Gray Insights for Higher Education

Curricular Efficiency

How to Manage Curricular Efficiency

In an excerpt from Start, Stop, or Grow, Robert Atkins discusses curricular efficiency, which measures, manages, and improves the units of education that can be delivered for a given amount of instructional cost and quality, and the importance of the cost per student credit hour (SCH).

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Artificial Intelligence

How Higher Education Institutions Are Using Creative AI

We’ve seen an explosion of AI-related courses and programs across higher education, mainly within engineering and computer science departments, but AI isn’t just for “left-brainers.” Artists, musicians, and other “right-brain” aficionados are using AI to enhance the creative process and even generate new creative works. While creative AI still has a long way to go, it’s clear that AI technology will have to be considered in the workforce and in educating students.

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Economics

Use Your Margins to Support Your Mission

Money remains crucially important to not-for-profits, but in a very different way than for for-profits. For universities, it’s a means for mission attainment, whereas it is the overriding objective in business firms. One barrier to the adoption of academic resourcing models is the concern that doing so will “turn the university into a business.” The case against this proposition is very strong, but its demonstration requires considerable explanation.

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Direct Prep

Using Employment Data: The Direct Prep Fallacy

Some assume clear links between academic programs and occupations for graduates, which are neatly embodied in the NCES crosswalk between programs and occupations. In theory, they are right. In practice, it is bunk for graduates with a bachelor’s degree.

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How to Manage Curricular Efficiency

How to Manage Curricular Efficiency

In an excerpt from Start, Stop, or Grow, Robert Atkins discusses curricular efficiency, which measures, manages, and improves the units of education that can be…
Game and Interactive Media Design Levels Up

Game and Interactive Media Design Levels Up

The digital and interactive gaming industry soared in the past decade and it’s currently brighter than ever! Job opportunities continue to grow and new programs…
June Higher Education Demand Trends: Results Through May

June Higher Education Demand Trends: Results Through May

Only eight campuses in the country have graduated students from our July Program of the Month. The competition for students is low and there are…
How Higher Education Institutions Are Using Creative AI

How Higher Education Institutions Are Using Creative AI

We've seen an explosion of AI-related courses and programs across higher education, mainly within engineering and computer science departments, but AI isn’t just for “left-brainers.”…
Q2 Job Postings Snapshot

Q2 Job Postings Snapshot

The US Department of Labor recently announced that non-farm employment in America rose by 372,000 in June, 2022. This number far exceeded expectations, so we…
May Higher Education Demand Trends: Results Through April

May Higher Education Demand Trends: Results Through April

Some programs attract students to campuses. Other programs are more often discovered by already-enrolled students, or they serve as parachutes to catch students who leave…