The services listed below have been rendered by Development Institute for one or more institutions of higher education.References from institutions contracting for these services are available.Descriptions of each service may be viewed by clicking on the title or icon for each service.
Development of academic programs and support services including student learning outcomes assessment and competency-based curriculum development; interactive instructional strategies and technologies;orientation, advising and retention initiatives; developmental education and student success programs; teaching and learning centers, as well as professional development programming.
Reallocation program to maintain quality of services while coping with reduced resources; management model for reallocation decision making; functional review and structural reorganization; efficiency analysis and incentive system; alternative resource development program; "quality circle" type teams for increasing productivity and effectiveness.
Use of "management styles assessment" techniques for identifying and enhancing administrative skills; in-house programs for administrative development; workshops and retreats for staff, administrators, and boards; functional audit for identifying work-flow responsibilities that job descriptions fail to pick up; development of policy and procedure guides for management systems; and career development package for professionals seeking advancement or goal clarification.
Assistance with the identification of public and private funding opportunities and the design of competitive proposals including project design and development, proposal organization and preparation, and application submission.
Design support for undertaking an institution-wide self-study process aimed at institutional renewal as well as compliance with standards for re-accreditation; employs a thematic approach to identifying study areas and a structured process for implementing the study; results in recommendations and produces accomplishments concurrently with the study process, addressing issues more deeply than planning processes customarily reach.
Highly participatory, comprehensive, seven-step process for developing long-range plans, annual plans, operational plans, budget plans, assessment and institutional effectiveness systems; conducted by facilitator in retreat setting for planning teams; optional use of environmental scanning techniques, institutional problem analysis, and management performance objectives; model adopted by colleges, schools, and associations.
Development of master plans for administrative systems and communications as well as academic technology; designs for management information systems; methodology for managing technology conversion projects; participatory structure for policy development and user group involvement has resulted in widespread understanding of technology and ownership of process.
Additional programs and services provided by Development Institute, including academic programs development, business processes assessment and re-engineering, institutional research office design and development, marketing plans and enrollment development projects, budgeting/financial management systems, and seminars, workshops, and webinars.