Archive for strategic planning

University Strategic Planning

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 24 October 2010 by Steve

“From the consistently wonderful MacLeod Cartoons, a cartoon called ‘University Strategic Planning’ …” (graphic)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 24 October]

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Don’t do Strategic planning on tactical timescales

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 29 June 2010 by Steve

“Most Universities conduct strategic plans with a five year time horizon. This is too short. Most degrees take three or four years (allowing for repeats, long medical degrees, interminable PhDs etc) so five years is a little bit longer than one ‘product cycle’. A car takes, perhaps, a few weeks at most including components. Could you imagine Ford or Toyota having a 3 month strategic planning horizon? …” (more)

[Robert Cosgrave, Tertiary21, 25 June]

Is Strategic Planning Possible?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 15 November 2009 by Steve

USA“Having now endured innumerable meetings dealing with budget reductions, I am beginning to realize reluctantly that budget cutting can never be done in a rational way during a budget crisis. If any institution should be able to address its budget problems rationally, you would think that it would be a university. Alas, this is not the case …” (more)

[Arnold van der Valk, A Crumbling Ivory Tower?, 14 November]