Academic Strategies for Revitalizing Schools and Programs, 2016

The design of the Institute for Academic Strategies for Revitalizing Schools and Programs provides a strong foundation for academic leaders, deans, department chairs and faculty entrepreneurs preparing to optimize the quality and enrollment potential of their programs of study.

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Who Should Attend

The institute is designed for academic leaders, including provosts, vice presidents, deans, department chairs, academic governance officers, interested faculty, accreditation team members, institutional planners, and institutional effectiveness professionals.

Session Summaries

  • Session I: Strategic Positioning of Schools, Colleges and Academic Programs
    Begins with the basics involved in developing or enhancing a program or schools strategic position in the global learning marketplace.Participants will assess their institutional structures against the characteristics of the emerging global digital learning ecosystem and the transformations a number of schools, colleges and programs are already doing to serve contemporary learners.
  • Session II: Curriculum Architecture and Specifications
     Next the curriculum turns to the basics of curriculum architecture and assesses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats emanating from the degree of alignment between architecture, program design, course options, assessment strategies, and curriculum-learner optimization pathways. Particular attention is paid to creating strategic advantage through curriculum architecture revitalization.
  • Session III: Academic Strategies, Tactics and Capacities 
    Introduces a structured approach to designing, developing and implementing academic strategies and developing new capacities required to meet the challenges of the learning age powered by a global digital learning ecosystem.
  • Session IV: Curriculum Options and Optimization for Market Advantage
    Examines the principles of sustainability and applies them to various curricular scenarios. Focuses on innovating from where you are with what you have. Emphasis is identifying opportunities and focused implementation.
  • Session V: Curriculum Prototyping and Modeling
    Examines basic principles of prototyping  curricular changes and modeling programs of study. effective academic management and the fit and friction points encountered in academic collaboration, strategy development and implementation. Developing synergy between academic missions, visions, perspectives, calendars and workflow cycles.
  • Session VI: Academic Program Strategies
    Programs of Study are the lifeblood of academic institutions. The fundamentals of effective program design, emergent models and methods of embedding marketable value into a program of study are examined and evaluated.
  • Session VII: Academic Program Marketing and Positioning
    Examines the basic interface between academic schools, colleges, departments and programs and the SEM (Strategic Enrollment Management) enterprise of the institution. Explores specific program level marketing and positioning approaches and the strategies that drive them.
  • Session VIII: Future Proofing the Curriculum and Revitalizing the Master Academic Plan
    Examines the principles of integrating revitalized academic schools, colleges, and programs with the Master Academic Plan. Discusses the influence and potential revitalization has upon the institutional planning system and various plans. (e.g. Institutional Strategic Plan, Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, Campus Master Plan, Fiscal Plan, Human Resources Plan…).

Agenda

February 22, 2016

  • 10:00 am – Check-in & Registration
  • 1:00 pm – Session I: Strategic Positioning of Schools, Colleges and Academic Programs
  • 3:00 pm – Break, Check In & Networking
  • 3:20 pm – Session II: Curriculum Architecture and Specifications
  • 5:00 pm – Sessions Conclude

February 23, 2016

  • 8:00 am – Continental Breakfast (Provided)
  • 8:30 am – Session III: Academic Strategies, Tactics and Capacities 
  • 10:00 am – Break, Check In & Networking
  • 10:20 am – Session IV: Curriculum Options and Optimization for Market Advantage
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch (Provided) Break, Check In & Networking
  • 1:00 pm – Session V: Curriculum Prototyping and Modeling
  • 3:00 pm – Break, Check In & Networking
  • 3:20 pm – Session VI: Academic Program Strategies
  • 5:00 pm – Sessions Conclude

February 24, 2016

  • 8:00 am Continental Breakfast (Provided)  & Networking
  • 8:30 am – Session VII: Academic Program Marketing and Positioning
  • 10:00 am – Break, Check In & Networking
  • 10:20 am – Session VIII: Future Proofing the Curriculum and Revitalizing the Master Academic Plan
  • 12:00 pm – Adjourn

Institute Philosophy & Pedagogy

The current paradigm shift to the learning age powered by a  global digital learning ecosystem requires unprecedented focus on academic strategy. Our philosophy is both learner and learning centered, focused through a lens that is intensely curriculum-centered. The Institute curriculum delivers practical strategic solutions for short, medium and long range impact. Institute pedagogy uses a blended seminar style guided by a digital interactive syllabus with readings, self-study and participant dialog. Participants will use their institution as the subject of their case study. Participants will have the opportunity for interaction with institute colleagues long after attending the program as they contribute to the emerging Academic community of practice.

About the Faculty

Michael G. DolenceMichael Dolence is President of Michael G. Dolence and Associates, a global research consulting firm specializing in innovation in education, academic planning, curriculum development and enrollment management. Michael developed the Strategic Decision Engine, a structured strategic planning model published in Working Toward Strategic Change. Continued development lead to the Curriculum-Centered Strategic Planning Model and the Learner-Centered Curriculum Framework. To facilitate the development of 21st century curricula, he synthesized the Proficiency Based Curriculum Architecture Model.

MGDA has developed a comprehensive curriculum planning and prototyping software system used to design academic prototypes for new universities and academic facilities worldwide. The system supports program of study design and development, as-well-as, academic optimization scenario analysis and innovative curricula design.

Institute Logistics

  • Institute Terms of Payment and Refund Policy
  • Enrollment is limited to 40 participants.
  • Accommodations are NOT included in Institute Registration and are the responsibility of the attendee. A separate link directly to the hotel is provided for convenience.
  • Wi-Fi will support access to online resources.
  • We recommend at least two individuals from an institution attend to provide a wider perspective and deeper insight.
  • Monday afternoon start time permits Saturday air travel and Wednesday departure and is served by five airports (LAX, SNA, BUR, ONT, LGB).
  • Claremont location is central to Los Angeles area sites and attractions.
  • Participants are on their own for dinner Monday and Tuesday. Options include hotel dining or the numerous restaurants in the village of Claremont.
  • Hotel Shuttle is available for the short ride to the village or take your time and enjoy the walk through the streets of the City of Trees.

Registration

When: February 22 – 24, 2016

Where: Claremont, California

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Venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Claremont, California

Institute rates are available.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont will welcome you at check in with a DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie.  The hotel is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains between Southern California’s Inland Empire and the Los Angeles Basin on historic Route 66. The mission-style buildings of this DoubleTree hotel in Claremont surround a sparkling outdoor pool, whirlpool and a peaceful ambiance.
When not attending the institute, retreat to a spacious guest room or suite featuring a 37-inch flat-screen TV, high-speed internet access and large desk with an ergonomic chair.

Nearby Attractions

The hotel is a moderate walk to the village of Claremont, the hotel also provides a shuttle service.

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