Strategic Enrollment Management Conference

AACRAO is offering special two-part sessions at SEM. These sessions are open to all attendees and are scheduled on Monday at 1:30 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. 

SEM Across the Institution (Part 1)

Recruitment and admission affect institutional budget, faculty scheduling, facility utilization, and institutional positioning. A panel will address how data are used to create marketing and recruitment initiatives that transcend academic, IR, marketing, and enrollment boundaries. Emphasis will be placed upon crafting a class that supports the financial needs of the institution while satisfying the caliber of student desired by academic programs.

SEM Across the Institution (Part 2)

Retention and graduation of students is a foundation of higher education. Various factors affect student progression. A panel will present data sets that should be used to construct a pathway for students to decrease their time-to-degree while maintaining a focus upon educational outcomes. They will also explore areas which may highlight institutionalized but unintentional roadblocks to students and what can be done to overcome them. Emphasis will be placed upon institutional research & analysis, SEM, academics, and policy development.

Sybil Halloran, Virginia Commonwealth University 
Tom Klug, Virginia Commonwealth University  
James Mays, Virginia Commonwealth University  
Luke Schultheis, Virginia Commonwealth University  
Kathleen Shaw, Virginia Commonwealth University   

Improving Student Retention: Research-Based Strategies for College Student Success (Parts 1 & 2)

This two-part presentation is designed for educational and campus leaders desiring  to build a strong understanding of the reasons students depart and the core lessons learned about creating conditions for student success.  The discussion focuses on efforts aimed at providing targeted resources to improve student persistence and degree completion levels. A theoretical foundation and an applied case study models will be shared. 

In the first session, participants will be provided with the three essential conditions for student success and four interventions that research shows are the most effective for helping student persist and succeed in college.  

The second session focuses on methods to broaden the current retention construct and providing guidance to campus leaders on how to actively contribute in building a student success culture.   Each workshop will be concluded with an active Q&A session.

Wesley R. Habley, Assoc. Vice President (retired) ACT Educational Services and founding member of National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
Jay W. Goff, Saint Louis University