PES+ Management

PES+ Management

PES+ Management offers next-level support for leaders in higher education and can include access to a program review process with our partners and analysts, personal support meetings, detailed compiled reports of selected programs, and educational material, courses, and certifications for advanced program portfolio management.

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Certification Course with Bay Path University

Gray’s Academic Program Evaluation and Management is an online, asynchronous, self-paced course designed for higher-education leaders involved in decisions to start, stop, sustain or grow academic programs. It is appropriate for senior administrators, academic leaders, faculty, researchers, consultants, assessment officers, and graduate students in higher education institutions. It should also be useful for state-level leaders who oversee higher education.

Dr. William Massy brings thought leadership and practical experience to the economic and management issues that confront colleges and universities today.

reengineering the university

In Reengineering the University, Massy addresses widespread concerns that higher education’s costs are too high, learning falls short of objectives, disruptive technology and education models are mounting serious challenges to traditional institutions, and administrators and faculty are too often unwilling or unable to change.

An expert microeconomist, Massy approaches the challenge of reform in a genuinely new way by applying rigorous economic principles, informed by financial data and other evidence, to explain the forces at work on universities and the flaws in the academic business model. Ultimately, he argues that computer models that draw on data from college transaction systems can help both administrators and faculty address problems of educational performance and cost analysis, manage the complexity of planning and budgeting systems, and monitor the progress of reform in nonintrusive and constructive ways.

reengineering the university

In Reengineering the University, Massy addresses widespread concerns that higher education’s costs are too high, learning falls short of objectives, disruptive technology and education models are mounting serious challenges to traditional institutions, and administrators and faculty are too often unwilling or unable to change.

An expert microeconomist, Massy approaches the challenge of reform in a genuinely new way by applying rigorous economic principles, informed by financial data and other evidence, to explain the forces at work on universities and the flaws in the academic business model. Ultimately, he argues that computer models that draw on data from college transaction systems can help both administrators and faculty address problems of educational performance and cost analysis, manage the complexity of planning and budgeting systems, and monitor the progress of reform in nonintrusive and constructive ways.

Written for institutional leaders, faculty, board members, and policymakers who bear responsibility for initiating and carrying through on reform in traditional colleges and universities, Reengineering the University shows how, working together, administrators and faculty can improve education, research, and affordability by keeping a close eye on both academic values and the bottom line. (From Amazon)

resource management for

Resource Management for Colleges and Universities. Resources in higher education steer colleges and universities both strategically and tactically. They drive incentives and accountability for faculty and staff while providing academics with the infrastructure they need in order to perform effectively. But while American colleges and universities remain the gold standard for worldwide higher education, Resource Management for Colleges and Universities argues that their decision-making cultures and business models are beset by serious flaws.

In this audacious book, William F. Massy writes that resource allocation in colleges and universities needs to become more responsive to academic mission, marketplace realities, and the requirements of financial sustainability. Such improvement is needed, he asserts, because few institutions currently have the evidence, know-how, and cultural capacity to take advantage of modern information systems and models. Luckily, today’s academic resourcing models enable academic leaders and faculty to close the gaps and do a significantly better job of controlling costs and improving academic performance.

resource management for

Resource Management for Colleges and Universities. Resources in higher education steer colleges and universities both strategically and tactically. They drive incentives and accountability for faculty and staff while providing academics with the infrastructure they need in order to perform effectively. But while American colleges and universities remain the gold standard for worldwide higher education, Resource Management for Colleges and Universities argues that their decision-making cultures and business models are beset by serious flaws.

In this audacious book, William F. Massy writes that resource allocation in colleges and universities needs to become more responsive to academic mission, marketplace realities, and the requirements of financial sustainability. Such improvement is needed, he asserts, because few institutions currently have the evidence, know-how, and cultural capacity to take advantage of modern information systems and models. Luckily, today’s academic resourcing models enable academic leaders and faculty to close the gaps and do a significantly better job of controlling costs and improving academic performance.

Massy describes three kinds of contemporary, comprehensive AR models: internal economic, external economic, and mission-market-margin. He explains how these models, if used correctly, support mission-critical academic decisions and reveals why they are game-changers for college and university management. Describing how real universities are using these models to understand their teaching and research revenues and costs and to predict changes needed in budget planning, Massy also provides numerous insights about how academic organizations function and how they can be induced to adopt needed changes. (from Amazon)

honoring the trust

Honoring the Trust. How does higher education honor (or dishonor) the trust that society places in it? While colleges and universities may perform an adequate job of educating students, this book argues that institutions might still improve their competency while reining costs.In Honoring the Trust, the author examines how the environment of higher education and institutional policies has led to shortfalls in education competency. Rather than simply list the flaws in higher education, this book presents a practical program for improving the quality of higher education without increasing spending or sacrificing other priorities. Based on research performed at the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, it provides a description of the problems that are currently facing institutions of higher education, and envisions solutions to these problems.

honoring the trust

Honoring the Trust. How does higher education honor (or dishonor) the trust that society places in it? While colleges and universities may perform an adequate job of educating students, this book argues that institutions might still improve their competency while reining costs.In Honoring the Trust, the author examines how the environment of higher education and institutional policies has led to shortfalls in education competency. Rather than simply list the flaws in higher education, this book presents a practical program for improving the quality of higher education without increasing spending or sacrificing other priorities. Based on research performed at the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, it provides a description of the problems that are currently facing institutions of higher education, and envisions solutions to these problems.

The book identifies major challenges facing institutions and faculty as they work to assure education quality.

Written in engaging prose for readers ranging from seasoned academic leaders to concerned citizens outside of the academy, this book creates a venue for ongoing discussion and offers practical guidance to readers desirous of driving change in higher education.

academic quality work

Academic Quality Work: A Handbook for Improvement. The proposal for improving academic quality without spending more or abandoning other priorities, presented in 2003 in William Massy’s Honoring the Trust, is extended and applied in this how-to book.

Informed by successful applications of academic audit at the department level by the University of Missouri System and the Tennessee Board of Regents, this book offers tested descriptions of academic quality work and the audit process. It extends both to include research and teaching at community colleges and four-year campuses. The authors see audit as a way to jump-start and then reinforce a self-sustaining cycle of academic quality improvement. This approach, which is low cost and highly collegial, uses structured conversation within the department and between department members and auditors to examine the possibilities for improvement and achieve commitments for change.

academic quality work

Academic Quality Work: A Handbook for Improvement. The proposal for improving academic quality without spending more or abandoning other priorities, presented in 2003 in William Massy’s Honoring the Trust, is extended and applied in this how-to book.

Informed by successful applications of academic audit at the department level by the University of Missouri System and the Tennessee Board of Regents, this book offers tested descriptions of academic quality work and the audit process. It extends both to include research and teaching at community colleges and four-year campuses. The authors see audit as a way to jump-start and then reinforce a self-sustaining cycle of academic quality improvement. This approach, which is low cost and highly collegial, uses structured conversation within the department and between department members and auditors to examine the possibilities for improvement and achieve commitments for change.

Academic Quality Work is aimed at change agents—provosts, deans, department chairs, academic senate members, and faculty—and sponsors of quality improvement, such as trustees, foundation leaders, and legislatures. This book provides the conceptual tools needed to apply audit in any academic setting, materials for orientation and training, examples of self-study and audit reports, and testimonials from faculty. (From Amazon)

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