Enrollment Management Task Force
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The Task Force for Enrollment Management will develop an overarching Enrollment Management Plan for the University. This Task Force is charged to develop recommended enrollment strategies for evaluation by the president and provost utilizing historical data and 3-5 year projections. The task force will provide options for enrollment relative to campus, college/school, and departmental capacities. Recommendations must reflect the fiscal (both income and expenses) and political impacts of enrollment modifications. Estimates of semester credit hour (SCH) and weighted semester credit hour (WSCH) (by unit enrollment) will be incorporated into the revenue calculations. The task force should make its recommendations by April 1, 2010.
Enrollment planning will be based on analyses of factors including:
- Moving actively toward an appropriate balance of graduate and undergraduate population in total enrollment and also distributed among the colleges/schools and the branch campuses, with specific consideration given to the option of increasing the graduate population while keeping undergraduate enrollment stable.
- Considering distribution among undergraduates of students entering as freshmen and as external transfers, and their migration among programs, including the role of special partnerships such as Blinn Team and relationships with The Texas A&M University System component universities.
- Taking into account the goals for globalization and diversity of the student body including gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic circumstances, veteran status, geographic and disciplinary background.
- Monitoring parameters affecting total enrollment such as progress to degree measured by persistence, retention in program, and graduation rates with attention to variations by program and by ethnicity.
In developing recommendations, considerations should include:
- space (classroom, laboratory, meeting rooms);
- course availability (instructor and teaching support), particularly for those classes currently at maximum available seats;
- academic infrastructure including faculty numbers and advising availability; and
- additional elements affecting student experience (availability of financial aid resources, residence hall space on campus, co-curricular programming, and parking).
Data consideration should include analysis of pool size and recruitment challenges (including cost and personnel) for all targeted students. In addition consideration of the mix of merit-based vs. need-based scholarships and the mix of factors such as first-generation recruited students, out-of-state students (undergraduate), and international students (undergraduate) in the matriculated class should be considered.
- J. Martyn Gunn (chair), vice provost for academic services
- Bhanu P. Chowdhary, professor of veterinary integrative biosciences and associate dean, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
- Luis A. Cifuentes, professor of oceanography and executive associate dean, College of Geosciences
- Leslie H. Feigenbaum, senior lecturer in construction science and assistant dean for undergraduate studies, College of Architecture
- Ray W. James, associate professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, and director, Engineering Student Advising and Development, Dwight Look College of Engineering
- James B. Kracht, professor of teaching, learning and culture and executive associate dean, College of Education and Human Development
- Martha L. Loudder, professor of accounting and associate dean, Mays Business School
- Clint W. Magill, professor of plant pathology and microbiology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Alice G. Reinarz, associate provost for enrollment
- Timothy P. Scott, assistant professor of science education policy and associate dean for undergraduate programs, College of Science
- Michael T. Stephenson, associate professor of communication and interim associate dean, College of Liberal Arts
- Lori L. Taylor, associate professor, George Bush School of Government and Public Service
- Robert C. Webb, Sr., professor of physics, College of Science, and interim dean of graduate studies
- C.J. Woods, assistant vice president for student affairs