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. 39, No. 4, July-September

Action Research to Support the Sustainability of Strategic Planning: Action Research Examines Real-Life Events to Understand and Shape Future Organization Action
Background In the summer of 2007, a new president took leadership of Philadelphia University. The incoming president followed a long-term predecessor who had led the institution through a significant transition from a narrowly focused curriculum...
Answering President Obama's Call for Mentoring: It's Not Just for Mentees Anymore: Good for Graduate Students: The Mentor Usually Gets as Much, or More, out of Mentorship Than the Mentee
Introduction President Obama and the first lady declared January 2010 as National Mentoring Month, highlighting the power of mentoring and its impact on youth. As scholars involved in the research on and practice of mentoring, we laud this proclamation...
Boldly Sustainable: Hope and Opportunity for Higher Education in the Age of Climate Change
Boldly Sustainable: Hope and Opportunity for Higher Education in the Age of Climate Change by Peter Bardaglio and Andrea Putman National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) 2009 256 pages ISBN 978-1-56972-046-2...
Constructing Green: Sustainability and the Places We Inhabit: LEED Is Good, but a Volunteer System Will Never Be as Effective and Have as Much Impact in Transforming the Way We Design, Build, and Maintain Buildings as Actual Legislation
Before becoming dean of the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, I was a professor of architecture at Harvard University where I taught design studio, lecture, and seminar courses on topics including...
Engaging Faculty Senates in the Budget Planning Process: The Opinions of Faculty May Add to the Development of Productive Strategies during Tough Economic Times
Multiple rounds of budget cuts have created tensions on many campuses, prompting questions from faculty about whether institutions are using resources wisely and spending funds appropriately (Minor 2003). As institutions respond to fiscal challenges,...
Factors Related to Faculty Research Productivity and Implications for Academic Planners: Planners Must Align the Emphasis on Research and Scholarly Products with the Overall Institutional Mission
Introduction Scrutiny over faculty allocations of time and subsequent outcomes is frequent in postsecondary education, especially at state research universities (those that receive appropriations from the state). Particularly during economic downturns,...
Is Online Learning a Disruptive Innovation? It Isn't the Technology per Se, but the New Thinking It Inspires, That Can Be Disruptive
In their desire to plan for the future, planners must assess the role of both internal and external influences on the institution. What then should we make of the idea that technology is disruptive? This perception fuels the views of Barone and Hagner...
Ten Minutes Wide: Human Walking Capacities and the Experiential Quality of Campus Design: A Review of 37 Master Plans Reveals Three Main Categories of Design Goals for Campus Walking Paths
Designing for Human Capacities All humans have limits based on their physical abilities. Collectively, these human capacities inform whether or not the built environment fits our needs (Ittelson et al. 1974). For example, the human capacity to walk...
Unlocking the Gates: How and Why Leading Universities Are Opening Up Access to Their Courses
Unlocking the Gates: How and Why Leading Universities Are Opening Up Access to Their Courses by Taylor Walsh Princeton University Press 2011 320 pages ISBN 978-0-691-14874 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] At the turn of the century, most of...