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A Practical Guide to Strategic Planning in Higher Education

A resource for anyone engaged in college or university strategic planning, and an excellent primer for planning committees. This second edition also contains new strategies for using an institution’s strategic plan during times of institutional upheaval, and additional techniques for jump-starting various parts of the planning process.

Conference Recordings

A University’s Successful Campus Relocation Using Integrated Planning

This session will discuss how the University of Western States used integrated planning and data-informed decision making to design, build, and relocate to a new campus over a two-year period.
Conference Recordings

Actionable Data

This session will share how Binghamton University has established an integrated data collection and tracking process and the ways in which the pandemic has affected this process and shifted institutional priorities.
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Aligning the Strategic Campus Plan With the Institutional Mission in 2030

This study reviews the scholarly literature and the expert views of practitioners in campus planning (both virtual and physical) to forecast how campuses might evolve between now and 2030.
Example Plans

Annual Planning Guide for Academic Affairs Offices/Programs

This document provides an overview of the annual academic planning process at the college, with guidance on how to contribute.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: How to Implement Your Campus Strategic Plan

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Bringing Communities Together: Welcome to True Integrated Planning

When everyone on campus understands the combined mission, everyone can move in concert.
Example Plans

Calendar to Develop Annual Plans & Budgets for the 2022–23 Academic Year

The college recently redesigned its planning and budgeting process to strengthen alignment and improve communications. This calendar depicts the timeline for that process.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Disruptive Transition to an Integrated Organizational Planning and Resource Allocation Model

This is the story of how Glendale Community College in Arizona took intentional steps to integrate its strategic and operational plans with resources and assessment to develop a holistic approach to planning and implementation.
Conference Recordings

Don’t Get Me Started

This session will address the university's setbacks, challenges, opportunities, and solutions in launching a shoestring integrated planning process amidst multiple crises.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Engaging Faculty Senates in the Budget Planning Process

The opinions of faculty may add to the development of productive strategies during tough economic times.
Webinar Recordings

Facilities Planning for Community Colleges

The planning team for Portland Community College will discuss lessons learned while practicing equity to create an inclusive Facilities Plan for Oregon’s largest higher education institution on thresholds of global, local, and institutional shifts.
Conference Presentations

Flossing

This session shares how one institution efficiently integrated and aligned planning and assessment activities with accreditation standards and cycles.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Good Academic Planning Is What Happens . . .

The division of Academic Affairs at the University of West Georgia worked with SCUP to integrate academic planning with facilities, accreditation, budget, student affairs, and student success.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Integrating Board, System, and University Planning and Performance During a Period of Rapidly Declining State Funding Commitment

Even in the most difficult financial times, integrating planning and budgeting throughout the organization creates opportunities for success.
Conference Recordings

Integrating Planning at the Organizational, Unit, and Individual Level

This session will demonstrate how our Integrated Performance Excellence Framework (IPEF) guides planning at multiple levels of the institution, all of which are tied to our strategic policy, plan, and processes.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Juggling Chainsaws

The numerous benefits of these processes can be realized only when the institution recognizes and plans for the different, sometimes conflicting perspectives they bring to high-stakes discussions.
Conference Recordings

Keynote: Amidst Converging Storms | Part Two

In the second of two keynotes focusing on higher education’s “perfect storm”—the confluence of a global pandemic, financial crisis, shifting demographics, and a changing culture—a cross-disciplinary panel will discuss their integrated planning strategies for moving from a state of triage to transformation.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

No-Brainer or Brain-Twister?

While there is no one right way to link planning and budgeting, there is good practice: what works to influence behavior in the direction of institutional goals, supported by strong leadership.
Conference Presentations

Planning and Budget Alignment

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President’s Panel

In this session, three college and university presidents from the United States, Canada, and Europe will reflect on how we can transform and reimagine higher education for the future.
Example Plans

Realizing “Envision TRU”

This green paper (a preliminary report of proposals published to stimulate discussion) introduces the primary concepts and advantages of integrated planning, designating it as the approach that will frame the institution’s upcoming strategic planning process.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Scaling Active Learning Classrooms

A large-scale study uncovered factors that led to successful scaling of active learning spaces and pedagogical approaches in colleges and universities.
Conference Recordings

SCUP Fellow Presentation | Designing and Developing Mature, Mission-aligned Online Academic Courses

In this session, we’ll: 1) explain how process maturity and instructional design interact, 2) review basic elements of institutional missions, and 3) consider ways that mission statements get translated into instructional strategies.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Singapore and Mexico Are Inventing the 21st-Century Campus

At leading universities in Mexico and Singapore, bold shifts in pedagogy and planning are reimagining the very core of the college experience.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Social Equity and the Modern Campus

Campus framework plans for Oregon State University and Bellevue College fully integrate social equity with engagement processes and physical solutions to improve the sense of welcome and inclusion.
Conference Presentations

Strategic Planning at the Division Level

Example Plans

Strategic Priorities 2014–2019

A high-level document enumerating the institution’s five strategic goals and strategies for achieving each goal.
Example Plans

Ten-Year College-Wide Academic and Facilities Master Plan

This master plan is positioned as a tool to help guide the institution’s decision making about campus and learning space in direct service of its academic goals.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Future of Planning is . . .

IE professionals are both translators and integrators—and universities need these people who know how to interpret the data. Within the context of an IIE office, they assist in developing data-informed strategic plans, financial forecasts, enrollment plans, and other assessments of institutional efficacy.
Webinar Recordings

The Indispensable Planner

Learn more about how planners can play a new, indispensable role—transformation architect—in helping their institutions transform to meet current challenges. The authors of the new book, Transforming for Turbulent Times: An Action Agenda for Higher Education Leaders, describe this transformative role, why planners are obvious candidates for the role, and the new mindset, behaviors, knowledge, and skills they will need to fulfill it.
Conference Recordings

The Spectrum of Space and Capital Planning in Florida and Georgia

The Florida State and Georgia University Systems employ varied approaches to their space standards, planning, and capital programs. We’ll compare these approaches and discuss best practices for determining the effectiveness of space use and the planning process.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #1

William Knight, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Miami University, addresses how his team has developed data dashboards for administration and faculty to provide insight into Learning Management System (LMS) use, enrollment projections, and overall student access and success.
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Weaving Planning and Accreditation Together for Action

Join us for an intimate discussion with Jamienne Studley, president of WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), former college president, and deputy undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education (2013–2016).
Blog

Who Are Our Planners—and What Do They Read?

October 2021 marked Planning for Higher Education’s 50th issue! To celebrate, we’re looking back at earlier articles in Planning to reflect on how things change (and, sometimes, how they don’t). Planning is an essential resource for all higher education administrators, planning analysts, and theorists from many disciplines. In this post, the author describes each group of planners and identifies the types of information each group can glean from the journal articles.
Conference Presentations

Your Resources

This session focuses on the need to employ a coordinated and aligned approach to planning, resource allocation, and assessment.