August 20, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Enrollment (Domestic)

Recruitment: strengthen pipeline through more aggressive funnel management (FYR/TR)

  • Distributed 2013-14 scholarship matrix to campus-wide scholarship coordinators
  • Purchased additional names to build the 2013, 2014 and 2015 prospective student pipeline
  • Training from College Board on recruitment tools
  • Apply mailing sent to 2013 prospective student
  • Application for 2013 terms went live on August 6
  • On/Off Campus Visit preparation and launch

Retention Management: increase first-year rate to 90%, six-year graduation to 70%

  • All hands on-deck for FAS services (both processing and service-delivery) to ensure aid is in place as expected as students arrive on campus
  • Developing Persistence Profile to aid in early identification and intervention efforts
  • Scoring the FYR entering class using retention modeling

Technology: establish systems and structures necessary to achieve enrollment results

  • TES Implementation in test stage
  • Interviewing candidates for CRM position
  • Testing Noel Levitz True Cost Calculator for KU websites
  • Text and auto-dialing vendor

Yield Management: solidify/improve yield rate from admit to enrolled

  • On-campus annual A-133 Single State Audit completed
  • Scheduling FAS move details for October 6-8, 2012
  • Additional outreach to transfer students to encourage them to register for new student orientation

Enrollment (International)

Recruitment: enhance Unit's planning and accountability

  • No current updates

International Partnerships: establish collaborations and articulation agreements

  • Established a new partnership with Meridian International (a not-for-profit educational organization) to bring USAID-funded graduate students to KU to earn their degrees. Students are from Egypt and Palestine. Students will begin arriving to pursue their degrees in Fall 2013.

Visiting Student Programs: develop and implement

  • Continuing to develop a new visiting international student program with Arturo Prat University in Chile. The program will be targeted toward future English language teachers. While the agreement is still being finalized, KU has already received one student for the fall and an additional two students intend to come to KU in the Spring Semester. The students' funding comes from the Chilean government.

Traditional Recruitment Activities: increase and diversify investments

  • Approximately 350 new international undergraduate and graduate students participated in International Student Orientation Week in August. While final numbers are still being tallied, it appears that nearly 150 of those students were incoming Freshmen.

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