Now, more than ever, data-informed decision-making is critical to ensuring financial sustainability and efficient academic resource planning and allocation. But access to data, while important, does not create cultural change overnight. It is not enough to introduce campus leaders to data and expect to drive behavioral change. Shaping data-informed cultures requires intentional process changes. These changes include, but are not limited to:
- Setting clear expectations about how and when to use data to inform planning decisions
- Providing ongoing training and support
- Measuring outcomes
- Iterating for improvement
Academic Performance Solutions (APS) data can support several academic resource planning processes on your campus, including faculty line planning and course and section planning. Watch the two videos below to learn how to embed APS data use in these two processes to drive data-informed decision-making and achieve cultural change.
Faculty Line Planning
Learn how using data can open the black box of decision-making and help best allocate your institution’s most precious resource, instructional staff, to areas of greatest need.
Course and Section Planning
Learn how using data to plan course and section offerings helps maximize instructional capacity, meet student demand, and enhance resource efficiencies.
Academic Vital Signs Study
Explore 14 analyses to guide department-level strategy, root-cause diagnostic tools for academic unit leaders, and guidance for implementing regular departmental review processes.
The Instructional Capacity Playbook
Allocating instructional resources appropriately requires negotiating difficult trade-offs through a shared governance process that engages faculty and academic leaders.