Tag Archives: student success

SEM Core Concepts: Building Blocks for Institutional and Student Success

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

SEM Core Concepts: Building Blocks for Institutional and Student Success

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

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

Building a SEM Analytics Reporting Portfolio

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.

One institution’s stellar comprehensive student record

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

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

A student record a student can love

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

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