Using an open and transparent process, learn to identify programs that should be invested in, cut, downsized, or merged.
Many institutions have been operating in a financially unsustainable way for many years. Now that economic conditions are forcing institutions to reduce or restructure their program offerings, critical questions and challenges face campus leaders. Which programs are most important to the institution’s mission, overall financial health, and competitiveness? How do you ensure your institution is stronger as a result of prioritization?
Join Bob Dickeson and Larry Goldstein for an in-depth examination of a proven method for prioritizing academic and administrative programs.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Given the leadership support required to successfully implement such an effort, we have specially designed this program for teams of institutional executives. We strongly encourage both the chief financial officer and chief academic officer to attend the program together. If your institution is early in the process of considering prioritization, we also encourage your institution’s president to attend as part of your team.
A TEAM EFFORT
Successful implementation requires strong faculty participation so we also encourage faculty leaders to attend as part of the larger team. Program prioritization is a data-intensive effort and requires significant support from the IR office; as such, we encourage representatives from institutional research to attend as well.
PROGRAM AND RESOURCES
This program will be highly interactive and discussion based. While the concepts of prioritization have been successfully used in multiple campus settings, there is no one template for successful implementation. A variety of cultural and economic factors will influence an institution’s approach. As such, the program is highly focused on the application of these concepts to your specific campus context. The output from the various group activities will be documented and shared out to each participant after the program, so you can take back a range of ideas and solutions that might work for your campus.
This program is based in large part on Bob Dickeson’s book, Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services. Included in your registration fee is a complimentary copy of this resource-rich book which can be helpful not only as a guide but to build buy-in for this effort.