May 5, 2016

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Enrollment Management Council

May 5, 2016

Present: Jen DeWeerth (chair), Shahida Dar, Julie Dewan, Dayton Elseth, Matt Fikes, Lew Kahler, Bill McDonald
Excused: Jason Carpenter, Rich Haubert, Dan Ianno
1. Handout SUNY CC enrollment projections for 2016-17

There was a brief discussion about a document on 2015-16 and 2016-17 budgeted enrollment for eleven SUNY CCs.

2. Timelines/deadlines for recommendations

It was determined that attaching deadlines/timelines to recommendations was something that would be done for future recommendations rather than backtracking those sent forward in the past year.

3. Assign Tasks/Deadlines

a) EMC annual work calendar: Jen will draft this over the summer and it will be ready for the first meeting of the fall semester.
b) Creator Handbook (with best practices for non-traditional learner formats): Although he is rotating off EMC, Lew will continue to work with Jake on this project.
c) Soliciting input/collecting ideas: The first step will be to solicit input through an EMC update/ announcement at the August 17th Academic Affairs/all-faculty meeting. Lew will let the VPLAA office know we want a spot on the agenda. Dayton volunteered to speak. It was also suggested that an EMC representative visit a Student Congress meeting early in the fall semester. Jen should make sure that EMC at mvcc.edu is working and resume monitoring it.
d) Creating “idea/research database”: Rich will be asked to create a database on the wiki for tracking suggestions and research.

4. Report-outs on enrollment recommendations
  • Bill provided an update on the college in prison program that could lead to an increase in enrollment for that effort.
  • Jen noted that there has been a good response to date for the SUNY Welcome Center sponsored metro NYC bus trip May 18-19. There could be 50 students coming, and if successful another bus trip could be added later in the summer.
  • The Business cohort is also moving forward, with some students already registered and others moving through the pipeline.
  • Our Utica Advantage agreement with UC has already yielded a couple of students.

5. Wrap-up
It we decided that we don’t need another meeting after commencement. However, Jen will send out a draft report of EMC’s work in 2015-16. Please review and provide feedback via email or contact Jen directly.
It was Lew’s last meeting after two years, and he was thanked for his contributions. Per College Senate the elected/appointed membership for 2016-17 will remain as is, and all charter memberships will be revised for the following year following the academic restructure.

Thanks, everyone, for a very productive year!