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Return on Investment of Academic Innovation

In spring 2018, members of the Kirwan Center’s Academic Transformation Advisory Council (ATAC) embarked on a project to conduct analyses of return on investment (ROI) on academic innovation efforts undertaken around the system. ATAC members are exploring ways to more effectively capture the impact of academic innovation, especially around ROI; applying an ROI lens in order to build a connection between student success, quality, and financial sustainability and examining how academic innovation contributes to all three; and using ROI data to help communicate about the work happening at each of the institutions and across the system around academic innovation. Results of these pilot analyses will be shared in June 2018 with the aim of creating a framework for conducting such analyses going forward and the development of a white paper to share lessons learned.

Participating institutions:

  • Bowie State University
  • Coppin State University
  • Frostburg State University
  • Salisbury University
  • Towson University
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • University of Maryland University College
  • Universities at Shady Grove
  • University System of Maryland at Hagerstown