Take an in-depth look at ABC and how you can implement it on your campus.
Learn how you can take a phased approach to building a university-wide activity-based costing (ABC) model. This practically-focused training is designed to allow you to take an in-depth look at ABC and help support your steps in activity analysis, revenue attribution, and systems readiness. We will discuss:
During the event you will have the opportunity to consult with our subject matter experts to get questions unique to your institution answered. Each attendee will leave with a full conference workbook that includes numerous resources to jumpstart your efforts on campus.
Our recorded webcast, Preparing for a University-Wide Activity-Based Costing Model, is included with your registration. This webcast will help you and your colleagues understand the foundational components and significance of the activity-based costing model.
This optional post-conference workshop is facilitated by Bill Massy, author of the critically acclaimed book, Reengineering the University. In this workshop, you will learn how ABC can help you make mission centered decisions in a financially sustainable way. Through examples accompanied by thought provoking group discussions you will learn how ABC can help with:
This program was specifically designed for senior administrators who are looking to implement an ABC model. We encourage teams that include academic administrators, financial officers, and institutional researchers to attend. When you register two people, a third can attend for 50% off!
If you have questions about this program, please contact Grace Spivak at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 720-988-1233.
Recommended CPE Credits: 10.5 for main conference, 3.5 for workshopProgram Field of Study: Management Advisory ServicesDelivery Method: Group-LivePrerequisites: NoneProgram Level: Basic
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be better equipped to implement a university-wide activity-based costing model on your campus.
Through the example of a recent ABC initiative, this session will go deeper into the strategic and operational decisions made possible after implementing a university-wide activity based costing model focusing on the course level of analysis. You will examine how this level of analysis can support decisions involving:
All of the above factors are built into the model to motivate unit leaders in support of both quality and cost management.
Now that you’ve had an opportunity to explore the components of the model, this session will highlight the impact activity-based costing had on recent initiatives from two institutional perspectives including a two-year community college and a four-year comprehensive university. You will get an in-depth look at some of their early discoveries and innerworkings that validate this undertaking. Our experts will share insights on:
Revenue allocation decisions will vary based on institution type and mission. It’s important to consider how your revenue attribution will impact the way the model will work for you from an academic quality and financial management perspective. This session will provide you the framework to understand the impact revenue allocation decisions may have on unit leader motivation so you can align your model with your strategic budget and institutional values. You will learn how the following may impact your fully-loaded cost analysis:
This session is a unique chance to see first-hand how this level of unprecedented data can inform strategic decision-making impacting all aspects of the campus. Our expert will navigate through scenarios based on several real institutions who have participated in a recent ABC initiative. You will learn strategies to support:
Because Universities are facing so many unknowns, there is pressing need for data-informed planning tools to simulate the consequences of their decisions. This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn how ABC provides the inputs required for scenario planning and how you can make mission-centered decisions in a financially sustainable way. Through examples accompanied by thought provoking group discussions, you will learn how ABC can help with:
As part of this workshop registration, you will receive a beta-model built in Excel that shows how to apply consistent criteria when allocating resources.
Helping higher education find the balance between academic effectiveness and operating efficiency to provide the greatest benefit to students and to the institution—this has been the mantra for Len Brazis throughout his 15+ years in higher education. Building on his experience gained in financial and operations management in the airline and railroad industries, he spent his years prior to entering the University realm developing proven innovative techniques for complete systematic analysis of the institution. He holds an MBA and BSBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he currently holds the position of Director of Strategic Planning and Analysis. He has also taught courses in General Management, Airline Management, Strategic Management, and Computer Based Systems. Len is presently working on his Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership with Nova Southeastern University.
In his current role, Mark provides high-level, analytically-based and data-driven advice to leadership at all levels, as well as leadership and oversight to the planning, assessment, accreditation, and institutional research activities of the university.
Prior to joining NYIT in 2016, Hampton served as Vice President for Finance and Administration at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., where he oversaw all finances, technology, facilities, human resources, and business operations. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Vice President for Budget and Financial Planning at the University of Virginia, where he directed the development and implementation of its Academic Division’s operating and capital budgets, and helped lead efforts to develop a new activity-based internal financial model.
Hampton has also held strategic planning, institutional research, and faculty positions at the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and the University of Utah. In addition, he has served as a board member for several organizations and foundations.
Hampton holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy, a Master of Statistics in Mathematics, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Utah.
Dr. Massy, an emeritus professor and former officer of Stanford University, has been active as a teacher/researcher, consultant, and university administrator for more than forty years. After gaining tenure in Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, he served the central administration as Vice Provost for Research, Acting Provost, and Vice President for Business and Finance—during which time he developed and pioneered financial planning and management tools that have become standard in the field—and then as Professor of Higher Education working on resource allocation, cost containment, and academic quality assurance and improvement. He co-directed the Department of Education’s National Center for Postsecondary Improvement from 1996 to 2002, served on Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee from 1991 to 2003, and has been an Honorary Faculty Fellow at the University of Melbourne (AU) since 2010. His most recent book is Reengineering the University: How to Be Mission Centered, Market Smart, and Margin Conscious (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016). Dr. Massy holds a Ph.D. in economics and MS in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS from Yale University.
Lea is an electronics and computer engineer and former Australian Navy Officer. While in the Australian Navy, Lea was engaged in his first Activity-Based Cost model as part of a project to build a large enterprise-wide model covering the entire Australian Navy. After leaving the navy, Lea was a foundation employee of what would become Pilbara Group, with clients primarily in the Australian defence force. The U.S. Navy saw the model completed for the Australian Navy and requested the same. This took Lea and the team to Pearl Harbor, HI and eventually Norfolk, VA. About 10 years ago, during this time in the U.S., the company began receiving requests from Australian universities to build ABC models, which kick started the higher education practice. Now, higher education is a primary focus for Pilbara Group in Australia and the U.S. and Lea is currently heading up both companies servicing clients in Australia, the U.S., Mexico, and the United Kingdom. His recent initiatives include working closely with public, private, and community colleges in the United States on designing and implementing activity-based costing.
Anthony has extensive consulting experience leading a variety of business, modeling, and information technology initiatives within the higher education, commercial, and not-for-profit sectors. Anthony has supported and advised higher education, federal government, and commercial clients with their cost management and performance improvement projects in the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, and Great Britain. Anthony’s areas of expertise include activity-based costing, cost allocation models, predictive modeling, performance management, and cost analysis. Within the higher education sector, Anthony has worked with multiple universities in both the United States and Australia building cost models, performing critical data analysis, and advising clients in areas associated with their cost management and strategic resource alignment needs. Some of Anthony’s recent experience in the higher education sector includes: Rutgers University, Georgetown University, University of California Riverside, University of Maryland College Park, Bentley University, Johnson County Community College, New York Institute of Technology, Arizona Board of Regents, University of Southern Queensland (Australia), Deakin University (Australia), and Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. Anthony has published several articles on the use of management accounting principles to drive environmental performance—a novel approach to using traditional management tools in a new way. Anthony currently serves on the Board of the Consortium of Advanced Management-International (CAM-I), a preeminent non-profit cost, performance, and process research organization.
Susan Rider has 18+ years of experience in the financial services area of Johnson County Community College. Currently, Susan oversees the day-to-day accounting functions, payroll, and the annual external audit. Prior to this role, she held the position of Bursar on campus. During her tenure, she has remained close to student support and related services. Part of that priority has been understanding the cost of higher education. In 2015, Susan helped lead the development of an Activity-Based Costing model at JCCC, and she continues to gain expertise in using this model as a decision support tool. Susan holds both a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas.
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