Enrollment Management Council
September 5, 2003
|Pam Braden||A||Curt Fulmer||P||Christine Post||A|
|Joe Badgley||A||Cindy Gissy||A||Matt Rhoades||P|
|Karen Branham||P||Tammy Harper||P||Sy Sarkarat||P|
|Ragina Copeland||P||Cindy Kelley||A|
|Jenny Dawkins||A||Cecelia Malhotra||P||Mike Howerton||P|
|Connie Dziagwa||P||Janice McCue||A||Jennifer McCarty||A|
|Violet Mosser||A||Rebecca McDonald||A|
|Retention Recommendations||Dotty Muir chaired the
Enrollment Management Council meeting and suggested that the committee
examine two important aspects of retention at WVU at Parkersburg. The first
was to examine what we are now doing well and then to make suggestions as to
what we need to add in order to increase retention.
What we are now doing to aid student retention:
·2Student Alert Form
·3Mentoring undecided and Promise Scholars
·5Student Development Classes
·6Study Skills Classes
·7Tie students to program courses
·10Clubs and Organizations
·12Single Parent Classes
·13Child Care Center
·15Low Cost of Tuition
·16JCC family atmosphere
·19Positive community image
·20Local bus service
·22Faculty interaction with students outside classroom
·25Learning Center Activities
Suggestions were make to help improve retention. The suggestions were:
·2Offer/add to weekend classes
·3Course rotation i.e. rotate morning/afternoon/ evening and day/evening. Offer same classes both fall and spring semester.
·4Offer more JCC classes.
·5Block form classes (compress classes to shorter time periods such as one weekend a month for throughout the semester but to also make sure the classes fit Federal Financial Aid guidelines.)
·6More ADS and E classes with limit on GPA requirement.
·7Research statistics on success rate in ADS classes (who succeed and who fail).
·8Add more keyboarding skills classes (1 hour class lower than CS 101).
·9Test out of CS 101 for more advanced students.
·10Begin a basic office equipment class focusing on keyboarding, fax, copier, etc.
·11Intervention – mentor for probation/suspension students.
·12Restore JCC bookstore on site.
·13Investigate less expensive avenues for book purchases.
·14Training for faculty to teach ADS and E classes.
·15Educate students on workload of ADS classes.
·17Post on a large bulletin board all fall and spring semester class changes, such as:
- Schedule changes
- Added classes
- Closed classes
- Add web access to in computers in testing center