Current Planning and Innovation in Higher Education

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Applying Quality Principles in Daily Work
Friday, December 7, 2007
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
For complete information on all workshops being offered, visit /workshops/.

Quality Advocates:

To register for these free events call the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment at
(814) 863-8721 or e-mail

Leadership and Organizational Performance
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
1:30-3:00 p.m.

508 Rider II
Speaker: James B. Thomas, Dean, Smeal College of Business

Using Data to Inform Strategic Planning
Monday, December 3, 2007
3:00-4:30 p.m.
508 Rider II
Speakers: Nancy L. Eaton, Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, and Madlyn L. Hanes, Chancellor, Penn State Harrisburg
Moderator: Michael J. Dooris, Director, Planning Research and Assessment

Hold these dates in 2008 for more Quality Advocates sessions

Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
508 Rider II
“Thinking Strategically about Future Information Technology Investments”
Speaker: Kevin Morooney, Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
508 Rider II
“Leading Department and Unit Level Strategic Planning”
Speakers: James Dillard, Head, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, The College of the Liberal Arts, and James Myers, Director, Facilities Engineering Institute, College of Engineering will discuss planning from a unit head’s perspective.

For complete information about the Quality Advocates series, visit /advocates/.

Report: Faculty Exit Study

The October 2007 edition updates this annual report to reflect the most recent data available.
For a complete listing of the reports available, visit /planning_research/reports/.


Support for Planning, Improvement, and Assessment in Your Unit
The Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment supports the University’s efforts to plan, assess, and improve programs and services. The Office is available, at no charge, to consult with units and use organizational change tools to help units assess their needs, develop strategic plans, improve key processes, and develop collaborative team environments. If you would like to discuss the planning, quality, or assessment needs of your unit with one of our consultants, please contact the Office at 814-863-8721 or e-mail

The Quality Endeavors newsletter is published several times each semester. If you have any questions or comments about what you read here, or if you would like to suggest items for future newsletters, please contact Louise Sandmeyer, Executive Director of the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment, at 814-863-8721 or To read past issues, see the Office’s Web site at /newsletter/archive.htm.

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