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Schedule Refinement


Do you struggle to build a schedule that meets the diverse needs of your students while caring for faculty preferences and finite resources? Utilizing data insights when creating your schedule can improve students' progress and allow for better stewardship of academic resources. Keep reading to learn how you can design a schedule that keeps student success and institutional sustainability at the center of your schedule building.






How to Build a Student-Aligned Schedule

By leveraging course demand analytics more effectively, you can create student-aligned schedules that maximize Degree Velocity™ and optimize academic resources. Discover blogs, articles, and webinars for strategies on how you can design a schedule that ensures student success by clicking the button below.

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Find Your Starting Point by Analyzing Your Scheduling Practices 

Discover where to start your scheduling refinement efforts by looking at your institution's level of course scheduling infrastructure. Take the complimentary Course Scheduling Infrastructure Diagnostic by clicking the button below, or keep scrolling to find solutions to improve your scheduling process.

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Solutions to Elevate Your Schedule

Ad Astra consultants understand that multiple factors impact the academic schedule. By caring for each institution’s unique set of challenges and opportunities, they help leaders identify and implement high-impact strategies and solutions to create a student-centered schedule. 


Build a course schedule aligned to students' needs by infusing data and collaboration in one tool. 

Key features:

  • Review sections and course-level recommendations based on historical data
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to plan and implement changes to the course schedule
  • Filter courses relevant to users or departments

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Combine student pathway progress with historical enrollment patterns to ensure you're offering the right number of sections.

Key features:

  • Model incoming student populations for a more accurate prediction of student demand
  • Use individual student progress data to ensure access to required pathway courses
  • Frequent data updates that reflect recent schedule changes for continued refinement
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Effectively manage your space, resources, and academic and event schedule within one master schedule. 

Key features:

  • Create what-if scenarios to optimize space and resources allocation
  • Access dynamic reports to gain room and activity insights
  • Improve classroom and event space utilization

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Ensure you have the data you need to manage your next registration cycle effectively.

Key features:

  • Visibility into course registration
  • Monitor enrollment ratio thresholds so you know when to respond
  • Centralize collaboration, notifications, and communication in one easy to use platform

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Ad Astra consultants are helping institutions make data-informed decisions around their schedule through specialized services.

Key features:

  • Benchmark your academic data to higher education peers
  • Pinpoint areas for growth at your institution
  • Project plans to achieve growth strategy

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