Postponed: Academic Planning Workshop: Moving from Episodic to Integrated Planning

May 7, 2020
Workshop | 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Catholic University of America | Washington, DC

Due to recommendations by the CDC’s advisement of no mass gatherings of 50 people for the next 8 weeks, we are postponing this event.

Next to the institutional strategic plan, the academic strategic plan is the most significant. The academic plan sets the strategy and implementation steps to achieve the fundamental purpose of institutions of higher learning: To deliver an education that delivers on the promise of the mission, vision, and values of the institution. The academic plan sets the frame for all other institutional plans including enrollment management, facilities, IT, and student life. Come learn  how utilizing an integrated planning model creates “a sustainable approach to planning that builds relationships, aligns the organization, and emphasizes preparedness for change.”

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define integrated planning and examine strategies as how so it becomes a customary institutional practice managed creatively over time rather than an episodic activity managed during the pressure to produce a plan.
  2. Review how the institutional strategic plan and the academic plan may be aligned to achieve institutional and educational goals.
  3. Build the academic plan utilizing the principles of integrated planning.
  4. Learn the fundamental components of an integrated, academic plan.

What this Session Will Cover

  1. An introduction to the discipline of integrated planning.
  2. Identify the differences between the institutional strategic plan and the academic plan
  3. Aligning the institutional strategic plan with the academic plan
  4. Identify the major components of an academic plan
  5. Utilize a case study to apply the integrated planning model to develop an academic plan for a struggling institution.


Senior Director of Learning StrategySociety for College and University Planning