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The Strategic Plan: Neither Strategy Nor Plan, but a Waste of Time

By Benjamin Ginsberg

Until recent years, colleges engaged in little formal planning. Today, however, virtually every college and university in the nation has an elaborate strategic plan. Indeed, whenever a college hires a new president, his or her first priority is usually the crafting of a new strategic plan. As in Orwell’s 1984, all mention of the previous administration’s plan, which probably had been introduced with great fanfare only a few years earlier, is instantly erased from all college publications and Web sites. The college president’s first commandment seems to be, “Thou shall have no other plan before mine.”

Continued at: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Strategic-Plan-Neither/128227/

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  1. August 17, 2011 at 2:49 am

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