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ERIC Number: EJ1096762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Improving Strategic Planning and Implementation in Universities through Competitive Intelligence Tools: A Means to Gaining Relevance
Hughes, Stephanie; White, Rebecca J.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v10 n3 p39-52 2005
Institutions of higher education can use competitive intelligence (CI) techniques to become more relevant to their communities. In Stepping Forward as Stewards of Place the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) provides a model for public engagement that emphasizes internal strategic planning, implementation, and assessment processes that involve regional communities and are aligned with state and policy environments. Universities can more fully utilize competitive intelligence to improve information collection and strategic planning, which can ultimately yield better decision making by university administrators. This article provides an overview of the steps involved in the competitive intelligence model and demonstrates how state universities can integrate this model with the existing Stewards of Place model to enhance their efforts and gain strategic advantage in public engagement.
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Improvement, Universities, Program Implementation, Relevance (Education), Models, School Community Relationship, Data Collection, Community Study, Change Strategies, Regional Planning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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