ERIC Number: ED437987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Academic Senates in Enrollment Management.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
This paper by the Academic Senate provides the background and scope of enrollment management as it is defined and practiced by educational institutions. Emerging themes in higher education and enrollment trends in California are used to frame enrollment management considerations. A variety of strategies for managing over- and under-enrollment are presented. California community colleges have traditionally managed enrollment by raising or lowering admissions criteria, primarily through scheduling and course offerings. The large predicted increase in students from "Tidal Wave II" will present new challenges to the state's colleges. Faculty should play a greater role in decisions involving enrollment and in their institutions' ability to service a larger student population efficiently. This paper suggests that faculty have the obligation to voice their collective opinion when enrollment management decisions are made regarding the accessibility to college for the state's citizens. The report's sections are as follows: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Background and Scope"; (3) "Current Regulation and Statute"; (4) "Enrollment Management and Emerging Themes in Higher Education"; (5) "Enrollment Trends in California"; (6) "Enrollment Management Considerations"; (7) "Enrollment Management Strategies"; (10) "Role of the Local Academic Senate"; (11) "Recommendations for Developing and Evaluating Enrollment Management Plans"; (12) "Summary"; and (13) "Glossary of Enrollment Management Key Terms." Contains 10 references. (RDG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.