April 16, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Enrollment (Domestic) – Matt Melvin

    Recruitment: strengthen pipeline through more aggressive funnel management (FYR/TR)
  • Junior Day Programs
  • Hosting reception for top scholars from Lawrence
  • Student Search
  • Updating application for admissions
  • Mapping communication flow for "incompletes"
  • Retention Management: increase first-year rate to 90%, six-year graduation to 70%
  • Retention Modeling and Forecasting Tools
  • Score entering FYR class beginning in May
  • Technology: establish systems and structures necessary to achieve enrollment results
  • Mobile Strategy and Solution
  • Imaging
  • CRM for current students
  • Yield Management: solidify/improve yield rate from admit to enrolled student
  • NSO Programming
  • First-Year Experience
  • Chancellor's Video to paid and non-paid
  • Financial Aid Award Distribution and Tracking

Enrollment (International) – Charlie Bankart

    Recruitment: enhance Unit's planning and accountability
  • Created new position related to international visiting scholar and employee support to enhance partnership development opportunities with higher education institutions abroad.
  • International Partnerships: establish collaborations and articulation agreements
  • Reached out to Gen Next Education, Inc. in Bangalore, India and requested a proposal for collaboration that may involve International Program Recruitment operations, as well as KU Continuing Education and the KU Alumni Association.
  • Visiting Student Programs: develop and implement
  • Three new visiting student dossiers received under the auspices of Brazil's Science without Borders program administered by the Institute for International Education. Students will pursue non-degree studies at KU. We expect another 12 to 15 in the coming weeks.
  • Six students from Agder University are expected to arrive on campus for summer and fall non-degree coursework in aerospace engineering.
  • Negotiations continue with Zhejiang Normal University to bring visiting international students to campus for non-degree studies. Plans are for 20 students each academic year. Agreement is near finalization.
  • Traditional Recruitment Activities: increase and diversify investments
  • Admit numbers for Fall 2012 are up 8.7% from a year ago. We currently have 363 students admitted for fall.
  • Walk-in hours for the admissions processing unit are still limited to enable staff to process applications and make admit decisions.


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