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Blog Post
November 15, 2018

What’s the ROI for Instructional Reform?

New Tool Provides Estimates

Last year, Ithaka S+R published Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances, a white paper commissioned by the American Council on Education (ACE) that explored the relationship between institutional finances and instructional quality, asking whether improvements in instructional quality can increase a postsecondary institution’s net revenue. It’s an important question, as many higher education institutions are under strong pressure to improve student learning outcomes as they face increasing financial constraints. The conventional view is that increases in instructional quality…
Past Event
June 15, 2017

Martin Kurzweil to Speak at ACE Webinar

The Interrelatedness of Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances

On June 15, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm (EDT), Martin Kurzweil will speak at an American Council on Education (ACE) webinar on “Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances,” a white paper he co-authored with Jessie Brown. To register for this free webinar, please visit the ACE website. Martin will be joined by Catherine Haras (Senior Director of the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, California State University, Los Angeles),  Joel Hartman (Vice President for Information Technologies and Resources,…
Blog Post
March 13, 2017

Can an Investment in Instruction Improve a College’s Bottom Line?

Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to simultaneously cut costs and improve student learning outcomes. There is a perceived tension between these goals: the conventional wisdom is that increasing instructional quality is not possible without increasing expenditures, but colleges and universities have limited resources to spend on improving instructional quality. But what if the relationship between institutional finances and instructional quality were more complex than that? In Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances, a new white paper…