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ERIC Number: EJ850395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0736-0983
A Collaborative, Ongoing University Strategic Planning Framework: Process, Landmines, and Lessons
Hill, Susan E. Kogler; Thomas, Edward G.; Keller, Lawrence F.
Planning for Higher Education, v37 n4 p16-26 Jul-Sep 2009
This article examines the strategic planning process at Cleveland State University, a large metropolitan state university in Ohio. A faculty-administrative team used a communicative planning approach to develop a collaborative, ongoing, bottom-up, transparent strategic planning process. This team then spearheaded the process through plan development and the early stages of implementation and evaluation. The article presents the framework for this process in detail and includes a three-year timetable. The authors discuss the unexpected landmines that threatened to undermine the process and the important lessons learned in the hopes that this will aid other universities in their strategic planning efforts. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio