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September 3, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Enrollment (Domestic)

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

  • Received 2014 Financial Aid and Scholarship Recruiting Publications for distribution at multiple recruiting events, as well as among campus colleagues involved with recruiting efforts
  • Received 2013-14 publications for recruitment cycle
  • Started coordinating high school visits in Kansas and out-of-state
  • Final preparations for Rock Chalk Roadshow that begins on August 25

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

  • Enrollment and Financial Aid Services, Room 121 Strong Hall, was open Saturday, August 24, 2013 to provide assistance to new students and their families, as well as continuing students needing assistance before classes began
  • August 1, 2013: FAS provided a Federal Work Study Open Request Period for students interested in on-campus work-study opportunities

Technology: establish systems and structures necessary to achieve enrollment results

  • No current updates

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

  • KU Visitor Center open Saturday, August 24, 2013 to provide assistance to new students and their families
  • FAS provided a Federal Work Study Open Request Period for students interested in on-campus work-study opportunities
  • Final reminders sent to freshmen and transfer students about orientation and open enrollment
  • Welcome emails sent to new freshmen and transfer students

Enrollment (International)

Recruitmentenhance Unit’s planning and accountability

  • Planning trips to target country consulates in Washington D.C. in collaboration with Graduate Studies, the KU School of Law, and the Applied English Center. Visits will include the cultural missions of UAE, Kuwait, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, and Iraq.
  • Investigating a new partnership with Hotcourses – A higher education web search engine with on-the-ground representation in all of our target countries and regions. Areas of specific exploration include Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

International Partnershipsestablish collaborations and articulation agreements

  • Sponsored and Visiting Program staff are setting up meetings with newly targeted sponsoring agencies to pursue collaborative agreements for new sponsored degree-seeking students to KU.  Sponsors include AMIDEAST, American Councils for International Education, IREX, and World Learning.

Visiting Student Programsdevelop and implement

  • Beginning conversations with long-time KU partner in Japan, Kanagawa University, to develop a visiting student program with a focus on intensive English instruction and business.  Student participants from Japan would receive funding from the government of Japan to support short-term study abroad in the United States.

Traditional Recruitment Activitiesincrease and diversify investments

  • 551 new international students have checked in through ISS this fall.
  • Overall international enrollment is up 6.88% as compared to point-in-cycle for 2012.
  • We surpassed our international undergraduate transfer goal of 48 students on Monday with 50 new transfer students already enrolled.
  • We are currently 9 international freshmen behind last year for this point-in-cycle with more students enrolling daily.  We should pass up last year within the week.
  • We will soon have an all-time high for the number of full-time AEC students.
  • Total AEC headcount will approach our record high number from Fall 2010.

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