Planning for Higher Education

Planning for Higher Education is a magazine published quarterly (Sept., Dec., March and June) by the Society for College and Planning. Articles focus on higher education.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 2, January-March

Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Assessment
The guiding principles of institutions that have established a culture of assessment can be described as internally driven."Many higher education institutions have managed only small and incremental steps on their journeys toward sustainability, confronted...
Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Assessment: The Guiding Principles of Institutions That Have Established a Culture of Assessment Can Be Described as Internally Driven
"Many higher education institutions have managed only small and incremental steps on their journeys toward sustainability, confronted by both complexity and embedded resistance to change." (Tilbury and Wortman 2008, p. 5) Introduction As the...
Integrating Risk Management and Strategic Planning
Integrated risk management and strategic planning leverages the benefits of both processes and makes them mutually reinforcing.Introduction1Strategic planning is one of the most critical means of fostering the success of an institution and the achievement...
Integrating Risk Management and Strategic Planning: Integrated Risk Management and Strategic Planning Leverages the Benefits of Both Processes and Makes Them Mutually Reinforcing
Introduction (1) Strategic planning is one of the most critical means of fostering the success of an institution and the achievement of its vision, mission, and strategic goals. Strategic planning has been defined as "the process of developing and...
Local Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice
Local Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice edited by Gary Hack, Eugénie L. Birch, Paul H. Sedway, and Mitchell J. Silver ICMA Press 2009 496 pages ISBN-13: 978-0873261487Reviewed by Deborah CareyThough I'm back to planning higher education...
Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein Penguin 2009 312 pages ISBN: 978-0143115267Reviewed by Scott FlanaganIn higher education, the power to influence is often more potent than position...
Planning and Assessment in Higher Education: Demonstrating Institutional Effectiveness
Planning and Assessment in Higher Education: Demonstrating Institutional Effectiveness by Michael F. Middaugh Jossey-Bass 2009 256 pages ISBN-13: 978-0470400906Reviewed by Elizabeth H. SibolskiMichael F Middaugh should need no introduction to the readers...
Strategic by Design: Iterative Approaches to Educational Planning
In the push for accountability, colleges and universities resort to simplistic, linear thinking when planning-an approach not well-suited to academia.Today's tumultuous economic and political conditions require universities to adapt - fast. Leaders must...
Strategic by Design: Iterative Approaches to Educational Planning: In the Push for Accountability, Colleges and Universities Resort to Simplistic, Linear Thinking When Planning-An Approach Not Well-Suited to Academia
Today's tumultuous economic and political conditions require universities to adapt--fast. Leaders must attend to unforeseen crises, events, and opportunities in ways that align with their core missions, promote their universities' continued existence,...
The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education
On behalf of our campuses, we need to seek out change; to be more flexible, more thoughtful, and more open to student decision making; and to build outcomes measurement feedback into integrated planning.Note: In 2005, Herman Miller, Inc., a Zeeland,...
The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education: On Behalf of Our Campuses, We Need to Seek out Change; to Be More Flexible, More Thoughtful, and More Open to Student Decision Making; and to Build Outcomes Measurement Feedback into Integrated Planning
Faced with diminishing resources, advances in technology, and increasing enrollments, colleges and universities are striving to find a balance between innovation and tradition to remain relevant and current in a rapidly evolving world. These 12 predictions...
The "Virtual Face" of Planning: How to Use Higher Education Web Sites to Assess Competitive Advantage
We hear lots of admonitions about how students are revealing too much about themselves on social media sites, but do we really understand how much is revealed about our campuses via their Websites?The situation is common. Your college is contemplating...
The "Virtual Face" of Planning: How to Use Higher Education Web Sites to Assess Competitive Advantage: We Hear Lots of Admonitions about How Students Are Revealing Too Much about Themselves on Social Media Sites, but Do We Really Understand How Much Is Revealed about Our Campuses Via Their Websites?
The situation is common. Your college is contemplating a new online program and you want to know how competitive it might be. Or, your college needs to evaluate how well its online programs compare with those of peer institutions, or with those of...