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.
Author Bob Atkins literally wrote the book on effective, data-informed program evaluation.
This is a book for anyone who seeks a proven system for making better academic program decisions at their college, university, or institution of higher education or adult learning.
This book is intended to help you make better-informed decisions. It will describe the data you need and how to organize it. It will propose a process that brings together faculty and administrators and teaches them how to use the data to inform their judgment and make better decisions. It will prepare you to do the work yourself, or find outside help that has valid data, effective software, and proven processes for making program decisions. It will prepare you to better answer the question: What should we teach?
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.
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 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)