Planning for Higher Education Journal

Open Space: An Innovative Technique for Partcipatory Planning

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From Volume 28 Number 4 | Summer 2000
By Steve Brigham

Institution(s) referenced in this resource:
Keene State College, Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College at Puyallup, Marylhurst University

Campus leaders frequently feel restricted by the limited menu of options at their disposal when attempting to secure input or participation from constituencies across the campus. This article explores one innovative technique, open space technology, which has shown to produce both meaningful involvement and results across a number of campuses, whether in strategic planning, curriculum reform, teaching, or cross-unit problem solving.

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