic planning process. Typically, planning teams engage in an exhaustive analysis of the internal and external forces acting on the institution to set the planning context. But should scanning the internal and external environment be limited to the early phases of strategic planning?
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Resource and Planning Toolkit for Universities in Africa

There is a significant gap in the level of development of higher education processes and structures between the institutions of the developing world and the well-established universities of places like North America and Europe.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Change Agent Leadership

Change agent leadership must identify future trends and needs, lead change agendas, invest in what makes a difference, and remain authentic and courageous.
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Coffee Chat: Maker Movement

Amid the pandemic, makers on campuses across the world have pitched in by crafting 3-D printed face shields, ventilator components, and other life-saving innovations. The value of the maker movement is apparent; but how do we adjust maker spaces to a quarantined, social-distancing world? SCUP members Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham and Heather Taylor moderated this discussion.
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Coffee Chat: Moving Online

Transitioning to a Learning Management System (LMS) has been one of the most significant challenges an institution will manage, even prior to the unique challenges emerging around the COVID-19 pandemic. Doug Murphy, Dean of Operations at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, has overseen several LMS transitions in his career, and moderated this discussion.
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Coffee Chat: Planning for an Uncertain Future

Campuses and businesses share a common challenge—business continuity in a new landscape. How is it working? How do we plan for an uncertain future? Where should we invest and prioritize? SCUP members Deborah Shepley and John White moderated this discussion.
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Coffee Chat: Speculating Higher Education Priorities & Trends Post Pandemic

From Ayers Saint Gross, Jessica Leonard, Associate Principal, and Laura Hall, Associate, moderated this Coffee Chat on how will the COVID-19 pandemic might impact higher education.
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Coffee Chat: The Physical-Virtual Nature of Learning Design

The COVID-19 disruption will accelerate the connection of the physical campus to the virtual learning experience. Planners who think of their campuses as large, interactive gameboards designed to connect students and faculty with virtually integrated architecture will have an advantage. Gaming gives us planning clues to build now for our learning demands. SCUPers Brady Mick and Lauren Della Bella moderated this discussion.
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Demographics, Defaults, Disillusionment, Disruption

This session will show how Innovation Theory can help institutions thrive in learning's new golden age rather than falling under the scythe of the industry's most daunting challenges, the most urgent of which is COVID-19.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Digitizing Education

As students work with virtual cohorts, classrooms evolve into totally flexible spaces using ubiquitous mobile technology to communicate anywhere, anytime.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

DIY U

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Higher Education’s Financial Trajectory

Moody's will discuss the financial outlook for the higher education sector over the next two years and beyond.
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Innovative Universities of the Future

In this session, a historian and an architect will share conceptual new forms for innovation, exploring structures for hybrid education and speculative designs from five 'reinvented' universities.
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Keynote | Katherine Newman

As the chief academic officer of the University of Massachusetts system and as a labor market sociologist, Katherine Newman will provide valuable insight on how global changes are affecting the academic, research, and public service mission of higher education.
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Keynote: Amidst Converging Storms | Part One

In the first of two keynotes focusing on higher education’s “perfect storm,” a cross-disciplinary panel will speak to their current challenges in opening their campuses this fall, whether it be in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid capacity.
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Keynote: Amidst Converging Storms | Part Two

In the second of two keynotes focusing on higher education’s “perfect storm”—the confluence of a global pandemic, financial crisis, shifting demographics, and a changing culture—a cross-disciplinary panel will discuss their integrated planning strategies for moving from a state of triage to transformation.
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Planning for the Virtual Learning Campus Landscape

This session will share stories and lessons learned from two institutions regarding their campus adaptations in an effort to improve student retention.
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Post-Pandemic Pivots

In this session, we’ll explore how to step back from moments of crisis and see them in perspective, as moments also brimming with opportunity to regroup, rethink our strategies and refocus our resources to lead.
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President’s Panel

In this session, three college and university presidents from the United States, Canada, and Europe will reflect on how we can transform and reimagine higher education for the future.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Prioritizing Campus Diversity Budgets

Researchers learned that if diversity initiatives were a strategic priority for an institution, the 2020 financial crisis did little to reduce budget allocations.
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Realizing the Distinctive University

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SCUP Fellow Presentation | Naming Issues on Campus

In this session, we’ll describe the trends, challenges, and opportunities related to re-naming and de-naming on campus.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Singapore and Mexico Are Inventing the 21st-Century Campus

At leading universities in Mexico and Singapore, bold shifts in pedagogy and planning are reimagining the very core of the college experience.
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Strategies for Engaging Faculty in Change

In difficult times, planning and the successful implementation of that planning requires the buy-in and support of a range of stakeholders—particularly the faculty. We interviewed Sandra Patterson-Randles, chancellor emerita and professor of English at Indiana University Southeast, to discuss how to best engage faculty in planning initiatives.
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Succeeding at Planning Survey Report

SCUP partnered with the Baker Strategy Group in 2015 to conduct a study with more than 2,200 leaders who plan at colleges and universities. Several themes emerged around planning challenges and how to respond, which are explored in this report.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The 2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of Community College Presidents

This is a reprint of a study by Gallup® and Inside Higher Ed published in April 2016.
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The Campus 2050 Initiative

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The Connected Campus

Campus environments play a vital role in student success. By making changes to their combination of spaces, institutions can respond to the shifts transforming higher education. Elliot Felix shares how colleges and universities can prepare for a more blended world by bringing together the digital and physical, enabling greater diversity and inclusion, and implementing flexible structures, staffing, space, and services. Sponsored Content: Knoll and brightspot strategy.
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The Future Campus

A panel of three institutions and a learning technologist will offer their diverse perspectives on these issues and how they're influencing the physical and virtual campus environment: an unprecedented pandemic; rapidly-accelerating climate change; a mobile technology-enabled society; and critical issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion
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The Higher Education Federal Policy Landscape

As we approach the first six months of a new administration and Congress, Terry Hartle, Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs at the American Council on Education, will provide perspective on the impact so far of the changes to the political landscape from the 2020 elections and the potential public policy road ahead for higher education and accreditation.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Next Great Wave in American Higher Education

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The Paradigm Shift for Higher Education

Join us to discuss the postsecondary education paradigm shift and its potential impact on our educational infrastructure, ecosystem, and role.
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The Planner’s Bookshelf: Entrepreneuring the Future of Higher Education

Join Lynn Priddy, president and CEO of Claremont Lincoln University, for a conversation with higher education futurist Mary Landon Darden, in which they explore—via Darden’s book—how a culture of entrepreneurism can lead higher education into a brighter and more sustainable future.
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The SCUP Academy Report 2013

This report synthesizes the trends observed by more than 90 members of SCUP’s planning academies through the 2012 fall concurrent session proposal review process for SCUP’s 2013 annual, international conference (SCUP–48).
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The SCUP Academy Report 2014

This report synthesizes the trends observed by more than 90 members of SCUP’s planning academies through the 2013 fall concurrent session proposal review process for SCUP’s 2014 annual, international conference (SCUP–49).
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Three Revolutions

In this session, we’ll unpack how higher education leaders can leverage integrated planning to get ready for and make the most of the compelling revolutions at hand.
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.
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Trends that Impact Higher Education Planning

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.
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Using SCUPs Campus Facilities Inventory (CFI) to Inform Your Integrated Planning

In this session, we will explore some of the findings from the 2021 CFI benchmarking and hear from a panel of institutions about changes they are making and using CFI data to inform their planning efforts.
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What If?

Two SCUP leaders use SCUP’s Trends for Higher Education report to explore five “What If?” questions, breaking down big trends and exploring how these trends might impact higher education.
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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.