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Academic Fiscal Management
Curricular Audit for Cost Containment and Student Success
Lyndon State College
This initiative involved an in-depth analysis of every academic program to determine its financial viability and its success in serving students. A comprehensive set of data was compiled and analyzed by an academic administrative team. Data and preliminary observations were shared with each academic department and the team met with departments to discuss potential curricular changes. The analysis occurred over one year with follow-up analysis and curricular revision spilling into the subsequent year. The project has resulted in the closure of several academic majors, minors, and concentrations and the pruning of required and elective courses. These changes resulted in cost savings for the college. The analysis of student success measures has focused faculty on developing strategies to increase student success in their programs.
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