Strategic Planning


Karen E. Hinton in her 2012 booklet “A Practical Guide to Strategic Planning in Higher Education” stated:

The costs of engaging in a poor planning process range from disillusioned faculty, staff, and students, to poor use of vital resources, to failed accreditation reviews which, in turn, cause an institution to lose funding and prestige. The stakes are high, but the rewards are higher. A well-designed and implemented strategic planning process can provide an institution with a forum for campus-wide conversations about important decisions.”

Higher education leaders worldwide face tough strategic decisions about the future of their institutions. A strategic plan is a living-breathing document designed to guide the growth and ambitions of the institution and is intended to serve the university and its stakeholders. It is critical to actively engage faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community regarding substantive issues throughout the process.

Edu Alliance consultants have helped institutions around the world develop and implement strategically aligned plans to expand their footprint and influence. Our team has served in senior university leadership positions. They bring practical experience in higher education administration, data analysis, and strategic planning. They will help you navigate your challenges in:

  • Developing a strategic plan for your institution
  • Designing and implementing strategic and innovation initiatives
  • Data Analysis
  • Growing enrollment, revenue, and market share
  • Improving student and faculty retention
  • Launching and growing academic programs
  • Managing and implementing institutional change

Edu Alliance strategic planning process includes the following key elements:

  • Consensus on Mission, Vision, Values
  • Assessment of strengths and weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Identification of external trends, events, and factors
  • Identification of strategic priorities
  • Goals and objectives with measurable time-framed targets
  • Implementation plan and timeline