Academic Portfolio Modeling
You will receive a customized data report describing the exact costs and revenues of each department and each program (or major) at your institution. Easy to interpret yield ratios and graphs will assist you in quickly determining the financial impact of each program and department on your campus.
To complete the costing of programs your institution will be asked to provide datafiles in standard database formats (e.g., Excel, Dbase, etc.).
You will also receive a customized decision modeling spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel that will allow you to model various enrollment and tuition scenarios. This strategic planning tool is invaluable for informed decision making. This customized tool allows your institution to analyze various what-if scenarios to assist in enrollment planning, budgeting, tuition rate, and other strategic decisions. This tool is provided in an Excel file for ease of use at your institution.
Staffing and Capacity Modeling
Our research has shown that student to faculty ratios are one critical component of the cost and revenue balance of a program. Increased enrollment in programs often leads to increased costs for additional sections of courses. Our staffing modeling tool can help you determine optimal enrollment levels to capitalize on existing capacity levels in courses. By consulting with program faculty and administration on course enrollment limits and staffing patterns, Accord is able to assist the institution in determining the best possible relationships between enrollment, course requirements, and faculty load.
You will receive a customized data report and a customized decision modeling spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel that will allow you to determine answers to your questions about changes in staffing levels and enrollment.
This product is priced similarly to the academic portfolio modeling service.
Curriculum Design and Assessment Analysis
Institutions are increasingly aware of the important role that comprehensive assessment activities play in demonstrating institutional effectiveness and invigorating the continuous process of self-study, improvement, and strategic planning.
Assessment, reflection, and improvement are integral parts of the academic process. The challenge faced by many institutions, programs and departments, however, is how to make the traditionally implicit assessment activities of the academy both explicit and understandable to wider constituencies.
Curriculum Design and Assessment Analysis (CDAA) is a streamlined process that assists members of the academic community to easily and efficiently summarize their activities. After a simple process of review and data entry, it is possible to analyze and present this information in a way that is both comprehensive and accessible.
Customized Data Reports
We will be happy to discuss your individual needs for customized data reports. Our years of experience as academic leaders combined with our expertise in data mining and analysis will allow us to determine solutions to almost any need for information.
To discuss our services and pricing for your institution, contact us or give us a call: (877) 786-8481.
Working with ACCORD
The first step in the process is a planning meeting, often handled as a conference call where we discuss the data that is needed from your institution. Your institution will then send the data to our office by upload to our secure website or as an attachment to an e-mail or through the postal service on a USB drive. Your reports and modeling tools will be ready within about 60 days of the time we receive your institution’s data. You will be sent hard copies and pdf files of the reports, and Excel spreadsheet modeling tools. Once you receive the report, another conference call will be scheduled with the users at your institution to be sure that they understand and are comfortable with the information in the report and the use of the modeling tools.
For a minimal additional cost, we will be happy to schedule a visit to your campus to discuss these items in person. Some of our clients request that we present the material to the Board of Trustees at their institution.