Suggested readings related to strategic planning

The following materials have been suggested for review and consideration as we move forward in the strategic planning process.  Feel free to review and provide any comments on the Discussion Board.

Suggested readings for Crow presentation

See the reading recommendations for Dr. Michael Crow's presentation on Sept. 16.

Suggested readings ahead of the Pepicello presentation

The College of 2020: Students – an executive summary. First in a series of three reports by The Chronicle of Higher Education on what higher education will look like in 2020. 

Special Report: Higher Ed and the Economy, a report by University Business published in March 2009.

Seeking A New Model for Public Higher Education, a commentary on an initiative in Tennessee to change public higher education to lower costs.

Will Higher Education Be the Next Bubble to Burst? From The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Phoenix Risen, an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education about the University of Phoenix and its founder, John G. Sperling.

Earlier reading recommendations

"End of the University as we know it | The New York Times April 27, 2009

In this article, Mark Taylor talks about the current state of higher education institutions, graduate degrees and tenure and gives a model where departments and institutions collaborate in the education of students to improve the situation. 

"When science is a siren song" | The Washington Post March 14, 2009
In this article, David Shaywitz discusses research in higher education institutions. The pros and cons of the current state of research in higher education and science are mentioned. 
"Reaching beyond boundaries: How anchor universities can rebuild cities and revitalize neighborhoods" May 11, 2009
This speech by Dr. Nancy Zimpher, the president of the University of Cincinnati, is based on a white paper which she and Dr. Proenza have been asked to write for the Brookings Institution. Zimpher made this address on campus at the University Park Alliance Awards ceremony in May 2009.
Council on Competitiveness Web site

Dr. Proenza is an appointed member of the Council on Competiveness Board. This organization unites CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders in an effort to ensure U.S. prosperity.


"Tuition Rising: Why College Costs So Much," by Ronald G. Ehrenberg See text on
"Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative," by Ken Robinson See text on