John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

FoE Fees

Cost & Fees

New Participants

Standard

First-Year Focus or Transfer Focus

  • Program Fee: $53,700
  • Survey Fee for two FoE surveys* provided by Skyfactor: $5,800

$59,500

Comprehensive

First-Year Focus or Transfer Focus with Implementation Support

  • Program Fee: $53,700
  • Skyfactor FoE Surveys*: $5,800
  • Second-year FoE Implementation support: $21,000

$80,500

Integrated

Both First-Year Focus AND Transfer Focus**

  • Program Fees: $84,200
  • Skyfactor FoE Surveys*: $5,800

$90,000

Implement

Both First-Year Focus AND Transfer Focus**

  • Program Fees: $25,000* *If selected at the same time as FoE first-year or transfer focus process, program fee is $21,000.

$25,000

Returning Participants

FoE Refresh or second form of FoE Process

Program fee: $42,000

Optional surveys*: $5,800

FoE Implement

Program fee: $25,000*

*If the FoE Implement option is selected at same time the original FoE first-year or transfer focus process is initiated the fee is discounted to $21,000. If entered into any time thereafter the fee is $25,000.

*Does not include Survey Fees* of $5,800

Campus Visits

The FoE processes are designed so that they can attain highly successful outcomes without an in-person visit from a Gardner Institute staff member. However, if a participating campus wishes to have such a visit these will be provided for an additional fee depending on length of visit and Institute staff member making the visit. For information contact John Gardner @gardner@jngi.org or 828-885-6014.

Notes

Extended multi-fiscal year payment options available for all fees.

FoE Implement includes a variety of support components and processes to help institutions implement their FoE-generated action plans to a high degree.  This includes, but is not limited to, the JNGI Analytics Process Collaborative.

*Surveys: there are two required surveys utilized in the FoE assessment and planning process: one measuring student perceptions and the other perceptions of faculty/staff. These are owned and provided by Skyfactor. The fee for these surveys is collected by the Institute and paid in entirety to Skyfactor.

**Combined option for FoE First-Year and Transfer Focus quoted here is for the first year of each process and does not include the second year FoE Implement. A special package fee will be offered if the institution wishes a two-year comprehensive support process for either or both versions of FoE. Contact John Gardner for discussion: gardner@jngi.org or 828-885-6014.

What Participants Receive

Information and Fees

Information and Fees for New and Returning Institutions Conducting the Foundations of Excellence® in the First College Year Self-Study, the Foundations of Excellence® Transfer Self-Study, and/or the Foundations of Excellence® Refresh Self-Study

Participating institutions receive:

  • Intensive advisory support provided by Gardner Institute team
    • Senior staff advisor assigned to each institution
    • Frequent written and oral feedback
    • Periodic web seminars
    • Click here to learn more about what participants in the First-Year Focus receive.
    • Click here to learn more about what participants in the Transfer Focus receive.
    • Click here to learn more about what participants in Refresh receive:
  • Use of intellectual property
    • Foundational Dimensions® , Performance Indicators, Current Practices Inventory, and Action Plan template
  • Access to FoEtec® web-based self-study technology platform for two years
  • Foundations of Excellence New Student Survey(optional for Former FoE Institutions)
    • Includes analytic tools for customized campus analysis
    • Benchmarking with peer institutions
  • Foundations of Excellence Faculty/Staff Survey(optional for Former FoE Institutions)
    • Includes analytic tools for customized campus analysis
    • Benchmarking with peer institutions
  • Registrations for the Foundations of Excellence® Launch Meeting for three persons (attendance is required for new FoE Institutional Participants)
  • Registration for the Foundations of Excellence® Summit Meeting for two persons
    (attendance is required for new and former FoE Institutional Participants)
  • National publicity

Important information for New Institutional Participants

  • Although there is no additional registration charge for the FoE Launch Meeting (for up to 3 institutional representatives) or Summit Meeting (for up to 2 institutional representatives) institutions are responsible for travel expenses and hotel accommodations; most meals will be provided by the Institute. The Launch Meeting date is July 31 – August 1. Summit date will be announced at the Launch Meeting.
  • If an institution chooses to participate in the optional FoE Community of Practice Meeting, there will be a modest cost recovery registration fee TBA plus travel and accommodation costs for each institutional representative.

Important information for former institutions participating in a second self-study process:

  • Although use of surveys is highly encouraged, it is not required, which provides further cost reduction and flexibility;
  • Your institution’s familiarity with FoE will enable you to get your study up and running more expeditiously. You would also be able to immediately build on your prior work in the first self-study.

Information and Fees for FoE Implement

Participating institutions receive:

  • Gardner Institute support for implementing a recently completed FoE action plan
  • Ongoing formal access to the Gardner Institute staff’s internationally recognized student success and strategic planning expertise
  • Formal continuation with a Gardner Institute FoE senior staff advisor including:
    • Quarterly conference calls
    • Quarterly reports with subsequent written feedback
    • Unlimited ad hoc e-mail support
  • Optional on campus site visit (extra fee required)

Discounts

Discounts for Foundations of Excellence® First-Year, Transfer, Refresh, and/or Implement

  • Multiple campuses from the same university system participating in the same year = 5% off per institution.
  • Multiple campuses from the same community college district participating in the same year = 5% off per institution.

The John N. Gardner Institute is a non-profit higher education center and is entirely dependent on support it receives from fee-paying institutional participants.

Definitions

Definitions Applied to the Cost Overview

New Foundations of Excellence® (FoE) Institutions are defined as colleges or universities that have never participated in a FoE process before.

Returning FoE Institutions are defined as colleges or universities that have participated in a FoE process one or more years ago and are signing up for a new self-study process. This includes:

  • Institutions that conducted a first-year study in the past and now wish to conduct a transfer study;
  • Institutions that conducted a transfer study in the past and now want to conduct a first-year study;
  • Institutions that want to repeat (refresh) a first-year study several years after completing an initial FoE first-year plan; and,
  • Institutions that want to repeat (refresh) a transfer study several years after completing an initial FoE transfer plan.