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2022 Gray Community Colleges Bootcamp Series

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Learn How to Make Better Academic Program Decisions 


The four-series Bootcamp will provide data and education to empower community college decision-makers to make better decisions when evaluating and managing their academic program portfolio.

What are the best data sources, analyses, and decision-making processes for evaluating your academic program portfolio?   You will learn all of this in Gray's Community College Bootcamp series.


Class 1:  Labor Market Data

Featuring Bob Atkins and Mike Voss, Dean of Instruction, Mesa Community College, Maricopa Community College System

August 4, 2022, 2-3 pm ET

Learn how to choose and use the best labor market data for your academic program planning. We will talk about which data sources you need, which data sources to avoid, and how to incorporate current trends in your decisions.


Class 2:  Student Demand and Competition

Featuring Zach Paz and Karen Hines, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Berkshire Community College

August 11, 2022, 2-3 pm ET

Are your programs facing competition with other schools in your market? Are there enough students to fill seats? Learn how to discover both what students want and whether or not your market is saturated (for new and existing programs).


Class 3:  Economics

Featuring Peter Starrett and Olivia Padilla-Jackson, Vice President of Finance and Operations, Central New Mexico Community College

August 18, 2022, 2-3 pm ET

Learn how to evaluate the margins for your academic programs, using precise data to calculate contribution by programs, courses, and sections. We will demonstrate how to calculate academic program margins and instructional costs to increase the financial health of your college. Introduction to future forecasting and prediction.


Class 4: Management and Implementation

Featuring Mary Upchurch and Andrew Dorsey, President Emeritus, Front Range Community College

August 25, 2022, 2-3 pm ET

How to get from data-informed insights to collaborative results. We will share the process to help you establish a program evaluation culture at your institution.



2022 Gray Community Colleges Bootcamp Series



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Now Offering APEM Certification

Academic Program Evaluation and Management

In partnership with Bay Path University, Gray offers an online, asynchronous, self-paced course designed for higher-education leaders involved in Academic Program Evaluation and Management.

Are you interested in this opportunity to become certified?

Register here