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ERIC Number: ED446506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Academic Activities: Bring Them Together with a Program Portfolio. AIR 2000 Annual Forum Paper.
Casey, Julie; McLaughlin, Gerry
This paper describes how one university developed a program portfolio, which provides a means for integrating previous strategic initiatives. Step one involved identifying the need for information as different institutional changes were implemented. Over 4 years, the university: launched a comprehensive strategic growth plan; designed and implemented a new university-wide system of academic program review; created an Office of Teaching and Learning and Assessment; implemented initiatives under a Title III Strengthening Institutions grant to improve undergraduate retention and advising; and began moving administrative information systems to PeopleSoft. Step two involved identifying the program portfolio and the opportunity to change. The portfolio unified and integrated ongoing university change initiatives rather than increasing their numbers. Step three involved defining the structure of the portfolio program, which brings together information from many sources and provides it to managers and decision makers in an integrated way. Step four involved defining the program portfolio's data elements (student and faculty demographics and activities, programmatic activity, financial information, program characteristics, and program outcomes). Step five involved clarifying the customers and their needs, emphasizing academic program review, management decision making, and strategic planning. Step six involved examining next steps in developing and using program portfolios. (Contains 25 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A