Fostering Innovation on Ohio’s Co-Located Campuses Through Collaborative Planning

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Published April 8, 2020
By Jeremy W. Webster, PhD, Ohio University-Zanesville
Planning Types: Resource Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Ohio University-Zanesville Campus, Zane State College, Central Ohio Technical College, Ohio State University-Newark Campus, North Central State College, Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus, Ohio State University-Lima Campus, James A Rhodes State College, Stark State College of Technology, Kent State University at Stark

This is the SCUP Fellow Research Project Final Report for the 2018–2019 program.

This research project investigates whether co-located institutions, specifically, and competing institutions of higher education, more generally, could use the concept of “collaborative planning” to achieve mutual success. Collaborative planning is a conceptual framework from urban planning that emphasizes “partnership,stakeholder involvement, collaboration, and consensus-oriented decision-making” as core principles of planning (Vandenbussche, Edelenbos, and Eshuis 2017). It is an effective tool for transcending competition, negotiating disagreements, and achieving increased institutional collaboration and innovation.


Jeremy W. Webster, PhD

Dean, Ohio University-Zanesville
2018–2019 SCUP Fellow