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ERIC Number: ED407025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Some People Make Things Happen, Some Watch Things Happen, While Others Sit Around and Wonder What Happened: An Update.
Davis, Michael; Pierpont, Phillip
In response to dramatic enrollment declines between 1991 and 1996, 19 division deans at Indiana's Vincennes University (VU) implemented the Pathways Project to renew their role as campus leaders and address the causes of the enrollment decline. In the project's first year, considerable success was achieved in involving over 100 faculty in five improvement projects. Subsequently, administrative reorganization at VU and the placement of the marketing and admissions departments in the Instructional Services division have led to systemic planning in enrollment management and more decentralized decision-making. Progress has also continued in the following five projects: (1) strengthening the relationship between VU and other secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, including the implementation of a one day workshop for high school counselors to review new career clusters and educational requirements; (2) increasing recruitment and retention efforts, including the development of proposals for state-wide marketing research projects as well as a comprehensive plan for retention efforts; (3) enhancing the delivery of instruction and services, including the revision of VU's advising manual; (4) developing enterprise and entrepreneurial projects, including the development of a Learning Center located nearly 300 miles from campus; and (5) enhancing the professional development of faculty and staff, involving the delivery of 15 specialized inservice workshops to over 185 faculty and staff. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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