Two Webcasts on Strategies for Effective and Actionable Academic Program Reviews

Two Webcasts on Strategies for Effective and Actionable Academic Program Reviews

 

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Be more intentional and data-driven in your academic review process.

With ever increasing pressure to stay relevant, institutions need to be more intentional in how they approach academic program review. It’s essential to integrate the right data for the right reasons in order to close the gap between process and actionable results. A lack of consistent data, metrics, and staff engagement can often cloud results and render the process ineffectual.

Join us for these live webcasts to learn:

  • Why and how institutions are changing their academic program review processes
  • How you can start collecting and sharing trustworthy data to support the process
  • How you can approach transforming your academic program review process to support your resource planning decisions

You will have the opportunity to join two case-study based webcast sessions, both focusing on integrating institution’s data and people to transform their academic program review process and outcomes.

In the January webcast, our speaker from Hamline University will talk about their process and structure for building consensus through establishing eight key metrics that have become the institution’s criteria for program review and evaluation.  

In the February session, our expert from University of Denver will explain how they aligned their data, gained the trust of their peers and board members, and transformed the academic program review process into a substantive, strategic conversation.

 

Who Should Attend

These webcasts are valuable to a number of stakeholders interested in optimizing the academic review process including:

  • Academic Leadership such as Provosts who want to make the process more informative, meaningful, and trustworthy in order to improve accountability to their board members.
  • Deans, Chairs and Faculty who want to lead or champion the process and gain insight into how others are doing it at the leadership level.  
  • It may also be useful for Institutional Research professionals who want to be in service of the institution’s data needs and be more strategic in the selection of data they provide.
  • Planning and effectiveness professionals who are looking to improve the institutional as a whole will also benefit from these webcasts.

Get CPE Credits by Attending Both Sessions

Recommended CPE Credits: 2.0

Program Field of Study:  Specialized Knowledge

Delivery Method: Group-Internet

Prerequisites: None

Program Level: Basic

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Agenda

Strategies for Effective and Actionable Academic Program Reviews — Hamline University

January 22, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT

In this webcast, you will learn the collaborative approach Hamline University used to develop their eight criteria for evaluating academic programs and how it impacted their program review process. We will explore the following topics:

  1. Forming and Communicating Their Vision and Purpose

In this section, we will discuss the impetus and timeline for how HU re-imagined the academic program review process and metrics.  

  1. Establishing Key Metrics and Building Consensus

Next, you will learn how they reached consensus to establish the eight key metrics to evaluate academic programs.  This section will include information on the metrics and the process and approach to get there within one year’s time.  

  1. Compiling the data and Reporting on the information  

With minimal investment, Hamline managed to provide clean and useable data for their faculty and deans.  You will learn their strategies to get the job done no matter what.

Strategies for Effective and Actionable Academic Program Reviews — University of Denver

February 12, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Our speaker, Linda Kosten from DU, will walk attendees through the following considerations:

  1. The Impact of Integrated Academic Program Review

We will set the stage for why and how institutions are changing the academic program review process to be data informed, collaborative and strategic.

  1. The Process of Aligning Data, Gaining Trust, and Speeding Things up

This section will focus on a process for collecting and sharing trustworthy data.  You will hear an example of how University of Denver established their metrics along with key data governance initiatives to make accurate information available to academic leaders.     

  1. The Way Forward to Approach a Similar Initiative on your Campus

You will receive a planning exercise for considerations on your own campus.  This will help you establish your need and approach for transforming your academic program review process to support your resource planning decisions.  

Speakers

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Linda A. Kosten

Senior Associate Provost, Academic Administration, University of Denver

In her current role, Linda oversees the development of the DU’s budget, oversees the work of the institutional research and analysis office, and is the Provost’s liaison to the deans for strategic planning and faculty matters. Linda has served DU for 25 years, since 2006 in the Provost’s Office at the University level. She has her Ph.D. and M.A. in higher education from University of Denver and her B.A. in theatre and psychology from University of California – Santa Cruz. Linda’s book, Decentralized Budgeting and the Academic Dean: Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Responsibility Center Management (2009), explores the effectiveness of RCM from the perspectives of 146 deans at 27 universities. Since 2009, she has consulted with other universities exploring a transition to decentralized budgeting. In 2014-16, Linda worked with the Lumina Foundation on a project investigating the connections between outcomes based funding policies and responsibility center management. Linda teaches as an adjunct faculty member in the higher education graduate program at DU on higher education finance and is a workshop series instructor for the Western Association of College and University Business Officers.

Linda is the speaker for our February session.

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Marcela Kostihova, PhD

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Hamline University

As Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Kostihova establishes the College’s academic priorities, oversees resource allocation, and coordinates strategic and long-range planning as well as the day to day work with recruitment and development of faculty and staff. She’s co-directed Hamline’s Collaborative Research Program and served as Associate Dean prior to her appointment as Dean. As Dean, she’s led administrative restructuring of new College units, collaborated with faculty on two holistic program reviews and subsequent implementation, facilitated future-oriented strategic planning, and led general curriculum reinvigoration.

Marcela is a speaker for our January session.

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Michael Reynolds

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, College of Liberal Arts, Hamline University

He primarily supports the array of degrees offered through the School of Education as well as MFA programs in Creative Writing and a Master's in Legal Studies. His enthusiasm for institutional service has led him into the directorship of Hamline's Collaborative Research program, co-directorship of the Race, Gender, and Beyond faculty development program, and membership (and chair duties) on a range of College and University committees — as well as two stints as Associate Dean and one as Associate Provost. Mike Reynolds received his B.A. from St. Lawrence University in 1989 and his Ph.D. (in English) from the University of Southern California in 2000.

Michael is a speaker for our January session.

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Register for both webcasts and receive $100 off your order!

Strategies for Effective and Actionable Academic Program Reviews — Hamline University

This webcast is included for free within our Academic Affairs and Business Office memberships.

Strategies for Effective and Actionable Academic Program Reviews — University of Denver

This webcast is included for free within our Academic Affairs and Business Office memberships.

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