Using Market Data to Inform Academic Program Decisions
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Evaluating an institution’s existing academic program portfolio or potential new programs generates four important questions related to markets ..read more
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Cellular Agriculture Programs: When “Tastes Like Chicken” Takes on New Meaning
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1y ago
Each year, Gray Associates hosts a webinar to share highlights from our research on new and emerging programs in higher education.  We discuss programs and demand trends across a broad spectrum of disciplines, fields of study, and award levels.   ..read more
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University of the Blind Men and the Elephant
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by William F. Massy
1y ago
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Establishing Data Governance in Academic Program Evaluation
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Finding a Sustainable Academic Strategy
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by William F. Massy
1y ago
Many colleges and universities must respond quickly to pandemic-induced budget shortfalls in order to avoid unacceptable drawdowns of their reserves or even more severe financial disruption. However, the pandemic also may have upended their business models to the point where significantly new strategies must be found. They need to “Build Back Better” rather than simply close their budget gaps ..read more
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The Journey:  Fostering a Data-Informed Culture
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1y ago
  Higher Education faces increasing challenges. These challenges include expanding competition, changing demographics, altered perceptions of the value of a college degree, and a pandemic. Rapid, complex changes such as these require thoughtful, yet timely responses. All of us, from trade schools to Tier I research institutions, must look at how to best restructure people and process for greatest success, not only for economic feasibility and academic growth, but also to support institutional culture. Concordia University’s leadership team recognizes these obstacles and has formulated a ..read more
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Out of Crisis, Strategy!
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by William F. Massy
1y ago
Campuses are coming back to life, but that doesn’t mean a return to business as usual. Virus containment remains critical, but so is the need to address the pandemic’s huge legacy of disruption. The financial health of many schools is severely challenged, and neither teaching and learning nor the character of student demand will ever be the same. Campus leaders feel an urgent need to close current budget gaps and develop strategies for the future ..read more
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Curricular Efficiency:  Improving the Recurring Decisions that Drive Average Class Size
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1y ago
Average class size is one of the primary factors driving cost per Student Credit Hour (SCH).  But average class size is a bit of an over-simplification:  in my home office, my dog and I together have an average of three legs, but that doesn’t really represent either of us very well ..read more
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What Drives Curricular Efficiency?
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1y ago
Academic leaders routinely make decisions about course offerings, course scheduling, staffing, releases, and other topics that drive curricular efficiency.  However, Deans and Chairs often lack convenient access to accurate data about instructional costs.  As a result, many have limited, and sometimes incorrect, intuition about instructional economics.  Asking them to make good decisions without access to sufficient relevant information is bound to lead to less-than-ideal results ..read more
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The Great Resignation and the Opportunity for Data-Based Programs
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1y ago
  If you have been following the news lately, you may have seen several articles about the American workforce and a trend that has been coined, “The Great Resignation.” Employees are leaving their old jobs for better ones (more than 4 million US workers quit in April), often with a pit stop for skills training. As a country, we are taking stock and retooling, and that includes the state of our skills and careers. Financial giant Prudential has been reporting regularly on survey results regarding worker expectations and the coming talent migration. But in a sense, this is an old predictio ..read more
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