Data: The Foundation of a Thriving Academic Program Portfolio

April 18, 2023

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Do you need to identify which academic programs to start, stop, or grow? In this webinar, the presenters will help you understand the economic and market data you will need and describe an efficient decision-making process for your use.

Learn how to operationalize your program economics—revenue, instructional cost, and margins—to optimize program mix, course scheduling, and resource allocations and discuss how to build a shared understanding of the data, increase transparency, speed up the program evaluation, and build agreement among decision-makers.

The presenters will describe the myths, real data, and criteria for program evaluation, including student demand, employer needs, competition, DEI, economics, and academic performance. You will learn which data sources you can rely on, which you should use with caution, and a few we should all avoid.

This webinar will help community college decision-makers attract students, meet employer needs, and focus investment on programs that will increase enrollment and margins.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the data sources decision-makers need for successful program evaluation.
  2. Evaluate data sources for validity, reliability, and use cases.
  3. Better allocate resources using data on program economics and academic outcomes.
  4. Use data to operationalize the program evaluation process and build consensus.

Presenters: Andrew Dorsey, President Emeritus, Front Range Community College; Robert Gray Atkins, CEO and Founder, Gray Associates

(There is no registration fee, but registration is required.)