Justifying and Organizing a Sustainable Strategic Planning Process

An Abbreviated Motive for Strategic Planning in Higher Education The obvious item that may come to mind is that we engage strategic planning simply "because we have to." To say the least, this is an underdeveloped rationale. Despite my knowing about the pandemic of this attitude toward strategic planning, I still experience surprise when I … Continue reading Justifying and Organizing a Sustainable Strategic Planning Process

Practicing Self-Care to Become a Better Institution

Simplicity is Often Esoteric You might be curious as to how this topic relates to sustaining a viable long-term accreditation agenda in higher education. While the connection is not necessarily obvious, we can locate the link once we peel back the layers. This entry focuses on the health of institutional actors who are charged with … Continue reading Practicing Self-Care to Become a Better Institution

How Institutions Can Encourage Faculty Engagement in Assessment

Why is assessment necessary? When pursuing a Ph.D. -- which is essentially the only type of training faculty receive to prepare for a career in higher education -- our intellectual pursuits tend to narrowly focus on developing content area expertise and the ability to conduct independent, empirical research. No one tells a professor-in-training about the … Continue reading How Institutions Can Encourage Faculty Engagement in Assessment