Higher Education Facilities Your Community
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Bringing quality and affordable higher education experiences to your community is a noble mission. But during the current COVID-19 outbreak, it can be a daunting task. With increasingly limited resources available and a shifting institutional landscape, it can be hard to know which decisions about investing into your facilities are the right ones. Gordian can help you make confident, data-backed decisions on how to prioritize investments, plan facilities projects and drive meaningful outcomes for the community you serve.

At community colleges, the mission is focused on providing access to higher education for students in their community. Recruiting power is closely aligned with offered programs and attendance costs. By making investments focused on improving the most desirable programs, while also reducing operational costs, you can offer great programs at an affordable price.

Budget cuts require tradeoffs. With the right data, applied in an effective decision-making framework, leaders can understand the tradeoffs they are weighing, determine the likely implications of those decisions and ensure the choices made align with the long-term priorities of the institution.

Combining a scheduling analysis with facilities intelligence creates clarity regarding areas that could accommodate more students. This analysis will also educate leaders on the costs associated with adding or removing spaces and help illustrate how the physical facilities can be an asset to be maximized rather than an expense to be minimized.

These uncertain times provide an opportunity to realign customer expectations of service levels, using the current need to reduce operational costs while also getting buy in from your customers. You can continue or reevaluate these realigned expectations when your school returns to a more predictable state.

“Using Sightlines’ ROPA process, our facilities management team has been able to focus on obtaining operating targets while demonstrating their effective stewardship of our institution’s assets…and has created alignment and credibility among dept. managers, senior leadership, and the board of trustees.”

Ronald Ally | Executive Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services, Harper College
 

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