Programs and Resource Optimization (PRO)—Our Comprehensive Academic Program Review

Stevens Strategy’s highly successful Programs and Resource Optimization (PRO) service is a transformational academic program review process. PRO is an analytical review of academic programs that engages the institution and involves faculty, staff, alumni and trustees. The academic program review process has four key analytic components: Mission-Centeredness, Quality, Marketability, and Responsibility Center Data-based Analysis. Each academic program is reviewed and measured based upon Mission, Quality, Marketability, and Net Income and ranked within three tiers from extremely successful to extremely unsuccessful. With the analytical output of PRO, institutions can shift resources, develop goals that optimize academic program offerings and strategically manage change. These findings can drive transformational decisions that result in significant improvements in institutional quality and financial performance. The PRO process can also include the full review of non-academic programs and services as well.