by Karen E. Hinton
Undergoing a strategic planning process can be a monumental task, especially for higher education institutions that are attempting a more contemporary model for the first time. Dr. Hinton's guide shortens the learning curve and unites college leadership with its intuitive, step-by-step approach. It not only takes you through the planning process, but also provides guidance on how to ensure the plan’s long-term success.
—Kasey McKee, Vice President, College Advancement, St. Charles Community College (SCC) Foundation
This new SCUP guide provides a basic overview of strategic planning at the post-secondary level and defines the elements of a successful process. It is also useful as a checklist for more experienced campus leaders, providing colorful vignettes of circumstances in which ineffective strategic planning can create many problems. SCUP members will find it a quick and uncluttered read for all members of campus planning teams.
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Karen E. Hinton, PhD, has more than twenty-five years of experience in planning and administration in higher education, serving at large and small public and private colleges and universities, a community college, and a university system office. She has developed, facilitated, and managed numerous strategic plans, accreditation self-studies, and process improvement initiatives in a wide range of situations.
As a senior associate for Rickes Associates, Inc., Hinton currently continues to work with institutions, providing leadership and support for strategic planning, regional accreditation, and administrative studies.
Hinton has taught courses in composition, literature, and research methods, and served as an academic advisor for undergraduate and graduate students. She served as SCUP’s membership liaison for New Mexico, up-state New York, and as a board member for the North Atlantic region. She is currently a member of the American Society for Quality. Hinton has made numerous presentations and written articles and reviews for such publications as Knowledge Directions (the journal of The Institute for Knowledge Management) and Planning for Higher Education.