Strategic Planning Collaborative

Develop a strategic roadmap for the institution’s strategic plan that leverages promising practices and reflects a commitment to outcomes reflected in the Postsecondary Value Commission Pipeline to Equitable Value.

Apply by Monday, Feb. 26.

Leverage promising practices to further advance your university’s strategic priorities and desired outcomes.

AASCU is accepting applications from institutions seeking to integrate the Postsecondary Value Commission Pipeline to Equitable Value with its strategic plan.

Senior consultants from AASCU Consulting will support and facilitate processes and serve as the connective tissue between the Postsecondary Value Commission Action Agenda and participating institutions to develop a strategic roadmap for the university strategic plan that leverages promising practices and reflects the institution’s commitment to outcomes reflected in the Postsecondary Value Commission Pipeline to Equitable Value.

AASCU Consulting will review the desired outcomes and targets the university identified (or will identify if the strategic plan is in development) to assess alignment with advancing the pipeline to equitable value – equitable access, affordability, support, completion, and career outcomes. AASCU Consulting will present promising practices that align with and can advance the desired outcomes and facilitate discussions on strategies, actions, and needed capabilities to pursue them.

Who should participate?

  • AASCU member institutions 

Benefits of participation:

  • Develop a strategic roadmap for the university strategic plan that leverages promising practices and reflects the institution’s commitment to outcomes reflected in the Postsecondary Value Commission Pipeline to Equitable Value
  • Receive promising practices that align with and can advance the desired outcomes and facilitate discussions on strategies, actions, and needed capabilities to pursue them

Apply now to participate.

Apply by Monday, Feb. 26.

  • Willingness and commitment from top leadership to implement and manage change.
  • Organizational culture that can sustain strategy. “Ready institutions” have organizational cultures that may not completely support planning processes, but also do not undermine or immediately dismantle them.
  • University leadership should be stable meaning that the president/chancellor and provost—at a minimum—are not actively seeking new positions elsewhere and see themselves at the current institution for the near future.
  • History of realigning expenses with revenues (or seeking new revenues) to ensure that strategic plans are appropriately funded.
  • History of success in developing and implementing strategic planning processes that affect change, including managing dashboards where results are showcased.
  • Receptive to partnering with AASCU Consulting who support and facilitate processes and serve as the connective tissue between the Postsecondary Value Commission and institutions.
  • Regular access and contact with the president and leadership team throughout the process.
  • Timely review and decisions by the university on key milestones and deliverables.
  • An on-site project coordinator to provide administrative support as needed:
    • Provide information
    • Set up meetings
    • Distribute agendas
  • Make timely payment of fees and expense reimbursements.
  • Participate in convenings as invited.
  • Agree to share your strategic roadmap as a public resource.

Please contact Matt Ceppi with questions about the Strategic Planning Collaborative.

Strategic Planning Collaborative Partner