Enrollment Management Committee Notes

March 23, 2005
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Glacier North - Atwood

Members: Pat Krueger, Kathryn Kelly, Frank Loncorich, Annette Day, Lisa Foss, John Burgeson, Larry Christenson, Shahzad Ahmad, Guihua Li, Sue Bayerl, Mahmoud Saffari, Hall Kimball, Suellen Rundquist, Richard Sundheim, Rod Dobey, Sandra Johnson, David Robinson, Robert Johnson, Steve Klepetar, David Boyer, Annette Schoenberger, Mark Nook, Ken Hendrickson (guest from Residential Life), Cassie Bixler, Joe Dolan, Deanne Byfuglien and Jane Spaude.

*Bold are members in attendance

  1. Approval of February 16, 2005 notes. Kathryn Kelly moved to approve. Seconded by Steve Klepetar.
  2. SCSU Enrollment Management Plan (2004-2010)
    After this group approves these tables it will be presented to Academic Affairs Council, Faculty Senate, President's Council, etc. Discussion of the rational on the number of the 16,000 students continued.
  3. Student Early Alert initiative report
    Mark Nook has been around to other campuses checking out other models. Email has been tried and failed. Other models around the country are using peer mentors. Notification is sent to 2 people, the mentor and then the person who oversees the mentor. By April 20 th Mark will get a plan together to present to the EMC.
  4. Tuition Banding (policy issue)
    According the “The Spur”, Southwest Minnesota State University, “Student Senate approves tuition banding nine to three”, It's in the works at Southwest Minnesota State University and already in place at other universities across Minnesota. It is already a part of the MnSCU system, Mankato State University , Winona State University and Bemidji State University . “What is tuition banding? Tuition banding involves fixing the price for a bracketed number of credits. In the case of SMSU, the fixed price would be $2,350 for 12-18 credits.

    Winona 's “Cyber Indee”, “Board approves “banding” WSU tuition. Students taking anywhere from 12-18 credits will all pay the same $1,262 tuition – the amount otherwise charged for a normal 15-credit load. According to Darrell Krueger argued that “banding” would encourage students to take larger class loads and graduate earlier. Because the university's state funding is based on credit-hour generation, banding would bring in more dollars.

    University of Minnesota “Policy on Academic Progress of Undergraduates”, the proposed policy seeks to modify student behavior under the semester calendar by ensuring that students graduate in a timely fashion. The proposed policy applies only to undergraduate programs. All departments and programs must have in place a curricular plan that allows students to graduate in four years. Such a plan would require that students enroll for at least 15 credits per semester, on average (excluding such desirable educational enhancements as study abroad and internships). This plan may not require that students enroll for more than 17 credits per semester, on average. Course offerings must be scheduled on a two-year horizon so that students can progress in a way that leads to timely completion. The University recognizes this, and already provides incentives to students who are making timely progress (e.g. priority in registration and for on-campus housing). New undergraduate tuition structure: that involved half price tuition for all credit over 12. Under this plan there is a clear financial incentive to take 15 rather than 12 credits a semester. Expectation that major scholarship winners will be full time students: major university scholarships used to recruit new high school students will carry the expectation that students will complete 30 credits a year and thus be on track to graduate in four years. University Residence Halls: housing and residential life has increased the minimum credit requirements for living in one of the University residence halls from 6 to 9 credits.

    Pat Krueger, Mark Nook, Lisa Foss, Hal Kimball and Diana Burlison to meet before the next meeting to discuss and come up with a written proposal on tuition banding.
  5. University Marketing/Branding
    Lisa Foss passed out “A Marketing & Communications Plan for St. Cloud State University ”

    About University Communications, Competitive Advantages, Unit Goals, Target Audiences, Activities, New Initiatives for FY '05, Advertising Placement, Challenges.
  6. SOC recruitment, retention & marketing plan
    The SOC recruitment, retention and marketing working group are currently working on a plan. The draft will be ready by mid-summer 2005.
  7. “What's Next” & High School Counselor's breakfast events
    The above two recruitment events were shared.
  8. AP credits
    Will be discussed at a future meeting
  9. Admissions/College Liaisons
    Each one of the five colleges will have an admissions liaison attending their Academic Deans' Councils on a regular basis.
  10. Polices/procedures that would impede student success

Meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.