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Economics of Higher Education

Designed to provide participants with a better understanding of a sustainable new business model to address the challenges at their home institutions. The program will provide each academic administrator with a revitalized perspective as they prepare for the upcoming financial planning cycle.

This program is specifically tailored for chief academic officers, provosts, presidents, and trustees of private colleges and universities.


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Economics of Higher Education Training ProgramA multitude of internal and external financial struggles are rapidly impacting how institutions maintain the quality of their academic programs. New and experienced chief academic officers are expected to lead their organizations through these economic currents. The Economics of Higher Education is a unique executive workshop designed to introduce a new business model for higher education, specifically tailored for new and experienced chief academic officers, provosts, presidents, and trustees of private colleges and universities. The aim of the program is to enhance the technical, communication, leadership, and process skills needed by administrators to successfully navigate today’s ever-changing environment of higher education.

The Economics of Higher Education has been strategically scheduled, planned, and coordinated to provide each participant with maximum ROI for their time and resources to attend.


Tuition is $2,950, which includes all program materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day program, and admission to the evening keynote dinner reception on August 6, 2017.

Program Dates:

Evening Keynote Reception: August 6, 2017
Two-Day Program: August 7-8, 2017

Registration Deadline: June 30, 2017


Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
800 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia

For additional program details, please contact AAL Director of Professional Development Dr. Felicia Tucker-Lively

Jo Allen


Collaborating Partner

James F. Galbally, Jr.


Senior Consultant

Matthew Poslusny


Collaborating Partner

Robert Zemsky

Ph.D., M.A.

Keynote Speaker



Program Curriculum

  • Recognize the impact of instructional costs as an institutional cost driver
  • Identify institutional challenges and how schools can prepare to face these obstacles 
  • Evaluate the current business model, what is working and what needs to be fixed
  • Discuss the new business model and institutional governance
  • Identify the role of the active chief academic officer and the new business model