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May 7, 2014

SCUP Webinar
Campus Landscaping: Impact on Recruitment and Retention

May 20, 2014 | Winston-Salem State University | Winston-Salem, NC

SCUP 2014 Southern Symposium
Executing Campus Master Plans in Times of Shrinking Resources

May 23, 2014 | University of Calgary | Calgary, Alberta, (Canada)

SCUP 2014 Pacific Symposium
Higher Education Innovation in Challenging Times—An Integrated Approach

June 13, 2014 | George Mason University | Fairfax, VA
SCUP 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium
Learning Spaces Workshop – Mason’s New Exploratory Hall Learning Spaces

July 12–16, 2014 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, PA

Become a member of SCUP and enjoy full access to resources for bringing the best integrated planning to your campus.  Membership dues help support community resources like the Mojo, and advance SCUP's vision of being the premier organization for the advancement of integrated planning in higher education.  Thank you for your support!

. . . "Where else could I find an organization that brings together strategy, process, and application techniques for higher education planning? At its core, SCUP is an "integrated" community of experts, constantly sharing knowledge that has been tested"

Joseph T. Isaac, President, African Methodist Episcopal University

What Do Excellent Community Colleges Do?— Josh Wyner administers the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. This is an excerpt from his new book, What Excellent Community Colleges Do: Preparing all Students for Success, in which he speaks of Valencia College (the first recipient of the Aspen Prize) and its president, SCUP–47 (2012) plenary speaker Sanford Shugart. Buy this book at Amazon and SCUP will receive a small bit of revenue at no expense to you.

Establishing an organization that continuously drives toward excellent student outcomes also requires intentional efforts to build a strong culture. I have yet to see an exceptional community college that was built solely through the adoption of isolated programs. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Valencia College, in Orlando, Florida. Valencia has built a faculty professional development process–including a unique tenure system–entirely around improving student learning in the classroom. Most ten 

Most tenured faculty have come through this system, so there is now a pervasive culture built around professors and staff analyzing and adapting their practice to improve student outcomes.  

Related SCUP member resources include:

  • Sandy Shugart’s SCUP–47 plenary speech, “Changing Culture in Higher Education: The Real Planning Challenge” can be viewed as streaming video by logged-in SCUP members and SCUP–47 attendees.

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