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Missouri Course Redesign Initiative (2010 - 2013)

Cost Savings Summary

The calculations shown in the charts below reflect differences in operating costs between traditional and redesigned formats. 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.

MISSOURI CRI Cost Savings Summary
Institution   Course         Cost per Student Savings
      Traditional Redesign per Student Savings
MO Southern State U   Oral Communication $174 $33 $141 81%
U of Central MO   Human Anatomy $355 $161 $194 55%
Northwest MO State U   Principles of Mgmt $221 $113 $108 49%
UMKC   College Algebra $103 $67 $36 35%
MO Western State U   Intro to Business $325 $217 $108 33%
MO U of Science & Tech   Chemistry $150 $102 $48 32%
Lincoln U   Basic English $433 $296 $137 32%
UMSL   Information Systems $113 $81 $32 28%
U of Central MO   Intermediate Algebra $118 $103 $15 13%
MO State U   Psychology $73 $66 $7 10%
Truman State U   Health & Fitness $32 $43 -$11 -34%
AVERAGE           30%
       
Institution   Course Annual        Annual Cost Annual 
      Enrollment Traditional Redesign Savings
MO Southern State U > Oral Communication 755 $131,370 $24,915 $106,455
U of Central MO ^ Human Anatomy 480 $170,400 $77,280 $93,120
MO U of Science & Tech   Chemistry 1,050 $157,500 $107,100 $50,400
Northwest MO State U   Principles of Mgmt 400 $88,400 $45,200 $43,200
Lincoln U > Basic English 300 $129,900 $88,800 $41,100
UMSL ^ Information Systems 640 $72,320 $51,840 $20,480
UMKC ^ College Algebra 546 $56,238 $36,582 $19,656
MO State U > Psychology 2,500 $182,500 $165,000 $17,500
U of Central MO ^ Intermediate Algebra 910 $107,380 $93,730 $13,650
MO Western State U > Intro to Business 102 $33,150 $22,134 $11,016
Truman State U   Health & Fitness 1,209 $38,688 $51,987 -$13,299

TOTAL

 

 

8,892

 

 

$403,278

  

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