Learning and Development
Since we began to prepare for the RCM transition in fall 2012, we have encouraged faculty and administrators to enroll in our training sessions and open forums with presenters from the Provost Office, Budget Office, Collaboration Centers and more. These resources and new tools are available in Canvas, Bridge and accessible to all employees on the RCM channel in TUportal.
If your department would like to host a discussion about how the model works please contact our office 215-204-6545 or email TempleBudget@temple.edu to schedule.
RCM @ Temple FY2014-FY2017: an overview of how the model began, the key components of the model development, policy decisions made, adjustments following a review in year one and the goals for the year three assessment in 2017.
Temple University’s TRAC system: facilitates the open review of course and academic program proposals. Information on courses being proposed or revised is updated on the first working day of every month and program proposals are posted five times per academic year according to the timeline for the Board of Trustees meetings.
Providing academic decision makers with improved data enables them to better understand the tradeoffs and the opportunity costs implicit in every resource allocation decision. Achieving this goal, however, requires overcoming the limitations of existing data systems as well as providing incentives to reward academic units for improved performance. This is an incremental and ongoing process, however, not a short-term solution. The slow pace of change at universities makes it even more critical that every decision be made in the light of its long-term implications for quality and financial sustainability.
Thriving in a Decentralized Model: Data-driven approaches to academic resource management. EAB Conference presented at Temple Oct 2014
Breaking the Trade-Off Between Cost and Quality: Sustaining mission in an era of constrained resources. EAB conference presented at Temple April 2016
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