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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Adjunct Faculty Can Increase Student Success

Create Opportunities for Them to Lift Graduation and Retention Rates
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
Although the numbers of adjunct faculty members at most institutions of higher education have increased, those instructors rarely are included in programs to improve student achievement. But Cal Poly Pomona, by providing modest resources and mentoring, generates opportunities for adjuncts to positively affect student success.
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Toward Commercializing University Research in the Caribbean Locked

Creating a Science and Technology Park Model
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
STPs can boost declining economies by reaping profits from innovations and products created through university research. Yet given the capital and time investment for a project to be viable, The University of the West Indies should gain commitment from all constituents—especially regional governments and the private sector—prior to beginning development.
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Middle Skills Education Locked

Planners Are Reimagining Ways to Meld Instruction and Industry
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
Many jobs of the future will require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree. How should we prepare the next generation of employees?
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Book Review: Research Universities and the Public Good

Discovery for an Uncertain Future
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
This book offers a good look inside the way research faculty view their role in the university. The perspectives shared are broadly applicable for all planners at post-secondary institutions, especially in their considering complex organizations that have both unlimited potential and finite resources.
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KPIs Drive Strategic Planning and Execution Locked

And Feedback Steers the Institution in the Right Direction
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
Quantitative tools are essential for developing a framework, but properly identifying stakeholders and keeping them involved is what connects planning to execution.
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The Intersection

Where Do Human Needs and Space Allocation Cross?
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
As designs for an institution and its spaces are considered, decision makers should seek a balance between offering areas for quiet work that requires intense concentration and for social engagement and the sharing of ideas.
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Another Day Older, Another Day Better Locked

Institutions Are Infusing New Life Into Mid-Century Campus Buildings
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
While they might be historical gems, are mid-century campus buildings still structurally sound? Is their location and architecture meaningful to the institution? What about energy efficient and fiscally responsible? College and university leaders must make the call: to fix or not to fix.
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An Analysis of New Student Orientation Programs at U.S. Four-Year Colleges Locked

How Can Administrators Enhance the First and Major Milestone of a Student's Academic Journey?
From Volume 47 Number 3 | April–June 2019
Effective orientation programs offer students experiences that reinforce their sense of belonging to the institution and positively affect retention and graduation rates.
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An Analysis of Instructional Expenditures in U.S. Public Higher Education

From 2004 Through 2015
From Volume 47 Number 3 | April–June 2019
Results indicate that, when adjusted for inflation, instructional expenditures at U.S. public institutions increased from 2004–2015; however, evidence suggests that the rise was more modest and less consistent than may be known.
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Planning, Utopia, and Heritage in the Design of Campuses Locked

The University of Virginia as a Paradigm
From Volume 47 Number 3 | April–June 2019
The fusion between utopia and planning has influenced both the interior of university enclosures and the outside.
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