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Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Rubric for Campus Heritage PlanningLocked

From Volume 39 Number 3 | April–June 2011
The idea is to make architectural preservation a part of the living progress of the institution.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Distance EducationLocked

A University's Pioneering Master of Social Work Program Partnership with the U.S. Army
From Volume 38 Number 4 | July–September 2010
Learn how a partnership between Florida State and the US Army planned for and implemented tailored MSW degrees.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

University Strategic Planning and the Foresight/Futures ApproachLocked

An Irish Case Study
From Volume 38 Number 1 | October–December 2009
Dublin City University has taken the lead in Ireland in terms of its emphasis on strategic planning. Its 2005–2008 strategic plan, Leadership Through Foresight, was part of an ambitious foresight exercise that was aimed at informing subsequent strategic cycles. This article reports on this process in the context of the wider literature examining the value of foresight/futures thinking as applied to universities.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Guide to Planning for ChangeLocked

From Volume 37 Number 2 | January–March 2009
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Developing a Four-Year Baccalaureate Degree in Applied PsychologyLocked

Experiences in Degree Development at a Former Two-Year Postsecondary Institution
From Volume 36 Number 4 | July–September 2008
What does it take to plan for and move from a two-year to a four-year institution and implement a baccalaureate degree in applied psychology? Here’s how Kwantlen University College (BC) did it.
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A Guide to Planning for ChangeLocked

Published 2008
The enhanced planning model in this book recognizes the many internal, external, up, down, and sideways forces, challenges, and opportunities facing higher education
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Developing Scenarios: Linking Environmental Scanning and Strategic PlanningLocked

From Volume 18 Number 4 | 1989–1990
In this article, we discuss a method for developing and writing scenarios for a college or university. We begin by reviewing the general literature on scenarios; we then detail a scenario development project at Arizona State University. This project, conducted in 1988–89, was Arizona State University's first institution-wide, futures-based planning and scenario development effort.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Practical Guide to Environmental Scanning: Approaches, Sources, and Selected TechniquesLocked

From Volume 17 Number 2 | 1988–1989
Example Plans

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Public Associate’s College (TX, United States)
Flowchart showing the process that the institution will undergo to develop its academic master plan.

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Example Plans

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Private Baccalaureate College (CA, United States)
Questions intended to spark discussion amidst teams undertaking program review.

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Example Plans

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Public Associate’s College (TX, United States)

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