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January 13, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Enrollment (Domestic)

Recruitmentstrengthen pipeline through more aggressive funnel management (FYR/TR)

  • Continued distribution of 2014-15 scholarship award letters.
  • FAS participation in the Honors Reception for FA14 new admits admitted to the Honors Program.
  • Senior Day held on November 22, 2013.

Retention Managementincrease first-year rate to 90%, six-year graduation to 70%

  • Kauffman Scholars Advisory Council meeting held.

Technologyestablish systems and structures necessary to achieve enrollment results

  • Submitted KU data set to Scannell and Kurz for FAST Tool development.
  • Participated in a Federal Student Aid Advisory Council meeting, with opportunity to provide feedback to help simplify the 2014-15 FAFSA.

Yield Managementsolidify/improve yield rate from admit to enrolled

  • Yield communications continue to be sent to admitted students.
  • Tele-counselors continue to call students as they are admitted.

Enrollment (International)

Recruitmentenhance Unit’s planning and accountability

  • The FY 2015 strategic communication plan has been drafted and is now being revised.  The primary focus will be on the development of a new web site for international recruitment and admissions that incorporates the new KU recruitment partnership with Shorelight.  A new focus will also include a targeted and strategic set of communication initiatives targeted toward sponsoring agencies and sponsored students.
  • Three new entry points for degree-seeking international students are under development in collaboration with Shorelight.  These will provide opportunities for KU to attract talented students into accelerated academic degree programs.
  • KU’s international pre-arrival packet is undergoing complete revision to enable KU to provide admitted students with critical information earlier in the recruitment process.

International Partnershipsestablish collaborations and articulation agreements

  • Limited funding has been identified to serve as cost sharing funds to secure enrollment of agency-sponsored students for KU degrees.  Many agencies require institutional cost share prior to providing students with near-full sponsorship.

Traditional Recruitment Activitiesincrease and diversify investments

  • KU has planned a recruitment visit to India in February to visit approximately 18 high schools in 6 different cities.  This will be the third such visit in the past 2 years. Alumni and yield events are in development. 
  • We are currently in the planning phase for KU’s international recruitment travel for the FY 2015 year.  Saudi Arabia, Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, China, and India are among the top priorities.

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