ERIC Number: ED394592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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Some People Make Things Happen, Some Watch Things Happen, while Others Sit around and Wonder What Happened.
Davis, Mike; Pierpont, Phillip
As a result of declining numbers of high school graduates, increasing competition from other two-year colleges, and decreasing amounts of available financial aid, Vincennes University (VU), a two-year college in Indiana, experienced a decline in enrollment of nearly 1,200 full-time equivalent students from Fall 1991 to 1995. In response, the division deans at the college undertook efforts to renew their role as campus leaders and address the causes of the enrollment decline. The deans held a series of meetings, which focused on ways to increase collaboration between divisions and resulted in the development of five goals to renew the college. These goals, with related projects currently underway, are the following: (1) strengthen the relationship between secondary and other postsecondary institutions and VU, with projects including tech prep relationships with secondary schools and a plan to have VU faculty make presentations to secondary school classes; (2) increase enrollment and retention, including efforts to recruit international students and review the orientation process; (3) enhance the current delivery of instruction and services, including efforts to provide inservice advising training to faculty; (4) develop entrepreneurial, income-producing projects with business and industry and the Workforce Development Agency; and (5) enhance professional development, providing regular inservice workshops and special tech prep workshops. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Vincennes University IN
Note: In: The Olympics of Leadership: Overcoming Obstacles, Balancing Skills, Taking Risks. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the National Community College Chair Academy (5th, Phoenix, AZ, February 14-17, 1996); see JC 960 276.