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Where planning comes together. T​he power of SCUP is its community. We learn from one another, sharing how we’ve achieved success and, maybe more importantly, what we’ve learned from failure. SCUP authors, produces, and curates thousands of resources to help you prepare for the future, overcome challenges, and bring planning together at your college or university.
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Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #8

Normal Business Doesn’t Stop: Maintaining Operations while Expanding Services
Published 2020
Colorado State University Provost and Executive Vice President Rick Miranda shares what his team learned during their COVID-19 response: upgrading their teams’ ability to communicate regularly was what kept things moving forward, allowing critical everyday elements to proceed without interruption.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Fighting Fire With FireLocked

Reinvigorating the Language of American Universities
From Volume 46 Number 3 | April–June 2018
Might academia co-opt the concepts and language of the corporate world, repurposing them to meet the actual (and traditional) ends of our higher education institutions?
Conference Presentations

Align Processes and Foster Collaboration to Streamline Planning Engagement

Published 2018
The newly consolidated Augusta University implemented an annual planning and resource alignment process to streamline procedures and integrate strategic efforts across the institution.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Is a Capital Project on Your Plate?Locked

A Guide to Developing Effective Places for Teaching and Learning
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Here are eight steps proven to help planners navigate the complexities and avoid the pitfalls that are too often part of the process when planning and funding capital projects.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

College Affordability and Institutional Pricing PoliciesLocked

From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
Institutions would do well to make their complex pricing policies more clear to students and families to help them understand how a higher education is more affordable than most people believe.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Beyond the HeadlinesLocked

The Mechanics of a Tuition Reset
From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
Might a tuition reset be right for your institution? This article is a behind-the-scenes look at the yearlong process of a tuition reset at Rosemont College.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Engaged Institutions, Responsiveness, and Town-Gown RelationshipsLocked

Why Deep Culture Change Must Emphasize the Gathering of Community Feedback
From Volume 43 Number 4 | July–September 2015
Campus planners cannot discern the future requirements of their host communities if they do not know what those stakeholders want and need from their local institutions of higher learning.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Dealing With the PressLocked

From Volume 26 Number 3 | Spring 1998

Integrated Planning Glossary

Words matter. In higher education, each unit often has its own language—acronyms, jargon, and connotations. A glossary can help college and university planning start on the right foot.