ERIC Number: ED306825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Planning and the Arizona Universities.
Caldwell, Roger L.
One of the working papers in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness, this document focuses on the normal and documented activities that could be described as leading to strategic choices and implementation efforts in the Arizona universities. The strategic planning literature is discussed in an effort to compare the Arizona process to that of other universities. A brief review of the changing activities of the universities is listed to place the need for change in perspective. The Arizona universities have changed significantly in the relatively recent past, and the timing for such a planned process is excellent, with the maturing of the universities and the anticipated changes in the external environment occurring at about the same time. Two sections focus on the following: (1) strategic planning issues; Arizona universities' planning activities; relevant planning reports; current planning process; current status of planning documents; strategic plan and action plan; special concerns to address by a strategic plan; planning pitfalls; and approaches to coordinated planning; and (2) background: universities in transition; sharing an academic strategy; description of selected planning processes for other universities; content of a typical strategic planning process; specific content guidelines; mission statement guidelines; description of Arizona Board of Regents universities planning process 1977-1988; and the future needs of the state committees. Contains 18 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona