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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Instituting a New Degree ProgramLocked

A Case Study of University Planning
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Change in higher education rests on the skills of administrators and their knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of various planning approaches described in this case study.
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

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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Organizing Financial Information to Support University Planning and AnalysisLocked

From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
Before investing in complex and costly new technologies, first consider whether your institution would benefit from a redesigned chart of accounts.
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

Crafting an Innovation LandscapeLocked

From Volume 45 Number 2 | January–March 2017
The Innovation Landscape Framework is a tool for the integrated planning of initiatives that support innovation across campuses.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Master Facilities Planning Process That Focuses on ROILocked

From Volume 45 Number 1 | October–December 2016
In a time when public funding is decreasing, it is advantageous to develop capital improvement plans that demonstrate how to achieve maximum financial benefits.
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.
Example Plans

Supporting Document Locked

(FL, United States)
Flowchart showing the budget planning process at the university.

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Example Plans

Strategic Plan, Strategic Planning Website Locked

Private Baccalaureate College (MI, United States)
The vision, four pillar goals, and strategies of the college’s strategic plan are presented in an interactive graphic.

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A Model for Creating a Campus Sustainability PlanLocked

From Volume 44 Number 1 | October–December 2015
Institutions of higher education have a special obligation to lead sustainability efforts in order to provide the next generation of young adults with the information and tools needed to take on the challenges of the future.
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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.
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