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Communication

Conference Presentations

Align Processes and Foster Collaboration to Streamline Planning Engagement

The newly consolidated Augusta University implemented an annual planning and resource alignment process to streamline procedures and integrate strategic efforts across the institution.
Conference Presentations

Best Practices for Instructional Continuity During Short-Term Disruptions

This session will showcase best practices for instructional continuity for most short-term disruptions.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Beyond the Headlines

Might a tuition reset be right for your institution? This article is a behind-the-scenes look at the yearlong process of a tuition reset at Rosemont College.
Example Plans

Champions of the Strategic Plan

Webpage where the university proudly celebrates champions of the strategic plan.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

College Affordability and Institutional Pricing Policies

Institutions would do well to make their complex pricing policies more clear to students and families to help them understand how a higher education is more affordable than most people believe.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Dealing With the Press

Conference Presentations

Does Roll-Out Matter?

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Engaged Institutions, Responsiveness, and Town-Gown Relationships

Campus planners cannot discern the future requirements of their host communities if they do not know what those stakeholders want and need from their local institutions of higher learning.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Fighting Fire With Fire

Might academia co-opt the concepts and language of the corporate world, repurposing them to meet the actual (and traditional) ends of our higher education institutions?
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Flexing Beyond the Pandemic

The IT division at Minnesota State University, Mankato— working as part of a campus-wide collaborative effort—quickly and successfully installed new tech in more than 100 classrooms within months of COVID-19 first appearing. Outcomes of the large-scale project are seen as a key attractor for incoming students, regardless of where they are learning.
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Integrated Planning Glossary

Do you call it a “goal,” “objective,” or “priority”? The terms used to describe planning vary from campus to campus. That’s why it’s critical that your college or university creates a shared language around planning that everybody understands. Start here.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Is a Capital Project on Your Plate?

Here are eight steps proven to help planners navigate the complexities and avoid the pitfalls that are too often part of the process when planning and funding capital projects.
Conference Presentations

Keynote | University of Pittsburgh

Come learn how the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) fostered a sense of community and belonging, created volunteer experiences, and motivated students to comply with health and safety rules during a public health crisis.
Conference Presentations

Keynote: Beyond Innovation

William Lindner has led transformational initiatives at every level of government and education with this consistent message: “Tear the Page Out.” This session will demonstrate an approach to attacking big challenges by empowering audacious creativity inside tradition-bound institutions.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Planning for Instructional Continuity

Classes can be cancelled because of inclement weather, faculty being unavailable, IT or power outages, pandemic-related closures, and other occurrences. The result of any of these circumstances can be a loss of instruction. St. Joseph’s University developed and applied a best practices guide to ensure the continuation of instruction in the advent of many short-term disruptions.
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Public Dashboards Cheat Sheet

This layperson-friendly document lists the institution’s publicly accessible dashboards, what data each provides, and sample questions that each can help answer.
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Strategic Plan Website

A robust communication tool for the university’s 2016 strategic plan, that links to the plan document, progress reports, community champions, and more.
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Sustainability Website

Conference Presentations

The Challenge of Vulnerability

This interactive presentation challenges participants to lean in towards one area of fear in their life, whether that’s practicing a strategy at home or stepping onto the stage to share their message with the world.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #8

Colorado State University Provost and Executive Vice President Rick Miranda shares what his team learned during their COVID-19 response: upgrading their teams’ ability to communicate regularly was what kept things moving forward, allowing critical everyday elements to proceed without interruption.