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Program in Course Redesign: Round II

Projected and Actual Savings

The calculations shown in the charts below reflect differences in operating costs between traditional and redesigned formats after the redesign is complete. The cost savings primarily reflect decreased time spent by instructional personnel (full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate teaching assistants) and/or substitution of less expensive personnel. Other kinds of cost savings are not included in the charts such as those accrued from increased space capacity and from greater retention. In addition, the savings shown are for one year. The charts do not amortize the savings over the life of the course. Doing so would increase the savings by a factor of five, for example, if the course remained substantially the same for five years.

There are four ways that the cost-per-student figures translate to actual practice: 1) newly available faculty time, which can be reassigned to other courses or responsibilities; 2) actual dollar savings (e.g., the elimination of adjuncts or other personnel); 3) the capacity to serve more students, thus reducing the cost-per-student; 4) a decline in faculty workload for the course.

 

Round II Projected Savings Summary
Institution
Course Cost Per Student Savings per %



Traditional Redesign Student
Savings
Cal Poly Pomona * Psychology $135 $21 $114 84%
U of Tennessee
Spanish $109 $28 $81 74%
Riverside CC
Elem Algebra $206 $113 $93 45%
U of Dayton
Psychology $139 $78 $61 44%
U Mass * Biology $199 $117 $82 41%
Carnegie Mellon * Statistics $227 $138 $89 39%
Fairfield U
Biology $506 $350 $156 31%
U of Idaho
Math $139 $97 $42 31%
U of Alabama
Int Algebra $122 $86 $36 30%
U of Iowa
Chemistry $277 $223 $54 20%
AVERAGE
44%
 
Institution
Course Annual Annual Cost Annual



Enrollment
Traditional
Redesign
Savings
Riverside CC
Elem Algebra 3,600 $741,600 $406,800 $334,800
Cal Poly Pomona ^ Psychology 2,250 $303,750 $47,250 $256,500
U of Tennessee ^ Spanish 2,052 $223,668 $54,456 $166,212
U of Idaho
Math 2,428 $337,492 $235,516 $101,976
U of Iowa
Chemistry 1,300 $360,100 $289,900 $70,200
U Mass
Biology 700 $139,300 $81,900 $57,400
U of Alabama
Int Algebra 1,500 $183,000 $129,000 $54,000
U of Dayton
Psychology 850 $118,150 $66,300 $51,850
Fairfield U ^ Biology 280 $141,680 $98,000 $43,680
Carnegie Mellon
Statistics 420 $95,340 $57,960 $37,380
TOTAL 15,380
$1,173,998
* Two-stage redesign
^ Adds students

 

Round II Actual Savings Summary
Institution
Course Cost Per Student Savings per %



Traditional Redesign Student Savings
U of Tennessee
Spanish $109 $28 $81 74%
Riverside CC
Elem Algebra $206 $121 $85 41%
U of Dayton
Psychology $139 $84 $55 40%
U Mass
*
Biology $199 $124 $75 38%
Cal Poly Pomona
* ~
Psychology $135 $87 $48 36%
U of Iowa
Chemistry $286 $191 $95 33%
U of Alabama
Int. Algebra $122 $82 $40 33%
Fairfield U
Biology $506 $350 $156 31%
U of Idaho
Math $139 $97 $42 30%
Carnegie Mellon
*
Statistics $227 $171 $56 25%
AVERAGE 38%
 
Institution
Course Annual Annual Cost Annual



Enrollment Traditional Redesign Savings
Riverside CC
Elem Algebra 3,600 $741,600 $435,600 $306,000
U of Tennessee
^
Spanish 2,052 $223,668 $57,456 $166,212
U of Iowa
^
Chemistry 1,370 $391,820 $261,670 $130,150
Cal Poly Pomona
^
Psychology 2,250 $303,750 $195,750 $108,000
U of Idaho
Math 2,428 $337,492 $235,516 $101,976
U of Alabama
Int. Algebra 1,500 $183,000 $123,000 $60,000
U Mass
Biology 700 $139,300 $86,800 $52,500
U of Dayton
Psychology 850 $118,150 $71,400 $46,750
Fairfield U
^
Biology 280 $141,680 $98,000 $43,680
Carnegie Mellon
Statistics 420 $95,340 $71,820 $23,520
TOTAL 15,454   $1,038,788
* Two-stage redesign
^ Adds students
~ Full course redesign not complete. In the chart, cost savings are projected as if the entire course were redesigned.

 

 

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