Helping academic leaders design, deliver, and manage impactful programs and experiences.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Harness the power of business intelligence for optimal value

Academic leaders are increasingly called upon to be the “Chief Performance Officers” of their colleges, schools, and academic divisions and departments.  You can rely on our set of business intelligence and analytics tools and expertise to elucidate the performance of your academic offerings and their targeted markets, anticipate future trends, and discover ways to improve educational impact, operations, and competitive strength.

360 CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Integrate our performance, market, and competitor intelligence components into a comprehensive continuous improvement campaign for your college, school, or academic division. Generate the strategies you’ll employ and detail the capabilities and resources you’ll build to systematically enlarge value and impact, expand market, attain capabilities, and optimize performance and reinvestment.

01 Program Performance & Profitability

Understand how each of your programs—and program clusters—perform in terms of enrollments, credit hour production, net and gross earnings, recruitment funnel size and yield, direct and indirect expenses, and other critical metrics.  Know program profitability and contribution margins.

02 Program Performance Dashboards

Translate your program performance data into interactive dashboards, which you can drill down by discipline, degree level, location, delivery, profitability ranking, and whatever dimensions you’d like to customize. Automatically refresh your dashboards at the end of each enrollment cycle.

03 Market Composition & Performance

Determine the composition, segments, and profiles of your student and organizational markets. Examine their performance trends for recruitment, persistence, completions, credit hours, and gross and net revenues. Calculate cumulative and lifetime economic value for each segment.

04 Enrollment & Performance Forecasting

Reliably forecast incoming students, headcount enrollments, credit hours, and earnings for your academic programs. Aggregate forecasts by degree level, delivery, location, or other dimensions. Run forecasts for annual budget or multi-year planning periods. Refresh at each cycle’s close.

05 Performance & Resource Benchmarking

Benchmark your academic programs’ performance to that of your competitors, peers, or aspirants. Study faculty composition, staffing, and resource allocations. Calculate comparative performance metrics (e.g., cost to graduate) and use them in forecasting and decision modeling.

06 Program Portfolio Optimization

Apply sophisticated “back-solver” statistical tools to develop optimization scenarios for your academic programs, allocated resources, and comprehensive program portfolio, using inputs that you determine for optimal performance, constraints, and time-sequencing.

07 Course Scheduling Studies

Investigate how your courses perform in terms of enrollments, income, direct costs, and capacity, according to discipline, course type, instructional delivery, time of day, and faculty ranking.  Use this knowledge to improve curriculum design, course scheduling, and faculty resource allocation.

08 Student Satisfaction Research

Learn what students view as the strengths and weaknesses of your academic offerings—and their own learning experiences—from our statistically reliable opinion and satisfaction survey research. Find out their views about your programs’ reputations and test brand messaging.

09 Competitive Value Analysis Scorecard

Engage faculty on what program features and experiences deliver value to your students. Scorecard your performance against your competitors. Visually map your competitive position based on comparative value, market size and share, and costs.  Find exact areas for improvements.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Harness the power of business intelligence for optimal value

Academic leaders are increasingly called upon to be the “Chief Performance Officers” of their colleges, schools, and academic divisions and departments.  You can rely on our set of business intelligence and analytics tools and expertise to elucidate the performance of your academic offerings and their targeted markets, anticipate future trends, and discover ways to improve educational impact, operations, and competitive strength.

PROGRAM PERFORMANCE & PROFITABILITY

Understand how each of your programs—and program clusters—perform in terms of enrollments, credit hour production, net and gross earnings, recruitment funnel size and yield, direct and indirect expenses, and other critical metrics.  Know program profitability and contribution margins.

 PROGRAM PERFORMANCE DASHBOARDS

Translate your program performance data into interactive dashboards, which you can drill down by discipline, degree level, location, delivery, profitability ranking, and whatever dimensions you’d like to customize. Automatically refresh your dashboards at the end of each enrollment cycle.

 MARKET COMPOSITION & PERFORMANCE

Determine the composition, segments, and profiles of your student and organizational markets. Examine their performance trends for recruitment, persistence, completions, credit hours, and gross and net revenues. Calculate cumulative and lifetime economic value for each segment.

 ENROLLMENT & PERFORMANCE FORECASTING

Reliably forecast incoming students, headcount enrollments, credit hours, and earnings for your academic programs. Aggregate forecasts by degree level, delivery, location, or other dimensions. Run forecasts for annual budget or multi-year planning periods. Refresh at each cycle’s close.

 PERFORMANCE & RESOURCE BENCHMARKING

Benchmark your academic programs’ performance to that of your competitors, peers, or aspirants. Study faculty composition, staffing, and resource allocations. Calculate comparative performance metrics (e.g., cost to graduate) and use them in forecasting and decision modeling.

PROGRAM & PORTFOLIO OPTIMZATION

Apply sophisticated “back-solver” statistical tools to develop optimization scenarios for your academic programs, allocated resources, and comprehensive program portfolio, using inputs that you determine for optimal performance, constraints, and time-sequencing.

 COURSE   SCHEDULING  STUDIES

Investigate how your courses perform in terms of enrollments, income, direct costs, and capacity, according to discipline, course type, instructional delivery, time of day, and faculty ranking.  Use this knowledge to improve curriculum design, course scheduling, and faculty resource allocation.

STUDENT SATISFACTION RESEARCH

Learn what students view as the strengths and weaknesses of your academic offerings—and their own learning experiences—from our statistically reliable opinion and satisfaction survey research. Find out their views about your programs’ reputations and test brand messaging.

 COMPETITIVE VALUE  ANALYSIS SCORECARD

Engage faculty on what program features and experiences deliver value to your students. Scorecard your performance against your competitors. Visually map your competitive position based on comparative value, market size and share, and costs.  Find exact areas for improvements.

360 CONTINUOUS

IMPROVEMENT

Integrate the above performance, market, and competitor intelligence components into a comprehensive continuous improvement campaign for your college, school, or academic division. Generate the strategies you’ll employ and detail the capabilities and resources you’ll build to systematically enlarge value and impact, expand market, attain capabilities, and optimize performance and reinvestment.

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216.233.2980
© 2022 Prescience Associates, LLC