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ACADEMIC PLANNING RESOURCE CENTER

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WELCOME

Higher education is experiencing a dramatic disruption. We know that it's no longer business as usual and that specific tools and strategies are needed to be prepared for the uncertainties facing summer and fall 2020.

In response, we've designed several resources to assist you with academic planning. Keep scrolling to learn more.

RESOURCES

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*NEW* Insight from our Founder and CEO

Tom Shaver shares his recommendations on planning and scenario modeling.

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*New* Insight from our Founder and CEO
Learn how to manage your academic offerings in the new normal. 

READ NOW

fall_2020_social_distancing_thumbnail*NEW* Application Best Practices
Learn four ways to support social distancing in fall 2020 with Astra Schedule.

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*NEW* Planning Strategy
Learn how cross-institutional collaboration can help your institution make strategic decisions during these times.
 

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Planning Strategy
Read Dr. John Barnshaw's article to learn ways you can transform your institutional infrastructure and resources.

READ NOW

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Planning Strategy

Learn new strategies to help with the re-evaluation and adjustment process for summer and fall enrollment.

READ NOW

 

 

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Planning Strategy

Find answers to best practices for monitoring registration and refining the course schedule to support success.

READ NOW

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Application Best Practices
Read five ways you can strategically use Astra Schedule to accomplish your work while maximizing time and effort. 

READ NOW

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Partner Spotlight

See how WKU reallocated space on campus in three-weeks and saved $350,000 over three summer terms.  

READ NOW

 

 

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 Enrollment Tracking

See how using Monitor strategically can ensure offerings are meeting student and instructional needs.

READ NOW


*NEW* Leadership and Crisis Management Episode 2
Listen in to our second episode of Leadership and Crisis Management as Dr. Ricky Tompkins at NorthWest Arkansas Community College shares how they're organizing, communicating, and helping students from a distance.

 

 


*NEW* Monitoring Registration for Summer and Fall 2020.

Listen in as David Short, Registrar at Lamar University, shares how they are helping students from a distance and quick wins they are seeing by tracking open registration with Ad Astra's new application, Monitor.

Leadership and Crisis Management Episode 1
Click play and hear from Glenn McGee, Deputy Provost at the University of New Haven, virtually discuss how to adopt a new mindset around student progress, registration, and advising can help institutions evolve during these ever-changing circumstances.

 

 

Transitioning Online and Its Impact on Higher Education
Click play and learn ways to combat the challenges faced when moving to online teaching with technology and instructional design with Jay Spencer, Assoc. Vice President for Digital/Online Operations at HBU.

Student Well Being From a Distance
Click play and hear from Susan Leigh, CEO of SLC Higher Education, about the importance of rethinking and redefining current processes, using existing technologies to help students succeed, and the importance of empathy.

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*NEW* Planning Strategy

Check out how scheduling and planning platforms that apply course demand analytics improve student success.

WATCH NOW

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Planning Strategy
Learn about the impact of the course schedule on student success, academic planning, and resource allocation.

WATCH NOW

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Enrollment Tracking

Learn how Monitor, our new application, addresses the chaos of schedule changes right before classes start. 

WATCH NOW

 

 

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Application Best Practices

See how room optimization tools can provide insight into infrastructure planning, space consolidation, and strategy for HVAC usage.

WATCH NOW

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Planning Strategies

new_better_way_course_offerings_thumbnail

*NEW* Insight from our Founder and CEO
Learn how to manage your academic offerings in the new normal.

READ NOW

principles_planning_scenario_thumbnail

*NEW* Insight from our Founder and CEO

Tom Shaver shares his recommendations on planning and scenario modeling.

READ NOW

come_together_thumbnail

*NEW* Planning Strategy
Learn how cross-institutional collaboration can help your institution make strategic decisions during these times.

READ NOW

 

 

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*NEW* Planning Strategy
Learn about the impact of the course schedule on student success, academic planning, and resource allocation.

WATCH NOW

five_responses_thumbnail_V02

Planning Strategy
Read Dr. John Barnshaw's article to learn ways you can transform your institutional infrastructure and resources.

READ NOW

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 Planning Strategy

Learn new strategies to help with the re-evaluation and adjustment process for summer and fall enrollment.

READ NOW

 

 

real_time_response_thumbnail

Planning Strategy

Find answers to best practices for monitoring registration and refining the course schedule to support success.

READ NOW

using_analytics_thumbnail

Planning Strategy

Check out how scheduling and planning platforms that apply course demand analytics improve student success.

WATCH NOW

 

 

Thought Leadership Podcast
  
*NEW* Leadership and Crisis Management Episode 2
Listen in to our second episode of Leadership and Crisis Management as Dr. Ricky Tompkins at NorthWest Arkansas Community College shares how they're organizing, communicating, and helping students from a distance

 

 

   
*NEW* Monitoring Registration for Summer and Fall 2020.
Listen in as David Short, Registrar at Lamar University, shares how they are helping students from a distance and quick wins they are seeing by tracking open registration with Ad Astra's new application, Monitor.
  
Leadership and Crisis Management Episode 1
Click play and hear from Glenn McGee, Deputy Provost at the University of New Haven, virtually discuss how to adopt a new mindset around student progress, registration, and advising can help institutions evolve during these ever-changing circumstances.

 

 

  
Student Well Being From a Distance
Click play and hear from Susan Leigh, CEO of SLC Higher Education, about the importance of rethinking and redefining current processes, using existing technologies to help students succeed, and the importance of empathy.
  
Transitioning Online and Its Impact on Higher Education
Click play and learn ways to combat the challenges faced when moving to online teaching with technology and instructional design with Jay Spencer, Assoc. Vice President for Digital/Online Operations at HBU.

 


Application Best Practices

fall_2020_social_distancing_thumbnail*NEW* Application Best Practices 
Learn four ways to support social distancing in fall 2020 with Astra Schedule.

READ NOW

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Application Best Practices
Read five ways you can strategically use Astra Schedule to accomplish your work while maximizing time and effort. 

READ NOW

western_kentucky_university_thumbnail_V02

Partner Spotlight

See how WKU reallocated space on campus in three-weeks and saved $350,000 over three summer terms.  

READ NOW

 

 

scenario_modeling_thumbnail

Application Best Practices 

See how room optimization tools help with infrastructure planning, space consolidation, and strategy for HVAC usage.

WATCH NOW

 

 

Enrollment Tracking

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Enrollment Tracking

Learn how Monitor, our new application, addresses the chaos of schedule changes right before classes start. 

WATCH NOW

strategic_use_monitor_thumbnail
 
Enrollment Tracking

See how using Monitor strategically can ensure offerings are meeting student and instructional needs.

READ NOW

Coming soon! Monitoring Registration when Enrollments are Uncertain

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