Five Exceptional Sessions Recognized by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center at the AACRAO SEM Conference

December 6, 2022
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Five Exceptional Sessions Recognized by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center at the AACRAO SEM Conference 

Research honored to achieve enrollment management goals and metrics

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 6, 2022) – Five exceptional sessions were awarded The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center SEM Research Track honor at the 2022 AACRAO Strategic Enrollment Management Conference from November 13 - 16 in Toronto, Ontario.

Strategic enrollment management (SEM) is a campus-wide framework that supports institutional enrollment goals by enhancing student access to and success in higher education, best business practices, and comprehensive institutional planning. SEM underscores the importance of data-driven decision-making models, which is why AACRAO and the NSC Research Center partner to highlight SEM Conference sessions focusing on the use of research to achieve enrollment management goals and metrics.

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center is proud to be able to partner with AACRAO in recognizing the outstanding work of the 2022 award winners. Their presentations showcase the highest levels of research using student-level data that helps to further the field of strategic enrollment management. Their work is not only innovative and exemplary, but also of great value to the profession. - Doug Shapiro, National Student Clearinghouse

The AACRAO SEM Conference Director and an NSC representative selected the following five sessions to represent programming in the research track, based on criteria revolving around recruitment, scheduling, student aid, retention and success, or other SEM initiatives:

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Student and Institutional Decision-making
Jerome Lucido (USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice)
Reuben Kapp (University of Michigan)

Using Retention Data to Inform Practices to Promote Student Success
Monte Schaff (United Tribes Technical College)
Lisa Azure (United Tribes Technical College)
Sheridan McNeil (United Tribes Technical College)

Messaging to Students and Parents for Maximum Impact
Ashley Miller (Purdue University)

Let's Chat: How Chatbot Nudging is Improving Enrollment, Persistence and Success
Katherine Meyer (Brown University)

GPA is as GPA does: Understanding Discrepancies in high School GPAs in a Test-flexible Environment
Justin Bowker (University of Iowa)
Kate Ralston (University of Iowa)
Brent Gage (University of Iowa)

In addition to the award, the above sessions were recognized in the conference programming and recipients received a partial waiver of conference fees.  Join AACRAO's SEM updates list to receive information about the 2023 SEM Meeting, November 5-8, 2023 in Seattle, WA. 

About The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
The NSC Research Center regularly publishes research that supports education, workforce, and learner success. Their research offers objective data and insights about student enrollment, mobility, completion, and other important student outcomes that are visible only through the Clearinghouse data. Its nationwide network of nearly 3,600 postsecondary institutions provides up-to-date student-level data that represents 97 percent of the postsecondary enrollment today.