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Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Guide for Optimizing Resource Allocation

Link Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Budgeting to Achieve Institutional Effectiveness
From Volume 48 Number 2 | January–March 2020
By connecting assessment, strategic planning, and budgeting processes, the real needs and priorities of an institution are revealed. Colleges and universities can adapt the provided, step-by-step framework to their own institutional structure and methods.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #3

From Crisis to Collaboration and Creativity
Published 2020
Mike Martin, Associate Dean Science, Math, and Health at John Carroll University discusses how the administration addressed the first few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis and how they have creatively shifted gears with students and faculty toward what’s next.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #2

Business is Not So Usual at a (Mostly) Online Institution During COVID-19
Published 2020
Cynthia Tweedell, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Ohio Christian University talks about how this faith-based institution with a personal touch is working through the transition for students, athletes, and summer programs.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #1

How Data Can Power Crisis Response and Accreditation Insights During COVID-19
Published 2020
William Knight, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Miami University, addresses how his team has developed data dashboards for administration and faculty to provide insight into Learning Management System (LMS) use, enrollment projections, and overall student access and success.
Webinar Recordings

What If?

5 Questions About the Future of Higher Education
Published 2020
Two SCUP leaders use SCUP’s Trends for Higher Education report to explore five “What If?” questions, breaking down big trends and exploring how these trends might impact higher education.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

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.
Conference Presentations

Integrating the Educational and Facilities Master Plans

Published 2019
Using an integrated planning model, Pima Community College District demonstrates how to integrate educational and facilities master plans through the lens of a shared mission.
Conference Presentations

Align Processes and Foster Collaboration to Streamline Planning Engagement

Published 2018
The newly consolidated Augusta University implemented an annual planning and resource alignment process to streamline procedures and integrate strategic efforts across the institution.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Integrating Board, System, and University Planning and Performance During a Period of Rapidly Declining State Funding CommitmentLocked

From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
Even in the most difficult financial times, integrating planning and budgeting throughout the organization creates opportunities for success.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Juggling ChainsawsLocked

Managing the Tensions between Strategic Planning and Decentralized Budgeting
From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
The numerous benefits of these processes can be realized only when the institution recognizes and plans for the different, sometimes conflicting perspectives they bring to high-stakes discussions.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

No-Brainer or Brain-Twister?

Linking Planning and Budgeting
From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
While there is no one right way to link planning and budgeting, there is good practice: what works to influence behavior in the direction of institutional goals, supported by strong leadership.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Integrated Planning as an Institutional Manifestation

From Volume 44 Number 2 | January–March 2016
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