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Finn, Erin – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2018
The Center City campus of Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an academic medical center that enrolls 3,700 students all seeking degrees in a health science-related discipline; the Center City campus includes six colleges and an Institute for Emerging Health Professions. The Office of Admissions is tasked with…
Descriptors: Design, Educational Change, Higher Education, College Admission
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Woolfork-Barnes, Toni – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
For more than 30 years, John Gardner has elevated the discussion about the importance of student success in the first-year of college, with a heightened emphasis on first-year seminar courses and their value. Many colleges and universities offer some version of a first-year experience seminar, which is true for the Midwestern MAC School discussed…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, School Holding Power, Enrollment, Enrollment Management
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Gioiosa, Marie Elaine – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
Students and their families evaluate net price when determining whether they can afford a college. But what affects net price? There are factors, such as instructional inefficiencies, administrative expenses, federal financial aid, and state appropriations, that have been noted in the literature that have an impact on costs and tuition. This study…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Tuition, Paying for College
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Henderson, Stanley E. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
Stanley Henderson writes in this article that he has always embraced the view that strategic enrollment management (SEM) exists in the "academic context," and yet still touches "every aspect of institutional function and culture." SEM is rooted in the academic ethos of any institution, but if every other institutional…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Enrollment Management, Learner Engagement, Student Personnel Workers
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Baillie, Kyle; Gordon, Jody – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
In 2013, in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) board of governors' meeting, a motion was passed that would have a significant impact on future planning at the university. The board of governors directed the president to develop a strategic enrollment management plan (SEM) for the university for the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Enrollment, Enrollment Management
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Seifert, Tricia A.; Moore, Kathleen; Beaulieu, Jacqueline; Arnold, Christine H. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
In its earliest form, Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) focused on recruiting students, but soon included a focus on student success, defined in terms of retention and graduation. Several researchers have noted that developing effective student services, as well as establishing strong lines of communications across departments, are key…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Enrollment Management, Undergraduate Students, Colleges
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Levine, Jeffrey P. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2016
Utilizing five recent highly-visible case studies of campus tensions between boards of trustees and trustee activism, the researcher examined each case, the history of trustees, the shift in trustee activism, what happened and what can be learned from each case, institutional context, the role of the trustee, and several responses. The researcher…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Trustees, Activism, Advisory Committees
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Cartmell, Brandy Mallory – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2015
University campuses continue to see an increase in the number of helicopter parents, those parents who are hovering about the campus, ready to swoop down and rescue their children at the first sign of distress (Cartmell and McCullough 2014). Retention personnel on campus questioned whether it would be possible to develop initiatives that would…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, College Freshmen
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Smith, Clayton; Whiteside, Brenda; Blanchard, Suzanne; Martin, Chris – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2013
In this article, the Ontario Committee on Student Affairs and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance partnered to examine the availability and use of international student support services at Ontario universities. Results of the recently administered Ontario Committee on Student Affairs, Canadian Bureau of International Education, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Student Personnel Services, Foreign Countries