Succession Planning in Higher Education

A Practical Guide for Implementing a Plan at Your Institution

Research done in the California State University System reports that 47.7%1 of faculty and staff are nearing retirement age.  Is this reflective of the demographic on your campus?

Succession Planning is not a panacea in any sense of the word.  It can, however, be a low
risk – high return strategy for addressing the challenges of changing demographics, institutional knowledge management, and managing the “bench strength” of the institution.

Succession_PlanningTopics covered include:

  • What is Succession Planning?
  • Should my institution be thinking about more formalized Succession Planning?
  • If so, what should the scope of a Succession Planning initiative be?
  • Who should drive the Succession Planning process?
  • And more!

1Source: http://www.calstate.edu/hr/employee-profile/documents/Fall2013CSUProfiles.pdf