This is part three of a three-part program series, “Integrated Planning to Build a Thriving Academic Program Portfolio.” These discussions will help you build a strategic and sustainable program portfolio that is mission-centered, data-informed, student-centered, and focused on growth opportunities.
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.
Recorded October 1, 2020.