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. 4, July-September

Benchmarking 10 Major Canadian Universities at the Divisional Level: A Powerful Tool for Strategic Decision Making
Proulx reports on the continuing, decade-long exchange of data and benchmarking among Canada's most research-intensive universities.Introduction1It has taken almost 30 years for universities to borrow from the corporate world and integrate the concepts,...
Benchmarking 10 Major Canadian Universities at the Divisional Level: A Powerful Tool for Strategic Decision Making: Proulx Reports on the Continuing, Decade-Long Exchange of Data and Benchmarking among Canada's Most Research-Intensive Universities
Introduction (1) It has taken almost 30 years for universities to borrow from the corporate world and integrate the concepts, methodologies, and logistics of various quantitative and qualitative evaluative processes (such as evaluation, assessment,...
Distance Education
A University's Pioneering Master of Social Work Program Partnership with the U.S. ArmyLearn how a partnership between Florida State and the US Army planned for and implemented tailored MSW degrees.IntroductionSince 1918, public universities have assumed...
Distance Education: A University's Pioneering Master of Social Work Program Partnership with the U.S. Army: Learn How a Partnership between Florida State and the US Army Planned for and Implemented Tailored MSW Degrees
Introduction Since 1918, public universities have assumed a central role in educating and equipping social workers with the initial qualifications needed to provide behavioral health support to military service members and their families (Freeman...
DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education
DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education The transforming of higher education continues. Can we see the light yet? Reviewed by Donald M. Norris Chelsea Green Publishing Company 2010 208 pages ISBN 978-1-60358-234-6...
Integrating Planning, Assessment, and Improvement in Higher Education
Integrating Planning, Assessment, and Improvement in Higher Education by Barbara J. Sherlock, ed. NACUBO 2009 190 pages ISBN 978-1-56972-049-3Reviewed by Heather A. KellyContinuous improvement is a necessity in today's environment, and higher education...
Public Outcry Increasingly Becoming Safeguard of University Forests
College-owned lands are morphing from educational, research, and outreach assets into financial assets.IntroductionMany universities and colleges own forestland. Although these lands can be worth billions of dollars, most are devoted to the institutional...
Public Outcry Increasingly Becoming Safeguard of University Forests: College-Owned Lands Are Morphing from Educational, Research, and Outreach Assets into Financial Assets
Introduction Many universities and colleges own forestland. Although these lands can be worth billions of dollars, most are devoted to the institutional goals of education, research, and outreach. These forests become an integral part of the university...
Redesigning Regional Accreditation
The Impact on Institutional PlanningRegional accrediting bodies continue to sharpen their focus on student learning, with implications for planners.IntroductionRegional accreditation, the "gold standard" of higher education institutional quality, has...
Redesigning Regional Accreditation: The Impact on Institutional Planning: Regional Accrediting Bodies Continue to Sharpen Their Focus on Student Learning, with Implications for Planners
Introduction Regional accreditation, the "gold standard" of higher education institutional quality, has been around at least since the 1850s (Ewell 2008). In U.S. Accreditation and the Future of Quality Assurance, Ewell (2008) describes four distinct...
Social Entrepreneurship
The "New Kid" on the University BlockBeen wondering what people mean when they say "social entrepreneurship"? Wonder no more.With the convergence of an ailing economy, a new generation of political leaders, and a strong public sentiment that change is...
Social Entrepreneurship: The "New Kid" on the University Block: Been Wondering What People Mean When They Say "Social Entrepreneurship"? Wonder No More
With the convergence of an ailing economy, a new generation of political leaders, and a strong public sentiment that change is needed on many fronts within our society and across the world, the phenomenon of social entrepreneurship has found new life...
Viewpoint: The Challenge of Creating Engaged Public Research Universities
How to harness the vast intellectual assets of universities as a lever for social good?Several years ago, Michael Burawoy (former president of the American Sociological Association and a University of California, Berkeley professor), in a response to...
Viewpoint: The Challenge of Creating Engaged Public Research Universities: How to Harness the Vast Intellectual Assets of Universities as a Lever for Social Good?
Several years ago, Michael Burawoy (former president of the American Sociological Association and a University of California, Berkeley professor), in a response to a New York Times op-ed by Stanley Fish, declared: "Academics are living in a fool's...