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Conference Presentations

Keynote: Amidst Converging Storms | Part Two

Planning and Strategy for Long-term Recovery and Resiliency
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 North Central Regional Conference. In the second of two keynotes focusing on higher education’s “perfect storm”—the confluence of a global pandemic, financial crisis, shifting demographics, and a changing culture—a cross-disciplinary panel will discuss their integrated planning strategies for moving from a state of triage to transformation.
Conference Presentations

The Spectrum of Space and Capital Planning in Florida and Georgia

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. The Florida State and Georgia University Systems employ varied approaches to their space standards, planning, and capital programs. We’ll compare these approaches and discuss best practices for determining the effectiveness of space use and the planning process.
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.
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

Singapore and Mexico Are Inventing the 21st-Century CampusLocked

From Volume 45 Number 2 | January–March 2017
At leading universities in Mexico and Singapore, bold shifts in pedagogy and planning are reimagining the very core of the college experience.
Conference Presentations

Flossing

Building Healthy, Aligned Planning and Assessment Habits Prior to Accreditation Reviews
Published 2016
This session shares how one institution efficiently integrated and aligned planning and assessment activities with accreditation standards and cycles.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Disruptive Transition to an Integrated Organizational Planning and Resource Allocation ModelLocked

From Volume 44 Number 1 | October–December 2015
This is the story of how Glendale Community College in Arizona took intentional steps to integrate its strategic and operational plans with resources and assessment to develop a holistic approach to planning and implementation.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Engaging Faculty Senates in the Budget Planning ProcessLocked

From Volume 39 Number 4 | July–September 2011
The opinions of faculty may add to the development of productive strategies during tough economic times.
Example Plans

Master Plan Locked

Public Associate’s College (OH, United States)
This master plan is positioned as a tool to help guide the institution’s decision making about campus and learning space in direct service of its academic goals.

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