Resource Allocation

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6 Integrated Planning Strategies and Tips We Learned at SCUP 2023

Every year at SCUP’s annual conference, over 1,000 of higher education’s leaders and innovators gather to share how they are advancing integrated planning at their college or university. Out of the wealth of tools, strategies, and tips shared at SCUP 2023, which took place earlier this month in Cleveland, here are six that stood out.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Guide for Optimizing Resource Allocation

By connecting assessment, strategic planning, and budgeting processes, the real needs and priorities of an institution are revealed. Colleges and universities can adapt the provided, step-by-step framework to their own institutional structure and methods.
Conference Presentations

Align Processes and Foster Collaboration to Streamline Planning Engagement

The newly consolidated Augusta University implemented an annual planning and resource alignment process to streamline procedures and integrate strategic efforts across the institution.

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.
Conference Recordings

Developing Shared Metrics to Guide Multi-level Institutional Planning

This session will focus on the development and use of consistent metrics through the program review process and other key university processes to support integrated planning at the department, school, and university levels.

Planning and Resource Strategy for Higher Education

Doug and JoEllyn Fountain wrote the book they wish someone had handed them when they began working for eight years with a rapidly growing university in Uganda.
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.
Example Plans

Strategic Realignment of Resources Initiative

Website for a resource alignment initiative aligned with the institution’s strategic plan.
Conference Recordings

Strategic Resource Allocation

This session will focus on a proven process for fairly and holistically evaluating all current academic programs and support functions to assess their value and contribution to institutional success.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Survival of the Financially Fittest

Leaders must look closely at financial trends that may reveal signs of trouble—in the short or immediate term—and have the courage to act to address them.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Transforming Data into Meaningful Information

Leaders in two different accreditation regions share best practices and lessons learned from their integrated planning evolution and its impact on operational efficiency and student learning.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Visualization of Academic Efficiency and Productivity

The author describes a method to display a variety of quantitative information in a compact, easy-to-understand way, providing an analytical tool useful in analyzing and comparing the relative strengths and weaknesses of an academic unit over time or in comparison with others.
Conference Presentations

Your Resources

This session focuses on the need to employ a coordinated and aligned approach to planning, resource allocation, and assessment.