Higher education leaders agree that planning is crucial to an institution’s long-term success. Unfortunately, not all aspects of planning are done well on many campuses. As a result, there is a measurable level of dissatisfaction among higher education leaders who are responsible for planning on their campuses, according to a recent SCUP survey.
Background: In June 2015, the society, with assistance from Baker Strategy Group, emailed a survey to more than 94,000 higher education professionals in the United States; 2,285 responses were received. The survey asked about planning practices on the respondent’s campuses and their familiarity with SCUP.
The survey revealed a dissatisfaction with current planning practices on campuses. Most respondents understood and agreed with the notion that good planning is an important contributor to the success of the institution but they gave their senior leadership failing grades when it came to planning.
The Seven Factors: The seven factors related to successful planning for higher education are:
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