Topic: Program Prioritization Approaches
As the need for financial viability becomes more acute, there is a reflexive effort by many institutions to add new programs in order to attract new student audiences. When does institutional leadership know when they have added one program too many? When and how do they consider the impact of more programs on their academic mission? These critical questions will be explored in this relevant and highly interactive session.
Program prioritization is intended to inform budget and planning responsibly. Key points from the process will be presented from an institutional research and effectiveness point of view. Data evaluation rubrics, probing questions, and visualizations will be shared in the context of how they facilitated faculty engagement and conversations about program strengths.