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5 Ways to Use Environmental Scanning

Published October 11, 2019
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?

Making the Connection: Championing Integrated Planning

Published June 12, 2019
At SCUP, we see our responsibility beyond just our current community, to the higher education community as a whole.

Planning For: Shared Autonomous Vehicles

Published November 1, 2019
Realistic planning for the operations and financing of SAVs will require cooperation between departments such as facilities, parking and transportation, finance, student affairs, and planning.

Get a Week’s Worth of Strategic Planning Done in One Day

Published August 9, 2019
In one eight-hour day, six teams came together to perform scanning, analysis, and prioritization activities, all toward one goal: setting “positive, but not delusional” strategic directions that would be the basis of the college’s strategic plan.

Conversations About Not Attempting the Impossible and Then Achieving It: The ASHEE Conference

Published December 4, 2019
Session after session I heard from many institutions on how they were tying integrated planning to sustainability initiatives. It became more apparent that higher education is acting on and recognizing the importance of developing cross-campus relationships that span (and move beyond) traditional boundaries.

SCUP’s New Board Chair

Published August 16, 2019
At SCUP, we know the future of planning relies on the strength of ideas and the passion of individuals that make up our community. It’s where planning comes together to unleash the promise and potential of higher ed. We’re excited to have Sarah Cantrell lead this charge. 

A Message from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair: Heather Bishop

Published December 18, 2019
Learn what's happening in the SCUP Mid-Atlantic Region.

Welcome! New Regional Council Chairs

Published September 16, 2019
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