Part One: Aug 27
Academic Program Portfolio Planning: Preparing to Thrive
Part Two: Sept 15
Instructional Economics: Making Finance-Informed Academic Decisions
This three-part program series will help you build a strategic and sustainable program portfolio that is mission-centered, data-informed, student-centered, and focused on growth opportunities. Join one, two, or all three programs in this series.
The decision-making process is only the beginning – how do you build a robust program portfolio in a way that ensures educational quality, financial sustainability, and meets the needs of your students? We will provide real-world examples of ways to effectively build quality online programs and courses that improve student access and retention, including performance metrics and faculty engagement. And we’ll discuss examples of how institutions can leverage investments in online learning to meet student demand, create financial sustainability, and generate funds for other mission-related priorities that may otherwise go unfunded. We will conclude by discussing how to build systems and processes to track quality and performance on an ongoing basis, so you can flag and fix small problems before they escalate and identify opportunities for growth before the competition.
Antoinette Farmer-Thompson (Moderator)
Deputy Vice President, Educational Outreach & Student Services; ASU University Design Institute Expert in Residence; Former Dean and Senior Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness
Professor Emeritus and Former CFO, Stanford University; Former President, The Jackson Hole Higher Education Group, Inc.
Senior Partner, Gray Associates, Inc.
Senior Director for Learning Strategy, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP); Professor Emeritus of Psychology, John Carroll University