20 octobre 2014

Cannot Have Shared Services Without Stakeholder Buy-In

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. Why is it critical for institutional leaders to get buy-in from staff and faculty when undertaking a major initiative to create efficiencies across the institution?
The success of an SSO is ultimately dependent on the satisfaction levels of their customer base. No matter how well the SSO performs against operational/objective metrics, if the customer-set data is negative, the SSO will not succeed. More...

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Efficiency Through Innovation: Improving the Accessibility and Efficacy of Data

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Believe it or not, the vast majority of public and private organizations across the country are structured in the same way when it comes to data … and it’s wrong. More...

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Misconceptions Challenge Efficiency in Higher Ed

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. Why is increasing operational efficiency a top-of-mind priority for higher education leaders today?
There are two or three very obvious answers to that question. First of all, there’s an increasing level of expectation about higher education attainment in the States. So far, about 37 states have identified increased education attainment as a statewide goal or priority. They vary enormously from state to state, but it’s the single goal shared by the states when they established their public agendas and as part of that, there’s an increasing awareness that an individual’s life chances in the absence of some form of postsecondary education are not very good. More...

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Economies of Scale and Higher Ed: What Postsecondary Leaders Can Learn from Industry

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. What are some of the most significant areas of inefficiency higher education leaders struggle with in institutional management?
There’s a lot of pressure on presidents and boards of trustees to control costs, and not surprisingly so, because the cost of higher education if you look at the last 10, 15 years, has far exceeded inflation. There’s extreme pressure to bring the cost of higher education down. A lot of the focus on efficiency is cost driven and, if you think about how universities work, especially state universities, you know they try to be all things to all people. More...

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Patience and Understanding Critical to Successful Transitions

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. Why do institutional leaders look to reengineering organizations as a mechanism to improve operational efficiency?
There are several reasons for this. External forces sometimes drive reengineering. In higher education, we’re facing increasing pressure to achieve operational and cost efficiencies through automation, better integration of services, more sharing of resources — which includes people, data and information — and so on. We simply have to find ways to do things more efficiently within a static or shrinking resource space. More...

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Efficiency Through Expansion Is the Key to Success

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. What are some of the biggest challenges higher education leaders face when they look to improve the back-end efficiency of their institutions?
The pressure is on from federal and state governments, consumers at large and industries to reduce the cost of higher education and to better achieve outcomes consistent with the needs of students seeking employment. More...

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16 octobre 2014

Affiliated Faculty: Quality and Efficiency in Instruction

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Today’s colleges and universities face myriad challenges. One of the most dramatic is the challenge to contain costs in the face of a market that’s growing evermore price resistant. More...

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How to Overcome Resistance to Educational Delivery Changes

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Change is often beneficial to colleges and universities. As enrollment management evolved over the last few decades, it helped institutions uncover increased opportunity for enrollment and identify needed revenue streams. However, campus leaders often face challenges when they try to implement change, even when those changes can increase efficiency in learning delivery. More...

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Efficiency Central to Nimbleness and Responsiveness

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. What kinds of changes can a higher education institution make to become more efficient?
Before making any changes, the most important thing is to take a step back and analyze what we do, how we do it and, most importantly, why we do it. More...

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Six Changes That Actually Occur When an Institution Becomes More Efficient

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. The question pops up time and again: does efficiency in the postsecondary context translate to downsizing? The answer: no, absolutely not. Efficiency in higher ed does not necessarily call for reducing headcount, just as the corollary is false: reducing headcount will not create efficiency. More...

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