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#26 – 4 Steps for Better Enrollment Results

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 Will your school be a success? Schools that do well in their enrollment results this year will have done three things: Counted everything and tracked everybody The school used...

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#25 – Communication is Key to Addressing Default and Financial Aid Issues

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What would you do to lower your school’s default rate and increase the effectiveness of your financial aid program? On October 17, 2013, Leo Kornfeld was a guest on...

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#24 – Assessing Your Enrollment Management and Student Success Program

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“Time to look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will take some time off and get rested. It has been a very busy fall and we need a nice...

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#23 – Key Themes to achieving Enrollment Goals: Getting the Right Start

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This is going to be a very competitive year for colleges and universities. Many schools will need to work very hard to achieve the enrollment goals they desire. They...

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#22 – Continuous Learning – A Sure Road to Success for Your Staff

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Everyone wants to get involved in professional development. These programs could be a major contributor to enrollment results each year. Unfortunately, few leaders and managers want to give time...

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#21 – Three Themes for Enrollment Success This Year

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Three themes for Enrollment Success you must follow this year: Prove that your school has value to the student and influentials In the process find your niche in the...

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#20 – Financial Aid Value: New Contributions for Financial Aid

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Most of the time we seem to view the function of the financial aid office as giving out money through various programs as the only thing they do.  We...

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#19 – Successful Change Strategies Require an Effective Culture

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We’ve talked about needing effective cultures before… here is yet another perspective to reinforce this critical element to successful leadership and management…. The scenario was the same every year....

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#18 – Knowledge Management: Building the Program

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Every step of the enrollment management process should be backed up with data. There is too much at stake to make decisions based on routine, stories, or guesses. You...

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#17 – Getting Ready for Fall: Building a Stronger Team Through Professional Development, Part 1

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  You have been concerned about the way the professional staff communicated about the university with students, parents, and others. It all seems too glib. Not enough responses directly...

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#16 – Getting Ready for Fall: A Cure for Bad Communication About Your School

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Theme: Leadership and Enrollment Management and Student Success “I don’t care what they want! This is what we are going to say. ~PR person at mid-sized college Now is...

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#15 – Leaders in Enrollment Management & Student Success (EMSS): Do We Need Leaders?

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The preparation of this material is targeted at the issue of leadership in enrollment management. It is our belief that the leadership in this area needs to be addressed...

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#14 – Helping the Enrollment Staff Succeed: Skills, Knowledge and Attitudes

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You have just hired three people as admissions representatives for the coming year. Two of them are from your school and one is from a school in California, all...

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#13 – Working with Culture

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The results of your enrollment efforts seem dismal. You have implemented new inquiry sources. You have reasonable publications, you have been using the Internet and Facebook, and hired new...

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#12 – Making Sure You Have the Enrollments for Fall

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Now is the time of year that we begin to worry about the number of students we will have for fall and the types of students we are going...

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#11 – Putting it all together: A New Model for Enrollment Management: Part Two

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In the past posts, we have identified several important aspects of an enrollment management effort: A New Role for Enrollment Management (Post #1) The Perfect Storm: Pressures for Enrollment...

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#10 – Marketing Communication (MARCOM)

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This blog addresses the marketing-communication programs that are needed to meet enrollment goals. This includes some “Habits of Mind” that may need to be addressed as you move forward....

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#9 – What You Can Do Now to Insure the Best Enrollment Results for Next Year (2013-2014)

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It is not too early to begin the preparation of your enrollment and student success effort for the fall. This plan needs to contain all of the areas that...

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#8 – Sequester: Another Force for Change

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As if there were not enough restraining forces working against achieving enrollment goals, along comes another powerful force: the sequestering of funds at the federal level which will impact...

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#7 – Enrollment Planning for Fall 2013: Are You Ready?

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  It was August and the enrollment people were taking a little time off. After all, they would be putting in a lot of extra hours over the next...

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#6 – A Reflective Dialogue about Effectively Using Task Forces for Change and Transformation

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  This has been a very good week. We heard some very good information about the need for collaboration in enrollment and student success programs and there was also...

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#5 – A Planning Process for Enrollment Management Professionals

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Often, as enrollment professionals, we find it difficult to bring everyone into the act when developing enhancements to our programs. In some cases, we would rather do it alone...

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#4 – Habits of Mind for the Senior Enrollment Manager

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  The ability to understand ourselves and our habits of mind as we enter into complex projects is essential. These will drive your actions and decisions whether you are...

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#3 – Basics, Change and Transformation

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More On the Perfect Storm… It just seems like each week some new aspect of the storm occurs. In California, the governor has proposed the community colleges be funded...

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#2 – Advice to Serious Leaders in Enrollment Management

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Revised January 16, 2014. Many senior leaders in Enrollment Management have not had formal leadership or management programs. I (Ron) moved into enrollment management from being Chair of the...

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#1 – A New Role for Enrollment Management: Part One

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The role of enrollment management has been evolving since the time it was first used in the mid-80’s. The term “Enrollment Management” became a centerpiece for the enrollment work...

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