Impact on Cost Savings
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Were costs reduced as planned?
The redesign plan for Introduction to Sociology was successfully implemented. IUPUI plans to offer three large sections per semester instead of two. Offering three large sections of the course will decrease the cost-per-student from $83 to $66.
In addition, IUPUI decreased the DFW rate from 38.9 percent in fall 1998, before any course redesign, to 24.8 percent after redesign. This translates to additional cost savings because fewer sections will be needed. Prior to redesign, 778 students needed to repeat the course; after redesign, that number dropped to 496. Since 282 students no longer needed to repeat the course, IUPUI can offer one fewer large section (of 200 students) at $6,199 and two fewer small sections (of 40 students each) at $6,671 each. The reduction in the DFW rate translates to an additional savings of $19,541, bringing the total cost reduction to $53,541.
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