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Despite rigorous market demand evaluation, some program launches will not work out as planned. Learn about two factors that make hitting enrollment targets difficult.
Each year, the National Association for Gifted Children recognizes administrators for exceptional management of gifted and talented programs. The report finds that middle school gifted and talented programs elevate the rigor of gifted students' coursework and provide opportunities for them to develop a sense of community among themselves.
Read the brief to learn why course completion rates are an important indicator of student success and how to improve outcomes with course redesign.
Adult learners must leave programs able to articulate and demonstrate the skills gained, especially if students completed non-degree credentials since most employers don’t understand what alternative credentials convey. Memorial University found that employers were more likely to interview students who discuss coursework in terms of competencies than subject matter or academic field.
Faculty are inherently innovative, especially when it comes to designing new academic programs. But because faculty are disconnected from the the day-to-day realities of new student recruitment, new programs tend to reflect faculty priorities more than emerging student interests. As a result, new programs rarely drive enrollment growth, despite the investments required to launch them. […]
Explore 3 questions guiding fall semester 2020 scenario planning, and emerging trends in how colleges and universities are responding to the uncertainty.
One school that has successfully created a makerspace is Case Western Reserve University. Read on to learn how they established their makerspace as a nationally recognized model.
Even if a program is launched in the right field or discipline, miscalculations in credential type, delivery, admissions process, and experience can deter students from applying and ultimately enrolling. Learn about four design choices that could undermine new program success.