The Strategic Plan Working Group and writing teams relied on numerous documents throughout the planning process. The following documents were available on the UHM Strategic Planning 2010 website for public review:
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- Mānoa resources
- Strategic Planning Processes
- Trends in Higher Ed
- UH System Plan
- University Plan Examples
Defining Our Destiny Strategic Plan 2002–2010
A downloadable copy of the plan is available at:
- Defining Our Destiny: Strategic Plan 2002-2010 (English Version pdf)
- Ke Kuhikuhi ʻana i ke Ala: Kumumanaʻo Nui 2002-2010 (Hawaiian Version pdf)
Useful UHM Web Resources
Facts and Statistics: basic facts about UHM in one place
Budget and Finance: budget reports, legislative requests, links to budget prioritization reports
Chancellor's Office-Communications: regular updates on campus status
Chesney-Lind, M., Kane, K. O., & Bilsky, B. (2009, Nov.). Doing excellent research at UHM: Researchers’ reflections on state of the research enterprise (draft). Honolulu, HI: Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Education, University of Hawaii-Manoa.
Strategic Planning Processes
This is a set of links to scholarly articles, web pages and books on strategic planning processes. Journal articles without a link are available through the electronic journals and books at the UH Library.
Rutgers Center for Organizational Development and Leadership. (2006). Strategic planning in higher education: A guide for leaders New Brunswick, NJ. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Retrieved from
Taylor, J., & Machado, M. (2006). Higher education leadership and management: From conflict to interdependence through strategic planning. Tertiary Education and Management, 12(2), 137-160. doi: 10.1007/s11233-006-0003-3
Cowburn, S. (2005). Strategic planning in higher education: fact or fiction? Perspectives: Policy & Practice in Higher Education, 9(4), 103-109. doi: 10.1080/13603100500357324
Dolence, M. G. (2004). The Curriculum-Centered Strategic Planning Model. EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research Bulletin. Washington, DC: EDUCAUSE. Retrieved from
Dooris, M. J., Kelley, J. M., & Trainer, J. F. (2004). Strategic planning in higher education. New Directions for Institutional Research, 2004(123), 5-11.
Trainer, J. F. (2004). Models and tools for strategic planning. New Directions for Institutional Research, 2004(123), 129-138.
Paris, K. A. (2003). Strategic planning in the university. Madison, WI: Office of Quality Improvement, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Trends in Higher Education
This is a set of links to recent articles on the future of higher education. These are intended to provide talking points; listing does not imply endorsement.
AASCU State Relations and Policy Analysis Research Team. (2010). Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010. A Higher Education Policy Brief. Washington, DC: American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Hurley, D. J. (2009). Considerations for state colleges and universities in a post-recession America. Washington, DC: American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Retrieved from http://www.congressweb.com/aascu/docfiles/Considerations-AASCU11-09.pdf
Altbach, P. G., Reisberg, L., & Rumbley, L. E. (2009). Trends in global higher education: Tracking an academic revolution. Paris, France: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Dator, J. (2006). Campus futures. Planning for Higher Education, 34(3), 45-48.
UH System Plan
This is a set of links to the UH System strategic plan and other documents on Hawaii higher education related to directions that may be helpful in UHM's planning process.
Policies and Procedures
Statistics and Reports
Aldeman, C., & Carey, K. (2009). Ready to assemble: Grading state higher education accountability systems (includes individual state reports, see Hawaii). Washington, DC: Education Sector. [Hawaii report]
University Plan Examples
One way to develop our plan is to benchmark against what other institutions are doing. This list represents large, public universities in the U.S. that have updated their plans in the past two years. Many of the institutional web sites include useful information on how their planning process was accomplished.
It is not a comprehensive list but does give a sense of how institutions are thinking about the future in light of the reduced financial support from states during the current economic downturn. Because the goal was to examine recent documents, it does not include some of the institutions commonly used as benchmarks for UHM. Of the UH System institutions, only Windward Community College has a recent update (WCC Strategic Plan Action Outcomes, 2008).
Arizona State University: Expanding Our Vision, Deepening Our Roots, 2011-2015
Boise State University: Strategic Plan, 2010-2014
Illinois State University: Educating Illinois 2008-2014
Indiana State University: The Pathway to Success, 2009-2014
Oregon State University: Strategic Plan, Phase 2, 2009-2013
University of Kentucky: 2009-14 Strategic Plan
University of Missouri-Kansas City: Strategic Plan, 2010-2020
University of New Mexico: Strategic Framework for 2008 and Beyond
University of Vermont: Strategic Plan 2009-2013: Sustaining the Advance
Washington State University: Strategic Plan, 2008-2013
West Virginia State University: 2010 Plan, Building the Foundation for Academic Excellence