Why Strategic Plans Often Fall Short

Last fall I wrote an article for a Stamats publication called Academic Strategist (here’s link if you want to subscribe) that outlined 10 reasons why strategic plans often fail or often do not live up to expectations. I have since augmented that article with some insights from a great posting in Forbes. In some respects the comments below are the flip side of the benefits of strategic planning presented previously. Here they are:

Increasing College Enrollment: Back to Basics

Lately, a lot of the conversation in the higher ed world has been centered on the topic of increasing enrollment. After all, what’s an institution of higher learning without the students to teach? Through image and perception studies, a student recruitment assessment, competitive positioning, recruitment planning, and more, you can learn new strategies and set new goals to help you increase…