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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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Planning for Higher Education Journal

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.
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.
Example Plans

Supporting Document Locked

Public Doctoral/Research University (CA, United States)
This document introduces the process the institution will take to develop an academic master plan, based on objectives outlined in the institution’s strategic plan.

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Resource and Planning Toolkit for Universities in AfricaLocked

From Volume 41 Number 4 | July–September 2013
There is a significant gap in the level of development of higher education processes and structures between the institutions of the developing world and the well-established universities of places like North America and Europe.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

“Be Prepared” for Policy WindowsLocked

Cultivating Campus Change
From Volume 41 Number 3 | March–May 2013
How can universities overcome the institutional inertia that impedes successful innovation and change?
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Primer on Environmental Scanning in Higher Education

From Volume 41 Number 2 | January–March 2013
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Experiences and Insights from Use of a Design-Build Process in Founding a New CampusLocked

From Volume 40 Number 4 | July–September 2012
Design-build was the best choice for K-State Olathe because of the flexibility with regard to unknown users and change stakeholder expectations.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A DIY Campus Preservation PlanLocked

Lessons Learned at the University of Mary Washington
From Volume 40 Number 2 | January–March 2012
A for-credit academic class of graduate students gets involved with UMW’s campus heritage and works to integrate it with the overall campus master planning process.
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