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Conference Presentations

Building a Culture of High Performance, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement from a University System and Institutional Perspective

Published 2019
The President of two University System of Georgia (USG) universities during the process and initial implementation of Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR) will provide an institutional perspective and insight into building a culture of high performance with a focus on evidence-based leadership, accountability, and continuous improvement.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Designing and Implementing Systemic Academic ChangeLocked

Hiram College’s Model for the New Liberal Arts
From Volume 47 Number 1 | October–December 2018
The Hiram College president offers a constructive and realistic example of systemic change designed to help liberal arts institutions not only survive but thrive in the face of 21st-century challenges.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Disrupting Poor Curricular ProcessesLocked

A Three-Prong Model Approach with Reflections and Suggestions for Institutional Change
From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
A large-scale change process, such as a curricular process revision, can be made easier by following a proven approach and understanding the potential hazards and challenges involved.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Using Positive Turbulence for Planning and ChangeLocked

From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
As higher education leaders, we must take charge of our destinies and shape our industry by harnessing the forces of positive change using innovative, intentional approaches.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

How Incremental Success Slows Transformative Change and Integrated Planning Achieves ItLocked

From Volume 44 Number 2 | January–March 2016
Our critics simply may not be satisfied that we are doing our part to control costs and extend access until they have seen transformative change.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Change Agent LeadershipLocked

From Volume 43 Number 3 | April–June 2015
Change agent leadership must identify future trends and needs, lead change agendas, invest in what makes a difference, and remain authentic and courageous.
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Transforming Higher Education in AfghanistanLocked

Success Amidst Ongoing Struggles
Published 2015
What are the major issues for higher education in a fragile state? Surely they include stability, safety for students and staff, continued access to learning, funding, retaining staff, and maintaining quality. But how can these be achieved?
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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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Human Side of the Strategic Planning Process in Higher EducationLocked

From Volume 42 Number 2 | January–March 2014
Conference Presentations

Strategic Implementation

Put Your Employees in the Driver’s Seat
Published 2014
By engaging employees as “owners” in the strategic planning process, they can actively manage the forces and operational processes during plan implementation, monitoring, and controlling.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Human Side of the Strategic Planning Process in Higher EducationLocked

Chapter 2: The Players
From Volume 41 Number 3 | March–May 2013
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