Planning for Higher Education Journal

“Be Prepared” for Policy Windows

How can universities overcome the institutional inertia that impedes successful innovation and change?
Planning for Higher Education Journal


Community members and partner organizations affirmed that the role of a higher education institution was indispensable in developing such an innovative approach.
Example Plans

Access to Excellence

This academic plan document enumerates the institution’s academic goals and strategies, with special focus on generating or enhancing interdisciplinary connections between the primary academic themes.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Constructing the Interdisciplinary Ivory Tower

An analysis of strategic and campus plans at 21 research institutions reveals lessons learned regarding planning and nurturing interdisciplinary space.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Conversations With Central Administration

Central administration is not creating curriculum; rather, it is encouraging the faculty to understand limitations and embrace broad institutional visions.