What is it about?
Tuition-dependent colleges stepped up enrollment to add more revenue and improve their financial situation. It turned out that faculty did not like this move and warned that there will be consequences on education quality and the university overall. They also argue that this might not be the best path to resolving financial distress, it might make the financial situation worse.
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Why is it important?
Universities enrollment growth is a prevalent phenomenon and we offer a holistic yet straightforward view of the issue that helped bring together administrators and faculty to talk about this continuous matter. We built an interactive management flight simulator that was used to run multiple what-if scenarios and come up with useful and practical insights moving forward.
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This page is a summary of: Let's Talk Change in a University: A Simple Model for Addressing a Complex Agenda, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, June 2016, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/sres.2408.
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Enrollment Growth Simulation Modeling at Worcester Polytechnic Institute w/ Dr. Raafat Zaini
Dr. Raafat Zaini, Research Scientist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute discusses the dynamic enrollment model for university expansion he created at WPI and the interdependence between enrollment factors and cost centers to create a scalable model for growth detailed in his research study, Let’s Talk Change in a University: A Simple Model for Addressing a Complex Agenda.
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