Tag Archives: AACRAO Senior Consultant

SEM Quarterly: SEM and the Student Journey: The Role of Strategic Enrollment Management in Student Engagement

In AACRAO’s January 2017 issue of SEM Quarterly, AACRAO Senior Consultant Stan Henderson  writes an article titled: “SEM and the Student Journey: The Role of Strategic Enrollment Management in Student Engagement”. Continue reading

Assessing and documenting beyond-the-classroom learning

How can student records most accurately reflect student learning?–That’s the question driving the pilot Comprehensive Student Records (CSR) project funded by a grant from Lumina Foundation and spearheaded by AACRAO and NASPA: Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education. Continue reading

Aligning institutional resources with SEM priorities

by Brent A. Gage, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of Iowa and Senior Consultant for AACRAO Consulting.

Enrollment managers, admissions officers and registrar staff all face the ongoing challenge of having to do more with fewer resources. While this challenge is real, all too often we are our own worst enemy in causing this to occur. Continue reading

Delivering outcomes through SEM processes

By Wayne Sigler, Ed.D., Senior Consultant, AACRAO Consulting

Sigler’s extensive admissions and enrollment management experience include very successful leadership of the admissions programs at two public flagships (University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).

Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM): “A concept and process that enables the fulfillment of institutional mission and students’ educational goals.” 1
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Curriculum Management and the Role of the Registrar

AACRAO Senior Consultant Dr. Reid Kisling served as a co-author in AACRAO’s new publication, Curriculum Management and the Role of the Registrar. The publication is a guide intended to help registrars understand how to help support reasoned and nimble curriculum management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Included are recommendations and examples of how to establish and maintain positive working relationships with academics and other stakeholders; how to say “no” as needed; how to manage processes associated with curriculum management; and how to guide the application of technology. Additional content includes successes and challenges relative to curriculum management in the emerging competency-based education environment and accreditation and assessment considerations.

View Table of Contents and Introduction. To purchase the publication, click here.

Outcomes-Based Funding: Origins and Implications for the SEM Practitioner

AACRAO Senior Consultant Alicia Moore co-authored an article in AACRAO’s January 2016 issue of SEM Quarterly. The article “examines the history and trends associated with ‘outcomes-based funding’ and potential impacts for strategic enrollment management work.” To access Outcomes-Based Funding: Origins and Implications for the SEM Practitioner, please click here. For more information on this topic or to contact AACRAO Senior Consultant Alicia Moore, please contact AACRAO Consulting at (202) 355-1056 or at Consulting@aacrao.org.

Institutional goals drive transfer policy

by Christine Kerlin, AACRAO Senior Consultant

The AACRAO 2017 Annual Meeting roundtable on “Transfer Best Practices,” moderated by Seth Kamen, Articulation, Transfer and Academic Services Manager at Montgomery College, attracted about 80 people, mostly from baccalaureate institutions. Topics and questions generated by the participants ranged widely from the use of college credits earned by high school students, to faculty decision-making in the credit evaluation process, to limits on the number of transferable credits, to which office performs the credential evaluations, to age limits on transfer credit, to credit for study abroad, and beyond. Continue reading

Dr. Tom Green, Associate Executive Director, Consulting and SEM, Interviewed in Money Magazine

Dr. Tom Green, AACRAO’s Associate Executive Director, Consulting and SEM, was interviewed recently in Money magazine. The article discusses college and university tuition discounting practices and students’ and families’ efforts to negotiate reduced tuition rates. The view the article, click here.

Increase first-year persistence

The first year of college can be a challenging transition–especially for students with low levels of cultural capital (such as attending music or drama performances or art exhibits). But schools can help less-engaged students build cultural capital, argue Matthew Sinclar, Natalee Erb and John Braxton (Vanderbilt University) in their article “Building Cultural Capital in First-year Students at Residential Colleges and Universities.” Continue reading

How dual credit helps create a college-going culture

The dual-credit system “has really caught fire in Texas,” says William Serrata, President of El Paso Community College and AACRAO Senior Consultant. “It’s becoming a crucial part of the recruitment puzzle across the country for community colleges and four-year institutions, as well.” Continue reading