Improving Program Delivery

Program delivers on the promises made in your mission, your viewbook, and your course catalog.

Everything links back to program — from the achievement of mission, to the financial necessities of net tuition revenue, to donor participation, to the satisfaction of faculty and staff. The quality, vitality, and consistent delivery of the program is the lifeblood of every school. We can help with:

  • Curriculum evaluation, innovation, and design.
    • Arts and Academics
    • Athletics and Co-Curricular Programs
    • Residential and SEL Curriculum
  • Specialty Curriculum and Program Design, including:
    • School-wide, Integrative Programming (e.g., Sustainability, Healthy Eating, Mindfulness, Skillfulness)
    • Rules, Expectations, and Disciplinary System Design
    • Strategy for Implicit Curriculum
  • Design and Innovation Programs
  • Professional Development Strategy and Systems
  • Faculty, Department Chair, and Dean Coaching
  • Departmental Goal Setting and Facilitation
  • Leadership Support
  • Curricular Alignment, Clarity, Messaging, and Marketing

Curriculum is important in fulfilling school mission, but it’s also a huge part of your “customer’s” long-term relationship with the school: program provides the core experience that builds brand.

Recent program-related projects include:

  • Re-envisioned diploma and graduation requirements to reflect updated college and career preparation needs and to clarify requirements for post-graduates and other less-than-four-year students at a secondary school.
  • Advised and guided the establishment of program-oriented committees at the board level.
  • Guided academic administration and faculty in the embrace of artificial intelligence.
  • Clarified and demystified the annual review and evaluation guidelines for faculty, ensuring that reviews were seen as positive opportunities for professional growth.
  • Revised a complex student disciplinary system to promote a more supportive, positive campus culture in students and faculty.
  • Aligned athletic and co-curricular programming to more intentionally deliver character and personal development objectives of the school mission.
  • Massively expanded professional development programming across both internal and external training opportunities including mentoring, instructional rounds, table grading, peer school visits, team teaching, and departmental reviews.
  • Created capstone program and invigorated a traditional academic program with collaborative, interdisciplinary teaching programs.
  • Redesigned curriculum, diploma requirements, and grading systems, to align with the adoption of Mastery Transcript.
  • Established a campus-wide sustainability education program delivered through the residential program, ensuring that recycling and other sustainability activities were ever-present in students’ minds.
  • Redesigned the semantics and logical structure of the core academic curriculum, providing crystal-clarity on which course design, assessments, advisor comments, and grades could be based—and allowing the admissions and marketing departments to share a crisp, clear message of difference.
  • Established programs and policies to combat grade inflation and grade-range compression.
  • Streamlined standardized test administration.
  • Redesigned daily schedule and annual calendar, re-envisioning program and establishing new programs and routines through optimized and opportunistic time and space management.
  • Planned and programmed facilities to enable long-term program evolution and expansion.
  • Course design and development around specific curricular and pedagogical standards, targets, and practices.