Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions

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Administrative Planning, Higher Education Institutions

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_590-1



Administrative planning is not (yet) a well-defined, recognizable, and bounded set of processes or activities that consistently belong together in a single, identifiable administrative functional area. There is no unified naming convention for the activities found in higher education institutions’ administrative planning offices across the world and nor is there one name for the offices where administrative planning activities are located. Activities defined by some institutions as administrative planning are in some other institutions under the responsibility of other roles or functions. While administrative planning activities can be identified as distinct from other administrative activities using some criterion, they are located differently in institutions and so defy a functional definition (Strike et al. 2017). Terenzini (1993) took the view that in the USA the activity he identified as...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.President and Vice-Chancellor’s OfficeUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK