Measuring Academic Program Cost and Demand for Improved Resource Allocation (Corporate Surcharge)


Gain the tools and skills you need to understand the financial contributions of your academic programs, and thus inform decisions across campus. During this 2-day training, you will learn the basis for building your own cost and demand model, so you can better:

  • Understand the financial realities of current programs
  • Identify new opportunities based on your market
  • Calculate proforma and milestones on new academic programs
  • Effectively communicate information to a variety of audiences
  • Integrate technology tools to increase speed and service
  • Set milestones and prioritize for action

With these data and calculations in-hand, you will be able to have more productive conversations about where and how best to allocate limited academic resources for core programs and new and innovative opportunities.

Active Learning: Bring Your Data and Your Laptop

Throughout this conference we will focus on the process of actually making cost and demand calculations and examine how you can use that data to inform and communicate strategic decisions. Upon registration you will be asked to complete:

  1. A survey so we can learn more about your specific questions and needs, and
  2. A template with your institutional data that will help you contextualize the concepts and working session activities.  

Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshop: Innovating New Business Models for Your Campus

Learn how to foster innovative thinking that will shape and sharpen your business model. This full-day workshop will walk you through a dynamic planning exercise to help you bring more voices to the conversation in a structured framework. Through case-study examples and practice sessions you will learn how to innovate new business models for potential implementation.

Is This Training Right For Me?

This training is designed for academic program leaders, financial analysts, business officers, and institutional researchers. This workshop is ideal if you are in the early stages of determining your program costs or want to understand how new programs impact your campus and need help building your own model as both a learning exercise and a tangible resource for your institution. If any of the latter are true for you, this training is an opportunity for you to get a detailed and hands-on experience in those categories.

When you register two people from your institution, a third can attend for 50% off!

If you have questions concerning the level of difficulty that you can expect from this program, please contact Grace Spivak at or by phone at 720-988-1233.

CPE Credit Available

Recommended CPE Credits: 12 for main conference

Program Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Delivery Method: Group-Live

Prerequisites: None

Program Level: Basic


David Allen, CPA, MAcc, Associate Director of Budget and Resource Analysism Virginia Commonwealth University

Leslie Brown, Director, Budget and Resource Analysis, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jim Hundrieser, Ph.D., Associate Managing Principal, Association of Governing Boards Institutional Strategies

Tony Honeycutt, Former Provost, Somerset Community College

Lisa Kopecky, Vice President Finance & Operations, Cape Cod Community College

Included Products

When you order this product, you get all the following products for free!!