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.
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―the primary champions for prioritization―to attend the program together.
Because prioritization is a campus-wide effort, we also encourage the following representatives to attend as part of a team:
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.
This pre-conference recording will explore the basic concepts of academic and administrative program prioritization to ensure that an institution’s resources are creating the greatest value. We strongly encourage you to watch this online training with your team prior to attending our conference. This recording is offered to you for free when you register for this conference. Learn more about this online training.
Recommended CPE Credits: 15Program Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and ApplicationsDelivery Method: Group-LivePrerequisites: NoneProgram Level: Basic
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able to determine if and how to implement the Dickeson program prioritization model on your campus.
8:00am – 8:30am
Robert C. Dickeson provides counsel from multiple leadership perspectives: chair of the governor’s cabinets in two states, university president, business CEO, and foundation executive. Dickeson served as the director of the department of administration and chair of the cabinet of Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt; and chief of staff, executive director of the office of state planning and budget, and chair of the cabinet of Colorado Gov. Roy Romer. He served in administrative posts at three universities and was president of the University of Northern Colorado from 1981-91. He served as president and CEO of Noel-Levitz Centers Inc., division president of USA Enterprises Inc., and senior vice president of USA Group Inc., heading the USA Group Foundation. From 2000 to 2005, he was co-founder and senior vice president of Lumina Foundation for Education.
While at Lumina Foundation, he led the national initiative on college costs, based on his monograph, Collision Course: Rising College Costs Threaten America’s Future and Require Shared Solutions (Lumina Foundation, 2004). His book, Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999, 2010) was based on his extensive consulting experiences including serving several hundred two- and four-year colleges (private and public) and corporations ranging from hospitals to bank holding companies. During 2006, he served as senior policy adviser to the Spellings Commission on the Future of Higher Education.
Other AI contributions:
Larry serves as the head of Campus Strategies, LLC, a higher education management consulting firm. His consulting interests cover a wide range of topics including higher education budgeting, strategic planning, accounting, and finance. He writes and speaks frequently on these topics. He is the author of A Guide to College and University Budgeting: Foundations for Institutional Effectiveness and has co-authored several publications including Presidential Transitions.
Immediately prior to establishing Campus Strategies, LLC, Goldstein served as senior vice president and treasurer of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). He joined NACUBO after spending 20 years in higher education financial administration. In his last campus position, he served as the University of Louisville’s chief financial officer. Before that, he held administrative appointments with The University of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Virginia.
Dan has worked at Southern Oregon University since 2003. Prior to his current role, he was the chair of the psychology department from 2009-2014.
During his thirteen years at Southern Oregon, Dan has served in a number of key campus leadership roles; chief among them was his role as the leader of the year-long campus prioritization process in 2012-13. He is actively engaged in advocacy for issues around access to higher education and student success. He is the vice president of the board of directors for the Oregon College Access Network and serves as the campus-wide liaison for the College Transition Collaborative, a nationwide research project focused on student success.
Previously Dan held academic positions at Elon University and Oglala Lakota College. He has also served as an organizational consultant for a wide variety of organizations ranging from small, regional non-profits to large, Fortune 500 companies. His consulting work focuses on program evaluation, strategic planning, and statistical consulting.
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PHX Sky Harbor International Airport is 6 miles/10 minutes from hotel. Taxi is $18 each way. Phoenix Light Rail is $2 per person each way.
“Substantive and relevant discussion regarding improving the operation, pricing, and continuation of the academy for the future. Thanks to Bob and Larry for solid expertise!”-Jeff Reynolds, Northern Illinois University, Director, Academic Analytics and Reporting
“Bob Dickeson gets it. His rich experience, deep knowledge, engaging presentation style, and sense of humor made this conference professionally valuable, while also being motivational and fun.”-Leslie Kellogg, VP of Instruction, Lake Michigan College, Career and Workforce Education
“I found this conference very helpful. It basically reaffirmed what we already knew and made our situation real. The trick will be buy in from the college community and getting over our cultural problems.”-Teri-Jean Damigani, Manager, Planning and Procurement, Sault College
“The presenters were very responsive to individual attendees' questions, queries, and comments, which allowed for learning from others & other institutions.”-Margaret Dumkee Dean, Applied Science & Management Yukon College
“Bob and Larry brought the text and process to life with concrete steps and examples. They helped us assess our institution' readiness for this process.”-Benjamin Murray, Vice President, Financial Affairs, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
“Bob and Larry are very engaging, providing real stories from institutions that will deepen your understanding and learning.”-Jennifer Oxtoby, Assistant Director, Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne
“I have learned a lot during the 2 day workshop. Great presenters and would recommend you to see it for yourself!”-Paul Yeung, Admissions, Vancouver Community College
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