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Academic Affairs Forum

Our Academic Affairs Forum delivers proven strategies and data insights so you can unlock untapped resources and reach goals related to student success, financial sustainability, academic program innovation, and more. Whether your campus is seeking a gradual evolution on large-scale initiatives or looking to jumpstart a dramatically new strategic direction, we work with institutions large and small on the following areas:

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Faculty play a critical role in shaping the student experience, but they’re surprisingly absent from student success strategies. This means that academic leaders may be missing key allies.

Academic leaders need the support of departments and their faculty to improve institutional graduation rates. But if you measure departments on the time from their majors’ matriculation to graduation, you have probably heard at least one of these common objections: Departments may not even have contact with their majors until they have completed first- and…

To better align resources with student enrollment patterns, you’ll need support from deans, department chairs, and other academic leaders. The first step is to address common misconceptions about institutional finances and equip your team with a better understanding of the drivers of instructional costs–including the size and frequency of course and section offerings, whether classroom spaces are assigned to appropriately-sized sections, curricular complexity, and faculty workloads.   Rising instructional costs are driven in…

Nearly every academic policy, no matter how minor, can have an impact on student success. But most policies emerge from shared governance committees without careful analysis of their effects on student persistence or equity. Overly strict registration hold policies, for example, can needlessly discourage students from reenrolling, while overly lenient course repeat policies might lead some students to repeat the same…

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About the Webconference Liberal arts students that graduate with basic proficiency in high-demand professional skills and hands-on work experience have a significant advantage as they seek employment. Unfortunately, many faculty leaders believe that developing these critical skills must come at the expense of the traditional academic experience. This webconference will look at a number of…

About the Webconference As the competitive landscape for international students becomes more crowded and complex, it has become more important than ever to maximize the effectiveness of international yield activities. This webconference will examine the challenges inherent in international recruiting and the best practices for driving sustainable international growth.

Join us at a 2020 National Meeting At our Academic Affairs Forum National Meeting, provosts, their cabinet members, and deans of arts and sciences will learn how innovative institutions are transforming shared governance, faculty roles, and teaching and learning strategy to respond to these threats. Join a group of your peers at the Academic Affairs…

Join us at a 2020 National Meeting From increasingly competitive markets to funding sources under constant threat, colleges and universities are facing unprecedented pressure. At our Academic Affairs Forum National Meeting, provosts, their cabinet members, and deans of arts and sciences will learn how innovative institutions are transforming shared governance, faculty roles, and teaching and…

Join us at a 2020 National Meeting From increasingly competitive markets to funding sources under constant threat, colleges and universities are facing unprecedented pressure. At our Academic Affairs Forum National Meeting, provosts will learn how innovative institutions are transforming shared governance, faculty roles, and teaching and learning strategy to respond to these threats. Join a…

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