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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

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.
Conference Recordings

Developing Shared Metrics to Guide Multi-level Institutional Planning

This session will focus on the development and use of consistent metrics through the program review process and other key university processes to support integrated planning at the department, school, and university levels.
Example Plans

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan

The college’s diversity plan, including detailed strategies and metrics.
Conference Presentations

Green Gauges

Come learn how to use the green gauges methodology at your institution and discover the cost per metric ton of avoided carbon over the operation life of a particular strategy.
Blog Post

Higher Ed’s Missing Link: Turning Your Big Data Into Institutional Change

Most think there’s a tension between access and excellence—you have to choose one of the two. Not so, according to two planners from University of Texas El Paso (UTEP). Read this short recap from their presentation at the SCUP 2019 Annual Conference.
Conference Presentations

Innovative Data Tools That Support Capital and Facilities Planning

In this session, we will discuss data strategies for capital and facilities planning that enable real-time mobile access to planning tools, automated project tracking, metrics, and building transparency in order to support the planning and execution process.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Quickly Building a Bridge

Executive leadership changes at Northern Michigan University led the interim president, interim provost, and Board of Trustees to call for a bridge plan to clearly articulate strategic work happening throughout campus. This article describes how the university was able to develop an interim strategic plan with broad campus engagement in less than half a year.
Conference Presentations

Strategic Implementation

By engaging employees as “owners” in the strategic planning process, they can actively manage the forces and operational processes during plan implementation, monitoring, and controlling.
Example Plans

Strategic Plan for the Department of Chemistry

The ten-year goals and strategic unit plan for the chemistry department at the university.
Conference Presentations

Student Success

We'll focus on tools and solutions that your institution can incorporate into its facilities planning process to ensure your learning spaces contribute to student success.
Example Plans

Success 2030

The institution’s 2020–2030 strategic plan.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Transforming Data into Meaningful Information

Leaders in two different accreditation regions share best practices and lessons learned from their integrated planning evolution and its impact on operational efficiency and student learning.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Using Big Data

Over the last three decades, the University of Texas at El Paso has refined its planning system and integrated metrics within a comprehensive planning framework—to produce dramatic outcomes.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Using KPIs to Start Planning

Some institutions now begin their planning in a different way.
Example Plans

Utah Board of Higher Education Strategic Plan 2021

Strategic plan for the university system developed by the state’s board of higher education.