Prioritizing Academic and Administrative Programs

Join Bob Dickeson and Larry Goldstein for an in-depth examination of a proven method for prioritizing academic and administrative programs.

Academic, Education & Learning

Prioritizing Academic and Administrative Programs 9-10 Oct 2014 Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, United States
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Many institutions have been operating in a financially unsustainable way for many years. Now that economic conditions are forcing institutions to reduce or restructure their program offerings, critical questions and challenges face campus leaders. Which programs are most important to the institution’s mission, overall financial health, and competitiveness? How do you ensure your institution is stronger as a result of prioritization?

Join Bob Dickeson and Larry Goldstein for an in-depth examination of a proven method for prioritizing academic and administrative programs.


Given the leadership support required to successfully implement such an effort, we have specially designed this program for teams of institutional executives. We strongly encourage both the chief financial officer and chief academic officer―the primary champions for prioritization―to attend the program together.

Because prioritization is a campus-wide effort, we also encourage the following representatives to attend as part of a team:

Executive leadership

Institutional researchers



This program will be highly interactive and discussion based. While the concepts of prioritization have been successfully used in multiple campus settings, there is no one template for successful implementation. A variety of cultural and economic factors will influence an institution’s approach. Accordingly, the program is highly focused on the application of these concepts to your specific campus context. The output from the various group activities will be documented and shared out to each participant after the program, so you can take back a range of ideas and solutions that might work for your campus.

This program is based in large part on Bob Dickeson’s book, Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services. Included in your registration fee is a complimentary copy of this resource-rich book which can be helpful not only as a guide but as a way to build buy-in for this effort.


This pre-conference recording will explore the basic concepts of academic and administrative program prioritization to ensure that an institution’s resources are creating the greatest value. We strongly encourage you to watch this online training with your team prior to attending our conference. This recording is offered to you for free when you register for this conference. Learn more about this online training.