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Course Details

Course Code: ADHE631 Course ID: 5133 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course introduces students to the practices and methodologies of developing strategic plans that result in the conceptual and practical processes associated with innovation and institutional advancement within higher education. Essential discussion topics include mission, vision, and values alignment, managing and implementing organizational change, marketing/communications/promotion, alumni relations, financial resource development, program evaluation and review, innovative teaching and learning modalities for effective higher education, and strategic planning execution. Students will examine case studies and real-world scenarios, as well as consider the ethics of professional practice and strategic planning in both for-profit and non-profit settings. There will be an examination of resource development strategies and their relationship to university strategic priorities and objectives.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
10/31/2022 - 03/31/2023 04/03/2023 - 05/28/2023 April Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session
01/30/2023 - 06/30/2023 07/03/2023 - 08/27/2023 July Summer 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

NameGrade %
Welcome Discussion 3.33 %
W1 Forum 1: Differentiation in Higher Education 3.33 %
W2 Forum 2: Following a Plan? 3.33 %
W3 Forum 3: Change Management and Student Population 3.33 %
W4 Forum 4: Institutional Advancement and Change Management 3.33 %
W5 Forum 5: Innovation Controversy 3.33 %
W6 Forum 6: Successful Institutions? 3.33 %
W7 Forum 7: Implemented and Evaluated? 3.33 %
W8 Forum 8: Strategic Planning Insights 3.33 %
W1 Assignment 1: Compare and Contrast MVVs 7.14 %
W2 Assignment 2: Chapter Summaries 7.14 %
W3 Assignment 3: Change Management and Strategic Planning 7.14 %
W4 Assignment 4: Components of Practice 7.14 %
W5 Assignment 5: Innovation Short Research Paper 7.14 %
W6 Assignment 6: Evaluations Strategy Effectiveness 7.14 %
W7 Assignment 7: Noteworthy Strategic Plans 7.14 %
W8 Strategic Plan Presentation 20.00 %
Book Title:Human Side of the Strategic Planning Process in Higher Education (Ebook available in the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Society for College and University Planning Lib
Author:Delprino, R.
Book Title:Practical Guide to Strategic Planning in Higher Education, Society for College and University Planning (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Society for College and University Planning Lib
Author:Hinton, K. E.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.