No. 105 November 2007
Feature Article: Current Planning and Innovation in Higher Education
This issue of the newsletter features the initiatives shared by three universities at the 8th National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education (NCCI) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 26 – 28, 2007:
- University of Kentucky’s use of a business plan to advance the standing of the University and increase state appropriation by 350 percent
- University of Virginia’s development of institutional performance measures to monitor performance and aid in making decisions
- University of California, Berkeley’s development of a tool for continuity planning now available nationwide at no charge to institutions of higher education
For the full article, visit http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/features/Issue105.html.
The complete feature articles series is available at http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/features/.
Innovation Extracts: Managing for Innovation
Editors Theodore S. Glickman and Susan C. White bring together a number of recent examples of innovation used within higher education to make more effective and efficient use of resources, including the development of Western Governors University and the use of universal design.
The complete Innovation Extracts series is available at http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/extracts/.
To register for these free events call the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment at
(814) 863-8721 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership and Organizational Performance
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
508 Rider II
Speaker: James B. Thomas, Dean, Smeal College of Business
Using Data to Inform Strategic Planning
Monday, December 3, 2007
508 Rider II
Speakers: Nancy L. Eaton, Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, and Madlyn L. Hanes, Chancellor, Penn State Harrisburg
Moderator: Michael J. Dooris, Director, Planning Research and Assessment
Hold these dates in 2008 for more Quality Advocates sessions
Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
508 Rider II
"Thinking Strategically about Future Information Technology Investments"
Speaker: Kevin Morooney, Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
508 Rider II
"Leading Department and Unit Level Strategic Planning"
Speakers: James Dillard, Head, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, The College of the Liberal Arts, and James Myers, Director, Facilities Engineering Institute, College of Engineering will discuss planning from a unit head’s perspective.
For complete information about the Quality Advocates series, visit http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/advocates/.
Report: Faculty Exit Study
The October 2007 edition updates this annual report to reflect the most recent data available.
For a complete listing of the reports available, visit http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/planning_research/reports/.
Support for Planning, Improvement, and Assessment in Your Unit
The Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment supports the University’s efforts to plan, assess, and improve programs and services. The Office is available, at no charge, to consult with units and use organizational change tools to help units assess their needs, develop strategic plans, improve key processes, and develop collaborative team environments. If you would like to discuss the planning, quality, or assessment needs of your unit with one of our consultants, please contact the Office at 814-863-8721 or e-mail email@example.com.
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