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Arizona Board of Regents: Learner-Centered Education Course Redesign Initiative

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.

ABOR LCE-CRI: Cost Savings Summary
Institution
Course
Cost Per Student
Savings per
%



Traditional
Redesign
Student
Savings
UA
Chemistry $199 $174 $25 13%
ASU
Chemistry $439 $351 $88 20%
ASU
Women in Society $78 $57 $21

27%

NAU
Intro to Psychology $60 $42 $18 30%
UA
Biology $266 $178 $88 33%
ASU
Geology $92 $59 $33 36%
ASU
Computer Literacy $50 $28 $22 44%
ASU
Public Speaking $342 $142 $200 58%
UA
Geology $437 $185 $252 58%
ASU
Org Mgmt & Leadership $373 $154 $219 59%
AVERAGE
38%
 
Institution
Course
Annual
Annual Cost
Annual



Enrollment
Traditional
Redesign
Savings
NAU ^
Intro to Psychology 2,000 $120,000 $84,000 $36,000
ASU ^
Computer Literacy 2,196 $109,800 $61,488 $48,312

ASU

^
Women in Society 2,800 $218,400 $159,600 $58,800
ASU   Geology 2,200 $202,400 $129,800 $72,600
ASU ^ Org Mgmt & Leadership 360 $134,280 $55,440 $78,840
UA   Chemistry 4,000 $796,000 $696,000 $100,000
ASU ^ Public Speaking 600 $205,200 $85,200 $120,000
UA   Biology 1,730 $460,180 $307,940 $152,240
UA   Geology 1,200 $524,400 $222,000 $302,400
ASU   Chemistry 4,640 $2,037,960 $1,626,385 $411,575
TOTAL

21,726

$1,380,767
 
^ Adds students

 

 

 

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