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Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement ToolkitLocked

Published 2019
This toolkit includes recommendations and worksheets to help you analyze your stakeholders and determine how to meaningfully engage them in the planning process.
Conference Presentations

Incorporating Critical Race Theory in Physical Planning

Published 2019
Learn from Portland Community College's ongoing exploration of what it means to apply Critical Race Theory to the built environment.
Conference Presentations

Master Planning Outreach Strategies for Underrepresented Students

Published 2019
This session shares how we developed new practices and tools to deliver better campus experiences for students from nontraditional backgrounds, yielding social equity in campus planning and building design.
Conference Presentations

Student Engagement Leads to Thriving Residence Hall

Published 2019
This session will examine the successful process behind planning Trippe Hall, a residence hall at Penn State Behrend.
Conference Presentations

Renovating a Library So It Exceeds Sustainability Policies

Published 2019
The Neilson Library renovation went above and beyond Smith College’s campus sustainability policy by implementing a sustainability charter, prioritizing health and wellness, and advocating for positive change.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Researching Lead Users to Predict the FutureLocked

From Volume 46 Number 3 | April–June 2018
Lead users represent the future that’s already here. Let them be your crystal ball the next time you face a forward-thinking planning project.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Achieve Culture Change to Implement Your Strategic PlanLocked

From Volume 46 Number 2 | January–March 2018
This is a reprint of an article originally published in Dean & Provost, volume 19, issue 4, December 2017.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Balanced Scorecard Implementation in a School of NursingLocked

A Case Study Analysis
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Implementing the balanced scorecard measurably improved the overall effectiveness of planning activities and increased individual involvement in and understanding of the strategic planning process.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Redesigning a Budget Model with a Grassroots ApproachLocked

From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
While redesigning a campus budget model could happen relatively quickly from a technical standpoint, time spent in extensive engagement, collaboration, and conversation is key to successful implementation.
Conference Presentations

How Our IT Became Strategic Partners (Especially With Academic Affairs)

Published 2017
We will describe how our IT transformed to align with the university strategic plan, focusing on partnerships that have been created with academic affairs.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Integrated PlanningLocked

One Institution’s Story of Transformation
From Volume 44 Number 2 | January–March 2016
When planning in higher education institutions is done well, it can be transformative; when it is done poorly, it can be disastrous. The key to an effective strategic plan is that it is developed with the input and buy-in of all stakeholders.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Engaged Institutions, Responsiveness, and Town-Gown RelationshipsLocked

Why Deep Culture Change Must Emphasize the Gathering of Community Feedback
From Volume 43 Number 4 | July–September 2015
Campus planners cannot discern the future requirements of their host communities if they do not know what those stakeholders want and need from their local institutions of higher learning.
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