Valarie Avalone, Director of Planning, served as an invited presenter for two sessions at the March 2014 MSCHE workshop – Institutional Follow-up: Reports and Visits – in Philadelphia last week.
The workshop was for institutions that have required follow-up reports or visits stemming from their most recent Self-Study or Period Review Report with the goal being to assist them in better understanding the process.
In her presentation - Integrated Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal – she shared that while planning is a basic responsibility of all leaders and managers, much can be overlooked if not viewed from an integrated perspective. Integrated planning is the linking of vision, priorities, people, resources, and the physical institution in a flexible system of evaluation, decision-making and action. Avalone concluded both sessions by facilitating a discussion with participants on how institutions can best meet the fundamental elements of Standard 2.
Heze Simmons, CFO and Vice President