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2030 Strategic Plan

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A Culture of Planning

Join us as we discuss the importance of academic planning and discuss tools and resources that will help your institution move forward.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Framework for Planning Organizational Diversity

Cox’s model is used to determine whether a unit is on its way to becoming an effective multicultural organization, highlighting strengths and areas for improvement.
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A Practical Guide to Strategic Planning in Higher Education

A resource for anyone engaged in college or university strategic planning, and an excellent primer for planning committees. This second edition also contains new strategies for using an institution’s strategic plan during times of institutional upheaval, and additional techniques for jump-starting various parts of the planning process.

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Academic Planning in a Political System

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Book Review: Big Data on Campus

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Breaking Barriers

The University of West Georgia, toward dismantling silo thinking and promoting a sense of ownership within the workplace, formed a cross-divisional group: The Barriers Team. It was part of an initiative to recognize and encourage employee engagement, develop operational efficiencies and effectiveness, and eliminate obstructions to staff success.
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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.
Webinar Recordings

Developing a Nimble and Change-Ready Planning Culture

Panelists Nick Santilli from SCUP and Larry Squarini and Tony Adam from SPOL discuss how integrated planning can help develop a robust culture and take a deep dive into strategic, operational, continuity, and scenario planning.

This is part three of the series, “Planning in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Reviving Your Strategic Planning Process.”

Conference Recordings

Education, Opportunity, and Justice in a Post-COVID World

No institution has escaped worrying about the wellbeing of staff, students, faculty and alumni; no school has gone untouched by the economic fallout of going online or staying in place; all anticipate new costs whether instruction is online or hybrid.
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Effective Use of Resources: SCUP–11 in Retrospect

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Effective Use of Resources: SCUP–11 in Retrospect

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Evaluating the Success of Strategic Change Against Kotter’s Eight Steps

In evaluating a change process, based on Kotter’s “eight steps” for transforming organizations, undertaken at an institution based, the authors find that “key insights about the future of the organization” came from all levels and all units within the institution.
Webinar Recordings

From Surviving to Thriving

Join us to learn how you can create a culture of strategy execution to prioritize tactical daily work with your institution's overall strategy, leading to greater stakeholder investment in your shared vision.
Example Plans

Futures Work

From April 2020, the institution’s president led faculty and staff in a rigorous planning and exploration process to ensure that the college remained accessible and thriving through the pandemic and beyond. This bridge plan document details the action steps resulting from that process.
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How Strategic Presidential Leadership and Institutional Culture Influenced Fund-Raising Effectiveness at Spelman College

An explanatory case study qualitatively examines Spelman College using the presidential leadership strategy, decision approaches, and preferred institutional culture types of three past presidents as the embedded units of analysis. Despite novel leadership strategies and unique decision approaches, each president's fund-raising initiatives were successful. Viewing fundraising through these lenses provides a good starting point for institutional planners desiring to develop a research agenda for more effective funding-raising campaigns.
Conference Presentations

How to Create a Welcoming Campus

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Institutional Politics and Planning

Political hustling is not necessarily the enemy of campus planning.
Conference Recordings

Keynote | Leading Innovation & Effective Culture Change

Jonah Berger offers audiences practical strategies for leading change in a clear and actionable way that encourages buy-in and drives results. If your organization is looking at getting change to catch on, this is a talk for you.
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Keynote: The Empowered University

Freeman A. Hrabowski III has led a transformation of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) from a young, regional institution to an innovative research university. In our opening keynote, he discusses how—by taking a hard look in the mirror, understanding strengths and weaknesses, assessing opportunities and challenges, and engaging in difficult conversations—an empowered campus can innovate in course redesign, group-based and experiential learning, entrepreneurship and civic engagement, academic inclusion, and faculty diversity.
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Managing Change from the Murky Middle

Middle managers are often blamed for change failure and portrayed as change resisters or saboteurs. However, what looks like obstructionist behavior could actually be the observable effects of role ambiguity.
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Promoting Engagement in Strategic Planning

Creating a positive, reflective, inclusive, and transparent institutional climate facilitated improved engagement in and ownership of strategic and departmental planning. The process of using FAST goals (frequently discussed, ambitious, specifically measured, and transparent) produced constructive outcomes.
Conference Recordings

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.
Conference Presentations

Setting the Table for Strategy and Culture to Dine Together

This session will explore how Georgia Tech is using a technique called appreciative inquiry to build a positive, productive culture through the strategy development and implementation process.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #17

While transitioning to a fully remote experience in response to the pandemic, rural Pennsylvania’s Juniata College stayed true to its founding tenets of peace, simplicity, and community. Provost Lauren Bowen talks about the liberal arts institution’s deliberate framing of the crisis response as a shift in format, encouraging each constituency to be mindful of its individual needs while managing connections and expectations.
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Voices from the Field: Episode #20

Hear how Grand Valley State University’s Loren Rullman frames the changes COVID-19 brings to student life, using the word “more”—more technology, more options, more outside-the-box thinking, and more action and cultural change—as we look ahead to the transformation of campuses for fall and beyond.