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:

Hanover Research’s [U.S. News Best Colleges] Reconstruction Tool provided us with deep understanding of the U.S .News college ranking system, an extensive market analysis of the factors affecting my institution’s rankings and those of our peers, and strong recommendations for how to influence our rankings most effectively.

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- Dr. Stephen McFarland; Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina Wilmington

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

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