2001 Action Plan - Priorities
Recruitment & Retention of Students | Undergraduate Experience | Graduate Experience | Academic Programs & Faculty | Connection to the Greater Community | Infrastructure/Support Improvements
Recruitment & Retention of Students
Average SAT scores of entering freshmen are in the 1043-1047
range for the past three fall semester classes. Freshman to sophomore
retention rates are in the range 72-74 %. The average number of
credit hours per student is slowly increasing, but is still about
0.9 below that experienced under the quarter calendar.
Funds to open additional sections of core courses were placed
in an Unmet Demand holding account in the Provost Office. These
funds provide some flexibility in responding to needs of students
for sections of courses that are overly subscribed.
New student orientation (Incept)
for fall 2000 involved about 1900 students. Continued efforts
will be made to attract more students to orientation since a positive
orientation is found nationally to have positive effects on retention.
1520 international students were enrolled in fall 2000, an increase
of 110 over fall 1999.
A centralized Student
Advisement Center was established with some additional funds
and with a number of staff transfers from college Academic Assistance
Moving Enrollment Services from Student Services to the Provost
Office was an important reorganization. Concomitant with the reorganization
was establishment of the Enrollment Management Group, a cross-functional
team from Admissions,
Aid, International Services, Registrar,
Advisement Center, and Student Information Systems. Additional
positions were added to Admissions to help process transfer student
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