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Planning Links

The Innovative University:  Changing the DNA of Higher Education

American Council on Education Department Chair Online Resource Center

This section of the ACE web site spotlights the role of department chairs as strategic planners and offers both practical planning tools that can be applied within a department, as well as words of advice from chairs and administrators who have worked on strategic planning at the departmental level.


The Society for College and University Planning

A network of professionals dedicated to excellence in planning for higher education.


The National Center for Education Statistics

NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.


National Association of College and University Business Officers

NACUBO is a nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at more than 2,100 colleges and universities across the country.


University Business

University Business is a publication for presidents and other senior officers at two- and four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States.


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Published weekly, The Chronicle is the No. 1 news source for college and university faculty members and administrators.


Association of American Colleges and Universities

The Association of American Colleges and Universities is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.



DesignShare is the central address for the very best in educational facilities and their impact on the learning process.


American School and University Magazine

American School & University (AS&U) serves the general administrative, business and plant-management personnel in public school districts, private and parochial schools, junior colleges and universities.


The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

ASHE is a scholarly society with about 1,580 members dedicated to higher education as a field of study.


Data Links

RI Board of Governors’ Higher Education Facts
A pdf file with various data relating to higher education in RI.

Links to Higher Education Data and Forecasting Resources

Assessment Web Resources

Books and Articles on Assessment

  • Banta, Trudy. (2002) “Building a scholarship of assessment”
  • Massy, William. (2003) “Auditing Higher Education to Improve Quality”. The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Upcraft M. Lee & Schuh J. (1996, 2001). Assessment in Student Affairs.

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