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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Strategic Planning for Higher Education in Developing CountriesLocked

Challenges and Lessons
From Volume 36 Number 3 | April–June 2008
How do you answer the questions, “Why plan?” and “Why higher education?” in countries where there are so many very important priorities?
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Crafting the Master Plan: A Collaborative Challenge for Community CollegesLocked

From Volume 35 Number 3 | April–June 2007
Master planning can help an institution address major challenges, but you have to know how to do it right. This article examines the planning process, with special emphasis on community and consensus building, using case studies from two rapidly growing community college districts in Texas and California.
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Preventing Dust Collection: Transforming Student Affairs Strategic Planning into Tangible ResultsLocked

From Volume 35 Number 2 | January–March 2007
"Deep organizational change" was the goal of the University of Michigan's Division of Student Affairs in 2001 when it began an interactive and reflective planning process using research. The dust has not "settled" since then, and this case study highlights how a process that invests in staff can transform planning into action.
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Pondering Faculty Participation in Strategic ChangeLocked

From Volume 28 Number 4 | Summer 2000
This study discusses two important topics: participation and strategic change.
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Building Trust Through Stategic PlanningLocked

From Volume 27 Number 2 | Winter 1998–1999
Trust presumes risk. Yet if a strategic plan is to succeed, a basic level of trust must exist among the key stakeholders.
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Those Persons Who Do Your PlanningLocked

From Volume 20 Number 2 | Winter 1991–1992
Pay attention to the characteristics of those creating your strategy!

Planning For: Open Educational Resources (OER)

Published January 6, 2020

Get a Week’s Worth of Strategic Planning Done in One Day

Published August 9, 2019
In one eight-hour day, six teams came together to perform scanning, analysis, and prioritization activities, all toward one goal: setting “positive, but not delusional” strategic directions that would be the basis of the college’s strategic plan.

How to Support Successful Institutional Planning

What does it take to succeed at integrated planning in higher education? We surveyed over 94,000 college and university professionals. Here’s what they said makes a difference.
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