Striking a Balance: Navigating Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches in Strategic Planning

Posted by Jayme Kerr on Mar 27, 2024 3:53:34 PM

In higher education, strategic planning serves as the compass guiding institutions toward continuous improvement to ensure the growth and progress of their initiatives. Through an understanding of the relationship between top-down and bottom-up strategic planning approaches, we are proposing a balanced synthesis that leverages the strengths of both models to foster institutional success. 

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Topics: Integrated Strategic Planning

Integrated Strategic Planning and its Impact on Accreditation

Posted by David Mosley on Jul 15, 2021 4:58:18 PM

Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) produce inspiring vision and mission statements, strategic plans, academic master plans, strategic enrollment plans, campus master plans, and many others; but if these plans do not align with how resources are actually allocated, they are merely “plans on a shelf” and not the living documents that IHE’s need to satisfy regional accreditors and stakeholders. 

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Topics: Accreditation, Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, Integrated Strategic Planning