Whether you’re a newcomer to strategic enrollment management (SEM) or well-versed in SEM concepts, one tenet holds true: SEM success requires buy-in from everyone on campus. Senior administration, student affairs practitioners, faculty, and front line staff all must understand how they fit into and affect the institution’s enrollment management picture. Continue reading
“The mission says why you do what you do, not the means by which you do it.” 1
“The end here is not the mission statement itself. It’s aligning people behind key goals.” 2
“A fundamental responsibility of leadership is to makesure that everybody knows the mission, understands it, lives it. 1 Continue reading
Dr. Rodney Parks, University Registrar and Assistant to the Provost, Jess Parrish, Assistant Registrar of Communications at and Melissa Holmes an Assistant Registrar for Technology at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, co-authored an article in AACRAO’s June 2017 College & University Journal. The article titled ‘Equity and Access: Strengthening College Gateway Programs with Credentials’ focuses on Elon University’s program ‘Elon Academy’; a program for high school students to support and prepare to pursue higher education after high school. To see the full article click here.
AACRAO Senior Consultant Wendy Kilgore has written an article in AACRAO’s June 2017 College & University Journal titled: ‘AACRAO Research: A year in Review 2016’. The article focuses on AACRAO Research’s successful year and on the eleven projects that were completed. Among these projects were eight 60-second surveys and three comprehensive projects. To access the full article, please click here.
Strategic enrollment management (SEM) has evolved over the 40 years since its inception to become a powerful system for enabling colleges and universities to take better control of their enrollment. The many challenges that higher education leaders face makes it imperative that they have working knowledge of how SEM can help to turn the tide for their institution. Continue reading
Not everyone has the time or budget to attend AACRAO’s professional development meetings. That’s why we’re taking AACRAO On the Road — bringing six key training sessions to various geographic regions around the country. Continue reading
College access is critical, but what happens once students get on campus? Complete College America (CCA) has begun to shine a light on the complementary importance of student success, retention and completion through their work on “Game Changers” such as Guided Pathways to Success (GPS). With the support of a grant from Strada Education Network, CCA has established the Purpose First: Informed Choice of Major project, as a component of GPS, to help institutions explore how students can be assisted in making informed, meaningful choices about their area of study. Continue reading
IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution. Ensure that your institution’s data is correct. This workshop stresses the importance of accuracy and consistency in data reported to IPEDS. Examples of real IPEDS data used in the public domain are incorporated, enabling participants to understand the role of governmental and non-governmental entities in IPEDS reporting. Continue reading
In late March, AACRAO and representatives from other organizations met with Federal Student Aid staff at the Education Department to discuss the nearly 1,000 institutions who are out of compliance in their NSLDS enrollment reporting. Specifically, these schools are failing to reach the 90 percent mark in terms of the percentage of students on their NSLDS SSCR rosters with valid program codes.
One of the primary responsibilities of the “records officer” is to properly maintain student records. While that may sound a bit trite, there is actually much more to consider than just transcript data. First of all, for most of us, there is the question: When do the records move from admissions to the registrar’s office? While there are a multitude of ways to accomplish this, it’s important to identify who is responsible for the data being complete and for correcting any errors. Continue reading