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The Roadmap to Redesign (R2R)

Cost Savings Summary

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.

The Roadmap to Redesign (R2R): Cost Savings Summary
Institution
Course
Cost Per Student
Savings per
%



Traditional
Redesign
Student
Savings
Chattanooga STCC
Psychology $130 $42 $88 68%
Eastern Washington U
Psychology $100 $53 $47 47%
Wayne State U
Precalculus $185 $105 $80

43%

Louisiana State U
Precalculus $121 $78 $43 36%
UNC-Greensboro
Precalculus $109 $71 $38 35%
UNC-Greensboro
Statistics $102 $68 $34 33%
U of Missouri-St. Louis
Precalculus $170 $119 $51 30%
U of Alabama
Spanish $245 $183 $62 25%
UNC-Chapel Hill
Precalculus $153 $124 $29 19%
Georgia State U
Precalculus $96 $80 $16 17%
Calhoun CC   Statistics $170 $144 $26 15%
Texas Tech
Spanish $326 $283 $43 13%
AVERAGE
32%
 
Institution
Course
Annual
Annual Cost
Annual



Enrollment
Traditional
Redesign
Savings
Louisiana State U
Precalculus 4,900 $592,900 $382,200 $210,700
Wayne State U ^
Precalculus 1,994 $368,890 $209,078 $159,812

Chattanooga STCC

^
Psychology 1,200 $156,000 $50,400 $105,600
U of Alabama   Spanish 1,395 $341,775 $255,285 $86,490
Texas Tech ^ Spanish 1,860 $606,360 $526,380 $79,980
UNC-Greensboro   Precalculus 1,680 $183,120 $119,280 $63,840
Eastern Washington U ^ Psychology 1,100 $110,000 $58,300 $51,700
U of Missouri-St. Louis   Precalculus 824 $140,080 $98,056 $42,024
UNC-Greensboro ^ Statistics 800 $81,600 $54,400 $27,200
UNC-Chapel Hill > Precalculus 570 $87,210 $70,680 $16,530
Georgia State U ^ Precalculus 986 $94,656 $78,880 $15,776
Calhoun CC > Statistics 391 $66,470 $56,304 $10,166
TOTAL

17,700

$869,818
 
^ Adds students
> Enrollment less than projected

 

 

 

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