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Planning for Higher Education Journal

An Exploration of Administrative Bloat in American Higher Education

Administrative bloat, the ballooning growth of administrative functions and personnel in U.S. higher education, is the unintended consequence of several factors and can be mitigated to some extent through deliberate strategies.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Shared Leadership in Higher Education

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Strategic Mergers in Higher Education

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Consortia

Consortia, their impact on cooperating institutions, and critical factors in inter-institutional planning were the subject of a recent study for the United States Office of Education. This article, by staff members of one of the the studied consortia, is devoted to a discussion of the process of consortium decision-making.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Developing a Mission Statement for a Faculty Senate

The mission statement stakes the faculty’s claim in the institutional decision-making process.
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

Higher Education Business Models Under Stress, Part 1

Join a panel discussion on business model transformation moderated by Verne Sedlacek, vice board chair of Valparaiso University with guest panelists Melody Rose, coauthor of AGB’s new book, Higher Education Business Models Under Stress, and AGB consultants Carlton Brown and Larry Ladd, experts in higher education budgeting, finance, and strategic planning.
Webinar Recordings

Higher Education Business Models Under Stress, Part 2

Join a panel discussion moderated by Rick Seltzer, senior editor of Higher Ed Dive, with guest panelists Melody Rose, author of AGB’s new book Higher Education Business Models Under Stress, and Lynn Priddy and James Lyons Sr., higher education leaders with experience closing financially distressed colleges and universities.
Conference Recordings

Innovative Tools for Engaging Challenges in Collaborative Governance

Join our panel to discuss how traditionally underserved students are reshaping higher education and gain tools and solutions that you can apply to engagement efforts on your campus.
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.
Blog

Looking for Leaders

To gain insight into how institutions can launch and manage effective leadership searches in this highly competitive market, we turned to SCUP Board of Directors Member Margaret (Peggy) Plympton, a principal at AGB Search.
Tool

Reviewing and Updating Your Mission Statement

This toolkit will walk you through the steps of evaluating your current mission statement, facilitating the key conversations and decisions that underpin an effective mission statement, and writing a mission statement that serves your institution.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Successful Processes to Engender Board Ownership of Strategic Planning

The author shares the successful process and key strategies used at Ohio Dominican University to develop board engagement and ownership of the institution’s strategic plan and its implementation.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Integrated Triad

An integrated model of three horizons, three areas of planning, and three types of governance is presented as a framework for institutional leadership.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The University of California

Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #13

During his year of ACE fellowship, Robert Schultz, department chair for teacher education at the University of Toledo, had a front row seat as Ohio State University adjusted to COVID-19, seeing firsthand the remarkable pivot a large institution can make when its leadership has spent significant time and effort on teamwork development.