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
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
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
AACRAO Senior Consultants Jay Goff and Wendy Kilgore co-authored with Brian G. Williams an article in AACRAO’s April 2016 issue of SEM Quarterly. The article provides information on the components necessary for developing an effective SEM analytics reporting portfolio. To access the full article, please click here. For more information on this topic or to contact the authors, please contact AACRAO Consulting at (202) 355-1056 or at Consulting@aacrao.org.
How can student records most accurately reflect student learning?–That’s the question driving a pilot project funded by a grant from Lumina Foundation and spearheaded by AACRAO and NASPA: Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education. Continue reading
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
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
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
by Clayton Smith, Ed.D., Vice-Provost, Student Affairs and Dean of Students, University of Windsor and Senior Consultant, AACRAO Consulting
Students from abroad are increasingly choosing to study at North American colleges and universities. Currently, 1.2 million international students study at North American postsecondary educational institutions, with 336,000 choosing Canada and 886,052 enrolling in the U.S. (Canadian Bureau of International Education 2014; Institute of International Education 2014). Further, enrollments are growing. Between 2012/13 and 2013/14, international student enrollments grew by 8.1 percent in the U.S. and by 10.5 percent in Canada. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) projects that the number of international students will more than double by 2020 (OECD 2014). Continue reading