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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

Planning for Community EngagementLocked

Drexel University Creates the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
From Volume 43 Number 1 | October–December 2014
A university goal to become an academic leader in civic engagement becomes reality through the transformation of an off-campus site of existing historic structures into a center for outreach services.
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

“Bubble Goo” Strategic Planning Case StudyLocked

From Volume 42 Number 1 | October–December 2013
The strategic exercise provided the opportunity to formulate concepts and create frameworks for student life space and experience, all while defining a program for the transformation of the campus center.
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Social Media Comes of AgeLocked

Universities Get Results From Social-Powered Campaigns
From Volume 41 Number 4 | July–September 2013
The guiding principle behind the campaigns was simple: meet your audience where they are.
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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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Book ReviewLocked

Becoming an Engaged Campus: A Practical Guide for Institutionalizing Public Engagement
From Volume 40 Number 3 | April–June 2012
How can we institutionalize public engagement on our campuses?
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Action Research to Support the Sustainability of Strategic PlanningLocked

From Volume 39 Number 4 | July–September 2011
Action research examines real-life events to understand and shape future organization action.
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Shared Leadership for a Green, Global, and Google WorldLocked

From Volume 39 Number 1 | October–December 2010
The authors propose that shared leadership will foster institutional success in the green, global, and virtual future world of higher education.
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A Collaborative, Ongoing University Strategic Planning FrameworkLocked

Process, Landmines, and Lessons
From Volume 37 Number 4 | July–September 2009
Planners at Cleveland State University describe that institution’s highly communicative and participatory strategic planning process.
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Higher Education Community Engagement and AccreditationLocked

Activating Engagement through Innovative Accreditation Strategies
From Volume 37 Number 3 | April–June 2009
The authors studied two very different public institutions and share the benefits they see in linking accreditation with an institutional commitment to student engagement.
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