The Introduction of Continuous Planning in a Maturing Institution

  • Linda R. Delunas Indiana University Northwest
Keywords: Higher Education, Shared Visions, Strategic Planning


This paper describes the experience of one university in developing a Shared Vision and planning strategically for achieving it. At Indiana University Northwest, strategic planning is an ongoing process that is moving the campus toward its vision for the future and the long-term outcomes derived from it. Unlike traditional strategic outcomes that are finitely measurable, JU Northwest's outcomes are aspirational and include such things as civility, diversity, and engagement. This paper describes a journey from organizational fragmentation to integrated, vision-based planning and accreditation processes.