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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Academic Deans Reveal Their Leadership StylesLocked

Annual Budgeting Becomes an Exercise in How Authority is Enacted
From Volume 48 Number 3 | July–September 2020
Academic deans adopt one of three approaches when developing the annual budget report for their colleges: distributed authorship, delegated authorship, or dominated authorship. Depending on the approach they select, deans can include and collaborate with their senior teams—or exclude, ignore, and alienate them. Their choice demonstrates how they lead.
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Fiscal Structure and Public College and University Credit RatingsLocked

An Exploratory Analysis
From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
By understanding how fiscal structure affects institutional credit ratings, leaders can better respond to today’s variable economic conditions.
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Planning at Mesa Community CollegeLocked

Integrated and Informed for Our Improvement
From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
Within the span of a year, it’s possible to make significant progress toward achieving and institutionalizing integrated planning and budgeting.
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So, You Need a New Chart of AccountsLocked

From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
Designing a new chart of accounts provides an opportunity to review and improve current practice and positively affect institutional financial data use and reporting.
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Redesigning a Budget Model with a Grassroots ApproachLocked

From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
While redesigning a campus budget model could happen relatively quickly from a technical standpoint, time spent in extensive engagement, collaboration, and conversation is key to successful implementation.
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Employing College and University Credit Ratings as Indicators of Institutional Planning EffectivenessLocked

From Volume 41 Number 4 | July–September 2013
Credit ratings can be an integral component of the planning process, particularly as an implicit indicator of institutional planning effectiveness.
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Engaging Faculty Senates in the Budget Planning ProcessLocked

From Volume 39 Number 4 | July–September 2011
The opinions of faculty may add to the development of productive strategies during tough economic times.

Integrated Resource and Budget Planning at Colleges and UniversitiesLocked

Published 2011
This book is the culmination of several years of discussions, face-to-face roundtables, conference calls, and virtual meetings by SCUP’s Resource & Budget Planning Advisory Group. Each chapter is a tool crafted by experienced, on-campus peer-practitioners.