Action Plan for the University Strategic Plan



2002 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

Enrollment Management

A minimum Freshman Index of 2400 will be used for recruitment of new freshmen and a minimum transfer GPA of 2.3 - these minima are the same as used for fall 2001. Recruitment goals by admission-standing category are 2200 freshmen, 250 joint enrollment students, 2200 transfer students, and 1900 graduate and professional students for fall 2002. In addition, another 2500 students will be recruited mid-year. Credit hours should increase 15,000 above FY02 and average hours per student per semester should increase to 10.7. Various initiatives to enhance enrollment will be made and their effectiveness assessed. There will be a balanced commitment to recruit and retain all students - freshmen, transfer, non-traditional, international, and graduate students - and to maintain or increase diversity and quality of the student body. In particular, a goal is to continue to admit a larger percentage of freshmen students with FIs greater than 2700. [Increases have occurred each year since fall 1996, with 43% in this category fall 2001 - goal for fall 2002 of 47%]. Benchmarks for year-to-year retention will be established. In the interim, a goal is to continue to increase first-year and second-year retention rates.

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