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Program in Course Redesign: Round III

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 III Projected Savings Summary
Institution
Course Cost Per Student Savings per %



Traditional Redesign Student Savings
U of S Mississippi
World Lit $70 $31 $39 56%
U of New Mexico
Psychology $72 $38 $34 47%
Northern Arizona U
College Algebra $138 $73 $65 47%
Iowa State U
Math $129 $75 $54 42%
Drexel U
Computer Prog $172 $100 $72 42%
Tallahassee CC
English Comp $252 $145 $107 42%
Brigham Young U
English Comp $205 $122 $83 40%
Florida Gulf Coast U
Fine Arts $132 $81 $51 39%
Ohio State U
Statistics $190 $132 $58 31%
Portland State U
Spanish $127 $91 $36 28%
AVERAGE 41%
 
Institution
Course Annual Annual Cost Annual



Enrollment Traditional Redesign Savings
Tallahassee CC
English Comp 3,000 $756,000 $435,000 $321,000
Brigham Young U
English Comp 2,950 $604,750 $359,900 $244,850
Ohio State U
Statistics 2,850 $541,500 $376,200 $165,300
Iowa State U
Math 1,800 $232,200 $135,200 $97,200
U of S Mississippi
World Lit 2,000 $140,000 $62,000 $78,000
U of New Mexico
Psychology 2,250 $162,000 $85,500 $76,500
Drexel U ^ Computer Prog 1,024 $176,128 $102,400 $73,728
Northern Arizona U
College Algebra 920 $126,960 $67,160 $59,800
Florida Gulf Coast U ^ Fine Arts 950 $125,400 $76,950 $48,450
Portland State U ^ Spanish 960 $122,920 $87,360 $34,560
TOTAL 18,704   $1,199,388
^ Adds students

 

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



Traditional
Redesign
Student
Savings
U of S Mississippi
World Lit $70 $31 $39 56%
U of New Mexico
Psychology $72 $37 $35 49%
Florida Gulf Coast U
Fine Arts $132 $70 $62 47%
Drexel U
Computer Prog $172 $97 $75 44%
Tallahassee CC
English Comp $252 $145 $107 42%
Northern Arizona U ~ College Algebra $138 $82 $56 41%
Iowa State U ~ Math $129 $77 $52 40%
Portland State U
Spanish $127 $88 $39 31%
Ohio State U
Statistics $190 $142 $48 25%
Brigham Young U
English Comp $205 $175 $30 15%
AVERAGE
39%
 
Institution
Course
Annual
Annual Cost
Annual



Enrollment
Traditional
Redesign
Savings
Tallahassee CC
English Comp 3,000 $756,000 $435,000 $321,000
Ohio State U > Statistics 2,650 $503,500 $376,300 $127,200
Iowa State U
Math 1,800 $232,200 $138,600 $93,600
Brigham Young U
English Comp 2,950 $604,750 $516,250 $88,500
U of New Mexico
Psychology 2,250 $162,000 $83,250 $78,750
U of S Mississippi
World Lit 2,000 $140,000 $62,000 $78,000
Florida Gulf Coast U ^ Fine Arts 1,200 $158,400 $84,000 $74,400
Portland State U ^ Spanish 1,276 $162,052 $112,288 $49,764
Northern Arizona U > College Algebra 800 $110,400 $65,600 $44,800
Drexel U > Computer Prog 414 $71,208 $40,158 $31,050
TOTAL

18,340

$987,064
^ Adds students
> Enrollment less than projected
~ Full course redesign not complete. In the chart, cost savings are projected as if the entire course were redesigned.

 

 

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