Audience: Appropriate for teams that will actually be responsible for overseeing ALP.

Purpose: To insure that, early in the process, those responsible are thinking about scaling the program up.

Content: The consultation usually covers the following:

  • what is the final goal
  • establishing a timeline for scaling up
  • anticipating difficulties
    • faculty resistance
    • classroom space
    • recruiting faculty
    • student enrollment
    • faculty development
    • articulation with other schools

Format: Small group discussion.

Time: A short one or two hour discussion can get the group thinking and aware of the issues they will need to address. A longer session—half to whole day—can begin the process of developing a plan in some detail.