Focus Questions

1.   Define “ideal vision” and indicate why it should be framed in terms of outcomes versus means.

2.   What are the major types of results for an academic system?

3.   What is meant by an “aspirant” academic unit?

4.   What are the three types of competitive tactics available to an academic system?

5.   What are the elements of a strategic plan?

6.   What is meant by the “scope” of a strategic plan?

7.   At what levels of the organization should strategic planning occur?

8.   What is meant by “alignment”? Why is it important?

9.   Should strategic planning be top down, bottom up, or something else?

10.   What knowledge should reside within a SWOT team?

11.   What is meant by “research”? How is it different from “scholarship”? ...

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