Engaging The Future

A Strategic Plan For Furman University

"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. To reach the port of heaven, we must sometimes sail with the wind and sometimes against it; but we must sail and not drift, nor lie at anchor."  - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Strategic Plan 2011

Furman's Mission and Scope

Strategic Planning Committee Members


Links to other college and university strategic planning documents:

Albright College

Centenary College

College of Wooster

Dartmouth College

Dickinson College

Duke University

Elon University

Goucher College

Juniata College

Lehigh University (Academic Affairs--Faculty Development)

Middlebury College

Mt. Holyoke College

University of Richmond

Virginia Tech

Williams College



Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)



Planning Resources on the Web


The National Center for Education Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/
The Condition of Education
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/
Projections of Education Statistics to 2015
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/projections/
The U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education http://www.wiche.edu/
Futurework - Trends and Challenges for Work in the 21st Century http://www.dol.gov/dol/asp/public/futurework/
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems http://www.nchems.org/
The Futurist magazine http://www.wfs.org/futurist.htm

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