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SCUP Book | The Human Side of the Strategic Planning Process in Higher Education

SCUP Book | The Human Side of the Strategic Planning Process in Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Very few, if any, organizations operate with anything remotely resembling clockwork precision. As for stability, many organizations need to regularly adapt new practices just to maintain their status quo. Higher education institutions, perhaps more than other organizations, need to consistently practice adaptability to remain competitive and relevant.


SCUP Planning Institute faculty trainer, Robert P. Delprino, has drawn on his education, professional life, and experience as an institute faculty member to write a book every planner should read. “Change is a people process; the strategic planning process is not a solitary activity but one that involves a number of players. Its success depends on the individuals and groups who participate in the plan’s development, application, and evaluation.”

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

A benefit of SCUP membership. Also available for others as an inexpensive download. Combine it with another SCUP book, A Practical Guide to Strategic Planning in Higher Education by Karen Hinton and you have a reference for your committees.

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Public Health dean won’t be reinstated at the University of Saskatchewan

Public Health dean won’t be reinstated at the University of Saskatchewan | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Interim president says the university will stick to TransformUS restructuring plans and budget cuts
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Change is coming to U. Saskatchewan, and it's a struggle. 

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Change Management in the Trenches

Change Management in the Trenches | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Peter Drucker is attributed with the quote, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” While still the case, postsecondary culture must adjust to both rapid and longer-term shifts in the world around it. The ecologies that have long constituted its culture, including those we all live in and work with, have become even more open as systems. This session focuses on developing attendees’ personal and organizational capacities for effectively managing both anticipated and unpredictable changes in their institutions. This ecological approach identifies where external changes are likely to affect the organization and what it can do to create a "flexible" culture that does not eat strategy. Participants will work with multiple examples of change in their own institutions during a variety of interactive learning experiences.


Audience:
Mid- to upper-level administrators who have responsibility for leading one or more campus units and need to successfully manage change in their organization.


TAGS: Institutional Direction, Organizational culture, Change Management


Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:
This excellent workshop is presented on Saturday, July 12 (Pittsburgh) at SCUP–49, Plan for the Transformation of Higher Education, by Phyllis T. H. Grummon, consultant, Higher Education Planning; Susan T. Whitmer, research lead, Education, Herman Miller, Inc. They are members of the team which received the SCUP's first Perry Chapman Prize.

If you like this workshop, then consider The Human Side of Strategic Planning in Higher Education, a SCUP book. It was written by SCUP Planning Institute faculty member and faulty trainer Rober P. Delprino with its use as assigned reading for the planning institute. 


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Perspectives on the College Cost Crisis—Two Book Reviews In One

A review of:


Stretching the Higher Education Dollar: How Innovation Can Improve Access, Equity, and Affordability. Edited by Andrew P. Kelly and Kevin Carey. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2013. 272 pages. $60.00 Cloth; $29.95 Paper.


The Checklist for Change: Making American Higher Education a Sustainable Enterprise, by Robert Zemsky. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2013. 240 pages. $27.95 Cloth; $27.95 Web PDF. E-Book version available.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Mary Taylor Huber concludes: "Kelly and Carey's edited collection will appeal more to those who find promise and excitement in the largely off-campus world of new educational entrepreneurs. Zemsky's book, though far from a warm embrace, will be more persuasive to those who love our campuses and would like to see them improved and sustained."

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Deans and Provosts Provide Leadership Through Changing Times—Advice

Deans and Provosts Provide Leadership Through Changing Times—Advice | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"If you’re a dean or provost, managing change is a big part of your job. And it’s likely to become an increasingly important skill.


'Change is not going to be a once-in-a-while thing. It’s going to be the order of the day moving forward,' said Benjamin Akande, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University.

'The only person who likes change is a wet baby,' Akande said. But change is not a bad thing. 'It’s an opportunity to reevaluate,' he said."

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Dean & Provost's advisory board members share strategies for managing change.

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Cycles of Change & Innovation (two models together) - The Ubiquitous Librarian

Cycles of Change & Innovation (two models together) - The Ubiquitous Librarian | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What emerges when you place these two models together? Do early adopters move through the change cycle quicker and hence become early adopters? What is it that helps people move through the adoption of innovation and consequently if you can accelerate that, does that help them through the change paradigm?

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Brief, but interesting.

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