Measuring Academic Program Cost and Demand

(Retired) | Last updated November 12, 2014

Course Length

1h 27m

Last Updated

November 12, 2014

Measuring Academic Program Cost and Demand

(Retired) | Last updated November 12, 2014

Table of Contents


The cost disease facing many institutions is made even more challenging in the arena of academic programs. The notion of “mission creep” continues to plague institutions already facing structural deficits, and many institutions are struggling to justify academic program realignment to faculty. What is needed is a metric-driven lens to view programs as promoting or detracting from academic mission and overall competitive position.

Join us for a webcast that will provide your institution with the keys to developing academic program cost and demand metrics. These metrics can help your institution control cost and subsequently improve mission quality and reputation among peer institutions.

Who should attend?

Leaders who are charged with informing or determining resource allocation on campus will learn a new, data-driven approach to this process. These roles could include:

  • Budget directors
  • Academic leads
  • Financial managers and officers
  • Enrollment managers


  • Keys to academic program demand
    • Measuring external demand for your programs
    • Identifying internal demand winners among your programs
    • Creating balanced demand metrics
  • Academic program cost analysis
    • Calculating direct program costs
    • Determining program net revenue
    • The value of contribution margin
  • Academic program business metrics
    • Classifying academic programs for resource allocation
    • Keys to ongoing assessment
  • Key next steps

Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.