In light of the ever-increasingly competitive market of higher ed, many institutions are seeking solutions to increase their relevance and competitiveness in the field. One of these solutions is often new college program development.

On the surface, developing new programs seems a commonsense way to adapt with the changing times. Modern-day technologies are giving way to new specializations such as marketing analytics and business intelligence, and institutions are eager to capitalize on these emerging fields. Yet the lengthy and costly process required to implement an entirely new program poses a major barrier for those seeking a competitive edge. Curriculum development, accreditation,...

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About the Author:

Cherron Hoppes is the Chief Academic Officer at Helix Education. http://www.helixeducation.com/ She holds a doctorate of education (Ed.D.) from The University of Alabama with a specialization in higher education administration.