Our Services

Affordable solutions for the problems facing tuition-dependent institutions.

The Fiscal Fitness Index / Strategic Finance and Evaluation

The Corvus Education portfolio includes The Fiscal Fitness Guidebook and Index, which can help predict imminent institutional exigency, insolvency or dissolution with predictive reliability of =/> 94%; The Fiscal Fitness Planner, which provides a college or university with clear solutions to what may seem like insoluble problems and; The Strategic Readiness Program, which identifies a college or university’s fiscal position, capital position, organizational capacity, and reputational capital.  These are essential indicators for any institution to identify prior to embarking upon a new strategic planning cycle.

The Fiscal Fitness Index / Strategic Finance and Evaluation

The Corvus Education portfolio includes The Fiscal Fitness Guidebook and Index, which can help predict imminent institutional exigency, insolvency or dissolution with predictive reliability of =/> 94%; The Fiscal Fitness Planner, which provides a college or university with clear solutions to what may seem like insoluble problems and; The Strategic Readiness Program, which identifies a college or university’s fiscal position, capital position, organizational capacity, and reputational capital.  These are essential indicators for any institution to identify prior to embarking upon a new strategic planning cycle.

Strategic Planning / Integrated Planning & Budgeting

Corvus Education’s strategic planning team can assist your college or university in developing a reasonable, actionable and measurable planning process which is wholly aligned with the institution’s budgeting and institutional effectiveness systems.

Corvus team members will work with your Board of Trustees, president and cabinet to review and revise your institution’s mission, identity, and vision statements. Team members will also work with faculty, administrators, professional staff and students to develop or refine the college or university’s core values in anticipation of building a dynamic plan designed for managing growth with integrity.

Finally, Corvus will guide the college or university’s leadership in identifying its true competitors and peers using its own field-tested analytics in order to build a projective success model based upon Porter’s Five Force Strategy Model rather than a traditional SWOT analysis.

Members of the Corvus team will gather all shareholders and stakeholders to develop and revise goals and objectives, assign tasks, build timetables with thresholds, benchmarks and targets, and create measurable data points which are linked to cost assessments.

Finally, Corvus’s strategy team will work with your college or university to upload the new plan to a dynamic platform which will allow your unit and institutional leaders to track the plan’s progress and communicate updates to campus constituents.

The Corvus strategic planning process is designed to meet your institutional needs while aligning with accreditor expectations. In these turbulent and hypercompetitive times, can your institution afford anything less?

Strategic Planning / Integrated Planning & Budgeting

Corvus Education’s strategic planning team can assist your college or university in developing a reasonable, actionable and measurable planning process which is wholly aligned with the institution’s budgeting and institutional effectiveness systems.

Corvus team members will work with your Board of Trustees, president and cabinet to review and revise your institution’s mission, identity, and vision statements. Team members will also work with faculty, administrators, professional staff and students to develop or refine the college or university’s core values in anticipation of building a dynamic plan designed for managing growth with integrity.

Finally, Corvus will guide the college or university’s leadership in identifying its true competitors and peers using its own field-tested analytics in order to build a projective success model based upon Porter’s Five Force Strategy Model rather than a traditional SWOT analysis.

Members of the Corvus team will gather all shareholders and stakeholders to develop and revise goals and objectives, assign tasks, build timetables with thresholds, benchmarks and targets, and create measurable data points which are linked to cost assessments.

Finally, Corvus’s strategy team will work with your college or university to upload the new plan to a dynamic platform which will allow your unit and institutional leaders to track the plan’s progress and communicate updates to campus constituents.

The Corvus strategic planning process is designed to meet your institutional needs while aligning with accreditor expectations. In these turbulent and hypercompetitive times, can your institution afford anything less?

Institutional effectiveness / Student learning Assessment Systems

How are you able to demonstrate that your students are learning what you claim to be teaching them?

And how is your college or university using student learning outcomes to make plans for ongoing improvement driven by strategic resource allocation and the institution’s high level strategic and scenario planning initiatives?

Have you mapped all of your program-level and course-level student learning outcomes in such a way that you can link them back to institutional-level goals and measure their successes while identifying challenges?

Do you have a demonstrably workable and successful system in place to measure effectiveness and drive quality assurance across your campus?

Do you have a clear institutional effectiveness manual in place to help guide your planning and assessment processes, from top to bottom? Or have you been cited repeatedly by your accreditors for lacking such a system?

Corvus Education can help you build a clearly articulated, mission-driven and market-sensitive system designed to ensure institutional improvement, at every level, while fulfilling accreditor expectations and meeting their ever more rigorous standards and requirements of affiliation.

Institutional effectiveness / Student learning Assessment Systems

How are you able to demonstrate that your students are learning what you claim to be teaching them?

And how is your college or university using student learning outcomes to make plans for ongoing improvement driven by strategic resource allocation and the institution’s high level strategic and scenario planning initiatives?

Have you mapped all of your program-level and course-level student learning outcomes in such a way that you can link them back to institutional-level goals and measure their successes while identifying challenges?

Do you have a demonstrably workable and successful system in place to measure effectiveness and drive quality assurance across your campus?

Do you have a clear institutional effectiveness manual in place to help guide your planning and assessment processes, from top to bottom? Or have you been cited repeatedly by your accreditors for lacking such a system?

Corvus Education can help you build a clearly articulated, mission-driven and market-sensitive system designed to ensure institutional improvement, at every level, while fulfilling accreditor expectations and meeting their ever more rigorous standards and requirements of affiliation.

New Program Development

Corvus Education can assist your institution in developing mission-driven, market sensitive adult degree completion and graduate programs designed to meet the needs of working adults while generating revenues for your campus.

Our team members will guide your faculty and staff through the steps you will need to take to identify local, regional and national market needs for new and innovative degree programs. The Corvus team will then work with you to design mission-aligned degree and certificate programs that will help you stake your ground in an increasingly competitive and turbulent market environment — from designing internal business plans to developing external market demand studies and launching digital marketing campaigns.

At Corvus we build new degree programs around your institutional mission, capacity, and financial position. Ours is not a “one size fits all” approach to designing new curricula. And unlike some of our competitors we do not construct new degree programs without regard to the standards and expectations of your regional and specialized accreditors.

Our approach to design engineering your new degree programs begins with student learning outcomes and projected programmatic effectiveness. This ensures that your programs will meet quality assurance expectations for accreditation, state-level requirements for new programs, and that they will operate within the credit hour and other parameters of USDE and the Federal Title IV program.

New Program Development

Corvus Education can assist your institution in developing mission-driven, market sensitive adult degree completion and graduate programs designed to meet the needs of working adults while generating revenues for your campus.

Our team members will guide your faculty and staff through the steps you will need to take to identify local, regional and national market needs for new and innovative degree programs. The Corvus team will then work with you to design mission-aligned degree and certificate programs that will help you stake your ground in an increasingly competitive and turbulent market environment — from designing internal business plans to developing external market demand studies and launching digital marketing campaigns.

At Corvus we build new degree programs around your institutional mission, capacity, and financial position. Ours is not a “one size fits all” approach to designing new curricula. And unlike some of our competitors we do not construct new degree programs without regard to the standards and expectations of your regional and specialized accreditors.

Our approach to design engineering your new degree programs begins with student learning outcomes and projected programmatic effectiveness. This ensures that your programs will meet quality assurance expectations for accreditation, state-level requirements for new programs, and that they will operate within the credit hour and other parameters of USDE and the Federal Title IV program.

Unit Assessments

Corvus Education can provide assessment and evaluation teams for any unit of a college or university campus.

Corvus will spend hours in dialogue with senior and executive leadership before starting a unit review. Corvus specialists will then immerse themselves in all documentation relevant to the unit or program under assessment, producing a confidential dossier with a list of questions for the client campus.

After this phase of the process, Corvus will send a two person team to your campus for intensive face-to-face interviews and conversations designed to identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as areas of compliance and non-compliance with accreditor and agency expectations and regulations.

The final deliverable will be a detailed report accompanied by a step-by-step implementation plan, with timetable. Corvis specialists will also continue to check in on their client campus for sixty days after the report is delivered to make certain that shareholders and stakeholders understand what the team has recommended, and why.

Unit Assessments

Corvus Education can provide assessment and evaluation teams for any unit of a college or university campus.

Corvus will spend hours in dialogue with senior and executive leadership before starting a unit review. Corvus specialists will then immerse themselves in all documentation relevant to the unit or program under assessment, producing a confidential dossier with a list of questions for the client campus.

After this phase of the process, Corvus will send a two person team to your campus for intensive face-to-face interviews and conversations designed to identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as areas of compliance and non-compliance with accreditor and agency expectations and regulations.

The final deliverable will be a detailed report accompanied by a step-by-step implementation plan, with timetable. Corvis specialists will also continue to check in on their client campus for sixty days after the report is delivered to make certain that shareholders and stakeholders understand what the team has recommended, and why.

Accreditation And Compliance Support

Corvus Education is a leading higher education quality assurance partner for colleges and universities seeking initial licensure, state approval, state authorization, and regional or specialized accreditation.

Corvus team members will guide your institution through the intense assessment and quality improvement work necessary to build strong systems that inspire accreditor confidence.

Corvus also provides consultation to institutions facing accreditation actions for failure to properly document and report that they are meeting accreditation or compliance standards.

Corvus will provide the guidance necessary to help your institution secure the benefits of regional or specialized accreditation, including security for student financial aid programs, improved prospects for credit transfer, and public recognition of your college or university’s quality.

Our specialists will help your institution develop or improve relations with the Higher Learning Commission, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Northwest Commission on Colleges or Universities, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Corvus specialists also work with national accreditors such as the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), formerly known as the National Home Study Council and then as the Distance Education and Training Council, which specializes in the accreditation of 51 percent of all distance education programs of study and institutions in the United States; the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a non-profit education corporation recognized by the United States Department of Education as an autonomous national accrediting body and which has accredited 245 colleges and universities since 1912 and; the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), established in 1974 and awarded the designation of ISO 9001 Quality Management System by the International Organization for Standardization. ACCET was the first national accrediting agency to achieve this designation.

Corvus can also ensure that your institution is prepared for its upcoming accreditation/reaffirmation reviews through comprehensive accreditation audits, training, and mock team visits.

Accreditation And Compliance Support

Corvus Education is a leading higher education quality assurance partner for colleges and universities seeking initial licensure, state approval, state authorization, and regional or specialized accreditation.

Corvus team members will guide your institution through the intense assessment and quality improvement work necessary to build strong systems that inspire accreditor confidence.

Corvus also provides consultation to institutions facing accreditation actions for failure to properly document and report that they are meeting accreditation or compliance standards.

Corvus will provide the guidance necessary to help your institution secure the benefits of regional or specialized accreditation, including security for student financial aid programs, improved prospects for credit transfer, and public recognition of your college or university’s quality.

Our specialists will help your institution develop or improve relations with the Higher Learning Commission, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Northwest Commission on Colleges or Universities, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Corvus specialists also work with national accreditors such as the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), formerly known as the National Home Study Council and then as the Distance Education and Training Council, which specializes in the accreditation of 51 percent of all distance education programs of study and institutions in the United States; the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a non-profit education corporation recognized by the United States Department of Education as an autonomous national accrediting body and which has accredited 245 colleges and universities since 1912 and; the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), established in 1974 and awarded the designation of ISO 9001 Quality Management System by the International Organization for Standardization. ACCET was the first national accrediting agency to achieve this designation.

Corvus can also ensure that your institution is prepared for its upcoming accreditation/reaffirmation reviews through comprehensive accreditation audits, training, and mock team visits.

Policy Review and Revision

Corvus Education’s policy team will review and revise all of your campus handbooks and manuals to reflect current “best fit practices” for your campus culture. We will also align them with accreditor expectations and submit them to our legal team for review and comment. Are you struggling under the weight of long-outdated governance and other policies? Corvus can help your college or university to move forward.

Policy Review and Revision

Corvus Education’s policy team will review and revise all of your campus handbooks and manuals to reflect current “best fit practices” for your campus culture. We will also align them with accreditor expectations and submit them to our legal team for review and comment. Are you struggling under the weight of long-outdated governance and other policies? Corvus can help your college or university to move forward.

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