Higher ed leaders from across the nation are meeting in Washington, D.C. July 9, 2017 – July 12, 2017 for the SCUP-52 to discuss how they’re changing traditions. The silos are coming down. Planning on campus is crossing traditional boundaries and new partnerships are being formed. Accreditation, assessment, budget planning, student success, and more is being looked at holistically. These conversations are making a difference for the future of higher ed.

The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is a community of higher education leaders responsible for the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. As planners, they advocate that with a culture of planning on a campus, an institution can be prepared for the changes that will inevitably impact the students, faculty and administration. While no strategic plan is resistant to change, with the support of an integrated planning practice, a campus’s strategic execution can be responsive to change in a manner that ultimately ensures student success and the long-term viability of an institution.

SCUP’s membership of more than 5,100 individuals represents higher education institutions and private sector organizations around the world. Members represent the areas of institutional planning, academic planning, finance and budgeting, administration, institutional research, IT, and campus and master planning who are charged with planning for the future of colleges and universities and the success of their students.

SCUP’s mission is to develop individual and organizational planning capacities to strengthen and transform institutions of higher education.

Check out some snapshots from our first full day!

SCUP 2017 Kicks Off! (click for video)

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