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About Us

Academic Performance Solutions (APS) is a holistic decision-support platform that renders quick access to data and peer benchmarks around course offerings, faculty workload, course completion rates, department-level costs, and other key performance indicators. Members of APS embed this data and insights into key academic and operational decisions across campus, building a data-informed culture. Learn more about how so many of your peers are working hand in hand with us to further APS' goal of analytics with a bias to action.

About the Membership

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How We Help

Academic Program Review

How can we more strategically evaluate department health on an annual basis?

  • Compare enrollment trends to peer benchmarks
  • Assess demand/capacity mismatches across all departments
  • Compare course completion rates to peer benchmarks

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Program Review

Smart Growth

Budgeting and Resource Allocation

How can we standardize and streamline resource allocation decisions?

  • Consolidate underfilled sections and redirect resources to bottlenecks
  • Inform faculty line allocation decisions with peer benchmarks on teaching loads
  • Evaluate instructional costs per student credit hour across departments

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Course Planning

How can we structure offerings to align with demand and support student outcomes?

  • Compare class sizes and fill rates to peer benchmarks
  • Match proliferation of distinct courses with enrollment trends
  • Analyze course load trends by instructor type

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Course Planning

Beyond Technology

Partner with a Dedicated Consultant

Our consultants and experts work closely with you to provide customized support and strategic guidance.

Access On-Demand Best Practices

Our research studies, toolkits, and webconferences ensure you have the information you need, when you need it.

Network with Peers

Each year we bring together 100+ academic leaders for the APS Summit in Washington, D.C.

Insights from Our Benchmarks

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Insights and Impact

How APS helped one institution's deans and department chairs make data-informed decisions

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Representative Results

Old Dominion University

Leverage Data to Enhance Budget Transparency

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University of Northern Colorado

Boost Course Completion in Gateway Courses

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St. Ambrose University

Embed Data in Review Process to Improve Resource Allocation

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Institutional Analytics Blog

Top news, insights, and analysis from our experts

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Meet Our Experts

Melanie Bowen

Senior Vice President

Simone Williams


Benjamin Galina

Associate Director

Chetan Rao

Managing Director

Hersh Steinberg

Managing Director

Catherine Ewell

General Manager