Academic Development Solutions evaluate your institution’s academic portfolio and identify improvement opportunities for existing programs and new programs for exploration. Launch new programs with confidence and ensure they help position your institution competitively.

We help you answer key questions and deliver strategies for success:

  • Does our academic portfolio include the most compelling, in-demand programs?
  • How could our current programs be improved?
  • What program offerings should we consider launching?
  • What are my competitors’ most successful degree offerings?
  • What specific skillsets are employers looking for?

Hanover’s Academic Development Solution

We will customize an approach for your institution that leverages the expertise of our team and multiple methodologies to support your institution’s goals.

Academic Portfolio Analysis

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Enhance existing academic programs.

Evaluate course structure and core components of academic programs relative to peer and competitor institutions.

Program Opportunity Dashboard

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Assess the health of your current academic portfolio.

Map degrees according to conferral volume and growth rates to help guide institutions in adding high-growth, high-potential new offerings to their portfolios and closely evaluating investment in lower growth, lower potential programs.

Program Feasibility Study

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Launch new academic programs.

Explore an in-depth assessment of a specific program’s attractiveness through an analysis of market demand, market saturation, employment outlook, and competing institution offerings.

Outcomes

  • Identify high-growth, high-potential programs
  • Evaluate go/no-go decisions to continue investment in specific academic programs
  • Assess new program attractiveness in terms of student demand, employer demand, and market saturation
  • Compare structure and core components of academic programs to peers/competitors

A Word from One of Our Higher Education Clients:

Saint Peter's University, the Jesuit university of New Jersey, is proud to partner with Hanover Research Council. I worked closely with the Hanover team in my previous role as VPAA at another private independent university and I can say with surety that Hanover provided us with consistently clear, data-rich, actionable and affordable market studies and other reports that helped us meet our strategic goals. Hanover's client-centered approach is also consistent with our mission, and HRC's team has shown great sensitivity to working with mission-driven institutions like our own.

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- Dr. Gerard P. O'Sullivan; Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Peter's University

Whatever your goals, Hanover will partner with you to create a custom approach to support your needs.

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