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Making SEM personal

by AACRAO  ·  January 02, 2018

It was the summer of 1978, and I was preparing to teach my first semester. I was just hired as a full-time psychology faculty member at Jordan College, a small Wesleyan Methodist, private college in Cedar Springs, Michigan. The main campus at that time included earth-brimmed buildings operating off of wind power, solar energy.

How a Student Affairs-Enrollment Services partnership leads to whole student success

by AACRAO  ·  December 18, 2017

Post-secondary institutions who are highly engaged in Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) planning understand the value of participation by both Student Affairs (i.e., Student Life, Residence, Advising, Career Centre, Counselling, Athletics, Judicial Affairs, and Accessibility Services) and Enrollment Services (i.e., Recruitment, Admissions, Financial Aid, Scheduling, Timetabling, Registration, Records and Graduation).

So you want to become a chief enrollment officer?

by AACRAO  ·  December 04, 2017

As a profession, enrollment management is approximately 30-35 years old. As the domain of an enrollment manager grows in size and complexity, a new role on campus has emerged: the Chief Enrollment Management Officer (CEMO).

Community college SEM roundtable pools shared wisdom

by AACRAO  ·  November 06, 2017

​At the AACRAO SEM meeting on Monday, Tara Sprehe*, of Clackamas Community College in Portland, Oregon, facilitated a discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing SEM professionals in community colleges.

SEM Research: Make better decisions with data

by AACRAO  ·  October 13, 2017

Randall Langston, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Texas Woman’s University (TWU), is a big believer in the effectiveness of well-utilized data.​

“Our success at Brockport-SUNY [Langston’s previous institution] helped us increase enrollment,” he said. “We ended up with record enrollment, a record number of first-time students, and record number of transfer students – all achieved in an environment where students were leaving the state.”

There’s still time to register for a conference workshop!

by AACRAO  ·  October 09, 2017

​Pre-Conference Workshops SEM Institute​ (Additional Fee) – Sunday, October 29 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Writing a SEM Plan​ (No Fee) – Sunday, October 29 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Half-Day Workshops​ (Additional Fee) – Sunday, October 29 – 2:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Inside Higher Ed: How a Regional Public University Reversed Enrollment Decline (and It’s Not Free Tuition)

by AACRAO  ·  August 28, 2017

In an article published in Inside Higher Ed, SUNY Fredonia speaks about the difficulty it previously had with enrollment and how this year’s enrollment of the freshman class has increased by 25 percent. Among the factors that SUNY Fredonia attributes to this increase is the role that AACRAO Consulting played through our Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) planning services.

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