Planning for Higher Education Journal

Academic Deans Reveal Their Leadership Styles

Academic deans adopt one of three approaches when developing the annual budget report for their colleges: distributed authorship, delegated authorship, or dominated authorship. Depending on the approach they select, deans can include and collaborate with their senior teams—or exclude, ignore, and alienate them. Their choice demonstrates how they lead.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Agile Leadership in a Volatile World

Especially in turbulent times, higher education leaders would be advised to assume the six most valued perspectives: curator, architect, conductor, humanist, advocate, and pioneer.

Agility Management Principles for a Volatile World

This new approach will change the way you work, think, and manage—regardless of industry, position, title, training, budget, or educational background.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa

The book describes the author’s work over the past thirty years advising governments and universities in eight countries, providing case studies that focus on the challenges, failures, and successes in planning for change at twelve universities. The author explores themes, policies, and strategies that emerged, and provides widely applicable lessons for bringing about change, especially in using strategic planning as the vehicle for it.
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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Integrating Planning Into the Development of Future Higher Education Leaders

A practitioner-based program uses the practices of integrated planning to cultivate the knowledge and decision-making capacity of mid-level faculty and administrators, enhancing the higher education leadership of tomorrow.
Conference Presentations

Keynote: The Empowered University

Freeman A. Hrabowski III has led a transformation of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) from a young, regional institution to an innovative research university. In our opening keynote, he discusses how—by taking a hard look in the mirror, understanding strengths and weaknesses, assessing opportunities and challenges, and engaging in difficult conversations—an empowered campus can innovate in course redesign, group-based and experiential learning, entrepreneurship and civic engagement, academic inclusion, and faculty diversity.
Conference Presentations

Leading in a Crisis

This session will introduce you to concepts about preparing for adversity. Institutional leaders often rely on ineffective processes for crisis management, but we’ll provide you with a framework and tools that will allow you to more constructively navigate crises.
Planning for Higher Education Journal


This article traces the launch of a substantial reorganization of public higher education in Connecticut through the lens of “systemness”. The case study details the dynamics and challenges of implementing “Transform CSCU 2020” in a period of turbulence and change with a concluding focus on lessons learned.