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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
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Planning as PlaymakingLocked

An Integrated Approach to Preparing for the Future
From Volume 44 Number 2 | January–March 2016
With integrated planning, institutions choose the future; without it, the future is chosen for them.
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

SystemnessLocked

A Case Study
From Volume 44 Number 1 | October–December 2015
This article traces the launch of a substantial reorganization of public higher education in Connecticut through the lens of “systemness”. The case study details the dynamics and challenges of implementing “Transform CSCU 2020” in a period of turbulence and change with a concluding focus on lessons learned.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Placing Academics at the Heart of Higher Education PlanningLocked

From Volume 43 Number 2 | January–March 2015
Academic programs should serve as the centrifugal force, informing and driving the accomplishment of all other institutional plans.
Report

Succeeding at Planning Survey Report

Results from the 2015 Survey of Higher Education Leaders
Published 2015
SCUP partnered with the Baker Strategy Group in 2015 to conduct a study with more than 2,200 leaders who plan at colleges and universities. Several themes emerged around planning challenges and how to respond, which are explored in this report.
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