Reallocating Resources Across Academic Programs (Virtual Workshop)



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Learn how to manage the tension between expediting program cuts and maintaining faculty trust.



The vexing combination of higher expenses, lower enrollments, and reduced operating capacity will force institutions to make significant cuts to academic programs this coming year. Whether to balance the budget or to free up resources for reinvestment, the challenge facing leaders is not whether to cut programs but how to do so responsibly and fairly.

Drawing upon lessons from the Great Recession, our expert will share best practices for resource reallocation across academic programs. Recognizing that the urgency to make these decisions is much greater than it was 10 years ago, we’ll brainstorm ways to accelerate the process while also preserving its integrity so trust with faculty can be maintained or enhanced.


Who Should Attend

Given the dual responsibility of strategic resource allocation, this virtual training and dialogue will benefit:

  • Financial leaders who have experience allocating resources across academic programs
  • Academic leaders who have insight into how academic programs need to be transformed to meet today's challenges

The Academic Impressions Online Learning Experience

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Our virtual trainings go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these experiences are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. These trainings provide you with an active learning environment and an online space where you can explore ideas, get inspired by what your peers are doing, and understand the range of possibilities around a certain topic. You will leave these sessions with practical solutions that you can take back to your team or task force.

What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions


September 3, 2020

1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time


Part 1: Best Practices in Program Prioritization

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Our expert, Larry Goldstein, will provide a process for implementing Robert C. Dickeson’s model presented in Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services.



Part 2: Responsible Acceleration

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
You will vote on discussion topics and divide into small groups to brainstorm how to accelerate or streamline parts of the process. Discussions may focus on:

  • Scope of prioritization
  • Criteria
  • Decisions and governance
  • Implementation




2:15 – 2:30 p.m.



Small Group Discussion

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.



Part 3: Considerations for Implementation

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
You will reunite to share ideas generated in small groups. We will close with a solutions-focused discussion.



Final Q&A and Evaluation

3:30 – 3:40 p.m.


portrait of Larry Goldstein

Larry Goldstein

President, Campus Strategies, LLC

Larry’s 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: It’s Not Just the Position, It’s the Transition.

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