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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Closing the LoopLocked

Linking Planning and Assessment
From Volume 37 Number 3 | April–June 2009
What can be done about the disconnect on most campuses between planning processes and assessment processes?
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Benchmarking 10 Major Canadian Universities at the Division LevelLocked

A Powerful Tool for Strategic Decision Making
From Volume 38 Number 4 | July–September 2010
Proulx reports on the continuing, decade-long exchange of data and benchmarking among Canada’s most research-intensive universities.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Benchmarking: The New ToolLocked

From Volume 23 Number 4 | Summer 1995
Comparing your own operation with the very best can be a new route to improvements.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Developing and Implementing a Higher Education Quality InitiativeLocked

From Volume 34 Number 2 | January–March 2006
The Oakland University School of Education and Human Services' Quality Initiative is discussed in the context of the history of higher education and quality management, with comparison to initiatives at Fordham University, Lienhard School of Nursing, the College of Nursing at Rush University, the University of Alabama, Oregon State University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Improving Institutional EffectivenessLocked

Description and Application of an Implementation Model
From Volume 36 Number 2 | January–March 2008
The authors describe a model of "implementation effectiveness" and a description of how it was applied at the University of New England, building routine practice developmentally by paying attention to implementation climate and "values fit" variables.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Changing Minds in Higher EducationLocked

Students Change, So Why Can’t Colleges?
From Volume 37 Number 1 | October–December 2008
The problem today is that when students change, colleges don’t have to because they camouflage and conceal the evidence that could guide change.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Culture of Evidence: What Is It? Do We Have One?Locked

From Volume 35 Number 3 | April–June 2007
Do you really know your students' needs and the reality of their matriculation experiences?
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Multidimensional Strategy for Student AssessmentLocked

From Volume 30 Number 2 | Winter 2001–2002
The results of a national study to propose several multidimensional planning models for institutional planners and researchers focus on developing, supporting, and using a number of important factors.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Retention Assessment Process: Utilizing Total Quality Management Principles and Focus GroupsLocked

From Volume 33 Number 3 | March–May 2005
The longer a student stays at an institution of higher learning, the higher the cost of losing that student becomes. This case study from Dalton College engages TQM principles in the study of retention issues.

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.
Webinar Recordings

Strengthening Higher Education and Creating Coherence Through Integrated Institutional Effectiveness

A Conversation with Daniel Seymour
Published 2019
In this webinar recording, Daniel Seymour offers a straightforward three-part narrative that links “designing IIE” to the act of “creating coherence” which then enables an institution to “demonstrate its responsibility” to its stakeholders.

Partner: Association for Higher Education Effectiveness (AHEE)

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