Load Management and Planning is the process of forecasting student load. From student load can be developed forecasts for revenue, admissions and space to name a few. The Load Management and Planning Special Interest Group met for the first time in August 2009 and has grown significantly since then. The group provides a forum to share ideas, improve processes, build networks of colleagues, and to discuss load management and planning topics such as:
Dear Load Management SIG delegates
We are Juan Laverde (Macquarie University) and Alex Sieniarski (The University of Notre Dame Australia), co-chairs of the Load Management and Planning SIG. We took over from Andrew Bradshaw in 2023 – big shoes to fill, therefore two of us!
Juan has been involved in higher education for 20 years, and Alex for over 12 years. Combined, we have experience in many different areas including recruitment, admissions, business intelligence, reporting and insights development at different levels, government relations and funding agreements, student reporting and TCSI implementation, strategic planning, student load and revenue forecasting, and performance evaluation. Our wide body of knowledge has allowed us to understand the landscape for student load planning and management, and we hope to share this knowledge and exchange ideas with AAIR members.
We are certain that load planning and management will continue to be of great importance to our institutions, and that as legislative reforms and constant changes continue, the challenges and complexities in this space will increase.
If you would like to contribute to this SIG, please get in touch with either of us (our contact details are below).
We look forward to sharing and exchanging ideas and hope to see you at either the AAIR SIG or AAIR Forum during the year.
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