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APS Intensive: Make Data-Informed Faculty Line Planning Decisions for FY2022-23

Start the new year off right with APS! Join our APS Intensive to learn how to use data to understand faculty line needs to accommodate student demand in FY22-23. During this interactive workshop, you’ll explore specific APS metrics in your institution’s data to inform your faculty line planning using a guided worksheet.

Demystifying Alternative Credentials and Providers for Cabinets: Opportunities and Threats at the Cutting Edge of Adult and Grad Growth

Stackable certificates, microcredentials, and MOOCs 2.0—among a plethora of alternative offerings—are evolving quickly, engaging a growing share of post-baccalaureate learners. Higher ed leaders are concerned that traditional institutions and credentials are being disrupted, potentially replaced altogether.

Research and Services

Unlocking Data to Drive Digital Transformation and Organizational Change

Higher education’s evolution is ongoing—and it is underpinned by technology. As institutions continue to adapt to changing student needs and rapid technology innovation, they’re undergoing digital transformation. But continuous innovation is hard, and campus leaders must step up to put in place the practices and processes for supporting agile decision-making.


Developing and Supporting Analytics Initiatives

Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics initiatives have the potential to serve decision makers and leaders, but many institutions struggle to launch BI programs that are sustainable and affordable. This report provides benchmarks on BI to help the IT function allocate resources and set goals that will make BI a long-term success on campus.

Operationalizing Strategic Initiatives

CBOs must focus on reducing costs and ensuring that resources are allocated for innovative strategic initiatives. We profile 14 best practices for turning broad strategic goals into operational initiatives.

Quick Reads

Course Planning Optimization (CPO) Intensives: On-Demand Event Materials

APS’s newest module, called Course Planning Optimization (CPO), is designed to empower Deans, Department Chairs, and other individuals involved in course planning with historical analyses and course forecasts to make data-informed decisions.

14 Metrics for Adaptive Course Planning

Despite completing the course planning process for every term each year, at most institutions, the course schedule is seemingly never fine-tuned enough to support student demand. Explore this infographic to learn 14 metrics institutions can use to improve course planning and understand how unreliable—or unavailable—data in the course planning process impacts staff, faculty, and students.

70% of HEERF funds remain unspent. Here’s why

If your campus is struggling to allocate HEERF funds but has digital student experience projects on the back-burner, consider whether these two barriers to progress are stalling your efforts at innovation.


Managing Principal, Office of the President
Director, Strategic Research

500+ tactics for immediate and long-term savings

The Essential Guide to Cost Containment Strategies for Higher Education Resource Center compiles savings tactics for colleges and universities in six key areas.

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