By Michele Sandlin, Managing Consultant, AACRAO
Since Tennessee first began “Tennessee Promise” in 2015, a two-year program that provides free tuition at a Tennessee community or technical college, five other states along with two California cities have passed and implemented similar free tuition programs to encourage and facilitate college attendance and success. Continue reading
According to Inside Higher Ed, the University of Rochester is raising questions about transcript oversight for homeschooled students after revoking an admissions offer. Associate Executive Director of AACRAO Consulting and SEM, Dr. Tom Green is quoted in the article, offering possible solutions for a more broad review homeschoolers’ admissions information, including curriculum, transcripts, GPA and test scores. Continue reading
What is your enrollment goal? That number is one you likely have at your fingertips. But if that’s as deep as your data goes, you’re missing key decision-making information.
“Many institutions focus on the big macro number, like ‘we need 2,000 new students,’” observed Janet Ward, senior consultant with AACRAO Consulting. Continue reading
Invest in your team’s potential
Strategic enrollment management professionals understand that targeted enrollment goals and student support initiatives require teamwork across all levels of an institution. At AACRAO’s Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Conference, we invite you to participate in the Team Experience and bring key SEM concepts back to share on your campus. Continue reading
Every campus is different, but there are still essential strategies that can be applied to building an incoming class.
According to Dr. Brent Gage, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of Iowa, building a class requires both science, such as quantitative analytics, and the art of relationship-building. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
We all know that training—be it courses, meetings, or workshops—has intrinsic costs, both in terms of an employee’s time and the organization’s monetary resources. However, there are both short- and long-term reasons and benefits to furthering your professional development. Continue reading
by Tom Green, Ph.D., Associate Executive Director, Consulting, and SEM
The 2016 Knocking at the College Door report from WICHE revealed some startling changes in the changes in high school graduates over the next 15 years. While the 2012 report foretold of declines among many of the regions of the United States and shifts in the ethnicities of our potential students, the overall projection is that most states will lose high school graduate numbers between now and 2031. Continue reading
AACRAO’s SEM Quarterly provides knowledge and insight into the ongoing evolution of strategic enrollment management (SEM). SEMQ bridges the gap between theory and practice with articles by thought leaders and practitioners who address the emerging dynamics of SEM, including: executive-level leadership, leading strategies, internationalization, research, academic orientation, and current trends. Continue reading
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