Enrollment Management

September 2017
National discourse centered on student success has become increasingly important, as funding metrics—established by local and federal governments—have reinforced accountability from colleges and universities. Student retention and completion have become daily topics among internal and external stakeholders. Tinto (2006) asserts that higher education institutions once employed a pathology of blame in that colleges or universities viewed student retention through a “lens of psychology” (p. 2). This theory was framed by the notion that student attrition was correlated to a “reflection of...
July 2017
As part of the reaffirmation process of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Wake Technical Community College launched a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) initiative based on best practices in eLearning. The goal of the eLearning Preparedness Initiative across the College (EPIC) is to remove learning barriers and better support online student learning, persistence, and success. A broad cross-functional and multidisciplinary team of faculty and staff developed and implemented eLearning Quality Standards, an online student orientation, and a faculty...
July 2016
San Jacinto College launched a collaborative course in the fall 2015 semester that incorporates algebra and English composition. The new course links college algebra and introductory composition, both gateway core courses for all students who plan to either earn associate degrees or transfer to universities. “This is a novel concept at San Jacinto College,” commented Mark Johnson, North Campus language arts department chair. The course explores the power of narrative in math and English. Give a person some facts and part of the brain lights up. Tell a person a story and the whole brain lights...